Boo

Boone, NC

#2 Jun 22, 2013
Uh, many people in Boone have a beard. It's not a big deal. That's like saying everyone with a mustache is trying to be like Hitler.
Ego detector

Boone, NC

#3 Jul 6, 2013
Andy's running for Mayor - my Ego detector has gone off. This guy must think he's fit with the experience of running a town. Like the kid who climbed a tree till he was too afraid to come down and the fire dept. got called out. Someone with seasoned respect and experience should step up and send Andy back to his room. Yes the PhD. Beard is a nice front - shave it off and you lose the look. Can't wait to hear more replies on this forum.
Native Hillbilly

Boone, NC

#4 Jul 7, 2013
Andy Ball is the worst person for the job. Pam Williamson couldn't have found a more incompetent candidate. He has accomplished nothing in his life except obtaining the position of part time bartender. If this is the best candidate the democrats can find then they reaching at the bottom of the barrel. Let's hope someone else files and runs or else we may just have a mayor worse than Loretta which I didn't think was possible.
HCresident

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Jul 8, 2013
Why does someone need to have a college degree to be in local elected office? I do not have a college degree and I have spent my entire life working in this community. Andy has spent 3+ years serving on the council, and his reputation as one of the most involved council members speaks for itself. Everyone has their way of giving back (or they should) and being an elected official is one of those ways.
Professor

Boone, NC

#7 Jul 12, 2013
Andy is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He's just a Pam Williamson puppet. Who does what he is told by Pam. This whole operation is a joke. With as little education as he holds proves to the community how disparate he is for a fit. The election will be no contest as he will lose to his opponent. The local government in the town of Boone is a sinking ship. I guess Andy's idea of staying afloat is skimping on his education and try to sell it tax payers that he is best qualified for the roll of Mayor. Please, Please, Please stop BSing the people.
BOONIE

Charlotte, NC

#8 Jul 13, 2013
For Andy to get beat, he must first have an opponent. I haven't heard of any.
Jamie Leigh wanted to run but didn't get the support of the local shot callers so she is quitting the council.
It really doesn't matter which of these idiots is mayor, the result is the same. No business in their right minds wants to take on Boone planning.
SpeakingOut

Honea Path, SC

#9 Jul 15, 2013
Oh for the days before Pam Williamson!!!
Curtis

Boone, NC

#10 Jul 16, 2013
Andy ought to skip the local seats and run for a State elected office. I'll bet Andy won many "Marco Polo" tournaments while prepairing to graduate from high school. We are so proud of you Andy.....

Since: Jul 13

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#14 Aug 19, 2013
I am supporting Andy for his leadership on banning coal-tar sealant. Boone was able to enact a near-ban on the chemical that was responsible for the Hodges Creek fish kill that was a result of the sealant used in the BB&T parking lot. I believe Boone was the first NC city to do so. He has the strongest record of any candidate when it comes to protecting our mountain environment.
Lab man

Boone, NC

#15 Aug 19, 2013
The coal tar sealant effect has nothing to do with the Hodges creek fish kill. That's like saying if a person lit up a cigerette and a bird flew over it would fall to the ground by the toxic fumes released from the cigerette. Andy and Co. Make up all this crap to try and brain wash the community into thinking they are helping but they are really full of there own made up ideas. Ever think about all of the cars and trucks running through the area? Are they doing any harm? Lets make the roads smaller to help stop so many veichles traveling through here and burn less gas and diesel fuel. Sounds like an Andy idea??? Sure does folks....

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#16 Aug 20, 2013
Ok Lab Man, here is my evidence.

http://www.highcountrypress.com/weekly/2010/0...

Where is yours?

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#18 Aug 20, 2013
There are tons of articles tying fish kills to coal-tar sealant...many citing expert biologist and river-keepers. I would be open to your opinion as to what caused the fish to die, but all you can provide is a devils advocate response. It's OK if you do not like Ball, but you need to find a better reason than disputing science.
X-ray machine

Boone, NC

#19 Aug 20, 2013
Does Andy have a back bone? He comes across kinda soft. A mayor is a leader. Andy has the image of a college professor but that's what you see on the outside. On the inside he is not accredited with a degree from a college and seems to have many ties to upper hands. Does that hit anyone as being unstable? Should a Mayor be more polished with morals with an upper level education? A surgeon can't cut on you unless he or she has the training/degree. A mayor can spend your tax dollars, change your rules and represent your town. A mayor without experience in the accredited field of an education shouldn't be allowed to hold the helm. Just like you wouldn't want a nurse doing surgery on you. Andy needs to step back and focus on himself. Go get that experience and degree 1st - then after the polish makes you shine then pursue your dreams. To run for mayor at this point is making fun of the people of Boone. We need a polished strong person to represent the town of Boone. Andy in my opinion is the left shoe on the right foot. It don't fit.

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