How to make our county Grow
Sam

Glenville, NC

#41 Dec 22, 2011
Happy transplant wrote:
Build the road, legalize alcohol sales, educate our children better, and cut down on the negative talk about the influx of new residents and tourist. Make this county a more attractive place for natives, tourist and transplants to spend their money.
Buy some paint at either A4 or CM Supply and paint your run down buildings! It isn't unreasonable to expect that a dilapidated eyesore of a building that has walls missing and is a hazard and should be torn down.
No one forced you to come here. So mind your own business.
Native Graham Countian

Murphy, NC

#42 Dec 31, 2011
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>You are a traitor.
And you're a hopeless fool. So I guess the name-calling is now equal? Grow up and look around. There's nothing here to keep people working. At least building a road would be work! Duh.
Sam

Otto, NC

#43 Dec 31, 2011
Native Graham Countian wrote:
<quoted text>
And you're a hopeless fool. So I guess the name-calling is now equal? Grow up and look around. There's nothing here to keep people working. At least building a road would be work! Duh.
Hate to burst your bubble but we have way more jobs than the surrounding counties in North Carolina. This is not the 60's America is a dying nation. China has been taking the jobs for a long time now.
Native Graham Countian

United States

#44 Jan 6, 2012
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>Hate to burst your bubble but we have way more jobs than the surrounding counties in North Carolina. This is not the 60's America is a dying nation. China has been taking the jobs for a long time now.
If Stanley closes we won't have more jobs than the surrounding companies. If they close, what other company is going to look into a hard-to-reach little town like Robbinsville to open a factory? None. I don't have a bubble to burst...sorry to disappoint.
What I do know is, if there's a CHANCE that a new road would open us up to industry or to tourism or whatever it takes to keep us going, I'm for that. I would love for my children to be able to live here and raise their families here. This is HOME. But, without factories and/or other types of work my children will have to move and take their families to other places where they can find some sort of work.
I don't want to see our county turned into another Pigeon Forge...I don't want it to become "Bikeville USA"...and I don't want it to become a ghost town. All your snipping and sniping at me and others that might want to see progress is not going to change anything.
Maybe the government should just do like they did in Cade's Cove and take it by force and throw everyone out? That would preserve the county just like it is from now on. Maybe that would suit you better?
Damn_Hippie

United States

#45 Feb 3, 2012
Decent high speed internet would sure help - I live in Graham and work from home - barely with the connection I have.
I drive the Bryson or Andrews to buy my booze and generally shop their too because the Ingles in Robbinsville is such a dump.

The road would be a bad idea - there are not many places like Graham county left and the road would surely spoil it.

I have no idea what you folks expect to come this way as far as real jobs with the backwards attitudes seen in this BBS. That and the fact that many of the locals will treat you like dirt even if you are a native north carolinian and live here year round if you don't have the right last name.

The bikers I have talked to don't want to stay in Robbinsville because there is nothing to do and nowhere decent to have a good meal and a beer.

And there already IS alcohol in the county - you can get outrageously overpriced beer or LBD at Fontana or Tapoco.
Sam

Topton, NC

#46 Feb 3, 2012
Damn_Hippie wrote:
Decent high speed internet would sure help - I live in Graham and work from home - barely with the connection I have.
I drive the Bryson or Andrews to buy my booze and generally shop their too because the Ingles in Robbinsville is such a dump.
The road would be a bad idea - there are not many places like Graham county left and the road would surely spoil it.
I have no idea what you folks expect to come this way as far as real jobs with the backwards attitudes seen in this BBS. That and the fact that many of the locals will treat you like dirt even if you are a native north carolinian and live here year round if you don't have the right last name.
The bikers I have talked to don't want to stay in Robbinsville because there is nothing to do and nowhere decent to have a good meal and a beer.
And there already IS alcohol in the county - you can get outrageously overpriced beer or LBD at Fontana or Tapoco.
What is BBS and LBD?
Damn_Hippie

United States

#47 Feb 6, 2012
LMGTFY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board_s...

LBD - Liquor by the DRink
Jack

Topton, NC

#48 Feb 6, 2012
Damn_Hippie wrote:
Decent high speed internet would sure help - I live in Graham and work from home - barely with the connection I have.
I drive the Bryson or Andrews to buy my booze and generally shop their too because the Ingles in Robbinsville is such a dump.
The road would be a bad idea - there are not many places like Graham county left and the road would surely spoil it.
I have no idea what you folks expect to come this way as far as real jobs with the backwards attitudes seen in this BBS. That and the fact that many of the locals will treat you like dirt even if you are a native north carolinian and live here year round if you don't have the right last name.
The bikers I have talked to don't want to stay in Robbinsville because there is nothing to do and nowhere decent to have a good meal and a beer.
And there already IS alcohol in the county - you can get outrageously overpriced beer or LBD at Fontana or Tapoco.
If you dont like the internet, or the lack of booze, or ingles you are more than welcome to go back to where you came from.
damnhippie

Topton, NC

#49 Feb 10, 2012
On December 6, 1872, only six weeks after the county government began operation, the Graham County Board of Commissioners issued the following order: "Ordered that B. L. Sawyer have license to retail spirituous liquors for the term of six months on condition that he, said Sawyer, comply with the law in regard to said retailing and further said Sawyer keep his doors shut up as to the selling of liquor on all public preaching days in the vicinity of Cheoah Township." On June 2, 1873, the county Commissioners issued another retail spirituous liquor license to Thomas Hensley permitted Hensley to retail liquor in the Town of Robbinsville.
Sam

Bryson City, NC

#50 Feb 11, 2012
damnhippie wrote:
On December 6, 1872, only six weeks after the county government began operation, the Graham County Board of Commissioners issued the following order: "Ordered that B. L. Sawyer have license to retail spirituous liquors for the term of six months on condition that he, said Sawyer, comply with the law in regard to said retailing and further said Sawyer keep his doors shut up as to the selling of liquor on all public preaching days in the vicinity of Cheoah Township." On June 2, 1873, the county Commissioners issued another retail spirituous liquor license to Thomas Hensley permitted Hensley to retail liquor in the Town of Robbinsville.
Evil alcohol is been banned in Graham County since the 30's if you dont like go back to where you came from.
Loco Gringo

Murphy, NC

#51 Feb 14, 2012
Graham County has one of the highest poverty rates in Western North Carolina and it's hitting children especially hard. According to the Census Bureau and an analysis by Carolina Public Press, of 17 western counties in 2010, Graham had the 3rd highest poverty rate for all residents…and it's barely moved in 3 years. The same analysis finds Graham has the highest poverty rate for kids, 10 points higher than the statewide rate. Schools and churches are stepping in to help, but county leaders say the key to lowering the rate is attracting jobs and getting people back to work. In the meantime, non-profits like the Graham Help Foundation lend assistance. If you'd like to help, call Valerie Holder at the Graham Help Foundation
Life is good

United States

#52 Feb 29, 2012
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>Evil alcohol is been banned in Graham County since the 30's if you dont like go back to where you came from.
Well Hello there Moron...it's has been banned, yelp your a dumb-ass! Either way, think it's evil all you want but Alcohol will be sold in our county! You feel free to move when it happens...yes please do!
Sam

Franklin, NC

#53 Feb 29, 2012
Life is good wrote:
<quoted text>
Well Hello there Moron...it's has been banned, yelp your a dumb-ass! Either way, think it's evil all you want but Alcohol will be sold in our county! You feel free to move when it happens...yes please do!
Oh no it want there is still some Christians that have and will continue to take a stand.
Sam

United States

#54 Jul 7, 2013
Native Graham Countian wrote:
<quoted text>
If Stanley closes we won't have more jobs than the surrounding companies. If they close, what other company is going to look into a hard-to-reach little town like Robbinsville to open a factory? None. I don't have a bubble to burst...sorry to disappoint.
What I do know is, if there's a CHANCE that a new road would open us up to industry or to tourism or whatever it takes to keep us going, I'm for that. I would love for my children to be able to live here and raise their families here. This is HOME. But, without factories and/or other types of work my children will have to move and take their families to other places where they can find some sort of work.
I don't want to see our county turned into another Pigeon Forge...I don't want it to become "Bikeville USA"...and I don't want it to become a ghost town. All your snipping and sniping at me and others that might want to see progress is not going to change anything.
Maybe the government should just do like they did in Cade's Cove and take it by force and throw everyone out? That would preserve the county just like it is from now on. Maybe that would suit you better?
Yes it would be better than it being taken over by floridians and motorcycles.
Sam

United States

#55 Jul 7, 2013
damnhippie wrote:
On December 6, 1872, only six weeks after the county government began operation, the Graham County Board of Commissioners issued the following order: "Ordered that B. L. Sawyer have license to retail spirituous liquors for the term of six months on condition that he, said Sawyer, comply with the law in regard to said retailing and further said Sawyer keep his doors shut up as to the selling of liquor on all public preaching days in the vicinity of Cheoah Township." On June 2, 1873, the county Commissioners issued another retail spirituous liquor license to Thomas Hensley permitted Hensley to retail liquor in the Town of Robbinsville.
What's your point?
ConcernedforUSAl l

Dunnellon, FL

#56 Jul 17, 2013
In reading this forum and following it over time, it seems there are 3 groups:
1. The local, been around for several generations, don't want things to change and everyone just stay away or go away
2. The local, but know that things change - or are open-minded enough for change
3. The ones that love the area, but are from somewhere else - or they had to move away for work and are no longer considered "native"

I think we all are seeking a way to live a better, happier life. It seems not matter where you go, or live, there are the bad apples that ruin it for everyone else. In the end, we all need to try what we can do to live a good, Christian life. Forgive the "bad apples" and better yet, pray for them.
geezer

United States

#57 Jul 22, 2013
Timmy_ wrote:
<quoted text>It did not contain alcohol!
Then it would have been grape juice !!!

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

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#58 Sep 15, 2013
geezer wrote:
<quoted text>Then it would have been grape juice !!!
Ya
geezer

United States

#59 Sep 16, 2013
Timmy_ wrote:
<quoted text>Ya
You must have a very limited vocabulary !

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#60 Sep 16, 2013
geezer wrote:
<quoted text>You must have a very limited vocabulary !
do you talk through your nose and wear socks with your sandals?

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