Old Cartoogechaye School could be fut...

Old Cartoogechaye School could be future playing fields

There are 5 comments on the Smoky Mountain News story from Sep 14, 2011, titled Old Cartoogechaye School could be future playing fields. In it, Smoky Mountain News reports that:

Macon County commissioners decided last week to try to buy the old Cartoogechaye School, raze it and build two ball fields on the site.

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George Sanders

Burnsville, NC

#1 Oct 11, 2011
Or Drake can buy it for his maintenance department. His was the last bid so far.

From the Smoky Mountain News:

"Phil Drake acknowledges that he has two kinds of enterprises. There are those launched or purchased for strategic business reasons; others he owns to ensure family members in Macon County have places to work.

Drake has a lot of family, and he owns a lot of businesses: some 18 or so under the Drake Enterprises umbrella alone....

More than 500 people work for Drake. Key employees, those he wants to keep in the company for life, are encouraged to buy stock in Drake Enterprises using money Drake loans them. These employees now own 10 percent of the company...."

So is this town a "company store" or what!!!!!!!!!! The employees he "wants to keep in the company for life" are his EVANGELICAL BAPTISTS. No one else need apply.
George Sanders

Burnsville, NC

#2 Oct 11, 2011
Or Drake can buy it for his maintenance crew. His was the last bid so far.

From the Smoky Mountain News:

"Phil Drake acknowledges that he has two kinds of enterprises. There are those launched or purchased for strategic business reasons; others he owns to ensure family members in Macon County have places to work.

Drake has a lot of family, and he owns a lot of businesses: some 18 or so under the Drake Enterprises umbrella alone....

More than 500 people work for Drake. Key employees, those he wants to keep in the company for life, are encouraged to buy stock in Drake Enterprises using money Drake loans them. These employees now own 10 percent of the company...."

So is this town a "company store" or what!!!!!!!!!! The employees he "wants to keep in the company for life" are his EVANGELICAL BAPTISTS. No one else need apply.
George Sanders

Burnsville, NC

#3 Oct 11, 2011
Sorry about the double post. I'm new at this. Just a concerned citizen getting increasingly worried about the future of my home county.
Junior

Sylva, NC

#4 Dec 8, 2011
Did anybody ever buy the old Cartoogechaye school building?
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Highlands, NC

#5 Jan 14, 2012
So whatever happened to the old Cartoogechaye School building?

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