Roan Mountain house fire

Roan Mountain house fire

There are 6 comments on the The Elizabethton Star story from Jan 20, 2011, titled Roan Mountain house fire. In it, The Elizabethton Star reports that:

The Carter County Sheriff's Department is investigating a Tuesday night fire reported at a Roan Mountain residence.

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concerned citizen

Asheville, NC

#1 Jan 23, 2011
okay, texie johnson's place is burning down. how many fires does this make now, maybe 16? when is something going to be done about this? obviously chris mathes and brad johnson are sitting back laughing at us. they know most people in the roan mountain area didn't vote for them, so they seem to think they don't have to do their job in this part of the county. whether they like us or not, we still pay taxes which pay their salaries. can any state or federal officials be brought in to help us before someone dies. the keith hayes home was occupied by renters, fortunately they weren't home at the time the arsonist attacked, but what would have happened if they had been? it's gotten to the point that i fear going to the grocery store, because i don't know if my home will be standing when i return!!!

Since: Jan 11

Asheville, NC

#2 Jan 23, 2011
Maybe one of our county commissioners can convince the county mayor to go over the sheriffs head and call in the TBI.It seems that the investigator doesn't know his butt from a hole in the ground and the TBI needs to be called in so some professional investigators can get to work and find out who is doing it.The ccsd have made mention on tv that they have arrest warrants.That was last month so why haven't executed those warrants yet.
One thing for sure

Arden, NC

#3 Jan 23, 2011
They can't blame this one on the Oakes!!!
Disgusted

Johnson City, TN

#4 Jan 23, 2011
That's for damn sure! The Oakes can't be blamed for this one.This is getting way out of hand if something ain't done someone could end up getting hurt or God forbid even killed over such senseless acts as this.Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but the bottom line is.....something has got to be done! If our 'good' & I use the word lightly ain't goona do something about this then we as the citizens will have to take matters into our own hands...Anyone agree?

Since: Jan 11

Asheville, NC

#5 Jan 23, 2011
I have lived,with the exception of 3 years,in Roan Mountain since 1979.I have heard the Oakes this,the Oakes that.I have never met the Oakes which says they have never bothered me at all.I can not understand why they always get the blame for everything that happens in Roan Mountain.I can hear the low sheriff saying,"Now if I hadn't got them Oakes on that non-existant marijuana,I could pin these arsons on them".Well,they need to find out who is doing these arsons and put them away for awhile.That is why I said the ccsd needs to get the TBI involved and let the TBI get to the bottom of these arsons.
Wondering

United States

#6 Mar 13, 2012
All my life I have heard of the house burnings. Having had my own family home(s) burned in the 70s hoped it was a thing of the past. How do folks afford insurance and why are there not more in depth investigations into the arsons? So, would it be correct to assume unless you have someone in your home, or a state of the art alarm system or big dobermans everywhere, you could have your home burned. Are the culprits fond of old farms, hidden places or does it matter?

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