Webb: Blogger's accusations false, politically motivated

Dec 14, 2009 Full story: www2.mcdowellnews.com 559

Andy Webb says accusations against him are nothing more than a politically motivated smear campaign.

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Since: Dec 09

United States

#21 Dec 15, 2009
Webb is on the board for the county economic development commission, Abernathy is the director and county manager...do you think these guys don't talk outside the commissioner board room? Come on...this deal was done before the lights/camera were turned on. Webb's own website doesn't give his employment background, only says he's been a self-employed business man for a certain number of years.

DiSanto has created and dissolved a number of businesses in NC, TN and SC...didn't have time to search the rest of the country. He's been cited for not submitting annual reports and other forms to the NC Sec. of State and steps to dissolve those LLCs began...Question All Authority is right...if this millionaire doesn't have funds to build a 1,000 sf bldg., he's in trouble!

The other Republican commissioners didn't question Webb's relationship with DiSanto either...to be completely ABOVE board...they should never have allowed DiSanto...or any other company employing a county commissioner, to bid on county projects or negotiate county incentives for new business...it's called a conflict of interest...sounds like there are lots of those going on here though!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#22 Dec 15, 2009
Are you kidding me wrote:
<quoted text>Are you serious? This was a blogging topic and the lazy reporters at McDowellScrews picks it up and runs it, no investigation - no nothing. I think I will start a rumor on the blog - do you think it will be come NEWS by simply being printed in that rag by a lazy reporter? Now I see why this paper is having such a hard time making it - they pay reporters to do nothing.
It was probably only picked up by the McDowell News because Webb made some sort of issue about his name being drug through the mud...
cobra302

Moore, SC

#23 Dec 15, 2009
"Aaron Slutsky, McDowell schools' technology director, said Broadplex has a contract to install cable for the schools' "wide area networks," that is, lines between the schools, but not in the schools. The contract, Slutsky pointed out, predates his tenure as technology director.

"It is a three-year deal," he said, "and it expires on June 30, 2011." "

hmmm does that mean the school contract was initiated on june 30, 2008 just a month or so following the date webb states his relationship with disanto became a paid one
laddieboy

United States

#24 Dec 15, 2009
Seems to me old Joe Sam is running scared and trying to stir something up.
Andy Webb is a christian man and has done a lot for
McDowell County.
Talk is cheap....Hard work, and voluntering
is what a lot of you need to do.
This is crazy

Prairie Du Chien, WI

#25 Dec 15, 2009
So what big news story will be in tomorrow's paper - which is probably already online. Will it be a story on the girls at CJ's or a story about Freddie Killough maybe the scientific polls on who the next sheriff or maybe i can make something up here and the paper and just pick it up as news.

“Progress for Marion / McDowell”

Since: Nov 09

East Marion

#26 Dec 15, 2009
laddieboy wrote:
Seems to me old Joe Sam is running scared and trying to stir something up.
Andy Webb is a christian man and has done a lot for
McDowell County.
Talk is cheap....Hard work, and voluntering
is what a lot of you need to do.
First, please stop using the word "Christian" to override and excuse someone from all their other actions. That is such a common theme in McDowell County. It is as if their name is followed by "is a Christian"; then nothing else matters. There are many definitions for the word Christian; one of which is "all that is noble, and good, and Christ-like,"

That is a HUGE statement and should not be thrown around lightly about a person.

Question : What has Andy been the brain power behind for McDowell County? Just name a few things that he is solely responsible for contributing to this County. Not what board, committee, or team has he been on but rather what has he orchestrated? That should be simple for you to do right?

On Volunteering : First the press or cameras must be in place to snap the shot and get him some front page spread for turning a couple of shovel fulls of dirt.

On Hard work : When has anyone seen any hard work out of Andy Webb? Staying on the phone, driving from one meeting to another, shaking hands, scratching Charles Taylor's back and taking every possible photo opp with any other high ranking politician, stocking candy while talking to every passing person to be sure and get their vote; all the while telling them what they want to hear.

This is about questions and answers and nothing more. McDowell Taxpayers have a right to know whats going on with their leaders. If there is nothing to any of this then why did Andy feel the need to respond and in addition why were the answers from all parties vague and/or turned out to be factual in the postings after all.

This is just the top layer. This is why so many people in this County and posting on this topic want an investigation (thorough) into the paper trails, money trails, and deal making going on in McDowell County. Hopefully this is all wrong. But the answers in the response do nothing more than substantiate most of whats been stated and make it all more plausible, lending the question what else is there that we don't see?

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#27 Dec 15, 2009
Progress Marion wrote:
<quoted text>
First, please stop using the word "Christian" to override and excuse someone from all their other actions. That is such a common theme in McDowell County. It is as if their name is followed by "is a Christian"; then nothing else matters. There are many definitions for the word Christian; one of which is "all that is noble, and good, and Christ-like,"
That is a HUGE statement and should not be thrown around lightly about a person.
Question : What has Andy been the brain power behind for McDowell County? Just name a few things that he is solely responsible for contributing to this County. Not what board, committee, or team has he been on but rather what has he orchestrated? That should be simple for you to do right?
On Volunteering : First the press or cameras must be in place to snap the shot and get him some front page spread for turning a couple of shovel fulls of dirt.
On Hard work : When has anyone seen any hard work out of Andy Webb? Staying on the phone, driving from one meeting to another, shaking hands, scratching Charles Taylor's back and taking every possible photo opp with any other high ranking politician, stocking candy while talking to every passing person to be sure and get their vote; all the while telling them what they want to hear.
This is about questions and answers and nothing more. McDowell Taxpayers have a right to know whats going on with their leaders. If there is nothing to any of this then why did Andy feel the need to respond and in addition why were the answers from all parties vague and/or turned out to be factual in the postings after all.
This is just the top layer. This is why so many people in this County and posting on this topic want an investigation (thorough) into the paper trails, money trails, and deal making going on in McDowell County. Hopefully this is all wrong. But the answers in the response do nothing more than substantiate most of whats been stated and make it all more plausible, lending the question what else is there that we don't see?
I thought you had no response?

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#28 Dec 15, 2009
anyone who uses this forum to speak to the educated, is in the wrong place.

“Progress for Marion / McDowell”

Since: Nov 09

East Marion

#29 Dec 15, 2009
Not at all just taking it all in and "laddieboy's" comment prompted a more thorough reply.

Am I crazy or did the responses by Webb, Abernathy, DiSanto and Slutzsky not pretty much acknowledge the twisted relationships as they have been discussed on this forum?

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#30 Dec 15, 2009
The MMPAC site was hacked, and is down. That's what happens to those who would rather do good.

“Progress for Marion / McDowell”

Since: Nov 09

East Marion

#31 Dec 15, 2009
tried MMPAC and no luck?

“Progress for Marion / McDowell”

Since: Nov 09

East Marion

#32 Dec 15, 2009
I agree though this forum is not for the intelligent minded overall. Sorry about that with MMPAC, I hate it caused you stress and problems.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#33 Dec 16, 2009
MPAC Back in business.*S* email me for an invitation.

Boomslang@snakebite.com

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#34 Dec 16, 2009
Progress Marion wrote:
I agree though this forum is not for the intelligent minded overall. Sorry about that with MMPAC, I hate it caused you stress and problems.
There are some who try to be civil and decent, but just like the real world, we are only recognized as a group by the most ignorant among us.
HEMICharger

Moore, SC

#35 Dec 19, 2009
So the answers were basically yes according to the paper yet the bulldog reporter has not had a follow-up or series of questions?

Webb should not be working at DSS, nor should he receive compensation and a "Business Relationship" one month after that same company received a large contract for three years from the county school system.

This is the corruption movies are made of and others have to answer for ? why not webb?
seekthetruth

United States

#36 Dec 21, 2009
On Volunteering : First the press or cameras must be in place to snap the shot and get him some front page spread for turning a couple of shovel fulls of dirt.

That's hitting the nail on the head. No camera, no Andy.

And several of you also made a key point, "show me some results". I dare you.
Cal57

Dubuque, IA

#37 Dec 22, 2009
Well I don't know about being educated or not educated but you have to be fairly smart to hack a site and you need just a little common sense to weed through some of the trash on here. I also believe that if we all thought as one mind or all thought like minded this would be a horrible place to live but I dare to think it is already getting that way.
HEMICharger

Moore, SC

#39 Dec 23, 2009
Does anyone have the balls about them to actually go to the County Commissioners meeting on TV and ask for time to get his responses to the actual questions asked regarding all of this and everything listed on the other forum regarding he, MEDA and the county schools??

That's what needs to be next to hear him publicly answer for everyone to see and hear.
Vinny

Lincolnton, NC

#40 Dec 23, 2009
In a general background, the County Manager pointed out the Board had
approved the Internet Company in the Industrial Park over a year ago. A Golden Leaf
grant in the amount of $120,000 was received to construct the road into the property. The
County had paid the contractor for this amount out of last year’s budget and is eligible for
reimbursement. The owner of DGR had suggested that McDowell County should assume
half the responsibility for a potential repayment if the project does not occur since the
road serves a second property. Mr. Abernathy felt this arrangement was logical as the
road does serve two sites. Further, the owner wished to have the terms of the original
3
contract extended eighteen months since due to the slowdown in the economy, he was
unable to proceed at this time. The extended contract would be for beneficial occupancy
from April 1, 2009. Mr. Abernathy pointed out the contract is between Golden Leaf and
the company, not the County and Golden Leaf.
Commissioner Buff made a motion to approve the contract extension for 18
months. Commissioner Lavender seconded the motion.
In discussion, Commissioner Webb asked to be excused from voting and, by
consensus, this was granted.
This is from the minutes of the commissioners meeting where they amended DGR's contract. Notice Andy doesn't say why he recused himself and none of the of the other commissioners seem concerned. How often does that happen? If I'm one of the other commissioners I would want to know why Andy's not voting before I could go forward with this.
Viagra Man

Greenville, SC

#41 Dec 24, 2009
HEMICharger wrote:
Does anyone have the balls about them to actually go to the County Commissioners meeting on TV and ask for time to get his responses to the actual questions asked regarding all of this and everything listed on the other forum regarding he, MEDA and the county schools??
That's what needs to be next to hear him publicly answer for everyone to see and hear.
I have the balls!

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