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Rutherfordton, NC

DECISION 2008: Candidates for lieutenant governor clash

Why don't the candidates talk about things that are important to the voters, i.e., illegal aliens, charter schools vs public education, broadband, high taxes, unchecked spending and community collegese breaking federal laws by not checking status of individuals when they sign up for college. No word has come from any candidate who will not stand for anything until they read a poll.  (Dec 21, 2007 | post #1)

Rutherfordton, NC

County eyes tax changes 09/06/07

Rutherford County is now a santuary county as proclaimed by The Daily Courier editorial. Disregard the first comment, does not apply.  (Oct 17, 2007 | post #2)

Rutherfordton, NC

Broadband network expanding into Rutherford

If you sift though the amount of money being spent on this project, i.e. broadband, the citizens would be outraged! We are the only county in NC designated for this experiment in which little benefit is to be realized by the local citizens. The true winners are the salaries being paid by the non-profit organizations that were formed for this new money. There is no one who can even give a detail projection/benefit for the public when all this money is spent.  (Oct 17, 2007 | post #1)

Rutherfordton, NC

County eyes tax changes 09/06/07

Rutherford County Commissioners passed the 2007-2008 budget based on an inflated tax rate of 8.6%. In other words, last year's spending with the increased property valuations, your tax rate would be 8.6% lower! The idea that the tax department did a good job is without merit as the housing industry is in a depression. What is not being reported is that the money from Medical relief is being looked at as more money to spend by the Commissioners! It is time for a change!  (Sep 6, 2007 | post #1)

Rutherfordton, NC

Sailor Enlists on sunken carrier

Anybody remember the Oriskany?  (Aug 28, 2007 | post #1)

Rutherfordton, NC

Colfax Free Fair

Sept. 11 to Sept. 15 - Colfax Free Fair "Colfax Memories" Old Ellenboro School Fairground. Rides, games, food, Live music Friday & Saturday nights. Old engines, tractors, farm machinery Tues.-Sat. Trophies Sat., 4pm. Classic Car & Truck Show Sat., 2-6pm. Trophies Sat., 6pm. Competitive Exhibits in the gym. Please note that certain people may be displaying their "colors" as was the case last year.  (Aug 26, 2007 | post #2)

Rutherfordton, NC

Immigration Reformers and Concerned Citizens: 08/16/07

Immigration Reformers and Concerned Citizens, I recently sent you info on the plan to begin integration of the countries of Mexico, USA, and Canada referred to as the Security and Prosperity Partnership [aka North America Union]. It is basically a plan to erase our borders and allow the uncontrolled movement of "goods and people" across borders. For a white paper and good info on this plan go to the following link: http://www.cis.org /articles/2007/bac k607.html This plan is a direct attack on our national sovereignty and an attack on American workers. President Bush is trying to move this forward without the consent of our Congress and behind closed doors. There are some in Congress who believe in a "One World" concept who see this as a step in the right [we would consider wrong] direction. Regards, Ron Woodard Director NC LISTEN www.nclisten.com  (Aug 23, 2007 | post #4)

Rutherfordton, NC

Schools’ grades slip a bit 08/21/07

Why were subgroups in the article not identified? Is it not politically correct to tell the public where we are needing help and what can be done in our public schools to insure progress is made. Whoever said, "Not achieving AYP does not indicate a lack of success in educating students, according to administrators. ", should be fired because that individual does not even comprehend what AYP is trying to achieve! In passing, did any of the teachers in the failed schools get a bonus?  (Aug 21, 2007 | post #1)

Rutherfordton, NC

Immigration Reformers and Concerned Citizens: 08/16/07

We did get some clarification a second article in today's Courier but not all questions were not answer. The following was a 2nd email sent to the reported to get a response: 'Yesterday you reported cocaine was found at the time of the traffic violation but in the police reported in your paper stated "one felony count of possession of controlled substance on jail premises. The con­trolled substance was 1.8 grams of cocaine.". What really happened? What behavior warranted a search of the vehicle? If questions arose, have their names been submitted to the ICE data base and if so why was this not reported. In New Jersey, three college kids were killed by an illegal alien who had been arrested many times and if the local officials had only taken the extra step with the previous arrests, those kids would be alive today. This not profiling but additional steps must taken by the police in our communities to protect ourselves from enemies both foreign and domestic. Please ask Sheriff Conner if he supports the 287g program to use local law enforcement on immigration law and to get rid of the criminal element now in our illegal alien community.  (Aug 18, 2007 | post #3)

Rutherfordton, NC

Reluctant Developer

Here is another example of a reaction of a developer for the Florence Mill Project walking away from Forest City Town Council's desire to develop downtown. Having spent @ $350K of taxpapers's money(see Forest City website) it appears our elected officials are floundering again to get a developer. Is this latest incident another reason to fire the incumbents and elect newcomers who have a better vision? I think so. When elected decisions should be based on effective management methods, not political gain, they have already won, so why play politics.  (Aug 18, 2007 | post #1)

Rutherfordton, NC

Immigration Reformers and Concerned Citizens: 08/16/07

I reponse to an article in The Daily Courier today 08/16/07 showing a picture of 95 pounds and Sheriff Conner highlighting the discovery of the drugs in a routine traffic violation, the following questions were sent to the Courier reporter: Did you intentionally not identify the two Hispanic males with the 95 pounds? Were they arrested? Will they be turned over to ICE? Finally, do we have a Sanctuary County here since no indeph questions were asked?  (Aug 17, 2007 | post #2)

Rutherfordton, NC

Immigration Reformers and Concerned Citizens: 08/16/07

As you are aware we have a big problem with illegal aliens in Rutherford County and throughout the state. Look for more illegals to come now that Georgia has started enforcing their laws, the illegals are now coming here. They cannot speak English so our school system has to pay for instructors to teach them, emergency rooms are used for routine care, teachers have a ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, school administrators want them because school systems get money by head count and are penalize by absences (they attend classes). Have you ever wondered why we have an unemployment rate greater than 7%, yet the county has been exploding in growth and construction? Where do you think these workers are coming from? Who is cleaning the multimillion dollar houses in the Lake Lure area, why do the politicians are happy that golf courses be developed here, they want the illegals. Read the email and contact your elected officials and try to reclaim your county and state from this invasion of foreign nationals who have no rights or benefits from the taxes you pay.  (Aug 17, 2007 | post #1)

Immigration Reform

Arrests of illegal immigrants double in NJ

The "ICE" man cometh! For the liberal state of NJ, you reap what you sow. Stand up for American values and laws to bring back what you have lost. Do not allow third world behavior worsen your state because that is what is happening now. Commend ICE for doing their job and tell your representatives to start doing their job. Lets start now reclaiming our country from this invasion of illegal aliens.  (Aug 11, 2007 | post #95)

Rutherfordton, NC

Local rally calls for immigration enforcement

If you want to get involved in getting back America from the "illegal aliens" send an email to Ron Woodard E-mail Address(es): [email protected] om He will keep you updated!  (Aug 11, 2007 | post #56)

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