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Marion, NC

Old Fort police issue

Multiple meetings at varied times is an excellent idea, I agree totally. We should expect much more out of our elected officials.  (May 27, 2010 | post #5)

Marion, NC

Old Fort police issue

This is exactly the type of control the leaders of Marion and the County exhibit on a constant basis. Just like the City of Marion holding public meetings without making proper notice available (the recent Utilities Annual Meeting with Duke, Charter, Verizon, etc.); now the County Admin agreeing to hear citizens with a Public Meeting at NOON on a Thursday? Really? This is yet another way to stifle the citizens knowing that most blue collar working citizens can not attend a meeting held at noon in the middle of the week. I guess its their way of protecting Norton without saying they are. So now to voice their opinion on the matter citizens of Old Fort will have to take off of work for their voice to be heard. Now I truly hope someone has the financial backing and fortitude to take this issue to the courts and let the legal system prevail on the needs and wants of the citizens of Old Fort!  (May 27, 2010 | post #3)

Marion, NC

Webb: Which Candidates have spoken against him and/or ask...

Which candidates (running for election or re-election) have not spoke out against the actions of Commissioner Webb, and also asked for a full investigation into the finances regarding his political campaign, OSC issues, money kickbacks, etc. My votes Tuesday will totally depend on those having the nerve to stand up and say that what Andy has done appears wrong and they will not continue to support it. It's simple, you support and/ or associate with Webb you don't get my vote come Tuesday.  (May 2, 2010 | post #1)

Marion, NC

Petitions: Keep Old Fort police

Very true.  (Apr 27, 2010 | post #30)

Marion, NC

Chinese language teacher bound for East Junior High

In my opinion Spanish would be much more likely to be USED in the workplace by any student graduating from McDowell High. I think French less likely and Chinese and/or Japanese would be far less likely to be used in a work environment by most graduates from McDowell.  (Apr 27, 2010 | post #33)

Marion, NC

turner editorial

Have to agree not the smartest move of the Republican Party at this point.  (Apr 27, 2010 | post #2)

Marion, NC

Was the Mayors Assistance a bully in Verizon?

No jealousy here. So are you stating that the employees of Verizon Wireless are jealous of the Mayor or his assistant? Is that what you are insinuating?  (Apr 27, 2010 | post #137)

Marion, NC

Webb: Blogger's accusations false, politically motivated

The front page is plastered with accidents and property damage all the time. This is a public figure who chose to be in the political arena. Andrew Marketing is a business in McDowell County who has obviously suffered a loss and just like any of the other stories that made front page news this should be reported. Who received a ticket? or did they? Was an insurance claim filed? It would seem only what Webb wants in the McDowell News gets put there but others do not have that privilege. Anything that happens on the roadways of our state are public business. If it happened on private property then it was damage at an area business and that too would normally be reported. What part of that do you not understand exactly?  (Apr 27, 2010 | post #488)

Marion, NC

Was the Mayors Assistance a bully in Verizon?

This is NOT a LIE. I spoke to three employees there to confirm before I posted. You are trying to support a double standard which has become expected in McDowell County Politics. You must have talked to Verizon not Verizon Wireless unless you are being dishonest about it.  (Apr 27, 2010 | post #132)

Marion, NC

School Board Continues to Struggle After Piercy Resignati...

If there was intentional deception then that's a totally different situation. I can agree with that being wrong regardless of the policy for reporting it.  (Apr 26, 2010 | post #60)

Marion, NC

Webb: Blogger's accusations false, politically motivated

Wrong sir. I have helped support Webb in his private ventures even though I didn't know that until recently. Therefore, I as a taxpaying citizen do have a right to know. A 90 year old mans vehicle misfortune has been plastered all over the news so how did the Andy Candy Truck meet a poor fate and were there any charges or insurance claims filed in this mysterious accident? I also find it odd that a candidate for NC Senate is skipping political gatherings and the chance to answer questions. Playing one event off the other as an excuse then showing for neither. I guess he does not want to answer questions or tell us how corrupt the democrats are?  (Apr 26, 2010 | post #482)

Marion, NC

Was the Mayors Assistance a bully in Verizon?

If in fact this did occur, and I believe based on speaking with some of the employees at Verizon Wireless that it did indeed occur, Mayor Little needs to bring the council up to speed on what steps he has taken to see this doesn't happen again and also were the items returned that may have been taken by false pretense ? I would like to see Verizon Wireless file a complaint with the Police Department so that the details of this can come out. This would only be fair as if it were reversed and the City had been taken advantage of by false pretense our Mayor would have it blasted on the front page and WLOS.  (Apr 26, 2010 | post #129)

Marion, NC

Hatch Act Could Pose a Problem for Many Seeking Election ...

I still think some candidates are not clear of the Hatch Act on both sides of the floor. In addition, from what I can tell just because of Andy may no longer work for DSS that does not clear up the fact he started the campaign in violation. There will be more to come from this I am certain. The OSC is very clear that attempts to right the violation do NOT relieve the fact it occurred.  (Apr 26, 2010 | post #204)

Marion, NC

Webb: Blogger's accusations false, politically motivated

Is anyone aware if Webb has attended any of the political functions since his Tom Johnson event? I know Mitchell County had a political forum which definitely had Ralph Hise, jr. and Tamara Frank; just wonder if Webb is still afraid of the questions he may be asked by concerned McDowell Citizens? Any word on the candy truck? maybe Rocco can fix it for him?  (Apr 25, 2010 | post #479)

Marion, NC

Petitions: Keep Old Fort police

Yes, I do understand the situation more than many actually. I know Carol Miller and he does what Norton wants behind closed doors. He is also one who is not nearly as qualified as he will tell you he is. He is another one who is eat up with self promotion. He is one of the puppets who tries to stick his nose in far too much of the day to day operations of the Town Hall and the Police Department as if he is the man in charge.  (Apr 25, 2010 | post #21)

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