Special Meeting, 14 October 2019

Special meetings are becoming so frequent around here they don’t seem very special anymore. Another one was held this morning, this time to discuss the costs and timeline involved in renewing a wastewater residuals permit from the state of North Carolina; a routine piece of business that happens every five years and is mandatory if we plan to keep collecting and cleaning our own sewage.

First let’s back up to the regular monthly board meeting held last Monday night, October 7, and watch a short, twenty second, video clip in which Commissioner Vicki Caudle asks about a letter from The Wooten Company that she found in her meeting information packet. Continue reading “Special Meeting, 14 October 2019”

The Case For Hiring A Town Administrator

The question of whether to hire a town administrator, in addition to a clerk, is an important decision for Ramseur today. Most of the candidates who appeared at the forum last weekend stated that they understand the value of hiring an administrator but there was some disagreement over whether and how to go about filling both positions. Most citizens of Ramseur seem to agree that we can no longer afford not to hire a professional town administrator.

Mayor Shaw has stated that he would prefer the board hire one person to fill the roles of town administrator, clerk, zoning administrator, and finance officer (treasurer). That’s pretty much where we were until last July when our former clerk, Bobbie Hatley, resigned. She, Commissioner Cheek, and Mayor Shaw were the de facto administration of the Town of Ramseur, and that arrangement ended badly for several reasons, not the least of which involved tasking one person with far too many responsibilities. Continue reading “The Case For Hiring A Town Administrator”

Danny Shaw Is A Bald-Faced Liar

This post is not about the former town commissioner whose resignation was accepted by our Board of Commissioners at a special meeting on Wednesday morning, September 26. This post is about the bald-faced lie our mayor, Danny Roy Shaw, told me before that meeting, about the timing of the former commissioner’s resignation.

You see, I possess evidence that on at least three occasions between September 5 and 5:12 p.m. September 23, said former commissioner stated, in writing, that I, Thurman James Hubbard, III, born 28 July 1966, in Forsyth County, North Carolina, was convicted of molesting children in the late 1980s.

That lie amounts to slander, libel, and defamation of character. As I told Captain Presley Wednesday morning, I’d rather be called a murderer than something so vile. I cannot imagine anything worse to be called, and I most certainly am not a pedophile. Continue reading “Danny Shaw Is A Bald-Faced Liar”