Ramseur Town Clerk Resigns

Mayor Danny Shaw posted the message you see below on 3 July 2019, announcing to the world that our Town Clerk, Bobbie Hatley, would be leaving her position with the Town of Ramseur at the close of business on Wednesday, 17 July 2019. I can’t say that this news came as much of a shock given the unbearable environment Ms. Hatley has endured since taking the position several years ago. Read this if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Losing Clerk Hatley presents a number of problems for Ramseur. A special meeting was called for the morning of Monday, July 8th to discuss that issue and our search for a Fire Chief. Thankfully, planning and zoning consultant Jill Wood has agreed to step up on a part-time basis to assist in the office until a suitable replacement can be found. Continue reading “Ramseur Town Clerk Resigns”

Fiscal Responsibility Is Always Patriotic

It’s been a while since I’ve offered much in the way of analysis of recent board meetings, but vacation is over. it’s time to get back to work. We have an election heating up and there will be lots of opinions thrown around, and based on past experience, no small amount of underhanded slander as well.

First, let’s back up a bit to the June 17th meeting. That was a special called meeting, and the agenda for such a meeting cannot legally be changed during the meeting except in cases of emergency. The mayor, less than 48 hours prior to meeting time, wanted to add in a resolution of support for the work of a group called Piedmont Legacy Trails, but it was too late to legally do so. I’ve already written about that in detail here, so I won’t rehash it all here. Continue reading “Fiscal Responsibility Is Always Patriotic”

One Week Left In 2019 Filing Period

Smith, Shaw & Cheek

Municipal election filing season is in full swing. With one week left before the window closes the news I have to report today is mixed yet hopeful. As of the close of business Friday, July 12th, only one person, JC Parrish, has filed to challenge the three incumbent commissioners whose seats are up for grabs this year.  Grant Cheek, David Overman, and appointed commissioner, Adam Smith, have all filed to run.

I’m going to refrain from making any endorsements in commissioner races until after the filing period ends next Friday at noon, but I will say this: Grant Cheek and Adam Smith must not be re-elected. My two idiot dogs would be better choices than these two self-interested clowns. Search this site for their names if you need more convincing. Continue reading “One Week Left In 2019 Filing Period”

Board of Commissioners Special Meeting, 17 June 2019

On Monday, June 17th the Ramseur Board of Commissioners held a special meeting, advertised for the purposes of holding two public hearings and to consider a single resolution regarding satellite annexation. Unlike most board meetings, this one was pretty quick. The whole thing lasts just over twenty minutes. Please watch or listen to the video for yourself.

The first item on the agenda was a public hearing on the question of paying $1000 to the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation. The resolution passed by a vote of four to zero without discussion; Commissioner Overman was absent from this meeting.

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