Adam Smith Is Wrong For Ramseur

The text message you’ll find reproduced below was sent from Commissioner Adam Smith to Commissioner David Overman, sometime between August 5 and August 9, 2019. Mr. Overman showed the original messages to me on August 9, when I met him in order to make copies of the original set of library roof bid materials supplied to board members prior to the August 5 meeting.

After seeing those messages on Mr. Overman’s phone I asked him to forward them to me, which he did, in compliance with my ongoing request for all electronic communications relating to public Town of Ramseur business. Messages between elected officials regarding municipal business are considered public records and by law must be made available for examination upon request. Continue reading “Adam Smith Is Wrong For Ramseur”

Questionable Behavior Everywhere I Look

This post is a good bit longer than I’d like, but there are several issues you need to be made aware of, and they’re all tangled up together. Find yourself a comfortable place to read before you dive in.

On Wednesday, August 21, Adam Smith sent the following message to the four roofing companies the Board of Commissioners had reviewed bids from over the course of three meetings earlier this month.

From: Town of Ramseur [] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:42 AM


Greetings Sir or Ma’am,
Commissioner Adam Smith here for the Town of Ramseur.  Continue reading “Questionable Behavior Everywhere I Look”

At Least One Of These People Is Lying

At the August 5 regular meeting of the Ramseur Board of Commissioners, Adam Smith presented proposals from three companies to replace the roof at the our public library. The board voted to accept a proposal from a Charlotte-based company called Give-N-Go Construction, LLC, but many questions remained unanswered.

A little digging at the North Carolina Secretary of State’s website reveals that one of the managing partners of Give N’ Go Construction Group, LLC, is a non-profit called Give n’ Go, Inc., based in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Here’s a link to their website. The video below shows the discussion at the August 5 meeting.

Continue reading “At Least One Of These People Is Lying”