Steves swearing in

December 12, 2008

I hope you will all be around for my swearing in ceremony.   I am planning it for Mt. Airy tentatively on Sunday Jan. 11, 2009.  I will keep in touch with details as I can make them and hope you will all attend.  Thanks again for all you have done and stay in touch to keep me grounded.

North Carolina delegation 9-4 against the bailout

December 12, 2008

The House passed a $14 billion rescue package for the nation’s auto makers on a 237-170 roll call vote Wednesday night.

The Washington Post story is here. The bill could face a tougher road in the Senate, where opponents have more tools at their disposal to slow the thing down.

Nine of North Carolina’s 13 U.S. House members voted against the bailout.

Democrats G.K. Butterfield, Mike McIntyre and Heath Shuler voted with all six Republicans (Greensboro’s Howard Coble and Winston-Salem’s Virginia Foxx included) against the package.

Reps. Brad Miller, Mel Watt, Bob Etheridge and David Price, all Democrats, all voted yes.

Perdue parts with a house, gains a mansion

December 12, 2008

Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue has put her golf course home in Chapel Hill up for sale.
Perdue, who will be moving into the governor’s mansion Jan. 10, is asking $2.7 million for the 8,400-square-foot home that she emphasizes originally belonged to her husband, Bob Eaves.

The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom brick house sits on two lots — more than an acre — on the Chapel Hill Country Club golf course, according to the real estate listing.

The house was built in 1994 and has 11-foot ceilings, four masonry fireplaces, old heart of pine floors, palladium windows and a finished basement.

Of course, she’s moving on up. The Executive Mansion is 27,000 square feet with 13 bathrooms and seven bedrooms on a four-acre lot.

Perdue also has a home in New Bern, which she represented as a state senator and representative in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Pat McCrory: Thank you for your support

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Surry Christmas Party

December 12, 2008
Hello All,

This is a friendly reminder that our annual Christmas Party is this Saturday, December 13, 2008, 6:30 p.m. at Sopper’s in Pilot Mountain. Please bring a $5 gift to play Dirty Santa if you want to participate.

Can I please get everyone to help me out and call someone about the Christmas Party that normally comes to the meetings but doesn’t have an email address?


Lower revenue leads to job cuts at Journal

December 10, 2008

By Fran Daniel | Journal Reporter
Published: December 10, 2008

The Winston-Salem Journal said yesterday that it will cut 12 employees to offset lost revenue caused by the current economic climate.
The reductions will be across several departments, including advertising prepress, finance and syndicated marketing services. The majority of the cuts affect employees who put together local advertisements for the newspaper.

Dan Barrett:A Million Steps: My Walk Across North Carolina

December 9, 2008

Dan Barrett, author of A Million Steps: My Walk Across North Carolina, will be holding a book-signing on December 18, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Clemmons Library conference room. 

A Million Steps tells the story of Dan Barrett’s experiences as he walked across North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast, during his campaign for governor in 2004. During this adventure, Dan walked 582 miles, wore out five pairs of shoes, and lost 20 pounds.  He was awed by the beauty of our state, and deeply enriched by the good people he met along the way. 

Relive with Dan his walk across the state, including a treacherous walk across the Hiawassee River, his sense of awe in gazing down from Appalachian peaks, attacks by vicious dogs, personal tragedy, and the first scent of sea air as he approaches the coast.  Most of all, share in Dan’s priceless chance encounters with the diverse people of North Carolina. 

Dan is also the author of North Carolina Employment Law (Lexis Law Publishing, 1998).  He has been active in community service, including service as Chair of the Davie County Board of Commissioners, and as Chair of Davie County Hospital. 

Dan Barrett has a law office in Broyhill Office Suites in Clemmons.  He lives in Advance with his wife, Kathleen, and two children, Daniel and Rebekah. 

Although there will be no charge for the book, folks wanting a signed copy of A Million Steps are asked to make a charitable donation to “Friends of the Clemmons Library.” For those unable to attend the book signing, A Million Steps can be purchased at the Wake Forest University Deacon Shop in Hanes Mall or through the internet at

Foxx: Opposed Bailout Then, Still Do

December 4, 2008

Wall Street — the Big Three Automakers — and nearly everyone else seems to want a chunk of the 700-billion dollar bailout passes before the election. Fifth District Congresswoman Virginia Foxx says the wide-ranging and murky nature of the bailout is one reason she’s opposed it from the get-go:

Foxx’s comments came during her regular appearance on 3WC’s Focus on the Foothills. We’ll have additional excerpts in upcoming 3WC newscasts, and you can hear the entire interview on our podcast page, at

Bush visits Greensboro to honor volunteers

December 3, 2008

GREENSBORO – President George W. Bush made a special trip to Greensboro to recognize volunteers of several kinds.

As soon as Bush stepped off the plane Tuesday morning at Piedmont Triad International Airport, he handed the President’s Volunteer Service Award to Donna Hudson Turner of High Point for her 25,000 logged hours of service with Hospice of the Piedmont.

Watauga : Christmas Party

December 1, 2008

            Republican Party Christmas Dinner–Daniel Boone Inn–
Thursday December 11th at 6:30 PM

             Adult $13.66, child- 8-11, $8.67, child- 4-7 $6.18.  
These costs include tax and gratuity.

            Please call  Alice Waters at 264-5607 by December 8th for 

           Please  leave a message with name, phone number, and 
number attending the dinner.

           Thank you,   Alice