Wilkes GOP BBQ

August 31, 2009

Wilkes County will have a Barbeque Dinner Sat Sept 12,2009 at Smoot Park in North Wilkesboro 4:00 -8:00pm. Pool will be open. Come join the end of summer fun. $10.00 per person & children under 12 free.”

A message from our leader

August 17, 2009

Greetings –

At the 5th District meeting in Shatley Springs (September 19 at 10:00 a.m.), we will be entertaining nominations for the NCGOP Hall of Fame Banquet. Information about these nominations is attached.

For those counties wishing to participate, please be prepared to submit nominations at the 5th District meeting in Shatley Springs.

Aaron Whitener, our Watauga County Chair who heads up our website effort, has asked me to pass on a message regarding the website. Aaron says “Just a reminder, if anyone has pictures from district or county events, dates, articles they want posted. Just let me know. I’ll be glad to do that. The website should be up to date. Thanks for everyone’s help.” The website address is http://www.nc05.com.

Also, we will conduct a discussion at Shatley Springs about efforts towards taking the NC Legislature in 2010. I look forward to your thoughts on how we can help our GOP candidates in this watershed election.

I will also be asking for volunteers to serve on certain sub-groups, including “Technology”, “Fundraising”, “District Plan of Organization”, and “Grass-roots Outreach.” If you have an interest in any of these, or have
ideas for other subgroups, please let me know. Thank you to those who have already volunteered!

Our thanks goes out to Lee McMillan for hosting this meeting. You might want to come early; we usually have a big turn-out at Shatley Springs!

(P.S. – Please share this information with those in GOP leadership positions in your county who do not have email addresses, or with anyone who wishes to become active in the 5th.)

Best regards,

Dan Barrett
Chair, 5th District

Foxx to host telephone town hall.

August 14, 2009

This just in, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will host a telephone town hall next Thursday.   Everyone call in and tell the Congresswoman to vote against this socialist bill!

Foxx Telephone Town Hall
Thursday, August 20
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dial: 877-850-4133
**Constituents of NC-05 only

McHenry clarifies his view on Obama’s citizenship

August 13, 2009

By Peter St. Onge
Posted: Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009
UPDATED 8/13/09. 10:11AM

LINCONTON U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry this morning clarified remarks he made at a town hall forum in Lincolnton Wednesday night indicating he was unconvinced that President Obama is a U.S. citizen.

During a three-hour question-and-answer session, primarily on health-care reform, Lincolnton resident Alan Hoyle asked if McHenry thinks Obama is a citizen. McHenry declined to affirm Obama’s citizenship, instead saying: “I haven’t seen evidence one way or the other.”

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Easley’s ex in-law may lose her job

August 12, 2009


RALEIGH – The former sister-in-law of former Gov. Mike Easley could soon be out of her state job.

Judy Easley, who was married to the former governor’s brother and has remained close to the Easley family, said in an interview that she has been notified by letter that her position could be cut by the end of the month.

“According to the letter, it’s in response to the budget crisis,” she said.

Asked whether her position was targeted because of her ties to the former governor, who is the subject of state and federal investigations, Judy Easley said she hoped not.
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Foxx visits Sparta; talks about health care reform

August 12, 2009


Fifth District Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-Watauga) discussed the push for national health care during a visit to Alleghany County last Thursday, Aug. 6. Foxx was the featured speaker at a Republican Party cookout that was held that evening at the Lions Club Pavilion.

Other party officials also attended, including 5th District Chairman Dan Bartlett and Vice Chair Celeste Stanley, Surry County commissioner Paul Johnson, who hopes to run for Don East’s N.C. Senate seat in 2010, and 90th District N.C. House Rep. Sarah Stevens’ (R-Mount Airy) husband Edmond Johnson. Those in attendance were told that the N.C. Legislature was still in session, making Stevens and East unable to attend.

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McHenry, Foxx question czar count

August 11, 2009

By Jim McNally | Statesville R&L

Published: August 12, 2009

Both of Iredell County’s Congressional representatives believe the present White House has gone czar crazy.

While top aides actually have more official sounding titles, the term “czar” has been used since the Nixon administration as a shortcut for the top person on a policy, issue or department.

In response to a question from the audience about the matter at his town hall meeting in Mooresville on Monday night, Rep. Patrick McHenry said President Barack Obama had added so many new top aides that he couldn’t keep count of them.

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