Foxx, Kennedy to square off in forum

October 11, 2010

by Linda Burchette, Assistant Editor Jefferson Post

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Turnout is expected to be heavy for tonight’s forum with U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and her Democratic challenger Billy Kennedy, both from Watauga County. The forum takes place at Ashe Civic Center in West Jefferson beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the 90-minute forum is open to the public and will be moderated by three panelists: Lonnie Adamson, editor and general manager of the Jefferson Post, Ron Fitzwater, editor of the Ashe Mountain Times, and Scott Nicholson, senior political writer for the Watauga Democrat. Questions were invited to be sent in by the public.

The forum is expected to be broadcast live on radio station WMMY ‘My Country’ ‘Highway’ 106.1 FM broadcasting from Boone and serving the counties of Watauga, Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, Wilkes, Catawba and Caldwell.

Foxx was reelected to her third term to represent North Carolina’s Fifth District in the United States House of Representatives in November 2008. Prior to serving in Congress, Foxx spent 10 years in the North Carolina Senate. Virginia is married to Tom Foxx. Prior to her entering Congress, the couple owned a nursery business in Watauga County.

Kennedy is the host of WATA-AM’s call-in show, “Watauga Talks.” He’s also the son of a minister, and later mayor of Black Mountain, NC; a farmer; a father; a carpenter; and is active in community service. Billy is married to Becka Saunders. They have three children and one son-in-law.

Burr polishes a conservative image

October 5, 2010

Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of stories on the candidates for U.S. Senate from North Carolina. On Wednesday, read about Democratic candidate Elaine Marshall’s record as secretary of state. Next week, read profiles of Burr, Marshall and Libertarian candidate Michael Beitler.

WASHINGTON — In U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolinians have a lawmaker who looks the part of a moderate businessman, works like a policy wonk and votes sharply conservative.

“No one can get to the right of me,” Burr told reporters when he announced his re-election campaign.
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King City Council votes to remove Christian flag–The vote was not unanimous

September 20, 2010

(Editor’s note: This story, originally posted on Sunday night, was updated on Monday evening and again on Tuesday morning after further interviews with City of King officials.)

The flags that fly at the Veterans Memorial in King’s Central Park flutter in the late summer breeze. But one flag that has stood there since the Memorial was presented to the public in 2004 is conspicuously missing—the Christian flag.
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An Evening with Bernard Goldberg

July 26, 2010

The Watauga County Republican Party is pleased to present “An Evening with Bernard Goldberg” on Friday, August 13, at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center in Boone.

“Bernie” is a best-selling author of books such as “Bias,” and “A Slobbering Love Affair,” both revealing the bias in much of today’s media. He has won Emmy’s for his work as a reporter for both CBS and HBO. He has become a familiar face to us as an analyst for Fox News and as a weekly guest on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

There will be a book signing and silent auction at 5:00 PM(bring your favorite Goldberg book). Seating for dinner will begin at 6:15 PM. The event is $100 per person. Seating is limited, so contact me if you would like to attend! You will not want to miss this very special event.

Contact Tommy Adams @ 828.719.0738 or

Tar Heel Democrats Vote To Keep Spending Stimulus Bucks on Signs

July 21, 2010

GOP amendment to defund pricey highway signs defeated

By Rick Henderson

RALEIGH — The U.S. House of Representatives last week defeated a measure that would have prevented additional funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to pay for highway signs touting projects the so-called stimulus act has underwritten.

The five Republicans in North Carolina’s congressional delegation voted to defund spending on the signs. All eight Tar Heel State Democrats — including self-described moderate Reps. Bob Etheridge (2nd), Mike McIntyre (7th), Larry Kissell (8th), and Heath Shuler (11th) — voted to continue using tax dollars on the signs.

Burr launches first TV ad

April 8, 2010

NRCC Honors Rep. Virginia Foxx with Ronald Reagan Award

March 31, 2010

North Carolina Republican Awarded at Annual March Dinner

Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) surprised Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) with the 2010 Ronald Reagan award at Tuesday’s annual March Dinner. Foxx was honored for her hard work and dedication as a leader of the Republican Party. The Ronald Reagan Award is chosen annually, based on a Member’s exemplary leadership in following Reagan’s timeless principles – strong national defense and fiscal conservatism. As an outspoken conservative, Virginia Foxx has served as a shining example since she first came to Congress in January 2005. In only a year after coming to Washington, Foxx ushered in the Hero Act for American Troops and was the first in her class to have a major bill signed into law.

“Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is one of the strongest team members that we have in the Republican Conference,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions. “Virginia works hard for her country. She stands as a model conservative, inspiring others to partake in the great experiment of democracy. This year, we salute Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, a tireless advocate and patriot in the mold of President Ronald Reagan.”

In a tribute video unveiled at the March Dinner, fellow members of Congress spoke about Foxx’s leadership within the Republican Party, citing her focus and commitment to winning back the majority.

To view the video, click here.



March 17, 2010

In accordance with the State Plan of Organization, the 5th District Republican Convention will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Wilkes County Courthouse, Wilkesboro, NC. Registration will begin at 9:00 am with a convention charge of $5.00 per delegate and alternate. No charge for guests.

The purpose of the convention is to meet out candidates for this year’s elections. This is a very important election for our country.

Please advise all county secretaries that the credential lists for 5th District delegates and alternates need to be sent to the 5th District Secretary, Teresa Miller at P.O. Box 154, Millers Creek, NC 28651 or by e-mail at These lists have to be sent to Teresa before the convention or your delegation could not be seated.

Rockingham County Convention

March 5, 2010

The Rockingham County Republican Party will hold its 2010 County Convention at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 13 in the Whitcomb Student Center at RCC.

Calling ALL Rockingham County Republicans to take ACTION by attending your County Convention scheduled for March 13, 2010!



8:30 A.M. Registration will begin and last until 9:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M. County Convention will get underway
9:10 A.M. Local keynote speaker
9:45 A.M. Breakout of Precincts to hold their Annual Meeting
10:50 A.M. Candidate stump speeches
11:20 A.M  Precinct updates and District/State delegate determination
11:45 A.M. Old/New Business – Platform, Contract with the county, Plan of Organization etc
12:45 P.M. Closing remarks
1:00   P.M. Adjourn

Wilkes County GOP: Reminder

February 9, 2010

Greetings Fellow Republicans!

Carolyn Miller, Party Chairperson, has requested that we send a reminder to all about the breakfast meeting this Saturday February 13th at DeeJay’s.

The business meeting will start at 8:30am so please arrive around 8:00 to allow time for placing your breakfast order and a little fellowship.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Ann Graves,
Party Secretary
Greeting Fellow Republicans!