March 3, 2009
Senator Steve Goss and Representative Cullie Tarleton know (or think they do) what’s best for you. The two legislators have decided to tell Small Business Owners that they can’t smoke in their establishments. Regardless of personal freedom, these two continue to destory the rights of small business owners. Email these guys and tell them now is not the time to keep hurting small business. Steve.Goss@ncleg.net & Cullie.Tarleton@ncleg.net
|State smoking ban up for a vote By Scott Nicholson
A ban on public smoking inNorth Carolina is headed for a possible General Assembly vote, with Watauga County legislators lining up as sponsors for the bill.
Rep. Cullie Tarleton (D-93) one of 26 House of Representatives co-sponsors and Sen. Steve Goss (D-45) one of 14 Senate sponsors for the bill, which was debated by the House Committee on Health Thursday without a vote.
February 19, 2009
WPCOG staff presents data to county commissioners
By MICAH HENRY
Figures pertaining to Alexander County job loss, population change, families at the poverty level, and other statistics presented by Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) staff were among topics considered by the County Commissioners February 16.
November 13, 2008
Rumor has it – that Jerry Butler attended a republican party meeting in Alexander County yesterday. The Boone dentist announced that he was planning on returning to the political fray to run against state Senator Steve Goss again in 2010. According to our sources Butler made an anthem of a speech to the local republicans asking them to expel “fringe” conservatives from the party and move in a more progressive direction.
Since this is a rumor and we don’t know if its true, someone please tell us it isn’t so! This mindset is exactly what lost Republicans the election. Moderate Congressman in the Midwest lost overwhelmingly to their democrat rivals, and where Conservatism was truly on the ballot it was victory! If Dr. Butler wants to be a progressive, maybe he should run against Goss in the primary. Either way we think this helps Goss raise money.
November 6, 2008
Race is close; Warren ahead by only 209 votes
By MICAH HENRY
In a closely contested race for the 88th North Carolina House of Representatives seat, the unofficial results place Rep. Ray Warren (D) as victor by only 209 votes ahead of challenger Mark Hollo (R).
The district is made up of Alexander County plus the City of Hickory. In Alexander County, Hollo narrowly took the majority of votes with 8,680 compared to Warren’s 8,473. In Catawba’s polls, Warren took 7,208 and Hollo garnered 6,792 votes.
Warren declined to make a statement during Election Night, noting that the race is very close at this point.
Hollo said, “It’s too close to call. I’m waiting for the provisional ballots to be counted and for canvassing.”
The Catawba County Board of Elections staff notes that there are 110 provisional ballots in the eleven precincts which contain the 88th House District and could possibly be counted in this race on Canvass Day, Nov. 11. For Alexander, about 163 provisionals could affect the totals Nov. 11, when official numbers will be released.
October 31, 2008
Taylorsville Times – Taylorsville
The amount of taxes Alexander County citizens will pay could be significantly impacted by the outcome of the November 4, 2008 elections according to those speaking at the Saturday evening, October 25th Republican Rally held at Wittenburg Elementary School.
October 31, 2008
We don’t know how they did it, but the Watauga area Victory Party managed to make over 1800 yesterday. However, its never enough! If you want to be a part of this history making victory team, please contact:
Kevin Turner email@example.com
(Ashe, Alleghany, Alexander, Wilkes, Watauga)
149 Meadowview Drive – Boone, NC 28607
October 30, 2008
It’s that time of year again and the Dole campaign is out on some late election rallies. Elizabeth Dole, Richard Burr, and Secretary Jack Kemp are making their way across the fifth district. Though many rallies are planned these are the only one’s we attended. If you have photos or stories you’d like to share from other places email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Click on or NC05 Photos flickr page link to see all the photos in the right bottom corner.