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!

Wilkes County GOP – Calendar

January 20, 2010

Wilkes County GOP Precinct Meetings Sat Mar 6, 2010 9:30am

Wilkes County GOP County Convention Sat Mar 6, 2010 10:00am

Wilkes County Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Sat Mar 13, 2010at 6:00pm at the North Wilkesboro Elk’s Lodge. $35.00 per person. Guest Speaker will be Senator Richard Burr.

Jeff Elmore to run for NC Senate

January 18, 2010

North Wilkesboro Commissioner Jeff Elmore has annouced his intent to run for the NC Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Steve Goss (D-Watauga).  The seat was formerally held by John Garwood another Wilkes County native, and also a former Commissioner.  Elmore joins Dan Soucek who annouced back in 2009 his intent to run for the seat.  Soucek ran unsuccessfully for NC House against Cullie Tarelton in 2008. 

On another note, Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe) appears to be unopposed in his run for NC House against incumbent Cullie Tarleton (D-Watauga).

Wilkes GOP Fall Fun Extravaganza!!!!

November 12, 2009

When; Saturday November 14th @ 6:00 pm

Where; East Wilkes Middle School

Dinner; Hot Dogs and Hamburger Dinner will be served @ 6:00

Talent Show will begin @ 7:30 pm

Carolyn has requested that everyone bring their favorite dessert to share in the festivities!!!

Come and enjoy a fun filled evening – Bring friends and family!!! Hope to see you there!

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.”

Call to Convention

March 24, 2009

                                          5th District Republican
                                             Call to Convention

Date:        March 18, 2009

To:            5th District Officers and State Executive Committee Members, County
                 Chairman, Legal Counsel and Parliamentarian 

From:        Dan Barrett, 5th District Chairman 

Subject:     5th District Republican Convention 

In accordance with the State Plan of Organization, the 5th District Republican Convention will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 18, 2009, 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 elect 5th District Officers, State Executive Members and At-Large Members. 

Please advise all county secretaries that all credential lists that are sent to the NCGOP are also to be sent to the 5th District Secretary, Teresa Miller at P.O. Box 154, Millers Creek, NC  28651 or by email at tlm0509@embarqmail.com.  These lists have to be sent to Teresa before the convention or your delegation could not be seated.

Goss & Tarleton tell you what to do…and where to do it.

March 3, 2009

Listen to Me!

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.


Foxx: No to MOre Spending

February 27, 2009

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx today voted in opposition to a massive spending bill that once again increases federal government spending at a time of record budget deficits. “The federal budget is growing by 8.3 percent, while family budgets are shrinking,” Foxx said in a news release. “At a time when Americans are tightening their belts, Washington is on a reckless spending spree. This is irresponsible.” When the spending legislation passed before the end of 2008 is factored in, federal discretionary spending will reach $1.01 trillion for 2009. This is the first time in U.S. history that the federal discretionary budget has passed the $1 trillion mark. Additionally, federal agencies lucky enough to get money from both this spending legislation and the recently-enacted stimulus bill are about to see their funding jump by 80 percent—nearly doubling some agencies’ budgets in a single year. In a related vote today Foxx voted in favor of legislation that would help to clean up the Congressional earmark system. The legislation would be a first step towards requiring members of Congress to list campaign contributions that serve as a financial interest in lawmakers’ earmark requests. posted by Newsroom # 1:04 PM


District Convention Set

February 18, 2009

The Fifth Congressional District Convention will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday April 18 at the Wilkes County Courthouse.

Stay tuned to find out speakers and details.

Wilkesboro approves incentive cash for Tyson if it meets goal

February 17, 2009

By Monte Mitchell

Published: February 17, 2009


Town commissioners unanimously approved giving a $17,000 cash incentive to Tyson Foods Inc. if the company meets increased production goals at its Wilkesboro plant.

Town leaders said they also want to send a clear message to Tyson, both locally and at its Springdale, Ark., headquarters, that people here value Tyson’s contributions to Wilkesboro and the area.