Rutherfordton, NC : A Dying Town was the headline on the 1972 Rolling Stone magazine article. Forty years later the town is still here and the county is still facing the same issues it did then. Nothing has really changed. The wake-up calls, the grants, the committee of 100, the Roundtable, etc., have all highlighted the same issues. And these meetings are usually comprised of the same people.
Thought, Word, and Deed : how to manifest change. There have been a lot of words, talk, and discussion, but action has been very slow in coming… 40 years and counting. Yet, these same organizations are highly polarized with people who have free time during the day – retirees and some with young children. Where is the input from the working people, young families and our youth?
Where are the checks and balances in our town without interested parties to ensure accountability? There are still stories to follow up on and I’ll work on them when I have something to say. This week? I have nothing to say on:
Highlands of Lake Lure POA Suing Mike Hager
Where did all the money go after all the lot sales? Foreclosures? Mortgage Fraud? Where?
What is ICC doing to ensure FAIR hiring practices? Did Mike Saunders receive a reprimand for using his state computer and email to send out a solicitation for campaign funds? Did Thad Harrill keep silent about Jim Bishop’s contribution to the Golf Benefit?
Forty years and the county is still addressing the same issues. Insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over and expecting different results. There must be action.
Maybe next week I might have something to say.