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The fraud in N.C. voter-fraud

The fraud in N.C. voter-fraud

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Elections determined that 508 voters out of 4.8 million who cast ballots last November weren’t eligible to vote. The vast majority of those votes were felons serving active sentences. The State Board of Elections audit report says that 441 voters appear to have been serving active felony sentences on […]

Editorial: Our staff abroad

Editorial: Our staff abroad

While we receive many requests for free publicity, hard luck stories to promote or even local entertainment, we have opted not to choose one over another. However, all hard lines must be flexible as well. Life itself is not rigid. There are a lot of people who work to make RC Catalyst’s news timely and […]

COLUMN: Just not myself today

COLUMN: Just not myself today

I’m just not myself today. I don’t know any other person I would want to be, but everything is in slow motion. Perhaps I was still the person who had been dreaming of being in Paris – before the shooting. My mind was still in Paris, I hadn’t landed here yet. Even the caffeine hasn’t […]

Political tidbits

Political tidbits

A state House committee will debate a proposal to require vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers to be towed away from a traffic stup unless a licensed driver is available to drive the car away. House Bill 341, sponsored by Rep. George Clevland, (R-Onslow) is to be heard in the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. NC Rep. […]

Columnist: One of our own faces deportation

Columnist: One of our own faces deportation

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.– Martin Niemöller   A Gardner-Webb University junior and resident of Forest City is facing deportation to the Honduras after 13 years of living here. […]

TIEC’s broken promises – April 15, 2017

TIEC’s broken promises – April 15, 2017

The Gun Club of Tryon Resort Two months ago to this date, we contacted Sharon Decker, COO, at the Tryon  Internation Equestrian Center (TIEC) regarding noise complaints about the partners’ gun club disrupting the lives of people who have lived near there for generations. Barbara Duncan, who has not only contacted us, a county commissioner, and […]

Out and About – March 29, 2017

Out and About – March 29, 2017

The weather outside is lovely. You can feel Spring coming into being. The world is renewing herself. Enjoy.

Listen to the Mockingbird

Listen to the Mockingbird

Every year the mocking bird takes up its post on top of the holly tree by the driveway. If you carefully part the pointed leaves you will find her nest about half-way down. And for the mockingbird,  morning begins at five a.m. At least her song does. Today when I came out the door she […]

COLUMN: Let’s get some things straight

COLUMN: Let’s get some things straight

This month has been full of news that serves as a catalyst to our county. The good news is that it brings awareness that our county issues MUST be addressed-no more sweeping things under the carpet. We the citizens must hold our leaders, organizations, schools and even churches accountable for corruption, lies, and misdeeds. We […]

COLUMN: Shockwaves – when no one is looking

COLUMN: Shockwaves – when no one is looking

What happens when no one is looking? First let me say I have nothing against Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Charter School. They do a fine job in education. The inclusion of art, ballet, classics and critical thinking is a testament to their educational value. However, I do have issues as to: how the school is […]

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