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WidenI77 Presentation in Mooresville

Last night, September 9, 2014, the WidenI77 team took their information to Mooresville, NC and presented their side of the HOT lane story to an eager crowd of about 160.  Here is the video of the presentation, with a focus on the slideshow this time to make it easier to follow. As we approach the [...]

September 10, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Towns Ask Feds at FCC to ‘Preempt’ NC State Law

In a case with potentially national repercussions, the Towns of Mooresville and Davidson have waded into the fray over municipal broadband network ownership. On August 28th, both towns submitted comments supporting petitions to the Federal Communications Commission by Wilson, NC and Chattanooga, TN asking the FCC to ‘preempt’ North Carolina law governing municipal owned communications networks.  This State [...]

September 10, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Hagan’s History of Broken Promises

According to our friends at North Carolina’s Americans for Prosperity, average health insurance premium increases in NC are expected to be among the highest in U.S. A Price Waterhouse Cooper Health Research Institute study said the average increase of 7.7% in North Carolina could be higher than the majority of states reporting premium increases, and is [...]

September 8, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine,National | Read More »

Charter Schools Unfairly Maligned

Our local entertainment weekly, Creative Loafing, in their typical leftist style, denigrates Charter Schools. Pretending to be unbiased, saying she thought about sending her children to one, Erin Tracy-Blackwood tells all. She begins by telling us she has seen too many unmotivated teachers in the public school system so she decided to send her children [...]

September 8, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,CMS Beat,House Guests | Read More »

NCDOT To Hold Closed Door Meetings With Local Officials to Discuss I77 Tolls

NCDOT and Cintra, the private company selected to operate the proposed toll lanes on I-77, will be holding a series of closed-door meetings with elected officials from the Lake Norman towns. The meetings will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014. Times and locations are as follows: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Mooresville Town Hall 1:00 p.m. [...]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Rewriting the History of BAC, Bailouts, and Busts

Countrywide deal is paying off big, BofA exec says — The Charlotte Observer, 2/19/09 The deal that cost Bank of America $50 billion – and counting — The Charlotte Observer, 8/16/14 Retroactive schadenfreude with perfect hindsight is not the goal here, especially when Bank of America’s dalliance with Countrywide raised red flags in real time as far back as those fateful [...]

August 19, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

More Than 700,000 NC Voters Missing

The Voter Integrity Project announced today that North Carolina’s statewide election rolls now contain 739,041 voter registrations from people the election officials can no longer find. “These missing voters are mostly people who moved away without telling the election office,” said Jay DeLancy, Director of VIP, “but the alarming recent growth in this voter category [...]

August 19, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

HOT Lanes Meets Spinal Tap…”these go to eleven?!?!”

Davidson’s Town Board met with LNTC and NCDOT officials last week to discuss HOT Lanes in a special meeting.  SeeDavidsonNews.net for the whole story. It’s commendable that this meeting occurred though it would have been much, much better if it had been allowed before the contract was signed for commercial close of the project.  Davidson Mayor, John Woods, squashed that from [...]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Tillis Complicit in Cabarrus GOP Rebuke

After avoiding Cabarrus County during the primary election, Thom Tillis finally came to town last Thursday to address the county Republican Party, and I was eager to ask him a question. Last week Cabarrus State Senator Fletcher Hartsell quickly ran an amendment that strips the Cabarrus County Republican executive board of its ability to appoint [...]

August 11, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

About That Confidential Information

At our meeting last week (WidenI77 TownHall meeting in Cornelius on July 24.  Click HERE for video.) we raised two issues regarding personal data.  First was the breath of information that could be collected, including SSN’s and medical data. Second was that the private company- Cintra- could be collecting it. Last Friday the NCDOT disputed [...]

August 1, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

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