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Re: “Sally Kost

Want to see how Sally treats businesses? Watch the video. Pay close attention to the graphs. During Sally's tenure there was a meager 1 million dollars in capital investment. Since she went in the minority, that number has jumped to 117 million.

This is how she treats her constituents. "We just did?" Sally is unethical as it comes. She also claims the BOC's relationship with the Board of Education is frayed, yet they were nominated for another award. Don't take it from me though, check out this exchange from hypocritical Randy Voller (Chatham Democratic Party Chair) and BOE chair David Hamm. Keep in mind, Sally makes this claim in her mailers, a bald faced lie if one was ever told. Read this exchange.

"Dear Board of Education:

Concerns have been raised regarding the nomination of the current Chatham County Board of Commissioners to receive the same award the Board of Commissioners received in 2009.

Now I realize that a nomination does not actually mean they will receive an award, but since all five of you are listed as Democrats and there has been some cause for concern over the past two budget cycles in Chatham County with education, would you kindly share with the leadership of the party your reasoning for nominating the current Board of Commissioners for an award by a vote of 5-0?

Please advise,

Randy Voller, chair"


Response from Board of Education Chair:

"Dear Democratic Party Chair,

It saddens me to hear that “concerns have been raised” regarding the nomination of the BOC for the annual NCSBA Commissioner’s Award. The BOE has done nothing but extend its hand in working productively with the BOC over the past year, and the BOC have been very gracious in supporting the school system in some very unique and desperate economic times.

As a member of the BOE, I for one do not see politics as part of the equation when dealing with our children, budgets, and what is best for the school system. Democrats and Republicans alike have a sworn duty to provide for the schools.

Your statement that “concerns have been raised” leads me to believe that the Democrats of Chatham County want to be at odds with the Republicans of Chatham and use the children as pawns in your political scheming. We have way too much of that going on in Washington and Raleigh for that to continue here at the local level in Chatham.

As you are probably not aware, the overall demeanor and lines of communication between the BOC and BOE have improved dramatically over the past year. If you were present at the past two budget presentation meetings between the BOE and the BOC, you would understand first hand how all five BOE members agreed upon the nomination for the award. In fact, during the budget cycle this past year, the BOC gave an additional $715,000 above the BOE budget request. The commissioners also proposed and added a 2% raise to the local supplement for the employees of the school system.

In short, from Murphy to Manteo, I dare you to find many BOC that have been able to support their BOE the way our commissioners have worked with us here in Chatham. May I remind you that due to excellent work by both the BOC and BOE administrations, Chatham County Schools has weathered this economic meltdown far better than most of the other 114 school systems across the state. We have not laid off teachers; we have not cut salaries; and we have actually been able to add back potential cuts that would have dramatically impacted our classrooms. We are still the 6th best locally funded school system in the state!

Once again, I see the responsibility of the BOE and BOC, regardless of political affiliation, to work hand in hand for providing the necessary resources for our children in Chatham to be successful. Yes, I am a registered Democrat, but if also look on the ballot, as a BOE candidate, I am “non-partisan.” I am here to serve the children of Chatham County, not a political party and its agendas.

Our agenda is to work with everyone to make Chatham County Schools the best it can be.


David M. Hamm"


The dishonest ways of the Chatham Coalition (now known as the Chatham Democratic Party) have got to stop. I know Sally reads this, and Sally, you have lost whatever credibility you thought you had. Those of us out west (not that you ever care to come and see us) are thankful for the board majorities policies, they, unlike you, do what they say and say what they mean.

Speaking of which, any proof they are Tea Party people, or is that just another dishonest label meant to invoke fear. I would be ashamed of myself, but I doubt that is in your nature. Prove that claim, if you can.

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Posted by Instant Account on 10/19/2012 at 7:52 PM

Re: “2012 General Election Endorsements

I guess I should be receiving an editorial check correct? This is about the fifth time you had to change your 'wording' to reflect the mistakes I point out.

I never even went to J school, kinda sad really. So tell me again why I should trust anything you put into print?

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Posted by Instant Account on 10/18/2012 at 7:34 PM

Re: “2012 General Election Endorsements

Cathy Wright is also not GOP chairwoman, that would be Jim Duncan. Don't let a little thing like research get in the way.

Lining for my hamster cage.

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Posted by Instant Account on 10/18/2012 at 5:27 PM

Re: “2012 General Election Endorsements

Could not think of a better candidate than Deb McManus for Dist. 54? Interesting.

Last go round you said this: We think Starkweather is the better choice given his history as an advocate for the environment and his expertise in the growth pressures facing the district. He would be a counterbalance to pro-growth local governments and has the kind of fire Democrats need in the Legislature.

So Mr. Starkweather was a better candidate you found, truth be damned!! I noticed Deb sold her ritzy BMW for a Prius, gotta appear like something she isn't! She would do a fine job with the state budget, when she was chair of our school board she went begging to the county for more money, made a political play out of it, chicken little style, only to find out that oops, she had the money all along! She will make a great fiscal steward, not!! Nice endorsement,

Your homework is just so terrible.

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Posted by Instant Account on 10/18/2012 at 11:52 AM

Re: “2012 Primary Endorsements

Oh no! He called me a douchebag, whatever shall I do?

When you cannot prove your point, resort to the ad-hominem attack. Congrats on that RaleighRob, right out of the liberal playbook.

See Bob, guys like RaleighRob cannot think for themselves, and therefore you must report the facts correctly, otherwise he is doomed.

Help RaleighRob Bob, you are his only hope!

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Posted by Instant Account on 04/22/2012 at 4:22 PM

Re: “2012 Primary Endorsements

I see Bob, you fixed it in the article, and now want to give us your expert opinion on Mr. Roche. I am no huge fan of the man, but if you cannot remember what district he ran in nor who his opponent was, then you probably should not fancy yourself an expert on him now.

Why weigh in on the Republican races at all. You don't know them, follow them, or are open to the ideas they present. Stick to what you know and let people wanting to learn about their races go to people who actually follow them instead of sticking to buzz words and platitudes to describe them, it is shameful to the craft you claim to practice. I am sure Rob Christensen gets his directives from his former reporter turned NC Democratic operative friend Ben Niolet, who then trickles it down to you. Same soup, just reheated.

You are all for justice for people, jumping to conclusions many times (Duke Lacrosse?) yet there is no article about the alleged victim of sexual harassment at NC Democratic headquarters. Shoot, Rob sat on the story for months.

Be a leader, change the discourse, or quit reporting on the other side. You do no work there, and you know it.

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Posted by Instant Account on 04/20/2012 at 10:30 PM

Re: “2012 Primary Endorsements

No correction I see, par for the course. I read your words back then and did not need a history lesson. You need that, not me.

Why the change of heart on Starkweather?

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Posted by Instant Account on 04/20/2012 at 3:59 PM

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