Category: Government

There Can Be Only One ….. RC Sheriff’s Race 2022

  **OPINION** 11/02/22 Our Sheriff’s race has been quite a roller coaster ride this year. First we had candidate Tony Roberson (former Polk County deputy) throwing his hat in the ring two years ago as a Republican candidate, we also knew that…Read More »

Ted Bell…….No Choice, No Change!

**Opinion** 10-23-22 On May 17, 2022 this county along with McDowell County essentially voted to re-elect Ted Bell for DA for four more years. This was in spite of all the things he has and has not done during his tenure. D.A.…Read More »

“Republic” of Rutherford????

**Opinion** 10-21-22 I was looking a copy of our ballot today and it just made me sad. Where is everyone? Where are the Democrat candidates? Where are the Independent/Unaffiliated candidates? Why are there so many uncontested races in our county? I know…Read More »

County Police Force …….. Is Now The Time?

**Opinion** 10-19-22 Early voting starts October 20th. We have multiple uncontested candidates on the ballot but the Sheriff’s race is not one of those. There are three candidates running for this office. Aaron Ellenburg (R), Jason Weast (D), and Tony Roberson (U).…Read More »

“Do Unto Others…” or “What Goes Around Comes Around”….RC Politics 2022 Commentary **Updated 10-13-22**

  **Opinion** UPDATE: 10-13-22 I still have not heard back from Polk County Sheriff’s office concerning the training and certifications request but did receive an email from Isothermal Community College confirming that Tony Roberson DID complete and pass his BLET on 10-09-1996…Read More »

David and Goliath…….Rutherford County Courthouse 2022

  **Opinion** 10-04-22 I went to court this week to watch a case being heard that a local attorney had put forward against several judges, a lawyer and the District Attorney (D.A.). It is a case that has been two years in…Read More »

Clearing up Concerns….Tony Roberson’s Records

10-03-22 On Oct 1st I published an article about the three candidates for Sheriff in Rutherford County using data received from public records requests. In that article I stated for anyone who has questions to contact the candidate. It appears that some…Read More »

A New Sheriff In Town…..Voting 2022

  9/30/22 This November Rutherford County will have the opportunity to vote in a new Sheriff.  Our current Sheriff Chris Francis after multiple incidences with the office decided not to run again. Sheriff Francis has been in office for twelve (12) years…Read More »