Category: Opinion

Editorial: Blind Injustice

No judge or clerk of court ever accused, charged  or convicted lawyers Krinn Evans or Andrew LaBreche before recusing to hear their cases. These elected court officials  just refused to hear cases without explanation. That is until listed in LaBreche’s law suit…Read More »

Thanksgiving Holiday…..How And When It All Started.

    11-23-22 It’s Thanksgiving Eve here in America. A time of grocery store craziness, cooking, cleaning, and preparing for guests, or to travel, for most of us.  Thanksgiving holiday….how and when did it all start? In October 1621 the event that…Read More »

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 »

Claude Keever Receives Plea Deal for Multiple Sex Offenses Against Children

**Opinion** 10-16-2022 Original articles concerning this case. ”WLOS: Feb. 1, 2021: On July 20, 2020, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office received a report alleging that Claude Linden Keever had committed the offense of taking Indecent Liberties with a Child, NCGS§ 14-202.1, a felony…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 »