Category: Politics

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 »

Guest Editorial – Seth Effron

Capitol Broadcasting Company                                               Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 TODAY’S EDITORIAL Voters shouldn’t back candidates who are election deniers CBC Editorial: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022;…Read More »

Former LEO Jamie Dunn Loses Appeal for Assault On A Restrained Prisoner

9-21-22 Rutherfordton- What a day in the courthouse in Rutherfordton!  This almost sounds like the set up for a Lifetime movie. The Main Players: Jamie Dunn, a former Sheriff’s deputy who was fired for assaulting a restrained prisoner in the jail, who now…Read More »

Should Rutherford County Start Its Own Police Force?

  September 1, 2022  Back in 2020 I wrote about the reasons why Rutherford County should start their own police force. It would take the responsibility off of the Sheriff and let him concentrate on the jail and courthouse. (The 911 Communications…Read More »

State Board Opens Public Comment Period on Proposed Campaign Finance Rules

Raleigh, NC Aug 15, 2022 The State Board of Elections invites public comment on proposed campaign finance rules addressing processes for North Carolina political committees or referendum committees that fail to file a campaign finance disclosure report by the statutory deadline. The…Read More »

Candidates Campaign Finances

     Candidates Financial Reports   Total Spent Second Quarter Total Spent this Campaign Sherriff      Chris Francis, Incumbent (R) 7,103.19 (mostly refunds to supporters) 12,764.27     Steve Theodoropoulous (R) 2,760.60 24,253.72     Aaron Ellenburg (R) 5.570.00 28,997.69     Jason…Read More »

“Laws For Thee But Not For Me”- Ted Bell Does It Again

  August 10, 2022 Here in Rutherford and McDowell County we don’t have a choice for District Attorney in November. That decision was made by 13% of voters back in May in the Republican primary. Ted Bell who has altered body cam…Read More »