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Shocking

County Attorney Larry Leake, who had somewhat of a reputation as a boss and a fixture, was ousted by Republican leadership amongst the new Madison County Board of Commissioners.

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Oh, Bother

In a free country, one can go from place to place, being stopped randomly and asked for documentation.

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Oh! Isn’t It Joyous to Make up Rules!

I feel inclined to mention this again. Over the weekend, I had about an hour and a half to kill, so I went into a Barnes & Noble. A book on the Nag Hammadi stood out, so I began flipping through the pages. Some of the translations were bad, but one could get the drift of what the writers were trying to say. Some appeared to be pompous, but others spoke of a real world of purpose, values, spiritual power, and enlightenment. It was delightful to read sincere intention after years of monkeying around in the world of politically-correct ersatz.

So today we read about the Buncombe County School System’s continuing struggle with how to regulate free religion and free speech. In doing so, they decided it would be good to allow students to exercise those freedoms one day a year. Rather than acknowledging individuals’ rights to commune honestly if imperfectly with something higher than self (Please forgive my PC.), they want to structure a “community information event.” Whereas “nonreligious organizations” may be a part of curricula on any school day, they will only get equal time with the religious ones on this day.

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McCrory’s Turn

I can see why Beverly Perdue quit. How many pictures can possibly be taken of her consuming alcohol in Western North Carolina?

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More Good Stuff out of Hendersonville

Newly-sworn Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins wants to lower the tax rate from 51.36 to 50.00 cents. Unlike most politicians, he says this will be good for the economy.

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And They Still Remain the Same

Tonight, the partial Buncombe County Board of Commissioners decided to defer important decisions, as well as meetings, until everybody is seated. Missing were the District 2 representatives, because the race continues to be too close to call. Today, the State Board of Elections told the county to proceed with a manual recount of all ballots. The counting will not start until Thursday. Whatever the outcome, the race is still legally challenged. The next meeting will be January 15.

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