Archive: Tue Dec 2012

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    Duke Energy silliness, part II

    Got a letter from Duke Energy the other day on how my energy usage compared to others in similar houses. The idea is to create a sort of peer pressure to reduce energy consumption. I get what Duke is after — reducing consumption may be cheaper and easier than building…
    Michael Lowrey, December 4, 2012
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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.
    Leslee Kulba, December 4, 2012
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    Oh, Bother

    In a free country, one can go from place to place, being stopped randomly and asked for documentation.
    Leslee Kulba, December 4, 2012
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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…
    Leslee Kulba, December 4, 2012
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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?…
    Leslee Kulba, December 4, 2012
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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.
    Leslee Kulba, December 4, 2012
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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…
    Leslee Kulba, December 4, 2012
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    Economic ignorance on display at Council of State today

    Whoa! Did I just hear what I think I heard? Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane was just on New 14 Carolina praising the virtual giveaway of the former Dorothea Dix property by the Council of State to the City of Raleigh for an “urban park.” Only Republican Agriculture Commissioner Steve…
    Locker Room contributor, December 4, 2012