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July 23 a County Commission meets this
morning at 10 am. On the agenda is the vote to put the CCC into the rental
July 23 a In an attempt to free up
some much needed cash, Larry Darryl and Darryl plan to start charging those
housed in CCC owned property, rent. First to feel the change is the Clay
July 23 a Mentioned a couple weeks
ago was renting space to the Health Dept. That's not on this morning's
July 23a We think, some time decades
ago, in the fine print, grants to build the Health Dept building forbid
them from being charged rent.
July 23 a Just a hunch
July 23 a The big big news for the
day and for about 1/3 of the county, after three years of waiting in line,
the new Hartland bridge opened for traffic Tuesday afternoon
July 23 a No more long waits behind
that temporary stop light, no flag men, no nothing but smooth clean concrete.
July 23 a Great!
July 23 a The Communicator made it
out the door Tuesday afternoon. Lead story provides the details on the
12 indicted last week during Grand Jury.
July 23 a Also in this edition is the
first glimpse of the newest Jay Carper against the world lawsuit where
he's seeking $4,000,000.00.
July 23 a Public official Carper was
axed from his Health Dept position a three years when the Health
Dept Bd tossed him from work after an investigation found porn being viewed
on Carper's work computer at the NH Dyer Bldg
July 23 a If this sounds like something
you've already read... it should
July 23 a Two years ago Jay Carper
sued the world in Circuit Court. In that case, all parties were dismissed
from the action.
July 23 a This new suit , quite
like to the first one, was brought in Federal Court
July 23 a Sure sound like Mr Carper
is wanting a second try at the same piece of pie.
July 21 p Over two years ago the old
Hartland bridge was cut back to a one lane passage over the Elk River.
July 21 p Finishing touches are being
put on the new bridge today.
July 21 p One on site construction
worker felt the span would be ready to open tonight or Tuesday
July 21 p Huraaaaay!!!
July 21 a Happy 65th birthday wishes
to Kelly Fulkerson. Salute!
July 21 a Sch Bd meets tonight
at 6pm in the Pentagon. Public meeting
July 21 a Get this, on time , last
the meeting agenda was posted online and on time. What a nice change
July 21 a The musical chair game continues
with Joe Paxton moving from Clay Middle to the Pentagon leaving a vacancy
at CMS. WIth Bob Morris becoming Vocational Principle at CHS, there's another
open spot that needs filled. Coaches, teachers, and more will be hired
tonight. Might be a good meeting to attend.
July 21 a For those think making the
agenda public is something of little interest. If you look on the new clay
county schools web site, the July 21st agenda has been viewed 47 times
as of early this morning.
July 21 a Big goof up last Friday when
we posted that the School System Auction was then, July 18th. A feller
on the phone told us the date and time. Crap like that happens when Govt
agencies don't make public to all media sources an upcoming event.
July 21 a Last weekend, the Ace
Cub Reporter headed to North Carolina for a couple days of R and R.
Even with rain Friday, Saturday and a dabble on Sunday, what an eye opening
trip. Getting away from Clayberry gives perspective on what needs
done here. In one word, about everything is the correct answer.
July 21 a Like, from Wytheville South,
not one pot hole. Maybe even more of a change, cashiers, hotel workers,
store clerks, they had teeth, no tattoos were visible, and the workers
spoke in complete sentences. They had been trained to deal with the public.
July 21 a In towns like Blowing Rock,
Boone, Lynville, Villa something or other, the places were clean. Small
stores on Main Street were open Saturday and Sunday providing travelers
with places to spend their $$$.. Flowers, flags, trash receptacles, banjo
pickers under awnings, places to walk dogs (and a pig). That 100 mile circle
of NC felt like home. That's the way a tourist spot is suppose to feel.
July 21 a Even during rain, the
streets were filled with young and old ready willing and able to open their
July 21 a That part of the world
is beautiful. On the other side, here at home, our vistas are just
as nice but, for a destination spot we have many problems.
July 21 a First is the
real need for a road map or brochure highlighting the Elk, Lake Sampson,
Barrenshee Campground, the soon to open SkateBoard Spot, the new
hiking trail, river access points, places to eat, and such. A brochure
or map is fairly easy to do.
July 21 a The big problem is
what travelers see getting from one area to another... so much junk, trash,
so much negative that spoils a family adventure. Easy to read signs making
highlighted areas are none existent in Clayberry. With just a couple exceptions,
Main Street Clay closes down each Friday at 4pm and stays locked down til
July 21 Things have improved
in County Clay over the last 10 years or so but man oh man, there's so
much more that needs to change before we can benefit from the out of state
July 21 a Communicator comes out Tuesday
if all goes well. Deadline for submission is tonight at 5pm. Email
July 20 late p Gary Salisbury,
73, of Clay, see OBITUARY page