There’s exciting doings all over the place, and this Councilman/Counselor can’t find time to properly blog about it all. Â Who wants to pay me to do this stuff full time?
The irascible ThunderPig reports that Dan Eichenbaum (R-Tetley), founder of the area’s 9/12 group, won another straw poll of Republicans, this time in Cherokee County.Â Dr. Dan hopes to face Heath Shuler this November.
Speaking of Heath Shuler, he closed the deal on the North Shore Road. That means Swain County will receive $52 million in compensation for a road never completed. Â Somehow Charles Taylor, who was an Appropriations Committee member for years, couldn’t ever get it done. Kudos, Congressman Shuler.
In other Congressional race news, Virginia Foxx, the woman who always has one eye on the kookier wing of the GOP, has drawn a challenger in NC-05. “Billy Kennedy, aÂ Watauga County talk radio host and community leader, will formally announce his candidacyÂ for the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District ofÂ North Carolina. The â€œBilly Kennedy Caravanâ€ will stretch from Boone to Raleigh that day, with stops in Wilkesboro and Winston-Salem.”
Ellie Johnston attended the Copenhagen climate conference and has a thorough narrative of her experience there. Excerpt:
The political outcome that came out of the conference, the Copenhagen Accord, realizes none of our demands and is characterized by a weak pledge and review framework for key mitigation targets that was left empty of commitments as leaders flew home. As news of the Copenhagen Accord spread in Copenhagen, stories on how it was brokered emerged to provide tinder for a wild fire of political drama and finger pointing.
Patsy Keever launched a gorgeous new website in her run for NC House. Go check it out. If you’re ready for representation that puts people first, please drop her some coin or a few volunteer hours. She’s worth it.
Sirius.B is going to rock Jack of the Wood this Friday.
The Help Haiti Heal concert is at the White Horse in Black Mountain on Saturday and Sunday. This will likely be the musical event of the year.
The amazing crew from the WNC Disc Golf club “will be holding a public input meetingÂ to 7pm at the Montford Recreation Center 34 Pearson DriveÂ Asheville, NC 28801.Â The purpose of this meeting is to gather public input regarding the installation of a newÂ Nature Trail atRichmond Hill.” The Disc Golf club is volunteering to do all the installation and maintenance work on the new course on their own nickel. Go tell them you love them.