Showing posts from March, 2010

Three Sides to Every Story

I received an e-mail yesterday from Mayor Miriam Holder. She did not feel that I was being fair in my assessment of her as the "Superintending Power" of the City of Lumberton. Well, I guess there are three sides to every story; there's my side, her side, and somewhere in the middle lies the truth. I may have become pejorative towards the Mayor of Lumberton, but I feel that I am within my rights to feel that way. However, I will accept her invitation to sit and conference with her to discuss her view of the issues at hand. I am eager to hear her side of the story.

Main Street Renovation

Soon, Main Street will not be the same. Preparations are being made to rid the City of Lumberton of its' dilapaidated buildings. The demolition of several buildings was one of the topics discussed at the Special Called Meeting that was held March 19,2010.
I had stopped attending the board meetings because our public officals seemed more iterested in serving themselves and not the public. But yesterday I saw a glimmer of hope for the City of Lumberton. I was throughly impressed how Alderman Timothy Johnson conducted himself during the meeting. He is truly an advocate for the residents of Ward 4, and the City of Lumberton. We are all fortunate to have a man of his vision, dedication, and integrity, willing to make the sacrifices that holding public office in Lumberton requires.
I was also impressed with our Alderman at Large, Bobby Gibson. There were some that tried to throw Mr. Gibson under the bus but I was thought he handled himself with grace and dignity. Bo…

Special Called Meeting

There is a special called meeting today at City Hall. I will post later after returning from the meeting.

2010 Census

Soon we will be receiving our census forms for 2010. Ten questions, ten minutes. We need to be counted. If you are not counted by the government, not only does your community lose money, you are more easily ignored and neglected. Political representation in the U.S. House of Representatives is determined by the census counts. Entrepreneurs determine where to locate businesses based on census data. Public policies and social programs are created based on census data. If you are not counted you are more likely to be ignored.

Will you stand up and be counted?