Meeting reminder Candidates for Edgar Starnes seat welcome

Tonight at the library, we will show a video on Common Core and hear from some of the candidates vying for appointment to Edgar Starnes’ seat in the NC House. Everyone is welcome!

7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC 28645.

*Common Core -is the name of the new federal curriculum used in our schools. It leads to great frustration of students and parents. Teachers are also feeling like their ability to lead a classroom with their skill and expertise is being taken away. Come see the video.

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NC Rep Edgar Starnes retires and his seat is up for grabs

Rep. Edgar Starnes retired 1/13/15 to take a position with NC STATE TREASURER JANET COWELL (D) as Legislative Liason. The new person must take the seat by 1/27/15 for an important vote. Caldwell County GOP (CCGOP) is having a closed door Executive Committee meeting “soon” to vote on the appointee. The CCGOP didn’t want to discuss this issue at their last regularly scheduled meeting on 1/13/15, even through all parties were present.

Edgar Starnes’ a seat is up for grabs and will be decided by the CCGOP Executive Committee members. Their recommendation will go to Gov. McCrory for appointment.

So far, Marilyn Starnes, George Robinson, Wayne Rash, and Destin Hall are all vying for the appointment.

Marilyn Starnes was a long time staffer for Senator Jessie Helms. She has loads of policy experience. She is the supportive wife of Edgar Starnes.

George Robinson was an NC House member when it was controlled by Democrats, and there were few Republicans in Raliegh. He caucused with Democrats. Campaigned hard against Sen. Dan Soucek (R) and is rumored to have convinced Jim Sponenberg (D) to run against Soucek last year. (Remember that debate where Sponenberg stopped taking the microphone late in the evening saying, “I agree with Senator Soucek,” basically, move on.)

Wayne Rash has been the fair-minded young leader in the Caldwell County GOP, sits on the NCGOP State Executive Committee, elected Caldwell County Register of Deeds since 2004, and the President of the NC Register of Deeds Association (not sure if that is the proper name of the organization or not). He is so well liked in this county, he is often the County Convention Chair.

Destin Hall, called my mom Sunday to introduce himself. He lives, and is registered to vote, in Caldwell County, and is an attorney in Charlotte. Born and raised in Lenoir. AppState grad and Wake Forrest Law School grad.

Can’t wait to hear how this works out.

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Meetings coming up in January and February

J A N U A R Y 2015

1/20 – Caldwell Tea Party meeting at the Lenoir library. 7:00 pm. Planning meeting for upcoming GOP county convention, so come with ideas.


2/3 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting with special guest Lynn M. Taylor giving us more specifics about Common Core. Her latest blog article is about Amplify’s [over]testing and data mining. What are they doing with all that information? Read more  Meeting is at 7pm at the Caldwell County Library.

2/19 – Thursday – Caldwell TEA Party meeting with guest Mike Faulkenberry from Convention of States, Article V remedy for out of control government.  Their solution. Their strategy. 7pm at the Caldwell County Library.

North Carolina’s Convention of States speaking tour by Michael Farris schedule details here.

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Convention of States speaker Michael Farres in NC for a 3 day tour

Michael Farris is coming back to North Carolina for a three day tour.

If you’ve never heard Michael Farris speak, you will want to take advantage of this opportunity.  If you’ve heard him before, I know you’ll want to hear him again. He has some significant updates/progress to report on the call for an Article V Convention of States.

Michael is co-founder and National Director of the Convention of States Project.  He is a nationally recognized Constitutional scholar and has argued several cases (i.e., Hobby Lobby) before the US Supreme Court including one that had direct implications on an Article V convention.

Find an event below near you and come out to hear Michael Farris.  The following events are open to everyone.  Schedule details for each location:

January 22 – Thursday

8:00 am – 9:15 am   Southport
Southport Trinity United Methodist Church
209 East Nash Street    Southport, NC  28461

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Goldsboro
Victory Freewill Baptist Church
1806 Wayne Memorial Drive    Goldsboro, NC  27534

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Raleigh
North Ridge Church
7601 Falls of Neuse Road    Raleigh, NC  27615

January 23 – Friday

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm    Winston-Salem
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
3500 Sally Kirk Road    Winston-Salem, NC  27106

January 24 – Saturday

10:00 am – 11:30 am    Mooresville
Trinity Baptist Church
221 Ervin Road    Mooresville, NC  28117

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm    Charlotte
First Baptist Church
301 South Davidson Street    Charlotte, NC  28202

You will have an opportunity to ask questions directly of one of the leading experts in the country on Article V Convention of States issues.  Come meet Mike and your state leadership as well.  We truly look forward to seeing you there.

Mike Faulkenberry

North Carolina State Director

You can also keep up with North Carolina State Director on Facebook.

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Fire Boehner

Call Rep. Mark Meadows (202) 225-6401

Capital switchboard (202) 224-3121

Let him know if he should vote NO or YES to keep Speaker Boehner.

The vote is scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 6th.

These two men have stepped up to the plate to take the reigns from Boehner:

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3 Swearings In Today for DA and Judges

Today, I attended 3 swearings in and a Burke County GOP meeting. Here are the pictures I took:

New District Attorney David Learner Sworn In at 1pm along with 18 Assistant DA’s. About 400 people packed Court Room 1 in Morganton.




Later, at 7pm, we saw DA Learner at a Burke County GOP meeting. He has some great ideas. [Below] Continue reading

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Call Rep. MEADOWS now!

Call Rep. Mark Meadows (202) 225-6401

Let him know if he should vote NO or YES to keep Speaker Boehner.

Leave a message. His office is closed until Jan. 5th. The vote is scheduled for January 6th.

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