Interesting quote from Gov. Bev Perdue during an interview (unposted) in yesterday’s N&R.
Perdue was asked about economic incentives:
I’ve got proof of one governor —- I won’t tell you the name but I’ve really gotten in his face over it —-flying into Charlotte in the dark of night to try to recruit after hours the same company that I was recruiting during the day. It’s a battle out there…
Interesting. If you want to see the governor say it for yourself, Mark Binker provides video.Read full article » 1 Comment »
The N&R follows up on Guilford County Commissioner Kirk Perkins’ motion to consider delaying new construction projects:
A number of board members were confused about the final vote, with several believing they had actually voted to suspend the projects.
“I think we approved it in principle, but it’s something we’re going to need to discuss, and I hope we do go ahead and do it,” Perkins said.
Members of the Guilford County Board of Education want to know which school bond projects the delay would affect.
Their questions: Does the delay apply to projects in the design stage, such as the new Hairston-Falkener autism wing and Simeon Stadium in High Point?
Does it apply to the roughly $4 million left to spend on new heating and cooling equipment at various schools?
And does it apply to the landless southeast-area elementary school and airport-area high school?
Perkins said he hopes that will be ironed out at the board’s retreat.
Commissioner Paul Gibson notes the tough budget year ahead doesn’t give the county much of a choice. The day of reckoning is here —- take time to watch last night’s 60 Minutes segment —– the pain will be felt everywhere.Read full article » No Comments »
The Winston-Salem Journal editorialized, saying that although Monroe “has long been a lightning rod,” he “has pushed hard to improve the health of the county’s residents.”Read full article » No Comments »