Sneads Ferry North Carolina: 05/01/2010 - 06/01/2010

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Onslow, Carteret schools deal with local funding gaps

Onslow, Carteret schools deal with local funding gaps - Jacksonville Daily News

Per student, Onslow County spends less than the average in North Carolina. Onslow County Commissioners adopted a funding formula that takes effect in fiscal year 2011 to begin improving this situation. There are also efforts being made to obtain more Federal dollars while improving the competition levels of county schools.

Shepard honored for lifetime service

Shepard honored for lifetime service - Jacksonville Daily News

Sneads Ferry, NC resident Melvin Shepard Jr. was recently awarded the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s lifetime achievement award for his contribution in protecting the coast’s water and marine habitats.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Local salon collects hair clippings to help cleanup in Gulf

Local salon collects hair clippings to help cleanup in Gulf - Jacksonville Daily News

The owner of Misty’s Hairstyling Spa on Commerce Road (Misty Kellum) has been collecting hair clippings from her salon for approximately 2 weeks and sending them to Matter of Trust which is a ecological non-profit charity, based in San Francisco. The hair is used to create "booms" to soak up the oil.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fishing Derby at Jacksonville Training Academy Range

With a very generous grant from Wal-Mart our Derby has lots of Prizes, Food and Fun!  

Register to win a Lifetime unified sportsman license donated by Neuse Sporting Shop in Kinston.  NC Carolina Fishing License donated by NC State Council of Trout Unlimited and Bayside Marina and Grill in Edenton.  Rods, Reels, fishing line and tackle boxes donated by Brass Pro Shop.

FISHING DERBY

Please bring your fishing pole and join the Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and Wal-Mart for an exciting, fun filled day of fishing. Kids 4 to 16 are invited to test their fishing skills at the Fishing Derby from 9:00 to 12:00 am. Saturday June 5.  At The Jacksonville Training Academy Range off Hwy 17 S Dawson Cabin Road to 110 Stillwood Road.  Kids 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult! Fishing contest, Prizes and a Wiener Roast. The program is FREE.  Call 347-5332 visit: www.onslowcountync.govparks

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Onslow Sheriff's Office looking for missing woman: Anneka Danielle Avila-Lasseter

Sheriff's Office looking for missing woman - Jacksonville Daily News

Crime Stoppers of Onslow County is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the whereabouts of Anneka Danielle Avila-Lasseter, age 29, of Midway Park.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

ONWASA releases water-use advisory

ONWASA releases water-use advisory - Jacksonville Daily News

ONWASA has declared a Phase 1 water shortage and asks customers to voluntarily conserve water usage including less washing cars, watering lawns and gardens, etc.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

North Carolina Department Of Transportation to widen N.C. 210

DOT to widen N.C. 210 - Jacksonville Daily News

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin widening N.C. 210 in Sneads Ferry between Four Corners and NC 17. Beginning Monday, May 24, 2010 weather permitting, during construction, traffic on N.C. 210 from the southern border of Camp Lejeune will be reduced to one lane.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

New Standard in Cataract Surgery

NEW STANDARD IN CATARACT SURGERY
                     
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Carolina Vision Center announced today that it is the first and only vision correction center in North Carolina to employ ORange wavefront technology to maximize patient results for cataract patients. 
Michael G. Woodcock, MD is the only eye surgeon in North Carolina employing ORange technology. This revolutionary technology empowers Dr. Woodcock to take cataract surgery to a whole new level of accuracy and provide improved quality of vision for patients.

ORange is unique in its ability to measure optical irregularities in the eye during the cataract surgery procedure. Prior to this new technology, ophthalmic surgeons were unable to assess a patient’s quality of vision until weeks after cataract surgery was performed.

The end result of ORange is more precise surgical outcomes. This new technology is helping Dr. Woodcock achieve better results for patients. Most importantly, ORange provides improved quality of vision which means an improved quality of life for patients.

ORange measurement occurs when and where it matters most – during the surgical procedure – not afterwards. This has never been possible before.

ORange gives Dr. Woodcock an accurate measurement of the optical conditions in the eye during cataract surgery and allows instantaneous decisions that can best affect outcomes for the patient. Adjustments in astigmatism and focusing are made before completing eye surgery, thereby decreasing the number of patients needing glasses following surgery.

“I would not recommend cataract surgery without ORange,” says Dr. Woodcock.  “This technology allows me to give my patients vision comparable to the results I get with LASIK.  When combined with premium lenses, this means outcomes that rarely require glasses—for reading or otherwise!”

At Carolina Vision Center, we strive to provide our patients with the most accurate technology, the most skilled physicians and the most knowledgeable and caring staff. ORange fits perfectly into our mission and our commitment to excellence in eye care.

Carolina Vision Center
Office: 910.485.3937

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Organization Support Meeting for Ms. Jennifer Citarelli May 25th

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT MEETING


On Tuesday 25 May 2010, there will be an organizational support meeting held on behalf of Ms. Jennifer Citarelli.

Many people of our Sneads Ferry, as well as other local communities, have expressed an interest in providing support for Jennifer after the loss of her mother Cathy.  Jennifer is preparing to work as a counselor at a Christian Youth Camp for the summer and is then going on to attend The College at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

This meeting is being called on the behalf of Jennifer to assist in centrally organizing any support.  Attendance is open to anyone wishing to find out more information on how to support Jennifer, what support she currently has, and what further support she will require as she moves forward to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Missions

What: Organizational Support Meeting for Jennifer Citarelli
Where: Salem Baptist Church, 198 Sneads Ferry Rd., Sneads Ferry NC. 28460
When: 7:00pm, Tuesday 25 May 2010
                                                                                                          

Thank You


Ken Overbaugh
Youth Pastor
Salem Baptist Church

For more information contact either:
Ken Overbaugh: 910-382-6332,
Chuck Thompson: 910-376-0946

Cancer Benefit for Renee Rodgers - Surf City

Friends of Renee Rodgers will be hosting a BBQ Dinner

When: Saturday, May 29th from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Where: Food Lion Shopping Center behind Shoreline Party Supplies in Surf City.

Renee has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and without Insurance Renee and Neil are facing mounting medical bills after her recent surgery and future cancer treatments.

Your support and donations will be greatly appreciated and go directly toward helping with Renee’s medical needs.

In addition to the BBQ Dinner, there will be a Bake Sale with a wide variety of desserts as well as a 50/50 Raffle.

Donations and Baked Goods can be dropped off at Shoreline Party Supplies on Friday, May 28th before 5:30 pm or on the morning of the event.

Call Susie Cox-Parker at 910-470-3125 for more information.


J. Scott Wheeler
SFI Group, Inc.
13500-105 NC Hwy 50 & 210
Surf City, NC 28445
Phone:  (910) 329-4443
Fax:      (910) 329-4449
Email:      scottw@sfigroup.biz
website:   www.quotesfi.com

Dixon HS Men's Soccer Teams Bake Sale Fundraiser June 5th

The Dixon Bulldogs High School Men's Soccer teams will be holding bake sales around the area on Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. All proceeds will be applied toward Camp Registration for the 2010-2011 Dixon High School Men's Junior Varsity and Varsity Soccer Teams.

Scheduled locations and times:

  • Food Lion in Sneads Ferry 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Food Lion in Surf City 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Shark Attack in Sneads Ferry  9:00am - 1:00pm

Please come out and support your local team!

For those wishing to participate or advanced donations, please contact one of the following:
  • Gina Barfield  330-4652
  • Machelle Leary 526-1199
  • Jane Moore 327-2274

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Small Dog Found on Waterway Drive in Sneads Ferry

Small dog found
Tuesday 05/18/10 on Waterway Drive in Sneads Ferry

The dog is very friendly and is house broken so it has to belong to someone.

Please e-mail coca@embarqmail.com  to identify.

Thanks!!

Louria

H&R Block cuts nix two Triad sites and one in Sneads Ferry

H&R Block is cutting jobs and closing locations. In North Carolina, five offices in Charlotte are closing, as are one location each in Stedman, near Fayetteville, and Sneads Ferry, near the coast.

Onslow County Board of Commissioners Keeps Promise to Voters

Onslow County Board of Commissioners Keeps Promise to Voters

(Onslow County)  Onslow County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at the May 18, 2010 meeting that directs County Manager Jeff Hudson to deliver the Fiscal Year 2011 Proposed Budget with a property tax rate that does not exceed the amount of revenue neutral less one cent on the property tax rate.  This action is in accordance with the promise given to voters of the County as part of the public education campaign for the Article 46 local option sales and use tax referendum.   

Chairmen W.C Jarman remarked, “It will be a good day for Onslow County property owners.  They will see that a promise made is a promise kept.”  With the overwhelming support of the sales tax referendum on May 4th,  the Board of Commissioners are moving ahead with the enactment of the sales tax which should begin in January 2011.   

Onslow County staff is still working on the proposed budget recommendation, which will be delivered to the Board of Commissioners by June 1st.  

For more information, contact Angela Cole, Chief Operations Officer/PIO at 910-347-4717.

Memorial Day Observation at Sneads Ferry Library

Memorial Day Observation

Where: 
Sneads Ferry Library
242  Sneads Ferry Road, Sneads Ferry, NC

Date: 
Monday, May 31.2010

Time: 
10AM

Guest Speaker: 
Colonel William H. Keller III, USMC Retired

Light refreshment will be served

Sponsor:
  Rotary Club of Sneads Ferry

Information contact:
Bob McLaughlin 910-327-1721
Robert J. McLaughlin LUTCF,CLTC
Financial Advisor
McLaughlin Insurance Services
Suite 227 2444 Commerce Road
Jacksonville.,North Carolina 28540
Toll Free 1-800-789-1721
Local (910) 938 0930
Fax 910-938-0069
Email
: rjmins1@embarqmail.com

Third Annual Run for the Fallen

Please join us as we honor North Carolina's fallen service members who have given their lives in defense of our freedoms in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.

Sign up to walk/run one mile for a fallen service member.

WHEN:  May 29, 2010 at 830AM

WHERE:  Ayden-Grifton High School Track
                7653 NC 11 South
                Ayden, North Carolina


For more information contact Kathy Moore at 252-746-3435 after 5PM or email to kmkathy1957@yahoo.com.

Know a student at East Carolina University? We welcome them at this Run for the Fallen event and as volunteers at our NC branch in Greenville.  

BARBARA WHITEHEAD, DIRECTOR
GIVE2THETROOPS
NC BRANCH GREENVILLE NC

Meet Mrs. North Carolina at Four Corners in Sneads Ferry June 5th

We're going to Nationals!
Come out and meet Mrs. North Carolina at the Four Corners in Sneads Ferry on June 5th between 11am- 4 pm. Dawn Brinkley, of Sneads Ferry, will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures. To help offset Dawn's bid for the Mrs. United States crown in Las Vegas, JC's will be selling BBQ plates for $6.00.
Stop by, meet Mrs. North Carolina, Sneads Ferry's own, and enjoy some BBQ!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Pageant is still looking for girls!

Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Pageant
is still looking for girls !


The deadline is approaching so don't miss the chance to be part of the history of SF
We are looking for girls ages 2-19
Please contact Nicole Harris for more information
 @ 540-538-1336
or

We really need more girls in the Jr. Miss and the Miss division ! Try IT ! Don't be scared Come On !
Numbers for the pageant thus far:
Baby ages 2-3  6 contestants
Tiny ages 4-6 5 contestants
Little ages 7-10 7 contestants
Jr. Miss ages 11-15 3 contestants
Miss ages 16-19 3 contestants 

Deadline to enter is May 26, 2010

Another Way to Give Back to the Sneads Ferry Community

There is yet another way for you to give back to your Village ….
by being a Village Volunteer.

The Sneads Ferry Community Council has an opening for someone to take over the Awareness Committee.

Now is a great time for you to get the pulse of the people on road conditions,
attend meetings and keep the county abreast of our needs.


Of course there is more to the Awareness Committee than just roads but
if you’re retired military,
if you have just a little extra time on your hands,
if you’re a go getter,
if you want to make a difference in Sneads Ferry,
if you want to take the Community Council to a new level,
then please step forward by being a Village Volunteer.


If you are interested in learning more please contact:
Linda Schneider via linschneider@charter.net

Friday, May 14, 2010

Onslow County Parks and Recreation: June Events

HERSHEY TRACK & FIELD YOUTH PROGRAM

Sponsored by the Onslow County Parks & Recreation Department the Local meet is scheduled for Tuesday June 1, 2010 with the rain date scheduled for Thursday June 3 at White Oak High School Track.  Registration for the meet will be from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. with the meet beginning at 5:45 p.m.   Boys and Girls ages 9-14 (on December 31, 2010) are eligible to participate.  PROOF OF AGE is required at registration and a parent/guardian must sign the Participation Form. The program is FREE.  Please call 347-5332 visit: www.onslowcountync.gov/parks

FISHING DERBY

Please bring your fishing pole and join the Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and Wal-Mart for an exciting, fun filled day of fishing. Kids 4 to 16 are invited to test their fishing skills at the Fishing Derby from 9:00 to 12:00 am. Saturday June 5.  At The Jacksonville Training Academy Range off Hwy 17 S Dawson Cabin Road to 110 Stillwood Road.  Kids 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult! Fishing contest, Prizes and a Wiener Roast. The program is FREE.  Call 347-5332 visit: www.onslowcountync.govparks

SUMMER DAY CAMP Featuring a new six week educational and fun program

The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and the Onslow County Board of Education are sponsoring a Summer Day Camp Program at various school sites.  Campsites are: Dixon Middle School, Southwest Middle, Swansboro Middle, Hunters Middle and Summersill Elementary School. Registration held at Onslow Pines Park.  Session I will be held June 21 – July 9 Monday – Friday 7:45- 5:15 PM  Session II camp runs July 12-July 30 Cost is $85 per child per three week session with each additional child from the same family paying only $75 per child.  For more information, call 347-5332 or visit www.onslowcountync.gov/parks

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Oil spill's ripples being felt

Oil spill's ripples being felt - Jacksonville Daily News

Local seafood restaurants and fishermen are feeling the effects through supply and demand due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Dixon students launch balloons, rockets with NASA

Dixon students launch balloons, rockets with NASA - Jacksonville Daily News

Drop a raw egg 55 feet without breaking it as well as launch balloons and rockets while learning about the force and speed of gravity were all part of the day for 3rd and 4th grade science classes at Dixon Elementary School.

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Salon Blue is Holly Ridge’s newest modern hair spot

Come to Salon blue for your next hair affair.

Salon Blue is Holly Ridge’s newest modern hair spot.  You are sure to be pleased with the chic atmosphere and affordable prices.  We provide hair services for both men and woman in cuts, color, and styles, and much more.  Our staff is experienced by 50 years in the hair biz.  Misty, Mary, and Rebecca will be more than pleased to get you in for your free consultation and help you discover you own individual style!  We accept walk-ins and appreciate appointments.

Salon Blue is located conveniently on hwy 17, nestled between Easy Wash Laundromat and Design Services/ Wes Lyall surveying in Holly Ridge Centre, beside Bank of America.

Blue…Not just a color…But a style…Wear it proudly!

Onslow County Schools eye $44 million budget

Onslow Schools eyes $44 million budget - Jacksonville Daily News
As news reports show how well Jacksonville and Onslow County overall are doing well recovering from the recession, school budgets still suffer.

The Onslow County Board of Education will hold a public hearing regarding the budget on Friday, May 14, 2010 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Onslow County Education and Technical Support Center located on Broadhurst Road.

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Lost Dog: Yellow Lab Found by Post Office on NC 172

Yellow Lab found this morning by post office on 172
 -
wearing remote shock collar and orange collar, no tags. 

The dog is very well cared for. 


If any information,
please call Gilligan's Barkery and Dog Spa at 327-2146.

Tracey Miller plays spoiler in District 15

Miller plays spoiler in District 15 - Jacksonville Daily News

Local Sneads Ferry, NC candidate made her presence known during the recent election for North Carolina House District 15 as a large number of votes from Sneads Ferry, Folkstone and Holly Ridge went to Sneads Ferry resident Tracey Miller.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Experience has edge in Onslow Board of Education race

Experience has edge in Onslow Board of Education race - Jacksonville Daily News

Congratulations to the election winners for the Onslow Board of Eduction positions: Lina Padgett-Parker, Mary Ann Kellum-Sharpe, Brock Ridge, and the newcomer Richard L. Ray.

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Phil Shepard on his way to N.C. House

Shepard on his way to N.C. House - Jacksonville Daily News

Congratulations to Phil Shepard who has won the Republican nomination to N.C. House District 15, according to unofficial election results. Not having a Democratic challenger on November’s ballot, Phil is on his way to a seat in the N.C. House.

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Boating Course: Meets Requirements for May 1st NC Safe Boating Law

America’s Boating Course

The New River Sail and Power Squadron will be offering a safe boating and skills course
on 22 May 2010. This one-day course provides essential information for all types of craft,
including sail, power, and personal watercraft (PWC). Whether you are considering a
purchase or have been boating for years, we invite you and your family to join us to learn
about:
Boat Handling and Seamanship
Required Equipment
Rules of the Road
Nautical Charts and Aides to Navigation
Boat Trailering
And much, much more !!! *

Date: Saturday May 22, 2010

Time: 9:00am until 6:00pm

Where: Onslow County Public Library, Jacksonville, 58 Doris Ave E.

Cost: $35 per person. (Cost of textbook and exam.)

Registration: Pre-registration is preferred. Class size is limited.

To Register Contact: Education Officer: Lt/C Karl “Toad” Gable - 910 327-1276 toadg@charter.net

EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2010:
 NORTH CAROLINA LAW WILL REQUIRE ALL BOATERS
UNDER AGE 26 TO TAKE A “SAFE BOATING” COURSE

* This course exceeds boater educational requirements in all states and
can even save you money on your insurance rates

Sneads Ferry Lost Dog: small, grey mini-schnauzer

One my customers came in today found a small, grey Mini Schnauzer wandering Sneads Ferry.  

The guy who found him is: Chris who can be reached at: 630-220-3609. 

I have a picture of him at the shop - I made up flyers that I posted.  Can you let everyone know?


Thanks
Bill
Sneads Beans Coffee Shop

Onslow County to Reduce Building Inspection “Log-Jam”

Onslow County to Reduce Inspections Log-Jam (Onslow County North Carolina Government website)
 
The Onslow County Planning and Development Department has announced several major adjustments to its operations in response to concern about the lag-time on building inspections.


Due to the “Grow the Force” initiative combined with the federal homebuyer assistance programs, Onslow is experiencing a high volume of work. This initiative by the Onslow County Planning and Development Department is intended to help cope with this challenge.

No Incorporation for Sneads Ferry North Carolina

After 5 years, the people of Sneads Ferry spoke out loud and clear that they do not want Incorporation for their community. According to the Onslow County Board of Elections website (http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/Onslow/15772/24292/en/summary.html) 1570 voters voted resoundingly against Incorporation (1,133 against versus 437 for).

The vote for raising the Onslow County Sales and Use Tax was voted in favor by a similar margin according to the Onslow County Board of Elections data.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Tracking Tuesday's Election Results

For those of you who are following our local elections including Sneads Ferry Incorporation / NIP, the Onslow County election results will be on http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/Onslow/15772/23195/en/summary.html.

Please get out and vote!

Sneads Ferry Traffic Just Got Worse

As if traffic wasn’t already bad enough In Sneads Ferry, it just got worse !!

1.  Wheeler Creek Bridge will be closed about Friday of this week, it was supposed to have been finished last Friday but pilings had to be driven deeper, support beams added under the bridge to the new pilings, etc., and then more pavement needs to be added, so we will have to drive around from Sneads Ferry Road for about another week.

2.  A sewer line is still being installed on Hwy 172 (from SF Rd. to Hwy 210) so occasionally that is down to one lane.

3.  Although the Sneads Ferry Community Council has asked the Base to open both of the ingress lanes into the Base, Military traffic just gets worse and worse every morning and every afternoon ….

And now …. NCDOT is working on patching holes and widening Hwy 210 from Hwy 172 to the Dixon Elementary School Rd.  They will also lengthen the LEFT turn lane from Hwy 210 onto Hwy 172. I drove by this morning and Hwy 210 was down to one lane between Hwy 172 and Dixon Elementary.

Also, at some point in the future, once funded, they will come back, survey, move utilities, etc and add a RIGHT turn lane from Hwy 172 onto Hwy 210.  

According to the NCDOT District Office, the project (not including the addition of the right turn lane from Hwy 172 onto Hwy 210) is supposed to be finished by Nov., 2010 !!

Jeeze Louise !!!!  November is 7 months away and if the RIGHT turn lane is funded, I suppose that will take us into next year. 



Tim Supple 
910-327-2707

Sneads Ferry, NC.   Est. 1728
(Home of the Village e-news; just doing my part for my Village)

Wright-Gaddy Engaged

Wright-Gaddy - The Star Online : The Newspaper of Cleveland County


Lacey Shea Wright, the granddaughter of Thomas and Janice Lewis of Sneads Ferry and the late William “Dub” and Stella Wright of Shelby, is engaged to marry Joshua Andrew Gaddy June 12, 2010 at Double Springs Baptist Church.

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Roadwork begins on N.C. 210 South of Stones Creek Bridge Towards NC 172

Roadwork begins on N.C. 210 - Jacksonville Daily News

Beginning 9 a.m. today roadwork will begin on NC 210 South of Stones Creek Bridge towards NC 172 involving milling and patchwork. Expect delays as traffic will be reduced to 1 lane. This short work is part of a larger project.

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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Friction sparks House 15 race

Friction sparks House 15 race - Jacksonville Daily News

As the Tuesday, May 4, 2010 election draws near, there are several issues involving campaigns and differences of opinion that separate the candidates.

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Golf tournament held to honor Cindy Kay Strope at North Shore Country Club

Golf tournament held to honor Strope - Jacksonville Daily News

The Jacksonville Jaycees is sponsoring a golf tournament at the North Shore Country Club on May 22, 2010 establishing a scholarship to honor Cindy Kay Strope (local woman with many ties in our local community including being the wife of a school principal) who died recently.

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More than 2,000 hit polls early at Jacksonville Commons

More than 2,000 hit polls early - Jacksonville Daily News

2,192 had voted on the one-stop machine at Jacksonville Commons before end of early voting on Saturday. Area voters can vote on: U.S. House and Senate candidates, 1 seat in North Carolina's house of representatives, 2 seats on the Court of Appeals, 4 on the Board of Education, and  referendums of  quarter-cent sales tax, and incorporation of the village of Sneads Ferry.

Voting for those who did not participate early is Tuesday between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Letter to the Editor: Welcome to youth soccer in Onslow County, NC!

To the Editor:

“Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we practice to deceive.” Welcome to youth soccer in Onslow County, NC!

Let us all ban together and view the beheading of our volunteers as they wrangle each other in the mud pool scrambling to the highest wrung on the food chain ladder. “He’s this, …… she’s that, …… they didn’t do it, …… they’re bad, ….. etc., etc.”

HELLO ?????? …….. It’s all about the kids! Really? Then why is the Eastern Carolina Soccer Association President threatening to shut down a club’s fields IF a particular man (no criminal history or violations) should attend a soccer game at that club’s fields? Yes, she’s going to punish everyone’s soccer playing children because she and the upper soccer aficionados do not have legal footing to stop an elderly law abiding, disabled US citizen, Viet Nam veteran, past local soccer club president from watching games that his nieces/nephews or friends play, on public property.

I, Tim Rose, Dixon Soccer Club President from 03’ – 09’, have been found to be in violation of a NC Youth Soccer Association Risk Management rule. Although the violation is 1/10th the violation of another club’s action here in Onslow County at the same time frame, I am suspended from participating in all NCYSA activities and events for 3 years. So much for “we are all fed from the same spoon” (the other soccer criminal received a slap-on-the-wrist). Yes I have “viewed” soccer games recently and will continue to enjoy youth sports competition. No I will never be a Coach, team manager, club officer, hot dog selling soda pushing field lining garbage emptying volunteer or score keeper in any NCYSA event ever again. If I wanted such, I would sit at home adhering to my 3 year suspension. I made a decision. I’m no longer a member!

To the ECSA and NCYSA, “not until I am charged and convicted of some crime against society will I ever surrender my freedoms.” You spread your terrorism through out youth soccer by yanking on the parent’s emotional chains and expect these free thinking Americans to respect you? Please put forth the document that each single member of your organization signed whereas they relinquish their freedom and constitutional rights to your soccer association. Your obvious goal to vilify me is your display of hypocrisy. The United States Soccer Federation determined upon appeal that your initial sanction in my case was “arbitrary and capricious” (abusing the possession of power) and ordered a re-hearing regarding the penalty phase. I state the foregoing in the name of transparency. Pull your heads out of the sand! Once you accomplish that take your tyranny and draconian practice and put it where the sun won’t shine!

The overwhelming majority of Onslow County soccer people participating now are not aware of prior NCYSA/ECSA foolishness and frankly “don’t care”. They want their young players to have fun, learn and excel. They practice “N.I.M.B.Y.” (not in my back yard) and will not be concerned until the proverbial ax is swung at them or their child. If and when that happens, it might be “too much gone by, too late” for any help they might seek for some seemingly small rule infraction.

Never have I ever experienced or witnessed such behavior as displayed by NCYSA / ECSA Officers. I would suggest that any business or other entity wishing to support youth sport do so other than NC Youth Soccer and Eastern Carolina Soccer Association.

Proud American, Proud USN Viet Nam Veteran, Proud single custodial Father,
Proud Soccer Dad, Proud Volunteer …… enjoying the freedom to express my opinion!

Tim Rose

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