EDITION: Wilkes County
34 °
Registered Users, Log In Here
What do you really think about me running for Wilkes county commissioner?


Posted 12:33 am, 12/04/2019

cajahah, You could spin the toilet paper thing as what it is. Toilet paper is cheaper when purchased in bulk. Also, it is more convenient. That shows I have respect for saving money. It is odd that you would suggest that someone should waste money by paying more for items. But you have given me an idea. I will have to look into how the county purchases items need by all departments.


Posted 12:22 am, 12/04/2019

County commissioners may not be able to remove a county employee but the county commissioners can remove a county manager. The removal of employees will have to be done after a strict review and could be in any department in the county. As far as regulations go, it will have to be county regulations and only after careful review. If some state or federal regulation is harming Wilkes, we could work with the state or federal agency which controls that regulation. However, we will not just throw our hands up and give up. I have no intention of increasing property taxes. In fact, I would like to do away with property taxes all together.


Posted 11:59 pm, 12/03/2019

1048, good luck on your campaign if you decide to run. I would suggest not making generalizations and be mindful of what a county commissioner can do. The county commissioners can decide a budget for a department but the county manager would be the one to eliminate positions. Which department are you going to eliminate positions? Social Services, Health Department, Sheriff Department or Emergency Management? What regulations are you going to eliminate and which ones are state laws? All for jobs, especially high paying jobs, but what is the incentive to come to Wilkes compared to other counties or states? Is there factory ready properties or level plots of land available? Be remindful of what county you are in and are you going to raise the property taxes? One penny used to raise $300,000 dollars. Again good luck


Posted 10:57 pm, 12/03/2019

Springy for county commissioner 👏


Posted 7:39 pm, 12/03/2019

We need to get Wilkes Republican. If you really want change you all need to read the article in the JP from Larry Stone. You want Wilkes to do well and improve, follow advice from that man. He probably is the smartest man in the County and KNOWS what should be done. But we all know it will not happen. North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro just dont get along.


Posted 7:39 pm, 12/03/2019

I can help with the campaign Weighed.

Just wondering how to spin the toilet paper fiasco.


Posted 2:14 pm, 12/03/2019

In companies I have worked for management gets bonus if they meet certain goals. I would be open to that for county workers. I want to get rid of the deadwood and reward employees for good work. I want to merge redolent departments and lay off excess employees. If they are good employees, I want to try to find a place for them. The income of the citizens are just as important to our retailers as it is to our citizens. I understand a worker can be paid less then minimum if they are in training. If businesses were to agree not to lay anyone off because of this, we could have a program to get the 40% of our non-workers back to work. These workers would still get their benefits until they find a job with a lively wage. I would like to see these 40%, and others, have access to higher education without losing their benefits. Maybe we could fund child care for these students while in WCC, I am wondering if we could pay for this with state and federal grants.


Posted 1:57 pm, 12/03/2019

Think what we could do if we elected 3 like minded candidates. I would be willing to work with anyone if we could make Wilkes a better place for it's citizens. The thing I have been talking about are wish lists. I don't expect to get everything. However, the more you ask for, the more likely you can get something. I don't like property tax but I would trade property tax for a thousand good jobs. I am also working on an idea for affordable health insurance for the citizens of Wilkes. Also, if someone else is going to own and control our ****, I want to tax the **** thing.

Hunter S Thompson

Posted 1:45 pm, 12/03/2019

You would fit right in with some of the other s I have heard that are going to file


Posted 1:43 pm, 12/03/2019

You probably only need around 300 votes to win.


Posted 1:01 pm, 12/03/2019

I will need a campaign staff to work out a plan of action. I will run as a democrat but I would welcome republicans on my staff. How to get the word out with almost no money. I am sure I could win if people know I am running. My family is very big and republican but I am almost sure they will vote for me.


Posted 12:55 pm, 12/03/2019

Springy you will have support although you do what needs to be done, rattle cages make Wilkes the spotlight town it needs to be. I know with you as county commissioner things will be done!!! Let's drain this swamp. Springy 2020


Posted 12:50 pm, 12/03/2019

This is a big deal for me. The people who are abusing the system are not going to like me very much. I will make waves, big waves. People who have had power and control for decades will lose their control and power if I do this right. I want to do this but I need to know I have support.


Posted 12:45 pm, 12/03/2019



Posted 12:43 pm, 12/03/2019

Umpire, I am seriously considering it. If I do decide to, I will need help. There is a lot of research to be done. Every aspect of county business will have to be gone over with a fine tooth comb. We need to know who is on county payroll and what they do. County assets will have to be investigated to see if they are being utilized correctly. For all of this I would need help. Help with no pay. If you want change, we can do it.


Posted 12:36 pm, 12/03/2019

I will donate the filing fee. Just let me know


Posted 12:34 pm, 12/03/2019



Posted 12:33 pm, 12/03/2019

My intention is to make the poor not poor. Sure they are poor now but nothing good can be done over night. It is ridiculous to have 40% of our citizens out of work. We have vacant farms all over the **** place. We should find a way to make these working farms.


Posted 12:27 pm, 12/03/2019


Posted 11:55 am, 12/03/2019

Springy, you have put a lot of thought into this. Now let's get you elected as county commissioner.... finally a change is coming to Wilkes !!!

Advertise your business here for $1/day
This is crazy: in April 2019, the average banner here was seen 996,669 times. And you can advertise your business here for less than $1 /day
What's On at the Movies?
Check out all of the movie listings for nearby theaters!
Faster internet speed for rural customers
Tired of slow internet speeds? If you can get cell service at home, give us a try! Our $99/month plan with unlimited wireless data works best for most people in the county