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October 24, 2012
Quote of the week...
“Education Ls the most powerful weapon
which You caw use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
Election Day is
here, polls show a
number of people
who are undecided
about their choice,
but I've not found
them. As | engage
people, they are
about their choice for President and Gov-
ernor; but virtually no one knows about
the most important race on the ballot.
Years ago, our judicial races were par-
tisan, in other words, the candidates ran
as either Republicans or Democrats. At
* that time, the NC Supreme court was,
held by a six to one Republican majority.
It was obvious that the majority of voters
realized Republicans would be tougher
on crime, and tend to apply the constitu-
tion as written: A few years ago, the Gen-
eral Assembly changed the law, now the
races are non-partisan. The voter has no
way to know by looking at the ballot the
most conservative candidates. Today, the
Supreme Court holds a conservative ma-
jority by a single vote.
This year, that single vote to uphold
the constitution is in jeopardy. Justice
Paul Newby is the only justice up for
election; no one seems to be aware of the
race, or the importance of it. Justice
Newby is widely considered to be one of
our most effective justices, often writing
the opinions of the most complex cases.
He is a conservative who has represented
NC well on the court.
Simply put, the Supreme Court race
for Newby's seat is the single most impor-
tant race on the NC ballot. His loss
— Letters to the Editor—
To the Editor:
As you go to the polls this year, there
is one candidate that deserves our sup-
port......Mary Accor. She has given of
her time unselfishly to help our county
move positively in the right direction.
When you speak to her she never has a
negative word to say about anyone.
Rather she focuses on the good in every-
body. With all of the negative smears
and ungodly dispositions from others,
we need and deserve people like Mary
Accor who leads with godly principles
and protects our children through her
support of our school system. She be-
lieves in hex community and supports
her hometown afid all municipalities
and townships. She knows that law en-
forcement, fire department employees
and volunteers are keys to.our safety and
supports their initiatives. Each meeting is
The Election You Don’t Know About
would allow liberal justices to overturn
much of the legislation passed by the
General Assembly this session, and most
assuredly would overturn a Voter ID bill,
likely to be signed into law with McCrory
as Governor. The importance of this race
cannot be overstated.
Additionally, there are three appellate
court seats on the ballot. Conservatives
Marty McGee (please note, there is an-
other McGee running, Marty is the con-
servative), David Robinson and Chris
Dillon. Each of these will make excellent
The final race in which you may not
recognize names is for NC Senate, Dis-
trict 46. Due to redistricting, Cleveland is
now pared with Burke County. Senator
Warren Daniel currently serves from
Burke. | have known Daniel for a decade,
and have served with him in the Senate.
He is a man of impeccable character, a
hard worker, and has made an excellent
Senator. He has my full support for this
seat, and | hope that he can count on
yours as well. It is critical that Warren
Daniel remains in Raleigh to bring jobs
into our area..
In addition to your support for Rom-
ney, McHenry and McCrory, Dan Forrest
for Lt. Governor, Moore and Hastings for
NC House, and our local Republicans in-
cluding Ronnie Hawkins, Johnny
Hutchins and Susan Allen for Commis-
sioner, | hope you will support the con-
servative choices for the courts, and
Warren Daniel for Senate. It is these
lesser known races in which you can
make a real difference for North Carolina.
started by recognizing the positive efforts
of our youth and communities, and hon-
oring those who fought for our freedom,
our veterans. Mrs. Accor has experi-
ence, integrity, and moral values. She is
a true leader that believes in PEOPLE re-
gardless of party, and putting others be-
fore self. Her 33 years as a public school
educator has reached the masses of chil-
dren in the Kings Mountain-Grover
areas, and now many are productive citi-
zens exercising their own rights to the
voting process. Faith, family, and Service
to others are her strengths; the character
istics needed in all candidates. Please
join me and others in supporting our
own Mary S. Accor for Cleveland
County Commissioner....Thank you and
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Letters to the Editor —
Dear Editor, :
Warren Daniel is an up and coming
leader in the NC Senate. We need to keep
Warren working to bring jobs to Cleveland
County, and | am asking you to join me in
casting your vote for Warren Daniel.”
If you haven't had the opportunity to
meet Senator Warren Daniel, you should
make an effort to do so. Warren is finish-'
ing up his first term in the NC Senate and
has shown all of us that his leadership skills
will be a strong asset to our community.
He’s not only a strong and intelligent
leader; he cares about people and has a
passion to serve.
| watched Warren's work with several
bills this past session but especially appre-
ciated his dedication to legislation that re-
duced our tax and regulatory burdens on
families and small businesses. When you
meet Warren, you know instantly that he is
putting his family and your family first,
every time he pushes that voting button.
This is a hard job-and it takes a great
deal of time. | appreciate that Warren has
dedicated the time and energy to serve and
to work with me to keep Cleveland County
moving forward. Together, | feel like we
make a great team and appreciate your
support and your vote for Warren Daniel.
As always, thank you for allowing me to
serve as your Representative.
Member, North Carolina House
Serving Cleveland County
As'the 2012 elections cycle is draw-
ing to a close, | hope that voters will
think about the best candidates who will
have their interests at heart when making
political decisions after getting elected.
+ A candidate who will vote only in his
constituents’ best interests will be John
McDevitt , candidate for NC Senate #
46. This is the Senate seat held by Kings
Mountain's long-time favorite son Sena-
tor Ollie Harris.
John is a native of Cleveland County.
He grew up in Kings Mountain and grad-
uated from Kings Mountain High School.
Many of the residents of Kings Mountain
knew him as a child and remember him
through school. He moved away when
his father accepted the position of police
chief in Rutherford County. Although
John later moved to Burke County and
served for many years as their very pop-
ular sheriff, he never forgot his roots and
friends in Kings Mountain and Cleveland
After retirement from law enforce-
ment, John has stepped up to run for the
NC Senate, and | am asking that you
vote for him. His platform items include
strong support for public education,
senior citizens, job recruitment, law en-
forcement, veterans, and second amend-
ment rights.. John is a family man and
will represent family values in Raleigh.
Early voting has started in Shelby,
and another early voting site will open in
Kings Mountain at Boyce Memorial
Church, Monday, Oct 29th through Nov.
2nd—10AM to 6:30 PM and Sat, Nov
3rd—8AM to 1PM.
I hope you will vote for John McDe-
vitt for the NC Senate. Just think how
easy to contact our Senator knowing that
he grew up on King Street in the rock
house before you get to the Patrick Sen-
ior Center and that he will recognize you
by name because you have a personal
connection. Remember your friendship
and connection with John McDevitt be-
cause he certainly will remember you.
Vote John McDevitt for NC Senate #
To the Editor:
| am running for the North Carolina
Senate to represent Cleveland and Burke
Counties. | just retired after 37 years
as a law enforcement officer and after
being elected to four terms as the Sheriff
of Burke County.
* | grew up in Cleveland County and
graduated from Kings Mountain High.
1973. My father was a military po-
liceman in the Air Force and then in law
enforcement for 40 years, serving as the
Chief of Police in Kings Mountain during
the 60s and 70s.
My wife is the Chief of Police at the
North Carolina Hospital facilities in Mor-
ganton (Broughton Hospital, NC School
for the Deaf). My wife and | have three
children and two grandchildren. Our
oldest son is a Chief Warrant Officer in
the US Army Crimina] Investigations Di-
vision and is about to begin his 7th de-
ployment in a war zone (Afghanistan).
Our daughter, Caitlin, and her husband,
Dustin live in Cherryville where Dustin
is a NC Wildlife Officer. Caitlin is a pet
therapy assistant working with develop-
mentally challenged youth.
Youngest son JT attends Western Pied-
mont Community College and coaches
- football at a Middle School.
There are many reasons why | seek
to serve Cleveland and Burke County in
NC Senate. | have 37 years of experi-
ence working with people and solving
problems. When | took office as Sher-
iff Burke County had its highest crime
rate in recorded history. When | retired
Burke County had its lowest crime rate
in recorded history.
| have been endorsed by the State
Employees Association of NC (SEANC),
NC Association of Educators (teach-
ers), the NC League of Conservation Vot-
ers and the Fraternal Order of Police. |
was voted Best Elected Official in Burke
County in 2010 and 2011.
I have become absolutely disgusted
with our politica) system. Our state and -
are so-politically deadlocked that
nothing is getting accomplished. As
"worked for all the people. | am not
about Republican or Democrat, liberal
or conservative. | just want to brings jobs
to Cleveland and Burke County. I just
want to improve our schools and I will
work with anyone who will do those
| have enjoyed my years of public
service and am asking that you trust me
as the people of Burke County have for
the past 37 years and allow me to be
your representative in the NC Senate.
John 'T. McDevitt
Candidate NC Senate *
District 46 :
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