It’s been a week since information was made public that the snafu surrounding Scotland County’s two-time loss of a $575,000 state grant is directly connected to Economic Development Director Mark Ward.
There’s a little uncertainty about the ceremony for renominating President Trump during the Republican National Convention in Charlotte later this month. On Saturday, a GOP spokeswoman said it would be conducted in private, without members of the press present. She cited the coronavirus as the reason.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appears to have painted himself into a corner with his promise to select a woman — and apparently from the candidates on his short list, an African-American woman — to be his running mate. While it is just the latest example of his party’s tribalism in which externals, such as race and gender are preferred over actual ideas, in the end it will make no difference because the Democratic Party looks to have been taken over by hardcore leftists. Whoever he selects must appeal to and appease the Bernie Sanders crowd.
There are fewer than 100 days until Election Day, and of all the things we’ll say between now and Nov. 3, this remains the most the important: You should vote. It’s something that’s always been true, but this year, it’s never been more uncertain.
Local activists who want an oversight board to review actions and complaints related to the Fayetteville Police Department are getting what some have sought for some time: A listening ear from the Fayetteville City Council.