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Art Pope accused of buying legislature for Republicans.

A recent article by Jane Mayer of The New Yorker entitled “State for Sale” issued a sharp critique of Raleigh’s Art Pope, chairman and CEO of Variety Wholesalers, for literally trying to buy the state’s legislature for the Republican Party.

Indirectly, Mayer took aim at North Carolina Senator Jim Davis and the state’s Republican Party as well, for utilizing “outside” cash to take control of the state’s General Assembly for the first time in over a century.

“The New Yorker is a liberal magazine and I think that is fairly obvious to anyone who reads it,” stated Sen. Jim Davis. “The author knew what she wanted to write before she started researching, and I think the article reflects that. She molded the facts together to fit her own agenda.”

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State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) has launched its Second Annual SECU Supports the Troops holiday campaign in all 238 SECU branch locations throughout North Carolina. The campaign goal is to provide 5,000 holiday gift boxes for North Carolina’s National Guard and Reservists deployed throughout the world.

The boxes will include items such as snacks and toiletries, and be accompanied by special thank you letters from local school children. Credit Union branches will have collection boxes for donations, along with a wish list of acceptable items.

In addition to items for the 10” x 10” x 5” gift boxes, SECU is also accepting monetary donations that will be used to assist with shipping costs associated with delivering items to the soldiers. The gift boxes will be shipped in early December.

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Gail Elkins of Otto, N.C. was the winner of the charcoal grill given away by Farm Bureau in association with this year’s Macon County Fair.

Pictured (L-R) are Patrick Jenkins, Craig Millsaps, Elkins, Charles Thun and Glis Cribb.

 

 

 

Dan Preston of Franklin was the winner in a drawing held by Vietnam Veterans of America during the Macon County Fair.

The prize, donated by Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, was limited edition print “Ellijay Farm” by Franklin artist, Michael M. Rogers.

 

 

 

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