Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Wednesday's Check This Out!
Election 2010 - Cedar Posts failed to grasp the size of Mecklenburg County's democratic base. Andrew Murray won the DA job, but it was much closer than I expected. Jennifer Roberts won another term of the Mecklenburg BOCC and that was also unexpected. This also means another two years of Harry Jones and his financial follies. Finally Elaine Marshall carried Mecklenburg County with 52% of the vote.
Major Kudos - to Andrew Murray. I've known Andrew for many years, and enjoyed his company while in Charleston a number of times. The guys at USCG Sector Charleston also give up a big cheer for Andy. Chief Woods in particular. Bravo Zulu Commander Murray.
Another Homicide - Around 9 PM Tuesday 911 dispatchers received a call regrading someone laying in the street at 619 Village Court, near Remount Road and I-77. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokeswoman Officer Rosalyn Harrington said paramedics pronounced the man dead when they arrived. CMPD also said the victim has been hit by a car and shot in the chest, though not necessarily in that order. Police have no suspects at this time.
Alvin Greene - Y'all laugh but goofy Alvin Greene received 356,924 votes in yesterday's election, without the support of the state's Democratic party. Honestly I think a lot of people should be ashamed how this was handled and how they mocked the man. Kudos to Alvin Greene for turning South Carolina's Democratic party of its ear. Cedar Posts expects not only a book deal but a new reality show. Greene Acres?
CMPD Turmoil - Nothing surprises Cedar Posts when it comes to Rodney Monroe, now news is spreading that the entire CMPD Chaplains unit has resigned over a dispute with Chief Monroe and his "inner circle". Seems they were at odds with the idea of bringing in an openly gay Chaplain. A check of the CMPD directory shows a blank entry for Chaplain but LGBT proponent Rev. Frances Cook's name is listed as being associated with the Gang on One program. Cedar Posts suspects there is more to this than CMPD is letting on to.
Major Props to FOX News Charlotte's Morgan Fogarty for bringing this to our attention.
WBT Radio Towers - The Charlotte icons located off Nations Ford road received an upgrade of sorts recently. I have no idea when, and just noticed the change while on a early pre dawn flight from Monroe to Charlotte. Gone are the flashing red lights, replaced with the blue/grey of "new and improved" LED flashing lights. The towers have long been a reference point to general aviation pilots making the hop from Monroe to Charlotte at night. The easy to spot grouping of three 428-foot Blaw-Knox diamond-shaped towers served as the "keep to the left" marker while making an approach to runway 36. FYI these towers are nearly 80 years old. More about these little noticed links to Charlotte's past is here.
Note: I know I'm a total dork for noticing this and finding the tech stuff interesting.
CIAA - Knowing that the fix was in, (errrr I mean votes), the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced on Tuesdat that they would continue the hold the February men's and women's basketball tournament in Charlotte. Look for the BOCC to spend more of your tax dollars to keep the CIAA happy and expect more free tickets going to county commissioners who support their cause. Sorry commissioner James the ticket Nazi Harry Jones says no free tickets for you!