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Jim’s Political Notebook: Election’s outcome proves the rarity of a ‘sure thing’

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 — The dust is finally starting to settle and life for us political junkies is returning to normal in the wake of Tuesday’s local election. I don’t like the term red or blue “wave” to describe the outcome of an election. But there really was no […]

November 10th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Why I am voting NO on Amendment No. 2

To the editor, If you have already decided to vote yes, I would like to ask you to consider my thoughts before voting. Voting for this amendment for me is not a question if I believe in abortion is right. I taught my daughters it was not an option for our family. But I also […]

November 7th, 2022 | Posted in Education,Election News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letters: In support of Eric Shelburne for Nelson County judge-executive

NC GAZETTESTAFF REPORT Sunday, Nov. 6. 2022 — The following letters to the editor have been received in support of Eric Shelburne for Nelson County Judge-Executive. Letter: Businessman backs Shelburne in race for Nelson County judge executive – David Shields Letter: Shelburne ‘invested in the well being’ of Nelson County’s youths – Bri Janes Letter: […]

November 6th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letters: In support of Tim Hutchins for Nelson County judge-executive

NC GAZETTESTAFF REPORT The following letters to the editor have been received in support of Tim Hutchins for Nelson County Judge-Executive. Writer says Tim Hutchins is his choice for Nelson County judge executive – William “Jonesie” Jones Writer questions Shelburne’s personal attacks on candidate Hutchins – Donna R Dugan Supports Tim Hutchins for next Nelson […]

November 6th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Candidates’ stand on moral, legal issues is an indicator of their character

To the Editor, I am writing in response to the letter from Martha A. Nest. As a nobody, not a treasurer for the Democratic executive committee and president of the Democratic women’s club of Nelson County. Clearly, you are much more intelligent than Amelia Clements or me. I would like to ask you some questions […]

November 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Writer says Tim Hutchins is his choice for Nelson County judge executive

To the editor, Tim Hutchins has participated in eight elections and won six of those. I have witnessed his passion for our Nelson County communities and even politics itself. Politics, even in small towns, requires a thick skin, and frankly all the whining of Tim’s opponent is getting a little old and ridiculous. Regardless of […]

November 2nd, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Shelburne blasts Hutchins for spreading ‘lies and misinformation’

To the editor, As I travel around this county meeting the great people who live here, I am always amazed at how connected this community is. Our connections and relationships run deep and there is a lot of value in that. Unfortunately, I have a candidate running against me that couldn’t care less about the […]

October 31st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Constitutional Amendment 2 will strip women of their right to medical care

To the editor, I am writing in response to the letter from Amelia Clements from Cox’s Creek. As the treasurer of the Democratic Executive Committee and president of the Democratic Woman’s Club of Nelson County, I feel that it is necessary to clear up the rhetoric regarding the proposed Amendment to the constitution known as […]

October 30th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Eric Shelburne not disclosing his ‘true political beliefs’ in his campaign

To the editor, There is no Democrat running for Nelson County 50th District State Representative. The last Democrat to run was Kory Miller in 2020. Miller openly supported abortion and far-left ideals. To Mr. Miller’s credit though, he was honest and upfront about his support for things the majority of Nelson Countians oppose. I recently […]

October 29th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Businessman backs Shelburne in race for Nelson County judge executive

To the Editor: As a small business owner for the past 32 years and a lifelong resident of Nelson County, I am aware of the challenges and opportunities we have here. I know both candidates for judge executive and believe Eric Shelburne possesses the leadership qualities, temperament and most importantly, the character necessary to serve […]

October 28th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »