SOUND OFF/ Dec. 11, 2011

Published 12:16 am Sunday, December 11, 2011

Unless our elected officials and want-to-be elected officials show leadership in investing in Washington on issues like the Turnage Theater, the jail, the windmills and the sulfur plant, Washington won’t be known as the original or the little. It will be known as the former Washington.


Research shows the cost of maintaining and operating wind turbines far outweighs the minimal power they generate, which has left over 14,000 turbines simply abandoned in many of the most popular wind farming areas of the U.S. The government has spent millions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing the construction and use of wind farms. This means the blades churn until the money runs out. Then you are left with a wind farm graveyard.


Vail Rumley has raised the bar at the Washington Daily News.


North Carolina has the eighth-highest personal income tax in the nation and Beaufort County has the sixth worst pollution in the state. No wonder we remain a Tier 1 county. The grants are a fancy word for welfare and are proof we are a welfare state.


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