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Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees to take another Illegal Vote in Meeting-October 17, 2017!!! –Report by Robert A. Williams »

Folks, in general terms everybody knows it is a crime to falsify government records. In particular, NC law requires government agencies like the Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees to…

Oct 17 2017 / Comments Off on Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees to take another Illegal Vote in Meeting-October 17, 2017!!! –Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Cleveland Community College– Executive Vice President Takes Lie Detector Test??!! –CCC Refuses to give Results!! –Report & Evaluation by Robert A. Williams »

Sources have reported that Dr. Shannon Kennedy, Cleveland Community College Executive Vice President, has already voluntarily submitted to “lie detector” testing for the Board of Trustees and the results are…

Aug 20 2017 / Comments Off on Cleveland Community College– Executive Vice President Takes Lie Detector Test??!! –CCC Refuses to give Results!! –Report & Evaluation by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

An Open Letter to New Cleveland Community College Interim President and Board of Trustees. –And Public Record Requests –By Robert A. Williams »

August 6, 2017 Dear Dr. Aiken and the Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees, My first reports from Cleveland Community College regarding Dr. Aiken taking over as Interim President on…

Aug 6 2017 / Comments Off on An Open Letter to New Cleveland Community College Interim President and Board of Trustees. –And Public Record Requests –By Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Two Registered Sex Offenders Attend School Function with CCS Permission!!! –Neither Sheriff’s Department nor School Board Notified in Advance!!!– School Board Policies Violated!!! CCS Cover-up Mode in Progress! –Report by Robert A. Williams »

Sources have informed us that two registered sex offenders requested permission from CCS to attend a school function and Superintendent Stephan Fisher granted them permission. Fisher allegedly did not notify…

Aug 5 2017 / Comments Off on Two Registered Sex Offenders Attend School Function with CCS Permission!!! –Neither Sheriff’s Department nor School Board Notified in Advance!!!– School Board Policies Violated!!! CCS Cover-up Mode in Progress! –Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

More on Thornburg!!! –Alleged Involvement in More Sex Scandals & Possible misuse of Credit Cards!!! –Thornburg ally, President of NC Community Colleges, Resigns–Gives no reason!! Report by Robert A. Williams »

There is an old saying, “When it rains, it pours.” This is typical of scandals too. When Cleveland Community College President L. Steve Thornburg got caught using that “vulgar” password…

Aug 4 2017 / Comments Off on More on Thornburg!!! –Alleged Involvement in More Sex Scandals & Possible misuse of Credit Cards!!! –Thornburg ally, President of NC Community Colleges, Resigns–Gives no reason!! Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

A New Sex Scandal at Cleveland Community College–Or Not??? –You Decide !!!!–Report by Robert A. Williams »

Former CCC President Steve Thornburg was caught with having a “vulgar” password (fuckshannon69) on his College Computer System for ten years and it ended up costing him his job and…

Aug 3 2017 / 6 Comments / Read More »

Special Called Meeting For Closed Session–CCC Board of Trustees–Sunday 6 PM July 30, 2017–No Action Taken!!! –Report by Robert A. Williams »

First of all the CCC Board of Trustees are getting better at a few things. They gave proper notice for this meeting according to NC Law. They followed NC Law…

Aug 1 2017 / Comments Off on Special Called Meeting For Closed Session–CCC Board of Trustees–Sunday 6 PM July 30, 2017–No Action Taken!!! –Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Mrs. Phillip :Bully” Glover, wife of the Chairman of the School Board, accused of Unethical and perhaps illegal Election Year Activity related to Bully’s re-election campaign!!! Report by Robert A. Williams »

This is part of the message I received at 10:33 PM tonight from a reliable source. The message speaks for itself. “Regarding the school board election I have information from…

Jul 27 2017 / Comments Off on Mrs. Phillip :Bully” Glover, wife of the Chairman of the School Board, accused of Unethical and perhaps illegal Election Year Activity related to Bully’s re-election campaign!!! Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Breaking News!!! –Cleveland Community College President to Leave July 31, 2017 To get $150,000 Severance Pay + $50,000 for accrued time!!! –Cleveland County School Board Member Donnie Thurman, Jr. Announces he will NOT run for re-election!!! –Reports by Robert A. Williams »

The Cleveland Community College Board of Trustee Meeting today (July 11, 2017) was a marathon lasting over seven hours, including over five hours in a closed session with three lawyers.…

Jul 12 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

What Others are Saying about the Scandals at Cleveland Community College!!! Forwarded by Robert A. Williams »

Folks, People from everywhere are talking about the scandals at the Cleveland Community College. An article from the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, a Raleigh “Think Tank” and…

Jul 9 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Part XVI: Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees –June 9, 2017 Meeting Report– –July 11, 2017 Meeting Agenda– Board Attorney to Attend Closed Session-Most likely to Discuss Thornburg’s threatened Lawsuit!!! —-Report by Robert A. Williams »

“Perhaps it is time to just pull the plug on Cleveland Community College and Cleveland County students go to Gaston College, Isothermal or Catawba Valley Tech in Hickory.”…Robert A. Williams…

Jul 8 2017 / Comments Off on Part XVI: Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees –June 9, 2017 Meeting Report– –July 11, 2017 Meeting Agenda– Board Attorney to Attend Closed Session-Most likely to Discuss Thornburg’s threatened Lawsuit!!! —-Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part XVI: Former Chairman CCC Board of Trustees Speaks Out !! –Ellis Monroe Attributes Board Cover-ups and More Cover-ups as Reason for him Resigning from the Board!!! Report by Robert A. Williams »

Folks, this is the sixteenth article I have written regarding the rotten mess at Cleveland Community College. The mess involves issues going back ten years as well as a year…

Jun 28 2017 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Part XV: Cleveland Community College Salaries Top Heavy!!!– By a Wide Margin!!! –Report and Math by Robert A. Williams »

Folks, from reports I am getting the Public Record I asked for and published regarding salaries at CCC has caused an uproar. And for good reason. I did a little…

Jun 27 2017 / 7 Comments / Read More »

Part XIV: The List the Scandals at Cleveland Community College!! –Report and recommendations by Robert A. Williams »

A reader called regarding my Part XII article that evaluated all the individual Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees. The reader believed I was a bit harsh in my evaluations.…

Jun 18 2017 / Comments Off on Part XIV: The List the Scandals at Cleveland Community College!! –Report and recommendations by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part XIII: Cleveland Community College–Personnel Salaries —Report by Robert A. Williams »

Several folks have asked me how to get the salaries of Cleveland Community College full time employees? You gotta ask for it in no uncertain terms. I filed a request…

Jun 16 2017 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Part XII: The Rest of the Do Nothing Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees-Gridlock Guaranteed!–Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams »

Editor’s Note 1: The many and varied scandals at Cleveland Community College that have only recently been publicly exposed have in fact been festering for years. There have been several…

Jun 15 2017 / Comments Off on Part XII: The Rest of the Do Nothing Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees-Gridlock Guaranteed!–Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part XII: Patsy Rose Speaks Out at June 6, 2017 CCC Board Meeting–Former Cleveland Community College Board of Trustee Member and Major Donor tells CCC Board of Trustees She is Stunned, Hurt and Disappointed by the lack of leadership by Present Board!!! Wants Her Name Off of the Building!!! –Forwarded by Robert A. Williams »

The following is a copy of the prepared statement Former CCC Board of Trustees Board Member Patsy Rose presented to the Board of Trustees under the Citizens Recognition portion of…

Jun 9 2017 / Comments Off on Part XII: Patsy Rose Speaks Out at June 6, 2017 CCC Board Meeting–Former Cleveland Community College Board of Trustee Member and Major Donor tells CCC Board of Trustees She is Stunned, Hurt and Disappointed by the lack of leadership by Present Board!!! Wants Her Name Off of the Building!!! –Forwarded by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part XI: The Plot Sickens with CCC Scandals. Thornburg to use Shelby Star Report as Basis for Lawsuit against Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees!!! Stupid Board’s Delay in Firing Thornburg for Cause Backfires on Board!!! Information relayed to public by Robert A. Williams »

Editor’s Note Folks, you gotta read the following email I just received from a trusted confidential source. The email is hot off the press and has not been altered or…

Jun 8 2017 / Comments Off on Part XI: The Plot Sickens with CCC Scandals. Thornburg to use Shelby Star Report as Basis for Lawsuit against Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees!!! Stupid Board’s Delay in Firing Thornburg for Cause Backfires on Board!!! Information relayed to public by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part X: The Cleveland Community College Scandal Saga– Do Nothing Board of Trustees: A Scandal all by Themselves!!! —Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams »

In the Star reports on the looming departure of long time Cleveland Community College President Dr. L. Steve Thornburg and other articles you hear very little about the overall scope…

Jun 5 2017 / Comments Off on Part X: The Cleveland Community College Scandal Saga– Do Nothing Board of Trustees: A Scandal all by Themselves!!! —Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part IX: More Scandals at Cleveland Community College!!!– Non Existent Office of Executive Vice President??? Dr. Shannon Kennedy??? –Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams »

Much ado has been made about the alleged shenanigans of the Cleveland Community College President Dr. L. Steve Thornburg. His lack of judgment in his college computer system password “fuckshannon69”…

May 31 2017 / Comments Off on Part IX: More Scandals at Cleveland Community College!!!– Non Existent Office of Executive Vice President??? Dr. Shannon Kennedy??? –Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part VIII: Cleveland Community College Scandals: Ineffective Board of Trustees!!! Report and Introduction by Robert A. Williams »

Editor’s Note: By now most folks realize the scandals surrounding the Cleveland Community College are also intermixed in responsibility with the Cleveland County Board of Education and the Cleveland County…

May 28 2017 / Comments Off on Part VIII: Cleveland Community College Scandals: Ineffective Board of Trustees!!! Report and Introduction by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part VII: Cleveland Community College Scandals!!!– More Opinion from Readers and Colleagues Collected and Report by Robert A. Williams »

Editor’s Note: This Editorial written and published by Hal Trammel reminds all of us that Cleveland Community College President Steve Thornburg could not have allowed all the many alleged misdeeds…

May 26 2017 / Comments Off on Part VII: Cleveland Community College Scandals!!!– More Opinion from Readers and Colleagues Collected and Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part VI: Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees– Lack of Leadership Amidst Multiple Scandals!!! —Report by Robert A. Williams »

The myriad of scandals and allegations of unethical, illegal and egregious behavior of top administrators and the Board of Trustees at Cleveland Community College, the Cleveland County Board of Education…

May 25 2017 / Comments Off on Part VI: Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees– Lack of Leadership Amidst Multiple Scandals!!! —Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part V: Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees Call Special Meeting Over Tsunami of Scandals!!! Shelby Star trying to Cover Up??? Report and Analysis by Robert A. Williams »

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth article in a my series of articles regarding an explosion of scandals that has Cleveland County citizens ablaze regarding what seems to be, and…

May 23 2017 / Comments Off on Part V: Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees Call Special Meeting Over Tsunami of Scandals!!! Shelby Star trying to Cover Up??? Report and Analysis by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part IV–Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees Take the Bait, Falls in the Trap!!! –Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams »

The Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees at their May 9, 2017 Board Meeting took the bait and fell into the trap I set for them. What did they do…

May 11 2017 / Comments Off on Part IV–Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees Take the Bait, Falls in the Trap!!! –Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Part III of Cleveland Community College, CCS, Commissioners, etc. Scandals —Cleveland County’s bad news going around the World!!!! —Report and Explanation by Robert A. Williams »

The news about the alleged sex scandals, fraud, connivance, conspiracies, waste, fraud, mismanagement, lying, cheating, crooked dealings and more going on at the Cleveland Community College, Cleveland County Schools, the…

Apr 28 2017 / Comments Off on Part III of Cleveland Community College, CCS, Commissioners, etc. Scandals —Cleveland County’s bad news going around the World!!!! —Report and Explanation by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

“fuckshannon69!”– Part II of Sex Scandals, Lying, Cheating, Stealing, Crooked, Outlaw Cleveland County Commissioners, School Board, Cleveland Community College Administration, Economic Development Partnership, DA’s Office, etc.!!!—Proof Everywhere!!!— Report and explanation by Robert A. Williams »

Part II: Forward by Robert A. Williams Part I of this series of articles has been viewed in record numbers and increasing. Go back and read Part I over again…

Apr 28 2017 / Comments Off on “fuckshannon69!”– Part II of Sex Scandals, Lying, Cheating, Stealing, Crooked, Outlaw Cleveland County Commissioners, School Board, Cleveland Community College Administration, Economic Development Partnership, DA’s Office, etc.!!!—Proof Everywhere!!!— Report and explanation by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

County Issues “Media Release” Regarding Reports of Killing Cats!!! No Verification Provided–No Mention of Scandal at Landfill, Shooting Range and Animal Control. No Response to Freedom Of Information Requests !!! Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams »

Well, Well, Well !!! The Commissioners have finally responded to something. They have issued a “Media Release” that I have included at the end of this article. Please read this…

Jun 15 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »
CGG Investigations

Breaking News!!! CCC Narrows Search for New President!!! Dr. Shannon Kennedy Leads Candidate Vetting Efforts??? —Report by Robert A. Williams »

The Super Moon occurred last night. Mercury is in retrograde. Just when you think it might be time for the…

Dec 5 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

School Audit Report Withheld from School Board until last minute by CCS Administration!!! No time for Board Review or Questions!! –Report by Robert A. Williams »

The School Board Meeting scheduled for November 6, 2017 contained an agenda item #7.01 titled “Audit Report” The total purpose…

Nov 27 2017 / Comments Off on School Audit Report Withheld from School Board until last minute by CCS Administration!!! No time for Board Review or Questions!! –Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Mystery Collaboration or Collusion at the LeGrand Center??? Most likely going to Cost Taxpayers a Bundle!! Just like the Earl Scruggs Center, ALWS, the Shooting Range and Everything else being done in the name of Economic Development!! And More!! –Just the Facts–by Robert A. Williams »

The first fact in this article is the LeGrand Center has already cost taxpayers a bundle. The as built cost…

Nov 26 2017 / Comments Off on Mystery Collaboration or Collusion at the LeGrand Center??? Most likely going to Cost Taxpayers a Bundle!! Just like the Earl Scruggs Center, ALWS, the Shooting Range and Everything else being done in the name of Economic Development!! And More!! –Just the Facts–by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Best and Worst of Cleveland Community College News!!! We Tell it All!! –Report and opinion by Robert A. Williams »

I have requested a copy of all of CCC Press Releases under the Freedom of Information Act as well as…

Nov 17 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Cleveland Community College– “Jezebel” looking for a King??? You Decide!! –Questions by Robert A. Williams »

I was sitting on the front row during and at the end of the CCC Board of Trustees Meeting held…

Nov 15 2017 / Comments Off on Cleveland Community College– “Jezebel” looking for a King??? You Decide!! –Questions by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

CCC Infested with Rats!!! More Falsified Documents From the Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees!!! And More Stupid & Illegal Stuff from the same Nitwits!!! November 14, 2017 CCC BoT Meeting 12:00PM—Come see for yourself!! Remember, It is Rude to Laugh out Loud!! –Report By Robert A. Williams »

Rats are smart enough to jump off a sinking ship. The Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees appear to be…

Nov 13 2017 / Comments Off on CCC Infested with Rats!!! More Falsified Documents From the Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees!!! And More Stupid & Illegal Stuff from the same Nitwits!!! November 14, 2017 CCC BoT Meeting 12:00PM—Come see for yourself!! Remember, It is Rude to Laugh out Loud!! –Report By Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Calling Out Alleged Sexual Predator–Coleman Hunt!!! –Report by Robert A. Williams »

I am calling out Coleman Hunt, recently the second highest vote getter in the 2017 School Board Election as an…

Nov 10 2017 / Comments Off on Calling Out Alleged Sexual Predator–Coleman Hunt!!! –Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Get Ready for Mega $pending by Commissioners!!! New Jail, New Courthouse? New This? New That?? –Report by Robert A. Williams »

The November 7, 2017 Commissioner’s Meeting was the shortest I have ever attended. Right around 25 minutes per my clock.…

Nov 9 2017 / Comments Off on Get Ready for Mega $pending by Commissioners!!! New Jail, New Courthouse? New This? New That?? –Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

CCC Board of Trustee Member Resigns!!! –Report by Robert A. Williams »

Cleveland Community College Board of Trustee member Gordon Hamrick has resigned November 7, 2017 from the CCC Board. No reason…

Nov 9 2017 / Comments Off on CCC Board of Trustee Member Resigns!!! –Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

People are Asking, What Happened With The School Board Election??? I Predicted What Happens when Voters Stay Home!!! All I can Say is I Told You So!!! —Report by Robert A. Williams »

The “Four” Republican candidates were all excellent candidates for the School Board that, in a fairly distributed voter base, would…

Nov 8 2017 / Comments Off on People are Asking, What Happened With The School Board Election??? I Predicted What Happens when Voters Stay Home!!! All I can Say is I Told You So!!! —Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

The Other Side of the Coin in the School Board Elections!!! —Report by Robert A. Williams »

My recommendations to vote for Danny Blanton, Rodney Fitch, Robert Queen and Kevin Whisnant for the School Board tomorrow is…

Nov 6 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Setting the Record Straight–One More Time!! On the Candidates and Wasteful Spending!! And other Bad Stuff Report by Robert A. Williams »

A lot of Facebook posts regarding the 2017 School Board Election are factual and made with good intentions. Some are…

Nov 6 2017 / Comments Off on Setting the Record Straight–One More Time!! On the Candidates and Wasteful Spending!! And other Bad Stuff Report by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

A different look at the Cleveland County School system…the truth. – Guest article »

As the people decide who the next members of the Cleveland County Board of Education will be, let’s look at…

Nov 6 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Cleveland County Loses Lawsuit, Pays Off, But Still Won’t Do Right.!!! Same with Cleveland Community College!!! No Matter–More Lawsuits Are On the Way –Forwarded by Robert A. Williams »

Editor’s Note: The following message was sent directly to Commissioners Eddie Holbrook, Susan Allen, Johnny Hutchins and Ronnie Whetstine as…

Nov 3 2017 / Comments Off on Cleveland County Loses Lawsuit, Pays Off, But Still Won’t Do Right.!!! Same with Cleveland Community College!!! No Matter–More Lawsuits Are On the Way –Forwarded by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

Shelby Women’s Club School Board Forum Report!!!– Last Hurrah for Democrats, Kathy Falls too ! –Report and Evaluation by Robert A. Williams »

The Shelby Women’s Club held a School Board Candidates Forum at 6:00 PM October 24, 2017. Food was provided by…

Nov 2 2017 / Comments Off on Shelby Women’s Club School Board Forum Report!!!– Last Hurrah for Democrats, Kathy Falls too ! –Report and Evaluation by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

More on the first of many Lawsuits against Cleveland Community College and the Board of Trustees!!! –Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams »

Editor’s Note: Folks, No matter what you have been told through the local gossip mill, through a friend of a…

Nov 1 2017 / Comments Off on More on the first of many Lawsuits against Cleveland Community College and the Board of Trustees!!! –Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams / Read More »

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