Times have changed. Now, even the most local of elections cross county lines. These are the times of the internet-the electronic transfer of information. Actual paper newspapers are a thing of the past. Newspapers, like the Shelby Star, are going…

Politics of Roads by Robert A. Williams

The importance of Roads has been known for over 2,000 years. The Roman Empire was a major road builder, then railroads, the German Autobahn, the American Interstate system. Roads are necessary to move goods and services. The better the roads…

Lonely at the top?

Rick Shaffer, District Attorney for District 27-B: “I’m a Democrat, but some people may say I ain’t much of one”… just watch it for yourself and see.

DCC Steals Courthouse by Robert A. Williams

The Cleveland County Commissioners voted 5-0 on March 18, 2008 to lease the Historic Courthouse to the Destination Cleveland County folks for one dollar per year for 10 years with a possible 10 additional year extension.


The following series of four featured articles show a long term (40+years) pattern of corrupt politics, government agency incompetence capped off by lies and cover-up. There are many more examples but this should be plenty enough to give Cleveland County a wake-up call.

Politics By George:

Politicians are crooks anyway you reckon. Maybe that is so to a degree, but the ability to get rid of bad people, corrupt people or incompetent people in elected office has to be the first order of business at the…

Asha Degree by: Robert A. Williams

Murdered or Missing Eight Years of Dirty Politics But NO justice in THIS Case

The disappearance of 9 year old Asha Degree on the dark and stormy night of February 14, 2000 caught the attention of the media and the citizens of Cleveland County, NC and the USA like very few other tragic events.