Just a few days ago the Shelby Star published an article on March 18, 2020stating that the Cleveland County Commissioners, at their March 17, 2020 Commissioner’s meeting, had declared a State of Emergency in Cleveland County because of the Coronavirus-even though there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cleveland County. The problems for the Shelby Star was that I attended the Commissioner’s meeting and the Star did not. The Star depended on a press release from the County. And I depended on what I personally saw and heard. What I saw and heard was the Commissioners did NOT declare an emergency because of a clear and present danger of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Commissioner’s declared a State of Emergency for Cleveland County because the Commissioners wanted to be sure they could collect as much money as possible from the Federal Government.
Another thing that happened at the March 17, Commissioner’s Meeting, was the Commissioner’s scheduled two Public Hearings for that meeting. If the Commissioners were actually concerned for the well being of Cleveland County citizens, they would have cancelled or rescheduled those public hearings. But they didn’t. And it was NOT because the welfare of the citizens just happened to slip the Commissioner’s minds. NO!!! I spoke up at the public hearings and brought up the fact that the commissioners had purposely continued with their public hearing despite the fact that they had just declared an emergency. And, that is beside the point that I was AGAINST the Commissioners forking over another $6 Million from ALL of the County taxpayers to fund a building the Commissioners were going to give to the City of Shelby. A third building at that.
Then, the next thing that happens is a report comes out of the Cleveland County Health Department that there was a case of the Coronavirus COVID-19 in Cleveland County. And, now the County through the Shelby Star puts out a notice that the alleged COVID-19 infected person did not actually live in Cleveland County, even though that person allegedly gave their doctor a Cleveland County Address. No mention of where this person actually resides, who the doctor was or even that the person actually was tested and the test actually came out positive.
Of course, I have been smelling a rat from the very start about all this Emergency stuff and whether or not such a COVID-19 Coronavirus victim actually existed. Shutting down schools and all-for all the wrong reasons. Cleveland County and even North Carolina has refused to give good information about the actual cases of coronavirus COVID-19 all along. No info from local authorities about those infected, their ages and health conditions before being infected. And, even now with the CC Health Department and the Shelby Star, who never ask questions, before printing-up propaganda for Cleveland County governmental agencies get caught putting out false information.
Oh Well. Folks, continue believing the Cleveland County Commissioners, CCS, CCC, the Health Department and the Shelby Star at your own risk. The only truth of the matter is that YOU have NEVER gotten FAKE NEWS from ME!!! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!!!