On today’s episode, you’ll hear from Carolyn Denton, Executive Director of our local Chamber of Commerce. If you haven’t worked with them before, the Chamber is an organization that brings together businesses and works to improve the economy and quality of life right here in the community. In this interview, you’ll hear what resources the Chamber has and what work they’re doing for our town.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Commissioner Rick Head, who’s running against Bill Newman for the mayor’s seat. We touch on issues like the growth in the southern parts of the county, his plan for better jobs and job training, and how he plans to get buy-in from us here in the community for his vision.
In this episode, you’ll hear from current county mayor Bill Newman. We touch on issues like his plan for better jobs, money for improvements to our roads and schools, along with how he plans to get buy-in from us here in the community for his vision.
Starting in April of 2017, city mayor Jon Law hosted a series of town hall meetings focused on our community’s future. At each town hall, groups worked on a wide range of ideas from community gardens to downtown events and even rural broadband Internet. In this episode, you’ll hear those ideas and how to get involved.
April is national autism awareness month and our local organization has been in full swing. On this episode, I talk with Julie Miller, President & Executive Director of REACH. We look at all the initiatives the group has going from scholarships to their upcoming Slawburger Festival fundraiser.
With Nippon Steel closing and Daikin’s Goodman plans uncertain, the Industrial Development Board has come under increased scrutiny lately. On this episode, I talk with Elaine Middleton, director of the IDB. We talk about the IDB’s role in bringing in new industries and what happens when one closes.
On this episode, you’ll hear from Dr. Bill Heath, the director of county schools, and Carman Smith, the school safety director. We talk about the changes they’re making in light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
On this episode, you’ll hear two different interviews. The first is with state representative Pat Marsh. He covers District 62, which includes the northern half of Lincoln County along with Bedford County.
In the second interview, I sit down with county mayor Bill Newman. Similar to the episode with Mayor Law, we’ll cover how the county has done in the past four years, the upcoming fall elections, and a few other things.