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.