Cheers and Jeers

Dec. 22, 2012 @ 05:01 AM

Cheers ... to the Town of Forest City for beginning work on the Central Business District sewer system. Earlier this week, the Forest City Town Council voted to approve a resolution to being the rehabilitation work on the sewer system. The project will help replace aging and damaged sewer lines in the downtown area.

Cheers ... to North Carolina Highway Patrolman Randy Patterson for his 27 years of service. Patterson retired this week after an honored career.

Cheers ... to Jim Martin for heading up the investigation into academic scandals at UNC.

With that:

Jeers ... to the UNC Board of Trustees for limiting the scope of that investigation so much that criticisms of "whitewash," and "slap on the wrist" were inevitable.  

Cheers ... to all the Highway Patrol and other Public Safety officials who will be working to keep our highways safer during the high traffic holiday week.

Cheers ... to Rutherford County native William Cochran for his poem regarding the recent school shooting tragedy in Connecticut. Cochran hopes to have his poem sent to Newtown, CT and we certainly hope he is successful.

Cheers ... to those businesses who put kindness above profit by remaining closed on Christmas so their employees can enjoy the day with their families.

Jeers ... to those of us who fail to plan ahead and then are angry because businesses are closed on Christmas.

Cheers ... to Gardner-Webb University head baseball coach Rusty Stroupe for being honored with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching award. Stroupe has been a local leader in ministry and with his local church and we applaud him on the honor.

Cheers ... to companies that give bonuses to their employees and spread the holiday cheer not to mention improve the economy.

Cheers ... to the winners of the Facebook annual middle school art contest. Winners were announced earlier this week at the Facebook Data Center in Forest City and we commend all of the students for their participation.


To offer your own cheer or jeer for consideration, email Editor Matthew Clark at Please put "Cheers and Jeers" in the subject line.

By Matthew Clark, for the Editorial Board


The Daily Courier Editorial Board consists of community members Jerry Brewer, Kyle Bingham, Tom Padgett, Dr. Shermaine Surratt and Cliff Strassenburg as well as Editor Matthew Clark