Our View: Cheers and Jeers

Oct. 15, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

Cheers ... to the eight individuals who are willing to become pioneer residents in the Florence Mill Redevelopment Project.

Jeers ... to anyone aspiring to become the leader of the greatest, most powerful and most compassionate nation on the face of the earth who has the audacity to commit Big Bird to the list of endangered species.

Cheers ... to Belk for the remodeling and for the generous gift to Youth Empowerment.

Cheers ... to the local office of the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for finding employment for 186 area residents with disabilities over the past twelve months and cheers to the employers who were willing to hire people with disabilities.

Cheers ... to all docents. A docent is a volunteer who contributes their time and expertise to keep our museums, art galleries, and even genealogical libraries and visitor centers open to the public. Rutherford County is blessed with many small museums that keep our history, heritage, art and music alive. The docents who volunteer to help make these venues available to county residents and visitors are deserving of our gratitude for their service.

Cheers ... to the R-S Central High School boys and girls cross-country teams for their recent sweep of the Rutherford County Cross-Country Championship in Rutherfordton. Congratulations to the Hilltoppers and we wish continued success to all of our county cross-country teams as the season progresses.

Cheers ... to Thursday night's candidate forum held at the Cool Springs Administration Building. All four candidates presented their case for the upcoming election and the audience was engaged and challenged each of the candidates on their respective positions. It was just the way we envision a forum should be.

Jeers ... to a recent report that a compound company in Massachusetts sent out a steroid that allegedly contained a fungal meningitis strain that has infected over 130 in 10 states, including North Carolina. Regulations are certainly needed to ensure this does not happen again.

With that ...

Cheers ... to Rutherford Regional Health System for doing due diligence in checking to make sure they had not purchased or used the steroid shot. In addition, we cheer RRHS for releasing to the public the fact that they had not done so.

From a reader ...

Cheers ... to the businesses that helped make the American Legion Post 74 90th birthday celebration a success.

To offer your own cheer or jeer for consideration, email Editor Matthew Clark at mclark@thedigitalcourier.com. 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, Joan Murray, Tom Padgett, Dr. Shermaine Surratt and Cliff Strassenburg as well as Publisher Jake Volcsko and Editor Matthew Clark