Cheers and Jeers

Jan. 19, 2013 @ 05:10 AM

Cheers ... to the students in the NcNair Leadership Class at Chase High School for raising $2,000 to purchase a self-propelled wheelchair and donating it to the school.

Cheers ... to Supt. Janet Mason for putting the safety of students, parents, teachers, bus drivers and other school staff at the top of her priorities by cancelling school Friday.

Jeers ... to Lance Armstrong for choosing Oprah’s talk show as the means to confess his sins rather than standing before the national media and the American people who he has lied to and taking what he has coming.

Jeers ... to Oprah for using Lance Armstrong’s confession as a means to promote herself and her faltering television network.

Cheers ... to the recent news that two Rutherford County veterans will receive their Purple Heart medals this weekend. These two men are both heroes and certainly deserve the recognition and we are glad that they will finally receive that recognition.

Cheers ... to the Rutherford County Economic Development Commission for looking into a new board structure that could include a public and private entity. This prospect can be good to help raise essential funds for economic development in the county, which has been stated as a priority this year.

Jeers ... to the lack of snow in Rutherford County during the recent winter storm. A lot of residents were looking forward to the first snowfall in a year and were left empty-handed.

With that ...

Cheers ... to the fact that there was no snow in Rutherford County during the recent winter storm. Just like those that were looking for snow, we know there were just as many that were hoping it never came.

Jeers ... to the NRA for publishing a video game aimed at teaching children as young as four years old how to target shoot using of all things coffin shaped targets. Seems the NRA is not satisfied with just arming teachers, now they want the kids in pre-K trained to pack heat.

Cheers ... to NC State basketball player CJ Leslie for helping a student who got knocked out of his wheelchair during the pandemonium on the court following State’s upset victory over Duke. Leslie saw Will Privette, an NC State student struggling on the floor and picked him up to keep him from being trampled by the crowd.

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.