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Lead, Not Follow


I attend virtually all of the meetings of the Board of County Commissioners of Transylvania County. Members of the board act with integrity. There are times, I think, when some of the commissioners act more on behalf of a particular part of their constituency than on behalf of the commonwealth of all citizens of the county, property owners or not.

On a number of different meetings, I have heard the following (and I paraphrase loosely) addressed to the largely absent citizens: “You elected us. Tell us what you want us to do.”

I would like to resort to a military metaphor, recognizin...

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