Morehead City, N.C.

April 21, 2020

TO THE EDITOR:

I read with interest the editorial, “Morehead City loans leave many at a loss,” in the Sunday edition.

May I suggest the newspaper assign a reporter to investigate to whom these loans are given?

Like with the Public Record Deed Transfers article which is presented every Sunday, perhaps a weekly list can be disclosed of the benefactors’ information to include:

(1) “storefront” businesses located in the town

(2) name of mortgage company or landlords (specifically names of landlords, owners of the LLC, etc.)

(3) amount of loan given/received weekly

(4) cumulative amount of money given/received over the course of the lending program to each business, mortage company and landlord.

It will be interesting to see if there is a pattern of who receives this tax payers’ money (government officials- past and current, etc). Follow The Money!

I think all this information must be available via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Thank you for a wonderful newspaper.

CONCERNED CITIZEN

(12) comments

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Concerned Citizen is right. It is taxpayer money; we have the right to know who gets it.

DeadBolt

WELL, concerned, I TOO WONDER, WHO EXACTLY, IS GUARDING OUR WEALTH, AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE? BECAUSE, FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING, IT AIN'T NO VIRUS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE! (AND IF IT'S WORSE, I HOPE TO HECK THEY SNAP TO, AND START TALKING, INSTEAD OF COVERING UP, BECAUSE, WE ARE ALL IN FOR A GREAT BIG STORY HERE, I SUSPECT?)

JusticeForAll

Trying to hold the government accountable? That would certainly curb the number of those running for office to ZERO!

DeadBolt

Well, i have concluded my fact finding mission, truthfully, i was almost convinced the morning after all this 'FAKE NEWS' started . (sorry, it's my nature.) I'm sorry to say, i have a sneaky feeling that EVERY COMPONENT of YOUR GOVERNMENT was in on this, (with a very small exception of dedicated workers, etc, who may not be affected by the lay-off's) At this point, it should be painfully obvious that your LOCAL GOVERNMENT is trying to 'continue' the HOAX, whereas the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has basically ended their trial run! I do not know why, whom, or the logic behind stopping the SMALL BUSINESS IN AMERICA, but i'm convinced it was an 'ALL HANDS ON DECK' EVENT. (some players just went bad, as we are all watching now) I'm honestly not POLITICAL , and really just love a JOKE, but, RUINING AMERICA, well, IT'S A DISGRACEFUL ACT OF TREASON, AND IN MY OPINION, ALL THE PLAYERS DESERVE THE ROPE. Your lives, and jobs, and families and income ARE ESSENTIAL. <------------- America, you decide , check my youtube links. ps...... IMO, REMOVE ALL THESE NON ESSENTIAL FAKE WORKERS CALLED GOVERNMENT IN FRONT OF WE THE PEOPLE, AND WE WILL JUDGE THEM. THEY ARE NON EXISTENT IF WE SAY SO, AND WE DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT TILL ANY BALLOT BOX.

beachmami13

We need to see exactly who is benefitting and what's happening with the $ flowing into Carteret for different things b/c of different disasters. For example, what's happening with the 800k (I think it was around that amount) that went to Carteret comm. college to help students who were suffering b/c of the economic downturn. Was it given directly to students? Providing food or rental help? Or was it put into some general account that is used as the college "sees fit" instead of going directly to the students. It seems as though Carteret has benefited greatly from the hurricanes and now the coronavirus, yet instead of raising the lowest level of the citizens, more and more expensive buildings are being built and pet projects of the administrators are benefiting. We need transparency, not more funding being used for projects.

EddieW

I sometimes read these letters to Editor and I have to just laugh. If you really read them carefully the only thing you would find suspect is the underlying agenda of the person writing it. This program which the City is doing is helping to pay the rent or mortgage of the Morehead City businesses that are suffering from a cash shortage due to the "stay at home" Covid-19. There is nothing scandalous or sinister behind this, Stop trying to find the ant in this not existent mole hill.

DeadBolt

Washington State 6 days ago... [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHGGFt2upPA ] Simply watch the vid. (I'll keep going if i'm still here)

DeadBolt

Dr. John Ioannidis Announces Results of COVID-19 Serology Study [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGUgrEfSgaU ] <--- Short answer. long answer -------> [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwPqmLoZA4s ]

DeadBolt

Perspectives on the Pandemic | Dr. David L. Katz [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK0Wtjh3HVA ]

DeadBolt

Dr. Daniel Erickson says the lockdowns are having a minimal impact on containing the spread of [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93QGMEERgMk ]

dc

Dr. Katz said a lot that can't easily be summarized in a few words. The concentration of the virus in places like Northern Italy & NYC overwhelming their systems leads to hysteria. That combined without the benefit of data which can't be gained until after the fact leads to exoneration of the president. It makes everybody else especially politicians not letting any crisis go to waste & the rest of us & our opinions in the same place we've always been.

DeadBolt

Heaven forbid you all simply go open your store's etc, ... [yawn]

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