Be Wary of Door-to-Door COVID-19 Scammers!

By Josh Stein, Attorney General CONSUMER ALERT Be wary of door-to-door coronavirus scammers Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Our office has received reports of scammers going door to door in neighborhoods selling coronavirus testing kits and cleaning supplies. This activity...

Animal Shelter Closed 3/24

Effective March 24, 2020, the Health Department and Animal Shelter will be closed to the public until further notice.  Essential services will still be provided throughout the closure.

COVID-19 Case Count in Jackson County

COVID-19 Case Count in Jackson County Updated daily by 12:00 PM. Last updated 11:50 AM, March 24, 2020 Jackson County Cases: 1 Local Resources Get the Facts: FAQ About COVID-19 in Jackson County 828-586-8994 publichealthinfo@jacksonnc.org National & State...

COVID-19 Additional Resources & Guidance

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & GUIDANCE Executive Orders & State of Emergency Declarations Executive Orders from the NC Governor’s Office Jackson County’s Supplemental State of Emergency Declaration Local Press Releases Addressing Frequently Asked Questions Health...

COVID-19 Response in Jackson County

COVID-19 RESPONSE IN JACKSON COUNTY The Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) wants to make sure that our community has accurate information from reliable sources to help prepare for and prevent COVID-19.  Know that the health and safety of our community...

Joe Sam Queen – Raleigh Report, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Update Yesterday, March 18, the CDC reported 7,038 cases of the virus, with the death count totaling 97. The virus was found in all 54 of the United States’ territories. Visit the NYT Estimate for an informative look as to why this matters. As of...

NC Democratic Party – Notice for Upcoming Meetings

Good morning members of the North Carolina Democratic Party,  As we continue to work to safeguard against the COVID-19 outbreak, NCDP wanted to again update you on the latest steps our party is taking to protect the health and well-being of our Party members and staff...

Joe Sam Queen – Raleigh Report, February 28

Joe Sam Queen, North Carolina General Assembly Rep. Joe Sam Queen | 16 W. Jones St. Room #1002, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 Democracy Day at Western Carolina University I enjoyed being included in Western Carolina University’s Democracy Day, where I got to meet one...

How Democrats Can Win Obama-Trump Defectors

New York Times: By Sean McElwee and Brian F. Schaffner, Jan. 6, 2020 In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, analysts fiercely debated the role of the approximately six million voters who supported President Barack Obama in 2012 but shifted their...

Coal Miners’ Daughters by Penny Smith – 12/4/2019

What is it about some coal miners daughters that occasionally yields such admirable flintiness?  I confess to developing a fondness in my early 20s, while living in Texas, for classic C&W music. It was probably motivated by an affinity for Willie Nelson, longneck...

Impeachment 103, by Penny Smith 11/26/2019

This is the third in a series of observations about the current impeachment hearings against Donald Trump. You can find the others at this site (see Impeachment 101 and Impeachment 102). What do the Democrats say the President did wrong? At the moment there are no...

Joe Sam Queen, NC House, Raleigh Report: 11/4/19

The House & Senate are Stalling The legislature will be temporarily adjourned until Wed. November 13th without the Senate taking up the Budget Veto override or the Legislature sitting down with Governor Cooper and negotiating a Comprehensive, Fair and Balanced...

Impeachment 102, by Penny Smith: 10/24/2019

Number 2 in a series (watch this space for more)   Have the Democrats impeached Trump? The Democrats have not yet impeached Donald Trump. They are in the process of holding investigation hearings to determine if there is sufficient evidence to impeach him....