Heres the link Can someone put this in the events column? Or is this good enough??? I'm still pretty much of a doofus with this stuff. Drama Queen's blog Comments You can add events Just click "create content" over on the left, then click "event" in the list that comes up; then fill in the details. This is a great thing to put on the calendar. We Should Do a BlueNC Feature... For the calendar. I know I have been delegating stuff to you recently, but I got a paper due at 5. Speaking of Delegation, I've been thinking that I would create a standing to-do list for BlueNC, updated at least once a week and posted on Sundays (our lowest traffic day). It will be easy for me to make a feature button building on the work I've already done, but there are a few other projects around here that anyone could do, and some that are suited to the interests and talents of particular users. speaking of to dos: are you interested in gathering the contact info for county officials? I could start doing some a county at a time if you like. We have some on our Take Action Page We have some of the counties covered on the Take Action page, but please send us any more that you find. Here's a list of counties that are not done Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell CountyCherokee County Chowan CountyClay County Columbus County Currituck County Dare County Davie County Duplin County Edgecombe County Franklin County Gates CountyGraham County Granville County Greene County Halifax CountyHaywood County Hertford County Hoke County Hyde CountyJackson County Jones County Lee County Lenoir County Lincoln CountyMacon County Madison County Martin County McDowell County Mitchell County Montgomery County Moore County Northampton County Pamlico County Pasquotank County Pender County Perquimans County Person County Polk County Richmond CountyRutherford County Sampson County Stanly County Stokes County Surry CountySwain CountyTransylvania County Tyrrell County Vance County Warren County Washington County Watauga County Wilkes County Wilson County Yadkin County Yancey County Shit. Sucks that NC has 100 counties. But if we each do one, we will have it done in no time. I take Transylvania. Transylvania county Board of Commissioners Chairman: W. David Guiceguice@citcom.net Vice Chairman: Jeff Duvallcjd2@citcom.net Jason Chappelljtchappell@citcom.net Ray Millermariemiller@citcom.net Kelvin Phillipskspecial@citcom.net Yes, it's worth pointing out The the county official contact form only deals with email addresses. 10th & 11th are my territories unless someone else wants to plug away at them that's one less for me haven't you heard of alphabetical order? It looks frightening this way. Alpha-whatnow? I just noticed this comment. These counties are sorted in decending order of population. (I started working on them this way so that I could cover as many citizens as possible early in the process.) I'll replace the list with an alphabetical list. but in November lot's of them will change! You are brave to take this on. Not So Many, I Hope A lot of commission seats are staggered, so that only one or two will change in any given year. I'm hoping that one of two things will happen: (1) the SBOE will put out a comprehensive list of winners that we can follow to update the page; or (2) by then we will have generated enough ad revenue to pay someone to do it. Otherwise, it'll just be like now -- kind volunteers like you and me. :) Lance, Moore County Moore County did not list e-mail addresses but had this page http://www.moorecountync.gov/main/page.asp?rec=/pages/commissioners/commissioners.htm to contact the clerk of the board. Wilkes County Zach Henderson Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org Charlie Sink Vice Chairman email@example.com Fay Byrd Commissioner firstname.lastname@example.org Keith Elmore Commissioner email@example.com Luther Parks Commissioner firstname.lastname@example.org try NACO, TarGater Hey Mr. TarGator I've been finding my county official's emails on a site called naco.org People seem more willing to give them their e-mails than post them on the county websites. I quickly looked up Moore and it had e-mails for all but one, including the sheriff and Register of deeds: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/county.cfm&id=37125 I just don't want you to spin your wheels on these county websites (like I already did!) Stokes County Leon Inman Chairman email@example.com Joe Turpin Vice-Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org John Turpin email@example.com Sandy McHugh firstname.lastname@example.org Jimmy Walker email@example.com Great Idea Do a post with an open thread for suggestions on what to add to the list. I just posted the OC Democratic Convention That was easy. Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over. -me Thanks, and for the best view of the calendar... The best view of the calendar is http://www.bluenc.com/event. It can be accessed by clicking the more link below the listing of events on the left. I messed up I didn't understand at first. I thought the dates in the event posting were for how long the event should be posted. But then, I edited it to be the length of the event. But now I see I got an e-mail with the wrong dates. I leave it up to a wiser soul to correct any errors. I was up all night trying to analyze the federal funds that come to the 11th district . . . that liar-boy is looking pretty unimpressive at bringing home the bacon. I wanna help DQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seeing how I am smack dab in the western end of the district ,Graham and have 3 blog sites up anyhow. Hey, Dan, the funding data is on a site called tracfed. http://www.tracfed.syr.edu/index/fedfundindex.html It costs $50 for 20 inquiries. You can ask for the data by county or federal judicial district (there are 90 in the country but I'm not sure what else besides Asheville is in the WNC district). It's not by congressional district. But, if you pay you can ask for the ranking of your judicial district among all the others. Or you can get the individual county rankings and data. I downloaded all the counties from the US Census (that's where Tracfed gets their stuff) for 2004 (they don't have 2005 funding yet) and then did some algebra to extrapolate the Rutherford partial county data. but then I couldn't rate us in comparison to the rest of the country. Our per capita funding had gone up drastically since 2003 when we were the pits (and it was interesting which counties CT short-changed). but I would have to spend forever figuring out where we stand vis a vis the rest of the country. Do you know someone who would like to funding this research perhaps?