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Posted 5:19 pm, 03/22/2018

If a retiring Sherriff could appoint his successor, no one in Ashe would have recognized the name Terry Buchanan in 2018. I feel sure no one will remember the name Mochen in 2019.

leo(law enforcement officer)

Posted 5:11 pm, 03/22/2018


Ref your below statement, Bucky can't leave it to anyone, it's not his to pass down. If Bucky wins the election and were to leave during his term the county board of commissioners will appoint a Sheriff to finish the unexpired portion of the term, otherwise Popcorn will have to be voted in by the citizens of Ashe.

Well ain't Buckwheat going to leave it to Popcorn? That would be a disaster. Same ole, same ole.


Posted 4:00 pm, 03/22/2018

For someone with the name Trutherfinder, you aren't looking very hard at facts that are as plain as the nose on your face.

Maybe you should accept the truth, and not spew your distractions.

jack rip her

Posted 3:16 pm, 03/22/2018

Perry was front and center at his shindig in Laurel Springs. A good bet she will be at the bar tonight for round 2. So finder you have now found the truth she is well connected with him.


Posted 3:04 pm, 03/22/2018

Liar, Mochen's connection to Bufurt and Rose has been proven. And the good ol boy network are the ones that schemed and lied and handed out paybacks to get Bufurt appointed as sheriff.


Posted 2:08 pm, 03/22/2018

In what universe do you people live in. I have yet to see any proof that Mochen is tied to Perry, Yearick, Rose or anyone else. Just because you say it, doesn't make it true.


Posted 2:04 pm, 03/22/2018

Your biggest fears are that Mochen may win and actually turn the SO around making it a good agency and the good ole boy network becomes irrelevant.


Posted 2:03 pm, 03/22/2018

I think we will never get the answer to that question. May is just around the corner.


Posted 2:03 pm, 03/22/2018

The only reason you guys are spewing this crap is that you're afraid Mochen very well may win. I don't hear anyone talking about Howell or Hendrix... All the focus is on Mochen, because he does have a chance.


Posted 2:00 pm, 03/22/2018

You guys just make up **** as you go along. You have no idea who Mochen would place in the Chief Deputy position.


Posted 10:07 am, 03/22/2018

Well ain't Buckwheat going to leave it to Popcorn? That would be a disaster. Same ole, same ole.


Posted 2:24 am, 03/22/2018

I do not care what anyone else says, that right there is the only "good ole boy" network we will ever see in Ashe County. Elected officials looking out for their own interests before they look out for the interests of the citizens of Ashe. Shameful, and yes, criminal.


Posted 11:10 pm, 03/21/2018

The Commissioners (Roark, Rose and Perry) conspired with the County Manager (Yearwick) in a clear quid pro quo. These Commissioners doubled Yearwick's compensation should he be fired before the end of his term and gave him a hefty raise just before the election in 2016. In turn the County Manager then appointed Roark as County Maintenance Director. Roark served as both for some time until things started getting dicey and he was advised he was in violation of the law and needed to resign one or the other. Sands had resigned from the SO when Buchanan took over because he knew of the corruption put in by the others. Incidentally Rose is also in violation, keep in mind even if he abstains he's voting yes on budgets that affect West Jefferson...a clear conflict of interest since he's Chief of Police of West Jefferson. Now Rose chose not to run for reelection this year. It seems their new plan is Mochen becomes Sheriff, Rose becomes Chief Deputy, Mochen retires, Rose becomes Sheriff because Rose knows he can't win an election to be Sheriff at this point.


Posted 9:12 pm, 03/21/2018

Sharpie wants things his way, it does not have to be legal, it just has to be his way. This me first way of doing things created the Bufurt walking dumpster fire. Let's see how many folks vote to support that kind of BS.


Posted 8:47 pm, 03/21/2018

First of all, Sands resigned from his volunteer position at the sheriff’s department. So just how do you claim this helped with anything?

Second of all, he worked as a volunteer, not a paid job.

Third, Sands didn’t take a job as a department head. See, there is no way that Roark could hold a job where his boss (Yearick) is a subordinate of Roark.


Posted 8:47 pm, 03/21/2018

You Sharpie, are a lunatic. Sands volunteered at the SO. Roark is being paid in excess of $50,000 per year to do a job. It is not even on the same page and everyone knows it. The reason Roark had to resign as commissioner is retirement payments. He could not receive two retirement payments at once. Of course he chose the one that paid the most and resigned as a commissioner. Volunteering with the S
O pays nothing and provides no retirement benefits. We would be fortunate if Sands agreed to volunteer at the SO again.

jack rip her

Posted 8:45 pm, 03/21/2018

You never understood the meaning of the word "volunteer" did you?

American Bulldog

Posted 8:33 pm, 03/21/2018

Roark did nothing wrong!! If it was wrong for him to be commissioner and work a job for the county you better tell Sands to go home because he is breaking the law. Chairman of the board and works for the Sheriffs department. This really did help the political scam that was pulled to get bufurt out .People in this county are finding out what really happened . I am almost sure this will be in favor of whoever wins the Republican vote.


Posted 8:11 pm, 03/21/2018

Sharpie is , evidently, a lunatic. Otherwise, his support of proven corruption, is the support of lawlessness. The support of illegal activities usually results in an accessory charge. I believe anyone that supports Rose, Perry and their co-conspirators should be charge as an accessory.


Posted 7:47 pm, 03/21/2018

Really? Bullbrain, you are an absolute moron. Roark took a county job while serving as commissioner. It’s illegal and a huge conflict of interest. That’s why the judge told him to resign. And both he and Perry conspired with Rose to make Bufurt sheriff. All of which was a political move to try to get Rose elected as sheriff. So either yeah, you play politics or you are a blind fool.

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