Saturday, August 29, 2009

5 'For Sale' signs in Heathwood

I was driving by Heathwood on my way home from work the other day & counted 5 different 'For Sale' signs. It's the most I ever noticed at one time.

My first thought was that the whole neighborhood was for sale, but I realized I've never been back there.

Checking Google Maps reveals that subdivision is bigger than I realized.

Not sure if this is worthy of a blog post of not, but until another Waxhaw dentist is busted growing pot or we have another drive-by, this is all I got.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Creeping government

An article in The Enquirer-Journal a couple weeks ago details what I consider creeping government.

Are signs in Waxhaw such an issue that it requires the government to craft specific rules as to what is & is not allowed, custom applied to the different parts of Waxhaw?

I guess so.

Monday, August 3, 2009

What does Waxhaw have to hide?

Apparently, Waxhaw isn't all that transparent.

It's enough to make one think Waxhaw's powerful wheelers & dealers are hiding something. Seriously, we can do better than a 'D', no?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Considering mayoral post

I'm trying to find some reason to post something about our mayor's relatively recent problems in South Carolina without it coming off as pure schadenfreude. I need a good segue into it.

I obviously didn't wait for on in the dentist's case, but dentists are not my favorite people. They're always blaming the bloodbath in my mouth that accompanies my biannual checkups on my lack of flossing. Seriously, who flosses daily?

Don't mess with our dentists!

I know this is a little dated, but it's stories like this that are so fun to talk about.

MARSHVILLE, N.C. – A Union County dentist faces a number of charges after deputies say they discovered dozens of marijuana plants growing on his property.

Andrew Jackson Branch is charged with seven counts, including trafficking marijuana. Investigators say he had 23-ounces of packaged pot inside three vehicles and in his home on Riggins Road in Marshville.

The street value of the drugs is estimated to be more than $134,000. Deputies say they also found three pistols, 11 rifles, two shotguns and about $700.

Branch has a dental practice on North Broom Street in Waxhaw, N.C.

The above link has News 14's video as well if you're interested in actually viewing their coverage.

The Charlotte Observer's story is here for what it's worth.

While the story is interesting, the most fascinating part to me is the amount of fire power he's packing. Is marijuana dealing(?) in Marshville such a dangerous game that it was necessary to have this many guns or is he just avid sportsman/NRA member?

I really do miss The County Edge when stories like this come around.