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This year’s “in lieu of attending” charitable donation is made to the Abraham Kuykendall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to fund special projects for Veterans and DAR Good Citizens and youth award winners. Robert and Vivian Armstrong

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No welfare for the well-to-do

“Payment of the utility bill is the single shared obligation contained in petitioners’ deeds, and each lot owner’s pro rata share of this expense totals approximately seven dollars and twenty cents per year.” August 18, 2006 North Carolina Supreme Court … Continue reading

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“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will.” Frederick Douglass

Thank you so much for taking the time to exquisitely document your trip through HOA hell. We are living in our own version in a small community outside of Lenoir, NC. After three lawsuits, we are still facing legal limbo, … Continue reading

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Desert Storm veteran being fined $5,000 by homeowners association and forced to dig up trees he planted

An Operation Desert Storm veteran is being fined $5,000 by his homeowners association and forced to dig up two trees he planted in front of his Florida home because the organization says the trees are too small….. Desert Storm Veteran … Continue reading

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Annual BYOB Block Party

This year’s “in lieu of attending” charitable donation is made to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation in memory of Major Kevin M. Jenrette, the son of Bill and Ursula Jenrette who were our neighbors here in the Ledges … Continue reading

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Picnic on the 6th Anniversary of the Supreme Court Ruling

Saturday, August 18th marks the sixth anniversary of the North Carolina Supreme Court ruling that allows us all to live in peace on this beautiful mountain without fear of threats and harassment and to pursue happiness as each of us … Continue reading

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Another “mandatory” fallacy

In its August 18, 2006 ruling, the North Carolina Supreme Court concluded that “…payment of the utility bill is the single shared obligation contained in petitioners’ deeds…” For 2011 this shared expense was $213.16 or $4.35 per lot. The claim … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Picnic – Reply

Dick, It was nice to meet you Thursday evening.  Thanks for stopping by to invite us to the neighborhood picnic you’re hosting with Carol later this month. For the purpose of providing historical context and to explain our motivation, attached … Continue reading

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As more are unable to pay homeowners’ fees, associations pit neighbor against neighbor.

Normally, it’s the bankers who go after delinquent homeowners. But in communities governed by the mighty homeowners’ association, as the sour economy leaves more people unable to pay their fees, it’s neighbor versus neighbor……

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Ledges Annual Meeting Reply

Tom, We acknowledge receipt of your letter urging us to pay what can best be described as welfare for the well-to-do.  The board asks us to pay for insurance to protect their assets and to subsidize the maintenance of our … Continue reading

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