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what is your point? I missed it.

I know all about the talent in this area. I saw Richard Gere pass through Surf City when they filmed a portion of "Nights in Rodanthe" on Topsail.

My point was, and remains, the man charged with, and paid for, bringing opportunities to the area failed. Failed as in did not succeed.

The city kicked in $100,000 during the current fiscal year to help fund the Commission. He was paid approximately $120,000.

Effectively, the City paid him for a job at which he did not succeed.

Where was he when SCreen Gems was cutting a deal in Atlanta? Was he even aware?

Is his profile high enough in Raleigh that the Governor included him as one of the 23 members of her entourage when she made her much vaunted trip to Hollywood?

I've asked these 2 questions repeatedly in this media, and to date he does not answer either question.

What do you not understand about this?

In real world business, when you fail repeatedly, you are replaced.

With a significant budget shortfall, and the Council proposing a 3.75 cent increase in property tax rates, the City has to look at every expenditure.

Were I a City resident, I would be challenging the continuation of support for this guy's salary.

You note one movie.

What happens now that Screen Gems has struck a deal in Atlanta?

But then maybe you are Mr. Griffin and maybe your post is a thin attempt to keep your job funded.

Why do people continue to see a fact filled post and try to cloud the issue with trivia or irrelevant dribble?


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