Jeff L. Thigpen Register of Deeds

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


NOSCAMNC is an identity theft resource center through NC DOJ.

Josh Stein to run for NC Senate!

Josh Stein, head of Consumer Affairs Division in NC Department of Justice, will run for NC Senate held by Janet Cowell. She'll run for NC Treasurer.

Josh has been very helpful and supportive from DOJ on identity theft and scams in general. I believe he'll make a great Senator!

McCrory with *BIG* Lead....

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory may get the new title "Mayor for Life". How can he lose?

Wayne Goodwin not to seek Labor Commissioner office.

Wayne announces he will continue in the Department of Insurance with Jim Long.

Commissioner Long is the big winner.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Gov. Easley wants to help 85 Counties.

"This drought is devastating our farms, which are a significant part of the North Carolina economy," Easley said in a statement. "Our farmers need our help, and this disaster assistance may make a difference whether some of them can afford to stay in business."

Buncombe Commissioner David Young is Mister President

Congrats to David on becoming President of the NC Association of County Commissioners.

In my thoughts and prayers

Josh Flynn lost his life in a helicopter crash in Iraq on Wednesday.

Josh was the son of Gibsonville Town Manager Delano Flynn. Please keep the Flynn family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

High School Musical 2

Official opinion: Better than the first.

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Elle and I went to Oak Hollow Mall on Saturday. We had a great time at the event!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Recall or Renovate Greensboro Vital Records?

From News and Record on Recall election:

A top county elections official said the cost of the recall vote will likely fall between $12,000 and $15,000 — or a little more than $9 per voter.

"We had fewer voters for the recall than we had signers on the petition," said George Gilbert, director of elections in Guilford County. Gilbert added later, "It's much easier to sign a piece of paper someone sticks in front of you than it is to go it and vote in an election

Let's Review. A primary election is coming in a month for that Council District, a general election in two months, with the additional cost of $12,000 to $15,000 for 5% turnout for a failed Recall Election in August. In the end, Guilford County government will bear the added cost generated by the failure. While the effort was legal based on the number of petition signers, I can only conclude the central organizers added an unneeded cost to county government.

I'm sure the citizens of District 1 would still have made the appropriate choices for their representation on Greensboro City Council in the other two upcoming elections. Good luck to those citizens and all the candidates.

Wayne's World!

Good friend and Former NC Rep. Wayne Goodwin blogs at Wayne's World.

Wayne talks about a series of Regional Meetings with Democrats in NC, his daughter Madison, and the recent legislation session.

Best wishes to Wayne and wife, Melanie Wade Goodwin, the current NC Rep from the same district!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Tristan's Quest Fundraiser

Tristan's Quest is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adolescents with emotional/behavioral challenges and their families through public and professional education, family support, and direct services.

A Golf Tournament and Silent Auction are being planned for October 9th and more information can be found at their website. I appreciate Attorney Jim Weeks for bringing it to my attention.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Targets of Mortgage Fraud

Family members


Be sure you are purchasing property from the legal owner of record.

If the deal sounds too good to be true- it probably is..

If possible, purchase property using credentialed professionals for the transa

Oh yeah...homeowners

If you have to leave your home for a period of time, have a TRUSTED person watch over the home periodically

Don't let your home give the appearance of being vacant

Warning Sign: You are no longer receiving tax bills!


Countrywide Faces "Disruptions"

Countrywide Financial Corp., the biggest mortgage lender in the the US, faces unprecedented disruptions in debt and mortgage finance markets that may hurt profits. Another indicator on housing strength.

This kind of information is why I don't get all gushy when when the Dow hits 14,000....