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Ward refuses interview

Published 9:18pm Saturday, October 13, 2012

Each Sunday through Oct. 28, the Suffolk News-Herald will introduce you to the candidates for local City Council offices.

Today, we feature the candidates for the Nansemond borough. Incumbent Robert Barclay faces a challenge from Lue Ward.

Sleepy Hole borough candidates will be featured on Oct. 21, with mayoral candidates on Oct. 28.

NAACP Suffolk chapter president Lue Ward is challenging incumbent Robert Barclay for the Nansemond borough seat.

Ward refused to participate in an interview with the Suffolk News-Herald. After initially agreeing to a meeting Friday afternoon, he arrived 40 minutes early and said he was too busy for the meeting.

When told the News-Herald wished to ask him some issues-based questions, he replied, “They’ll know what the issues are, once I win.”

Asked to agree to a later phone interview at his convenience, Ward would not commit. He did not answer his cellphone later Friday or return the message left.

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  • cedarboy1

    Mr Ward refusing to be interviewed,WHY?. What are you hiding.It’s certainly not manners,you have let that CAT out of the bag by being woefully lacking in manners by your treatment of the local city NEWS PAPER,THE SUFFOLK NEWS HERALD.Is this a hint as to how you might would treat VOTERS if they were to call you with a problem. Well I have learned something,I will NOT be calling you because I am not voting for you Mr. >RUDE< WARD.You could learn a lot from Mr. Curtis Milteer ,a true gentleman who is never too busy to talk to any citizen of Suffolk.

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  • whitemarshtaxpayer

    for kittykat ,, you can spin it !!! you can blame global warming ..You can blame the rest of the world .. And I will reiterate .. Obama was not in office when the economy tanked… He did not start the wars in the middle east … He finished one and now the other party is dissatisfied with that .. And the sad fact of the matter is that Romney and his party are salivating right this minute deciding how they are going to start another war over there and kill some more of our people.. It is healthy for their lifestyle . And doing it on the backs of people like us …

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    • thekytikat

      He ended the war in Iraq on Bush’s timeline. Then he sent us into Libya, but called it a “kinetic Military Action”. He also started something with Yemen – http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-06-12/news/ct-oped-0612-chapman-20110610_1_generals-war-american

      But whatever. His administration is also responsible for the deaths of 300+ Mexicans, and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, as well as Agent Jamie Zapata. It was an Operation called Fast and Furious. Look into it.

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    • thekytikat

      Fwiw — Bush asked Congress to stop Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 17 times. Congress refused to do anything about them, and Fannie & Freddie are at the center of the Housing Bubble collapse, which triggered the Great Depression II.

      Bush didn’t help matters with TARP, but Obama’s out of control spending has made things worse. And congress hasn’t passed a budget in over 1,000 days. When the republicans took back the House of Representatives in 2010, they did pass a budget, several in fact. But Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid flat out refused to bring any of them to a vote in the Senate.

      Obama has doubled the nation’s deficit and our national debt is now 16 Trillion plus.

      Meanwhile, Romney has said that military action is the absolute last possible resort when all else fails. He wants to use sanctions against Iran and others. He’s also an astute business man. He refused to take money from his father and earned his own way. He also refused a salary when he served as Governor of Mass.

      Quite frankly, Obama has NEVER run a business, and has a track record of picking losers when choosing which businesses in which to invest taxpayer money. There is a list of 27 “Clean Energy” companies, 80% of which were owned by Obama donors, that have gone bankrupt after taking our money. GM is still a mess.

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  • SANSR

    This ‘candidate’ is deserving of no one’s vote, period.

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  • whitemarshtaxpayer

    sounds like Romney- Ryan to me … “its too complicated and there isnt enough time to explain it to you “

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    • Lovebug

      So glad you said it. I have to say that last night Romney answered a question that was on my mind and that was about the elimination of deductions on our taxes. It had been going around that he was going to eliminate them all together which is how he planned to NOT increase taxes. Now he says his plan is to cap the $ amount you can deduct. LOL I don’t know about you but thats going to be a major tax INCREASE for my income. This is an election that I truly don’t know what is best. This is an election where we need “change” we need “better” but we don’t have a good choice for either. If we keep Obama whom I love as a person I feel we will continue with the same as we’ve had, if we have Romney, well, I’m not sure what we will have. I kinda feel like I’m jacked no matter which way I go.

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      • MrJiggyFly

        Vote third party! Gary Johnson will give us break from the same ol’song and dance. If you want to go back to corruption, lies, wasteful spending, broken (Medicare/Medicaid) and overburdensome (ObamaCare) healtcare unnecessary foreign wars, then we can all vote for a D or R in 2016.

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      • whitemarshtaxpayer

        I am remembering when my real estate dropped 50% of its value .. my 401 dropped by 50 % .. And I have not forgotten that Obama was not president yet .. HMMMM it took 8 years for the party in charge to get it to that point . So i guess it might take 8 yrs to fix it .. And then I think about the blood that fathers , moms , daughters, sons , granddaughters and grandsons have left in the middle east where they are riding camels and blowing us up .. Sure seems like to me that the
        “RIGHT” has left us WRONG

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      • thekytikat

        To WhiteMarshTaxPayer: Keep in mind that the Democrat party took control of Congress in January 2007. Congress is responsible for budgets and spending. Before the democrats took both houses of congress, Bush has presided over 52 straight months of growth.

        Bush wasn’t the best at the end there. And I was not a fan when he signed TARP… But Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, & the Democrat-controlled congress – of which Obama was a member – share the blame for the financial meltdown.

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      • Lovebug

        I was all for going to war when war was declared on us on 9-11 but the Iraq was was nothing more than Bush Jr. wanting to do what Bush Sr. could NOT do but wanted to do while he was in office and he did it while we already had troops over in that region. The bad thing is not only did we do what we did over what turned out to be a lie but we did it before we allowed our troops to complete what they were so passionate about and that was getting the fool that sent his people over here to kill so many on 9-11. Its a shame that we have come to a point in our country where were not quite sure who to trust and place in the White House. I don’t know about the rest of you but the Debate Tuesday night made me sick. Both of them acted like children especially Romney. The man HAS to get the last word and he stomps and kicks like a spoiled little kid when he doesn’t get his way. The debate became more about one getting one up on the other than it did about telling the American people what they are planning to do to fix our problems! NEITHER of them directly answer any question that is asked of them and for me if they can’t do that then what can they do? Its very scary to me.

        What further bothers me is that there is a complete silence taking place from “sowhat” on here. I haven’t seen any comments from him in a very long time. I hope something bad hasn’t happened to him.

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  • suffolklady

    Hmmm…sounds just like Pelosi: “We have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” Listen to the warning bells.

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    • KNRMCO

      suffolklady…..that’s too funny! I was going to say that! Great minds think alike.

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  • KNRMCO

    IF HE REFUSES TO AN INTERVIEW, I WILL HAVE TO REFUSE TO VOTE FOR HIM, IT’S THAT SIMPLE.

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  • TB_suffolklady

    Wow. Just wow. Complete lack of respect for Suffolk citizens.

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  • Lovebug

    Once he wins we will see what the issues are? LOL Well Mr Ward in order to win the people will need to know what the issues are and how you plan to fix them other than an NAACP take over of our City! How can anyone take a man like this serious? Hopefully people are reading what hes doing and also take into account when voting that this man was also in Mr. Bennetts pocket over the map issue and now Mr Bennett is running for Mayor. Careful folks you will get what you ask for and it doesn’t look to be a good thing!

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  • MrJiggyFly

    Nice attitude Mr. Ward. How can anyone take you or NCAAP seriously?

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