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  • Roundtable Talk | 97 | Community Milestones and the American Values Debate

    28 MAY 2024 · Thank you to our sponsors: https://www.raefordguns.com/ 5609 Fayetteville Rd. Raeford, NC 28376 https://hoke.northstatejournal.com/ Synopsis: As we gear up to celebrate the 100th episode of the Roundtable Talk Podcast, join us in a robust discussion that resonates with the conservative heart of our community. From the undeniable success of the Hoke County Bucks golf team to the delicious dilemma of choosing the perfect cake to mark our podcast milestone, this episode is steeped in local pride and achievement. In a thought-provoking segment, we delve into the pivotal actions of the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees and their bold move to dismantle divisive DEI programs. We examine the necessity of fostering unity and the true meaning of being an American without the hyphens that often divide us. The episode further explores the challenges and changes within youth organizations, particularly the Boy Scouts of America, and presents a Christian-based alternative, Trail Life USA, that reinforces traditional values and robust mentorship for our young men. We celebrate the expansion of Wawa convenience stores into North Carolina, a testament to economic growth and community development. Additionally, we touch upon the political climate surrounding immigration, examining proposed legislation by Congresswoman Virginia Fox, and reflect on the implications for our nation's fabric.  Key Points of the Episode: - Celebration of the 100th episode of the podcast is approaching with discussions on whether to mark it with a cake or venturing into video. - The Hoke County Bucks golf team's achievements are celebrated, particularly Robert Reedy and Jordan Palmer's participation in the state championships at Pinehurst. - Discussion on the actions of the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees regarding the dismantling of DEI programs and the implications of DEI perceived as divisive. - The Boy Scouts of America's inclusive policies and the decline in membership, with the introduction of Trail Life USA as a Christian-based alternative. - Concerns are expressed about the perceived softening of young men in society and the importance of raising boys to be strong and prepared for challenges. - Excitement over Wawa's expansion into North Carolina, with the opening of new store locations including in Cumberland County. - Reflection on the significance of the Billy Graham statue at the Capitol's Statuary Hall and North Carolina's representation. - Coverage of Congresswoman Virginia Fox's proposed legislation to prevent NGOs from assisting in illegal immigration and the discussion on immigration policy under the Biden administration. Be sure to follow us and get in the game. Visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083280460296 Visit the https://roundtabletalkpodcast.com/ online.
    36m 46s
  • Roundtable Talk | 96 | Elections, Local Updates, and School System Challenges

    21 MAY 2024 · Thank you to the Roundtable Talk Podcast sponsors: https://www.raefordguns.com/ 5609 Fayetteville Rd. Raeford, NC 28376 https://hoke.northstatejournal.com/ Be sure to follow us and get in the game. Visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083280460296 Visit the https://roundtabletalkpodcast.com/ online. Overview: Welcome back to another episode of the Roundtable Talk Podcast, where Hal Nunn, Ruben Castellon, and Chris Holland dive into the latest happenings across North Carolina and right here in Raeford, Hoke County. Broadcasting from the studios of Christian1057.com and produced by Grander Vision Media, our hosts bring you up-to-date information and engaging discussions on local, state, national, and international issues. Episode Highlights: - Mother’s Day Recap: - The hosts share their Mother’s Day experiences, from giving moms the day off to cooking backyard burgers. - Election Results: - Congratulations to Hal Weatherman for winning the Lieutenant Governor runoff and David Bullock for North Carolina Auditor. Both candidates' interviews can be found on our podcast page and Facebook page. - Voter Turnout Concerns: - Discussion on the low voter turnout and the importance of staying informed and engaged in local elections. - County Commissioner Meetings: - Update on the recent county commissioner meetings, including public comments, the hiring of an outside attorney, and issues surrounding public records and transparency. - School Board Updates: - Insights into the school board meeting, highlighting vacancies, new school projects, and the teacher shortage crisis affecting Hoke County and beyond. Discussion on the challenges of filling teaching positions and the impact of administrative issues on teacher retention. - Military Minute: - The National Defense Authorization Act and its implications for contracting out barracks management to private companies. The hosts debate the potential benefits and drawbacks of this proposal. - Supreme Court Rulings: - Recent rulings on public officials' use of social media and the requirement to keep public comments open, ensuring transparency and public engagement. - Community Involvement: - Encouragement for Hoke County residents to stay involved in local government and school board meetings to ensure their voices are heard and needs are met. Call to Action: - Share the Podcast: Share this episode with friends and family, especially those interested in staying informed about local issues in Raeford and Hoke County. - Follow Us: Follow the Roundtable Talk Podcast on Facebook and visit our website at roundtabletalkpodcast.com. - Leave a Review: Like, share, and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts to help others discover our show
    52m 41s
  • Roundtable Talk | 95 | Election Day and Local Updates

    14 MAY 2024 · Episode Summary: Welcome to Episode 95 of The Roundtable Talk Podcast! In this episode, hosts Hal Nunn, Ruben Castellon, and Chris Holland dive into crucial local updates and discussions on various topics, including the upcoming election, economic concerns, school district updates, and ongoing protests. Broadcasting from the studios at Christian1057.com, this episode is packed with timely information for Raeford, Hoke County, and beyond. Key Topics Discussed: - Election Day Reminder: Today is Election Day for the North Carolina Auditor runoff. Voting starts at 6:30 AM. Remember, polling stations have been consolidated, so verify your precinct at the North Carolina State Board of Elections website or call 875-8751 for more information. - Economic Concerns: Ruben shares his personal experience with rising gas prices and the broader impact on the economy, highlighting the financial strain on everyday citizens. - School District Updates: - Lawn Care Services Bid: Hoke County School District is seeking bids for lawn care services for 14 schools. Visit the official Hoke County School website or Facebook page for more details. Deadline for applications is May 9th. - Bus Drivers Needed: The district is also in need of bus drivers, with positions offering $18 an hour. A job fair is scheduled for June 8th at the high school. - Community Updates: - Shoutouts to Hillcrest Fire Chief Michael Scott and the Whittington family for their ongoing recoveries. - Discussion on local protests and their implications, including those at UCLA and Columbia University, emphasizing the right to protest versus unlawful actions. - Generational Planning for Schools: The importance of land banking for future school development in Hoke County and advocating for better forward planning from local officials. - Ongoing Protests: A critical look at recent protests, particularly those related to the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the response of university administrations and law enforcement. Upcoming Local Events: - Hoke Fest: May 30th through June 9th at East Hoke Middle School. - Memorial Day at the Courthouse: May 27th at 11 AM. Call to Action: - Get Out and Vote: Your vote is crucial. Polls are open until 7:30 PM. Make sure your voice is heard in the second primary runoff. - Support Local Events: Attend and support community events like Hope Fest and Memorial Day at the courthouse. - Job Opportunities: If you're looking for work, consider applying for bus driver positions or bidding for the school district's lawn care services. Sponsor Acknowledgment: - Raeford Guns: Located at 5609 Fayetteville Road, Raeford, NC. Open Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM. Visit their Facebook page or call 910-709-3950 for more information. - Hoke County Edition of the North State Journal: Covering local, state, national, and world news. Subscribe by calling 919-663-3232 or visit Hoke.NorthStateJournal.com. - Christian1057.com and Grander Vision Media: Thank you for providing the facilities for our podcast. Tune in to Christian 105.7 FM for hope and inspiration. Connect with Us: - Facebook: Follow us at Roundtable Talk Podcast for updates, discussions, and more. - Website: Visit RoundtableTalkPodcast.com for episodes and additional information. Listen & Subscribe: Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform. Share this episode with friends and family to keep them informed about important local issues. Thank you to our sponsors: https://www.raefordguns.com/ 5609 Fayetteville Rd. Raeford, NC 28376 https://hoke.northstatejournal.com/ Be sure to follow us and get in the game. Visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083280460296 Visit the https://roundtabletalkpodcast.com/ online.
    28m 26s
  • Roundtable Talk |Show 94 | Republican State Auditor candidates: Dave Boliek and Jack Clark

    7 MAY 2024 · In this episode of "Roundtable Talk Podcast," Hal, Ruben, and Chris discuss critical local updates as Raeford gears up for the runoff election on May 14th. The hosts interview both Republican State Auditor candidates, Dave Boliek and Jack Clark, sharing insights into their campaigns and visions for the future. The episode also covers several upcoming local events, including Memorial Day ceremonies and H Fest, alongside discussions on recent legal actions involving the county government.Highlights: - Interviews with Republican candidates Dave Boliek and Jack Clark about their perspectives and plans if elected. - A detailed guide to local Memorial Day events organized by the American Legion, aimed at community involvement and remembrance. - An overview of local governance issues, particularly focusing on a contentious lawsuit over public records. - Information on important dates for early voting and tips on where and how to participate in the upcoming elections. Thank you to our sponsors: https://www.raefordguns.com/ 5609 Fayetteville Rd. Raeford, NC 28376 https://hoke.northstatejournal.com/ Be sure to follow us and get in the game. Visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083280460296 Visit the https://roundtabletalkpodcast.com/ online.
    54m 7s
  • Roundtable Talk-Show 93

    30 APR 2024 · In this podcast episode, Hal Nunn, Ruben Castellon, and Chris Holland discuss local developments in North Carolina. They cover the potential benefits of a new passenger train line connecting Fayetteville to Raleigh. Additionally, they delve into the financial controversy surrounding the James Leach Aquatic Center, which exceeded its initial budget, raising concerns about transparency and taxpayer impact. The episode provides insights into local business, transportation, and community financial matters. Thank you to our sponsors: https://www.raefordguns.com/ 5609 Fayetteville Rd. Raeford, NC 28376 https://hoke.northstatejournal.com/ Be sure to follow us and get in the game. Visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083280460296 Visit the https://roundtabletalkpodcast.com/ online.
    34m 5s
  • Roundtable Talk | Show 92 | Local Elections, Foster Care, and Community Safety

    23 APR 2024 · In this episode of the Roundtable Talk podcast, hosts Hal Nunn, Ruben Castellon, and Chris Holland tackle the challenges of early voting, local elections, and the struggle to find homes for foster children. The trio discusses the controversial relocation of a post office, the county's risky real estate purchase without proper inspections, and the suspension of a student for language use. In the Military Minute they cover the deactivation of the 82nd civil affairs battalion and stress the importance of voting, particularly for veterans. Wrapping up, they promote a community forum by the Hoke County Sheriff's Department and warn against telephone and internet fraud, showing their dedication to community engagement and safety. Thank you to our sponsors: https://www.raefordguns.com/ 5609 Fayetteville Rd. Raeford, NC 28376 https://hoke.northstatejournal.com/ Be sure to follow us and get in the game. Visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083280460296 Visit the https://roundtabletalkpodcast.com/ online.
    44m 7s
  • Roundtable Talk | Show 91 | Bridges, Ballots, and Battles: A Roundtable Discussion

    16 APR 2024 · In this episode of the Round Table Talk podcast, Hal Nunn, Chris Holland, and Ruben Castellon, dive into pressing issues such as the primary election on May 14th, a notable shift in Nebraska's electoral college voting system, and the repercussions of a bridge collapse in Baltimore. They also examine the economy's influence on gas prices and investments, while discussing the complexities of a recent conflict between IDF forces and an international relief agency in Israel. The conversation is informative and reflects on both local and international events, offering insights and concerns about current affairs. Thank you to our sponsors: https://www.raefordguns.com/ 5609 Fayetteville Rd. Raeford, NC 28376 https://hoke.northstatejournal.com/ Be sure to follow us and get in the game. Visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083280460296 Visit the https://roundtabletalkpodcast.com/ online.
    30m 23s
  • Roundtable Talk | Show 90 | Hal Weatherman

    9 APR 2024 · In this engaging episode of The Roundtable Talk Podcast, the conversation spans a range of pressing issues from local news to state politics. The panel mourns the loss of a community member, discusses a tragic incident in Kansas City, and celebrates a county financial surplus. They explore challenges like water supply and the significance of voter turnout in upcoming elections. Special guest Hal Weatherman, aiming to become North Carolina's next Lieutenant Governor, shares his campaign focus on self-reliance, family values, and educational reform. He advocates for a united governor-lieutenant governor ticket and stresses the need for authentic leadership to win over the state's cultural landscape. Weatherman's dedication to connecting with citizens and his vision for the lieutenant governor's role are clear highlights of the discussion. Thank you to our sponsors: https://www.raefordguns.com/ 5609 Fayetteville Rd. Raeford, NC 28376 https://hoke.northstatejournal.com/ Be sure to follow us and get in the game. Visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083280460296 Visit the https://roundtabletalkpodcast.com/ online.
    59m 33s
  • Roundtable Talk | Show 89 | Complaints, State Divisions, and Military Controversies

    2 APR 2024 · Overview: In the latest episode of the "Roundtable Talk Podcast," Hal, Ruben, and Chris chat about a mix of local and broader topics. They start off with a nod to their sponsors and then share a little about what they like to listen to during their drives. Key Discussion Points: - Shoutout to Sponsors: - The trio kicks things off by thanking their sponsors, including Raeford Guns and the Hoke County edition of the North State Journal. - They give a special mention to Christian 105.7.com for being a beacon of hope and inspiration. - Local School Calendar Chatter: - The conversation shifts to local school calendar changes. They discuss how Sandhills High is syncing up vacation times with other public schools, making it easier for families to plan their breaks together. - They review the proposed calendar, noting the start and end dates of the school year, and reflect on how these changes affect the community. - Touching on Community and National Topics: - The hosts delve into significant issues like the importance of voting in upcoming elections, debates around the COVID-19 vaccine, and the role of veterans and active military in local communities. - Energy topics also come up, with a focus on Duke Energy’s plans for a natural gas power plant and the ongoing debates around green energy and electric vehicles. - Engagement in Local Events: - The guys highlight the listening forums hosted by Sandhills Community College, encouraging locals to participate and help shape the future of the institution. - They provide the dates and venues for these forums, urging the community to get involved in these important discussions. Wrapping Up: The episode ends with a reminder for listeners to stay active in community events and keep up with the https://roundtabletalkpodcast.comthrough their social media and website. Tune In and Connect: The hosts encourage the audience to follow the Roundtable Talk Podcast for more insightful discussions on local and national matters, ensuring they stay connected and informed about the heartbeat of their community. Thank you to our sponsors: https://www.raefordguns.com/ 5609 Fayetteville Rd. Raeford, NC 28376 https://hoke.northstatejournal.com/ Be sure to follow us and get in the game. Visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083280460296 Visit the https://roundtabletalkpodcast.com/ online.
    45m 36s
  • Roundtable Talk | Show 88 | Exploring Local Complaints, State Divisions, and Military Controversies

    26 MAR 2024 · In this episode of "The Roundtable Talk Podcast," hosts Hal Nunn, Ruben Castellon, and Chris Holland dive into a mix of pressing issues. They kick off with local concerns, discussing a contractor's misuse of a residential lot and the board of commissioners' inaction. The conversation then pivots to national matters, examining the division among states, particularly Texas' border security measures against the Biden administration's stance. They also tackle broader topics, including their views on President Biden, threats from abroad, the societal implications of drone technology, and a controversial probe into the United States Military Academy's values. Throughout, they share their worries about the country's unity and leadership. Thank you to our sponsors: https://www.raefordguns.com/ 5609 Fayetteville Rd. Raeford, NC 28376 https://hoke.northstatejournal.com/ Be sure to follow us and get in the game. Visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083280460296 Visit the https://roundtabletalkpodcast.com/ online.
    44m 28s

Roundtable Talk is a conservative, community-minded conversation from Hoke County, North Carolina. Hoke County is a fast-growing community just outside Ft. Liberty, and part of what constitutes the fifth-largest city...

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Roundtable Talk is a conservative, community-minded conversation from Hoke County, North Carolina. Hoke County is a fast-growing community just outside Ft. Liberty, and part of what constitutes the fifth-largest city by population in North Carolina.

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