Monday, October 19, 2009

Grass is greener for former governor

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Why weren't any of former N.C. Gov. Mike Easley's shenanigans brought to light when he was in office? And, when can we the people throw him in jail?

As a four-year drought parched North Carolina into the middle of 2002, then-Gov. Mike Easley and his administration called it a major disaster. The governor urged people everywhere to save water, and he imposed stiff restrictions.

Except at Easley's exclusive private golf club in northeastern Chatham County.

New records and interviews show that Old Chatham Golf Club pumped millions of gallons from a creek leading to Jordan Lake, diverting water from one of the region's major drinking sources to help keep the greens alive.

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Remember when Andy Griffith stumped for Easley? "Governor, you're the man and you're doing right by North Carolina," he said.

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