Behind the facades of organizations supporting a State takeover of the Alcoa project, there is a handful of key people with intertwined relationships, overwhelmingly influenced by Roger Dick and his financial corporations.
Roger & Jimmie Dick, Uwharrie Capital Corp, Bank of Stanly, NC Water Rights Committee
At the center of the ring of influence behind the State takeover of the Yadkin Project is Roger Dick, occasionally his brother Jimmie, donations from Uwharrie Capital Corporation (of which Roger Dick is President and CEO) and its subsidiary the Bank of Stanly.
Roger Dick formed the NC Water Rights Committee, which gave $3000 to UNC-TV researcher Martin Sansone while he was working on the Eszter Vajda story on Alcoa. Keith Crisco and Nancy McFarlane have served as past Presidents.
Jimmie Dick is on the Yadkin Riverkeeper Board. Roger Dick serves on the URRC and is a long-time Board member and Vice Chair of Central Park NC.
It is not publicly known who paid for political consultants Richard Morgan and Carter Wrenn, or what Stanly county citizen has hired Raleigh attorney Bob Orr.
UPDATE: see also Who is the NC Water Rights Committee - REALLY?
Central Park NC (formerly Yadkin-Pee Dee Lakes Project)
* information on Central Park donors is not available for 2006, 2007, and 2011
Keith Crisco was a Central Park NC Board member and Officer before becoming Commerce Secretary. Roger Dick is a long-time Board member and current Vice Chairman.
Central Park NC has emerged as the leading speaker for a State takeover of the Yadkin Project. Central Park NC paid for an opinion poll, a professionally-produced video, and sponsors the website River of Opportunity.
* 2009 is the only year for which information on donors to Yadkin Riverkeeper is known.
Zoe Hanes, the former President of the Yadkin Riverkeeper Board serves as a Commissoner on the URRC.
Roger Dick's brother Jimmie serves on the Yadkin Riverkeeper Board. Both Roger and Jimmie Dick have been featured in Yadkin Riverkeeper videos and news articles.
The Yadkin Riverkeeper's primary activity has been to attack Alcoa and support a takeover of the Yadkin Project by the State.
Uwharrie Regional Resources Commission (URRC)
Roger Dick, Keith Crisco, and Zoe Hanes (Yadkin Riverkeeper) serve as Commissioners on the URRC.
Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco
First President of NC Water Rights Committee, formed by Roger Dick.
Former Board member and Officer of Central Park NC.
Serves on URRC.
Raleigh Councilwoman Nancy McFarlane
Former President NC Water Rights committee, formed by Roger Dick.
Stanly County Board of Commission