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Snowflakes, drive-by media celebrate GIRLS in the BOY SCOUTS

Another testosterone-laden American institution bites the dust, and the snowflakes and the drive-by media couldn’t be happier: The historic moment passed with little fanfare. Troop 1, the region’s oldest Boy Scout troop, welcomed its first girl members with a short ceremony and light supper on Tuesday. Chartered by the VFW Post 7318 in Southern Pines, the five young women represent the first female-only Scouts BSA troop in Moore County —…

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For Southern Pines Town Council: Haney & Lancaster

Election day is Tuesday. We’ve got some decisions to make.  The voters of Southern Pines have a choice between four different candidates for TWO SEATS on the town council. I am familiar with three of the four running:  Mitch Lancaster, Carol Haney and Marsh Smith.  Marsh Smith seems to be on the ballot every two years.  He comes up short every time, too.  Smith is a proud liberal who wants…

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Campaign 2017: Moore County

Election Day will be here before we know it.  There are some important decisions to be made at the ballot box on November 7.  Here’s our two cents on some of them: Southern Pines:  On October 7, voters cut the field down from five to four.  The four left standing are incumbent Carol Haney, Mitch Lancaster, Marsh Smith, and Daniel Kohn. Hands DOWN — the clear two choices here for…

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Moore County 2017: Comin’ out of the woodwork!

It’s always nice to see folks interested in public service.  Filing closed today on 2017’s local races, and it appears Moore County’s voters are going to have loads of candidates to sort through.  Aberdeen has two folks fighting it out for mayor, while a foursome fights it out for TWO council seats. Cameron has five people slugging it out for TWO seats. Carthage and Foxfire each have a foursome fighting…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics Southern Pines

Back from VAY-CAY. Time for some election picks. First up: Moore county races.

We took time off from cyberspace to rest, relax and — of course — reflect on the great sacrifice made for us soooo many centuries ago.   We’re back in the saddle.  Early voting gets started this week.  So, we thought it would be important to shed some light for our readers on the choices they will be facing when they step into their polling places.  If you like what…

Posted in Law & Order Media Moore County Pinehurst Southern Pines The Pilot

Crime stats: Taking reporting both sides of the story a little too far

Mainstream media types love to tell us they give both sides of the story.  They love to tell us how fair they are.  But doesn’t passing accurate info on to your readers count for something? This week, our local Pulitzer-prize winning, lesbian-edited, money-bleeding, grass-fed  thrice twice-weekly local paper managed to publish stories on their web site’s home page simultaneously claiming BOTH a crime rate increase AND a crime rate decrease…

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Campaign 2014: WEEB radio’s Adams to take on Godfrey?

There must be something in the water at radio stations in North Carolina.  Raleigh-area radio personality Frank Roche has thrown his hat in the ring to challenge the reelection of congresswoman Renee Ellmers.  Greensboro-area radio personality Bill Flynn is part of the GOP field seeking to take on incumbent US Senator Kay Hagan.  Now, it appears that WEEB 990 AM’s owner, general manager, and morning show host will be tossing…

Posted in Congress Economy Media Politics Southern Pines

A Haymaker Christmas (A poet and I didn’t know it)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through Haymaker HQ News was a little slow – so we needed something to do. One minion spoke up and said “Hey boss, let’s review.’’ Republicans took over in Raleigh.  Democrats were in charge of stuff less and less Suddenly, the mainstream media and the lefties got interested in “government excess”. Our state has been facing record unemployment, so many – in the…