Category: Politics

Q & A with Renee Ellmers

        I am sure you were sitting around wondering what the favorite dessert of  our soon-to-be congressional representative is. If that question, and others like it, were eating away at you, check out Roll Call’s quickie interview…

The 411 on North Carolina’s ‘Golden Leaf’ fund

    You hear mentions in passing in statewide news stories about something called “The Golden Leaf’ fund.  In this video, Jeanette Doran, a staff attorney at the NC Institute for Constitutional Law, offers a quick, layman’s terms explanation about…

Kissell, Shuler, McIntyre part of D.C.’s ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list

      Veteran DC-based political analyst Stuart Rothenberg has singled out three congressmen from North Carolina as part of his ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list of incumbents most likely to go down to defeat in 2012: … Larry Kissell (D-N.C.). Kissell finds himself in…

Cain being punished for fleeing the liberal plantation

Al Sharpton can incite race riots that cause stores to be burned.  He can slander prosecutors and cops with baseless allegations of racism and rape.  This is a record you would think would draw some outrage from the alleged mainstream…

Southern Pines 2011: Grow Your Own Food, Read by Candlelight

  Most candidates for political office talk about how they are going to advance their communities through the new millennium.  Town Council candidate Marsh Smith, a dedicated green political activist, apparently wants to turn back the clock to the time…

Partners In Progress moving to downtown Pinehurst?

Could Moore County’s chief economic development organ be leaving its current location in the Moore County Chamber building on 15-501 to the more exclusive environs of historic downtown Pinehurst?  My spies tell me Moore County Partners In Progress is being…

Razook’s endorses Joan Thurman

Razook’s, the world-renowned women’s clothing store in downtown Pinehurst, has endorsed Joan Thurman for village mayor.  Yep, that’s right.  You can see her campaign signs in the windows of the Razook’s building in downtown.  I think that makes sense.  After…

New State law on campaign signs

    In August, the state legislature enacted  a law which should have a significant impact on political campaigns and local efforts to police sign ordinances: Towns and municipalities no longer have jurisdiction over some campaign signs placed on their…