Category: Politics

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…

Pinehurst 2011: Deficit spending or not?

  According to the website Investorwords.com, the definition of deficit spending is: the amount by which a government, company, or individual’s spending exceeds its income over a particular period of time. Mayoral candidate John Marcum has accused village government of  “deficit spending” by an average of $1 million for the…

Pinehurst 2011: Vacation $$$ for Pinehurst village workers

  According to village government financials, dated 6/30/11 (page 12), the budget included a long term liability for “accumulated vacation” totaling $558,806.. “That is what you would have to pay out if every village government employee resigned today, and asked…

NC Teacher Job Loss Misinformation

      The Raleigh-based Civitas Institute has released an interesting study that contradicts the spin from leftists and their media comrades about those mean ol’ Republicans and their state budget cuts: An August 31st   press release by the Department of Public Instruction…

Pinehurst 2011: Andy’s 8-year contract and a NEW police chief

Mayoral candidate John Marcum has made an issue of Pinehurst government having three managers.  He and his campaign have noted that manager Andy Wilkison has an EIGHT-YEAR contract paying him — in salary and benefits —  “more than the governor…