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NC Dems lose lots of 18-25 year olds since 2008

North Carolina Democrats have lost nearly 40,000 registered voters, between the ages of 18-25, since 2008.  It’s been universally accepted that demographic voted overwhelming for BarryO, and was they key to his victory over John McCain.  Before the NCGOP gets too excited about this development,…

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Merry Christmas !!!

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Santa bringing Moore County a new water source?

Water has been a hot topic in recent Moore County elections.  Viable water sources are few and far between in this landlocked Sandhills county with more than its fair-share of water-guzzling golf courses.  One of my spies in county government tells me that county leaders…

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Pinehurst Village Council: Fireworks in November?

        John Marcum may have finished a distant second in this month’s mayoral race, but he is certainly not riding off quietly into the sunset.   Marcum’s community action group, Concerned Citizens of Pinehurst, is taking its concerns directly to the Pinehurst…

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Apple, $46 million for 50 jobs, and the $1.7M jacuzzi …

          North Carolina gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory (R) and some legislative Republicans in Raleigh are talking up the idea of reforming the state’s economic development practices.  The landing of an Apple data center for the western town of Maiden is a…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  Thank you to all of our faithful readers who have stuck with us for our first six months.  Stick with us over the holidays, and into the new year.  There’s even more fun in store! Enjoy this time with family and friends.  Be thankful…

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One standard for us, another for the political class

        Congress is now considering cutting off tax deductions for people making MORE than $174,000 per year.  (Want to guess how much a Member of Congress makes per year?)  It’s illegal for me or for you to use inside information to make…

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In YOUR dreams, Rob …

      Rob Christensen.  Rob – Rob – Rob.  *Sigh* Please step out of The News & Observer offices a little more.  Your detachment from reality — The Real World — is becoming more apparent with every word you write: There is a temptation…

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Pinehurst 2011: GAME OVER for Ginsey?

Moore County’s thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local newspaper endorsed the candidacies of Mark Parson and John Cashion for Pinehurst Village Council this week.  Incumbent mayor Ginsey Fallon, stepping down to run for a council seat this year, was overheard by one of my spies commenting…

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Pinehurst 2011: candidate no-shows turn town hall forum into “The John Marcum Show”

Pinehurst mayoral candidate John Marcum says increasing public input into village decisions is a key point in his platform. “This current group in village government makes their decisions, then provides a limited opportunity for the public to comment,” Marcum said at a town hall forum…