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Pinehurst 2015: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

We’ve got elections locally on Tuesday, Nov. 3.  At least that’s what the board of elections web site tells us.  Mayors and city council members across the state are standing for election on that date.  These guys and gals have more of a direct effect…

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#Pinehurst: ”You come at The Queen, you best not miss.”

“You come at the king, you best not miss.”  — Omar Little, HBO’s The Wire ____________________________ We’ve been hearing all kinds of off-the-record rumblings about this year’s mayoral race for some time.  Those rumblings have gone public in the pages of our thrice twice-weekly Pulitzer prize…

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Shoot birdies — instead of Bambis — in Pinehurst

We’ve got it pretty good here.  The village regularly has been recognized as one of the safest places to live in North Carolina.  We’ve got a very reasonable tax rate. And having some of the world’s best golf just outside your back door — or…

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Save the deer. Cull the politician and busybody herds.

There actually is a down side to living in a great community like Pinehurst.  The quality of life is so great that SOME busybodies create problems to, um, tackle.  Some years back, we had ONE old lady complain to the Pinehurst Village Council about how…

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NC-02: The Great Debate Post-Game Show

“Mr. Seacrest, can we get a THIRD option?”   THAT was the quip texted to me during Monday’s debate between Renee Ellmers and Clay Aiken.  Unfortunately, we’re not voting for the winner of a game show here.  We’re choosing someone to vote on our behalf…

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NC-02: Clay’s Child Support. Renee’s Indignance. (Welcome to The Great Debate Pre-Game Show.)

We’ve got a political debate that’s sure to draw a lot of media attention here in town Monday night. I really hate using something like RadarOnline as a source.  But, hey, wasn’t it The National Enquirer that busted wide open the story on John Edwards…

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SOME PEOPLE just can’t be pleased

The NCAE is grumbling over pay raise proposals being offered their members by GOP legislators that are BIGGER than ANYTHING ever offered by past Democrat majorities.  The movie crowd in Wilmington apparently can’t decide whether or not they like the amount of money the state…

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…

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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…

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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…