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Pinehurst 2011: All hail the queen!

  Pinehurst voters  made history Tuesday evening by electing the village’s first female mayor (Ginsey was appointed) and the first council member from Pinewild.   From the beginning, mayoral candidate Nancy Fiorillo and council candidate John Strickland had the best fundraising numbers and the best…

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Southern Pines 2011: Progress Energy, Food Lion and Bo’s can breathe a little easier …

  The NIMBY ticket — and potential startup law firm — of Smith, Smithson and Woodruff went down in flames like the Hindenberg zeppelin on Tuesday.  Southern Pines voters rejected their platform of boycotting grocery stores and reading by candlelight and endorsed the more steady,…

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Campaign 2011: IS IT OVER YET ??????

    Ah, yes.  This wonderful expression of democracy we’ve been treated to here in the county of Moore for the last few months will mercifully come to an end Tuesday evening.  In case you’ve been busy for the last few months, let me recap…

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Pinehurst 2011: Is the V-A-T a B-U-S-T?

The Village Action Team took to the stage at the beginning of the campaign like a storm.  It pushed a specific agenda and endorsed the candidacies of Nancy Fiorillo, Mark Parson, and John Cashion.  The  group spent a lot of money on ads in The…

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Former S.C. First Lady speaks out on Herman Cain and media’s scandal fixation

    Jenny Sanford was speaking from experience when she penned her op-ed that appeared Thursday in Columbia’s State newspaper.  She was The Palmetto State’s first lady when her now ex-husband, then-Gov. Mark Sanford, was caught covering up an extramarital affair.  Ms. Sanford has seen…

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N&O, leftist teamwork in Wake school board race a travesty

      The N&O teamed up with its former employees in Boss Bev’s press office to walk back her bizarre, baffling, stupid comments about ‘suspending elections.’ Now, the good, down-with-the-struggle comrades in the N&O newsroom are teaming up with a radical leftist PAC to…

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Pinehurst 2011: Some thoughts on Strickland’s road thoughts

          We’re offering up kudos to Pinehurst village council candidate for actually listening to residents and offering up some thoughtful ideas: A Pinehurst Village Council candidate is proposing a little road work that he says will improve safety and the quality…

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Moore Votes 2011: Here come the celebrity endorsements

            The week before an election typically brings celebrity endorsements and bombshell news stories detailing political scandals.  Here in Moore, we are beginning to see the celebrity endorsements for council and mayor in Southern Pines and Pinehurst. Some weeks back,…

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Southern Pines 2011: Woodruff’s questions

      I was flipping through this past Sunday’s edition of our thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local paper, when I noticed an ad promoting the  Southern Pines Town Council candidacy of David Woodruff.  In the ad, Woodruff asks a series of questions, and supplies…

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The plot thickens on Pinehurst historic landmark status

The Fayetteville Observer profiled the Pinehurst mayoral race this week, and included THIS passage: Fiorillo said her primary goal as mayor would be implementing changes to the Village Green, which would include creating a grassy park and expanding the library. Those changes have been opposed…