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Southern Pines 2011: NIMBY ticket seeks Town Council majority

  We’ve reported on the Village Action Team-endorsed ticket of Cashion, Fiorillo and Parson in Pinehurst.   Now, in Southern Pines, it appears the hardcore anti-development crowd in Southern Pines is rallying its forces behind the mayoral candidacy of Chris Smithson and the council candidacies…

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Southern Pines 2011: Former mayors endorsing David McNeill

A regular reader of this blog called me today.  This person was doing business in downtown Southern Pines when they came across four former mayors of Southern Pines — Jane Clark, Frank Quis, Mike Fields, and Alex Bowness — posing together for a photograph. With…

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Pinehurst 2011: Dueling attorneys

  If Pinehurst village attorney Mike Newman gets paid by the hour, he is having ONE HECK of a windfall this year.   His latest action involves the controversy over the development of The Village Green and the expansion of The Village Chapel. Newman defended…

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Pinehurst 2011: A mayoral connection?

It appears that — if Nancy Fiorillo and David McNeill are successful in November — The Village of Pinehurst and The Town of Southern Pines will have a very friendly working relationship. Fiorillo worked for McNeill when he was the Moore County manager.  McNeill moved…

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Pinehurst 2011: The Village Green

  Plans to update or revamp the village’s historic downtown area have been a hot topic for the last couple of years.  Controversies have grown from village government’s consideration of the NewCore development strategy, the proposed Village Chapel expansion, and plans for revamping The Village…

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Pinehurst 2011: Google search reaps even more water talk

A media report on a 2010 public hearing before the Moore County Board of Commissioners featured this item: And Nancy Roy Fiorillo of the Pinehurst Village Council said the town of Pinehurst would love to give the county money to own its own water system,…

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Pinehurst 2011: Water, Agua, eau

  Moore County has had more than its fair share of water drama in recent years.  Long periods without rain have mad water access  — in a county with limited natural water resources — an adventure. Southern Pines has its own water plant and reservoir….

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Southern Pines 2011: The Money Chase

Typically, a campaign that raises the most money from the most individuals does quite well on election day.  Campaigns that raise over $1,000 are required to file finance reports with The Moore County Board of Elections. Town Councilman David McNeill, one of two candidates for…

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Southern Pines 2011: Chris Smithson, The Sierra Club, and ‘Cool Cities’

    Once again, Google is an amazing tool to supplement my election coverage. I found the following post, dated July 23, 2007 on the blog for the North Carolina chapter of The Sierra Club: The filing period for municipal elections across North Carolina ended…

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NO, Nancy & Ray are NOT MOVING to Greensboro

  To all of you Moore County campaign operatives who read this blog religiously, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHAT I AM ABOUT TO SAY. I have had several emails and calls from people today expressing sentiments along the line of:  “That’s outrageous!  How can she…