Posted in campaign 2019 Media Moore County Politics Southern Pines

Moore County: Did John McLaughlin commit a ‘Lorna Clack’?

    Some  years ago,  we had a rather pretentious (and awful)  county school board member named Lorna Clack who lost a bid for reelection.  (We like  to think this site had a small part to play in that event. )   At one particular…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media Moore County NCGOP Pinehurst Politics

Moore County GOP cheerleading for BIGGER government in Pinehurst

    A lot of folks have been working very hard to reduce being Republican to little more than having an (R) next to your name on the ballot.   Platform be damned!   We’re seeing it all over the state.  And we’re getting a…

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Moore County GOP candidate for DA an OBAMA DONOR ???

  That is what it looks like. In the March 2020 primary,  Hoke attorney Mike Hardin had been primarying incumbent Maureen Krueger.  Krueger dropped out of the race and endorsed Art Donadio.   The state board of elections website indicates there is only ONE Arthur…

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Did Moore County schools officials ignore 2017 warnings and concerns about Aberdeen school site?

    Construction is underway  on a site off NC 5 between Pinehurst and Aberdeen for a new  Aberdeen elementary school.  The site is located in the vicinity of an environmental superfund site and a number of industrial sites that utilize toxic chemicals.  It came…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics

The Pinehurst elections

  With all the hubbub about the 2019 special elections for Congress, and the March 2020 primaries, it’s important to remember that many parts of North Carolina will be holding important local races THIS NOVEMBER.   It can be argued that these local officeholders can…

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Our lesson for today, boys & girls ? MISMANAGEMENT.

  Lt. Gov.  Dan Forest has tooted his own horn about getting a financial literacy requirement for high school graduation passed in the legislature.   It looks as though some in the Moore County Schools administration could use a refresher on the subject.   Mismanagement…

Posted in Education Media Moore County Politics The Pilot

Oh, look. A contract extension.

  I was examining the agenda for Monday night’s Moore County Board of Education meeting (3PM work session, 5pm closed session, 6 PM open session)  when I came across something rather curious.  The board will be voting on a contract extension for the superintendent —…

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Public Schools eat up HALF of the county budget. (And they’re demanding MORE.)

  It’s like a broken record.  Every year,  Moore county public school officials and their puppets on the school board go to the media , and before the county board of commissioners, boo-hooing about how they simply don’t have enough money to properly educate all…

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DOES new Aberdeen school FAIL to follow state and federal environmental guidelines?

  Chris Fitzsimon and Rob Schofield (aka “Sesame Street’s Bert & Ernie”) have unleashed their PolicyWatch  hounds on Moore County Public Schools for their decisions regarding Moore County’s new Aberdeen school:   On the edge of Aberdeen lay a lovely tract of land that was…

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Time to give Dr. Bob AND his puppets on the school board THE BOOT

  We’ve got a huge pile of uselessness at the top of the food chain in the Moore County Public Schools.  Our superintendent, Bob Grimesey, cried on-cue and on-camera to pull his chestnuts out of the fire and reverse the decision to fire him a…