Posted in Media Moore County Politics

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…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

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 —…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics The Pilot

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…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

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…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics The Pilot

#ncpol: Drive-by media dumbness.

  I know they’re all bleeding money and having to cut staff.  But sometimes — sometimes — you deserve better than  what they’re doling out.     Our local paper here in Moore County is a special case.  They are owned by the people who…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics Southern Pines

Snowflakes, drive-by media celebrate GIRLS in the BOY SCOUTS

Another testosterone-laden American institution bites the dust, and the snowflakes and the drive-by media couldn’t be happier: The historic moment passed with little fanfare. Troop 1, the region’s oldest Boy Scout troop, welcomed its first girl members with a short ceremony and light supper on…

Posted in Media Moore County NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Moore County commissioners lash out at county’s state legislators

  It’s been rare to see something like this in collegial, get-along  Republican Moore County.  But here it is, in a prepared statement from Moore County government: Senator Tom McInnis and Representatives Jamie Boles and Allen McNeill did not inform the Moore County Board of…