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…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

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…

Posted in Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics The Pilot

To replace Cashion in Pinehurst: Berggren OR Campbell

The local paper says 14 folks have applied to fill out the last year of John Cashion’s unexpired term on The Village Council.  (Cashion retired on November 13th due to health issues.)   There are some Knowns, and quite a few Unknowns on that list….

Posted in campaign 2018 Media Moore County Politics

For Moore County voters …

Here are our thoughts on the races that pretty much just affect the local area.  (You other folks?  We’ll get to you.  Just wait.) NC Senate 25:  Tom McInnis (R) vs. Helen Probst Mills (D).  We’ve heard a lot of nice things personally about Mrs….

Posted in campaign 2018 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Integrity a one-way street in Moore County D.A.’s office?

Law enforcement documents are leaked to a local newspaper in a county that has a heated primary for sheriff going on. The documents target a candidate in the sheriff’s race and indicate that he will be impacted by the precedent set by the US Supreme…