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Endorsements 2012: (*SIGH*) And now, a little indifference. (*YAWN*)

Some folks will accuse us of being blind followers of the GOP this election season.  I am hoping this particular installment of our endorsement series will put that to rest. Congress:  Here in Moore County, the 2nd, 4th, 7th and 8th districts all either encompass…

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Moore County endorsements 2012: “No turn left un-stoned”

We don’t have a whole lot of political drama here in Moore County this year. ( The race for District Court has been nasty, but I have addressed all that in my earlier post.)  Locally, we’ve got the District Court race, a race for county…

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Endorsements 2012: Here Come The Judges!

    Judicial elections are tough for most voters.  If you tend to behave yourself, you have very little contact with these men (and women) in black.  The media tends to downplay the activities of judges — unless they get caught dancing down Main Street…

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Renee Ellmers’s Moore County problem

The Second Congressional District’s incumbent representative seems to be doing her best to ruin the gift horse delivered to her during redistricting.  The “honorables” on Jones Street handed  Renee Ellmers a highly-conservative district on a silver platter at the end of the redistricting process. It…

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Barack Hussein Smithson

    We’ve had to endure nearly four years of class warfare nonsense from our soon-to-be ex-president and his cronies.  Now, we’re getting it on the local level from Southern Pines town councilman Chris Smithson. The setting was the latest council meeting where the proposed…

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Campaign 2012: The man behind the anti-Wilkins PAC shows himself

According to the official ballot, area voters will be choosing this year between incumbent Rob Wilkins and challenger Jane Redding for a District Court seat.  But media accounts from Randolph County suggest the race is more of a grudge match between Judge Wilkins and Randolph…

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Busybodies and other people’s property

Moore County is yellow-dog Republican.  But we have plenty of folks who like to dictate what other people do with their property.  It’s one thing to oppose something over noise issues, environmental issues, or safety concerns.  It’s another to oppose development because you’re trying to…

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NCFEF: Ellmers posting weak fundraising numbers

        The NC Free Enterprise Foundation,  a non-partisan pro-business group, has completed an analysis of third quarter fundraising for the state’s congressional candidates.  Here’s what they found for the Second Congressional District: […] After winning an upset victory in 2010, Rep. Renee…

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Source: McSwain dodged a bullet Tuesday night

    Moore County commissioners showed up at their Tuesday night meeting expecting to discuss and vote on a resolution calling for a formal investigation into county manager Cary McSwain’s dealings with an Internet service provider.  Instead, they got a mea culpa from McSwain and…

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Moore County manager mumbles his way through some serious CYA

One of my county government moles encouraged me to attend the October 16 meeting of the board of commissioners — promising that it would be worth my while.  Intrigued, I decided to take a trip to Carthage. I noticed that another attorney was sitting in…