Posted in Economy Media Moore County Politics

NC’s MSM: Two screaming lefties = BIG NEWS. ‘Honor Your Oath’ rally = (YAWN)

Here’s a shocker:  The mainstream media is biased.   The mainstream media here in North Carolina has taken a hit in recent years.  Dwindling readers / viewers coupled with smaller ad revenues has led to layoffs and scaled back original productions.  Milk that house fire…

Posted in Moore County Politics

Moore County Sheriff Lane Carter stepping down May 1

  Moore County GOP leaders were surprised Tuesday evening with the news that county sheriff Lane Carter intends to step down from his post on May 1.  Carter submitted a letter announcing his intention to retire from office  to the county board of commissioners. The…

Posted in DENR Media Moore County NC State Government Politics

Skvarla @ DENR: So far, so good

      The developments so far  at DENR — and the ensuing reaction of the loony left and its media allies — are starting to give me some hope for Team Pat in Raleigh. John Frank at The N&O is sounding the alarm about…

Posted in Media Moore County NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

The new McCrory math: Record unemployment + Billions in Debt = new multi-billion-$$$ light rail

  Gov.-elect Pat McCrory is not ruling out having the state pay up to 25 percent of the multi-billion dollar price tag on a light rail system for the Raleigh area.  This comes a matter of days after McCrory offered a “bleak assessment of [the]…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Once again, Tim Lea is pummeled by some pesky FACTS

    Tim Lea stepped down from his seat on the Moore County board of commissioners this year after serving two terms.  Lea spent much of his first term in office as an easy YES-vote for a majority bloc that apparently could not say NO…

Posted in Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Renee Ellmers and John Boehner’s ‘conservative purge’ on Capitol Hill

  Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has been proudly shouting to the heavens — and to  anyone who will listen –  about her great new appointments to The House Energy & Commerce committee and three of its subc0mmittees.   Meanwhile, we have learned that John Boehner, Eric…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Pinehurst’s Road to Nowhere

Back in March, we got word that Aberdeen’s Railhouse Brewery wanted to move to Pinehurst and set up a microbrewery and restaurant in the resort’s old steam plant facility in historic Old Town.  Village government got really excited and started seeking variances to local ordinances,…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Is the NC Senate large enough to accommodate Tim Lea AND his ego?

        A smattering of politicos showed up in Carthage Tuesday night to say goodbye to county commissioner Tim Lea at his last board meeting.  Lea is retiring after two four-year terms.  I am*sure* his decision had *NOTHING* to do with his razor-thin…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

DID NCGOP mislead grassroots activists?

There is something disturbing rumbling to the surface here in Moore County in the wake of the Nov 6 vote.  The state GOP set up”NC Victory” offices all over the state.  (We got one in Southern Pines, managed by one Eli Schilling — a young…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Attention, Wal-Mart Shoppers: Atlas HAS SHRUGGED!

Ayn Rand and George Orwell are starting to look like real prophets. We’ve got record unemployment, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and business closings.  We’ve been humiliated overseas.  Our embassies have been overrun and our ambassador has been killed.  The recipe was perfect for a change of command…