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JIHAD: Pinehurst resort stands strong in face of attacks from SCC’s John Dempsey, liberal hordes

We’ve had quite the political theater here in our sleep little resort town.  On one side, we have the retirees and housewives of the Moore Republican Women who just wanted to host Dr. Bill Warner, a renowned critic of Islamic fundamentalism, at their monthly meeting…

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Much ado about the loo: Moore County public education edition

It’s sad to see educators in our county doing their part to inflame and expand the chaos and confusion surrounding HB2. At Pinecrest High School, a faculty-supervised LGBTQXYZ1234 group has announced a day of silence to protest HB2 (I’m sure the faculty there would be thrilled…

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Moore County GOP chairman attacks Harnett, calls for his resignation

Moore County GOP chairman John Rowderdink has sent out an email to NCGOP chairman Hasan Harnett, copied to a ton of NCGOP “leaders” that doesn’t mince words: Hasan: I have read your most recent email, as I have all of your other recent emails. I…

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Moore schools official’s trial put off until August

We’re still waiting for our local Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper to even acknowledge this episode.  Edward Pruden was hired by Moore County schools in August 2015 to replace the controversial Kathy Kennedy.      According to reports from the coast, Pruden has been stirring up…

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Another document dump on Moore County Schools prayer kerfluffle

We previously posted HERE and HERE about what looked like an attempt to harass school employees about their religious beliefs and practices. Now, we’re learning more, courtesy of superintendent Bob Grimesey: […] Attached find the complete set of documents that was provided to each secondary…

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Moore schools boss: Christian questionnaire NOT MEANT to go public

The superintendent of Moore County Public Schools has spoken up in response to reports from Lady Liberty and THIS site about an apparent Christian-hunt within the school system.  (Here are the documents that sparked the controversy.) Here’s Dr. Bob Grimesey responding to a query from a…

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A Christian-hunt in Moore County Schools?

Our pal Lady Liberty clued us in on this one:  Apparently, in March of 2015, a letter was sent from staff board attorney Neal Ramee  to Superintendent Grimesey. The topic of this letter was religious prayer in schools, specifically the laws governing participation by staff or…

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#ncga: Boles v. Zumwalt heating up in House District 52

Richard Morgan has been gone from this seat for TEN YEARS now.  Just as we were getting use to the quiet and civility, things had to BLOW UP. Republican state Rep. Jamie Boles showed a lot of promise when he won a three-way primary outright in…

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#ncpol: A Little Moore scandal?

McClatchy’s Insider has some reporting today that may be of special interest to some of our readers here in Moore County: […] DMV Employee The Division of Motor Vehicles still hasn’t released the name of an employee who, according to a recent state audit, has…

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#ncga: Last (political) rites for Jamie Boles?

Some well-plugged in observers in this yellow-dog Republican county say state Rep. Jamie Boles (R) is an incumbent who very well can lose his renomination bid in March. Boles is a well-liked, well-respected funeral home director in Moore County.  He was elected to the House…