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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…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Moore County Politics

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…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Moore County NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#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…

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Moore, Montgomery taxpayers to EAT $100K in economic development #FAIL?

That’s what we’re hearing.  Influential folks in high places are telling us that Moore County Partners in Progress — the county’s economic development group — and Montgomery County are planning to “forgive” the $50,000 loans they bestowed upon the Heart of Carolina Mega Park in…

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Lawsuit against Moore County schools administrator moves forward

Edward Pruden was hired in August on an interim basis to fill the vacancy at the Moore County central office left by Kathy Kennedy. According to Wilmington’s Port City Daily, Pruden has some unfinished business from his old job in Brunswick County that will likely involve…

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Pinehurst 2015: The smoke clears. Bouldry, Cashion and Fiorillo left standing.

It’s over.  (Thank God.)   It’s been a strange campaign.  From our standpoint here at Haymaker HQ, things have been going well in the Village of Pinehurst.  This current council and mayor have been diligently working to correct and reverse missteps by previous councils.  Reforms…