Posted in Economy Moore County

An economics lesson for Nick Picerno

I read the item in today’s Pilot about County Commissioner Nick Picerno’s  concern about gas prices in Moore County with one part amusement and one part dismay: Nick Picerno wants to know what some people mean when they refer to a Moore County gas tax….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government Politics Republicans

Tillman: Leftists playing games with school $$$ numbers

State senator Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph), the #2 Republican in the state senate and likely Moore County’s next representative in that body, is taking leftist political activists to task for their rhetoric on state education appropriations.  Tillman, a former schools administrator, ought to know what he…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Media Moore County Politics

Nancy WHO?

          Via our friends at Google, we found this interesting blog entry from 2oo8 on The Greensboro News & Record web site: Stage name or pseudonym? If you look up Guilford County’s recently-named interim planning director, Nancy Roy, you might find a…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: WE’VE GOT CAMPAIGN REPORTS !!!!

  Campaign finance reports tend to be a great indicator of the strength of a political campaign.  People who have more money on hand, from more individual donors, tend to do very well. Well, the latest round of reports for the Pinehurst 2011 elections were…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics Uncategorized

Pinehurst 2011: candidate no-shows turn town hall forum into “The John Marcum Show”

Pinehurst mayoral candidate John Marcum says increasing public input into village decisions is a key point in his platform. “This current group in village government makes their decisions, then provides a limited opportunity for the public to comment,” Marcum said at a town hall forum…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: VAT-PAC ticket getting split?

A political action committee called The Village Action Team (VAT) has been getting a lot of buzz lately for its ad buys in The Pilot and in Pine Straw touting three candidates for Pinehurst municipal races:  mayoral candidate and incumbent council member Nancy Roy Fiorillo,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers Walter Jones

Tell me again why we tossed Bob Etheridge …

    Renee Ellmers came into office  with a lot of promise. She campaigned as a die-hard conservative and embraced the Tea Party, which played a big role in her upset win over incumbent Bob (Who Are You?) Etheridge. The New York Times publishes a…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Power AND Arrogance

  I’ve come across two recent examples of just how haughty, condescending, and arrogant some incumbents on the Pinehurst Village Council have become. Exhibit A:  A group called Concerned Citizens of Pinehurst has teamed with WEEB  Talk Radio 990 to host a mayoral forum at…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Thurman & Fiorillo ducking, hiding and playing it safe

An item in today’s Pilot says two of the three candidates for mayor of Pinehurst are refusing to participate in a candidate forum scheduled for this Tuesday evening. Incumbent village council members Joan Thurman and Nancy Fiorillo say they won’t be there Tuesday night because…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Is Pinehurst’s ruling clique breaking up?

For years, Pinehurst politics has been dominated by a close circle of residents centered around SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™ and his wife Cindy.   Now that the voters have removed those two from public office, their disciples appear to be parting ways.   The Morgans were  quite good…