Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Signs, signs, everywhere signs …

    You can tell it’s campaign season throughout the Sandhills. Signs are starting to pop up on the landscape, and people are starting to complain about them. In today’s Fayetteville Observer, there is an item about The City of Fayetteville cracking down on problems…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Economy Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Development a key issue in races

  It’s become increasingly clear that development is playing a key issue in the 2011 village council races. Voters are expressing frustration with an eroding downtown, a failed residential development in Old Town, and an oppressive, hard-line mentality in the village’s planning and zoning operation….

Posted in Economy Media Moore County

Auditing Mr. Bouser on Internet sales taxes

The Pilot, our local newspaper, runs unsigned staff editorials in each edition — much like many other papers across the country.  (Steve Bouser, The Pilot’s nearly-retired editor, writes most all of the unsigned editorials.) Mr. Bouser is a reliable leftist — surely making his bosses,…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

One more point to silence the “assassination” crowd

  Followers of Ron Paul, Walter Jones, Dennis Kucinich and others on the far-left of the spectrum have been up in arms over the recent successful drone strike on terrorist masterminds Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both somehow got American passports, and spent time in…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Broad Street businessman blasts SP mayoral candidate Smithson

Bob Levy is one of the nicest, most mild-mannered people you’ll ever meet.  He has been a real unifying force — relative to past chairs — during his tenure as Moore County’s Republican Party chairman.  It’s usually pretty tough to get Mr. Levy to lose…

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 Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Phil Berger Politics

State Senate GOP blasts Boss Bev on ‘pay to play’

      The state Senate GOP majority issued a blistering release today attacking our state’s buffoonish governor for antics that cost The Tar Heel State jobs: Today Continental Tire announced the company’s plan to build a $500 million facility in South Carolina, creating at…

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 Politics

You gotta LOVE Google …

      My old pal Google also turned up this questionnaire  Nancy Fiorillo filled out during her 2009 campaign for the village council.  In the document, Fiorillo expresses enthusiastic support for the controversial NewCore development in Old Town Pinehurst as well as for the…

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…