Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Gettin’ PAID in LINCOLN COUNTY?

In Lincoln County, there is a lot of talk about economic development.  In November, there was talk of a proposed industrial client investing $12 million in property adjacent to the airport.  In April, there was talk of the city of Lincolnton bailing out of the…

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In Raleigh & DC: “Slowing Down” = watering down or outright killing of legislation

          According to a veteran politico friend of mine, supporters of certain reforms before either Congress or the legislature need to perk up their ears and pay close attention when they hear things like “slowing down” being uttered by elected officials:…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Another Great Moment in Local Government: Tim Lea vs. The Airport

      Judging from the coverage in our local Pulitzer Prize-nominated paper of this week’s Moore County board of commissioners meeting — and input from my sources present at said meeting —  Moore County airport authority attorney Tom Van Camp scored a thorough, hands-down…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

NYC direct flights in the cards for Moore County Airport?

I had an interesting discussion the other day with a local business community mover-and-shaker who is also in-the-know on economic development.  Our subject turned to Moore County’s Airport and the minor controversy surrounding recent government funding of runway renovations. My source tells me that AT…

Posted in Moore County Politics

As the dust settles in Moore County, a new political fight brews

      I was browsing through Friday’s edition of our thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize-winning local paper, when an ad caught my eye.  (The ads are usually more interesting than the news content.)   Anyway, here is what the ad said: STOP AIRPORT WASTE of tens…