Posted in Media Politics

Meck Co. Commish: Next county manager SHOULD BE ‘a non-white male’

        The vice-chairman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners is taking some heat for recent comments to a Charlotte TV station.  Kim Ratliff, a Democrat member of the board, caused quite a few jaws to hit the floor: A Mecklenburg County…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Moore County & FTI: Tax money to support private business deals?

  After watching Fenton Wilkinson’s presentation (fast forward to about the 30 minute mark)  to the Moore County Commissioners last night, I am convinced that I want him in my corner if I am ever forced to plead my case in front of some authority.  Wilkinson,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Moore County government internal documents paint rosy fiscal picture

Sometimes, here at The Haymaker, things just mysteriously drop into our laps.  (Those doggone little birds … ) We happened to get our hands an email sent out by Moore County assistant manager  Ken Larking to the members of the county board of commissioners, as…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Tim Lea & the gays: #HATING on fast food

I don’t know what it is about fast food.  The gays are in the midst of an attack on Chick-fil-A.  Moore County commissioner Tim Lea is going all-out against Bojangles’ exploratory real estate inquiries in Carthage. Our local  three-time Pulitzer nominated newspaper has been documenting…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

The Pilot sings Tammy Wynette’s greatest hit

Sometimes its hard to be a woman Giving all your love to just one man You’ll have bad times And he’ll have good times Doing things that you don’t understand But if you love him you’ll forgive him Even though he’s hard to understand And…

Posted in Education Moore County Politics

Moore County: schools, commissioners set to spar over spending?

As word gets around about the $2 million surplus from last year’s county budget, county leaders are bracing themselves for the stampede of beggars — with palms extended — headed to Carthage.  Many expect the bigwigs at Moore County Public Schools to be at the…