Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Property rights, economic development questions for Southern Pines, Pinehurst councils

            There was an interesting line in a recent Pilot story about Pinehurst’s new budget: […] Another $252,000 is in the budget for the construction of Spur Road, which would serve the new brewery that is proposed to be located…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Moore County Politics

A lesson for Pinehurst government in Raleigh

  The Village of Pinehurst government is aggressively promoting the idea of downtown revitalization.  They’ve paid for a study of the idea of building a performing arts center.  They’ve obtained grants to help a brewery renovate a historic building in the downtown area.  Now, the…

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….