Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Our lesson for today, boys & girls ? MISMANAGEMENT.

  Lt. Gov.  Dan Forest has tooted his own horn about getting a financial literacy requirement for high school graduation passed in the legislature.   It looks as though some in the Moore County Schools administration could use a refresher on the subject.   Mismanagement…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

Moore County D.A.’s race: incumbent Krueger OUT, challenger Hardin now unopposed.

  It was looking to be a tough reelection bid for Maureen Krueger anyway.  A lot of people are still angry at her for so publicly meddling in the last sheriff’s race.  And then there was the episode where she struck a deal with  a…

Posted in Media Politics

Don’t you just hate it when those *annoying taxpayers* get in the way?

  Your county board of education usually draws the least amount of scrutiny from the drive-by media.  Therefore, they have the greatest opportunity to delve into the greatest amount of taxpayer-funded mischief.   School boards are meant to be the people’s last line of defense…

Posted in Education Media Moore County Politics The Pilot

Oh, look. A contract extension.

  I was examining the agenda for Monday night’s Moore County Board of Education meeting (3PM work session, 5pm closed session, 6 PM open session)  when I came across something rather curious.  The board will be voting on a contract extension for the superintendent —…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics The Pilot

Public Schools eat up HALF of the county budget. (And they’re demanding MORE.)

  It’s like a broken record.  Every year,  Moore county public school officials and their puppets on the school board go to the media , and before the county board of commissioners, boo-hooing about how they simply don’t have enough money to properly educate all…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

DOES new Aberdeen school FAIL to follow state and federal environmental guidelines?

  Chris Fitzsimon and Rob Schofield (aka “Sesame Street’s Bert & Ernie”) have unleashed their PolicyWatch  hounds on Moore County Public Schools for their decisions regarding Moore County’s new Aberdeen school:   On the edge of Aberdeen lay a lovely tract of land that was…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Time to give Dr. Bob AND his puppets on the school board THE BOOT

  We’ve got a huge pile of uselessness at the top of the food chain in the Moore County Public Schools.  Our superintendent, Bob Grimesey, cried on-cue and on-camera to pull his chestnuts out of the fire and reverse the decision to fire him a…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics The Pilot

#ncpol: Drive-by media dumbness.

  I know they’re all bleeding money and having to cut staff.  But sometimes — sometimes — you deserve better than  what they’re doling out.     Our local paper here in Moore County is a special case.  They are owned by the people who…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Moore County leaders blast legislative meddling in local issues

    Since the advent of the alleged “conservative revolution” in Raleigh, we’ve gotten a lot of lip-service about “local control” and reducing Raleigh’s influence on people’s lives.     We’ve got a Republican-controlled General Assembly.  Moore County’s county and municipal governments are all pretty…

Posted in Media Politics

The perils of not paying close attention to your local school board

  A board of directors is meant to give direction to an  organization’s paid staff.  Not to sit back and wait for the paid staff to tell them what is going to happen.   Unfortunately, the latter is most often the scenario you find in…