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…

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#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…

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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…

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Moore County commissioners lash out at county’s state legislators

  It’s been rare to see something like this in collegial, get-along  Republican Moore County.  But here it is, in a prepared statement from Moore County government: Senator Tom McInnis and Representatives Jamie Boles and Allen McNeill did not inform the Moore County Board of…

Posted in Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics The Pilot

To replace Cashion in Pinehurst: Berggren OR Campbell

The local paper says 14 folks have applied to fill out the last year of John Cashion’s unexpired term on The Village Council.  (Cashion retired on November 13th due to health issues.)   There are some Knowns, and quite a few Unknowns on that list….

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The return of Pinehurst’s hollering NIMBYs

I really thought we had turned the corner. It wasn’t long ago that Pinehurst village government  consisted of a somnambulant group of 80-somethings who allowed bureaucrats to run willy-nilly on the rest of us.  One grumpy old lady could show up and complain about something…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media Moore County Politics

For Moore County voters …

Here are our thoughts on the races that pretty much just affect the local area.  (You other folks?  We’ll get to you.  Just wait.) NC Senate 25:  Tom McInnis (R) vs. Helen Probst Mills (D).  We’ve heard a lot of nice things personally about Mrs….

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Keepin’ it CLASSY.

We told you earlier about the resignation of a Moore County GOP official over state senator Tom McInnis.  The official is not just leaving his party office, according to the local paper in Moore County, but is also leaving the party itself: […] In the…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Moore GOP official resigns in protest over Tom McInnis

The aftershocks from the nasty May state senate district 25 GOP primary are still being felt here in the North Carolina Sandhills. A well-connected county GOP source  supplied us with an email  sent by Bob Zschoche, president of the Moore County Republican Men’s Club, to…