Posted in campaign 2020 Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics

Hey, Roy. We’re having a parade.

    While most of the state is quivering and laying awake at night worrying about the consequences of violating one of Gov. Doofus’s executive orders,  most people in Moore County are having NONE of that. Sheriff Ronnie Fields has already shrugged off most of…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature Politics

Pinehurst councilwoman laments NCGA’s “love of property rights”

  In an era of Neo-Marxist rioting and vandalism,  it’s more than disturbing to hear a leader so close to home bad-mouth the concept of property rights.   But THAT appears to be what council member Judy Davis did at the last village council meeting….

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Hey, Pinehurst: Here comes the John Strickland Tax Increase!

I   For years,  he’s huddled in the back of the village council meeting room organizing his minions.   John Strickland  couldn’t win his last election, so he was going to make life miserable for everyone who DID win.   The Strickland-ites were on a…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media Politics

Pinehurst 2019: I told you so …

This bunch trying to gain entry onto the Pinehurst Village Council have got regulation and limitation of property rights on the brain:   The thorny issue of regulating short-term home rentals in Pinehurst in a way that does not run afoul of state laws could…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media Politics

Pinehurst Campaign 2019: Individual, property rights at risk

  Just by perusing the list of candidates on Pinehurst’s November ballot, it’s pretty clear that we stand a good chance of ending up with a majority on the Village Council that is 180 degrees from what it’s been the last four years or so….

Posted in campaign 2019 Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics

The Pinehurst elections

  With all the hubbub about the 2019 special elections for Congress, and the March 2020 primaries, it’s important to remember that many parts of North Carolina will be holding important local races THIS NOVEMBER.   It can be argued that these local officeholders can…

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 Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics

For Pinehurst Village Council: Berggren & Drum

Election Day is Tuesday. We have big decisions to make.  In Pinehurst, there are EIGHT candidates fighting for TWO seats on the village council.  Someone can win four years on the council with 13% (or less) of the vote, so EVERY VOTE really does count…

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Pinehurst Matters? (Yeah, but so does THE TRUTH.)

There’s a small, but loud group of people making quite a commotion about this year’s village council races in Pinehurst.  They really, really, really don’t like Mayor Fiorillo (aka Queen Nancy) and really really really wanted former council member John Strickland elected mayor.  They made…