Posted in campaign 2019 Media Moore County Politics Southern Pines

Moore County: Did John McLaughlin commit a ‘Lorna Clack’?

    Some  years ago,  we had a rather pretentious (and awful)  county school board member named Lorna Clack who lost a bid for reelection.  (We like  to think this site had a small part to play in that event. )   At one particular…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics Southern Pines

For Southern Pines Town Council: Haney & Lancaster

Election day is Tuesday. We’ve got some decisions to make.  The voters of Southern Pines have a choice between four different candidates for TWO SEATS on the town council. I am familiar with three of the four running:  Mitch Lancaster, Carol Haney and Marsh Smith. …

Posted in Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics Southern Pines

Campaign 2017: Moore County

Election Day will be here before we know it.  There are some important decisions to be made at the ballot box on November 7.  Here’s our two cents on some of them: Southern Pines:  On October 7, voters cut the field down from five to…

Posted in Law & Order Moore County NC State Government Politics

Southern Pines Police seeking private alternative to Roy Cooper’s crime lab

      The typically peaceful Moore County hamlet of Southern Pines has been rocked recently with some troubling violent crimes.  In response to some bad publicity and questions from the public and local officials, police chief Bob Temme hosted a public briefing: […] Temme…

Posted in Moore County Politics

Moore media’s hard sell of “Moral Monday”

We’ve got a unique situation here in Moore County.  We are one of the most reliably Republican counties in the state.  Yet, our only local paper is owned and operated by the same Democrat operatives who owned and operated The Raleigh News & Observer for…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Barack Hussein Smithson

    We’ve had to endure nearly four years of class warfare nonsense from our soon-to-be ex-president and his cronies.  Now, we’re getting it on the local level from Southern Pines town councilman Chris Smithson. The setting was the latest council meeting where the proposed…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Busybodies and other people’s property

Moore County is yellow-dog Republican.  But we have plenty of folks who like to dictate what other people do with their property.  It’s one thing to oppose something over noise issues, environmental issues, or safety concerns.  It’s another to oppose development because you’re trying to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Southern Pines Pilot newspaper owner on invite list for Dalton fundraiser

    Democrat gubernatorial nominee Walter Dalton has a fundraiser scheduled in Raleigh on Tuesday that includes a veritable ‘Who’s Who’  of the state’s Democrat establishment.   (Speaking of the word ‘Who’  — Bob Etheridge is on the list of those scheduled to attend.) The…

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 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

The media and “moderation”

      I recently read something from a columnist (on my side of the political street) lamenting how leftist politicians and media figures describe themselves as “moderates” and EVERYONE ELSE who does not march in lockstep with them is “extreme” or “far right” or…