Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Southern Pines 2011: Woodruff’s questions

      I was flipping through this past Sunday’s edition of our thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local paper, when I noticed an ad promoting the  Southern Pines Town Council candidacy of David Woodruff.  In the ad, Woodruff asks a series of questions, and supplies…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

The plot thickens on Pinehurst historic landmark status

The Fayetteville Observer profiled the Pinehurst mayoral race this week, and included THIS passage: Fiorillo said her primary goal as mayor would be implementing changes to the Village Green, which would include creating a grassy park and expanding the library. Those changes have been opposed…

Posted in Congress Jim DeMint Politics Republicans

Jim DeMint: Common sense’s lone voice in the U.S. Senate

    For North Carolinians like me who appreciated Senator Jesse Helms — and are dismayed by what we now have representing us in the Senate,  South Carolina’s Jim DeMint gives us some hope for the future. Like Helms did in his day, DeMint rejects…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers anticipating GOP primary challenge for 2012

        The New York Times has an article up today about nationwide voter anger, and how it could affect the job security of many congressional incumbents.   U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, a Dunn Republican likely to be representing Moore County in 2012,…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 NC State Government Politics

Is Boss Bev BACK HOME?

The last we heard from The N&O — an annex of the governor’s communications office — Boss Bev was doing her best Marco Polo, traversing the Orient on the taxpayers’ dime.  We heard something about her signing a letter supporting ECU’s petition to join The…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics

‘Occupy Raleigh’ running up the bill for local taxpayers

      The hippies camping out in our fair capital city, as part of the global nonsensical leftist temper tantrum known as the ‘occupy’ movement, may be starting to wear out their welcome with locals.  The N&O newsroom — perhaps realizing the cost for…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Politics

The ‘Occupy Movement’ : Democracy vs. Mob Rule

Dr. Thomas Sowell, an economist at Stanford University, is one of the wisest people I know of when it comes to business and the economy.  He has some particularly interesting insights on this ‘Occupy’ movement in his latest nationally-syndicated column: In various cities across the…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Politics

Donald Duck for …. MAYOR ????

  Pinehurst voters may think they have a lively mayoral race this year.  But that  Moore County election doesn’t hold a candle to the race for mayor in the New Hanover County community of Castle Hayne – a suburb of Wilmington: It appears Castle Hayne…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County NC legislature Politics redistricting

NC redistricting: Good to go!

    The US Department of Justice has put its stamp of approval on new General Assembly and congressional for North Carolina — despite a computer glitch that left a handful of communities unassigned to a legislative district: The U.S. Department of Justice gave preclearance…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Q & A with Renee Ellmers

        I am sure you were sitting around wondering what the favorite dessert of  our soon-to-be congressional representative is. If that question, and others like it, were eating away at you, check out Roll Call’s quickie interview with the Dunn Republican: Every…