Pinehurst 2011: A mayoral connection?

It appears that — if Nancy Fiorillo and David McNeill are successful in November — The Village of Pinehurst and The Town of Southern Pines will have a very friendly working relationship.

Fiorillo worked for McNeill when he was the Moore County manager.  McNeill moved on to Greensboro to become the Guilford County manager.  When the Guilford planning staff suffered an unexpected vacancy in its top job, McNeill turned to his former employee Roy to fill the vacancy on an interim basis until a permanent hire could be made.

So, if both win their respective mayoral races this year, Southern Pines and Pinehurst will find themselves governed by individuals who have a track record of working well together.