Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Pinehurst: The K.I.S.S. rule for budgeting — and “yard debris evaluation” ???????

      Judging from the lamestream media accounts, Pinehurst village manager Andy Wilkison is shocked — SHOCKED — that council members want a budget that is (1) less than 200 pages and (2) is written in language non-bureaucrats can actually understand.   Our thrice-weekly…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Andy’s 8-year contract and a NEW police chief

Mayoral candidate John Marcum has made an issue of Pinehurst government having three managers.  He and his campaign have noted that manager Andy Wilkison has an EIGHT-YEAR contract paying him — in salary and benefits —  “more than the governor of North Carolina.” A village…

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Pinehurst 2011: candidate no-shows turn town hall forum into “The John Marcum Show”

Pinehurst mayoral candidate John Marcum says increasing public input into village decisions is a key point in his platform. “This current group in village government makes their decisions, then provides a limited opportunity for the public to comment,” Marcum said at a town hall forum…