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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…

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Southern Pines councilman, Moore County Democrat Party chairman attack black political leader …

The  Pilot has had fun lately quoting from Chris Smithson’s Facebook page.  Let’s see what they do withTHIS latest item from Little Lord Chris’s wall:   The last commenter, Jim Heim, is chairman of the Moore County Democrat Party, which has just gotten big enough…

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Southern Pines 2011: NIMBY ticket seeks Town Council majority

  We’ve reported on the Village Action Team-endorsed ticket of Cashion, Fiorillo and Parson in Pinehurst.   Now, in Southern Pines, it appears the hardcore anti-development crowd in Southern Pines is rallying its forces behind the mayoral candidacy of Chris Smithson and the council candidacies…

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Southern Pines 2011: Former mayors endorsing David McNeill

A regular reader of this blog called me today.  This person was doing business in downtown Southern Pines when they came across four former mayors of Southern Pines — Jane Clark, Frank Quis, Mike Fields, and Alex Bowness — posing together for a photograph. With…

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Southern Pines 2011: Chris Smithson, The Sierra Club, and ‘Cool Cities’

    Once again, Google is an amazing tool to supplement my election coverage. I found the following post, dated July 23, 2007 on the blog for the North Carolina chapter of The Sierra Club: The filing period for municipal elections across North Carolina ended…

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Southern Pines 2011: handicapping the races

  Pinehurst is not alone with its silly season.  Southern Pines has one that has geared up as well. The Town has two council seats up for election — one vacant — as well as its mayor post — which is also being vacated.  Mayor…

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Broad Street businessman blasts SP mayoral candidate Smithson

Bob Levy is one of the nicest, most mild-mannered people you’ll ever meet.  He has been a real unifying force — relative to past chairs — during his tenure as Moore County’s Republican Party chairman.  It’s usually pretty tough to get Mr. Levy to lose…

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November’s races in Moore look like slug-fests

City council races are typically sleepy affairs.  This November’s races in Southern Pines and Pinehurst have the potential to be real slug-fests. Both towns are losing their mayors.  Southern Pines incumbent Mike Haney is stepping down.  Pinehurst incumbent Virginia Fallon is stepping down as mayor,…