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Marcum vs. Tillman: Pot, meet kettle. (Kettle is black.)

        One of our loyal readers — who happens to work in Southern Pines town government — offered up an interesting comment on state Senate candidate John Marcum’s elections board complaint against Jerry Tillman: “If THIS isn’t the pot calling the kettle…

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Retiring NC Senator Blake says Tillman best choice to represent Moore County in Raleigh

          Senator Harris Blake has won a lot of friends and supporters during his long tenure representing Moore County in the state Senate.  Retiring this year, Blake has sounded off about which of the three GOP candidates for District 29 will…

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NC Senate GOP candidate Marcum publicly endorsed a Democrat in 2010

            Pinehurst’s John Marcum is one of three GOP candidates seeking the district 29 NC Senate seat this year.  Marcum is working hard to convince GOP activists to vote for him in May.  One problem he may have in doing…

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Marcum vs. Moore Republican Women: Is The Fix IN on NC Senate race?

        Pinehurst’s John Marcum is taking the Moore County Republican establishment to task.  Marcum, a GOP candidate in the May primary for the NC Senate district 29 seat, says the county party leadership is ignoring him and another candidate from Moore to…

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John Marcum now a Fiorillo Fan

          I ran into John Marcum, two-time Pinehurst mayoral candidate and 2012 GOP candidate for NC Senate, at Saturday’s Moore County GOP candidate meet-and-greet in Southern Pines.  Judging from Marcum’s  tone, the hatchet appears to be buried with Queen Nancy of…

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John Marcum for NC Senate

  Surprahz! Surprahz! Surprahz! — Private Gomer Pyle, USMC I’ll have to admit that NOT many people saw this coming.  I think it must have been a spur-of-the-moment thing for John.  The only political web site out there for him is for his last race…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Economy Moore County Politics

DEE-NIED! Feds reject appeal of downtown Pinehurst post office closure

          In a December 12 order, The federal government’s   Postal Regulatory Commission has rejected  Pinehurst mayoral candidate John Marcum’s appeal of the decision by The U.S. Postal Service to close the downtown Pinehurst post office: On August 18, 2011, John M….

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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…

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Pinehurst 2011: Marcum on deficit spending

I finally pinned down mayoral candidate John Marcum and got him to talk in detail about his accusations of deficit spending in Pinehurst village government. (The documents he is referencing can be found here. ): Brant, Glad you saw the audited overspending in FY10. If…

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Pinehurst 2011: Deficit spending or not?

  According to the website Investorwords.com, the definition of deficit spending is: the amount by which a government, company, or individual’s spending exceeds its income over a particular period of time. Mayoral candidate John Marcum has accused village government of  “deficit spending” by an average of $1 million for the last three years — a…