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Hey, Pinehurst: Here comes the John Strickland Tax Increase!

I   For years,  he’s huddled in the back of the village council meeting room organizing his minions.   John Strickland  couldn’t win his last election, so he was going to make life miserable for everyone who DID win.   The Strickland-ites were on a…

Posted in Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics

Pinehurst 2015: Ambush!

Pinehurst voters are heading to the polls Tuesday to fill the mayor’s seat and two council seats.  Incumbent mayor Nancy Fiorillo has three challengers trying to replace her.  One of those challengers, councilman John Strickland, has hit Fiorillo in a last-minute letter to a large…

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#Pinehurst: ”You come at The Queen, you best not miss.”

“You come at the king, you best not miss.”  — Omar Little, HBO’s The Wire ____________________________ We’ve been hearing all kinds of off-the-record rumblings about this year’s mayoral race for some time.  Those rumblings have gone public in the pages of our thrice twice-weekly Pulitzer prize…

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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

Going along to get along is not always the way to go …

  Concerned Citizens of Pinehurst, and others, have expressed concern about the reappointment of appointed incumbent Mark Parson to the Pinehurst Village Council.  Newly-elected councilman John Strickland expressed concern about rushing forward on the appointment without conducting a thorough search for potential appointees. Instead of…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: All hail the queen!

  Pinehurst voters  made history Tuesday evening by electing the village’s first female mayor (Ginsey was appointed) and the first council member from Pinewild.   From the beginning, mayoral candidate Nancy Fiorillo and council candidate John Strickland had the best fundraising numbers and the best…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Some thoughts on Strickland’s road thoughts

          We’re offering up kudos to Pinehurst village council candidate for actually listening to residents and offering up some thoughtful ideas: A Pinehurst Village Council candidate is proposing a little road work that he says will improve safety and the quality…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Economy Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Development a key issue in races

  It’s become increasingly clear that development is playing a key issue in the 2011 village council races. Voters are expressing frustration with an eroding downtown, a failed residential development in Old Town, and an oppressive, hard-line mentality in the village’s planning and zoning operation….

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst Council candidate touts his local ties, business background

Pinehurst village council candidate John Strickland has taken his campaign to The Internet with a Facebook page and an information-laden web site. Like mayoral candidate John Marcum,  Strickland is touting his own long ties to the village. According to his campaign web site, Strickland is:…