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Pinehurst: A shakedown of builders by village staff?

      A long-time village government policy has some area developers — along with at least two members of The Village Council — crying foul: The Pinehurst Village Council approved preliminary plans for a 70-unit townhome development on Midland Road near the entrance of…

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

Welcome Back, Parson?

Now that the dust has settled in the local municipal races, the new topic of discussion in political circles is who will be appointed to replace Pinehurst’s Nancy Fiorillo and Southern Pines’s David McNeill.  Both were promoted by voters from their respective council seats to…

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 2011: VAT-PAC ticket getting split?

A political action committee called The Village Action Team (VAT) has been getting a lot of buzz lately for its ad buys in The Pilot and in Pine Straw touting three candidates for Pinehurst municipal races:  mayoral candidate and incumbent council member Nancy Roy Fiorillo,…