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Southern Pines 2011: Grow Your Own Food, Read by Candlelight

  Most candidates for political office talk about how they are going to advance their communities through the new millennium.  Town Council candidate Marsh Smith, a dedicated green political activist, apparently wants to turn back the clock to the time of Southern Pines’s initial settlement….

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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: 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…