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IS Tim Lea actually the editor of The Pilot? (Inquiring minds want to know)

      THAT is a question being asked by many people — who attend Moore County government meetings and then compare what they witnessed to The Pilot’s coverage.  I checked in with one of my faithful readers — an insider in county government —…

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A prime candidate for a budget cut

    A county government mole tells me various county officials’ sights have been set on a budget line item entitled: “Non-Profit:  Grants & Contingency.” In some circles, this is derisively known as “Cary McSwain’s slush fund.”   (county budget classification #:  1005 1037  56024)…

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Campaign 2012: Picerno REALLY gets to ‘Meet The Press’

      County Commissioner Nick Picerno, as a conservative Republican officeholder, knew coming into the job that he’d be engaging in combat with the mainstream media.  I’m sure he never expected to be literally running for re-election against the media. Ellen Marcus, a former…