Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Did Moore County schools officials ignore 2017 warnings and concerns about Aberdeen school site?

    Construction is underway  on a site off NC 5 between Pinehurst and Aberdeen for a new  Aberdeen elementary school.  The site is located in the vicinity of an environmental superfund site and a number of industrial sites that utilize toxic chemicals.  It came…

Posted in Media Moore County NC State Government Politics The Pilot

Moore schools official’s trial put off until August

We’re still waiting for our local Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper to even acknowledge this episode.  Edward Pruden was hired by Moore County schools in August 2015 to replace the controversial Kathy Kennedy.      According to reports from the coast, Pruden has been stirring up…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Moore County Politics

Another document dump on Moore County Schools prayer kerfluffle

We previously posted HERE and HERE about what looked like an attempt to harass school employees about their religious beliefs and practices. Now, we’re learning more, courtesy of superintendent Bob Grimesey: […] Attached find the complete set of documents that was provided to each secondary…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Moore County Politics

Moore schools boss: Christian questionnaire NOT MEANT to go public

The superintendent of Moore County Public Schools has spoken up in response to reports from Lady Liberty and THIS site about an apparent Christian-hunt within the school system.  (Here are the documents that sparked the controversy.) Here’s Dr. Bob Grimesey responding to a query from a…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Lawsuit against Moore County schools administrator moves forward

Edward Pruden was hired in August on an interim basis to fill the vacancy at the Moore County central office left by Kathy Kennedy. According to Wilmington’s Port City Daily, Pruden has some unfinished business from his old job in Brunswick County that will likely involve…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

‘We don’t recall.’

It seems like it was just yesterday the populace of Moore County was up in arms — Tea Party style — over shenanigans by the county board of education. Emboldened by little to no local media attention, the board ousted a popular superintendent to facilitate…

Posted in Media NC State Government NCGOP

Plenty of money for statist nonsense. Not enough for stuff govt is actually supposed to pay for.

In Charlotte and Raleigh, leaders are trying to raise property taxes in order to finance teacher pay raises.  There is NO money available right now to pay for those raises, they tell us. Yet — thanks to our friend Lady Liberty — we learn that Wake…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

What’s that giant sucking sound? The public school bureaucracy and the sycophant media

We’re really lucky here in Moore County.  We’ve got an award-winning newspaper, which is celebrating its success by cutting back to two print editions a week and erecting a pay wall on its web site.   The folks who own and operate our local paper…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media Moore County Politics

Public education’s solution for boosting graduation rate: Lower the standards

        The edu-crats at Moore County Public Schools have outdone themselves again — putting forth a rather questionable bit of innovation: Struggling students may soon have another path to graduation that takes into account personal hardship, says one Moore County school official….