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#ncga: New Senate map gives Moore County its 3rd different senator in six years

Harris Blake retired in 2012.  Since then, Randolph County’s Jerry Tillman has represented us in Jones Street’s upper chamber.  Now, if this current map holds, Richmond County’s Tom McInnis (R) will likely be representing Moore County in the next legislative session. We got wind of…

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Not THAT Robert E. Lee

It appears the leftist lynch mob has misfired in Moore County. The auditorium at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines is named “Robert E. Lee Auditorium.” I saw that, shortly after I moved here about 15 years ago, and couldn’t believe it.  I developed some…

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Moore County Schools: Boy, are we getting SCREWED.

Granted, this story is about one of North Carolina’s 100 counties.  But something like this is likely going on in each of the other 99.   We’ve got a clueless, or complicit — not sure which is worse — board of education.  We’ve got a…

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Moore County 2017: Comin’ out of the woodwork!

It’s always nice to see folks interested in public service.  Filing closed today on 2017’s local races, and it appears Moore County’s voters are going to have loads of candidates to sort through.  Aberdeen has two folks fighting it out for mayor, while a foursome…

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#ncga: Moore County losing Jerry Tillman?

Randolph County’s Jerry Tillman (R) has been representing Moore County in the North Carolina Senate since the retirement and passing of Moore County native Harris Blake. Multiple sources tell us that it is now appearing — thanks to the court-ordered redistricting for legislative districts —…

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As tax hike war-drums beat in Moore County, important questions go un-asked, unanswered

Two years ago, there was some serious drama and boo-hooing over the Moore County School Board’s attempt to fire superintendent Bob Grimesey. (Grimesey managed to show us a few on-camera tears, too.) Since being re-instated, Grimesey has presided over — with a supportive Greek chorus…

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Moore County: Saul Alinsky. Screaming Mommies. School funding. (And Quis is RIGHT.)

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton would be proud of the tactics being utilized by Moore County superintendent Bob Grimesey and his subsidized six-figure salaried bureaucratic army during this year’s budget talks with the Moore County commissioners.  Teachers and students are being hauled out to civic…

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#ncga: Holding tight to that Robin Hood-style of governance

Raleigh is quite impressed with the “tier” method of doling out cash.  For those who don’t know, every county in the state is ranked either 1,2, or 3.  A ranking of 3 means you are among the wealthiest, and a ranking of 1 finds you among the…

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#ncga: WHAT? I’m screwing over HALF my district?

It appears our local paper found senator Jerry Tillman — likely in his “campaign office” on a Raleigh golf course — to explain just what’s going on with his school funding legislation:  The General Assembly is considering legislation that would direct more lottery funds for…

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#ncga: A shot-across-the-bow at Boles, Tillman in Moore County?

Have senator Jerry Tillman and representative Jamie Boles worn out their political welcome in Moore County? At least one very big Republican dog in that very RED county has made his voice heard on that subject via an email to the legislators: Date: March 22,…