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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,…

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#ncga: Sour grapes? (Yum.)

Close elections can be quite the learning experience.  Incumbents who narrowly escape the wrath of the voters can do one of two things: (1) grovel and beg to get back in their good graces, or (2) smugly press on with nose held high and a…

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#ncga: Boles v. Zumwalt heating up in House District 52

Richard Morgan has been gone from this seat for TEN YEARS now.  Just as we were getting use to the quiet and civility, things had to BLOW UP. Republican state Rep. Jamie Boles showed a lot of promise when he won a three-way primary outright in…

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Moore County’s Picerno rips local NCGA delegation a new one

Nick Picerno is a lot like EF Hutton in Moore County.  When the chairman of the county board of commissioners speaks, people sit up and listen. What he had to tell me Tuesday night was less-than-flattering about state senator Jerry Tillman, state Rep. Jamie Boles, and…

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#ncga: A tax tussle in Moore County?

I caught up with Moore County board of commissioners chairman Nick Picerno who had a few things to say about our earlier post on Reps. Jamie Boles and Allen McNeill filing a bill allowing Moore County the option of doubling its hotel occupancy tax. Said…

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Campaign 2012: “No Turn Left Un-Stoned” @ Moore County LWV candidate forum

Listening to politicians making campaign speeches is tough  — especially for two hours straight.  But THAT is what your fearless blogger did for you Thursday night in Pinehurst at the Moore County League of Women Voters candidate forum.  While you folks did much more productive…

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Tim Lea’s 2012 rhetoric doesn’t match up with his record

    Facts can be an inconvenient thing for politicians.  Most like to say whatever will please the crowd right in front of them AT THAT MOMENT.  The introduction of The Internet — and Google — into our culture helped make it a lot easier…

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Is Tim Lea playing TOO nice with Democrats?

I never cease to be amazed by some of the things said and done by allegedly Republican Moore County commissioner Tim Lea. For the last several months, Lea has been engaged in guerrilla warfare against his fellow commissioners –attempting to set them up and publicly…

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The Pilot’s county government coverage goes from BAD to WORSE

        I thought it would be hard for The Pilot to put someone worse than Florence Gilkeson on the county government beat.  But there is a new king of bad reporting in The Pilot newsroom, and his name is John Lentz.  King…

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Newspaper work is HARD

    I think we’ve established that our local Oscar-winning thrice-weekly newspaper has some real difficulty with reporting the facts.   Now, it appears that they’re  challenged by things like — oh — getting the names of local leaders right, or even properly spelling the…