Posted in Media Politics

The return of Pinehurst’s hollering NIMBYs

I really thought we had turned the corner. It wasn’t long ago that Pinehurst village government  consisted of a somnambulant group of 80-somethings who allowed bureaucrats to run willy-nilly on the rest of us.  One grumpy old lady could show up and complain about something…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Rezoning FROM Raleigh

It is starting to look more and more like your local planning and zoning issues will now be decided from the palace on Jones Street. Check out what went down in June:  Like many parts of the area, several towns in Union County are trying…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Barack Hussein Smithson

    We’ve had to endure nearly four years of class warfare nonsense from our soon-to-be ex-president and his cronies.  Now, we’re getting it on the local level from Southern Pines town councilman Chris Smithson. The setting was the latest council meeting where the proposed…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Busybodies and other people’s property

Moore County is yellow-dog Republican.  But we have plenty of folks who like to dictate what other people do with their property.  It’s one thing to oppose something over noise issues, environmental issues, or safety concerns.  It’s another to oppose development because you’re trying to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Hi-HO HI-HO It’s off to court we go (AGAIN!)

In the wake of the 2011 Pinehurst village council elections, we were promised an end to business as usual at village hall. For years,  standard operating procedure at village hall has been to shove decisions down the throats of village residents.  If anyone objected,  it…