Posted in Economy Media Moore County Pinehurst

SOME PEOPLE just can’t be pleased

The NCAE is grumbling over pay raise proposals being offered their members by GOP legislators that are BIGGER than ANYTHING ever offered by past Democrat majorities.  The movie crowd in Wilmington apparently can’t decide whether or not they like the amount of money the state…

Posted in Media

The “art” of manufacturing racism

When Barry Obama was elected in 2008, we were told the beginning of the Post-Racial era was here.  But since that time, it seems like race is being thrown in your face at every turn. What seems like a very reasonable reform — requiring you…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

# NCGA & the tax shell game: cap THIS tax, then intro a NEW one

A couple of weeks ago, the frontline soldiers of Raleigh’s conservative revolution were targeting privilege taxes — tagging them as harmful to the economy.  Now, we have the “honorables” on Jones Street installing a new sales tax on short-term residential rentals — just in time…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

How ’bout ANOTHER expensive govt.-funded web site?

Poor, poor Moore County. We’ve got some of the best schools in the state.  We’ve got one of the lowest crime rates.  We’ve got a load of world-class golf resorts, including that little-known one called Pinehurst. We’re seeing such population growth that school officials are…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Pinehurst “dollars”: Stimulus was bad idea for the feds, and is just as bad on the local level

The Village of Pinehurst is preparing for the PR and economic boon that is expected from hosting two of pro golf’s premier events — The 2014 Men’s and Women’s U.S. Opens. The USGA is giving the village $700,000 to cover the costs associated with hosting…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Let’s Make A Deal: Pinehurst resort, Moore County seek land swap

        The Moore County commissioners will have a public hearing this month to discuss a possible deal with the Pinehurst Resort in advance of the 2014 U.S Open.  County attorney Misty Leland authored a memo to the board giving some background details:…