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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…

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The plot thickens on Pinehurst historic landmark status

The Fayetteville Observer profiled the Pinehurst mayoral race this week, and included THIS passage: Fiorillo said her primary goal as mayor would be implementing changes to the Village Green, which would include creating a grassy park and expanding the library. Those changes have been opposed…

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Pinehurst 2011: Dueling attorneys

  If Pinehurst village attorney Mike Newman gets paid by the hour, he is having ONE HECK of a windfall this year.   His latest action involves the controversy over the development of The Village Green and the expansion of The Village Chapel. Newman defended…

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Pinehurst 2011: The Village Green

  Plans to update or revamp the village’s historic downtown area have been a hot topic for the last couple of years.  Controversies have grown from village government’s consideration of the NewCore development strategy, the proposed Village Chapel expansion, and plans for revamping The Village…