Jump to content
"The budget envisions the closing of five prisons. Given the general decline in the state's prison population, that sounds like an appropriate step"
I'm confused, why is Moore County spending millions on a jail when the prison population is declining?
Hey Toda - Any opinion on this idea for jobs?
This guy Norton looks like he's been getting in a lot of golf with the real "Tan Man" - Mr. Boehner". Every month he files a report like this: "I don't think there is anything to be alarmed about," We lost Gulistan but put 30 bank guys to work at $100K - so we got that goin for us - which is pretty nice.
This says it all: "I plan to continue to work with the board and county department directors to facilitate the plans they have for the county," (the plans they have)
Hey Wayne - please give PM a job so he will quit sucking up to you.
Correction - Isn't it the banks that are supposed to be lending locally and not the local government "giving" money to the banks.
Middle - Isn't it the banks that are supposed to be lending locally and not the local government ?
PBinNC - " I noticed that there weren't all that many parking places. Maybe enough for the thirty employees but no visitors?"
Now you've gone and done it - maybe the town council will build a parking deck nearby (just like Pinehurst). I'm sure the lobbyists over at Partners in Progress are looking into this as we speak.
Middleman -" So wipe the tears and open a checking account at First Bank, or don't, your choice!"
Sure it's my choice where to bank - it shouldn't be Moore County's choice to choose which bank to subsidize.
I'm not going into the details of the article - yet. I would like to focus on the Pilot's editorial and Mr. Natt 's "Dynamic" story in particular. I can understand why the original reporting of "The Great Move" was just that - a reporting of the facts.
When it comes to the followup articles and editorials - they are always spinning the "Pro" position and never mention the "Cons". The usual suspects ( the top 5%) are always interviewed so they can take credit and put a positive spin on things.
Let me correct myself when I say they never mention the "Cons" - the entire story and editorial consisted of positive opinions with the exception of the following:
"Though there has been a lot of grumbling and second-guessing in the days since the bombshell announcement, and though incentives aren't always popular in principle, this package seems a no-brainer."
Any details as to why some readers are grumbling are always omitted.
Where is the opinion of the man in the street? Where is the opinion of the people who were just terminated from Gullistan?
I guess the bottom line is that they have to put a positive spin on it because it's a "done deal" - a very quickly put together - done deal.
"A combined payroll of $5 million" - this could be just the salary of the CEO.
Oh well, maybe they will hire some gardeners, maids and chauffeurs.
Anniversary Announcement | Birthdays Over 80 | Birthdays Under 12 | Engagement Announcement | Site Feedback | Letter to the Editor | User Submitted Photo | Subscription Request | Vacation Start Stops | Wedding Announcement Subscribe | Advertising | Media Kit | About Us | Contact Us | Archives | Search
Physical Address: 145 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC Mailing Address: P.O. Box 58, Southern Pines, NC 28388 910-692-7271 Fax: 910-692-9382