Myths About Pinewild
The Pilot's Aug. 30 editorial ("Time for Pinewild to Face Facts") regurgitated the condemnation of Pinewild CC for its attempt to utilize the legal provisions of the 1959 annexation law. No, we don't hate the references; we expect it once we determine the source. There is a genius of reinvention by the local newspaper. Following are myths that need rebuttal:
"Pinewild CC of Pinehurst": No Pinewild resident ever voted for this title. It was in the purchase agreement between the developer and Club Corp.
"Pinewild CC of Pinehurst": Our ZIP code is not determined by us but the U.S. Postal Service. Pinewild CC would succeed in any area of Moore County.
"Having lost at every turn": This shows pure ignorance as we won the first case in Carthage when the judge ruled that four out of our six claims were of merit.
"CCNC/Annexation": Simply put, it was a legislative annexation.
"The village attorney appeared to shoot down our theory": The law firm of Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein, LLL, of Charlotte, would be a more reliable source as their lawyers do all of the talking in court.
"Paying taxes": Tom O'Day's letter emphatically sets the record straight. Payments are made to the county for highway and fire.
"The minority of Pinewild residents support annexation": In theory only, as not one of them has paid taxes to the village during our litigation. All talk and no financial support.
Questions for The Pilot:
How much money has the village spent on the forced annexation of Pinewild -- $300,000 or more?
How many court filings, initiated by StTOP, are currently in the North Carolina legal system?
How many reporters have actually read the 1959 annexation legislation? I will share my copy.
What services will the village attempt to provide Pinewild CC that are not already in place?
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