Pilot Light: One-Stop Voting Begins Thursday
One-stop absentee voting for the Nov. 8 municipal elections begins Thursday at the Agricultural Center on Pinehurst Avenue in Carthage.
The building is across the street from the Moore County Board of Elections office.
Hours will be 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on the final day, Saturday, Nov. 5, when voting will end at 1 p.m.
Nov. 1 is the last day to request absentee ballots by mail. Mailed absentee ballots must be received in the elections office by 5 p.m. on Nov. 7.
MEET - Southern Pines mayoral and council candidates will meet and answer questions from the town's registered voters Sunday from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Southern Pines Civic Club building at the corner of East Pennsylvania Avenue and Ashe Street.
Incumbent council members David McNeill and Chris Smithson are running for mayor. The present mayor, Mike Haney, is not running for re-election.
Four candidates are vying for two seats on the council. Incumbent Councilman Fred Walden is being challenged by David Woodruff, a former councilman who has also run for mayor in the past. James Simeon and Marsh Smith are running for the seat being vacated by Councilman Mike Fields.
Anyone wishing to meet and speak with these candidates one-on-one is welcome to attend.
DEMOCRATS - The Moore County Democratic Party will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in room 103, Van Dusen Hall, at Sandhills Community College.
Party Chairman Jim Heim says the agenda will include discussion of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its relevance, plans for a campaign to defeat the marriage discrimination amendment on the May primary ballot and discussion of the Pinehurst post office closing issue.
TEA CITIZENS - Moore TEA Citizens and the Sanford AFP Tea Party are co-sponsoring another in a series of constitutional workshops on Saturday at the Village Hall, 95 Magnolia Drive, Pinehurst.
Hours are 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Dr. Troy Kickler and Dr. Michael Sanera, who announced the seminar, report that the topic will be "What would the Federalists and Anti-federalists say about the current political and economic crises?"
Interested persons can sign up at the John Locke Foundation website or send an email to mooreteacitizens@gmail. com. The charge of only $8 is to cover the catered lunch.
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