TEASER Pinehurst, Village Hall

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A local bill filed in the N.C. Senate this week aims to end the ongoing development moratorium in parts of Pinehurst before the village fully implements its two new small area plans.

State Sen. Tom McInnis filed the bill on Wednesday, two years after the Village Council closed its approval pipeline to applications for new commercial development in two areas comprising about 400 acres of the village. McInnis lives in Pinehurst and represents Moore County in the state Senate.


Tom McInnis

(7) comments

Jay Mickle

What is it about State Republicans? They wanting bring back national issues to state control and the same with local issues.

Jim McCaskill

This appears to clearly be a local issue and if the residents of Pinehurst have issues with the timing of the moratorium, then we need to change the council. State legislation is clearly meddling in local business.

Pat Molamphy

Jim, hope all is well. With all due respect, when local politicians abuse a state law, maybe they should be reeled in by Raleigh. I’d say if it was your land, and all you could do with it for the last two plus years (with no end in sight) is just pay taxes, I think you’d have a different perspective. Pinehurst has had plenty of time to accomplish a small area plan, except they got distracted with Vacation Rentals and local legislation on Christmas lights. I hope in additional to the local bill in Raleigh, that the legislature goes back and puts hard limits on any moratorium (or ban moratoriums completely). Trampling property rights should not be allowed.

Jim Nash

Pat, you must not have understood what Bob said that I agreed with (or maybe it could have somehow been taken two different ways) ...both of us are completly agreeing with what you just stated. Here, I will give you the same shoutout I gave Bob...I fully support and echo Pat's sentiment!

K. Pinehurst Area Convention

Agreed! Wouldn't it be nice if all citizens could enact laws to prevent their neighbors from doing whatever they don't like. Tom McInnis is out of line.

Robert Hansen

Pinehurst residents/taxpayers deserve more responsive leadership across the board.

Jim Nash

I fully support and echo Bob's sentiment!!

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