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In the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the village of Whispering Pines initiated a 5-cent tax on every $100 of taxable property value to be deposited into a Capital Reserve Major Repair Fund, an infrastructure account for future major repairs to current village assets such as dams and other structure…

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I recently read an article that reported that Woodstock occurred during the Hong Kong flu pandemic. That pandemic killed over 112,000 Americans but the country did not close businesses or schools, nor was there mandated social distancing.

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I applaud the work that the Pinehurst Village Council is doing to figure out what our community wants and needs in terms of a library. That said, I question, how can we ask the public what they need in a library if their only idea of what a library is is as a place to check out books and may…

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Editor’s Note: Anna Kuzma is a freshman at the University of Virgina and is studying global public health. Paul Kuzma, M.D., is a practicing physician in Moore County. He is currently a Master of Public Health student in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They prepared this…

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Almost six years ago I made a whimsical decision to go to the bank and borrow a massive amount of money to buy a bankrupt business in the village of Pinehurst across from my office and create a tavern to honor my dad and his ancestral home —Ireland.

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What does a hero look like? I’ve thought quite a bit about that in recent days as the spread of the coronavirus has changed everything about our lives. We need heroes now more than ever, and it’s clear that I’m surrounded by them at FirstHealth of the Carolinas.

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At the Rural Center, we’ve had the privilege to work in communities all across rural North Carolina, and we’ve seen firsthand that it’s not the size or location of a town that makes it a great place to live and raise a family, it’s the people who make it a community.

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Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said free speech does not allow “falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.” Thus, according to the Supreme Court, the Constitution allows states to adopt laws that regulate non-commercial signs.

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I am very proud of the UNC system. Our 17 institutions constitute the finest public university system in the nation. I have been fortunate to serve a combined 17 years, first on the Board of Western Carolina University and then on the UNC system board.

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It’s becoming something of a seasonal space-filling ritual for The Pilot to air the complaint of Moore County Schools about the impact of charter school enrollment on its budget. The Dec. 8 story “With Student Growth, Charter School Payments Rising” is the latest.

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Recently, Washington Democrats passed articles of impeachment with zero evidence President Donald Trump committed a crime or an impeachable offense. It was a dark day for our republic, but Washington Democrats had been planning for this all along.

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A major issue confronting our country is the cost of health care and how we as a public pay for it. It is one that is very complex with many underlying issues to it. This was the topic of a recent Point/Counterpoint article in The Pilot on Dec. 11. I would encourage all to go back to read th…

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David Sinclair’s Oct. 30 article set forth the views of the candidates on protecting Pinehurst’s National Park Service historic landmark. They suggest that all we need to do is to establish better communications with the National Park Service and come to a better understanding of its positions.

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Many of you are aware that the Given Memorial Library and the Pinehurst Village Council and staff have been exploring the future of library services in Pinehurst. Representatives of the library made a presentation to the council in 2017, requesting assistance.

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Four hundred years ago a ship arrived at Point Comfort, in the British colony of Virginia, here in the “New World.” Its cargo contained 20 to 30 enslaved Africans, people who had been forcibly separated from their families and carried to this country, where they would become the nucleus of o…