I’m privileged to have worked with both candidates for Pinehurst mayor, both fine people.

John Strickland’s years of experience working and leading on village matters, his experience in the banking industry, and his family’s generational history of residing in the village and seeing the evolution of the community from a seasonal village to today’s full-service community cause him to stand out among the candidates.

John’s service on the Village Council, serving as treasurer for Pinehurst, and his service on the Historic Preservation Commission and Neighborhood Advisory Committee uniquely qualify him to be Pinehurst’s mayor. That service exposed him to all of the issues that come with managing the village, brought him into close contact with the citizens of all of the neighborhoods of Pinehurst and the issues important to each, and required him to work with others at the level where the rubber hit the road.

John Strickland is unfailingly courteous, professional, knowledgeable and articulate. He is not afraid to voice his opinion on important matters where Pinehurst’s quality of life can be affected. I’ve watched him work hard to forge beneficial relationships with county government, schools, neighboring

towns, state government and NCDOT, along with FirstHealth and Pinehurst LLC. He works tirelessly to preserve the special character of the village and manage the village’s finances carefully.

I’ve known John personally 15 years, and working with him on village matters during that time, of course we didn’t always agree on issues. However, I never doubted that John Strickland had the best interests of the Pinehurst citizens foremost in his mind, no matter what the issue was.

For these reasons I will be voting for John Strickland for Pinehurst mayor, and I urge all my friends and acquaintances to do the same.

Andy Wilkison, Pinehurst

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Comments that violate any of the rules above are subject to removal by staff.

Thank you for Reading!

Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. Subscribe today and support local community journalism.

Digital Only Subscriptions

Thank you for visiting ThePilot.com and supporting award-winning community journalism. Not everyone wants to have a newspaper delivered to their home, but they want to keep up with the latest news in Moore County. Click here to gain digital-only access and support local journalism.

Starting at
$1.07 for 1 day

Connect Print Subscription to Digital Access

Thank you for visiting ThePilot.com. Your Pilot subscription entitles you to unlimited digital access. Simply log in. From the home page, click on Subscription Services. Then click on "Pilot All Access Print Subscribers." It should show your phone number . If so, click "Sign Up." After a few seconds, it will take you back to the home page. Log out, then log back in. You're set! For any problems, call our customer service number at 910-693-2487 or 693-2488.

Free access for current print subscribers