Call me an old-fashioned romantic, but it is my belief that those elected, and especially those elected to the highest offices, should always be diligent to ensure our institutions can function with integrity. They have a fiduciary obligation to take steps to ensure core governmental agencie…
Jim Hart should know better than anyone that many of the programs implemented under the CARES Act during the coronavirus are simply too complex and very difficult to get the money to the right people in a relative and timely manner.
It’s amazing how tone-deaf Willian Shaw is in his column “Threats and Intimidation Becoming Commonplace in American Politics.”
I enjoyed Deborah Salomon's article on Jan. 2 regarding bedheads on female newscasters and tie knots on the males, as I, too, enjoy critiquing the appearance of those who present news, weather and sports.
January is a month of resolutions. People looking within themselves and assessing what needs to change, and how best to achieve that change.
Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C., was a day on which Americans gathered with unity of spirit and in celebration of common bonds. Every race, every age group, every religious creed was represented as we shivered on a blustery morning near the White House ellipse. If there were fringe groups …
I am appalled at the attempt by some liberal politicians to compare the events of Jan. 6, 2021 to Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941 and the attacks on our country on Sept. 11, 2001.
John Hood made statements in his recent column about infrastructure spending that require a response.
Bill Shaw is at it again. He rails against hate and targets “deplorables.”
On Dec. 19, 1980, an agreement was approved between the Pinehurst Country Club members and the then-owners of the Pinehurst Resort, outlining the rights of each party.
The Pilot describes plans by the village of Pinehurst to honor Frederick Law Olmsted in 2022, while simultaneously observing the 150th birthday of Donald Ross.
Hmm. “Stifling” and “Media” in the same sentence always makes me break out in hives. But, I’d love to know what Whispering Pines is so nervous about. Water levels, turf grass, airport noise, what?
The recent column in praise of Faye Dasen upon her retirement was a joy to read and applaud, as we were well served over so many years by Faye in The Pilot. We want to add our thanks to her for telling our stories so well, how we work to give the annual full horticultural scholarship to SCC,…
Both words and behaviors matter. Currently, such words as “irresponsible,” “childish,” “silly,” “reckless,” “divisive” and “uncompromising” seem to be the norm for the behavior of the Moore County Board of Education as a duly elected governing body.
I enjoy The Pilot (newspaper and online) very much, so thank you for all you do.
A year after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Moore County will be sending a message that voters decide the outcome of elections, not politicians with agendas or unruly mobs.
There has been considerable discussion in columns and articles in The Pilot about the educational performance of Moore County schools.
The Pine Crest Inn recently had the pleasure of hosting 80 students from Pinehurst Elementary School for cookies and cocoa on Dec. 15. The children were greeted by Santa Claus and one of his elves.
It appears to be a conservative trend to criticize the term “woke,” as if that’s a bad thing.
The Pilot has a point of view and is anxious to promote that view on a regular basis. And the fact that some members of the Board of Education were elected and not the ones you all endorsed or supported is a bur under your saddle.
I have been reading about how the coronavirus has managed to change its form and mutate in different forms, lately the Omicron variant. I was surprised to know that the rate of fully vaccinated people in Europe and in the U.S. stands at 70 percent and 60 percent consecutively. However the ra…
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Organizers of the West Southern Pines Cleanup Day thank all the volunteers who participated in or supported this event Nov. 20.
I have been surprised to learn that my comments — submitted online and made in person to the NC General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Redistricting Committee calling for the creation of a Sandhills-based congressional district with a core group of counties consisting of Cumberland, Hoke, Scot…
The season for giving is again upon us, but that doesn’t mean it’s only for kids or family. Not all gifts come in brightly wrapped boxes with bows on top.
Thank you, Marvin Covault, for the great article on open borders. Why isn’t every citizen of the U.S. concerned about the number of illegal people coming into our country?
In light of new Omicron COVID data presented on PBS, in which positive testing infections were shown to have doubled in two days, I must take issue with the recent “masking optional” decision by the Moore County school board.
The tragedy of the tornadoes that struck our country recently should bring into focus a schizoid state in our health care world. Health care staff at a nursing home used their own bodies to shield residents of the facility from debris from the tornado. Tragically, the one casualty was a Kore…
Regarding the recent column by John Hood titled “It’s inevitable that racial preferences are ending soon,” and the article beside it by D.G. Martin titled “This piece of UNC history is told from a minority viewpoint,” was this positioning a coincidence or was the editor playing with his readers?
As someone who received his first vaccination for polio in first grade in a Roman Catholic school, I object to some misguided Catholics claiming a Catholic Church position against COVID vaccinations and obstructing vaccination in schools.
Who shops for groceries in your family? We have a very nice selection in our local Moore County area, from good prices to good selections.
I want to thank the retiring members of the Foxfire Council for their time and effort on the behalf of our village.
There has to be another adult on every school bus to ensure the safety of everyone on the bus.
Cheers to Aberdeen, Southern Pines and Pinehurst for taking further steps toward building out Moore County’s greenway system.
Regarding guns and safety, if more guns make us safer, we should be the safest country on Earth.
“We are coming for you.”
Bob Katrin’s letter to the editor in the Nov. 25 edition contains refutations of his assertions concerning West Southern Pines within that very letter.
Sunday after church, I stopped by Aldi to pick up a few things and was given a cart by a lady who said someone had given it to her. This sometimes happens, and I do the same when I have finished using it.
After the Nov. 18 meeting with the Southern Pines Planning Board, owners and developers of the multi-use property, it is clear that the owner and developer are only interested in the almighty dollar.
Another builder wants to put 276 apartments on a narrow strip of land that borders our neighborhood.
During our Nov. 16 meeting, the Moore County Board of Commissioners proclaimed December as Digital Inclusion Month in Moore County.
Don Tortorice wrote an incendiary column accusing Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson of “Torrents of Hate.” Actually, it is Tortorice who has twisted Robinson’s message.
In response to Marvin L. Covault’s column of Nov. 9, I have to agree with compulsory national service for all 18-year-old Americans with some additions.
We all know the price of gasoline is on the rise, especially here in Moore County, with prices from $3.29 to $3.32. I went to Charlotte recently and passed through Biscoe, which is only 24 miles from Pinehurst. The gas was $3.10 a gallon. Next was Albemarle, where the gas price was $3.01 to $3.10.
As I sat at the kitchen bar reading The Pilot this Sunday morning, I had a feeling of deep sadness come over me.
Regarding Mr. Bouser’s column about the time change, it allows for longer sunny period for enjoying beaches, backyard cookouts, sports, etc.
You hit it out of the ball park again, Pilot. Thanks for the column by Nick Lasala about our founding documents.
In response to the letter to the editor “Do the Math,” please tell us your solution to the crumbling infrastructure. Government overruns are no excuse for continually delaying the repairs and upgrades that are beyond needed.
The “ethics matter” will only be “closed” after the Village Council clarifies its code and sanctions Mayor John Strickland for defaming Kevin Drum suspiciously close to Election Day.
I was saddened to read recently that the Biden administration has approved leasing an area twice the size of Florida for offshore drilling.