1. RITS trailer 3

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    The whips, the models, the magazines, the music, the riders. Riders in the south

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    • Feb. 29, 2012 Moore County Working Lands Protection Plan Consensus Working Group Meeting

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      The Moore County Working Lands Protection Plan Consensus Working Group met at the County Agricultural Center on February 29, 2012. The purpose of the meeting was to review the comments and input from the three recent public hearings and to agree on how to address the public comments into a new draft. The first order of business was to remove all references to the Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC) Regional Commission and all references to the Regional Land Use Advisory Commission (RLUAC) from the document. This was done, which removed any reference and support of the 5-Mile Buffer Zone proposed by BRAC and RLUAC around Ft. Bragg and Camp Mackall. Next the Working Group went through each section of the June 28, 2011 draft document, making additional changes and revisions. Finally, a lengthy discussion ensued regarding: - Who will be responsible for overseeing implementation and reporting to the County Commission on each action item? - How will questions and input which do not result in actual document changes be published to the public? - How and when will additional public hearings be conducted? - Are there any other portions of the document which are not absolutely required to fulfill the goals of the document and plan and, thus, could be removed to streamline the document? - How will the Working Lands Protection Plan affect or influence the new County Comprehensive Land Use Plan and upcoming changes to the County Zoning Ordinances?

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      • October 13, 2012 Moore Tea Citizens Saturday Seminar - "Raising All Hands!"

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        Moore Tea Citizens held their final Saturday Seminar of 2012 at the Douglass Community Center on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southern Pines, NC, beginning at 11:00 am. Two fine speakers/moderators led the audience through discussions of politics and Christianity: Pastor Joshua Haire of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Southern Pines and Dr. Tim Johnson, Founder and CEO of the Frederick Douglass Foundation and former Vice-Chair of the NC Republican Party. The program was most informative, enlightening, and provocative. Three videos were shown, which are embedded in this recording of the event. One of the primary messages is that Christians must vote based on Christian and Biblical principles. Christians cannot simply go to Church on Sunday and then vote contrary to their Faith on Tuesday.

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        • October 22, 2012 Southern Pines Town Council Worksession Meeting

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          The Southern Pines Town Council held their Worksession Meeting in the Community Room of the Southern Pines Police Department on Pennsylvania Avenue, beginning at 3:00 pm. This was a 3 hour+ meeting which began with continuing discussion of the PUD zoning request for the Knollwood Tract. The applicant submitted responses to questions which had been raised by the public and Council members at the last regular Council meeting public hearing. A few exchanges indicate that some concerns remain regarding the amount of latitude and flexibility contained in the master plan of the PUD application. Certain council members do not have full faith in the incremental plans and reviews required by the PUD ordinance. Next came a brief discussion of the Palustris Festival and the Town's support of the Moore County Arts Council. Next, the Council reviewed a rezoning proposal for the property at the corner of N Leak Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The proposed rezoning would allow an existing building to be converted into schoolrooms and school offices for a private school. The Council favored the re-development and asked the applicant to continue to work with the Town Staff to determine the better of certain options. Next came a report on the Downtown Park Conceptual Master Plan. Those who presented the report and plan did an excellent job with both the plan and the presentation. It seems a certainty that the Town Council will approve and adopt this plan. This design for the park is exemplary and will add immensely to the Town and community. Next, the Council heard heard a proposal for re-development of three adjoining lots located in the Page Street block. A tentative go-ahead for development of a rezoning application was given; however, the potential applicant was instructed to work further with the Town Staff to determine the optimum zoning and development approach. The Council tentatively granted a request to a partial closiing of crossover right-of-way comprising just short of 300 square feet of property. This will permit re-development of existing property which would otherwise not comply with the Town's UDO. The closing will be advertised in the newspaper for the prescribed period and, assuming no unanticipated issues, the closing will be approved at a future regular meeting. Lastly, a lengthy discussion of the potential changes in trash, recycliing, and yard debris pickup resulting from an upcoming Request for Proposal. The contract with the Town's current contractor, Waste Management, is about to expire, and competitive bids followed by a new contract, potentially with a different firm, may result in changes to service. The Council gave guidance to the Town Staff on options and questions regarding the contents of the RFP. The meeting agenda and packet can be found at: http://www.westknollwoodprecinct.com/uploads/7/8/5/8/7858119/20121022_amended_worksession_packet.pdf I congratulate the Council on how they handled all matters before them.

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          • September 4, 2012 Moore County Board of Commissioners Meeting

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            The Moore County Board of Commissioners held their September 4, 2012, meeting at the old courthouse in Carthage beginning at 5:00 P.M. The first item on the agenda was a new item regarding the redrawing of the emergency response districts of Seven Lakes and West End. Citizen concerns over a couple of recent events in which the response times were deemed unacceptable were cause for concern and complaints by the citizens of Seven Lakes. The Council moved and voted to address this issue as a new item first on the agenda. The county emergency response staff first presented the reorganization and new dispatch areas, along with the reasons for the reorganization. They also reviewed the historical data regarding emergency calls and response performance. This was followed by a public hearing where several residents spoke in opposition to the new dispatch areas. The Commission appeared to resolve the issue to the satisfaction and applause of the audience. The Commission held a public hearing - no one spoke. Next came employee service recognitions and approval of the consent agenda. The County Planning Staff presented the final draft of the Working Lands Protection Plan with a history of the process. A discussion followed among and between the Commissioners and Staff. One speaker from the public at large, Peggy Smetana, spoke. The Commission approved the Working Lands Protection Plan with the condition that one change would be made: The plan will specify that any property owner considering a conservation easement must be fully informed and warned of the permanent consequences (e.g. greatly reduced land value, reduced salability, potential effects on retirement planning, and impact on heirs) before they are allowed to voluntarily engage in such surrenders of private property rights. An extensive report on space planning and needs was then given to the Commission. The report contained good and bad news. The good news is that most of the County Departments' space needs for the long term can be met with simple rearrangements and refurbishments of existing buildings. However, the bad news is that construction of a new judicial building must be planned and started relatively soon which will require a County investment of approximately $35M including interest. With the impending construction of a new high school, there will be considerable new capital expenditure pressures on the County budget in the coming years. The Commission had a somewhat spirited discussion regarding the Carriage Oaks properties and the Carthage War Memorial. The Commission decided with a split vote to continue with the committee appointed at the last meeting, chaired by Commissioner Melton, which will hammer out the details. The overall agreement is to grant the VFW and County joint ownership of the land on which the War Memorial is currently located as well as the adjacent property on Carriage Oaks. The County will provide all maintenance and insurance for the properties and operation of the Memorial for as long as the properties are used as a War Memorial. No construction is to take place on the grassed property adjacent to the existing Hardee's restaurant. Should the properties ever cease to be used as a War Memorial, full ownership is to revert to the County. After handling several equipment purchase and lease decisions, as well as two appointment decisions, the Commission finally adjourned. The meeting packet can be read or saved at http://www.westknollwoodprecinct.com/uploads/7/8/5/8/7858119/9-4-2012_meeting_packet.pdf. The video of the entire meeting below is approximately 3 hours and 3 minutes in length.

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            • October 9, 2012 Southern Pines Town Council Regular Meeting Part 2

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              The Southern Pines Town Council held their October regular meeting at the Douglass Community Center on Pennsylvania Ave beginning at 7:00 P.M. Because of the public hearing on the Bell family's Knollwood Tract Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning application, the meeting continued until midnight. The meeting packet, including Agenda, can be found at http://www.westknollwoodprecinct.com/uploads/7/8/5/8/7858119/regular_business_meeting_packet_-_october_9_2012_updated.pdf. Well, it was long.... And I didn’t hear anything new. And I am still dismayed by the number of people who would change the rules and requirements at will for an applicant based on how they “feel” about the proposal. That invites totalitarianism. It is certainly not equal justice under the law. I am dismayed by their desire for government favoritism at the expense of the taxpayer or applicant. Nothing was said that changed my mind. It is good, on the other hand to see folks get involved in important issues. Too many times citizens remain asleep and then ask later “who let this happen?” without ever admitting that “they, themselves let it happen”. I’ve received my share of feedback, too. I don’t mind it.... if no one objects to what you say, to the principles you espouse, to the stand you take – then you’re really not doing anything and you’re certainly not making a difference. I thought some of the speakers took too long. But I really didn’t see any excesses that I will criticize. And, I was happy to see that all speakers and the audience kept it civil and respectful.

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              • March 29, 2012 Triangle J Hydraulic Fracturing Workshop

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                The Triangle J Council of Governments hosted a workshop for local elected officials, managers, and local commission members entitled: Hydraulic Fracturing: Practical Considerations and First-Hand Experience. The workshop was held at the Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium in Sanford, NC, at 1:30 PM on March 29, 2012. This video covers the 2h:52m workshop, including the Q&A session. Speakers include: Kirby Bowers, Executive Director, Triangle J Council of Governments; Ryke Longest, Duke University School of Law; Jim Hassinger, Executive Director, Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Commission; Rod Ruddock, Chairman, Indiana County Board of Commissioners, Byron Stauffer, Economic Development Director, Indiana County; and Richard Whisnant, UNC School of Government The workshop gave an excellent overview of the fracking process, the issues and concerns related to the industy, the status of NC laws and regulations related to fracking, and the truth behind many of the myths, rumors, and misinformation that abound.

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                • September 23, 2014 Get Out the Vote Training Featuring Dr. Timothy C. Daughtry

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                  The Republican Party of Moore County, NC, organized three training sessions for precinct chairs on "Getting Out the Vote" (GOTV). This is the third session, hosted by John Rowerdink, Chair of the Republican Party of Moore County, and featuring Dr. Timothy C. Daughtry, author of the book, "The Sleeping Giant: How Mainstream America Can Beat Liberals at Their Own Game" and President, CCG, Inc. Dr. Daughtry is a well-known speaker who is adept at debating leftists and liberals and who is well-respected for teaching effective techniques of doing so. His advice in these regards was very well received by his audience in this training session.

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                  • September 3, 2013 Town Hall with NC-2 Representative Renee Ellmers

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                    Renee Ellmers held a town hall meeting in the Pinehurst Village Hall beginning at 5:30 PM EDST on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The event was organized by the Republican Party of Moore County, and County Chairman John Rowerdink introduced Rep. Ellmers. He also "moderated" by selecting those who would ask the next question during the event. I will make no comment allowing the viewer to draw their own conclusions from Rep. Ellmers' comments and responses.

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                    • August 18, 2014 Moore Tea Citizens Monthly Members' Meeting

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                      Moore Tea Citizens held their August monthly members' meeting at Russells Restaurant in Southern Pines, NC, beginning at 5:30 P.M. on Monday, August 18. Featured speakers were: 1. Becky Carlson, Daniel Armstrong, & Scott Caddell -- Candidates for Moore County School Board 2. Judge John Tyson, Hunter Murphy, & Judge Mariion Warren -- Candidates for NC Court of Appeals 3. Mayors David McNeill & Nancy Fiorillo -- Mayors of Southern Pines & Pinehurst, NC, respectively 4. Becki Gray, Director of Outreach, John Locke Foundation 5. Susanne Clendenin, Executive Director of the Life Care Pregnancy Center in Carthage, NC 6. Dr. Robert Grimesey, Superintendent of Moore County Schools

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