Yearly Archives: 2019

Minnesott Golf & Country Club looks to Town for lifeline

Attendance encouraged for Public Hearing on Aug. 13 MINNESOTT BEACH – Should taxpayers subsidize a private entity? First laid out in the late 1960s, the 149-acre golf course in Pamlico County’s southwest corner was once a thriving operation. Old-timers recall membership rolls of more than 300. Golf, of course, was enjoying its heyday – the names of famous professionals like Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Billy Casper, Jack Nicklaus, and many others – helped drive the sport to dizzying heights. Fast forward exactly 50 years. Today, the times they are changing. The course, pool and associated…

Analyst offers fascinating critique of recent GOP runoff

‘Lion’s Den’ of Pitt County Money matters … or does it? By Lori Worley | Political Analysis The chips have fallen in the Republican Primary Runoff for the 3rd Congressional District, and voters spoke very loudly and very clearly in handing a 60 percent margin of victory to Dr. Greg Murphy of Pitt County. No surprises here – if you were following Early Voting turnout and the April 30th Primary, and if you believe that data does not lie. Many (including myself) expected this race to finish much tighter than it did, but it looks like voters were not as motivated by sending a woman to Congress as they were…