with Ellen McCreary Ioanes

It began on a golf course.

That’s where textile executive George Moretz and now-Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., forged a friendship during the early 2000s. The two belonged to Grandfather Golf & Country Club in Linville, North Carolina, a club where elite clientele pay up to $65,000 for memberships.

In 2008, Pittenger ran for lieutenant governor. Read more…