Stories for January 9, 2013
The Whispering Pines Village Council has filled the vacant seat on their board.
Police release more details in Tuesday's strong arm robbery
Scammers target Pinehurst residents.
Sheriff Lane Carter is retiring from law enforcement after 34 years. He submitted his resignation Monday, effective the first of May. Based on the recommendation of the Moore County Republican Party, county commissioners will appoint Chief Deputy Neil Godfrey to succeed him as sheriff.
On my first day as a North Carolinian (Lord, can it really be almost 40 years ago?), I went to the supermarket for a few things.
Cardinal Gibbons handed the Union Pines boys' basketball team a 57-24 nonconference defeat Tuesday in Raleigh.
Robert Levy’s column “Is Our Compassion Prejudiced?” (Jan. 6) reached a new low, even for him. It is this kind of cheap exploitation of the human condition that has caused me to no longer want to be a Republican.
I wish to thank the staff of the Moore County Regional Hospital emergency room for treating me like I was the only person in the room.
In reply to the letter by Hugh Mensch (“Whom, Exactly, Does the NRA Represent?” Dec. 30), I too am a member of the NRA and have been for more than 30 years. While I haven’t always agreed with Wayne LaPierre, I agree with his recent comments suggesting that the only way to stop “bad guys with guns is with good guys with guns.”
How do we thank everyone at WIOZ, like Rich and Billy, and David, who always sat in his chair? How do we thank Sandhills Community College for the summer concerts, the tribute on Veterans Day, Tim Haley and the SCC Jazz Band?
Paul Comardo wrote in his letter “Vicious Circle” (Jan. 2) that “gun control is on everyone’s mind and rightfully so.” While I agree with Mr. Comado’s concern for making the Second Amendment right safe for everyone, I disagree with his assessment that gun owners are making up for basic insecurities and feel a need to prove themselves.
In Gene Jacob’s letter, “Election Numbers Can Deceive” (Dec. 16), he says the election resulted in Republicans winning the largest number of state legislatures since 1928. He also said there was a similar surge in Republican governors. Neither of these claims is true.
The North Moore boys' and girls' basketball teams swept East Montgomery Tuesday in Robbins with the Lady Mustangs routing the Lady Eagles 65-43 behind senior Jalisa Davis' 27 points.
The Union Pines wrestling team takes to its home mat tonight for a dual-team league meet against the Southern Lee Cavaliers at 6:30 p.m. in Cameron.
In the rematch pitting cross-county rivals O’Neal and North Moore girls’ basketball teams in a nonconference showdown at Robbins Monday, the visiting Lady Falcons showed a 10-point improvement from their first meeting against the Lady Mustangs.
Anyone who knows anything at all about basketball knows the object of the game is to put the ball through the hoop for points.
High school rugby is back in the Moore County area.
Gulistan Carpet in Aberdeen has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court, the company said in a news release this week.
The Moore County Sheriff’s Office provided the following information.
The Southern Pines Police Department provided the following information.
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A 49-year-old Albemarle man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday near Robbins, according to the Highway Patrol.
Mount Olive College's Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center received funding from the USDA Risk Management Agency to conduct a farm transition and estate planning regional event in Lee County titled "Planning For the Future of Your Farm."
Many of you reading this will quickly recognize the experience I am about to describe: You receive a phone call, email, letter (well, who gets those anymore?) or read an article or hear a story on the news that makes you start thinking about a topic you can't get out of your mind.
The Rev. Harry S. Wright will speak at Sandhills Community College for a Martin Luther King Jr. observance on Friday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. in Owens Auditorium.
Seven Lakes Garden Club
Greater Glory Pentecostal Deliverance Ministries will have its annual New Year's Revival Wednesday, Jan. 9, through Friday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
BY MARY ELLE HUNTER
Before we get too far into the new year, it is time for small business owners to take stock of their enterprise and consider changes to make 2013 their best yet.
BY TED M. NATT JR.
By Tom Embrey
BY STEVE CRAIN
BY LORI WILLIAMS
Reprinted with permission from The News & Observer of Raleigh.
BY JOHN CHAPPELL
On Thursday, Dec. 6, approximately 90 members and guests of the Linden Garden Club of Pinewild gathered in the St. Andrew's Room of the Pinehurst Country Club for a holiday luncheon.
The annual Heart 'n' Soul of Jazz concert is fast approaching.
"The Sounds of Christmas" rang through The Village Chapel on a recent Sunday evening in a joyous presentation of voice and instruments.
By JOHN LENTZ
The Democratic Women of Moore County will hold its next monthly meeting Saturday at the Homewood Suites in Olmsted Village.
It happens every year, and it becomes more disturbing as the years go by. Fifteen pounds! The holidays - as I get older, the season starts earlier and earlier. This year it began before Halloween and only recently ended.
By JOHN LENTZ
Capt. Willa Laurena "Bambi" Verbal was greeted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the promotion and graduation ceremony Aug. 9, at which she was promoted to captain.
By Virginia Frye Childress
This year, our holidays were a bit more high tech than usual. The whole family decided to gather around my iPhone to play with Siri, the virtual assistant that helps you perform tasks and delivers verbal information. Siri works right out of the box with no training. So we all started taking turns asking Siri some questions. We found some interesting things about Siri and also about the people who programmed her.
"Anna Karenina," director Joe Wright's "ingenious" adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, opens Thursday evening, Jan. 10, at the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines.
J ohn Skvarla says he will keep an open mind on environmental issues as he prepares for his new state position as secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The Junior League of Moore County welcomes six new members to its fall 2012 new member class.
Talbots has teamed up with the Sandhills Coalition for a winter coat drive.
Charlie is a young adult Terrier mix. He is neutered and current on vaccinations. Charlie was surrendered by his owners due to them no longer being able to afford to care for a pet.
Southern Pines is looking at updates to its downtown historic district, and property owners and tenants will have an opportunity to provide input for it tonight. The district encompasses 10 blocks in downtown Southern Pines from Vermont Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue between Ashe and Bennett streets.