Stories by Florence
John Owen had no fear of the truth. The retired military man was best known to me as chairman of the Moore County Republican Party and also chairman of the Moore County Airport Authority. He died April 27 at the age of 80.
An unusual Christmas message reminded me that the massacre of small children and adult school personnel in Newtown, Conn., is not a new phenomenon. Sure, it's not the usual happening, but our own Holy Bible is full of episodes describing the killing of children.
My old high school geometry buddy, Pythagoras, came to mind recently during one of the endless political debates over what a candidate meant - or didn't mean.
Life on Mars? Little green men from outer space never did land on our soil. In some ways I'm sort of disappointed.
Unlike the phoenix of mythology, I have not emerged from the ashes of retirement. Instead, I have emerged from a redeye aircraft directly from Phoenix, Ariz., to Charlotte.
Virtual computing is in the future if Moore County wants to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Tax collections, fund balance and debt payoff captured the attention of the Moore County Board of Commissioners on the final day of a business retreat.
The normally sedate League of Women Voters has found itself embroiled in a political controversy the nonpartisan organization usually shuns.
An outsider looking in, I discovered two versions of Moore County - the version seen by the tourist or casual visitor and the Moore County seen by insiders.
By Florence Gilkeson
Local reaction was mixed Thursday to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s announcement that she won’t seek re-election.
From creative entrepreneurship to traditional resources, Moore County enjoys an economic diversity envied by surrounding counties.
Congressman Howard Coble, a longtime critic of the congressional pension system, will have a chance today to tell his colleagues why the program needs to be reformed.
Moore County faces a $4.5 million bill to install narrow band emergency communications — another unfunded mandate, this time from the Federal Communications Commission.
Three public-comment sessions on the proposed Working Lands Protection Plan will be held this week at points across the county.
Of seven potential water sources, Moore County will focus attention first on a resource at home — the town of Robbins.
The saga of storm-damaged Autumn Drive came to an end Tuesday when the Moore County Board of Commissioners voted to close out the federal grant project solving the River Bend dilemma.
Moore County will approach the Robbins Town Board of Commissioners for a joint meeting to discuss a “tweaked” water resource option.
The Moore County Airport will receive its first infusion of tourism funds to cover improvements planned in time for the back-to-back U.S. Open and Women’s Open championships in 2014.
Moore County will hire a firm to study county office space needs for the next 20 to 50 years.
Pete Madsen was recognized Tuesday as the North Carolina Library Trustee of the Year.
The Moore County Airport Authority’s first appropriation from county tourism funds was approved Tuesday night on a 3-1 vote by the Board of Commissioners.
Former Gov. Jim Holshouser will undergo outpatient surgery for a broken ankle at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital early next week, according to a report from his office staff.
Progress is being made toward appointment of a land-use plan steering committee, but the decision won’t be final until a future meeting of the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
Now in his final year in the legislature, Moore County’s state Sen. Harris Blake is taking on new duties.
When the filing period opens in February, Moore County will have different residency district boundaries from which to draw candidates for county commissioner and school board.
County Commissioner Craig Kennedy won a victory Tuesday in his effort to reduce employee residency requirements.
Recommendations for allocation of space soon to become available in the Courts Facility will be tabled until a future meeting of the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
Remember when everyone was saying television would spell the end of major league sports?
Moore County’s legislative delegation heads back to Raleigh today for a special session called to consider overriding Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of a bill adjusting the Racial Justice Act.
Residency districts for the county commissioners and five of the eight members of the school board were officially changed by the Moore County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
The Moore County Board of Commissioners will continue a discussion of redistricting at the first meeting in the new year.
The state tax on gasoline will climb 3.9 cents a gallon starting today. In addition, the cost of ethanol will increase by 4.5 cents a gallon, not in a tax hike but in the expiration of a federal subsidy.
Moore County is once again assigned to Tier 3 by the N.C. Department of Commerce, placing it among the 20 “least distressed” counties in the state.
News reporters wondering about Congressman Howard Coble’s future plans came away from a news conference Wednesday with no easy answers.
Congressman Howard Coble was scheduled for discharge from the hospital Tuesday and was planning to meet with news media today to discuss his hospitalization.
Congressman Howard Coble is back home in the 6th District, but still in the hospital.
Santa Claus delivered a $102,348.36 utility bill to the household of Jerome and Siriporn Phelps. The couple would have preferred coal.
Sandhills Center is being wooed by a towering neighbor — Guilford County.
The suspense ended last week when Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed the N.C. General Assembly’s bill repealing the Racial Justice Act of 2009.
Sixth District Congress-man Howard Coble may be released from the hospital Sunday.
ongressman Howard Coble was admitted to a Washington, D.C., hospital Tuesday afternoon with a respiratory illness.
It was the 19th Amendment, you knuckleheads.
Congressman Howard Coble was admitted to a Washington, D.C., hospital Tuesday afternoon with a respiratory illness.
A rare public apology was extended to the planning staff at a Dec. 6 meeting of the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
With Young Eagles soaring the skies last weekend came a public relations bonanza for the Moore County Airport.
Larry Caddell comes to the chairmanship of the Moore County Board of Commissioners with years of experience presiding over public bodies.
Faced with six options for redistricting, the Moore County Board of Commissioners has once again tabled a decision until January.
For the 23rd consecutive year, Moore County's financial services department has been singled out for the Certificate of Achieve-ment for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
The Moore County Board of Commissioners added its weight to the anti-U.S. 1 bypass movement Monday by adopting a strongly worded resolution.