Stories by Florence
Former Gov. Jim Holshouser is in the rehabilitation unit at Bowman-Gray Hospital in Winston-Salem and is recovering nicely from neck vertebra surgery.
Larry Caddell has succeeded Nick Picerno as chairman of the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
Opponents of a possible U.S. 1 bypass through Southern Pines Horse Country crowded into the historic courthouse in Carthage Monday to express their views during a public hearing called by the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
Young Eagles weren’t piloting the aircraft, but hundreds of prospective young pilots were circling the skies above Moore County Saturday — with licensed pilots at the controls.
With approval of $1 million in a state loan in hand, Moore County can move ahead to replace a crucial lift station in Pinehurst.
Supporting President Obama’s payroll tax cut extension proposal, U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan this week released statistics showing the effect the cut has on the average middle-class household in each North Carolina county.
BY FLORENCE GILKESON
Legislative action to repeal the Racial Justice Act is before Gov. Beverly Perdue, who signed the bill into law two years ago.
State Sen. Harris Blake has made a perfect score as the most conservative member of the North Carolina Senate.
The tricky business of redistricting county and school board residency boundaries has been deferred for further study.
Bond refinancing options are raising more questions with county officials looking for the best money-saving route.
The Moore County Republican Executive Committee will close its Tuesday meeting with an open forum on candidates seeking the GOP nomination for president.
Issues affecting rural areas drew a full house for the Tuesday night meeting of the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
The proposed U.S. 1 bypass routing controversy will come to the county in the form of a public hearing next month.
Faced with a roomful of opponents, the Moore County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to deny a request from Carthage for an extraterritorial jurisdiction extension.
he Moore County Board of Commissioners will take a look at 2012 economic expectations Thursday at a budget mini-retreat.
The technical errors were in the text, not the redistricting maps.
The League of Women Voters will sponsor an open forum on natural gas development and “fracking” Thursday, Nov. 17, in Robbins.
Stuart Sechriest's tiny office in Howell Hall was plastered with photographs of an adorable baby smiling, laughing, crying, crawling, wiggling. Every inch was covered with pictures of the infant.
Thousands of voters in 11 municipalities are expected to head to the polls Tuesday to elect mayors, council and board members.
Moore County’s legislative delegation will return to Raleigh Monday to vote on corrected redistricting maps.
The Moore County Board of Commissioners zipped through a short agenda in less than 30 minutes Tuesday, setting something of a record for brevity.
Municipal voters had best get hustling if they want to get a jump on Election Day.
An agreement for an infrastructure upgrade of the emergency communications tower in Southern Pines won approval from the Moore County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
Jessica Anderson, deputy political director of Heritage Action for America, will be guest speaker at the Thursday, Nov. 17, meeting of the Moore County Republican Men's Club.
Computers are in continuous use at the public library.
Two of three seats on the Vass Town Board of Commissioners may be filled by a flurry of write-in voters at the polls on Nov. 8.
Seven workshops on highway needs and routing preferences will be crammed into the first four days of November.
Pursuit of a land-use plan update steering committee continues.
The standard prayer was expected when the Rev. Donald Welch was called on at the latest meeting of the Moore County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Seven Lakes Community Council.
Agency and funding sources have changed, but Moore County will continue to have a school nurse.
Board member compensation was debated at the Oct. 18 meeting of the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
Moore County is looking for more information before refinancing the school bonds issued in 2003.
Accolades went to Craven Hudson and Dixie Youth World Series volunteers at the Tuesday meeting of the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
The Moore County Board of Commissioners took no action Tuesday on a proposal to refinance the debt remaining on education bonds approved in 2003.
One-stop absentee voting for the Nov. 8 municipal elections begins Thursday at the Agricultural Center on Pinehurst Avenue in Carthage.
Moore County’s pet responsibility spay/neuter curriculum has become so popular that it may soon be available statewide.
County officials explained options for water and redistricting Thursday during a meeting in Seven Lakes.
Pinehurst voters will have an opportunity to hear from mayoral and council candidates Tuesday at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Seven Lakes is expected to grow by more than 1,400 residents within 10 years, and by almost 4,000 by 2040.
Free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia passed both chambers of Congress Wednesday on a strong bipartisan vote
Operation Medicine Drop returns to Moore County Oct. 24-29.
Voter registration books will be closed Friday for the Nov. 8 municipal elections.
Moore County has a new vision for local government — conservative, not progressive.
BY FLORENCE GILKESON
After waiting almost 20 years, the town of Vass will soon see progress toward expansion and upgrade of sewage treatment facilities.
Nick Picerno wants to know what some people mean when they refer to a Moore County gas tax.
It wasn’t the big boom.
Olma Echeverri, who chairs the Hispanic-American Democrats of North Carolina, will be the speaker for the Saturday meeting of the Democratic Women of Moore County.