John is editor of The Pilot. Before that, he worked for 20 years with the News & Record in Greensboro in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His last job there was as director of digital news operations. He is a graduate of the University of Florida.
John Sledge wasn't a native Moore County resident, but that didn't stop him from establishing a large presence in his adopted community.
Organizers say they recently received an influx of donations and will be able to get enough new bicycles for 'Project Santa' children.
You couldn’t look at any of these projects and not feel warmed and grateful for the work that went into all this.
The state’s Forest Service earlier this month installed the cabin of an old fire watch tower where Cornelia Harrison McCrimmon, for 42 years, watched the wilderness from 99 feet above Southern Pines.
Our parent-coach volunteers do our community a valuable service. In their own way, they’re helping to build tomorrow’s solid citizens.
We are at risk of losing some of the best soldiers we have ever raised as a nation. But this is not just about restoring them to face yet another battlefront. The greatest failure would be the loss of the skills and loyalty that they would bring to this nation’s work force.
They are our future, these digital natives, for whom swiping and thumb-noodling are innate.
Within the Moore County nonprofit community, the needs are ever growing. Such giving circles "can make such an impact on nonprofits who are struggling to keep up with the need in the county," says Susie Buchanan, director of community relations at St. Joseph of the Pines, who is spearheading the circles effort here.
In my dreams, I was running. They were long, sturdy strides across open space, my lungs pulling deeply, pushing out evenly. I felt free, light, strong.
Calling Ken Rahal a cancer survivor is like calling Edmund Hillary a mountain climber.