Stories by John
Randy Joel Williams is one of four charged in the first-degree murder of a 78-year-old man who died from wounds suffered when he came to his wife's defense during the shooting.
The house will soon belong to one of the families NMFRC assists, the center's Marcae Stone said.
George Hayfield is the new town manager of Dover, the county seat of Tennessee's Stewart County. Born in the Volunteer State, Hayfield said it feels good to be heading home.
The case against Melvin King had wound its way through various courts and from desk to desk for years.
Production will soon halt on the Growler vehicle the plant builds for the U.S. Marine Corps. About 50 Robbins area residents are losing their jobs next month.
Back in July, vandals spray-painted a Nazi-style swastika over Hebrew letters for Shiloh, the name of the church and a Hebrew word referring to the Messiah.
Members who chose to get involved and invest took part in an equity offering turning much of that debt into equity. FCI will own the club and the real estate going forward, with these investors paid back as Forest Creek grows and sells real estate.
As Rovnak answered the judge, her son and daughter, sitting in a row behind where she stood, lifted folded handkerchiefs to wipe tears from their eyes. Josh and Kristin Pruitt are Rovnak’s children from her first marriage.
People here and across the country had been sending the balls to them on the other side of the world in support of their mission: find and render harmless the enemy’s explosive devices that otherwise take lives.
It’s a weekend festival celebrating the history, culture and people of a community founded by Demus Taylor, a man born a slave.
When Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney took center stage Thursday night, state Sen. Harris Blake of Pinehurst was among those in the audience at the Republican National Convention listening.
Jim Prim, of Southern Pines, trained the first man to walk on the moon and other astronauts in the months leading up to that historic “giant leap for mankind” — and the Prims were friends and neighbors of the Armstrongs from the day their house burned down.
Moore County’s 11 municipal police departments, 17 fire departments, 10 rescue squads, Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Medical Services, the public schools and college police forces, and other county agencies like the health department and Animal Control, are all part of one unified communications system.
Two bedraggled benches that long stood, scuffed and weatherbeaten, nails protruding, just down from the old Moore County courthouse and opposite the new one are gone. Carthage dug them up and carted away their remains.
Sarah Crabtree Lawn is a professional genealogist who makes her living helping people trace their families.
Following an SBI investigation, a Moore County grand jury indicted former police chief Christopher Thomas McKenzie of three counts each of embezzlement by a public official, larceny by an employee, and obtaining property by false pretense.
Petting zoos are out, part of a number of changes in the interest of public health just announced by N.C. State Fair officials to guard against the kind of E. coli outbreak that sickened some visitors to last year’s annual event.
Pinecrest graduate Nick Reed enters N.C. State this week, majoring in history. He's already published his first history book, and it is history told in the words of those who made it.
A former Carthage police chief and his wife are facing numerous felony charges after being indicted earlier this week by a Moore County grand jury.
Overhead, Charles “Chuck” Lunney was bound for Honshu, the main island of the empire, piloting his B-29 Superfortress. The mission: weather reconnaissance. Check out two targets and pick the best one. Behind him, he assumed, would be the usual pack of 500 or so bombers making the raid. But not this mission. Instead, there was only one plane, the Enola Gay.
Some kids, some parents, take this week’s U.S. Kids Golf competition very seriously. A few actually arrived early, coming down weeks ago for daily play and training. Others are here for the fun and experience.
A spade full of earth to be turned Thursday morning will start construction on the new Robbins fire station. It’s been a long time coming.
Robert Jarman moved RJ Sports out of his home and into the John L. Frye building in downtown Robbins. He opened for business July 5.
A man sought in a July 24 truck theft and high-speed chase has been arrested in Guilford County.
A local lawyer took his case to the state Supreme Court and won, in the process changing North Carolina law.
A century after the first pilots to fly — and first to crash — airplanes in North Carolina, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) created a safe flying award and named it for them.
The old siren that once heralded high noon in Robbins could howl again, this time as an emergency warning device.
Sewer rates in Carthage are going up. Increases are needed, town officials say, to pay for upgrades to two pump stations.
Authorities are investigating who might have spray-painted a Nazi swastika over Hebrew letters on a church sign in Carthage.
Friday the 13th was not a lucky day for Archie and Judi Kelly. Workers at their DAK office furniture store in downtown Carthage found a showroom full of water when they came to work Friday morning.
Some Moore County Republicans will have a say in picking a substitute nominee to replace state Rep. Harold Brubaker on the November ballot.
The man who gunned down a Southern Pines police officer has lost his appeal.
Is there anybody who won’t miss Andy Griffith? Scads of us grew up — and continue to grow up — in the Mayberrys of our own hearts thanks to this beloved North Carolina actor.
Efforts to bring performing arts to northern Moore County are at a crisis point. The nonprofit foundation restoring the old Village Theater in the heart of Robbins has a limited window of time to buy a building next door.
The old Eastwood Diner — long lamented after its closing — has new life as Roadhouse 73.
Flags flying, crowds cheering, floats flying red, white and blue streamers — is there anything quite as American as celebrating the Fourth of July in a small town?
Southern Pines’ Sandhills Cinema 10 is in line to add an IMAX-brand theater later this fall.
A judge heard — but did not rule on — a request to dismiss a civil suit against a Carthage nursing home that was the site of a mass shooting in 2009.
Movies soon could be bigger than ever. An IMAX theater is to open in Southern Pines in November.
A hearing this week could mean the end of an effort by grieving families to hold a local nursing home responsible for the deaths of their loved ones.
More music to make money to restore the old Robbins Village Theater will make a joyful noise Sunday afternoon.
The mayor of Carthage sees the beginnings of a boom for his town.
Overcorrection — a common cause of many accidents — sent Dusty Pardue’s maroon Mitsubishi Montero Sport Friday morning flying through the air, crashing into a tree, and flipping over and over into a ditch beside N.C. 24/27.
The land where the biggest new county building is rising was all sand and scrub — a huge vacant lot in the middle of Carthage — the first time Rich Smith saw the place.
The Town Board had already set June 19 as the date for a public hearing on gaming ordinances, but commissioners wanted to hear from planning board members. They got an earful, with some favoring high privilege fees and taxes on each game machine or Internet terminal.
Robbins was honored in Raleigh on Wednesday as one of the pioneer sites for North Carolina Small Town Economic Prosperity (NC STEP), a program of the state Center for Rural Development.
An Army doctor from Pinehurst reported by telephone early today on ceremonies in Normandy honoring veterans of D-Day Invasion. His own mother was there in 1944 as an Army nurse.
Other towns have passed laws regulating locations for Internet businesses, sometimes with high privilege taxes for the businesses and high fees for each machine on the premises, whether in use or not.
Wallace and Bobbie Edwards drove home to Robbins from Greensboro Thursday afternoon after hearing a federal jury say “not guilty” on one of the six charges against their son and that it was deadlocked on five others.
A former police officer who worked for both the Carthage and Robbins departments pleaded guilty to numerous felonies Thursday in Superior Court.