Moore County’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases rose from five to seven on Saturday, including the county’s first observed incidence of community spread.
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The Solid Waste Division of the Moore County Public Works Department is temporarily closing its Cameron collection site amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19.
On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper ordered residents to stay at home for the next 30 days. Some businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions are exempt from the order, which will take effect on Monday. The order can be read in its entirety by clicking the image below.
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Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, FirstHealth of the Carolinas is announcing additional restrictions at its four hospital locations.
When Moore County Schools closed along with every other public school district in the state, it set a chain reaction in motion throughout the community that’s gotten nearly 9,000 meals to families in need over the last two weeks.
Economic pressures on area businesses have far outpaced any relief efforts underway at the state and federal level. To help local business owners deal with the challenges of the coronavirus threat, the Small Business Center at Sandhills Community College will co-sponsor a seven-part webinar series.
Sunday Market started as an idea to merge a big city artisan market feel with Moore County’s small town charm. Originally scheduled at 305 Trackside for March 22, local artists, makers, boutiques and creatives were looking forward to come together to give the community a unique shopping expe…
N.C. Forest Service officials urge citizens to reconsider burning yard debris through the end of May, which historically marks the end of spring wildfire season in North Carolina. Consider alternatives to burning. Some types of debris, such as leaves, grass and stubble, may be of more value …
Moore County has reported its third confirmed case of coronavirus, Health Director Robert Wittmann told county commissioners Thursday afternoon in their first-ever online meeting.
The great pianist Arthur Rubinstein once said that while touring around the world, he would often find himself in an empty studio or concert hall dryly and studiously practicing, but if even a single person walked into the room, he would suddenly start to really play. He and the music would …
Chris Thomas opened his doors early for customers on Wednesday. The owner of Blendz Barber Shop in Southern Pines knew it was going to be a busy day.
Many residents have lost their jobs because of the state’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus by closing businesses. Following are answers to some frequently asked questions from people facing hardship in connection with COVID-19.
Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that additional restrictions and orders will be forthcoming after the state reported its first two deaths from coronavirus.
Moore County remains at two confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but what were once unimaginable disruptions to daily life are becoming a common occurrence, shaking public confidence that anything will return to normal soon.
Moore County Schools and the Boys & Girls Club are widening their weekday food distribution network in response to schools remaining closed longterm as a result of the coronavirus.
Since school closed last week, students at Episcopal Day School in Southern Pines are seeing their teachers and classmates as a collage of faces on a computer screen.
The Supreme Court of North Carolina has cancelled its bicentennial travel sessions, which included Moore County on May 6, because of concerns about coronavirus.
Most of Sandhills Community College’s courses were back in session on Monday in an entirely online format, but how the semester ends and students go on to qualify in professional fields is still up in the air.
The iconic Carolina Hotel, the flagship property of Pinehurst Resort and perhaps the most readily identifiable landmark in Moore County, temporarily closed to lodging Tuesday afternoon.
The Small Business Center at Sandhills Community College will co-sponsor an on-demand webinar program to help local business owners prepare for the threat of COVID-19.
During this uncertain time, the North Carolina Symphony’s music education mission remains constant — and students need access to the arts now more than ever.
Moore County is temporarily suspending collection of certain materials at is seven convenience sites because of challenges related to the coronavirus threat.
The United Way of Moore County recognizes that some of the county’s most vulnerable populations are at risk and having to make changes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday extended the closure of K-12 public schools until at least May 15, lowered the threshold of large gatherings to 50 people and ordered the closing of a number of new businesses, including gyms and hair salons.
The Southern Pines Civic Club meeting, scheduled for April 5, in conjunction with the Moore County Historical Association, has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas is in desperate need of blood donations due to shortages as result of COVID-19 threat.
The Pinehurst Village Council has cancelled its meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon because of the coronavirus pandemic and out of caution for the safety of our residents and employees.
In an open letter on Sunday, Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields urged residents not to perpetuate “baseless rumors” about the coronavirus and warned of scammers exploiting the pandemic.
The television is on in the dining room of Carolina Fried Chicken and House of Pizza in Robbins, but no one is watching it. The chairs that are usually occupied by regulars are on top of tables, and the typical restaurant chatter and laughter is absent. Occasionally, the unusual silence is f…
While there have been no new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Moore County over the weekend beyond the two previously reported, health officials are urging the public to be vigilant in protecting themselves to help slow the spread of the virus.
Gov. Roy Cooper on Saturday morning issued an order lifting any regulations that prevent emergency workers and food providers from finding child care during the coronavirus outbreak.
The village of Pinehurst is temporarily closing all of its buildings to the public, including Village Hall, until further notice because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus with two cases being confirmed locally this week.
Libby Carter, chairwoman of the Moore County Board of Education, visited The Pilot's offices on Friday to answer readers' questions about the school system’s response to the coronavirus and the ongoing shutdown of local schools. Watch the video below.
Restaurants and retailers across the area have shifted to curbside delivery for many services. Customers now have the option to pick up everything from take-out tacos to the latest bestselling novel.
With at least two confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Friday in Moore County and more likely, nearly every aspect of both public and private life has been disrupted in some way.