Southern Pines may equip its police officers with body worn cameras if town leaders approve the recommended $200,000 investment. Town Manager Regan Parsons presented the proposed expenditure during a daylong budget session held last week.
Natalie Dean Hawkins has been tapped to lead Moore County Partners in Progress, the county’s economic development arm. She will succeed outgoing executive director Pat Corso who is stepping down in May.
The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting applications from communities for the 2021 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative. The program provides funding for municipalities across the state to develop comprehensive bicycle or pedestrian plans.
A humble hero, Arnold Raymond “Ray” Lambert died Friday at his home in Moore County surrounded by his family. The former army medic and D-Day survivor who earned two Silver Stars for valor in combat was 100.
With the town of Robbins set to receive $360,000 in stimulus funding through the American Rescue Plan, the town’s Board of Commissioners on Thursday were given a timetable and stipulations for the money that will be coming over the next year.
A bill that would trim back local governments’ authority to regulate the removal of trees from private property resurfaced in the General Assembly this past week.
Insufficient evidence supporting Obstruction of Justice or Intimidation of a State's Witness by former Robbins Mayor Lonnie English was determined by District Attorney Michael Hardin following an investigation by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation.
Computers, printers, gaming systems, microwaves, stereo equipment and cell phones all have a limited shelf life. When it’s time to dispose of them, doing so safely and cost efficiently can be challenging for local governments.
A local man was arrested on Wednesday following a traffic strop that yielded a large amount of marijuana, paraphernalia and other THC products, the Moore County Sheriff's Office reports.
The pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for small businesses across North Carolina. To support community needs, the Duke Energy Foundation has announced $500,000 in funding to help local businesses – from restaurants to retailers – pivot to accommodate the changing environment thro…
The Southern Pines Town Council took an initial look at funding priorities for the coming year during a daylong budget retreat held Wednesday. Town Manager Reagan Parsons laid out a preliminary draft budget based on a flat tax rate of 40 cents.
Harris Teeter has launched its annual Support Our Troops campaign to benefit the USO. Now through June 15, Harris Teeter shoppers are invited to round up their transaction to the nearest whole dollar at checkout; 100 percent of funds raised will be donated to local USO locations throughout H…
A statewide education advocacy group stopped in Carthage this week to recognize Moore County Schools staff members’ efforts to support students through a year of virtual and hybrid learning programs.
America’s founding virtues are not something that belong only in ideological discussions, textbooks or courtrooms. A new grassroots movement that has taken root in North Carolina aspires to place permanent replicas of the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution and Bill of Ri…
A fourth-generation farmer, engineer and inventor, Matthew Parker of Terrace Ridge Farm in Carthage is scheduled to be the featured guest speaker for the 2021 Entrepreneurial Summit at Sandhills Community College (SCC).
New statewide social studies standards aimed at incorporating the experiences of minorities and marginalized groups throughout history have some Moore County school board members asking whether or not individual districts can opt out or delay the implementation of state-set curriculum.
Helping older in-need residents remain in their own homes, safely, is the goal for the newly expanded critical repairs program with Habitat for Humanity of the N.C. Sandhills.
Golf cart races, a professional barbeque competition, beer competition, celebrity judges and a live concert are all rolled together in the inaugural Race of the Pines to be held at the Pinehurst Harness Track on May 1.
Three of the top five golf courses determined to be the best in the state are located here in Moore County, as ranked in 2021 by the North Carolina Golf Panel.
Visitors to Moore County spent about a half-billion dollars locally in 2019. Taking a wide-angle view, tourism means more jobs, more investments in infrastructure while, at the same time, lowering the local tax impact on residents.
The N.C. Board of Transportation has approved state and federal funding for safety and airfield improvement projects at 10 North Carolina airports.
A study commissioned by the North Carolina Education Lottery commission includes a commercial casino in Pinehurst as part of a recommended plan to generate millions in new state tax revenue through the expansion of legalized gambling.
Robin Craven loves life to the fullest but has had major hearing loss for over 16 years. With nowhere else to turn, she decided to visit Beltone in Aberdeen to see if they could assist her.
Apex businessman Blaine East and his associates have purchased Little River Resort in Carthage for $13.9 million, clearing the way for new development on the 585-acre property.
Volunteers have picked up more than 70 bags of litter along Moore County roadsides since Jan. 1, but fixing the problem at its root is the real goal for Keep Moore County Beautiful.
Members of the Moore County Board of Education suggested few amendments in their penultimate review of the school district’s proposed 2021-2022 budget on Monday.
A West End man who had been missing since July 2020 was identified as the body that was found on Murdocksville Road on Sunday, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office reported on Tuesday.
Starting May 3, volunteers with the Extension Master Gardener program will be available from 10 am - 12 noon daily, Monday through Friday, to answer residential lawn and gardening questions for Moore County residents.
The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles expanded its online services and customers can now renew state-issued identification cards.
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) anounced Monday that he is scheduled to have surgery next week in North Carolina to treat prostate cancer. He expects to make a full recovery.
Unidentified human remains were discovered Sunday morning off Murdocksville Road, the Moore County Sheriff's Office has reported.
It’s impossible to talk about Family Promise of Moore County without mentioning Susan Bellew. The longtime executive director has been a guiding force in the organizations since its inception in 1999.
Over the course of a few months, Ronald Rushing Sr. went from running marathons with his wife to struggling to walk the length of his driveway in Southern Pines.
Whether overnight visitors at area hotels will continue to pay a 3 percent occupancy tax or, potentially, up to 6 percent could soon be decided. An on-and-off the table discussion for five years, there has been a renewed sense of urgency this year as the local hospitality industry tries to s…
The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program fr…
The boxes are deceptively simple. About the size of a shoebox, each one contains a visually organized activity designed to improve a child’s cognitive skills and fine motor skills.
The new year kicked off at the Holiday Inn Express in Southern Pines with a $2 million dollar renovation of its 77 guest rooms and other public spaces. The contemporary look meets the Formula Blue design standard that has been rolled out across the Holiday Inn Express brand.
This next month, Special Forces candidates will participate in the Robin Sage training exercise, held within multiple North Carolina counties as the final test of their Special Forces Qualification Course training.
Beth Kocher, one of the core team who helped revilatilized the Pinehurst Resort after it was purchased by ClubCorp in the 1980s, passed away last week and is remembered by those who worked closely with her at the Resort and the community.
An underserved area that’s located on the edge of the Cypress Pointe and Southern Pines fire districts is expected to see lower insurance rates in the future.
Conceptual plans for a proposed distillery campus off U.S. 1 at Yadkin Road advanced Monday with a unanimous vote of approval from the Southern Pines Town Council.
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Spring has arrived in Southern Pines and the town’s Public Library is ready to welcome patrons of all ages with Spring Outdoor Storytime and extended hours and days of service.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas staff and fellow first responders celebrate with local firefighter John Wilson as he was released from Moore Regional Hospital and headed home on Friday, March 19.
Virginia Fretz “Ginsey” Fallon, who served on the Pinehurst Village Council almost 20 years and led the village twice as mayor, passed away Thursday at home. She was 92.
Military spouse-owned handbag company R. Riveter, headquartered in Southern Pines, is gearing up to celebrate ‘National Rosie the Riveter Day,’ a day recognizing the millions of women who broke workplace gender barriers, joining the workforce during World War II when men were called to battle.
Amtrak will begin restoring regular daily service on its long-distance routes in May, funded in part by the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
North Carolina, its public schools and local governments are getting almost a $13 billion shot in the arm, figuratively speaking, with the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) on March 11.
All of the metrics are going in the right direction according to the Moore County Health Department. COVID-19 cases have trended down and over 16,600 Moore County residents are now fully-vaccinated.
Twice a week, rain or shine, Shawna Fink and her students in the nature immersion program head out into the forest for a day of imagination, play and hands-on learning at LadyBug Farm in Pinebluff.
Approximately two dozen proponents of the Second Amendment gathered outside the Moore County Historic Courthouse on Tuesday evening, and several addressed commissioners seeking support
Few Pinehurst residents stepped up to speak for the trees during a public hearing on new rules the village is proposing to help preserve and enhance its tree-lined motif.
The Southern Pines Police Department is looking for the person who robbed at gunpoint the Staples located on Turner Street in Southern Pines on Monday night.
WoodmenLife is sponsoring its fifth “America Is…” Video Contest, which aims to foster patriotism in elementary school students and show pride in their school and community. Students and school representatives across the nation have the opportunity to win up to $2,500 for their school.