TEASER Southern Pines Town Emblem

The Southern Pines Town Council met in closed session on Tuesday evening to consider a proposed economic development project.

Town Manager Reagan Parsons told The Pilot discussions are very preliminary and “any plans are only conceptual in nature at this time.”

“This was simply an opportunity to inform Council of the possibility that a more formal proposal could be developed in the coming months and determine whether or not there existed an interest in continued study of any possibilities.”

In other action during Tuesday’s regular business meeting, the Southern Pines Town Council:

Held a public hearing to consider a request to vacate an undeveloped section of right-of-way that bisects the former Southern Pines Primary School campus. The 80-foot right-of-way is in the vicinity of West Massachusetts Avenue and South Glover Street bounded by West Indiana Avenue, West New York Avenue and South Carlisle Street. Parsons noted the only improvement on the right-of-way is a small section of the town’s sewer line that serves the school.

Approved a request from residents of the Talamore community to reduce the speed limit on Talamore Drive and Highland View Drive from 35 to 25 MPH. More than 75 percent of residents had signed a petition requesting the speed reduction.

Contact Laura Douglass at (910) 693-2474 or email laura@thepilot.com

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Comments that violate any of the rules above are subject to removal by staff.

Thank you for reading!

Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. Subscribe today and support local community journalism.

Digital Only Subscriptions

The Pilot

Get unlimited digital access and support award-winning local journalism, for just $5 a month. This includes access to the electronic replica edition of The Pilot.

Starting at
$5.35 for 30 days

Already have a Print Subscription? Get Digital Access Free.

The Pilot

As a print subscriber, you also have unlimited digital access. Connect your account now. Or, call customer service at 910-693-2487 for help.


Our system has been updated, if you are a current print subscriber and cannot obtain your unlimited access, please contact customer support 910-693-2490. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Home Delivery

The Pilot

Our best deal: Get all the news of Moore County delivered to your home each Wednesday and Sunday — and receive unlimited digital access to thepilot.com.

Starting at
$27.82 for 90 days