News: Moore County

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

PUBLIC POLICY LUNCHEON: Food bank rep makes appeal for local volunteers, donations

The director of a regional food bank that serves Lee County — reportedly donating 790,000 pounds of food worth more than $1.3 million last year — visited Sanford on Monday to make a case for even stronger local participation.

 


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 08:49 PM

ACLU questions sheriffs about following jail law

To ensure local jails are in compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina is seeking information from several North Carolina sheriff’s offices, including Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Moore doctor turned state official pitches Medicaid reform proposal

Dr. Robin Gary Cummings, a former Pinehurst surgeon, is now leading the state’s efforts to reform Medicaid. On Wednesday, he was in Sanford as part of a statewide tour to promote the plan.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

2 domestic violence deaths in 2013

While domestic violence-related homicides decreased across the state, Lee County reported two such deaths in 2013.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Local, state politicians of both parties agree on Fort Bragg's importance

A dozen or so mayors from cities surrounding Fort Bragg visited recently to watch training exercises and interact with soldiers and civilian employees at the base. The message from base officials was clear: Bragg is an integral part of this area.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Spring brings opening of area farmers' markets

The vernal equinox has come and gone, officially signaling the start of spring. But for many, spring doesn't really begin until they can go to the farmers' market — and that day is coming soon.


Mar. 27, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Speakers talk strategy with local fracking opponents

Gathered at a Pinehurst church, dozens of anti-fracking activists from Central Carolina heard national speakers spread their environmental gospel late into Tuesday night.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Cooperative puts locally grown foods on area tables

With five years and more than 1,500 members under its belt, the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative intends to reach out to a new crop of folks interested in local produce.


Mar. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Jetport expects more traffic for Pinehurst Opens

With both the men’s and women’s golf U.S. Opens in nearby Pinehurst coming up in June, it will be business as usual at the Raleigh Executive Jetport @ Sanford-Lee County.


Mar. 22, 2014 @ 08:38 PM

2014 U.S. OPENS: Opens could be green for Sanford businesses

With hundreds of golfers, even more members of the media and tens of thousands of golf fans descending on Pinehurst this June for the men’s and women’s U.S. Open tournaments, Sanford stands to prosper as well.


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Officials say local water is safe despite coal ash concerns

While the state investigates claims Duke Energy has illegally been pumping a toxic sludge known as coal ash into the Cape Fear River near Moncure, some locals have a more pressing concern: Is tap water safe?


Mar. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Aloha Zoo mourns loss of beloved pig

Maxwell the pig, a popular resident of Aloha Safari Zoo, died over the weekend after being struck by a utility company vehicle.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Loss of Bragg unit mulled, questioned at local level

To the federal government, they are dollar signs to be cut from a defense budget that is larger than the defense spending of the next dozen countries combined.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

N.C. Symphony to perform 2005 ode to ‘Pinehurst’ here

The North Carolina Symphony will visit Sanford on Tuesday, performing several orchestral pieces including one that a symphony member wrote as an ode to a nearby town.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

N.C. Symphony to perform ‘Pinehurst’ piece in Sanford

The North Carolina Symphony will visit Sanford next Tuesday, performing several orchestral pieces including one that a symphony member wrote as an ode to a nearby town.


Mar. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Activist leads charge for child sexual abuse law

A native Carthaginian is heading the effort to enact a North Carolina law requiring children to be educated about the threat of sexual abuse.


Mar. 07, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

Ready to spring ahead


Mar. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

ELECTION: Baker seeks commissioner seat

With one final announcement Friday morning, filing for political office ended with all but two local races set for competitive matches this fall.


Feb. 25, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

GOP candidate to compete for District 54 seat

A Republican challenger entered the race Monday to represent N.C. House District 54.


Feb. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Pinehurst readying for golf fans

This week, we Take 5 with Reg Jones, the senior director for the U.S. Open Golf Championships, including the 2014 men’s and women’s events to be held in Pinehurst beginning June 12 this summer.


Feb. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Post-transplant outlook encouraging for Wentz

Surgery, and the key days immediately afterward, have gone well but not perfectly for Evie Wentz.


Feb. 15, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Open seats draw many

Several local election offices were forced shut due to blistering cold and ample snowfall much of this week, but hopefuls thoughout Central Carolina still managed to declare their intention to run for office.


Feb. 13, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Snow, ice cripple Lee and surrounding counties

Winter Storm Pax has wreaked havoc on Lee County and the surrounding area, leaving hazardous roads and hundreds of power outages in its wake.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 09:03 PM

Snow, sleet and freezing rain for North Carolina

Soo Keith left work in Raleigh a little after noon thinking she would have plenty of time to get home before the worst of the snow hit.

She was wrong.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Weather-related closings and cancellations

* Lee County Schools is closed for students and staff on Thursday.

* Central Carolina Community College will be closed Thursday.