News: Moore County

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Suspect who walked out of sheriff’s office arrested

A man who walked out of the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, where he was being questioned about a break-in, was apprehended without incident, authorities announced Friday.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Suspect in Moore break-ins walks out of sheriff’s office

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a series of Thursday morning break-ins at a Carthage convenience store and several vehicles


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

Area scores: Trojans top East Wake in GNRC baseball

Baseball
Harnett Central 11, East Wake 3


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Local legislators introduce fracking bills

N.C. Reps. Brad Salmon and Robert Reives filed two bills this week dealing with hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina – House Bills 772 and 773 — in a bid to address two major concerns.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Lee lags behind state in population growth

Lee County is trailing both the state average and neighboring counties in population growth, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

House in the Horseshoe to host ‘Afternoon Retreat’

In 1798, soon-to-be Gov. Benjamin Williams purchased the House in the Horseshoe and surrounding properties and named the plantation “Retreat.”


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Moore man charged with fraud for identities, prescriptions

A local man has been charged with more than 200 felonies for allegedly using fraudulent prescriptions to obtain thousands of doses of hydrocodone at pharmacies throughout Moore County, according to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Ellmers to face Duncan in 2016 GOP primary

More than a year out from the 2016 primary election, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers already has a challenger for the N.C. District 2 seat, which represents all of Lee and Moore counties and most of Chatham and Harnett counties.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Husband charged in Moore woman's death

The Moore County Sheriff's Office has made arrest in connection with the murder of Ruby Scott Bullins, 58, of Carthage over the weekend.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Bill would prohibit compulsory pooling

A bill filed in the N.C. House of Representatives Thursday would prohibit compulsory or forced pooling, a practice that gives the state the right to compel non-consenting landowners to allow hydraulic fracturing companies to extract oil and gas from beneath their properties.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Police seeking felony suspect

Local police are asking for the public’s help in finding a wanted felony suspect, who allegedly intimidated a witness in a murder case.


Mar. 21, 2015 @ 04:49 AM

Cameron man jailed on child pornography charges

A yearlong investigation culminated in the arrest of a Cameron man Friday on charges related to child pornography, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office


Mar. 20, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Motorcyclist stable after N.C. 87 wreck

A Pinehurst motorcyclist is in stable condition after being ejected from his motorcycle in a wreck near the junction of N.C. 87 South and the U.S. 421 Bypass Wednesday afternoon.

 


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

With delay over, Lee could see drilling by fall

With hydraulic fracturing officially legal in North Carolina, state and local officials differ on whether Lee County will see natural gas exploration in the near future — given drops in gas and oil prices.


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 06:15 PM

Foul weather fails to dampen motorcycle club's fundraiser

Despite gray skies and plenty of rain, the revving of motorcycles echoed throughout downtown Sanford Saturday afternoon as nearly 50 members of America's Guardians Motorcycle Club rode in to attend the club's fundraiser for the N.C. K9 Emergency Response Team at Depot Park.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Winter weather causes power outages in Lee, Chatham counties

Although the National Weather Service predicted 4 to 8 inches of snow and sleet Wednesday night, Lee and Chatham counties only accumulated power outages, not flurries.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Schools have some leeway in making up snow days

Ice and snowfall left Lee County Schools closed from Tuesday through Friday, and now administrators looking into how students will make up the time.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Carolina Eye Associate presents statewide symposium

Over 450 optometrists and optometric technicians from North Carolina convened at the Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines, recently to learn about the latest advances in the treatment of eye disease.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 07:55 PM

U.S. charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps

Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Identity crisis

When Cameron resident G. Johnson went to do her taxes last year, the Internal Revenue Service told her she had already done them.


Feb. 06, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

MOORE SHERIFF: Drug investigation leads to two arrests

The Moore County Sheriff's Office has made two arrests as a result of a two-month undercover drug investigation, authorities reported Thursday.


Feb. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Unemployment rates dropped in Lee, most counties in December

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 56 of North Carolina’s counties in December — including Lee — increased in 28 and remained unchanged in 16, according to figures the N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security, released Wednesday.


Jan. 30, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Under bill, county registers could opt out of performing same-sex marriages

Sen. Ronald Rabin, R-Harnett, co-sponsored a bill this week that would allow magistrates and registers of deeds to recuse themselves from performing same-sex marriages on religious grounds without facing legal penalties.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Lieutenant finishes training certificate program at academy

Police Lt. Robert L. Heaton recently completed the Tactical Training Certificate Program at the North Carolina Justice Academy; the program is designed to recognize the achievement of law enforcement professionals


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Ellmers supports abortion bill following GOP backlash

After withdrawing her co-sponsorship from a bill that would ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, which generated much GOP backlash, 2nd district Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-Harnett, said Thursday she would support the bill.