News: Moore County

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee unemployment rate up from May, down from year ago

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of 100 North Carolina’s counties in June — including Lee

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

HOUSE IN THE HORSESHOE: History repeats at annual battle reenactment

When visitors congregate at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site this weekend, they'll watch a battle unfold just as it did when loyalists and revolutionaries clashed there in 1781.

Jul. 15, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Authorities investigate fatal Moore shooting

The Moore County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a recent shooting incident in which one man was killed and two others were injured. 

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

'Ignorance will never die'

Lee County resident Johnsie Tipton was driving to work in Southern Pines Thursday when her eyes locked onto three blaring-red letters — “KKK.”

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

The Olde Carthage Farm

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

VA clinic to be finished by year's end

Construction for Sanford's new Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic is underway with concrete for its external walls to be poured next week and the entire project expected to be completed around the end of the year.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

Stepping through time

The musket cartridges that participants at the House in the Horseshoe's first-ever Backcountry Militia Day Camp made Friday were much less lethal, and much more sugary, than those used by the men involved in the skirmish at the residence in 1781.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 11:55 PM

Zoo workers get creative to combat summer heat

Keeping children and household pets cool during the triple-digit temperatures that have plagued North Carolina in recent weeks is hard enough.

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Without words

Watching Anna Twinney work with horses on a hot summer day with a glass of ice water in hand, thoughts of war and violence are nearly inconceivable.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 12:50 PM

Moore County schools superintendent reinstated

The Moore County School Board has changed its mind about firing Superintendent Robert Grimesey.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Unemployment rate falls in Lee, neighboring counties

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 89 of North Carolina’s counties in April, including Lee and its neighbors

May. 30, 2015 @ 07:32 PM

Beautiful day, amazing spirit

Hundreds of people tapped their toes, clapped their hands and swayed to the beat as gospel groups performed

May. 30, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Take 5: Ellmers lays out legislative priorities

This week, we Take 5 with Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who represents the 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, about a number of legislative issues.

May. 17, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Raeford man arrested in Southern Pines murder

A Raeford man has been arrested in connection with a 2012 murder case, and police continue to encourage anyone with additional information to come forward.

May. 15, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

‘A place in our hearts’

"His contagious smile and his love for life."

May. 14, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Free service puts cancer patients on ‘Highway to Healing’

When Judy Overby, of Sanford, was diagnosed with breast cancer, she had to recruit family and friends to get to her appointments because she was so fatigued from her treatment.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Local woman arrested on charges of 'doctor shopping'

A local woman was arrested after allegedly getting hundreds of of prescription pills by doctor shopping, the Moore County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.

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

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.