News: Moore County

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Foundation makes girl's "magic treehouse" wish a reality

When wish granters from the Make-a-Wish Foundation asked Evie Wentz what her wish would be, the 10-year-old already had sketches detailing her vision of a magic treehouse.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Harnett leads area in property tax collection

Counties rely on property taxes to fund needs like education, public safety and emergency medical services. But collecting 100 percent of property tax revenue is nearly impossible.

However, Central Carolina counties are coming closer to that mark.


Jul. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Man arrested, items seized in meth bust

Moore County officials have busted a suspected meth-making operation on Chalmers Road, off of Carbonton Road near where Moore, Lee and Chatham counties come together.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Citizens raise concerns at hearing about water rules

With a muffled beat of bass and snare drums sounding from just outside, anti-fracking activists spent Tuesday evening voicing concerns to several state regulatory officials who had come to Sanford.


Jul. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Moore Hobby Lobby patrons praise SCOTUS ruling

The Supreme Court's decision on Hobby Lobby — that the retailer's owners and owners of other private companies can't be compelled to provide birth control as part of health insurance coverage in violation of their religious convictions — proved Monday to be quite divisive.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Various events highlight area holiday schedule

People in the Central Carolina region will have many opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this year.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Clay Aiken

Name: Clay Aiken

Age: 35

Place of birth: Raleigh


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Aiken outlines Congressional aspirations

Congressional candidate Clay Aiken stopped by Sanford on Tuesday, meeting with Mayor Chet Mann and Democratic Party volunteers and having lunch at the Fairview Dairy Bar.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Feedback mixed on U.S. Open's economic impact for Lee County

The men's U.S. Open last week was good to hotels in Sanford, but not much else, according to multiple people in the local business community. And the women's tournament this week might not even be good for hotels.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Fishin' for a good time

North Carolinians are often drawn to the water during the summer, whether that's a pool, the ocean or the state's many lakes and rivers.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Workplace safety stars held as examples at awards banquet

The injury rate for North Carolina workers was the lowest it has ever been last year. But it's still not low enough, said N.C. Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry.

Berry stopped by Sanford on Tuesday, for a lunchtime awards ceremony to honor companies and government agencies from Lee and Moore counties who had gone at least a year — or, in the case of the Lee County Library, 21 years — without an employee being injured or killed on the job.


Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Area counties close to approving budgets

As Lee County government officials work to finalize the county’s budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015,  officials in Harnett, Chatham and Moore county are all doing the same. By state law, counties’ budgets must be finalized by July 1.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford hotels booked as U.S. Open approaches

After months of waiting, local hotels are finally starting to see guests trickle in for the U.S. Open tournaments.


Jun. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking gas drilling bill

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for gas drilling by a method called fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

McCrory says he will sign fracking bill

Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign North Carolina's fracking legislation into law this week.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 06:33 PM

Senate budget plan would shutter House in the Horseshoe

The House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site, home to Moore County’s annual Revolutionary War reenactment, is scheduled for closure as of July 1 under the budget passed by the North Carolina Senate.


Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: Board member looks at fracking issues

Today, in the second of two parts of an extended Take 5, we talk with Sanford native and Lee County property owner Ray Covington, who’s a member of the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission (MEC)


May. 31, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: MEC member: As fracking moves ahead, protections, education are key

Today, in the first of two parts of an extended Take 5, we talk with Sanford native and Lee County property owner Ray Covington, who’s a member of the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission


May. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Fracking bill heads to North Carolina governor

A bill to allow permits for fracking in North Carolina was all but a done deal Thursday as it heads to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature.


May. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Like state, Lee's jobless rate on decline

The N.C. Department of Commerce's most recent unemployment figures point in mostly one direction: down — a trend that included Lee County. Figures for 99 of the state's 100 counties, announced Wednesday, dropped from March's numbers.


May. 28, 2014 @ 07:12 PM

Sanford Police investigating stabbing death

Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found stabbed at a local thrift shop Wednesday.


May. 24, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Harnett family reflects on the true meaning of Memorial Day

Lorie and Eric Southerland held a big cookout at their home Thursday, with many children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews at their Harnett County home just south of Sanford.


May. 06, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

Primary election results

N.C. Senate District 12 - Democratic Party nomination


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 09:43 PM

Taking up a cross-country cause

There’s running cross country, and then there’s literally running across the country.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Early voting to begin Thursday

Early voting for local primary elections begins Thursday and will last until May 3. Election Day itself is May 6.