News: Moore County

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.


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.