News: Moore County

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.

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

MOORE COUNTY: Southern Pines man sustains 'non-life threatening' injuries in shooting

The victim of a Friday shooting in Southern Pines sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to the Moore County Sheriff's Office.

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

NCDOT: More than 1,600 trucks could be used in fracking operations

Lee County residents could expect to see more than 1,600 trucks for each hydraulic fracturing operation that comes to the area, which could cause extensive road and bridge damage and take weeks to repair, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Jan. 13, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

Planning for the worst

Fueling up vehicles, checking chainsaws and taking stock of the city's salt and sand supplies were just some of the preparations that kept city of Sanford employees busy

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 02:09 PM

Herald seeks community nominations for awards

The Herald is soliciting nominations for two of its most prestigious honors: Citizen of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Fifteen graduate from basic law enforcement training

Fifteen individuals recently graduated from the Central Carolina Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program. The graduation was held Dec. 18, 2014, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Getting the job done

“We speak for those that have no voice.”

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 08:55 AM

Foul play not suspected as a factor in death

Officials say foul play is not suspected in the death of a Moore County woman, whose body was found Friday night.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 04:54 AM

Unemployment rate decreased in Lee County in November

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 72 of North Carolina’s counties in November, including Lee, while increasing in 20 and remaining unchanged in eight, according to data released Tuesday by the N.C. Department of Commerce — Division of Employment Security.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

MOORE SHERIFF: Two arrested for selling controlled substances

Two Jackson Springs residents were arrested this week on allegations of selling prescription pills in the West End area — according to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.