News: Moore County

Jan. 27, 2014 @ 09:10 PM

Weather-related school closings

Several school systems are reporting closings due to inclement weather Tuesday. 


Jan. 25, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Local curator maintains mobile museum

Milton Cole’s occupations have run the gamut from farmer and military policeman to building contractor and maintenance man for Moore County Schools.


Jan. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Collision victim mourned as an ‘awesome person’

A local woman killed in a fiery wreck Wednesday night was known as an angel among her friends and family.


Jan. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Donor's gift 'an act of love'

A Sanford church brought together a Moore County girl with kidney failure, a Lee County writer and a Harnett County legal assistant in a quest to get that little girl a new kidney.


Jan. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Hazardous weather outlook prompts delays, cancellations

Numerous area schools were delayed this morning, and other cancellations and closures were reported, in anticipation of severe winter weather that was expected to hit late Tuesday.


Jan. 11, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Storm blows through Central Carolina

Trees fell on houses, power lines blocked roadways and traffic lights were out after short-lived, but extreme, bursts of wind and rain blew through the Central Carolina area Saturday.


Jan. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Fracking debate advances

This is the last full calendar year before natural gas operations, including the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, can be made legal in North Carolina. Much will therefore be in store, and at stake, for those on either side of the drilling debate.


Jan. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

City bids farewell to loved matriarch

Besides attesting to her admirable qualities, those who knew Isabel Thomas say the small community she called home will not be the same without her.


Jan. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LOOKING BACK AT 2013: Legislative action has local effects

The North Carolina General Assembly made waves in 2013.


Jan. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Cameron girl dies in wreck

A 16-year-old Cameron girl was killed in a single-vehicle accident after leaving her boyfriend’s house Thursday night.


Jan. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LOOKING BACK AT 2013: '2013 was quite a roller coaster ride'

As 2014 continues, state and local officials will be putting some of the finishing touches on rules and regulations for hydraulic fracturing, and energy companies will likely continue leasing land at a similar or accelerated pace.


Dec. 19, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

MOORE SCHOOLS: Superintendent accepts job in Virginia Beach

Moore County Schools Superintendent Aaron Spence will officially resign toward the end of this school year, the district announced Tuesday night. Spence was approved Tuesday by the school board in Virginia Beach, Va., to become the new superintendent there next year.


Dec. 14, 2013 @ 05:04 AM

One dead, one hurt in Cameron shooting

One man was killed, and another injured, in a shooting at a Cameron home around 2 a.m. Friday morning. Neither man lived at the Ripley Road home where they were shot, although both lived nearby.


Dec. 11, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

MOORE COUNTY: Sgt. detective crashes trying to avoid deer

A Moore County Sheriff detective sergeant is recovering Tuesday following a single-vehicle wreck.


Dec. 06, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Teacher turnover rates rising

As salaries were frozen for yet another year, teacher turnover in North Carolina last year was the highest it has been in at least five years according to a recently released report. And in most local counties, teachers left at an even higher rate than the state average.


Nov. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Christmas parades will soon be in area spotlight

It's that time of year again, when Santa saddles up in an antique auto and or a pickup truck bed


Nov. 22, 2013 @ 10:05 PM

Racking up game

Deer-hunting season may have just opened for Lee and Chatham counties, but Thomas & Sons Butcher Shop has been busy processing deer meat for more than a month.


Nov. 19, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

Hosts of fracking forums hope to educate, inform

Lois Gibbs, billed as the "mother of the grassroots environmental movement," because of her work fighting pollution in Niagara Falls, N.Y., in the 1970s and 1980s, will be in Sanford today talking about hydraulic fracturing.

She's not a fan.


Nov. 06, 2013 @ 12:56 PM

Election results

Lee County
City of Sanford - Mayor
Chet Mann (D)    1,800    95.69%
Write-in        81    4.31%


Nov. 03, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

100+ Years of Progress offers visitors lots to see

By mid-afternoon Saturday, Ederville was a mix of diesel fumes, engine pops, bluegrass music and roasted peanuts.


Nov. 01, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

BRICK CAPITAL CLASSIC: Teams converge in Sanford for marching band contest

Breaking from their typical post on the sidelines — cheering their respective football teams to glory — hundreds of high school musicians will be the main attraction Saturday.


Oct. 31, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Officials warn of real dangers

Even scarier than anything a dedicated neighbor displays for Halloween is the possibility of an accident.


Oct. 31, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Carthage festival appeals to fans of machinery, antiques

This weekend, a town within a town will swell the population of Carthage several times over.


Oct. 30, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

As political scrutiny grows, several local doctors question Obamacare

The federal government shutdown, which came about because of disagreements in Congress over the Affordable Care Act


Oct. 25, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

While relatively high, state’s teen pregnancy rate is falling

It’s not just Lee County where the teen pregnancy rate is dropping. The state rate has gone down for several years, even though though it’s still one of the highest in the country.