News: Moore County

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

Increased bandwidth supports schools’ digital transformation

Moore County Schools’ Digital Learning Transformation has received a major boost with the completion of an upgraded network system that increases the district’s digital bandwidth tenfold.


Sep. 03, 2013 @ 03:44 PM

Moore County man pays off home, starts college fund with $1 million win

Dale Briggs, a resident of Vass in Moore County, said he plans to use the $1 million prize he won playing the lottery to pay off his mortgage and send his two children to college. Briggs is the first to win one of five $1 million prizes playing the 50X The Cash game.



Aug. 25, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Moore Agricultural Fair opens Tuesday

The Moore County Agricultural Fair is opening its doors for the 67th time this Tuesday.


Aug. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Clans to converge during Scottish-themed festivities

In a modern era dominated by impersonal connections, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat, some area individuals still prefer the personal gatherings of family — in this case, a clan.


Aug. 23, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Friday night lights — the tradition continues

Baseball, at least to baseball fans, is the national pastime. But when it comes to a sport that defines and unites a community, nothing ranks higher than high school sports, and most specifically, football under the lights on Fridays all over the country.


Aug. 18, 2013 @ 04:55 AM

Lee County Girl Scouts complete training to mentor younger girls

Seven Lee County Girl Scouts have completed a leadership training course to become certified Girl Scout Program Aides.


Aug. 13, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

New executive director looks for crisis pregnancy center to become more visible

Reach Out Crisis Pregnancy Center, a private group which helps mothers and expectant mothers with practical and emotional needs, has a new leader.


Aug. 11, 2013 @ 02:20 PM

Moore County home burns during 911 outage

A home in Moore County has burned down while the county's 911 system was not working.


Aug. 08, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Fortunes turn for CUOC

Those who need some extra help with their rent or utilities in the coming months might find it at the Christians United Outreach Center of Lee County.


Aug. 07, 2013 @ 04:57 AM

Culinary showcase set for Southern Pines

Feast on some of the best food in the area on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the annual Culinary Showcase organized by the Moore County Chamber of Commerce.


Aug. 03, 2013 @ 06:43 PM

HOUSE IN HORSESHOE: Re-enactors relive Revolutionary skirmish at historic site

A sense of relief and the scent of black powder were both in the air Saturday as re-enactors, state officials and sight-seers mingled at the House in the Horseshoe.


Jul. 30, 2013 @ 03:48 PM

House in the Horseshoe spared from closure, welcomes visitors this weekend

The threat of temporary closure loomed over the House in the Horseshoe for months, but the state historic site has survived the budget chopping block — and just in time for its signature event.


Jul. 26, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Lee schools face deep cuts with passage of state budget

In Lee County, reactions to the state budget passed late Wednesday afternoon by the N.C. General Assembly ranged from dejection to cautious optimism.


Jul. 26, 2013 @ 04:57 AM

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle

A 17-year-old pedestrian was killed early Thursday in a one-car collision on U.S. 15/501 near Voit Gilmore Lane, according to authorities.


Jul. 23, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Rep. Stone leads successful discussions on fracking bill

Following weeks of negotiations that saw local politicians playing key roles, the General Assembly found compromise recently on a bill that lays further groundwork for energy development in North Carolina, including hydraulic fracturing.


Jul. 19, 2013 @ 08:40 PM

Cameron man is charged in connection with bomb threats

A Cameron man has been charged in connection with bomb threats at his place of employment.


Jul. 18, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

New area Christian school looks to fill education niche

A new school opening in Carthage in the fall will combine the best elements of private school and homeschooling, according to its founders.


Jul. 04, 2013 @ 04:41 PM

'Good day to be an American'

Despite a few scattered summer rainstorms Thursday morning, the streets of downtown Carthage were full for the town's annual Independence Day Parade.


Jul. 03, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

SANFORD: Fourth of July festivities delayed due to weather

Recent rainy days and soggy ground have forced the postponement of the annual Ammons Farm Fourth of July Celebration, and its trademark fireworks display, until Sunday evening.


Jun. 30, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Harnett, Chatham and Moore approve budgets

With the new fiscal year beginning Monday, Lee County’s neighboring counties have all finished debating and approved their 2013-2014 budgets.


Jun. 30, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Independence Day at Ammons Farm keeps growing

While the behind-the-scenes work may differ, facilitators of the annual Ammons Farm’s Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks hope Thursday’s event will instill the same sense of community.


Jun. 27, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

EDUCATION: Specialty school reaching out to area children with dyslexia

Children in the Sandhills region who struggle with dyslexia may soon be able to find specialized help a little closer to home.


Jun. 23, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Sanford area preparing for U.S. Open patronage

In less than a year, the best golfers from across the world will descend on the Pinehurst area for the Men's and Women's U.S. Opens — and local businesses are already preparing for the onslaught.


Jun. 19, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

Workplace safety applauded at annual awards banquet

Emphasizing the importance of workplace safety, N.C. Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry congratulated a crowd of local business and government leaders gathered Tuesday at a safety awards banquet for being the largest group she has seen at the local event.