News: Moore County

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.

Oct. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Winter is on its way

Cooler temperatures and a frost advisory will leave some area residents reaching for their jackets and turning up the heat this weekend. 

Oct. 23, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Mobile unit rolls on to aid people with medical needs

Health care has been a frequent topic of discussion lately, but while some argue politics, others are going out and helping those who don’t have access to quality care and need assistance.

Oct. 15, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

What Do You Think?

Tell us your thoughts about national parks, monuments and other such sites being closed during the federal government shutdown.

Oct. 12, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

One dead, one hurt in separate shootings

Area law enforcement officers are searching for individuals in connection with two unrelated shootings in Central Carolina.

Oct. 08, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

MEC chair defends fracking during public policy luncheon

Natural gas drilling likely will be allowed in North Carolina by early 2015, and Jim Womack told a mix of business leaders, politicians and environmental activists Monday that the practice will be an economic boon.

Oct. 06, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

FirstHealth employee saves stricken dad after Tour de Moore

On Labor Day 2013, Sanford resident Galen Decker completed the 28-mile cruise segment of the Tour de Moore Classic, greeted relatives and friends at the finish line, and — for all practical purposes — lay down in Southern Pines pine straw and died.

Oct. 05, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Drop reported in Central Carolina infant death rate

The statewide infant mortality rate has been climbing since it hit a record low in 2010, according to new data released Thursday. But although the state's rate has been increasing, the data shows that the rate of infant deaths in local counties generally went down.