News: Moore County

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 07:55 PM

Powerful storm topples trees

Thousands of people in Lee County and the surrounding areas were left without power after a short but intense storm Thursday night that hit many areas around central North Carolina.

May. 31, 2013 @ 04:52 PM

Readying for jobs, removing barriers

Some were goofy, some were proud and some were timid. But no matter how they approached the ceremony, 22 people graduated a training program Friday morning in Sanford with more job skills than they had just months ago.

May. 28, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

The best part of waking up: A shot at $25K

A local trio is one of 10 finalists in a national contest to write the new jingle for Folgers Coffee.

May. 22, 2013 @ 09:47 PM

Area schools getting ready for graduation exercises

Some will go straight to work, many will pursue a higher education and others will join the military. Regardless of their plans, hundreds of area high school seniors will come together with friends and family for commencement exercises in the coming weeks.

May. 18, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: BCH provides programs for single mothers, at-risk youth

This week, we Take 5 with Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell.

May. 10, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Cameron teacher charged with sex offenses involving student

Bond has been set at $1 million for a Moore County teacher charged with several sexual offenses, which stem from an alleged improper relationship with a student.

May. 08, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

From Relay to roosters — weekend brings variety of events to region

A variety of activities celebrating life, history and the arts are slated for Central Carolina this weekend.

May. 01, 2013 @ 06:42 PM

Cameron man shot in leg during fight

An 18-year-old Cameron man was reportedly shot in the leg early Wednesday morning in Sanford, and details of the incident are being investigated.

May. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Weekend festivals, race expected to draw crowds

There’s a mixed bag of events scheduled throughout Central Carolina this weekend, including shopping, musical entertainment and running for childhood literacy.

Apr. 25, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Schools in Chatham, Moore counties ranked nationally

Several Central Carolina high schools received national recognition in rankings released recently.

Apr. 23, 2013 @ 06:03 PM

Public safety center named in honor of fallen officer

Dozens gathered Tuesday for the dedication of and opening ceremony for the Rick Rhyne Public Safety Center, named after a Moore County Sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty in 2011.


Apr. 04, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

House in the Horseshoe threatened with closure

For generations, school children from around the state have looked at the holes in the walls of the House in the Horseshoe, imagining themselves in the battle when musket balls created those holes more than 230 years ago. Others have even more vivid images of what it was like, having watched or even participated in the re-enactment that draws thousands every summer.

Mar. 29, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

Southern Pines Garden Club set for 65th annual tour

The 65th Annual Southern Pines Garden Club Tour will be held Wednesday, April 10, featuring homes and gardens in Southern Pines and Pinehurst.

Mar. 23, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Sanford resident recognized for service to Sandhills CC

At a point in life when many students begin their freshman year of college, Teresa Wood took a different path toward her higher education career.

Mar. 23, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

Lee unemployment shows slight increase

Lee County ranks among the fifth of North Carolina counties with the highest unemployment rates as of January, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce on Friday.

Mar. 22, 2013 @ 04:57 AM

Moore Chamber sponsors State of the Schools

The Moore County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a State of the Schools where members will be provided an update from Dr. Aaron Spence, Superintendent of the Moore County Schools.

Mar. 21, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Easter brings plethora of family-friendly activities

With less than two weeks until Peter Cottontail makes his rounds, families can celebrate the upcoming holiday with several Easter activities throughout Central Carolina in the coming days.

Mar. 19, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

Area counties combat pill misuse through Operation Medicine Drop

In a bid to curb prescription pill misuse and other problems, several Central Carolina counties will hold Operation Medicine Drop events in conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week, which began Monday.

Mar. 16, 2013 @ 04:56 AM

Authorities seek suspect in attempted kidnapping

Moore County Sheriff Lane Carter is requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old child.


Mar. 13, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Judge denies injunction against sheriff, police chief

A judge upheld local law enforcement leaders’ enforcement of the state’s Internet sweepstakes and video gambling ban Monday — denying an injunction request by challengers.

Mar. 07, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Lee homeowners looking at higher insurance rates

Lee County residents may see a 6.8 percent increase in their homeowners insurance costs this summer in light of a settlement agreement signed this week by the state's insurance commissioner.

Mar. 07, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Bill could alter local economic ties with Triangle

A bill now in committee in the N.C. Senate would move Lee County into a new economic region based around Charlotte, with the goal of centralizing decisions about business marketing and recruiting, as well as matters with the N.C. departments of commerce, transportation, and environment.

Mar. 07, 2013 @ 04:57 AM

Hugs system adds new security layer to infant patient safety

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital has added a new layer of security to its Women & Children’s Services unit to help ensure the safety of its youngest patients.

Mar. 07, 2013 @ 04:56 AM

MOORE COUNTY: 'HopeFest' unites musicians and community to benefit children’s camps

HopeFest is a brand new “grass roots” event bringing together popular Christian musicians, churches, community businesses and other friends to benefit the boys and girls living at Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina’s (BCH) Cameron Boys Camp and Camp Duncan.

Feb. 21, 2013 @ 09:35 PM

Meat inspection furloughs could come as surprise for some locals

If the USDA stops its meat and poultry inspections for two weeks, as the agency’s director has said could happen, the move will come as a surprise to many local farmers, processors and retailers whose livelihoods depend on consumers’ love of burgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets and much more.