News: Moore County

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.

Oct. 04, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Cameron readies for antiques fair

Today and Saturday, the usually sleepy town of Cameron will have as many antique dealers as permanent residents when the Cameron Antiques Street Fair gears up for the fall edition of the semiannual event.

Oct. 03, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Voucher meeting to look at options, opportunities

Parents of school-age children from around the area will have the chance tonight to learn more about new scholarships for their students to attend private school or get therapy for special needs.

Oct. 02, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Shutdown brings uncertainty

With the federal government now in a partial shutdown, and hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed, certain effects will be felt in Central Carolina, while the region will avoid others.

Oct. 02, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Locals to tackle trash during N.C. Big Sweep

Volunteers across the state, including those from Central Carolina, will join efforts to clean area streets, waterways and parks this Saturday for the annual North Carolina Big Sweep.

Oct. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Locals share full spectrum of views on Obamacare

The insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, become available today, giving people who don't get health benefits from work, or who want another option, until the end of March to pick out a plan or be fined by the federal government.

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Lee health educator logs last day on job

After nearly a decade as education supervisor for the Lee County Health Department, Sandra Boyd will begin a new position as a regional sickle cell educator and counselor Monday.

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.