News: Moore County

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Another arctic blast lashes region

If you don’t absolutely have to go anywhere today, don’t even try to leave your house.

Feb. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Clay Aiken to run for Congress in North Carolina

Former "American Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" runner-up Clay Aiken joined another high-profile contest Wednesday — this one to get elected to Congress in his native North Carolina.

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Weather makeup days announced

Lee County Schools will hold winter weather makeup days for students in most schools by extending three days that had been planned as early release days to full days.

Feb. 04, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Locals advised to 'capture the moment' as U.S. Open nears

This year's United States Open Championships will be more important for Moore County and the surrounding region than ever before, according to Moore County's economic development leader.

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Eateries game for Super Bowl

For many, Super Bowl Sunday conjures images of friends and family packed onto living room couches, gorging on wings, dips and other foods piled in front of them. For others, it’s just another day to clean up around the house or do errands.

Jan. 31, 2014 @ 09:31 PM

Men of Note

What began as five men in the Pinecrest Inn’s piano bar has turned into a 40-member chorus dedicated to musical fellowship and helping children in need.

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Forecast calls for warm-up

People living on country roads likely have been wondering when their streets will be cleared of snow and ice by the yellow vehicles servicing other roads around town.

Jan. 29, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Local Closings

Area School Closings

Jan. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

STATE: N.C.'s lower unemployment rate spurs optimism locally

The unemployment rate in North Carolina remained above average last month but is dropping faster than the national rate, according to government data released Tuesday — prompting one local official to predict that the downward trend would also hold true for Lee County.

Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Schools, others take wait-and-see approach to winter weather threat

As forecasts of snow remained varied on how many inches might actually fall in the area, school districts and local governments were still waiting to announce cancellations until late Tuesday or even early this morning.

Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Hazardous snow expected to linger

Area drivers are urged to exercise caution — especially during the early morning and nighttime hours — while negotiating Lee County's wintry roads.

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.