News: Moore County

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.

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.