Pictured above is Union Pines student Aaron Pies along with his brother Seth, his mother Kathy, and his father Jim at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life held in Pinehurst.

Chief Earl L. Phipps is pleased to announce that Master Patrol Officer Arthur Lee Gatling was selected as Performer of the Quarter for the 1st Quarter of 2015.

A new TownePlace Suites by Marriott will be opening next year in Aberdeen. The owners, McPeake Hotels, announce the new facility under construction will be located at 205 Columbus Drive in Aberdeen (behind Hampton Inn & Suites). With free breakfast and free wi-fi service, along with a business center, TownePlace Suites will comfortably meet the needs of today's discerning traveler.

Don't Miss Out! It's Your Last Chance! Clean out your closet! Get rid of your stuff! It's that time of year again, when Southern Pines Recreation & Parks Department sponsors its ever popular Jr. Flea Market for sellers ages 7-16 years.

The 6th annual Kiwanis Blueberry sale is now underway. The blueberries are grown in Ivanhoe, NC and delivered fresh from the field. A flat of 12 pints costs just $31. Orders and checks must be received by Wednesday, June 3rd.

Kiwanis supporters can pick up their blueberries at Aberdeen Lake Park on Saturday, June 6th from 9 am until 3 pm.

The family of Spencer Walden would like to thank our family and friends for all of their love and support during this difficult time. Saying thanks does not seem enough, so we want to acknowledge the friends, family and community who have helped us in our time of need. Spencer gave us so many good memories and precious moments.

As good as we thought he was as his family, we are amazed by the number of lives he touched, and stories you shared with us about your personal experiences with him. The out pouring of generosity and love has been heartwarming. We have received an abundance of donations and want you all to know we are so very grateful. We intend to pay all our blessings forward by honoring Spencer and the causes he believed in! Our hope is that his spirit will continue to guide you just as it will guide us.

Thank you and many blessings to you all!

The Walden Family
Greg, Mabel and Stefen

Raleigh – Many woodland owners may not realize that their property could be working harder for them and their families, and it all starts with a plan prepared by a forester or other natural-resource professional.

Pictured in photo Sheriff Godfrey, Deputy Kemp and Brook Kemp

Pictured above Ciara McLean Director of Relocation and Corporate Services

Pictured is Dave Berger

Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced today that Operation Medicine Drop was conducted in Moore County on March 21, 2014. Sheriff Godfrey stated that approximately 260,000 dosage units of prescription pills and medications were turned in and collected on Saturday March 21, 2015 in Moore County.

The 2015 Board of Directors for the Pinehurst Business Guild is set. Through voting completed on March 15, 2015, the following 9 Pinehurst business leaders were unanimously elected: Deborah Davis, Caroline Miller, Carole Boxell, Anna Edwards, Dale Shortt, Mike Phillips, Bill Wood, Mark Adel, and Marty McKenzie. At their March 18 meeting the new board elected the following officers: Marty McKenzie, President, Deborah Davis and Dale Shortt as co-President Elect, Mark Adel, Treasurer, with the position of Secretary election tabled to the next meeting.

Pictured above is the location for the new District Attorney's Office at 103 West Saunders Street.

Southern Pines, NC – March 15, 2015 – The Southern Pines Business Association announces its final call for artists and crafters for Springfest on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Vendor spaces have been filing quickly, but a few opportunities remain to exhibit arts and quality crafts.

Emergency workers called to a home where a victim is alone can lose precious minutes trying to gather information about the person's medications, allergies, and illnesses. "File of Life" kits can help.

The Moore Philharmonic Orchestra is now accepting applications for its 2015 student scholarships.