Join in for the 1st Annual Art & Antique Festival that will be held on the newly established McDonald Artisan Farm in Aberdeen, NC.

Laura Douglass pictured at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines' 2015 Annual Meeting, Wilmington, N.C., March 14, 2015.

The West End Fire & Rescue department took delivery Saturday of a new fire engine. The first new Engine purchased by the department since 1994, the new vehicle was made possible by a private donation of over $100,000.00 by the estate of Alvern Specht. The fire department used a low interest USDA loan to pay for the remaining cost.

Pictured is Southern Pines resident Harper Cook and his son William as they pose with one of the minions outside McDonalds.

Pinehurst Police Chief Earl Phipps announced that Officer Randy Chappell has been named as the Department's Performer of the Quarter.

The Moore Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to announce two scholarship winners for 2015:

Volunteer Where Your Time Meets History

Pinehurst Fire Chief Carlton Cole is pleased to recognize Master Firefighter Jason Cole with the Pinehurst Fire Department for receiving certification from the NC Fire and Rescue Commission as a Fire/Arson Investigator.

Amount awarded includes funds for victims who have yet to come forward in the case alleging sexual harassment of participants in federal housing program

The North Carolina Justice Academy is proud to announce that Christina Lynn Ricks of the Aberdeen Police Department recently completed the Traffic Enforcement & Investigation Certificate Program at the Academy. Sergeant Ricks is the two hundred forty third (243) officer to receive this certificate since the program's inception in 1999.

The Whispering Pines Thrift Shop Governing Board approved the recommendations of the Allocations Committee to award $20,000.00 to organizations whose mission it is to serve and assist others in Moore County. The driving principle for decision making is to address areas of community need that is greatest and most urgent.

Southern Pines, NC (June 3, 2015) – As the school year nears its end, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Sandhills is announcing the 8th Annual STOP SUMMER HUNGER Campaign, presented by BASF and NetApp, has officially launched.

Pictured from left to right Xena Gray, Sierra Stefanelli, Girl Scouts CEO Lisa Jones, and Charisma Parham

Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced that Captain Charles Darrin Ritter retired from the Moore County Sheriff's Office on Friday, May 29th, 2015. Captain Ritter served 30 years in Law Enforcement with thirteen of those years working in the narcotics division with the Sheriff's Office.

(Raleigh, N.C.) Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines congratulates Sara Feggeler of Pinehurst, N.C. for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

Local, County, and State emergency officials held a Hazardous Materials Incident Drill Saturday morning in rural Moore County near the Lee County line simulating an accident involving chemicals related to fracking operations used to recover underground gas. The multi-agency training event was held on Haw Branch Road at the intersection with Rascob Road from 9:00 AM until just after 12:00 noon.