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.

May 24 – 30 is North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week

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