The Moore County Literacy Council is a community-based adult education organization that provides free basic literacy, English as a Second Language, and GED instruction to adults throughout Moore County. We train volunteers to work with adults one-to-one to help them reach their educational goals. Volunteers do not need any teaching experience in order to be trained as a tutor.

Kaylee Hall has wanted to work as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital ever since seeing her now 3-year-old cousin there as a newborn.

Five members of the Moore County Wildlife Conservation Club Youth Rifle Team recently competed in and won a national standard 3-position air rifle match at the Lee County JROTC Tri Meet held on the campus of Lee County High School on March 5, 2016.

Pictured: Stacy Martin, a housekeeper at The Coventry on the St. Joseph of the Pines campus in Southern Pines, distributes pens to St. John Paul II Catholic School students who visited April 21st to help employees and residents build the walls for Martin’s Habitat for Humanity home. After writing notes on the posts that will go into the walls, students swung hammers.

Southern Pines - After starting the week off with a sold out prom scheduled for this weekend that caused untold frustration for many local students and parents, Pinecrest High School has responded finding a way for additional students to be able to attend the upcoming event.

Southern Pines - With the 2016 Pinecrest Prom only days away many students are in for a giant let down as the Sold Out sign has gone up for those still wanting tickets for this year’s event.

Southern Pines - Saturday, April 16th, the MS North Carolina Senior America Pageant was the center of excitement for ten beautiful and talented senior ladies from the state of North Carolina at Owens Auditorium in Southern Pines.

Pinehurst - Please join Chief Phipps in congratulating Master Patrol Officer Joe Whitlock as the Performer of the Quarter at the Pinehurst Police Department for January through March 2016. MPO. Whitlock was nominated and awarded for the following reasons:

By William R. Toler - Richmond County Daily Journal

Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced today that this week is National Telecommunicators Week. “It’s an opportunity for us to honor the heroes who work behind the scene directing our emergency personnel to emergencies throughout Moore County,” said Sheriff Godfrey.

The board of advisors of the Moore County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for projects funded from its community fund, according to Betsy Best, board president.

SD Holdings Continues to Expand its North Carolina Footprint with Pinecrest Plaza Location in Southern Pines

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has a 25-year veteran of the agency as its new acting director. Governor Pat McCrory named Janie Sutton to that position Friday. Sutton had most recently been serving as deputy director of the agency. She replaces B.W. Collier, who retired as SBI director effective April 1st.

Linda Piechota, Treasurer (near) and Judith Sams, President, of the Sandhills Exchange Community Association visited the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange on Wednesday, March 30th.

After careful consideration of a highly qualified candidate pool, the Village of Pinehurst and Fire Chief Carlton Cole are pleased to announce that Tony Reynolds will be promoted to Captain for the Village of Pinehurst Fire Department, effective March 30, 2016.

26 nonprofit and educational organizations receive grants for economic and workforce development initiatives