Collecting New & Gently Used Children’s Books Until June 30th

Roles Include Disaster Response For House Fires

A makeshift roadside memorial has come to life along NC Highway 211 in memory of 23 year old Steven Markel McGregor after he was struck down by a hit and run driver Friday morning.

May 15 – 21 is North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week

Carthage - Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced today that he intends to retire on May 31st. Sheriff Godfrey stated “I will celebrate my 65th birthday later this month. I have devoted approximately 43 years of my life in law enforcement serving the citizens of Moore County and the State of North Carolina. I have had a very rewarding career and look forward to enjoying retirement. This decision will enable me to spend more time with my family, my church and on projects that benefit our community.

Southern Pines - The Southern Pines Police Department is pleased to announce the Employee of the Quarter Award for the 1st Quarter of 2016. This award recognizes police department employees who have provided exemplary service to the community, or performed in a manner worthy of recognition. This award is the result of a peer nomination and action by the supervisory and leadership team of the Southern Pines Police Department.

A North Carolina National Guard M1A1 Abrams tank crew with Charlie Company 1-252 AR, 30th ABCT - NCARNG - "Old Hickory!" based in Southern Pines won the prestigious 2016 Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition last week held at Fort Benning, Georgia. This is a competition that saw 16 crews from the US Army, the US Marines and the Canadian Army competing for the title of the best tank crew.

Photo by William R. Toler with the Richmond Daily Journal of Raleigh attorney James Hash, left, and paralegal Melodie Rinker standing in the Richmond County Judicial Center following a public auction where Hash, representing BK Rock Holdings, placed a $3 million credit bid on Rockingham Speedway.

Jeremy Newton, 18, a senior at Union Pines High School, was awarded the Eagle rank, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

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.

Aberdeen - Friday April 20th Sergeant Jeff Allen of the Aberdeen Police Department graduated from the Paul Cash Leadership and Management course at Randolph Community College.

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.