Written By Mr. James Willimas Southern Middle School

Pinehurst Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The award was announced by Butch Browning, president of the NASFM Foundation.

Charlie Riggs discovered pottery after crashing his skateboard into the window of an art department ceramics studio. Now he and his wife, Linda, operate Riggs Pottery near Carthage, and are nationally recognized for their alternative firing techniques.

Susan and Barry Smith, of Smith Pottery outside of Seagrove, have been in the pottery business for 20 of their 28 years of married life. She discovered pottery first, but he quickly developed an interest, and they raised their three children in the pottery tradition.

New Red Cross Blood Donor App Offers Features That Make It Simple, Convenient And Even More Rewarding To Give Blood

We Will Never Forget - Please join the Southern Pines Fire & Rescue Department and the Southern Pines Police Department as they take a moment on Thursday, September 11, 2014 to remember those who lost their lives from and as a result of the tragedies 13 years ago.

Aberdeen, NC – According to the latest "backpack index" released by Huntington Bank, the cost of equipping K-12 public school students for the 2014-2015 school year has jumped as much as 20 percent, one of the largest year-over-year increases in the eight-year history of the Index. This report follows findings of the National Retail Federation's annual survey which found that total spending on back-to-school items is expected to reach $74.9 billion this year—up about 3 percent from $72.5 billion in 2013.

The Village of Pinehurst is preparing Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans and would like your input!

A late night water main break in Aberdeen sent a plume of water shooting more than thirty feet high into the air and far away enough to hit the rooftop of the house on the other side of the street. The incident happened just before 1:00 AM on Woodgreen Lane.

On Friday August 29th members of Cypress Point Fire & Rescue setup in front of the schools in their district with Please Drive Carefully signs as a way of reminding drivers to slow down. The department set up in front of the Vass/Lakeview School in the morning and Crains Creek Middle School along with Cameron Elementary School in the afternoon.

For the second year in a row, the Pinehurst Rotary Club sponsored a program called "Happy Feet". The program was designed to provide new shoes for approximately 100 boy and girl members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills.

The Pinehurst Police Departments Fall Citizens Police Academy will be starting soon.

Calli Brielle McIntyre, of Wagram, NC, was crowned Miss North Carolina Jr. High School America 2015, on August 9th, at Pinecrest High School. Calli will represent North Carolina at the national Miss High School America Pageant to be held in July 2015 in Orlando, FL. There, she has the opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship as well as a touring trip to D.C., a trip to Las Vegas for a photo shoot, and a four day stay at Disney's Swan and Dolphin.

At the Monday night meeting of the Town of Aberdeen Board of Commissioners, Aberdeen Fire Chief Phillip Richardson came before the Board to recognize a recent promotion at the department, as well as the introduction of the two most recent full-time firefighters to join the departments paid staff.

In June of 1999 a happy mother and father were heading out with their newborn son from their Riverbend Community residence, when the mother Travis said she knew something was not right with the 6 week old baby. She got into the back seat with the child and from the CPR training she and her former husband had taken she immediately recognized his lips were blue and that her son was not breathing.

 The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued for a missing Pinebluff woman has been cancelled.

The Pinehurst Fire Department is conducting a Live Fire Training program today and Tuesday. The firefighters are burning 6 multi-unit villas located at the corner of NC Highway 5 and NC Highway 2 in Pinehurst over the two days of training.