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Adopted NC boy spends his birthday finding forever homes for others kids
ABERDEEN, NC (WTVD) — It’s a Christmas memory that will live on for years to come: A teen girl from Ukraine finds her forever home in the United States. But the story actually starts with a 9-year-old North Carolina boy named Grady Bartholf.
Pinehurst Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
A Pinehurst man was arrested on Thursday after officers executed a search warrant at a home on Van Buren Lane in Pinehurst. James Christopher Davis, 33, has been charged with 14 counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and 14 counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He w
Moore County Offers Southern Small Town Experience to Visiting Canadian Golf Writers
Four Canadian golf writers representing the Toronto Sun, Flagstick Magazine and other media outlets visited the Sandhills recently, as part of a statewide familiarization trip coordinated by Visit North Carolina.
Police: Southern Pines Man Broke Into National Guardsmen’s Cars During Hurricane
A Southern Pines man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into multiple vehicles during Hurricane Florence. The vehicles belonged to visiting members of the National Guard, according to a news release issued Thursday by the Southern Pines Police Department. The guardsmen were in town to provide “
2 indicted, 34 cleared in Hoke County payroll fraud investigation
HOKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- After months of investigations, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation found that there was not widespread payroll fraud in Wake County. However, two former government employees were indicted for fraud.
Farrell Appointed to Fill Vacancy on Pinehurst Council
The Pinehurst Village Council voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to appoint Jack Farrell to fill a vacancy among its ranks. After spending the day interviewing 12 applicants, council members took a recess to select their top three choices with weighted scores -- 15 points for first, 10 for second
Village Breaks Ground on $4.9 Million Community Center
The idea of what was then called a recreation center in Pinehurst was conceived as part of the village’s first comprehensive long-range plan in 2003. The center made its debut in village’s five-year capital outlay plan three years later, but it kept getting pushed aside for other needs over the last
How Did Those Flags Get Started?
Almost four years ago, Pinehurst Public Services Director Walt Morgan had a patriotic idea. Morgan, a veteran himself, envisioned lining village streets with American flags to acknowledge various holidays and honor those who served.
The story behind the decorated tree on Highway 220 North
ROCKINGHAM — Among the barren trees along Hwy. 220 North heading towards Ellerbe stands a small green tree festively decorated with ornaments, a red bell, garland and a large ornament that reads “Merry Christmas.” The man behind the tree, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he saw the tree about a
The North Carolina Election Fraud Scandal Keeps Getting Worse
The midterms were a month and a half ago, but the fight’s not over in North Carolina, where Republican House candidate Mark Harris’ 9th District election campaign is under investigation over allegations that an aide kept absentee ballots from being returned. Harris beat his opponent, Democrat Dan Mc
Best new course you can play of 2018: Pinehurst Resort No. 4
Planting your peg on the first tee of a great new course is like waking up on Christmas morning. You may have some idea about the gifts that await, but the surprise is half the fun. As each hole unfolds, it’s akin to unwrapping one present at a time. Each hole, and course, is different, and that’s w
Two charged in Scotland County murder
Scotland County, N. C. (WPDE) — Karlis Morman and Johnathan Ulyssess Cantron are each charged in the murder of Brandon Brooks, according to Captain Jessica Sadonikov with the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.
The Hidden Mountain Park In North Carolina You’ll Want To Spend More Time In
We live in a big state with a multitude of hidden gems only the locals know about, and this charming mountain park is one of them! (Here are 10 more!) The next time you’re in or near Cashiers, be sure to check out this 13-acre park carved right into the middle of the community. Locals and seasonal r
Southern Pines Council Approves School Design
Architectural plans for a new 800-student elementary school in the Morganton Park North development were green-lighted by the Southern Pines Town Council on Tuesday. The design calls to mind a traditional Georgian style schoolhouse with red brick exterior walls and nine-over-nine windows; however, a
North Carolina elementary teacher dies at school during a fire drill
An elementary teacher died Thursday after falling ill during a fire drill at school. Kim Hunter Daugherty, a fifth-grade teacher, died from an undisclosed medical emergency about 10:30 a.m. with a school nurse in attendance, said James Bunch, assistant superintendent of Perquimans County Schools. Sh
Two sentenced in murder of 23-year-old York County father
YORK COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Two men were sentenced by a York County judge on Wednesday in the April shooting death of a man in Rock Hill. [ 19-year-old arrested, charged with murder in York County shooting ]
Man seriously injured in Southern Pines crash
Southern Pines, N.C. — A man was seriously injured after a single-vehicle accident in Southern Pines early Thursday. The man was pinned under an SUV that had overturned on Midland Road near US Highway 1.
Aberdeen Adopts System Development Fee Schedule
Keeping an eye on expansion costs for future water and sewer needs, Aberdeen town leaders approved a schedule for system development fees on Monday. The sliding scale structure complies with House Bill 436, passed by the North Carolina General Assembly during the 2017 session, which gives utility pr
Sheriff’s Office Advising Residents "Not to Panic" About Bomb Threat Emails
Bomb threats emailed to government offices and other places across Moore County "do not appear to be credible," the Sheriff's Offie said in an advisory on Thursday afternoon. According to the advisory, the Sheriff's Office has fielded "numerous complaints" about the threatening emails, which have be
Welcome home: 9-year-old boy helps Ukraine teen find forever home in Aberdeen
ABERDEEN, N.C. (WTVD) -- It's a Christmas memory that will live on for years to come: A teen girl from Ukraine finds her forever home in the United States. But the story actually starts with a 9-year-old boy named Grady Bartholf.