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Power Outage in Downtown Southern Pines

Approximately 1,000 customers are experiencing a power outage in downtown Southern Pines this evening, including several businesses on Broad Street.

PILOT.COM - 2018-08-18 23:43:00

FirstHealth Says Patients Being Targeted by Scammers

FirstHealth of the Carolinas is warning patients of an identity theft scam.According to an advisory issued Friday by the hospital chain, patients and their family "have been contacted on the phone or in person by scammers requesting confidential information." The scammers are posing as FirstHealth e

PILOT.COM - 2018-08-17 21:17:00

At Pebble Beach, Nicklaus Recalls Pinehurst No. 2

He was just another dad watching his son play.He had ambled about 100 yards ahead of the group, holding an umbrella in his left hand as he steadily moved up the steep climb to reach the crest of the majestic sixth hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links. It’s one of the most breathtaking spots in golf, with

PILOT.COM - 2018-08-18 18:39:00

Fort Bragg-area residents to 'hear and feel' explosions this weekend, officials say

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) - Fayetteville and Fort Bragg area residents can expect to "hear and feel" explosions this weekend, as a certain kind of mine clearing training returns to the area after a 20-year absence, officials say.

CBS17.COM - 2018-08-18 00:50:29

Community Health Survey to Begin Monday in Moore County

Dr. Michael Pritchett, a pulmonary and critical care physician with Pinehurst Medical Clinic, in the Reid Heart Center at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. The most recent Community Health Needs Assessment identified heart disease as one of the five biggest health problems in Moore County.PHOTOGR

PILOT.COM - 2018-08-17 22:02:00

Moore Animal Center Participating in 'Clear the Shelter' Event

The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Moore County Shelter, 5235 U.S. Highway 15-501 in Carthage.


Southern Pines Honors Officer of the Quarter

Hubbard was selected due to his diligence, tenacity, professionalism and self-motivation investigating serious felony incidents and other violations of the law, which occurred during the second quarter of 2018. The majority of these investigations were initiated by Hubbard, which included:


Teenager arrested for assault | Laurinburg Exchange

JonesLAURINBURG — A 17-year-old Laurinburg teenager was arrested Thursday after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.The 21-year-old girlfriend reported the assault at the police department, according to Assistant Chief Terry Chavis. The victim told police the assault happened at her residence on Nic

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-08-17 17:15:00

The future comes to the Wagram Prison | Laurinburg Exchange

WAGRAM — Growing Change, which is refurbishing the old Wagram Prison, got a visit from the 22nd century on Friday.

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-08-17 20:44:00

County Gets Good News on Bond Rating

A leading financial bond-rating agency has raised Moore County’s score, welcome news for county officials as they prepare for the first sale of voter-approved bonds.“Moore County leadership feels the rating improvement is well-deserved and is very appreciative of Standard and Poor’s recognition of M


Lawsuit from Cape Fear HS student shot at school has been settled :: WRAL.com

Fayetteville, N.C.— A lawsuit filed against Cumberland County Schools by a former student who was nearly killed in a school shooting in 2011 has been settled, the school board’s lawyer said Friday.

WRAL - 2018-08-17 21:34:25

Four Moore County deputies return to active duty following fatal officer-involved shooting :: WRAL.com

By Alfred Charles, Online Managing EditorAberdeen, N.C.— Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced Tuesday that the deputies who were placed on desk duty after a fatal officer-involved shooting last month will be returned to active duty following an internal review that found the officers did not


Deputies: Fayetteville man assaulted 5-year-old with cellphone charger :: WRAL.com

Farmarris Keon Briggs, 39, was arrested Friday and charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

WRAL - 2018-08-17 20:23:57

2-mile long train stuck on tracks blocks intersections in downtown Fayetteville :: WRAL.com

According to Fayetteville police, the train is currently blocking the intersections of Blount, Rankin, Russell, Franklin, Hay, State Route 210, Moore, Chance, Cumberland and Ramsey streets. Officials do not know when the tracks will be clear.


Police Beat: Aug. 17

SANFORD POLICE DEPARTMENTCommercial burglary report in the 800 block of Wicker Street in which loose change, a chainsaw and antique gun were stolen and recovered.Ernest Demonte Smith Jr., 20, of 106 W. Chisholm St., Sanford, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of failure to appear.


Wind splits, fells old tree in town | Laurinburg Exchange

On Wednesday night, one of the large trees in front of First Capital Bank on Laurinburg’s Main Street split and fell into the parking lot, blocking the exit from the bank.


Section of N.C. 71 to be closed for work | Robesonian

LUMBERTON — A section of N.C. 71 near Maxton will be closed for most of the coming week so a pipe beneath the roadway can be replaced.The section will be closed to both lanes of traffic starting at 7 a.m. Monday until 4 p.m. Friday, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.The detour will


Man accused of using minor in drug sale | Robesonian

Gabriel Landen Jacobs, 20, of 8835 N.C. 72, was arrested on Tuesday for employing or intentionally using a minor to commit a drug law violation, being in possession of marijuana paraphernalia and felony possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana, according to court records. The UNCP Cam


Sports-themed restaurant planned for November opening

Coach’s Neighborhood Grill could open in Sanford as early as mid-November, owner William Hodge said Tuesday.The restaurant is moving into the space on South Horner Boulevard formerly occupied by Toots Restaurant. Toots opened in August 2017 and operated for about 10 months before it was raided in Ap


Fugitive found hiding in Fayetteville home :: WRAL.com

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Delton Monroe, 33, of Raeford, was indicted on federal firearms and narcotics trafficking charges, but had eluded authorities since March 7.