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Laurinburg lumber company expansion will add 46 jobs

LAURINBURG - Edwards Wood Products, a Marshville-based company, will open a new sawmill creating 46 jobs in Scotland County. The state commerce department made the announcement in a news release Tuesday afternoon. The jobs will average $42,391, about $8,000 higher than the average Scotland County wa

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-19 17:32:51

Man on trial for Bennettsville prison murder

Phillip Stackhouse, 35, is on trial this week at the Marlboro County Courthouse for the murder of an inmate last February at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville, according to Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers. Phillip Antonio Stackhouse was an inmate at the prison when deputies said h

WPDE.COM - 2017-09-18 10:26:50

Aberdeen man charged with sexual assault on 13-year-old

CARTHAGE - An Aberdeen man is accused of sexually assault a 13-year-old girl, the Moore County Sheriff's Office said. John D. Campbell, 30, of the 200 block of Dewey Drive in Aberdeen, was charged Wednesday with statutory sexual offense and taking indecent liberties with a child. The investigation b

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-18 20:40:50

Three enter special election for Carolina Forest's S.C. representative

Three candidates have filed to fill the General Assembly seat left open by former S.C. Rep. Mike Ryhal, R-Horry, who resigned this year. Ryhal said in his resignation letter in August that he was leaving due to family issues. He had served since 2014. Tim McGinnis, Adam Miller and Dwyer Scott will f

MYRTLEBEACHONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 23:57:00

Public Weighs in on DOT Plans

A public input session on the proposed multi-million dollar road improvement projects planned along U.S. 15/501 and U.S. 1 attracted a crowd of nearly 250 on Monday. Coordinated by the state's Department of Transportation with support from consulting firm Kimley-Horn, the purpose of the meeting was

PILOT.COM - 2017-09-19 02:38:00

Monday Meeting Scheduled by DOT to Hear Public Comment on Highway Projects

It's been a busy and productive year for road planning efforts. With a massive improvement of U.S. 1 and U.S. 15-501 scheduled to begin construction in two years, the state Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is taking substantive steps to gather feedback before the final design is crafted. To soli

PILOT.COM - 2017-09-18 17:06:00

Run Gives Cancer Survivor Chance at an Old Goal

April Stewart had never done a breast self-exam until one of her two daughters told her about a high school class discussion about breast health. Although Stewart was only 35 and had no family history of breast cancer, the conversation with her daughter encouraged her to do a self-exam. The lump she

PILOT.COM - 2017-09-19 20:14:00

County Commits to Financing Plan for Two Schools and Courthouse

County commissioners agreed Tuesday afternoon to proceed with financing construction of two schools and a new courthouse with bonds that do not require voter approval. Those three projects are estimated to cost $105.3 million, though the county expects to scale back the size of a new courthouse and

PILOT.COM - 2017-09-20 00:36:00

Man and Woman of the Year: Foundation to Honor Wright, McMurray

Earl Wright and Konni McMurray might be Moore County Community Foundation's Man and Woman of the Year, but they each have a much longer history of service to the community. Along with awarding grants to community agencies each year, the foundation recognizes those who "really have exhibited a care a

PILOT.COM - 2017-09-19 19:41:00

Weymouth's Great Expression: 'Talking the Darkness Away'

Robin Smith, now executive director at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, in Southern Pines, is also the granddaughter of Sam Ragan, a North Carolina poet laureate, former, owner, publisher and editor of The Pilot, former executive editor of The News & Observer and the first Secretary

PILOT.COM - 2017-09-18 20:04:00

Military InStep calendar for Sunday, Sept. 17

Things to do Renaissance Fair: Today at Smith Lake Recreation Area. Elizabethan-themed festival features jousting, music, history, magicians. Food vendors on site. Gates open at 10 a.m. Admission is $10 per car, cash only. No pets. Celebrate the Life of Gen. George C. Marshall: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.,

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-17 13:30:00

Scenes from Eats, Beats and Brews in Pinehurst

Eats, Beats and Brews was held Sept. 15 at the Pinehurst Arboretum. This free, family-friendly event included food trucks and craft brews by Southern Pines Brewing Company and Four Saints Brewing Company. Smaller attendees enjoyed inflatables, lawn games and the antics of a roving performer. Childre

PILOT.COM - 2017-09-19 20:23:00

Jaclyn Shambaugh: Pinehurst travel baseball team wins at Cooperstown

The Knights won 11 games in a row to win the Cooperstown tournament. Jaclyn Shambaugh Staff writer @jaclynshambaugh The Akadema Knights, based out of Pinehurst, played a lot of baseball in Cooperstown last month. In a week's time, the Knights, then a 12-and-under team, played six games in pool play

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-18 23:20:50

Need to know for Tuesday, Sept. 19

1. Coffee with a Cop: The Department of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University, National Association of Black in Criminal Justice and Starbucks have partnered for a panel discussion titled, "Coffee With A Cop," on Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shaw Auditorium on campus. 2. Out of Sight fun

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-19 09:31:00

Pinehurst Veteran Honored in Publication

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Dale Springer of Pinehurst has been named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles. Springer was noted for achievements and leadership qualities in professional and personal life. Having served since 1952, Spri

PILOT.COM - 2017-09-17 02:16:00

International theme comes to Where's The Truck at Festival Park on Wednesday

Where's The Truck in Festival Park on Wednesday will feature an international theme. Themes for the final seven weeks began last week with bacon. They continue through the end of October with a luau Sept. 27, chocolate Oct. 4, fiesta Oct. 11, barbecue wars Oct. 19 and a chili cook-off Oct. 25. Parti

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-18 17:23:15

Roger Mercer: Fortunate is the garden that includes a persimmon tree

Dear Roger: Could you please tell me what kind of tree this is? Thank you. - M. in Hope Mills Dear M: This is a native American persimmon tree. The botanical name is Diospyros virginiana. In my experience, our Sandhills native trees tend to have larger, sweeter fruits than trees native to other regi

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-17 14:00:00

Free smart phones, Wi-Fi help close the 'homework gap' for Cumberland County students

Fayetteville, N.C. - According to Sprint, 70 percent of high school teachers across the country assign homework that requires online connectivity, but more than 5 million families can't get online at home. To "close the gap" in internet access, the Sprint 1 Million Project Activation Fair is grantin

WRAL - 2017-09-19 21:39:00

Speed, alcohol factors in Cumberland County crash that killed driver, injured passenger

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. - A man was killed and a woman was injured following a Cumberland County crash Sunday night, according to WRAL. Highway Patrol troopers said the driver was traveling northbound on Claude Lee Road between Snow Hill and Dock-Bennett Road when he crossed the center line and went

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-18 15:28:43

Donald C. Hokr (1925-2017)

Donald C. Hokr, 91, passed away Sept. 16, 2017 in Hutchinson, Kan. He was born Oct. 15, 1925 in Geneseo, Kan., the son of Charles and Rose (Brashna) Hokr. He married Gladys Marie Kepka Dec. 30, 1947 in Ellsworth, Kan.. He was employed for many years as a salesman in the agriculture industry. Don was

INDYREPNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 20:51:00