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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
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
Triangle chefs to compete for 1981 Jeep at Cooking for a Classic
The chefs and dates for next year's tasty Cooking for a Classic foodie competitions have been announced. Now in its third year, Cooking for a Classic brings together eight top Triangle chefs. Held over a two-week span starting Feb. 25 and ending March 11, the chefs compete against each other in a br
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.
North Carolina Open Thread
NORTH CAROLINA OPEN THREAD for Sunday, December 16, 2018. This is a weekly feature of North Carolina Blue. We hope this regular platform gives readers interested in North Carolina politics a place to share their knowledge, insight and inspiration as we work on taking back our state from some of the
Notebook: Silver Foils Compete on No. 1
Pinehurst: The Silver Foils played on the back nine of course No. 1 Nov. 21, and the game was two best balls of the foursome. Diane Tate, Debbie Hockman, Cheri Guidice and Vicki Bowles were the winners.
College basketball rankings: Gonzaga drops to No. 7 in Top 25 And 1 after double-digit loss at North Carolina
When Mark Few committed to playing in the Maui Invitational, committed to playing at North Carolina and Creighton, committed to a neutral-court showdown with Tennessee, he did so under the assumption his leading returning scorer, Killian Tillie, would be available. But Tillie had ankle surgery in th
The Cinnamon Rolls From This North Carolina General Store Will Spoil You For Life
Cinnamon rolls are a universal delight that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. But if you want one from this country store in North Carolina you’d better plan on arriving early in the day. The bakery at Todd Mercantile, located in Todd, makes cinnamon rolls that will spoil you for ever finding a
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 “
The year’s brightest comet streaks by North Carolina this weekend
The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower‘s display of green fireballs. Comet 46P/Wirtanen began brightening in November, but it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday and be visible with the naked eye. The com
Hot offense guides North Carolina past No. 4 Gonzaga
CHAPEL HILL — After an 0-for-5 start from behind the arc on Saturday at home, the North Carolina basketball team looked like it was going to revert to the team that struggled shooting the ball.
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
Former Rockingham quarterback Lonnie Galloway named UNC assistant coach
CHAPEL HILL – Lonnie Galloway, a 1989 graduate of Rockingham County High School, and former quarterback on the Cougars football team, was one of three new hires on University of North Carolina head football coach Mack Brown’s coaching staff on Tuesday.
Hamlet man molested child of guest, warrants say
HAMLET — A Hamlet man has been charged with committing a sex act on the child of someone staying at his home. Howard McLauren, 47, of Hylan Avenue, and his girlfriend allowed a relative of the girlfriend’s and her 4-year-old child to stay at their home when McLauren allegedly committed a lewd and la
Carthage Elementary Rises to Pet Responsibility Challenge
On a brisk, sunny, November afternoon, a team of Pet Responsibility Committee (PRC) volunteers waited for the fourth-graders at Carthage Elementary School to gather in the outside auditorium in Nancy Kiser Park, next to the school, for a very special “assembly,” designed to celebrate all that the st
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.
Huge fire erupts on North Carolina highway after tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gas crashes
A large tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline reportedly hit an icy part of the road on I-73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, which sent the vehicle flying. The tractor-trailer flipped onto its side, igniting a massive fire that forced officials to close portions of the highway Thursday mo
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.
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
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