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Bill Aims to Legalize ‘Casino Night’ Events for Nonprofits

State Rep. Jamie Boles has again filed legislation that would allow nonprofit fundraising events featuring casino-style games and alcohol. The Southern Pines Republican’s action comes about a week after GOP lawmakers renewed their criticism of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper for vetoing a similar bill in


NC Superior Court judge strikes down voter ID, income tax constitutional amendments

RALEIGH -- A North Carolina judge has voided constitutional amendments approved by voters in Novemberrequiring photo identification to vote in person and capping the state income tax rate.


Moore County to offer antibiotics after whooping cough found in schools

CARTHAGE — Moore County health officials will offer antibiotics to students and staff members affected by an outbreak of whooping cough Thursday and Friday, the county health department said.


Dem in disputed North Carolina race says he'll run for special election

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in the contested race for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, announced Friday that he will run in a special election to fill the undecided seat.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution as Part of Florida Sex Trafficking Crackdown

(JUPITER, Fla.) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor.


Moore County Leaders Convene Discussion on Highway Corridors

The term “inevitable” is usually in the same sentence when future growth is discussed in Moore County. Population projections and historical data both indicate that more people are coming — and with them will be more businesses and more demands for infrastructure.


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


Moore County man accused of starving horses

MOORE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Moore County man has been arrested after an investigation into reported cruelty towards animals in the Robbins area. On Feb. 18, deputies with the Moore County Sheriff's Office Animal Services arrested 30-year-old Johnny Baxter McCaskill Jr., of Seagrove, North Carolin


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Publix: We Don’t Have a Moore Site

Florida-based Publix says it does not have plans for a grocery store in Moore County right now. “We do not have a planned location for Pinehurst or Moore County,” Kim Reynolds, media and community relations manager for Publix Super Markets’ Charlotte division, said in an email to The Pilot Monday af


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


Search underway for inmate who escaped from North Carolina prison

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities are looking for an inmate accused of escaping from a North Carolina prison. WJZY reported that 22-year-old Jeremy Keith Fincannon went missing Thursday morning from the Rutherford Correctional Center.


Robeson County deputies arrest 3, seize drugs, firearm

RED SPRINGS, S.C. (WPDE) — Deputies with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office have arrested three people and seized various drugs and a firearm following two search warrants Thursday, according to a release.


North Carolina officials calling for new election in 9th district

The North Carolina officials are calling for a new election in the ninth Congressional district after investigation allegations of ballot fraud. NBC’s Steve Kornacki joins Stephanie Ruhle to talk about how this special election could make history.


Salisbury Police investigating shooting in West End

SALISBURY — A man who was shot Monday night in the West End community is not cooperating with the investigation, according to the Salisbury Police Department. The man went to the emergency room at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center after being shot in the stomach, a police report said.


North Carolina Man Sentenced To 40 Years For 2014 killing Of Roommate In St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS — A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his roommate more than four years ago has been handed a 40-year prison sentence with credit for time already served, Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced Friday.


3 arrested, 3 wanted in large-scale rash of Scotland Co. crimes

LAURINBURG, NC (WBTW) – Authorities have busted up a burglary enterprise, arresting three men and identifying three others. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office said the multiple arrests are part of an ongoing criminal enterprise involving at least 31 incidents of cases involving breaking and enteri


Greensboro Becomes First City In North Carolina To Have All-Electric Bus Fleet

Governor Roy Cooper and Greensboro city leaders came out to celebrate the city's move to all-electric buses. Six electric buses are already operating throughout the city and four more are on order. The rechargeable buses will save the city up to $350,000 per bus each year.


Bill would ban talking on handheld phone in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Talking on the phone while driving without using hands-free technology could soon cost North Carolina drivers. The bill is called Hands Free N.C. It would make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving.