U.S. Open at Pinehurst: How will residents be impacted?

U.S. Open at Pinehurst: How will residents be impacted?

he village of Pinehurst plans to continue with business as usual. Businesses will be open, and residential services, such as trash pick up, will continue on the regular schedule. Some parks and recreation facilities may have limited or no parking. The Village Center will have 3-hour parking restrictions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and officials say time limits will be strictly enforced. Street parking will also be prohibited on roads close to Pinehurst, including Azalea Road, Campbell Road, Cherokee Road, Chinquapin Road, Community Road, Craig Road, Dalyrmple Road, Dundee Road, Everett Road, Fields Road, Kelly Road, Laurel Road, Magnolia…
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Athlete of the Week: Janie Spicer

Athlete of the Week: Janie Spicer

Janie Spicer is a senior for the Union Pines’ girls’ lacrosse team and a previous Athlete of the Week winner after helping lead the Vikings to an undefeated season and their first-ever state championship. Spicer won the Most Valuable Player award in the title game, as well as the NCHSAA Sportsmanship Award. The accolades keep coming. Spicer was just awarded one of the NCHSAA’s Heart of a Champion awards for the 2023-24 school year, which recognizes athletes who exemplify outstanding citizenship and sportsmanship on the field and in their community. Spicer will continue her athletic career at Winthrop, where she…
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Hundreds of students participate in local high school graduations

Hundreds of students participate in local high school graduations

Congrats to all graduates! Pinecrest High School Acevedo, Anahi Rose Alford, Lou Alice Mishell Allbrooks, Donelle Shauntis' Ambrose, Caroline Olivia Andrade Rodriguez, Michelle Archer, Sarah Paulina* Ardinger, Nate James Aria, Luke Thomas Arpin, Locke Thomas Arroyo, Yahaira Yicel Arters, Andrew David Attia, Amerah Mahmoud Augustine, Quinn Delaney Ayars, James Matthew Azad, Lahur Hiwa Badgett, Anna Rose Bailey, Brielle Elizabeth Bailey, Sarah Marie Baker, Nathan Ward Baker, Tay'jon Malik Baldwin, Patricia Tichina Shiann Ballard, Allison Nicole Baptist, Jadin Daniel Barber, Stephen Nash Barnett, Chelsea Marie Bartel, Aaron Elijah Bates, Annabelle Virginia Batten, Connor Skyler Harvey Baxley, Nathan Lyle Beane, Chloe Taylor…
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Randolph Communications awards eight scholarships to local students

Randolph Communications awards eight scholarships to local students

ASHEBORO — Randolph Communications has awarded scholarships to eight local high school students as part of its annual scholarship program. The scholarships, each valued at $1,000, aim to support the students’ educational pursuits and encourage them to make positive contributions to their communities. The eight recipients were selected based on their exceptional academic achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to creating positive change in their communities: Jasmine Nichole Moody from Eastern Randolph HS Katherine Grace Oldham from Chatham Central HS Kelsey Deanna Hussey from Chatham Central HS Kristen Ashley Garner from North Moore HS Lauren Rachel Caviness from Chatham Central HS…
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North Moore’s spring sports standouts

North Moore’s spring sports standouts

Two dozen North Moore athletes earned all-conference honors for the spring sports season this year. Here’s a look at the Mustangs who took home hardware. Mid-Carolina 1A/2A Spring Sports 2024 All-Conference teams Boys’ tennis: Caleb Cockman—The senior had a 7-5 singles record at the number-two spot for the Mustangs, according to MaxPreps’ statistics. Luke Gibbons—The junior played first singles for North Moore, posting five wins. He was also part of the school’s number-one doubles team, going 8-4. Colton Freeman—The junior earned five wins at 3-singles and also teamed with Gibbons as the top doubles duo for the Mustangs. Boys’ golf:…
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Aberdeen woman gets 11 years for fatal crash in Southern Pines

Aberdeen woman gets 11 years for fatal crash in Southern Pines

CARTHAGE — Margaret Marie Davis of Aberdeen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated felony death by motor vehicle in Moore County Superior Court in April, Moore County District Attorney Michael K. Hardin announced Tuesday. Davis was involved in a fatal traffic collision on Sept. 27, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Ashe Street and Indiana Avenue in Southern Pines. According to the announcement, Davis, operating a Mazda 6 sedan, was traveling at about 60 mph in a 35 mph zone when she ran a stop sign and struck a Jeep Cherokee SUV driven by Jerry Wilson,…
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The O’Neal School — Class of 2024

The O’Neal School — Class of 2024

The O’Neal School — Class of 2024 Commencement will be at 9am on Friday at Owens Auditorium of the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center at Sandhills Community College. Congratulations to all the graduates! Charles Kuzma — Valedictorian Lauren Kuhn — Salutatorian Caroline Acker Jacob Bates Aidan Blackwell Louis Blackwell Noah Blocklinger Savannah Campbell Summer Compton Mia Franco Luke Harper Honor Hicks Lauren Hobbs Brennan Hodges Mary Grace Huntley Reily Johnson Nicholas Joyce Tamiya Judd Boyd Kenny Audrey Kim William Kitchens Sahara Kokott JP Lee Clayton Manning Maxwell Martin Alex Martin Olivia Maxwell Robert Mays Katie McCloskey Quinn Mitchell Richard Mullis Tylar…
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Two local players head to NCAA baseball tournament

Two local players head to NCAA baseball tournament

The NCAA baseball tournament starts this weekend, and a pair of graduates from county high schools will be competing to make the College World Series in Omaha. Ten local players were on a college baseball team at some level this season. Two of them are still standing as the tourney shifts into gear at 16 sites around the nation. RJ Sales, a member of Pinecrest’s class of 2021, will be leading UNC Wilmington into the tournament. Sales, who won conference player of the year while leading the Patriots to the Sandhills Conference championship as a senior, is a redshirt sophomore…
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Moore volunteer fire depts. receive more than $14K in grants

Moore volunteer fire depts. receive more than $14K in grants

The North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal announced the recipients of the 2024 Volunteer Fire Department Fund, also known as Fire Grant, on May 15. Two departments in Moore County received more than $14,000 between them. Eastwood Fire was awarded $11,200 and Westmoore Fire received $3,068. The money will go towards new equipment and must be paired with matching funds. "Fire and rescue organizations protect our communities large and small across North Carolina, but sometimes their budgets don't grow with their responsibilities," stated Brian Taylor, State Fire Marshal in the announcement. "Our emergency service personnel should be supported with…
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