Moore power outage being investigated as criminal occurrence

Moore power outage being investigated as criminal occurrence

PINEHURST — The Moore County Sheriff's Office is investigating a mass power outage across the county as a criminal occurrence, the department said on Saturday night. Just after 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, several different communities across Moore County began experiencing power outages. The department said as utility companies began responding to the different substations, evidence was discovered that indicated that intentional vandalism had occurred at multiple sites. Moore County Sheriff’s Deputies and various other law enforcement agencies within the county responded to the different areas and are providing further site security, according to Sheriff Ronnie Fields in a statement.…
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Shannon Davis, Pauline Bruno, Ken Benway elected to Moore County Board of Education

Shannon Davis, Pauline Bruno, Ken Benway elected to Moore County Board of Education

With 26 of 26 precincts reporting, the North State Journal is calling the Moore County Board of Education seats for Shannon Davis, Pauline Bruno, and Ken Benway. In the district III race, Davis had 54.00% of the vote and is projected to defeat incumbent and current board chairman Pam Thompson. Moore County residents also had the chance to vote for two at-large candidates for the Board of Education, and Bruno, with 28.67% of the vote, and Benway, with 26.10% of the vote, were the two with the highest majority. This brings in three new members to the Moore County Board…
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KRUEGER: The Cobra Effect

KRUEGER: The Cobra Effect

It seems like Democrat leaders are lacking common sense and an understanding of history.   What President Joe Biden, his Democrat minions, and his media lapdogs have instead is a massive spending agenda masked in Orwellian newspeak.  They blithely and disingenuously refer to their $737 billion prodigal plan as an Inflation Reduction Act, their $ 2.2 trillion spending spree as Build Back Better, and their $350 billion spendthrift scheme as the American Recovery Act.  According to economic experts at the Penn Wharton Business School, the Inflation Reduction Act will have little to no effect on inflation.  The Congressional Budget Office…
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Most highway construction on hold for Memorial Day weekend

Most highway construction on hold for Memorial Day weekend

RALEIGH – The Memorial Day holiday weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and many people will kick it off with a road trip. AAA predicts nearly 1.2 million North Carolinians will travel at least 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend, which is a 7.2% increase over 2021. The N.C. Department of Transportation will be shutting down major construction that could affect travelers because of lane closures along interstates, U.S. and key N.C. routes from this Friday morning until next Tuesday night. There are some exceptions where construction conditions do not allow for the opening of…
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Moss tops Boles, Jackson cruises as Moore County sets November election ballots

Moss tops Boles, Jackson cruises as Moore County sets November election ballots

Moore County results in line with state-wide elections RALEIGH — The 2022 North Carolina GOP primaries concluded last night and Moore County will have a handful of new GOP challengers for local offices. In the races for the two NC House of Representatives seats, incumbent Jamie Boles fell to fellow House member Ben Moss is District 52. Moore County resident and political newcomer Neal Jackson emerged as the GOP nominee to replace retiring Allen McNeill for the District 78 seat which includes much of Randolph County and part of Moore. In the Republican primaries for Board of Commissioners District I…
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Town of Aberdeen to implement bonuses for full-time workers

Town of Aberdeen to implement bonuses for full-time workers

Police Lieutenants honored in front of board ABERDEEN – The Town of Aberdeen Board met Monday, March 28 with police department honors and multiple budget reallocations on the agenda. Newly promoted Police Lieutenant Christina Ricks was sworn in in front of the board, taking the oath of office and she was also presented an Award of Completion for her completion of the Law Enforcement Executive Program, which aims to build proactive leadership for law enforcement executives. “Lieutenant Ricks accepted the job with the town in 2008 and in 2011 she was promoted to a Master Patrol Officer and in 2014…
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State’s unemployment benefits failed to reach workers

State’s unemployment benefits failed to reach workers

RALEIGH — North Carolina's unemployment benefits office failed to distribute quickly enough $438 million in initial payments to displaced workers in 2020 and early 2021, state auditors said Monday while scrutinizing the agency's work during the pandemic. The audit blamed the claims process and poor monitoring for the delays among other issues. It's well-known that the Division of Employment Security struggled in 2020 to get payments out the door promptly. The division saw a record number of applicants for traditional unemployment programs and those created by the federal and state government during the lockdown and related business restrictions. The state…
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Hudson visits new district, talks Ukraine

Hudson visits new district, talks Ukraine

ASHEBORO — Five-term U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson was making the rounds in both his official and political capacities on Friday, March 11, with a pair of stops in Randolph and Chatham counties as he gears up to run for a sixth term in Congress. Following the redrawing of the state’s political lines, Hudson’s new district starts in Randolph County and covers a nine-county region to the south and east, including all of Moore County and ending at Fort Bragg. The Russian war in Ukraine has sent thousands of U.S. troops to eastern Europe, including many from the Army base’s 82nd…
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Moore County School Board keeps controversial “George” on the shelves

Moore County School Board keeps controversial “George” on the shelves

RALEIGH — On March 14, the Moore County Public Schools Board held its regular monthly meeting which included discussion on the state’s Pre-K through fifth grade reading initiative and a vote on whether to keep the controversial book “George” in the county’s public school libraries. The board revisited the recommendations made by the District Media and Technology Committee to keep the controversial book “George” in two of the district’s school libraries: McDeeds Creek Elementary and Union Pines High School. The book has been heavily criticized by parents for its sexual content and transgender storyline. The book, written by Alex Gino,…
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