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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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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Upcoming budget may see reduction in tax rate

Upcoming budget may see reduction in tax rate

CARTHAGE — Moore County residents could see (slightly) lower property tax bills, next year. The Moore County Board of Commissioners received the recommended county budget for the next fiscal year at its May 21 meeting and it includes a proposed $0.01 reduction in the general fund tax rate. “The budget really illuminates the county’s mission, vision and values,” said Moore County Manager Wayne Vest in a presentation to the board. “It walks the talk by ensuring funding for exceptional services, governing conservatively, demonstrating respect and compassion for our citizens and visitors, it is fiscally sound and it prioritizes a safe…
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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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$450M Ross Stores warehouse coming to Randleman

$450M Ross Stores warehouse coming to Randleman

Ross Stores, a Fortune 500 retail chain, is planning to build a regional distribution center in Randleman, state officials announced Tuesday. The warehouse will bring as many as 852 jobs to Randolph County by late in 2026, an investment listed at roughly $450 million. The Randleman site — covering about 330 acres near N.C. 74 in the northwest corner of the city — will be the company's ninth distribution center. The 1.7 million square-foot facility will handle warehousing, fulfillment and packing operations. Ross Stores is a $20 billion company that operates two off-price chains including Ross Dress for Less, the…
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DMV unveils new, more secure license designs

DMV unveils new, more secure license designs

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) this week announced the release of new designs for driver's licenses, permits, and identification cards featuring advanced security features designed to prevent fraud. According to a DMV press release, the new credentials are the most secure in the state's history and are claimed to be among the most secure identifying documents worldwide. The new cards are made of polycarbonate and are personalized using laser engraving technology, resulting in a distinctive look, feel, and sound. The cards are stiffer than their predecessors and feature embossed and debossed patterns and lettering on the surface.…
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Civil rights complaint filed against Moore Public Schools

RALEIGH — Two activist groups have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights alleging discrimination over Moore County Schools' implementation of North Carolina's new Parents' Bill of Rights (PBR) law. That law was enacted by the General Assembly on August 16, 2023, after both legislative chambers overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 49. After the PBR was enacted, the Moore County Board of Education adopted an amendment to its Comprehensive Health Education Program policy on November 6, 2023. The amendment included a prohibition on “instruction on sexual activity or sexuality” in Kindergarten through…
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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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