Southern Pines council approves new mural

Southern Pines council approves new mural

SOUTHERN PINES — The Southern Pines Town Council met Tuesday, October 11, where they held public hearings for a UDO exemption for the creation of a mural and the annexation of property. The council held a public hearing for a UDO exemption for the Arts Council of Moore County in order to create a 40’x24’ mural installation at 311 Southeast Broad Street. “Over time, we have had some mural requests, and so a program was developed by the Moore County Arts Council. And this council has adopted that as being appropriate for vetting these mural proposals that come forward,” said…
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Southern Pines Town Council approves Belle Meade expansion

Southern Pines Town Council approves Belle Meade expansion

SOUTHERN PINES — The Southern Pines Town Council met Tuesday, September 13, with multiple public hearings involving potential developments on the agenda.  The meeting kicked off with a resolution to officially change the name of the Town’s Community Center to the E.S. Douglass Community Center after former Southern Pines mayor Emanuel S. Douglass. The council then heard four public hearings, starting with the conceptual development project by the St. John Paul Catholic School and Church for the rezoning of a 42.2-acre parcel. The hearing was first brought before the council in April for a private school, athletic field, cemetery, rectory,…
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Southern Pines sets Public Hearing for potential abandonment of roads

Southern Pines sets Public Hearing for potential abandonment of roads

SOUTHERN PINES — The Town of Southern Pines Council met Tuesday, August 9, where they approved multiple architectural compliance permits as well as set a public hearing for the potential abandonment of two portions of roads within the Town limits. VG Pines Residential LLC submitted a request for abandonment for a portion of Mechanic Street from West Rhode Island Avenue to the right-of-way for US Highway 1 and the portion of Rhode Island Avenue that extends through the parcel currently owned by VG Pines Residential LLC. However, according to Town Engineer James Michel, the staff could not find evidence that…
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Morganton Park South apartments preliminary design approved with conditions

Morganton Park South apartments preliminary design approved with conditions

SOUTHERN PINES — The Southern Pines Town Council met Tuesday, where they held a public hearing for the Morganton Park South Preliminary Development Plan. The hearing was a continuation of the June 14 meeting where the PDP was first presented to the council. “This item has two recognized deviation requests, one being a reduction in parking and the other being an increase in the number of dwelling units or the density related to those dwelling units,” said Principal Planner Pam Graham. “There was also some discussion about the orientation of the buildings and whether they needed to address the public…
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Former Moore County Public Schools employee charged in Southern Pines shooting

Former Moore County Public Schools employee charged in Southern Pines shooting

RALEIGH — On June 2, a former Moore County Public Schools employee was arrested by Southern Pines police related to a shooting near the 400 block of West Connecticut Avenue.  The victim, a male in his 40s, was not named, but was airlifted to a trauma center According to police reports, 46-year-old Keith Edward Parker was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Law enforcement officials indicated more charges may be added. Records indicate Parker was issued a $50,000 bond, which he posted on same day as his arrest and was…
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Southern Pines will consider election changes, Chick-fil-A move

Southern Pines will consider election changes, Chick-fil-A move

SOUTHERN PINES — Southern Pines could see new election rules as well as a new Chick-fil-A location in the near future. The town council met last week for a planning session ahead of their business meeting this week with various development and governmental process items on the agenda.  Before the meeting got under way, Mayor Carol Haney reminded attendees that the Pinehurst Harness Track would be hosting a matinee race. “If you’re looking for a giggle, harness track this Saturday is the mayor’s race,” said Haney. “Let the games begin.”  One of the first items for discussion at the meeting…
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Southern Pines to double prior goals for street resurfacing project

Southern Pines to double prior goals for street resurfacing project

Council takes first step toward amending municipal election structure SOUTHERN PINES – The Town of Southern Pines Council met Thursday to vote on the allocation of lands into the corporate limits of the town, as well as to vote on various items on its regular business agenda. To kick off the meeting, the council announced a change to their normal proceedings. Starting at the next meeting, the council will hear public comments at the start of the session so that citizens won’t have to wait through the entire meeting to speak. “Starting in April, public comments will be at the…
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Annika Sorenstam contemplating a return to US Women’s Open

Annika Sorenstam contemplating a return to US Women’s Open

Annika Sorenstam, of Sweden, acknowledges the crowd after putting on the 18th green during the final round of the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) NEW YORK — After 13 years in retirement, Annika Sorenstam returned to competition last year. She made the cut in the Gainbridge LPGA, playing only because it was her home course of Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida. And then she won the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. That victory earned her a spot in the U.S. Women’s Open this year, which is being played at…
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Southern Pines considers development proposals, ordinance amendments

Southern Pines considers development proposals, ordinance amendments

SOUTHERN PINES – The Southern Pines town council meeting had a packed agenda and a packed room last week for the regular town business meeting. Mayor Carol Haney announced before the meeting kicked off that the council would be holding three quasi-judicial hearings as well as two legislative hearings. The quasi-judicial hearings included a multi-family residential development known as Patrick’s Pointe along U.S. Hwy 1 N., the Pinehurst Surgical Center location and a townhome development. After approximately seven hours of testimony at their December meeting on Patrick’s Pointe, the council heard an additional two hours of testimony last Tuesday before…
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