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Aberdeen traffic stop leads to drug arrests

A traffic stop in Aberdeen led to two people being arrested on drug charges, Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced in a news release. “On May 26, 2022, Deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the 11000 block of U.S. Highway 15/501 in Aberdeen,” said Fields. “During the traffic stop, Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle. As a result of the search, Deputies located heroin, methamphetamine, buprenorphine, naloxone, and items of drug paraphernalia.”
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This couple bought and renovated a 109-year-old mansion for less than $500,000. Now it's worth $900,000–take a look inside

When Abby Brothers first saw the Page Mansion listed for sale online, she knew she had found a forever home. But the 6,000-square-foot house in Aberdeen, North Carolina, wasn't livable yet. The six-bedroom mansion – which had been vacant for roughly 40 years – had shattered windows and collapsing floors. Not ones to shy away from a project, Abby, 31, and her husband Trey Brothers, 33, paid $155,000 for the property in 2018, charmed by the home's structural integrity, grand staircases and vintage furniture.

Rockingham Police allegedly find meth on larceny suspect

ROCKINGHAM — A man suspected of stealing from a local retailer reportedly had outstanding warrants — and meth. According to an incident report, an officer with the Rockingham Police Department responded to a larceny call around 11 a.m. May 22 at Walmart. The officer reportedly saw the suspect,...

Pair arrested on heroin charges in Carthage

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced the arrests of two individuals following a traffic stop in the Carthage area. On May 27, deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the 5800 block of U.S. Highway 15/501. During the traffic stop, deputies conducted a search of the vehicle. As a result of the search, deputies located heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and items of drug paraphernalia.

1 hospitalized after Laurinburg shooting in store parking lot

LAURINBURG, N.C. (WBTW) — One person was flown to a hospital Thursday evening after being shot in Laurinburg, according to police. Officers were called at about 9 p.m. to Shop Right Market, located the area of 700 Aberdeen Road, after being told that shots were fired, according to authorities. An alarm at the store had […]

Beulah Mae Lowery Tyler

HAMLET — Mrs. Beulah Mae Lowery Tyler, 85, of Hamlet, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Richmond County Hospice Haven. She was born March 22, 1937 in Robeson County, daughter of the late McKinley and Stella Scott Lowery. Mrs. Tyler was a member...

Embers to open in June

The site of the old Broad Street Bakery & Café in Southern Pines will soon have a new lease on life. The Broad Street Bakery closed after 28 years leaving a hole in the local dining scene. Now business partners, JP Longueil and David Bungarz, hope their new venture, Embers BBQ, will soon become a local tradition.

Man airlifted after motorcycle accident Saturday morning

A man was airlifted after a motorcycle accident Saturday morning in Carthage. The accident was on Monroe Street in front of Burger King around 8:30 a.m. A Fiat hit the motorcycle causing the rider to lose control and land on its side, according to officials on scene. There was no damage to the Fiat and light damage to the motorcycle.

Obituary for James Earl Morris of Robbins

James Earl “Jim” Morris, age 57, of Robbins died at his home, Thursday, May 26, 2022. A native of Forsyth County, Jim was the son of James Sr. and Jenny White Morris. He was a 1983 graduate of East Forsyth High School and a 1988 graduate of Appalachian State University. He was a proud “Mountaineer.”

Obituary for Charles Francis Gonet of Pinehurst

Charles Francis Gonet, “Charlie,” 91, of Pinehurst, passed peacefully at the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 24th. Born in Norwich, CT. on August 22, 1930, he was the son of the late William and Eva Stepanik Gonet. Charlie grew up in Norwich, Connecticut and he was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy High School, class of 1948. After graduation, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, earning the rank of S/SGT before his honorable discharge. Charles returned home where he attended Mitchell College, graduating in 1948 with an engineering degree.

O’Neal holds commencement

O’Neal held its 46th Commencement at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center at Sandhills Community College, Friday, May 27 at 1 p.m. Commencement is the final school event for the 2021/2022 school year where O’Neal had record enrollment of 550 students. O’Neal’s valedictorian is Stephanie Dücker, whose parents are...

Obituary for Michael Joseph Magee of Vass

Michael Joseph Magee, age 79, of Vass (Woodlake), passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at his home. Michael was born in New Jersey on April 2, 1943 to the late Joseph and Garnet Magee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Magee and sister, Garnet Holland.

NETC graduates 23 from Associate Degree of Nursing Program

CHERAW – Northeastern Technical College (NETC) held its Nursing Pinning Ceremony for its Nursing Graduates on Thursday, May 5. During the ceremony, 23 students graduated with their Associate Degree in Nursing and received their pins. The college streamed the service through Facebook Live for family and friends who were...

Nelly Korda announces return from injury, set to compete at U.S. Women’s Open

Women’s golf is getting one of its biggest stars back in action. Nelly Korda, who has been sidelined since March because of a blood clot in her left arm, is returning to competitive golf at next week’s U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles. She made the announcement on her Instagram account Friday morning with a one-sentence caption: “See you guys @uswomensopen next week.”