Story Update: Airport Road has reopened
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist on NC Route 211 in front of our school this morning prior to students arrival. Emergency services arrived quickly. Staff members worked with first responders and school resource officers to route traffic to the rear of the school and away from the accident scene. By rerouting traffic, student exposure to the incident was minimized. Additional counselors stayed at the school to provide supplemental emotional support for any staff or students who needed it.
We now know that the deceased is the son of one of our custodians and bus drivers here in Moore County. Mr. McGregor also has family who attends WEE. We would like to show our support for this precious family by accepting donations to help with the final expenses and anything else the family may need. The outpouring of love and concern for this family has truly been amazing. Please drop your donations off at West End Elementary anytime between the hours of 730am -600pm any day next week. We will be partnering with West Pine Elementary to help meet the needs of the family during this tragic and very difficult time.
Thank you all.
THE TOWN OF SOUTHERN PINES (TOSP)
SUBJECT: Scheduled Road Closures, May 16-20 2016
TOSP Public Works Utilities division will be performing work in the following areas:
- 183 National Dr.
- 200 block E Vermont Ave.
- 111 Cliff Ct.
Crews will maintain traffic control, but it may be necessary to close the roads. Depending on needs, vehicle travel may be reduced to one lane or detoured. All travelers should adjust their schedules and driving routes accordingly. Additionally, water service maybe temporarily interrupted due to maintenance procedures or emergency repairs.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but the closure is necessary for utility maintenance. For further information, please call TOSP Utilities at (910)692 1983, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.