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Sunrise in the Sandhills It's going to be another nice day in the Sandhills -- relatively low humidity, with just a slight chance of showers late in the day. Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: 44-year- old Seberiano Marquez Ramirez of Laurinburg was arrested Monday in Aberdeen and charged with trafficking in cocaine. Moore County Sheriff Deputies and Aberdeen Police made the arrest during a drug investigation... they stopped a Chevy Silverado truck in the Town and Country Shopping Center parking lot and found more than 2 pounds of cocaine and 860 dollars in cash... street value of the drugs is about 40-thousand dollars. Ramirez is in the Moore County Detention Center under a half-million- dollar bond. Gina Hawkins has been named Chief of Police in Fayetteville. She'll be the city's first female police chief when she's sworn in on August 14 th . Now, she's deputy chief of Clayton County, Georgia Police. She is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Country music star and foster child advocate Jimmy Wayne will join legislative leaders, including Senator Phil Berger and Speaker Tim Moore, to celebrate the passage of House Bill 630: Rylan’s Law – the Family/Child Protection & Accountability Act today. Rylan's Law was passed by the General Assembly in reaction to the drowning death of Rylan Ott last year... he had been placed back in the care of his mother after having been in a foster home... he wandered away from home and drowned in a pond near Carthage. (AP) — The North Carolina state budget approved by the legislature is about to become the law despite complaints and calls for compromise by Governor Roy Cooper. The House scheduled debate this morning to consider overriding Cooper's veto of the two-year spending plan. The Senate already agreed to its part of the override late Tuesday in a party-line vote. (AP) — The North Carolina House has passed a bill allowing alcohol sales on Sunday mornings. The proposal approved Tuesday would let local governments pass ordinances permitting restaurants and retailers like grocery stores to begin selling alcohol at 10 a.m.on Sundays. Currently, beer, wine and liquor sales are prohibited before noon on Sundays statewide. Two former North Carolina District Attorneys have been indicted for a scheme that involved hiring each others' wives – but the wives of Wallace Bradsher and Craig Blitzer are said to have done little – if any – work. Bradsher was the DA in Caswell and Person Counties, and Blitzer was the DA in Rockingham County. Both men are expected to surrender to authorities by the end of the week. A new island has appeared off Cape Hatteras National Seashore, almost overnight. It has grown from a tiny island to a large land mass. CNN says some have named it “Shelly Island,” because it seems to be the perfect spot to collect seashells. The new island is about a mile long and right off Cape Point. Officials say people shouldn't try to swim there, though... waters are deep and the current is strong. ************************************************************************
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning! I haven't updated this page recently... I've been waiting for a new studio computer to be installed And now it has been -- so updates will be coming a LOT more often. And thanks for listening to Sunrise In The Sandhills!
Sunrise in the Sandhills MOORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ADOPT FY18 BUDGET Following several months of research, analysis, and meetings, the Moore County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2018 County budget during a regular meeting on June 20, 2017. The budget is balanced at $136,181,559 and provides a fiscally sound and responsible blueprint for administering the revenues and expenditures for fiscal year 2018. Consistent with principles guiding its development, the adopted budget prioritizes education, public safety, and public health. Additionally, in response to potential financial pressures on Moore County Schools created by shortfalls in State funding, the commissioners assigned $1,700,000 to be available from the County’s fund balance to ensure the current level of services provided by the Schools is not diminished should those impacts be realized when the State adopts its budget. While the property tax rate remained $0.465 per $100 of valuation for the coming year, the County is facing numerous operational cost increases and capital projects, including a new courthouse and several new schools, and a tax rate increase will be on the table for consideration beginning in fiscal year 2019, though the commissioners are considering several mitigating factors to reduce that amount to the greatest extent possible. The commissioners strive to provide for excellent services with the least impact possible on the County’s citizens and they have succeeded in that endeavor with the adoption of the fiscal year 2018 budget, which also provides a solid foundation for subsequent years.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Aberdeen Police are looking for help in identifying the person responsible for several vehicle break-ins that took place overnight Monday into early Tuesday morning. Police say the vehicles were left unlocked in the Sun Road, Forest Hills area, and in the Wood Green area. If you have any information on who may be responsible, please contact Aberdeen Police.
Aberdeen Times The Aberdeen Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the person or persons responsible for several vehicle break-ins that occurred in town overnight Monday.

According to police officials the person or persons responsible entered vehicles that were left unlocked in the Forest Hills area and the Wood Green area of Aberdeen looking for valuables to steal.

One person was caught on a video surveillance camera which is being shared here. The suspect appears to be a younger male possibly wearing a gray or other color hoody type jacket.

If you have any information on the whereabouts or identity of the subject please contact the Aberdeen Police Department at 910-944-9721 or the Tip Line at 910-944-4561


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