The Local Businesses that must stay closed temporarily as of 5pm on March 25th!
  • Bingo Parlors
  • Bowling Alleys
  • Ice Skating Rinks
  • Indoor Exercise Facilities (e.g. gyms, yoga studios, and martial arts facilities)
  • Health Clubs
  • Indoor Pools
  • Live Performance Venues
  • Movie Theaters
  • Roller skating Rinks
  • Spas
  • Personal care and grooming businesses, including:
  • Barber Shops
  • Beauty Salons
  • Hair Salons
  • Manicure/Pedicure Providers
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nail Salons
  • Tattoo Parlors
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Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a statewide stay-at-home order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. It takes effect at… https://t.co/zVLQ19wtnP

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Gov. Cooper issues "Stay at Home" Order
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Sandhills411 To the Citizens of Moore County, In this very uncertain time, I feel that it's important that each of you is properly informed. As such, there are currently 1,646 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in North Carolina with 14 deaths recorded. Here at home in Moore County, we have 9 confirmed cases with no deaths. Together, we are making a difference. As I travel around the county, it's very noticeable that the traffic volume is much lighter. Our citizens are listening to the advisories and are making a great effort to flatten the curve. We must continue over the next few weeks to do all that we can to remain safe and healthy. We must continue to look after our own. Please check on the elderly as they are certainly our most vulnerable. Remember to wash your hands often and practice social distancing in all that you do. At the Moore County Sheriff's Office, we remain committed to keeping each of you as safe as possible. It's a very challenging time in America for our first responders. We are fighting an invisible enemy. But we will continue this fight because that is what we're sworn to do. My deputies are steadfast in their dedication to Moore County and I'm so proud of both of their individual and collective efforts. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. May God bless you all, Sheriff Ronnie Fields https://thumbs.gfycat.com/HappygoluckyFormalEuropeanfiresalamander-size_restricted.gif?fbclid=IwAR12nevyU8y4RAr6Kco3GwTO6kknt0DrNinJV3UC5QD7LEImKMicWOGOgzE 2020-04-02T01:28:10+0000
Sandhills411 All families that receive FNS will receive the maximum amount allowed for March and April for their household size. https://sandhillssentinel.com/nc-families-to-receive-enhanced-benefits-to-ensure-food-access/ 2020-04-02T00:26:05+0000
Sandhills411 The Moore County Sheriff's Office has received numerous calls asking what is considered an essential business that may, or may not, operate under the Governor's Executive Order. Executive Order #121 describes some, if not most, businesses that may operate. But please note, this list is not all-inclusive. Please refer to the link for The North Carolina Department of Revenue (www.ncdor.gov). On their website, you will find a copy of Executive Order #121 which contains information regarding what is considered an essential business and what is not. If you own a business that you believe should be essential but is not listed, there is a form on the DOR's website to apply for an essential business designation. We hope this information is helpful to everyone's many questions as we continue to navigate through these difficult times together. https://www.facebook.com/MCSheriffOffice/photos/a.1294740197340656/1774312696050068/?type=3
Moore County Sheriff's Office The Moore County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls asking what is considered an essential business that may, or may not, operate under the Governor’s Executive Order.
Executive Order #121 describes some, if not most, businesses that may operate.
But please note, this list is not all-inclusive. Please refer to the link for The North Carolina Department of Revenue (www.ncdor.gov).
On their website, you will find a copy of Executive Order #121 which contains information regarding what is considered an essential business and what is not.
If you own a business that you believe should be essential but is not listed, there is a form on the DOR’s website to apply for an essential business designation.
We hope this information is helpful to everyone’s many questions as we continue to navigate through these difficult times together.
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Sandhills411 The nurse practitioner was placed under a $2.5 million bond Tuesday. https://sandhillssentinel.com/carthage-woman-behind-bars-on-175-drug-charges/ 2020-04-01T21:44:29+0000
Sandhills411 Roy Cooper, Governor Machelle Sanders, Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release Date: March 31, 2020 Contact: NCDOA Communications Office, 919-807-4531 MEMORANDUM To: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the Courts; Office of Administrative Hearings; General Assembly; North Carolina Community College System; Governor's Mansion; Governor's Office From: Secretary Machelle Sanders Re: US and NC Flags to Remain at Half-Staff in Honor of State Highway Patrol Trooper Nolan J. Sanders Governor Roy Cooper ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain lowered to half-staff until sunset Friday, April 3, 2020 in honor of State Highway Patrol Trooper Nolan J. Sanders who passed away while in the line of duty in Wayne County on Friday, March 27. Trooper Sanders joined the State Highway Patrol in 2015. Prior to this role, he served as a deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Governor Cooper released the following statement on Friday: "We are mourning the loss of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Nolan Sanders who died in the line of duty in a car accident. Kristin and I are grateful for his courage and commitment to protecting North Carolinians. We send our prayers and deepest sympathy to his family, friends and all members of the NC Highway Patrol family." As a show of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the duration of time indicated. https://www.facebook.com/TOSP.PD/photos/a.286350051389039/3107257662631583/?type=3 http://www.facebook.com/253036504720394/posts/3107258025964880
Southern Pines Police Department Roy Cooper, Governor
Machelle Sanders, Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: March 31, 2020
Contact: NCDOA Communications Office, 919-807-4531

MEMORANDUM

To: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the
Courts; Office of Administrative Hearings; General Assembly; North Carolina Community College System;
Governor’s Mansion; Governor’s Office

From: Secretary Machelle Sanders

Re: US and NC Flags to Remain at Half-Staff in Honor of State Highway Patrol Trooper Nolan J. Sanders

Governor Roy Cooper ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain lowered to half-staff until sunset Friday, April 3, 2020 in honor of State Highway Patrol Trooper Nolan J. Sanders who passed away while in the line of duty in Wayne County on Friday, March 27. Trooper Sanders joined the State Highway Patrol in 2015. Prior to this role, he served as a deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Governor Cooper released the following statement on Friday:

"We are mourning the loss of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Nolan Sanders who died in the line of duty in a car accident. Kristin and I are grateful for his courage and commitment to protecting North Carolinians. We send our prayers and deepest sympathy to his family, friends and all members of the NC Highway Patrol family."

As a show of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.
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Sandhills411 Have you downloaded the the Star 102.5 Mobile APP? It allows you to listen to Star102.5 anywhere you are to get the latest Moore County COVID-19 updates. It's available for IOS and Android and it's powered by Canady's Termite & Pest Control 2020-04-01T15:57:24+0000
Sandhills411 Overall, 15 Pinehurst area golf courses are included among the Top 100 rankings. https://qoo.ly/358d8j http://www.facebook.com/820197811461409/posts/1592038837610632
Legendary Pinehurst No. 2 once again named best course in N.C. - Sandhills Sentinel qoo.ly Pinehurst No. 2 has once again secured the top spot as the best golf course in the state as determined by the prestigious North Carolina Golf Panel.
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Sandhills411 DID YOU KNOW? Here in NC you can call 211 to ask questions about resources, agencies, food or technology and receive other support during this unprecedented time. You can also click the link below to browse for the info you need. Be sure to Share with your friends just in case. 2020-03-31T21:11:57+0000
Sandhills411 “We are urging consumers to shop local in any capacity they can for the duration of this pandemic," said Mallory Wojciechowski, president and CEO of BBB serving Eastern NC. “Local business transactions are vital to the stability of our communities and this website helps build trust between businesses and consumers in these trying times." https://sandhillssentinel.com/bbb-provides-consumer-resources-to-shop-local/ 2020-03-31T20:57:05+0000
Sandhills411 "The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will not be conducting traffic stops during the stay at home order for the sole purpose of determining whether a person is engaged in essential travel to work or other acceptable activities allowed by the order." https://www.facebook.com/NCHighwayPatrol/photos/a.125454868546/10157504709773547/?type=3 http://www.facebook.com/820197811461409/posts/1591698027644713
North Carolina State Highway Patrol In light of the continued emails and telephone calls received by the SHP in regards to Executive Order 121, we would like to provide the following clarification to our earlier Facebook post.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will not be conducting traffic stops during the stay at home order for the sole purpose of determining whether a person is engaged in essential travel to work or other acceptable activities allowed by the order.

Please DO NOT call *47 (*HP) or 911 for these non-emergency related inquiries. These lines of communication must be used for emergency situations only.
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