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Pinecrest maintains Super Bowl mentality  The Fayetteville Observer

SOUTHERN PINES — The Pinecrest Patriots approach each week with the same mentality. “Every week we say it's the Super Bowl,” said head coach Chris ...

New Principal Named for Pinecrest High School | News  Southern Pines Pilot

Stefanie Phillips, currently an assistant principal at Pinecrest High School, will be the school's newest principal. The Moore County Board of Education approved ...

Bowling Green District Celebrates Matt Chance Taking Second In Most Valuable Coach Award  People's Tribune

On the heels of announcing the three winning coaches of the Most Valuable Coach program, U.S. Cellular held an event at Bowling Green High School in ...

Lion-Hearted: Pinecrest Star Roars Home for Concert  Southern Pines Pilot

Numbers count. The first movie Bradley Gibson saw was “The Lion King.” He was about 8. At 17, with a Pinecrest group, he watched, enthralled, the New York ...

Pinecrest Football Player Injured in ATV Accident | News  Southern Pines Pilot

Shaqual Chambers, a senior at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines and a member of the varsity football team, was one of several people injured in a ...

Phillips Steps in As New Pinecrest Principal | News  Southern Pines Pilot

As an assistant principal overseeing Pinecrest Patriots games several evenings a week for the last two years, Stefanie Phillips could have been mistaken for just ...

Sandy Hook Promise to train Tuscola High School in violence prevention  Mountain Xpress

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), the nation's leading gun violence prevention organization, is providing educational materials, training for schools, community ...

Christopher Watts gets life for killing pregnant wife, 2 girls  The Fayetteville Observer

GREELEY, Colo. — A former North Carolina man who strangled his pregnant wife and suffocated their two young daughters wanted to escape his marriage and ...

Following the Blueprint:Pinecrest Coach Closing in On Big Win  Southern Pines Pilot

When Chris Metzger was hired as the new football coach at Pinecrest High School in 2007, he hoped everyone would buy into his blueprint.

Schools Narrowing Search for New Pinecrest Principal | News  Southern Pines Pilot

Moore County Schools administrators are beginning to evaluate the field of applicants for Pinecrest High School principal.

Potential School Threat Under Investigation | News  Southern Pines Pilot

Law enforcement investigated an alleged threat of school violence made by a student at Pinecrest High School on Sunday evening.

After 43 Years Teaching Art, Pinecrest Teacher Draws His Own Conclusion  Southern Pines Pilot

On his way to Room 3105 at Pinecrest High School — typically a few minutes early — with *fresh* lesson plans and chipper greetings for his fellow educators, ...

Pinecrest's Metzger to be recognized on Wednesday  HighSchoolOT

Metzger is one of 15 finalists across the nation who is in the running for donations of $50000, $20000 and $10000 for their school.

Pinecrest Has Shot at $50000 Donation From Cellular Company  Southern Pines Pilot

Pinecrest High School is now in the running to receive up to a $50000 donation from U.S. Cellular through its Most Valuable Coach program.

Bob Christina Retiring From Pinecrest's Helm | News |  Southern Pines Pilot

Pinecrest Principal Bob Christina is retiring this summer after three years at the school, Moore County Schools announced to faculty and staff Wednesday.

Florida Fallout: Moore County Schools Talk Up Security  Southern Pines Pilot

Last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida has reverberated throughout the country in a clamor of controversy surrounding firearms regulation and the ...

Pinecrest Gymnasium Building Honors Beloved Basketball Coach | News  Southern Pines Pilot

Feb. 24 is officially James H. Moore Day in Southern Pines, and to mark the occasion this year, friends and fans of the former high school French teacher and ...

Pinecrest High School Robert E. Lee Auditorium name questioned, Moore County responds  News & Observer

Moore County Schools heard from several people questioning the naming of Robert E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School.

Phone Company Recognizes Pinecrest Coach Among 'Most Valuable'  Southern Pines Pilot

Pinecrest High School football coach Chris Metzger is among the top 50 nominees selected for the U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach program.

School Board Appoints New Principals at Crain's Creek, Pinckney  Southern Pines Pilot

The Moore County Board of Education has approved the appointments of new principals at Crain's Creek Middle School and the Community Learning Center at ...

Pinecrest, West Pine Students Head for World 'Odyssey' Competition  Southern Pines Pilot

Students from Pinecrest High and West Pine Middle will go up against thousands of other students from around the United States and 16 other countries later ...

Taking Care of Business: Patriots Open With Laney in Wilmington  Southern Pines Pilot

The Pinecrest football team is ready to get down to business Friday in Wilmington when the Patriots open their 2018 campaign on the road against Laney.

Six Crowned at Pageant | Gallery  Southern Pines Pilot

Elizabeth O'Brien was crowned the 31st Miss Moore County Saturday night in the auditorium at Pinecrest High School. She is a Pinecrest graduate who is a ...

Pinecrest Student Injured During School Bus Fight | News  Southern Pines Pilot

A Pinecrest High student was injured during a fight on a school bus Monday in Aberdeen.

Husband Charged in Slaying of Wife, Young Daughters  Southern Pines Pilot

Colorado Prosecutors File Charges in Slaying of Mother, 2 Daughters.

Pinecrest benefits from Prys focus on baseball  The Fayetteville Observer

SOUTHERN PINES — Nik Pry never hesitated in making the decision to stop playing football at Pinecrest High School in order to focus on his baseball career.

New Chief to Lead Police Force For Moore County Schools  Southern Pines Pilot

A year ago, running the Moore County Schools Police Department was the furthest thing from Arthur Frye's mind.

Pinecrest High police officer charged with having sex with 16-year-old

A school police officer at Pinecrest High School resigned Monday and was arrested on several charges involving having sex with a 16-year-old student.

Husband Arrested in Slaying of Colorado Mom From Moore County  Southern Pines Pilot

THE LATEST: Authorities say the bodies of Shanann Watts and her two young daughters have been recovered from property owned by the petroleum company ...

Nicholas Sparks Plays to a Full House at Pinecrest  Southern Pines Pilot

Even on a Monday night, Nicholas Sparks can draw a serious crowd.

Slain Mother Remembered as 'Woman of Love' During Funeral in Pinehurst  Southern Pines Pilot

Mourners gathered at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Pinehurst on Saturday to pay their respects to a slain Colorado woman and her children.

North Moore High Could See Major Face-lift Soon  Southern Pines Pilot

Moore County voters on Tuesday will consider borrowing money to build three new elementary schools, but that is far from the only construction project in the ...

Pinecrest Responds to Student Threat of 'Gun Violence'  Southern Pines Pilot

A Pinecrest High School student threatened to disrupt an event with “gun violence” on Wednesday, according to Principal Bob Christina.

An Atlas of Nicholas Sparks Books Set in North Carolina  Southern Pines Pilot

Nicholas Sparks, the New Bern author known for “The Notebook,” “A Walk to Remember” and other massively successful romance novels, will headline a ...

Pinecrest girls hold off Hoke County, 50-43  HighSchoolOT

Pinecrest survived a late rally to defeat Hoke County, 50-43, Friday on senior night in Southern Pines and clinch a perfect finish in the Sandhills Conference.

Sold out: Upperclassmen unable to attend Pinecrest High School prom

For the second time in the last three years, there is an issue involving the Pinecrest High School prom in Moore County.

Funeral Home to Stream Service for Slain Colorado Woman, Daughters  Southern Pines Pilot

The funeral *service* for a slain Colorado woman and her two daughters will be held in Moore County and live-streamed on Facebook, according to an obituary ...

High School Nation Tour | Gallery |  Southern Pines Pilot

Judging by the eruption of screams, fist pumps and ecstatic flailing from Drake Bell's 300-student audience at Pinecrest High School Tuesday afternoon, the ...

Pinecrest football coach will remain after investigation concludes  HighSchoolOT

Pinecrest High School football coach Chris Metzger will not be terminated by Moore County Schools despite an investigation into rules violations.

Seven Lakes Dentist Awards Scholarship | News  Southern Pines Pilot

A Union Pines High School student has been named the winner of the third annual Seven Lakes Family Dentistry Scholarship.

A comeback story: Pinecrest's Chambers is back on the field after losing part of his arm  HighSchoolOT

Shaq Chambers, a senior at Pinecrest, lost part of his arm in an ATV accident in August, but it has not kept him off the football field.

Pinecrest Lands Four Morehead Semi-finalists | News  Southern Pines Pilot

As semifinalists for the University of North Carolina's most prestigious merit scholarship, Sylvia Hipp, Connor Jenkins, Macie Kavanaugh, and Emma Gentry ...

Review finds financial, Title IX concerns at Pinecrest High School  HighSchoolOT

An internal investigation into the athletic departments at high schools in Moore County has turned up numerous concerns, many of which are centered on ...

School Board Hires New Principals for Crain's Creek, Pinckney CLC  Southern Pines Pilot

The Moore County Board of Education has approved the appointments of new principals at Crain's Creek Middle School and the Community Learning Center at ...

Pinecrest High School: The Early Years | News |  Southern Pines Pilot

Conceived in turbulent times, built within limited means, commissioned with a progressive vision of education — this was Pinecrest High School on its first day, ...

Capel Lionized As a "Shining Example" for Others to Follow  Southern Pines Pilot

Felton Capel Sr. and the light of his community leadership was remembered Sunday as a “shining example” for others to follow, especially young people.

Rugby Player Killed in Vehicle Accident Remembered as 'Good-Hearted'  Southern Pines Pilot

An Aberdeen man died in a single-vehicle accident Saturday in Whispering Pines. Justin Casillas, 19, suffered fatal injuries after being ejected from his Jeep ...

Pinecrest's Beechler wins 2nd straight 4A individual state golf title

A.J. Beechler recently won his second straight 4A individual state title.

A Work in Progress: The Making of Pinecrest High School  Southern Pines Pilot

In the closing words of that first Pinecrest yearbook: “We have learned today, in the school of tomorrow, let us never live in yesterday.” Living in yesterday wasn't ...

Funeral for Shanann Watts, 2 daughters to be held in Pinehurst  WTVD-TV

A funeral mass for Shanann Watts, her two daughters and unborn son will be held in Pinehurst, according to an obituary in the Aberdeen Times.

Legacy of Felton Capel: An Icon for Equality, Justice  Southern Pines Pilot

Felton Capel greeted everyone with his patented, “How ya doing, partner?”

Principals Named for Two New Schools | News  Southern Pines Pilot

The Moore County Board of Education has appointed Molly Capps principal of the New Area I Elementary School on Camp Easter Road, scheduled to open in ...

Pinecrest High student drowns in Moore County lake

A 16-year-old who attended Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines died late Friday after drowning in Big Juniper Lake in Seven Lakes, according to the ...

No simple explanation for declining numbers in high school football  HighSchoolOT

Over the last four years, participation in high school football in North Carolina has dropped by nearly 20 percent. Schools like Chapel Hill High School and ...

Making Futures Brighter: Boys & Girls Club Marking 20 Years  Southern Pines Pilot

Tiquan Murphy was never the kind of kid to draw attention to himself.

Pinecrest hires new athletic director  HighSchoolOT

Pinecrest High School has hired a new athletic director as the school tries to reconcile a number of issues found during an investigation by the school system.

Funeral plans made for NC mother allegedly killed by husband  Spectrum News

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother allegedly killed by her North Carolina husband in Colorado.

Moore Co. residents remember slain pregnant Colorado mom, 2 daughters

ABERDEEN, N.C. (WNCN/AP) - From Colorado to Moore County family and friends are mourning the deaths of pregnant wife Shanann Watts and her two ...

School Bus Safety and Passing Laws in NC  Southern Pines Pilot

With school starting in many districts next week, it's important for parents to help their children stay safe at bus stops and for drivers to know the rules of the.

Pinecrest High School Honor Roll | News  Southern Pines Pilot

Pinecrest High School Honor Roll. Distinguished List. Grade 12: Qawi Abdullah Alim, Kathryn Paige Bachman, Hannah Nicole Bankos, Veronica Belle Batson, ...

Clemson's Pollard Nominated for National Outreach Award | News  Southern Pines Pilot

After leaving the Greenville, S.C. Children's Hospital in tears last year, Clemson offensive lineman Sean Pollard knew he wanted to do something to help ...

82nd Airborne Band introduces students to melodies  DVIDS

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division All-American Band and Chorus performed nine songs at Pinecrest ...

Southern Pines Council Reviews Early Plans for New Elementary School  Southern Pines Pilot

Southern Pines town leaders took an early look at conceptual plans for the proposed location of a new 800-student elementary school in the Morganton Park ...

Pinecrest Football Stripped of Wins, Fined After Rules Violation  Southern Pines Pilot

Pinecrest High School's football team will forfeit its first eight wins of the season and miss the playoffs after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association ...

Extra security enforced at Pinecrest football game Friday

Pinecrest High School had extra security on hand Friday for the regular season home finale against Hoke County.

Acclaimed Pinecrest Teacher to Lead Speech, Debate Team  Southern Pines Pilot

An acclaimed English teacher and former attorney has been named as the new coach for the nationally honored Pinecrest High School Debate Team.

Pinecrest Speech, Debate Teams Start September on Strong Note  Southern Pines Pilot

With strong showings from both novice and senior members at early season tournaments, Pinecrest's speech and debate team has made a promising start to the ...

Southern Pines Approves Permit for New High School  Southern Pines Pilot

The new specialty high school is one step closer to opening in August 2019, following a unanimous nod of support by the Southern Pines Town Council on ...

One to Remember: Barbara Foxx Retires As a Pinecrest Legend  Southern Pines Pilot

Retiring this past month with 726 victories over a 39-year career as Pinecrest's volleyball coach, Barbara Foxx has secured her place in the annals of North ...

London Calling: Former Pinecrest Students Heading to U.K. for 'X Factor' Audition  Southern Pines Pilot

An upstart R&B group with ties to the Sandhills will travel to London in July to audition for a spot on “The X Factor,” the long-running British singing competition ...

Two Pinecrest Teens First Gay Couple Featured on MTV Show  Southern Pines Pilot

Pinecrest High School couple Noah Ambrose and Brandon Caddell will be featured in an upcoming episode of the new MTV series "Promposal."

Hayes leads Reagan to sweep of 4A girls golf titles  HighSchoolOT

The Reagan Raiders were steady on day two at Pinehurst No. 3 as the team swept both the team and individual titles at the 4A ranks.

Former State Rep. Richard Morgan Dies at Age 66  Southern Pines Pilot

Former state Rep. Richard T. Morgan is being remembered by those on both sides of the political aisle as someone who “made a difference” and had a “knack ...

Former Pinecrest Pitching Star Called Up to Chicago Cubs  Southern Pines Pilot

Tim Maples got one of the best birthday presents Thursday that a father could get — his oldest son, Dillon, was being called up by the Chicago Cubs.

Three Pinecrest High students charged with vandalism

Three Pinecrest High School students were charged with vandalism after three letters were removed from the sign on the main administrative building that spells ...

Pinecrest Coach, Athletics Director Make Their Case to Superintendent  Southern Pines Pilot

Pinecrest High School head football coach Chris Metzger and Athletic Director Ernie Purnsley have made their case to Moore County Schools Superintendent ...

Moore County teens featured as first LGBT couple on MTV show  WTVD-TV

Teens from Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines is the first gay couple featured on MTV's Promposal.

Colorado man with ties to NC reaches plea deal in murders of wife, daughters  WNCT

A Colorado man with ties to central North Carolina charged with killing his wife and their two daughters has reached a plea deal, according to CBS4 in Denver.

NC high school soccer player suspended after video shows her knocking down rival SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – A goalie for a North Carolina high school soccer team has been suspended after ...

Officials: Pinecrest student had sawed-off shotgun in trunk

A Pinecrest High School student was arrested Monday on charges of bringing a gun on school property, a Moore County Schools spokesman said.

Pinecrest Principal Leaving at End of School Year  Southern Pines Pilot

Pinecrest High School Principal Thomas Ferrell, who directed the school for two years, told staff members and the school community Tuesday he would be ...

New Coach Sparks PHS Tennis | Sports  Southern Pines Pilot

Pinecrest High School not only has newly constructed tennis courts this year, the school added a new boys' tennis coach.

Vandalism renames Pinecrest High School

An act of vandalism took out the "P," "E" and "R" from the name of Pinecrest High School in Moore County, school officials say.

Pinecrest wins 4-A Central girls golf title  HighSchoolOT

Pinecrest's girls golf team took home the 4-A Central regional championship on Monday, dominating the team standings at Pinehurst Country Club No. 5.

Chocolate Fundraiser to Aid Troops | News  Southern Pines Pilot

Last year, an initiative sponsored by the Pinecrest High School Air Force JROTC helped put a smile on the faces of 5400 deployed troops through the ...

Scottish Teens Tee It Up This Week Across Moore Courses  Southern Pines Pilot

It's not exactly a return of the Ryder Cup to Pinehurst No. 2, but a team of teenage golfers from Scotland will face off this coming week at the legendary.

Local Family Making $130000 Donation to Outfit New Pinecrest Gym  Southern Pines Pilot

When Pinecrest High School opens a new athletic facility for its sports teams later this month, it will also celebrate a sizeable donation that will outfit the gym with ...

Bill Kirby Jr.: Felton J. Capel made a difference in the lives of others  The Fayetteville Observer

SOUTHERN PINES – Felton Capel learned long ago from his mother about people.“My mother instilled in me that you have no enemies in this world,” he was ...

Pinecrest Excels at Harvard Speech, Debate Tournament | News  Southern Pines Pilot

The Pinecrest High School Speech and Debate Team experienced its best showing ever last week in the annual Harvard Speech and Debate Tournament in ...

Carolinas Amateur Championship Underway in Pinehurst | Sports  Southern Pines Pilot

Moore County will be well-represented when the 104th Carolinas Amateur tees off Thursday at the Country Club of North Carolina.

Interim Principal Named for Aberdeen Primary | News |  Southern Pines Pilot

The Moore County Board of Education has appointed Daryl Jackson as interim principal of Aberdeen Primary School.

Sandhills PRIDE to Hold Scholarship Banquet | News  Southern Pines Pilot

Sandhills PRIDE, a Pinehurst organization fostering understanding and advocacy of LGBTQ+ issues in the community, will host its third annual scholarship ...

Chapel Hill students 'bummed' that low participation keeps Tigers sidelined  HighSchoolOT

Chapel Hill High School will not field a varsity football team this fall due to a lack of participation, according to a release from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

Bill Kirby Jr.: Shanann Watts, children to be remembered in Moore County  The Fayetteville Observer

PINEHURST — Father John Forbes likely will have to reach into the depths of his faith this day in the 1000-seat sanctuary along Dundee Road, where so many ...

An Accident, An Amputation — and 'Still Shaq' | News  Southern Pines Pilot

A cloud of orange dust battered his face. The ATV's roar clogged his ears. The wind drove chills through his bones. Shaqual Chambers was flying.

MTV's 'Promposal' to Feature Gay High School Couple  Southern Pines Pilot

Brandon Caddell was learning how to waltz on a recent Tuesday at Carolina DanceWorks in downtown Southern Pines. He didn't know how to dance, which ...

Six Pinecrest Students Receive CNA I Certification | News  Southern Pines Pilot

Eight years ago, Pinecrest High School began offering Nursing Fundamentals as a class to give interested students the opportunity to gain experience in nursing ...

Pauley Lectures Opening at Carolina Hotel | News  Southern Pines Pilot

Since 1987, the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series has brought academics, journalists, scientists, artists and experts of all stripes to the Sandhills to discuss topical ...

School Site on Knollwood Tract To Be Considered  Southern Pines Pilot

The Southern Pines Town Council took a good look Monday at a proposed new elementary school on Camp Easter Road, the second new public school ...

Committee to explore home school participation in NCHSAA  HighSchoolOT

Home school students are already participating in high school sports in North Carolina and the N.C. High School Athletic Association feels its time to start ...

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