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On Wednesday, March 4th, preschoolers from the Sandhills region joined Elmo, Big Bird and Hu Hu Zhu as they explored the night sky in One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, a planetarium show created by the Sesame Workshop with major funding by the PNC Foundation and other partners.

The show travels to area schools in an inflatable dome that provides children with an age-appropriate introduction to astronomy while forging cross-cultural connections. More than 150 students from Sandhills Children's Center's Southern Pines and Rockingham Campuses visited the mobile planetarium.

"The PNC Planetarium travels all over the United States and our children were so fortunate to have it land right here at Sandhills Children's Center! The children from both campuses were mesmerized by the stars and constellations, and learned that you can see the same stars all over the world from wherever you are!" said Melanie Gayle, Sandhills Children's Center's Chief Executive Officer.

 

 

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Local News

  • Electronic Game Room In Taylortown Closed By Officials On First Day In Business +

    A new electronic game room that opened in Taylortown Friday was closed the same day by town and county officials. Read More
  • Pinecrest Players Present The Addams Family Starting March 16th +

    Mark your calendars today - The Pinecrest Players present The Addams Family musical at the Robert E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest Read More
  • Chamber Members Can Learn How To Have A “Connected Home” At Free Device Workshop Coming February 23rd +

    Aberdeen, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2018) – Whether Moore County residents are away from home during the work day or traveling, Read More
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Crime Reports

  • More Than 70 Tickets Written In Hoke County Speed Enforcement Friday +

    The Raeford Police Department hosted a speeding enforcement operation Friday in Hoke County. Read More
  • Hoke Man Charged With Robbery With Dangerous Weapon +

    The Hoke County Sheriff Office; Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin announces on February 14, 2018 at 8:10pm, the Hoke County Sheriff’s Read More
  • Sheriff Neil Godfrey Announces Arrest Of Man After Fleeing To Elude Arrest +

    Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced the apprehension of Gregory Lawrence Alston after he attempted to flee from law enforcement to elude Read More
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Obituaries

  • Ms. Kathleen Edith Phillips Obituary +

    Ms. Kathleen Edith Phillips, 90, of Bennett, N.C., died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Read More
  • Edward James Lavin Jr Obituary +

    Born July 2, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri, Edward James Lavin, Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on February Read More
  • Mrs. Teresa Ann Hill of Vass Obituary +

    Mrs. Teresa Ann Hill, 64, of Vass, NC, died Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Pinehurst Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • One Injured In Single Vehicle Linden Road Accident Thursday +

    One person was injured and the roadway was completely blocked after a single vehicle accident Thursday evening outside of Pinehurst. Read More
  • Early Morning Wreck Blocks Midland Road In Southern Pines Thursday +

    A two vehicle accident injured one person and blocked three lanes of traffic early Thursday morning in Southern Pines. Read More
  • Traffic Alert On NC 5 In Aberdeen After Train Car Derails +

    Traffic on NC Highway 5 in Aberdeen may experience some delays Tuesday afternoon and early evening after a train car Read More
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