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During the August 9, 2017 Council meeting, Whispering Pines Police Chief Campbell introduced his newest police officer, Brent Strickland.

Officer Strickland graduated from Sandhills Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program on June 6, 2017. Officer Strickland started his police career with the Whispering Pines Police Department on July 3, 2017.

Officer Chris Holt and Officer Christian McNeill were recognized for being promoted to Senior Officer positions on July 1, 2017. Requirements for obtaining the Senior Officer level include 3 years of service as a certified law enforcement officer and successfully complete the following training: At Scene Traffic Crash Investigation, Verbal Judo, Drug Enforcement for Patrol Officers and an Officer Survival course.

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Officer Holt was also recognized for having obtained his Intermediate Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission which was awarded on June 19, 2017. Requirements for obtaining this certification include: 4 years as a full time sworn law enforcement officer when the officer hold an Associates Degree and a total of 320 hours of education and training in Commission approved law enforcement training exclusive of Basic Law Enforcement Training and Commission mandated in-service training.

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Pictured at top - Chief Campbell with Officer Brent Strickland

Pictured in middle – Chief Campbell with Senior Officer Christian McNeill

Pictured at bottom - Chief Campbell with Senior Officer Chris Holt

 

Local News

  • Moore County Remembers Slain Deputy 6 Years Later +

    Today, December 8th, 2017 the community remembers Deputy Rick Rhyne who was killed in the line of duty in 2011. Read More
  • Local Based Company Releases Government Contracting Information Platform +

    Agility Development Group, Inc. and Reality Group, LLC have released their web-based government opportunity procurement service, In-Sight.us (www.In-Sight.us). Read More
  • First Bank Helps Two Families Make Their Dreams Come True +

    Southern Pines, N.C. (Dec. 5, 2017) – After receiving more than 2,500 entries from across North Carolina and South Carolina, Read More
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Crime Reports

  • 23 Year Old Dies After Aberdeen Shooting Sunday +

    A 23 year old man died from gunshot injuries he received at a home in Aberdeen Sunday night. Read More
  • 9 Pounds Of Marijuana Found In Hoke Drug Bust +

    Detectives located approximately 4,032 grams (9 pounds) of marijuana, weapons, scales and packaging material. The estimated street value of the marijuana Read More
  • $2,000,000 Bond For Suspect Who Assaulted Teacher In Hoke County +

    The Hoke County Sheriff Office; Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin announces on Thursday December 7, 2017 Hoke County Sheriff’s Office located Read More
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Obituaries

  • Sallie Frances (Cummings) Hicks Of Vass Obituary +

    Sallie Frances (Cummings) Hicks, age 90, of Vass, N.C. passed away at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst, N.C. on Friday, December Read More
  • Tracy Edward Ritter Obituary +

    Tracy Edward Ritter, 80,  passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at his daughter’s home, surrounded by his family.  Read More
  • Sharon Yvonne Baumez Pierpont Obituary +

    Sharon Yvonne Baumez Pierpont, 47 years old, passed away unexpectedly on December 7th, 2017.  Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • Overturned Vehicle Accident Injures One Outside Aberdeen Friday +

    A single vehicle accident outside of Aberdeen Friday morning sent one person to the hospital. Read More
  • One Dies After Car & Commercial Truck Collision In Aberdeen +

    A Jackson Springs man has died after a collision between a Ford Focus passenger car and a Freightliner truck Thursday Read More
  • Vehicle Runs Into Lobelia Pond Overnight +

    A passenger car ran off the road and landed in a small pond overnight in the Lobelia area of Moore Read More
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