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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

 

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    On Thursday, February 22nd, the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange hosted local author Jodi Barth for a Lunch n’ Learn Lecture. Read More
  • Arts Council Music Series Continues With Award-Winning Artists! +

    Did you miss the first two concerts of the Arts Council of Moore County’s Classical Concert Series? If so, then Read More
  • Eat A Sub In March & Help Two Area Charities +

    Jersey Mike’s Kicks off 8th Annual “Month of Giving” in March Read More
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Crime Reports

  • Sanford Man Wanted Following Undercover Drug Investigation “Operation Leader” +

    A Sanford man is wanted following the conclusion of the yearlong undercover drug investigation led by the Southern Pines Police Department Read More
  • Southern Pines Police Department Announces the Conclusion of “Operation Leader” with Multiple Arrests +

    Southern Pines, NC – On February 20, 2018, Lee Marvin Harris Junior, age 32, of Aberdeen and Charlotte, North Carolina Read More
  • $5,000,000 Bond For Aberdeen Man Tuesday On Drug Charges +

    Tuesday the Southern Pines Police Department arrested two men from Aberdeen, two men from Southern Pines and a Charlotte woman Read More
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Obituaries

  • Larry Lankford of Whispering Pines Obituary +

    Larry Lankford, 84, of Whispering Pines, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC. Read More
  • Gladys “Gin” Hussey Hearn of Seven Lakes Obituary +

    Gladys “Gin” Hussey Hearn, 91 of Seven Lakes, NC died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Quail Haven Nursing Facility Read More
  • Patricia Sheppard Crumrine of Southern Pines Obituary +

    Patricia Sheppard Crumrine, 94, of Southern Pines, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at her home in Penick Village. Read More
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  • 3 Transported After Vehicle Overturns In Pinehurst Accident Monday +

    Two adults and a five year old child were transported to the hospital after their SUV overturned in a two-vehicle Read More
  • Woman Trapped After Vehicle Overturns In Southern Pines Wreck Sunday +

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  • One Dies In Three Vehicle Pinehurst Wreck Saturday +

    A man reported to be in his nineties died in a three vehicle accident in Pinehurst Saturday afternoon only blocks from Read More
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