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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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Local News

  • Vigil Held Thursday To Honor Victim Of 2013 Aberdeen Murder +

    Two dozen family members and friends of murder victim Wesley Swinnie gathered in the parking lot of Burger King Thursday Read More
  • Putnam Church Road Closure 8/15 – 8/22 +

    The NC Department Of Transportation will be closing Putnam Church Road between address 1015 and Wiley Road, beginning 8/15/17 thru Read More
  • Changing the World One Girl Scout at a Time +

    Raleigh, NC — For over a century Girl Scouts has remained true to its mission to build girls of courage, Read More
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Crime Reports

  • Pinehurst Man Charged For Doctor-Shopping Seeking Prescription Drugs +

    Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced the arrest of a Pinehurst man for doctor-shopping. Read More
  • Randleman Man Charged With Armed-Robbery And Kidnapping In The Robbins Area +

    On August 14, 2017, with the assistance of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, Moore County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Christopher Dale Read More
  • Sheriff Godfrey Announces The Arrest Of Two Individuals For Trafficking In Opiates +

    On August 17, 2017, after observing a dug transaction in the parking lot of the Eagle Springs Circle B convenience Read More
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Obituaries

  • Charles Roscoe Rhine Of Pinehurst Obituary +

    Charles Roscoe Rhine, age 95, of Pinehurst, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at his home. Read More
  • Madeline Voigt McCarty Otis Obituary +

    Madeline Voigt McCarty Otis, age 101, passed peacefully on Friday, August 4th 2017. Read More
  • Geraldine McCoy Overton McKenzie Abrahamsen of Southern Pines Obituary +

    Geraldine McCoy Overton McKenzie Abrahamsen, 90, of Southern Pines, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • Dog Saved From Southern Pines House Fire Thursday +

    A dog was saved and a cat died in an afternoon house fire in Southern Pines Thursday afternoon. Read More
  • Toddler & Adults Escape Injury After Car Hits Tree Tuesday Outside West End +

    A passenger car ran off of the road striking a tree Tuesday afternoon outside of West End. Read More
  • Motorcycle Collides With Mower On NC 24/27 Tuesday +

    A motorcycle collided with a mower Tuesday morning outside of Cameron blocking one lane of the highway and seriously injuring Read More
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