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Walmart Threat

Police and fire units were dispatched to the Walmart in Aberdeen at 8:50 pm Tuesday evening following a reported telephone threat made to the store.

According to Aberdeen police officials at the scene, the store received what was described as an unusual or strange call of a threatening nature about a possible bomb, however it was said not to be a direct bomb threat. The stores management made the decision to evacuate the store and contact emergency officials as a precautionary measure.

When police arrived on the scene the stores employees had almost completed the evacuation allowing officers to enter the business to conduct a sweep of the entire store.

While this safety sweep was being done, the entrance to the parking lot was blocked preventing new shoppers from entering the area as the people already there departed.

After approximately forty minutes the officers had completed their search and after consulting between law enforcement and the stores management team the store was reopened and customers were allowed to reenter the store which quickly was back to business as usual as far as shoppers were concerned.

According to a Walmart employee the company’s store in Lumberton received a telephone bomb threat this past weekend that was a false alarm.

 

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Local News

  • Santa's Visit To The Cabin +

    On Saturday, December 9th Mr. and Mrs. Santa visited the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange to listen to children’s wishes. Read More
  • Runaway Juvenile Alert +

    UPDATE: Tayvon Collins has been located and is home safe with his family. Read More
  • 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
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Crime Reports

  • Southern Pines Police Department Announces the Closing of Two Illegal Gambling Businesses +

    The Southern Pines Police Department announces the recent closing of two illegal gambling businesses.  Read More
  • 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
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Obituaries

  • Treva Hunt Smith of Carthage Obituary +

    Treva Hunt Smith, age 74 of Carthage died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Read More
  • 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
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Accident & Fire

  • Worker Dies After Being Trapped Under Dump Truck Tuesday +

    A 57 year old man was killed in a workplace accident Tuesday after being trapped under the rear wheels of Read More
  • SUV Damaged After Vehicle Fire In Aberdeen Monday +

    An SUV was damaged in a vehicle fire in Aberdeen Monday afternoon. Read More
  • 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
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