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Mr. William Frederick Bethune, 85, of Southern Pines, NC, formerly of Fayetteville, NC, died Saturday, September 9, 2017, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Colen Bethune and Lorene Wilder Bethune.

Mr. Bethune resided in the Belle Meade Retirement Community. He was a retired educator and principal with the Cumberland County School System, as well as an artist, student and major supporter of Methodist University. He provided the primary gift of funds necessary to construct the William Frederick Bethune Center for Visual Arts at Methodist University.

A memorial service will be held Monday, September 18, 2017, 2:00 PM, at the Belle Meade Retirement Community Chapel, 100 Waters Drive, Southern Pines.

Online condolences can be made at www.simonfuneralhome.com until September 27, 2017.

Service provided by Simon Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

 

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Local News

  • Better Business Bureau Issues Warning Of Local Military Clothing Company +

    Raleigh, N.C. (November 16, 2017) - The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (BBB) is warning consumers about Love & Read More
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Move to New Offices +

    The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, & Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is announcing that after 30 years of offices Read More
  • Loblolly Garden Club Welcomes Green Dreams +

    Loblolly Garden Club members met November 13th at Patti Molloy’s home to hear two speakers from Green Dreams. Read More
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Crime Reports

  • Sheriff Godfrey Announces Arrest Of Carthage Woman For Trafficking In Heroin +

    On November 14, 2017 deputies conducted a traffic stop of a 2011 Nissan Altima in the Carthage area of Moore Read More
  • 74 Tickets Written In NC Hwy 211 Speed Enforcement Tuesday +

    Law enforcement officers from across the region spent Tuesday afternoon conducting a speed enforcement operation on NC Highway 211 between Read More
  • Man Who Escaped Police Custody From Hospital Arrested By U.S. Marshals In Fayetteville +

    On November 09, 2017, at approximately 3:45 pm, Victor John Huntley Nation, 28, was arrested by members of the U.S. Read More
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Obituaries

  • Jane Elizabeth Cousins of Vass Obituary +

    Jane Elizabeth Cousins, age 95, of Vass, North Carolina went to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 14, 2017, peacefully Read More
  • Joe Hannon Obituary +

    Joe Hannon, age 67, of Goldston, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his home, Read More
  • Richard Bates Taylor Obituary +

    Richard Bates Taylor, age 64, died Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home. Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • RV Fire At Gas Pumps Temporarily Closes Local Station +

    Local firefighters were called to an RV on fire Sunday morning at the Mac’s Food Store located at the corner Read More
  • Storage Building Destroyed In Midafternoon Fire Thursday +

    A storage building and its contents were destroyed behind a home on Juniper Lake Road a short distance off of Read More
  • Whispering Pines Man Dies In Carthage Wreck Monday +

    A Whispering Pines man died in a single vehicle accident outside of Carthage Monday afternoon. Read More
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