Articles

Following are some of my best stories, organized by category of coverage. Click any headline or image to read the associated article.

Special ReportS


Pinelake at 10

Pinelake Massacre: 10 Years in the Shadow of NC’s Deadliest Mass Shooting


‘We Desperately Need to be Vaccinated’: Southern Pines Retirement Community Denied Shots

Public Health


How an Assisted Living Facility in Seven Lakes Overcame an Outbreak


‘My Brain is on Fire’: COVID Suffering Lingers for Southern Pines Man


This Aberdeen Motel Has the Lowest Sanitation Grade in Moore County


Tara Plantation of Carthage
Drug Issues, Alleged Abuse at Assisted Living Home

Race


Juneteenth Celebration in Pinebluff Disrupted by Alleged Hate Crime


Moore County Protests Show a Community Galvanized by Killing of George Floyd


Moore County’s Hispanic Community Hit Hard by COVID-19


Health Department Said it Plans to Work With NAACP; Group’s President Wants to Know When

LGBTQ+


“George” Author Weighs in on Push to Remove Book From Moore County Schools


MTV’s ‘Promposal’ to Feature Gay Couple From Local High School

Human Interest


Unsheltered and Uncounted in Moore County


Once a Ballerina, Her Life Now Pivots on a Kidney


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Another Storm, Another Setback for Embattled Moore County Community

Crime & Courts


Fatal Hour: Reconstructing a Deadly Standoff With Police


Accused of Murder, Octogenarian Says She Was Getting Ham Sandwiches When Husband Died


He Fought the Law on Video Slot Machines


Politics


Trump in Fayetteville

Trump Stumps in Fayetteville


Unlikely Rivals: Fellow Reps Vie for Redrawn District 52

Features


Don’t Call it a Pipe Dream: Local Teen Rallies for Skate Park


Photographer With Autism Captures Town’s Heart


Bidding on Bobbleheads: Wild Bill Wrangles Offbeat Items at Auction House


He Does a Pretty Good Hank Williams


A Guide to Nicholas Sparks’ North Carolina