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Sandhills411 Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced the arrest of Travis Lee Perhealth for Assault. On June 20th, 2018, Moore County deputies arrested Travis Lee Perhealth, age 34, of Carthage, North Carolina. Perhealth was charged with Felony Assault by Strangulation was placed in the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center and is being held on No Bond. Perhealth is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 10th, 2018.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Wednesday June 20, 2018 -- the last full day of Spring. That's right, Summer doesn't even begin until tomorrow... Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ:

We have another day of dangerously hot weather today... the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, in effect from 11 o'clock this morning through 8 this evening. The combination of heat and humidity will result in apparent temperatures in excess of 105 degrees across the eastern Piedmont, Sandhills and Coastal Plain of North Carolina today. It should be a little cooler by Friday.

A single-vehicle accident Tuesday morning resulted in one person being airlifted to a trauma center, and a second taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. The accident took place on US-1 near the Lee County line. The vehicle had gone off the road and rolled over, and, AberdeenTimes-dot-com reports, the roof had to be cut off to free a passenger.

A helicopter crashed at the Highway Patrol Training Facility in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon. WRAL-dot-com reports the helicopter was just taking off, and was about 5 feet off the ground when it tilted to its side and the rotor struck the ground, causing the helicopter to fall on its side. The pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries.

(AP) - Governor Roy Cooper says he's bringing home the three North Carolina National Guard members working at the Mexico border because of the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant children from their families. Cooper said Tuesday the decision was a "strong response" to the "cruel policy." Attorney General Josh Stein also signed a letter seeking to end the policy.

(AP) - An appeals court says Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest can seek monetary damages for a campaign ad run by a group backing his opponent, even though he won the race. Forest's campaign committee sought action against the political arm of the State Employees Association of North Carolina over a 2012 commercial. The Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed a trial judge who had ruled for the employees' group.

(AP) - North Carolina judicial primaries still won't happen this year, based on a federal judge's ruling favoring Republican legislative leaders who passed a law cancelling those nominee elections for this year only. A U.S. District judge announced Tuesday she would side with GOP defendants in a lawsuit filed by the Democratic Party demanding the primaries for trial and appellate court seats be restored.

(AP) — Three people died Tuesday after they were pulled from a swimming pool in Durham. Police were called to an apartment complex swimming pool around 3 a.m. … Officers pulled the bodies of two males and one female from the pool. They were taken to the Duke University Medical Center where they were pronounced dead. The names of the victims have not been released.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms...High near 94. Heat index values as high as at least 100.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms... High near 93.
Southern Pines Police Department Please look before you lock.
Please leave Fido home during these hot temperatures, they will be much happier and safer at home in air conditioning than in the extreme heat of a car.
Southern Pines Police Department If you see an animal or a child unattended in a vehicle, please call the Southern Pines Police Department at 910-692-7031, an officer will be dispatched and will assess the situation and take appropriate action.
If an immediate situation, please call 911.

§ 14-363.3. Confinement of animals in motor vehicles

(a) In order to protect the health and safety of an animal, any animal control officer, animal cruelty investigator appointed under G.S. 19A-45, law enforcement officer, firefighter, or rescue squad worker, who has probable cause to believe that an animal is confined in a motor vehicle under conditions that are likely to cause suffering, injury, or death to the animal due to heat, cold, lack of adequate ventilation, or under other endangering conditions, may enter the motor vehicle by any reasonable means under the circumstances after making a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other person responsible for the animal.

Sandhills411 Breaking News: The Silver Alert issued for the two missing Moore County residents have been cancelled. Subjects have been located and are safe.
Sandhills411 The Moore County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for two people who are the subject of a Silver Alert. Clyde Hobert Hussey (age 86) and Annie Carolyn Hussey (age 76) were last seen at approximately 0030 hours this morning at First Health - Moore Regional Hospital. They left the hospital travelling in a red in color 2018 Toyota RAV-4, bearing NC Registration HD-88121. Unknown direction of travel. If anyone has information about the whereabouts of Clyde Hobert Hussey and Annie Carolyn Hussey, please contact the Moore County Sheriff's Office at (910) 947-2931 or your local law enforcement agency.
Sandhills Sentinel NEWS AROUND THE STATE for Tuesday, June 19th:

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman who died in his home from a drug overdose.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that 67-year-old William Earl Hendrix of Fayetteville was indicted by the Cumberland County grand jury and was arrested June 15. It was not known if he has an attorney.

Twenty-five-year-old Heather Coffman was found unresponsive in the bathroom of Hendrix' home in 2015. She died at the scene.

District Attorney Billy West said Hendrix is accused of providing the woman with a controlled substance and she then overdosed. West said it's one of the first indictments for a drug overdose in Cumberland County.

An autopsy determined that Coffman had heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and oxycodone in her system.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first day candidates can file to run for North Carolina judgeships brought out more than 120 people seeking seats on the bench this November.

Filing began at noon Monday for over 150 District Court or Superior Court seats, along with one spot on the Supreme Court and three on the Court of Appeals. Filing ends June 29.

The legislature pushed back filing this year when deciding there would be no judicial primaries in 2018 while considering changes to judicial election boundaries and how to choose judges. Top vote-getters in each race — no matter how many candidates — will be the winner.

Judicial election district changes in a bill Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed last week and others in another bill on his desk could complicate candidate filing.

BANNER ELK, N.C. (AP) — A police officer in North Carolina has been placed on unpaid leave after troopers say he was driving while impaired in his personal vehicle.

The state Highway Patrol said 44-year-old Tyler Kishpaugh drove his Mazda SUV over the center line on NC Highway 184 in Avery County around 12:50 a.m. Saturday.

Kishpaugh has been an officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department since 2001.

Troopers said in a news release that Kishpaugh was arrested and charged with DWI after roadside tests and was taken to the Banner Elk Police Department where he refused to take a blood-alcohol test.

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said in a statement he is disappointed with Kishpaugh's arrest and has placed the officer on leave without pay.

It wasn't known if Kishpaugh had a lawyer.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 130 people have been arrested or cited by police at North Carolina's Legislative Building during six weeks of non-violent action as part of a national civil rights movement seeking largely liberal-leaning demands.

The last batch of arrests for the Poor People's Campaign in North Carolina occurred Monday, when General Assembly police took away 13 demonstrators chanting in front of the Senate chamber's doors. Legislative Police Chief Martin Brock said they would be charged with second-degree trespassing.

The campaign began in Raleigh and other state capitals May 14. About 150 people who attended Monday's rally across from the Legislative Building heard from speakers talking about poverty, religious discrimination and immigration before going inside.

The six-week campaign reaches a climax this Saturday in Washington for a "Stand Against Poverty."

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man accused of landing a chartered helicopter at a North Carolina technology company plans to plead guilty to impersonating an Army general.

Authorities say Christian Desgroux had a charter helicopter pilot land on a soccer field last November at the corporate campus of SAS Institute in Cary.

According to federal agents, Desgroux told a security officer he was picking up a female employee to take her to Fort Bragg for a classified briefing.

He was charged with a federal count of pretending to be a military officer. His defense attorney, Andrew McCoppin, wrote in a court filing last week that his client plans to plead guilty and he won't object to a conclusion that he was sane at the time of the incident. McCoppin didn't respond to a message Monday.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A man and woman have been found shot to death in a car in North Carolina.

Greensboro police say there were called to an apartment parking lot around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

News outlets reported that the victims were 21-year-old Caitlin Christina Heath and 21-year-old Eric Eugene Johnson Jr., both of Greensboro.

Officers say the deaths are being investigated as homicides. Officers have not released other details of the investigation.

No arrests have been made.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of dangerous heat in North Carolina this week.

The National Weather Service said the heat is expected to run at least through Thursday.

Forecasters said high temperatures from Charlotte to Raleigh to Wilmington are expected to be in the upper 90s. But forecasters say including the effect of humidity, the heat index will range from 103 to 109 degrees every day.

The weather service said once the heat index tops 90, people are at much higher risk for sunstroke, heat crams and heat exhaustion if they have prolonged exposure to the heat.

Heatstroke is a medical emergency where the person's body temperature reaches 106 degrees or higher. A person can become unconscious and needs emergency medical assistance. Heatstroke can be fatal.

Today: 100/76, partly sunny, hot
Wednesday: 99/77, T-storm in PM
Thursday: 96/73, T-storm in PM

Thought for Today: "Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it."– George Lucas

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Sandhills Sentinel Sharing from Southern Pines Elementary PTA. Please text 877877 for the nearest location for free summer meals for students.
Southern Pines Police Department PRESS RELEASE

June 17, 2018

Southern Pines Police Department
Announces a Suspicious Death Investigation

The Southern Pines Police Department announces a suspicious death investigation. On June 17, 2018, at 5:11 p.m., the Southern Pines Police Department responded to 150 Cox Street, Southern Pines, North Carolina after receiving a report that there was a deceased male at this location. Members of the Patrol Division located Robert Glenn Davis, 65 years of age, inside the home where he resided. While evidence at the scene indicates Mr. Davis sustained a gunshot injury, the manner and cause of Mr. Davis’s death are not definitively known at this time, and an autopsy will take place later this week.

This investigation is active and ongoing. No further details or information will be released at this time, but will follow at the appropriate time as dictated by the investigation.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 692-7031 or the Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110.


Captain Charles Campbell
910-692-2732 x2865
Sandhills411 Community Reminder: Fun event this weekend in the Lowes Foods parking lot in Southern Pines.
Southern Pines Police Department Southern Pines Safety Day
Stop by Lowes Foods Southern Pines on Saturday June 30,2018 from 10:00am - 2:00pm for this free event.
We want to help you help the victims of Hurrican Matthew and the resulting floods and power outages.   Thousands of our neighbors are still suffering in the aftermath of this terrible storm.   As it always does our communtiy has risen to the challenge and many of our listeners and local businesses have begun collecting donations for those most affected.   The list below is a growing and changing list of places that we have which are collecting donations or have offered assistance to those in need. If you would like to be added to this list please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Please report damage from Hurricane Matthew by calling 910-947-4380

This page is constantly being updated so please refresh often

Locations Accepting Donations get added to this list

1403 N Sandhills Blvd
Aberdeen, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Carthage Police Department
4396 US Hwy 15-501 
Carthage, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Crossroads Ford Lincoln Mercury
1010 Old US Hwy 1
Southern Pines, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Dereda Porter State Farm
355 Pinehurst Ave
Southern Pines, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Dugans Pub
#2 Market Square
Pinehurst, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
195 Sandy Avenue
Southern Pines, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Living on the Bliss
168 NW Broad St
Southern Pines, NC
Accepting:  Food and Clothing

Moore County Schools
All locations
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Muirfield Broadcasting
200 Short Street
Southern Pines, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

New Home Baptist Church
1000 Lobelia Road
Vass, NC
Call Sharon Council at 910-639-4048
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Overton Body Shop
110 Sandy Ave
Southern Pines, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Peak Resources - Pinelake
801 Pinehurst Avenue
Carthage, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Red Door Real Estate
122 W Pensylvania Ave.
Southern Pines, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

TriCity Auto Sales
200 Pinehurst Ave
Southern Pines, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Wellons Hall, suite C
Pembroke, NC
Accepting:  Any and all donations

Area Shelter Locations

Location: Moore County Ag Building
Address: 707 Pinehurst Ave. Carthage, NC 28327

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