Stories tagged: "Moore County"


Portrait of Kelcey Ledbetter by Santana B Photography
A Moore County Native Talks Queer Love and Community in Rural North Carolina

Kelcey Ledbetter walks us through the night that she performed at a highly protested drag show in Moore County - a night that ended with an act of vandalization that caused 45,000 homes and businesses to lose power. 

Workers set up an automated display warning drivers on NC211 of the power outage in the area and how to approach the upcoming intersections in Southern Pines, N.C., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Restoring Power After Moore County Shootings Could Take Until Thursday

As Moore County reels from the weekend attacks, Gov. Roy Cooper called for a thorough assessment of the state's critical infrastructure Tuesday morning.

The gate to the Duke Energy West End substation in Moore County, N.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. Tens of thousands were without power in the county after what authorities say was an act of criminal vandalism at multiple substations. The Pilot newspaper in Southern Pines reported that infrastructure at the West End substation was damaged. (John Nagy/The Pilot via AP)
‘A Serious, Intentional Crime’: Shootings at Moore County Power Stations Leave 36,000 In the Dark and the Cold

Law enforcement says they have found no connection to anti-LGBTQ protests outside of a local drag show.