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MCS LogoFinalizing a facilities master plan -- and convincing voters to authorize school bonds to pay for new and upgraded facilities -- was at the top of the list as the Moore County Board of Education met in a goal-setting work session on Thursday, August 29.

Turning to other matters near the end of that meeting, Board members voted to cancel a joint meeting with the Moore County Board of Commissioners that had been scheduled for Thursday, September 5..

Vague Objectives for Joint Meeting

The joint meeting, which was originally suggested by School Board Chairman Ed Dennison to Commissioners Chairman Nick Picerno, was supposed to focus on finances, facilities, and Moore County Schools' [MCS] digital learning initiative.

But some School Board members felt that neither the agenda nor the School Board's objectives for the meeting had been well defined.

"I don't think we have had time to discuss what we want the outcome of that meeting to be," Kathy Farren said. "I don't think we are ready to go into the meeting."

"I don't think our objectives and the County's objectives for the meeting mesh," Laura Lang agreed.

Dennison noted that the idea for the joint meeting came up just before the regular August School Board meeting, leaving little opportunity for the Board to discuss the agenda and objectives.

Dennison told The Times that the two Boards had also not agreed on whether staff members would be participants in the meeting.

"They wanted it to include just the members of the two Boards," Dennison said. "We always want to have [MCS Superintendent Aaron] Dr. Spence present and participating."

Farren made the motion to cancel the meeting, which was approved unanimously by the members present. Charles Lambert and Dale Frye were not in attendance.

Read more: School Board sets goals for the year, cancels meeting with Commissioners

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Recommendation to Permanently Close the Lake Auman Dam Road

Presented to the Seven Lakes West Landowners Association Board of Directors by the Dam Committee on September 14, 2010.

The Times' Incorporation Archive

A collection of news articles on the proposed Incorporation of Seven Lakes.


SLWLA Incorporation Reports -- Interim Reports

The Westside Board of Directors has launched a study of incorporation involving seven subcommittees.

- Property Evaluation Committee Report

- Infrastructure Committee Report and Slides

- Amenities Committee Report and Slides

- Security & Safety Committee


Seven Lakes -- Together

A brochure describing the Seven Lakes Study Group's proposal for incoporating SevenLakes, released in May 2010


Seven Lakes Study Group Report on Incorporation

The Study Group's full report, released May 2010.


Incorporation of a North Carolina Town

The NC School of Government's primer on incorporation.


The McGill Study of Moore County Water Demand and Potential Sources

A presented to the Moore County Board of Commissioners in December 2007

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The Moore County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Area A Small Area Plan on October 20, at the Historic Courthouse in Carthage beginning at 6:00 pm.


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McGill Study CoverIn a Board of Commissioners Work Session on December 13, 2007, consulting engineeers McGill & Associates presented the results of their comprehensive study of Moore County's future water needs and potential sources for meeting those needs.


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Seven Lakes Water Gauge


This chart shows daily water usage in the Seven Lakes system, as recorded by Moore County Public Utilities.


The dark green line shows the amount of water used, in gallons.


The red line is the system's maximum daily production. When usage goes above this line, the level of water stored in the two Seven Lakes water tanks begins to decline.


The yellow line represents the 20% reduction in water usage called for in Moore County Public Utilities'  Stage 1 Voluntary Water Restrictions. The light green and purple lines show the 30% and 50% reductions called for in Stage 2 and Stage 3 water restrictions.



APRIL 2, 2007


Prepared by Laura Williams, Clerk to the Board


- Proclaimed April 15-21, 2007 as National Volunteer Week
- Proclaimed April, 2007 as Prevent Child Abuse Month
- Proclaimed April, 2007 as Public Health Month
- Approved minutes of the March 19, 2007 regular meeting
- Approved amended minutes of the March 5, 2007 regular meeting
- Approved budget amendments
- Approved retail malt beverages and fortified wine licenses
- Received quarterly report for Sandhills Center
- Received budget request from Sandhills Community College
- Approved a Call to Public Hearing for April 16, 2007 or as soon thereafter as possible to consider a Conditional Use District Rezoning from RA to RB-CUD of a 45.04 acre tract identified as 1361 L. Cooper Road and further described as Land Record Key Number 991142 for the use: MINIWAREHOUSE/STORAGE FACILITY
- Approved a Call to Public Hearing for April 16, 2007 or as soon thereafter as possible to consider a Resolution adopting an Interim Development Policy for Small Area A (Major Subdivision Development Moratorium)
- Held public meeting to reconsider a Resolution of Support for transportation projects from Moore County to be included in the 2009-2015 State Transportation Improvement Plan.  Approved with a 3-2 vote to amend the Resolution of Support for the 2009-2015 STIP regarding the Western Connector from Highway 211 to NC 5 by utilizing all existing roads if possible, considering the use of Chicken Plant Road and Linden Road where possible
- Authorized the Chairman to execute a letter to Mr. Allen Hart, USDA-RUS Project Representative that requests additional funding from USDA-RUS based on the construction bids received
- Approved budget amendment to move $260,000 from Retained Earnings to a line item and award the Radio Read Meter contract to Carolina Meter, who is a sole source for Badger Meters in North Carolina
- Tabled a request from Cameron to consider waiver of building inspection and septic certification fees for park
- Appointed Nancy Roy as Chairman of the Planning
- Appointed Robin Cummings to Zoning Board of Adjustment
- Appointed Teddy Reynolds as a member of the ETJ Planning Board/Board of Adjustment for Pinebluff
- Heard report from Interim County Manager Cary McSwain on the following items:
*Mr. McSwain read a statement of praise for Moore County received via email on the County website
*Mr. McSwain reported that the Board had decided against an increase in compensation as requested by members of the ABC Board
*Mr. McSwain stressed the importance of following legislation and letting the Board’s thoughts be known.  Mr. McSwain offered to brief some of the bills in his weekly report to the Board
- Appointed Misty Randall Leland as County Attorney
- Appointed Brenda B. White as Deputy County Attorney

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Communities & Government –

Seven Lakes Landowners Association

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Village of Foxfire

McLendon Hills

Moore County Government


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Beacon Ridge Country Club

Foxfire Resort and Golf

Seven Lakes Country Club


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Seldomridge Construction Services, Inc.


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Seven Lakes Health & Fitness


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Kitchen Essence


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Spinacare/Family Care Associates


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First Casualty Insurance Group


Pest Control –

Aberdeen Exterminating


Pet Sitting –

Mary Puppins Pet Sitting


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