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The Moore County Board of Commissioners will convene jointly with the Town of Carthage Board of Commissioners for a special meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 5:30pm at the Moore County Agricultural Center, 707 Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage, NC. 

The purpose of the meeting is to hold a public hearing and receive public comment regarding the proposed closure of one block of Dowd Road in Carthage between the traffic circle and Saunders Street to accommodate the new Moore County court facility. 

Beginning at 4:30pm at the Ag Center, one hour before the start of the meeting and public hearing at 5:30pm, the proposed new courthouse site plan will be available for review and the architects, traffic specialists and others involved with the project will be available for questions from the public. 

For additional information, please call 910-947-6403 or email

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Contractors now have access to schedule inspection request online. To take advantage of this convenient option simply complete and submit the “Contractors Online Scheduling Access Application” located on the Planning & Transportation Applications page.

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In 2016, nearly 4 North Carolinians died each day from an unintentional opioid overdose. From 1999-2016, almost 11,000 North Carolinians lost their lives to unintentional opioid overdose. To combat the opioid crisis, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services worked with community partners to develop North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan (NC OAP). The NC OAP launched in June of 2017 and established thirteen data metrics to track and monitor the opioid epidemic. The opioid data dashboard on this site is meant to provide integration and visualization of state and county-level metrics for stakeholders across NC to track progress towards reaching the goals outlined in NC OAP. For more information on the NC OAP visit:

Moore County is pleased to provide the following information regarding standard and poor’s recent decision to raise Moore County’s bond rating.  During the May 2018 primary, Moore County voters approved $103,000,000 General Obligation Bonds for Moore County Schools which will primarily be used to build 3 new elementary schools.  The bond rating improvement comes in advance of the planned first issuance of $31,000,000 in GO bonds for the Area III Aberdeen Elementary school project which will be an 800 student K-5 school located on Highway 5 and will replace the two existing Aberdeen School campuses.  Moore County Leadership feels the rating improvement is well deserved and is very appreciative of Standard and Poor’s recognition of Moore County’s many strengths and positive attributes.   

S&P Global Ratings raised its rating to ‘AA+’ from ‘AA’ on Moore County, NC’s existing GO debt, and also raised its rating to ‘AA’ from ‘AA-‘on its existing limited-obligation debt.

At the same time, S&P Global Ratings assigned it ‘AA+’ rating to the county’s series 2018 general obligation (GO) bonds.

The outlook for all ratings is stable.

The rating action reflects our view of Moore County’s ability to maintain strong financial performance and flexibility while managing a growing debt burden related to its significant capital needs.  It also reflects management’s willingness to support the debt with additional resources as needed, such as a proposed one-fourth cent sales tax that will go for voter approval in November, as well as a potential property tax increase in fiscal 2020.

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