We have a referendum on May 8th to vote for bonds for new schools. Our county needs to be on record as supporting the schools. In order to maintain growth and property values, we need these schools and these bonds will help ensure their growth.
Moore County’s elementary schools are becoming outdated and are not meeting the needs of the students. The schools in Southern Pines and Aberdeen are 72 years old on average, which makes them costly and inefficient to maintain. The $103 million school bond will replace the existing Pinehurst Elementary School and consolidate four existing primary and elementary schools in Southern Pines and Aberdeen into two new combined K-5 elementary schools, which will make the learning environment for the children of our community safe and productive.
The community college bond issue will support construction of a new, state-of-the art nursing education center at Sandhills Community College. This will prepare our students for high-paying jobs in a field where demand is increasing, which will solidify our nursing school as one of the top in North Carolina, strengthen our local economy and make us a healthier community.
Voting on these bonds is extremely important and very easy. The first step is to click here to check to make sure you’re registered to vote. If you’re not registered to vote and you have lived in Moore county 30 days prior to the election, you can same day register and VOTE in Carthage during the early voting period (April 19- May 5) – Learn more about same day voter registration at NC State Board of Elections – Registering to Vote. Early/One Stop voting location and times can be found online at Moore County Government – Early/One Stop Voting.
If you’d like to vote the traditional route, you can vote on election day: Tuesday, May 8th. Find where you can vote here:
Visit http://yesformoorebonds.com for more information, and don’t forget to vote for this important community issue!