North Carolina’s Sandhills is part of the Inner Coastal Plain and includes Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland counties. It’s part of the U S Fish and Wildlife’s “Safe Harbor Program”. (Couldn’t figure out how to copy the map that shows the Sandhills region, you have to zoom on the first map on the left side of the page) Their website defines the Sandhills as being
south of Highway 24/27 in Moore county, east of Highway 220 and north of highway 74 in Richmond county; north of highways 74 and 401 in Scotland county; north of highway 401 in Hoke county; west of I-95 in Cumberland county; and south of highway 27 and west of highway 401 in Harnett county.
In my little piece of the Sandhills here in Moore County I live just inside the Small Area A which covers 100 square miles. The County Website describes it as the “”fastest growing area of Moore County”. The county has asked for volunteers to serve on this board (next meeting is February 20th at 5:30 p.m., the meeting will be at the West End Middle School Cafeteria), which I am doing. You can download a form here and volunteer to serve on this and many other boards.
With Fort Bragg at our doorstep and the realignment plans predicting another 20,000 troops added, Moore County is just beginning with the struggle of growth.
The rest of the Sandhills, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Richmond and Scotland Counties I leave to those who live there. It’s up to you to tell us about your area.