U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson Wednesday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the 9th Congressional District’s new flagship office located in Southern Pines, according to a press release. Rep. Hudson, who lives in Southern Pines, is the first member of Congress to live and operate a primary office in Moore County in recent history.
“As your Congressman, I am committed to delivering results for families throughout our region and providing top-notch customer service from our offices in both Washington, D.C. and North Carolina,” said Rep. Hudson. “With our new primary district office here in Southern Pines, I look forward to helping more constituents navigate federal government agencies like the VA and being accessible to hear your needs, thoughts, and concerns on key issues facing our community and nation. Renee, Lane, and I have made Moore County our home and are thankful for the warm welcome by the community. We plan to be here for a long time.”
Rep. Hudson was joined at the open house by elected officials, including Southern Pines Councilmembers Taylor Clement and Bill Pate, Moore County District Attorney Mike Hardin, Moore County Commissioner Jim Von Canon, Moore County Register of Deeds Bill Britton, Village of Pinehurst Mayor John Strickland, Village of Pinehurst Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Pizzella, Village of Pinehurst Treasurer Lydia Boesch, CEO of Moore County Chamber Linda Parsons, community leaders, members of local law enforcement, and local residents.
The ceremony began with a prayer led by Dr. David Helms, pastor of First Baptist Church in Southern Pines, where Rep. Hudson and his family attend church.
“We are really excited to have Rep. Hudson in Moore County and we look forward to working with him,” said Moore County Commissioner Jim Von Canon. “At the end of the day, Richard always does what he says he will do and we’re extremely excited to add him to our Moore County family.”
The office in Southern Pines is located at 340 Commerce Ave, Suite 16, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment at the Southern Pines office, call (910) 910-1924.
“We are happy to see Rep. Hudson’s office come to Moore County, and it was great to celebrate their opening earlier today,” said Moore County Register of Deeds Bill Britton. “Rep. Hudson’s office has always served as a great resource for the register’s office, and we are excited to continue working with Rep. Hudson to serve the people of Moore County.”
In addition to the new office, Rep. Hudson also has office locations in Washington, D.C. and Fayetteville. To learn more about the types of services and assistance provided at all three locations, visit Rep. Hudson’s official website.