The Southern Pines region may not have the large-volume lakes that grace other parts of North Carolina, but we still have our share of water. And it attracts a lot of boaters during the summer months.
This year, as in the past two, boaters will want to take special care to avoid drinking while on the water. Authorities have given notice that for the third year running, they will be implementing the so-called "On the Road, On the Water, Don't Drink and Drive" campaign. It's expected to be a multi agency effort involving federal, state and local enforcement. That includes the State Highway Patrol and Wildlife Resources enforcement officers.