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Welcome to Carthage, North Carolina

Carthage, the county seat for Moore County, was incorporated in 1796. The name was changed to Fagansville in 1806 in honor of Richardson Fagin for letting the county seat be moved from his house to another tract of land he donated to the county. The name was changed back to Carthage in 1818. The exact reason is unknown, but we've been called Carthage ever since.

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  • Due to the threat of severe weather in our community, the Town Hall will be closing early today, Tuesday, January 9th. We will re-open on Wednesday, January 10th at 8:00 am. All Public Works and Public Safety personnel will be on standby if needed. If you have an urgent need for their services, please call the Town Hall at 910-947-2331 and follow the prompt for the service you need. Thank you for your patience and please stay safe during this uncertain weather event.
  • Planning Board Applications Now Being Accepted - The Board of Commissioners are now accepting applications to fill a vacant seat/term on the Carthage Planning Board. The vacated term ends on 6/30/2025. If you are interested in submitting an application and interviewing with the Board of Commissioners to fill this position, please complete the Volunteer Form here and submit it to the Town Clerk. Application deadline is 1/8/2024


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Board Meeting

The Carthage Board of Commissioners regular scheduled meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m., except for the January meeting which will be held on Tuesday due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, at the McDonald Building.

Historical Committee

The Carthage Historical Committee will hold their regular scheduled meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. at the Museum. The Town of Carthage is accepting applications from anyone interested in serving on the Historical Committee.

Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board has their regular scheduled meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the McDonald Building. Applications are being accepted from anyone interested in serving on the Planning Board.

Appearance Committee

The Carthage Appearance Committee will hold their regular scheduled meetings on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the McDonald Building. The Town of Carthage is accepting applications from anyone interested in serving on the Appearance Committee.

Carthage Buggy Festival

For information on our annual Buggy Festival, Please visit our official site.

Non-Discrimination Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202-690-7442 or email at


Town of Carthage

4396 Hwy 15-501 (Town Hall)
Carthage, North Carolina 28327
Office: (910) 947-2331 
Fax: (910) 947-3079

Office hours (on non-holiday working days) are: 

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


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