WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) February 22, 2005

                            A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

                 Pennsylvania                              000-23157                          22-3527763
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)       (Commission File Number)         (IRS Employer Identification No.)

             130 A.C. Moore Drive, Berlin, NJ                                                   08009
         (Address of principal executive offices)                                             (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code (856) 768-4930

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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 ITEM 8.01.       OTHER EVENTS.

            On February 22, 2005, the Registrant issued a press release. A copy
of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                      A.C. MOORE ARTS & CRAFTS, INC.

Date: February 22, 2005               By: /s/ Leslie H. Gordon   
                                          Name:  Leslie H. Gordon
                                          Title: Executive Vice President 
                                                 and Chief Financial Officer

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.                       Description
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   99.1                           Press Release dated February 22, 2005.