Moore County’s Craft Beer Scene is Thriving!

Craft beer breweries are no longer found just in trendy urban areas.  Moore County is plenty “hip” as the home of three and soon-to-be four microbreweries where local flavors intertwine with time-honored traditions.  Railhouse Brewery in Aberdeen, Southern Pines Brewing Company, the Pinehurst Brewing Company and Hatchet Brewing Company opening this summer know they are in ... Read More »
Moore County’s Craft Beer Scene is Thriving!

Pine Needles to Host U.S. Senior Women's Open

The many golf championships that continue to be hosted in the Home of American Golf™ are a testament not only to Moore County’s significant golf heritage but also to our unsurpassed hospitality.  The spotlight will be on our community once again as the second U.S. Senior Women’s Open comes to Moore County Thursday – Sunday, May 16 – 19 and will be hosted by P... Read More »
Pine Needles to Host U.S. Senior Women's Open

It's Strawberry Season in the Sandhills!

A February warm up, a March cold snap and epic April rains did not bode well for strawberries, but despite the less-than-ideal weather, local strawberry farms are now well-stocked with berries.  The average strawberry season lasts six to eight weeks, beginning early April and ending around Mother’s Day, but this year, the season has started a little later. “Looks like a reall... Read More »
It's Strawberry Season in the Sandhills!

Meet Paul Murphy - Of Music & Ministry

  On the heels of the article about the upcoming Epicenter music festival, music is also at the heart of resident Paul Murphy’s story. The Reverend Dr. Paul Greene Murphy’s story is more like an epic novel – one that begins modestly in the small North Carolina town of Oxford where he was born.  His family moved away from the state for a while to South Carolina and ... Read More »
Meet Paul Murphy - Of Music & Ministry

Get Ready to Rock! Epicenter Festival 2019

In a little more than 60 days, the population of Rockingham in neighboring Richmond County will surge tenfold, from 9,558 to around 90,000 when Epicenter, a three-day musical festival set for May 10-12 at the Rockingham Festival Grounds, comes to town.  Epicenter replaces Carolina Rebellion which was held in Charlotte from 2011 to 2018. Los Angeles-based production company Danny Wimmer Pr... Read More »
Get Ready to Rock!  Epicenter Festival 2019

"Moving Forward Together": Robbins is on the Rise

The inscription on Robbins’ roadside welcome sign says, “Moving Forward Together.” It’s a motivating phrase fitting for a town of 1,180 in northern Moore County.   In the 1990s, a poultry-processing center closed and in 2008, a massive fire destroyed the Milliken textile mill, putting 1,100 out of work.  The 286,000-square-foot mill, where Robbins native ... Read More »
"Moving Forward Together": Robbins is on the Rise

A Tale of 3 Cities: Success Stories Show Countywide Entrepreneurial Spirit

Three business owners have succeeded in enterprises as diverse as the towns where they live. Business startups are vital in all sectors of Moore, where a potpourri of health care, higher education, military transitions, leisure and private investment co-exist. “I think the key is we’re an interesting anomaly as a county. We have something that is appealing here and is a reason why ... Read More »
A Tale of 3 Cities: Success Stories Show Countywide Entrepreneurial Spirit

Moore County is Growing Younger

Like much of Moore County around it, Pinehurst Resort is becoming younger. “We’ve definitely noticed the shift in demographics in Moore County", says Tom Pashley. Pashley, 49, moved to Pinehurst in the late 1990s and, after a series of roles with Pinehurst Resort, became its president in 2014. “Younger families are moving to the area and adding a new vitality to the communit... Read More »
Moore County is Growing Younger

Meet Jack McClelland - From Across the Pond to Moore County

From the land of the River Thames and Buckingham Palace, Jack McClelland, a native Londoner, has traveled far and wide (with golf clubs in tow) to reach his cherished destination in Moore County, the “Home of American Golf”. In contrast, Jack’s wife Melody is a native of Southern Pines, so she has long had a passion for the Sandhills and her love of Southern Pines runs deep.&... Read More »
Meet Jack McClelland - From Across the Pond to Moore County

Project Santa: "There's Just No Better Way to Spend Christmas"

Hearts are big and the Christmas spirit is strong when it comes to the Project Santa bicycle giveaway that takes place annually on Christmas morning in Moore County.  Project Santa embodies the essence of Christmas and brings so many people in the community together each year. What started as a side project with just 17 bikes more than 20 years ago is now a way of life for Earl Wright, 63... Read More »
Project Santa: "There's Just No Better Way to Spend Christmas"