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"

Second Lady Karen Pence Visits Moore County Company

Handsewn piece by piece, handbag by handbag, R. Riveter has grown from an attic-based business to the national stage in only a few short years. Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, met with co-founders Cameron Cruse and Lisa Bradley at their “Fab Shop,” the company’s warehouse in West End, on November 2nd.  The mother of an active duty Marine, Pence said s... Read More »
Second Lady Karen Pence Visits Moore County Company

Annual Vet Fest Celebrates Veterans

In its 7th year, the Sandhills Veterans Festival (aka “Vet Fest”) is an annual event held over several weekends to support our troops and honor our veterans in Moore County.  Moore County offers a supportive community for veterans, active duty members, and military families.  Vet Fest kicks off this year with the Sandhills Veterans Concert on Saturday, October 27th at 6:0... Read More »
Annual Vet Fest Celebrates Veterans

Resident Profile: Fallon Brewington is Ready to Make an Impact

Torn between the small-town yearnings of her youth in neighboring Richmond County and the up-tempo lifestyle of her collegiate, intern and early career days in North Carolina’s Triangle area, it was only natural that Fallon (McIver) Brewington’s destiny would land her in the ideal spot somewhere in between – Moore County. As the new CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandh... Read More »
Resident Profile: Fallon Brewington is Ready to Make an Impact

Celebrating 20 Years of the Boys and Girls Club in Moore County

The African proverb says “it takes a village to raise a child” and not much can embody that proverb more than the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills who provides support and resources that have made a difference in the lives of thousands of local youth. A fixture in the Moore County community for 20 years, the Club recently held the Founders and Futures 20th Anniversary Gala at t... Read More »
Celebrating 20 Years of the Boys and Girls Club in Moore County

Quintessentially Southern Southern Pines is Idyllic Weekend Getaway

I first visited Southern Pines when I was living in Lumberton, a town of about twenty thousand in rural Robeson County. My time as a reporter there was rewarding—I met earnest people and learned a lot—but I'd be lying if I said it was an exciting place to live. So, my significant other and I would go to pretty great lengths to seek out something to do. We'd hit up Columbia for conce... Read More »
Quintessentially Southern Southern Pines is Idyllic Weekend Getaway

Update: Pinehurst Brewery on Schedule to Open This Fall

  (Construction progress as of June 2018)   The renovations of the 7,000 square-foot historic former Pinehurst steam plant are underway and taking shape to create the Pinehurst Brewing Company. Retaining as much of the original structure and character of the steam plant as possible, the new brewery is on schedule to open this fall. “The building renovation turned out so go... Read More »
Update: Pinehurst Brewery on Schedule to Open This Fall

Summer Highlight: Farmer’s Day Festival in Robbins

One of the highlights of summer in Moore County is the annual Farmer's Day Festival held every August in downtown Robbins.  2018 marks the festival’s 63rd year (1955-2018). The Southeast Tourism Society recently named the Farmer's Day festival one of its Top 20 Events in the southeastern U.S. for August 2018.  The Southeast region includes West Virginia to Louisiana. The best e... Read More »
Summer Highlight: Farmer’s Day Festival in Robbins

Local Culture: Summer Concert Series Are In Full Swing

How many counties do you know of that have 3 of its communities each offering a series of unique concerts during the summer?  That might be more common in metropolitan areas, but we can enjoy a summer of live music right here in Moore County. The Village of Pinehurst hosts “Alive After 5”; the Town of Southern Pines has its “First Friday”; and the Town of Aberdeen ... Read More »
Local Culture:  Summer Concert Series Are In Full Swing