SCC to Host Entrepreneurial Summit & Summer Youth Programs

At any given time throughout the year, Sandhills Community College is always offering some kind of fun program, educational seminar, or enriching cultural event.  SCC is hosting the annual Sandhills Entrepreneurial Summit in April, and beginning in June, SCC will offer Summer Enrichment Programs for youth. “Creating a Buzz” - Sandhills Entrepreneurial Summit April 11, 2017 On... Read More »

Pinehurst & Southern Pines Named Best Places to Retire - Again

After watching the neat video about some of the cool places to shop, eat, and visit in the Town of Southern Pines, it is easy to see why Southern Pines is named one of the best places to retire in North Carolina – again.  Pinehurst joins Southern Pines on the list.  For the 2nd year in a row, these communities are ranked in the top 5 Best Places to Retire in North Carolina list... Read More »
Pinehurst & Southern Pines Named Best Places to Retire - Again

Unique Aviation & STEM Opportunities Coming to Moore County

Capt. Barrington Irving, the only black pilot to complete a solo flight around the world, visited Moore County recently to speak at a reception presented by Scholastic Education and the Moore County Airport Authority. About 40 people, most of them local educators, attended the event. Irving arrived in a Mitsubishi MU-2, a twin-engine turboprop aircraft that is being converted to a STEM “... Read More »
Unique Aviation & STEM Opportunities Coming to Moore County

Update on R. Riveter: Company Back on Shark Tank for Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look

R. Riveter, a manufacturer and retailer of unique, high-quality handbags, is going to be on a new episode of the national TV show “Shark Tank”, one year after first debuting their American-made handbags on the show.  This episode, airing on ABC on February 10, 2017, at 9 p.m. (ET), will share an exclusive behind-the-scenes update on R. Riveter’s massive growth since partn... Read More »
Update on R. Riveter:  Company Back on Shark Tank for Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look

“All the World’s a Stage” – Shakespeare is Coming to the Pines

Moore County is well known for its high quality of life, and the many cultural options here rival those opportunities usually found only in more metropolitan areas. Residents here are always looking for new opportunities to expand Moore County’s cultural offerings.  Local professional dramatists Jonathan Drahos and Carolanne Marano are embarking on a project to bring Shakespeare and... Read More »
“All the World’s a Stage” – Shakespeare is Coming to the Pines

Losing a Legend - A Celebrated Resident

In 2016, Moore County lost one of its most celebrated residents.  Peggy Kirk Bell, an icon of women’s golf and matriarch of two of Moore County’s signature golf properties, passed away on Nov. 23 in Southern Pines.  She was 95. Bell was an inspirational player, instructor, and advocate and considered one of the pioneers in women’s golf.  She was well-known in M... Read More »
Losing a Legend - A Celebrated Resident

The Holidays in Moore County

Christmas in Moore County is a special time with beautiful decorations, many festive events, and a sense of anticipation in the air.  An example of the uniqueness of the holidays here was recently captured by WRAL TV's Tar Heel Traveler who featured a story on the holiday preparations at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines. Check out this video: Merry Christmas! Read More »

A Thanksgiving Tradition: Blessing of the Hounds

The Blessing of the Hounds on Thanksgiving morning is an annual tradition that has taken place in Southern Pines for more than 100 years.  This is the opening meet of the Moore County Hounds, the oldest fox hunting club in North Carolina. Riders who are members of the Moore County Hounds will come dressed in formal hunting attire which includes the signature red hunting jackets called ... Read More »
A Thanksgiving Tradition:  Blessing of the Hounds

New Recreation Center Planned for Hillcrest Park

Moore County’s Board of Commissioners has approved moving forward with building a new recreation center at Hillcrest Park in Carthage. Plans call for the 7,500-square-foot facility to have two to four gymnasiums, meeting rooms and offices for the Moore County Parks & Recreation Department, as well as concessions and restrooms. It will be built on land along N.C. 22 at the entrance of... Read More »
New Recreation Center Planned for Hillcrest Park