Brand-new McDeeds Creek Elementary Opens for 2019-2020 School Year

As teachers finish making personal touches, the pristine McDeeds Creek Elementary on Camp Easter Road is all set to welcome students from kindergarten to 5th grade for its inaugural school year.  It will be home to the Bulls. Situated on 36 acres, the modern new 117,000 square-foot school has 40 classrooms, a pair of project rooms for collaboration between classes, a combined gymnasium an... Read More »
Brand-new McDeeds Creek Elementary Opens for 2019-2020 School Year

Revitalized Cardinal Park Reopens in Pinebluff

There is freshly poured white sand on the beach and nostalgia is in the air at Cardinal Park, a newly reopened recreational facility in Pinebluff that has served generations of families.  Established in the early 1960s by the late Felton Capel, Sr. and his wife, Jean, the privately-run park offered lake swimming, fishing and vast picnic areas. Mitch Capel, Felton and Jean’s son, is ... Read More »
Revitalized Cardinal Park Reopens in Pinebluff

Wet n' Wild: Splash Moore Opens

Beat the summer heat at Moore County’s new splash pad!  “Splash Moore” is officially open at Hillcrest Park in Carthage!  Now in the midst of its first summer season, Splash Moore is similar to the pads that opened in Rassie Wicker Park Pinehurst in 2016 and the Southern Pines Pool Park late last fall. A couple hundred kids and adults were at the dedication ceremon... Read More »
Wet n' Wild:  Splash Moore Opens

Let Freedom Ring! 2019 July 4th Festivities

Independence Day is a big deal and Moore County likes to celebrate it in a big way!  Come out and enjoy these great events that offer fun for all ages. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Freedom Fest 2019 5:00-9:00 p.m., Pinehurst Resort:  Enjoy an evening of amusements, games, fireworks, a southern BBQ buffet, and part two of our Rock the Cradle Concert Series featuring Journey tribu... Read More »
Let Freedom Ring!  2019 July 4th Festivities

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