Meet Resident Dot Brower - A "Southern Pines Girl"

Dorothy Brower, in her words, is a Southern Pines girl, born here in 1951 in St. Joseph of the Pines Hospital. Although 4 years in college at North Carolina Central University and a career at Durham Technical Community College in Durham took her away from Moore County for a time, “Dot” was eventually able to come back to her Moore roots and finally settle in the area that not ... Read More »
Meet Resident Dot Brower - A "Southern Pines Girl"

Robbins - A North Carolina Jewel

by Nina Upchurch A drive through North Carolina invites us to veer off the four-lane roads and see the jewels that are our state's small towns.  Yet, too many of these are no longer the well-kept, bustling places they were even thirty years ago.  Hard times and small towns:  A sad relationship that is the reality, not only in our state, but all over our country. O... Read More »
Robbins - A North Carolina Jewel

Aberdeen is Open for Business

The Town of Aberdeen has a lot going on, particularly in the downtown area.  New shops and restaurants have opened, storefronts have been revitalized, and several beautification projects are underway to enhance the overall enjoyment of the downtown shopping district. In its heyday 60 years ago, downtown Aberdeen was known as “The Shopping Center of the Sandhills”, but when U.S... Read More »
Aberdeen is Open for Business

Meet Resident Amie Fraley - Builder of Opportunity

It took only one stay in Moore County for Amie Fraley and her husband Chris to decide that this is where they wanted to live.   “My husband and I moved to Moore County from my hometown near Dayton, Ohio, in 1998 just a year after getting married,” Amie says.  “His brother was working in Southern Pines for Ingersoll-Rand, and he said the town was amazing.  We pl... Read More »
Meet Resident Amie Fraley - Builder of Opportunity

Moore County's 3rd Charter School Planned

Moore County may soon have another educational offering for students!  Plans are coming together to open a new public charter school in Aberdeen in time for the 2018-2019 school year.  The new Moore Montessori Community School will be the third charter school in Moore County, in addition to Sandhills Theater Arts Renaissance School and The Academy of Moore, but it will be the only one... Read More »
Moore County's 3rd Charter School Planned

Pinehurst & Robbins Revitalization Projects Will Create New Destinations for Residents & Visitors

Two communities in Moore County, the Village of Pinehurst and the Town of Robbins, are each embarking on downtown revitalization projects to create new destinations for residents and visitors, as well as to attract new development opportunities. Pinehurst For more than a decade, Pinehurst has sought to redevelop an area of the village, referred to as Village Place, located on the outskirts of... Read More »
Pinehurst & Robbins Revitalization Projects Will Create New Destinations for Residents & Visitors

Red, White & Blue: 4th of July, 2017

Parades galore!  Food, entertainment, fireworks!  There is plenty of patriotic spirit in Moore County.  Come out and enjoy the festivities in our communities for the 4th of July!  Tuesday, July 4, 2017 10:00 a.m. - Noon:  Village of Pinehurst’s FourthFest.  Enjoy the annual parade, patriotic pet contest, antique cars display, and Farmers Market.&... Read More »
Red, White & Blue:  4th of July, 2017

Meet David Lambert, Robbins Native & Small-Town Advocate

Small Town, Big Dreams David Lambert grew up enjoying the pleasures of small-town living in Robbins – Moore County’s northernmost community.   Today, rambling along the Bear Creek Trails is one of his favorite and most accessible things to do. But Lambert is doing more than just enjoying the town’s scenic natural resources with his wife Desiree and two children Lia... Read More »
Meet David Lambert, Robbins Native & Small-Town Advocate

Sandhills & Pembroke “Promise” Quality Educations for Less

Moore County and its communities understand the value of high quality education and how it directly impacts the local economy and long-term vitality of the area.  In addition to quality K-12 schools, Moore County residents are very fortunate to have access to the exceptional post-secondary educational opportunities offered by Sandhills Community College and the University of North Carolina... Read More »
Sandhills & Pembroke “Promise” Quality Educations for Less

Moore County's Healthcare & Golf Receive National Distinctions

Healthcare and tourism are Moore County’s two largest private industry sectors employing thousands of talented residents.  Healthcare employs almost 30% of the local workforce, and tourism isn’t too far behind, employing just over 20% of the workforce.  Healthcare and tourism are such vital elements in the economy and culture here, and Moore County can boast that both ind... Read More »
Moore County's Healthcare & Golf Receive National Distinctions