USGA Names Pinehurst No. 2 its First “Anchor Site” for U.S. Open Championships

Pinehurst No. 2 has become the first anchor site for future U.S. Open championships, the United States Golf Association (USGA) just announced. The masterpiece course designed by Donald Ross has been selected to host the organization’s preeminent men’s championships events in 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047.  Over the 25-year period, these events are projected to have a $2 bi... Read More »
USGA Names Pinehurst No. 2 its First “Anchor Site” for U.S. Open Championships

USGA Chooses Pinehurst for Second Headquarters

Just announced, the United States Golf Association has chosen the Village of Pinehurst for establishing a new second headquarters.  The project includes the relocation of its golf equipment Research & Test Center, construction of a museum and visitor center, and offices for the USGA’s Foundation and Green Section.  These facilities will be an investment of at least $25 mil... Read More »
USGA Chooses Pinehurst for Second Headquarters

No Better Time to Enjoy Moore County's Parks

          Camelot playground at Cannon Park, Pinehurst   Since the beginning of the pandemic, the outdoors is the one place that has never been off limits.  With summer upon us, it’s never been a better time than now to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.  What better place to do that than at a local park? Moore County has pl... Read More »
No Better Time to Enjoy Moore County's Parks

New Year Brings Opening of New Community Center

            The Village of Pinehurst’s new $4.9 million Cannon Park Community Center is now open.  “We are just happy to finally be here,” said Mark Wagner, the village’s parks and recreation director, as he and his staff are settling into the new facility. “This has been a long time coming,” said Wagner. The villag... Read More »
New Year Brings Opening of New Community Center

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

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

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

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