The First Timer's Guide to Pinehurst

Our area Convention & Visitors Bureau posted this great article written through the fresh eyes of someone who recently visited Moore County for the first time.  While it may be geared toward giving visitors a sense of what Moore County is like, the article is really not just for visitors.  It’s also for residents – newcomers and established folks alike – who may ... Read More »
The First Timer's Guide to Pinehurst

Top Ten Places in Moore County to Take a #SandhillsSelfie

What is a #SandhillsSelfie?  It's a selfie taken in anywhere in Moore County, the heart of the Sandhills!  Boasting an abundance of picturesque spaces and memorable places, Moore County — including the Southern Pines, Pinehurst, and Aberdeen communities, and other quaint, surrounding towns — serves up plenty of opportunities for a #SandhillsSelfie. In 1996, Pinehurst was d... Read More »
Top Ten Places in Moore County to Take a #SandhillsSelfie

Top Marks for Hospital and Golf Courses - Again

With the warm Spring weather, this time of year is a great time to play one of the many top-ranked golf courses in the Home of American Golf.  Spring also brings the pollen season but if you’re prone to allergies, the good news is that you don’t have to forego hitting the links because you can find relief from one of the many excellent providers in Moore County’s top-rank... Read More »
Top Marks for Hospital and Golf Courses - Again

Top Micropolitan in NC for 4th Consecutive Year

For the 4th consecutive year, the Pinehurst-Southern Pines micropolitan holds the top spot for micropolitan areas in North Carolina, according to the 2021 Economic Strength report published by Policom.  The Pinehurst-Southern Pines micropolitan is a statistical area that includes all of Moore County. By definition, a micropolitan area has an urban center of at least 10,000 but fewer tha... Read More »
Top Micropolitan in NC for 4th Consecutive Year

Hey Entrepreneurs, Come and Start Your Businesses in Moore County, NC!

  Buggy Factory building, Carthage This Moore Alive website is full of stories about talented local entrepreneurs who have found success in Moore County, such as Cameron Cruse of R. Riveter and Micah Niebauer of Southern Pines Brewing Company, to name just two.  And then there are others who have an idea or are just starting up and they feel that Moore County is the right place to b... Read More »
Hey Entrepreneurs, Come and Start Your Businesses in Moore County, NC!

Plans for Distillery Campus in Southern Pines

We’ve raved about Moore County’s dynamic craft brewery scene in previous articles as we are home to four microbreweries and a cider house, but we may soon have a new offering on the spectrum of spirits. Southern Pines couple Brad and Jessica Halling of Rickhouse Properties have a conceptual development plan for their American Whiskey Co. project, a resort-like distillery campus off... Read More »
Plans for Distillery Campus in Southern Pines

Community Close-up: Game on in Moore County

A special “Community Close-Up” section about Moore County is featured in the January 2021 issue of Business North Carolina magazine.  “Game on in Moore County” talks about Moore County’s efforts to attract development, businesses, and talented people to relocate here.  The feature highlights the USGA’s September 2020 announcement of establishing ... Read More »
Community Close-up: Game on in Moore County

A Horse Lover’s Dream: 2021 Painted Ponies Art Walk & Auction

The Carolina Horse Park’s Painted Ponies Art Walk returns to Southern Pines from January 27 through March 30, 2021. In its second year as a fundraising event for the Park, the Painted Ponies Art Walk has grown and will feature 12 sculptures (10 ponies and 2 smaller foals) meticulously hand-painted by local artists. The 5-foot-tall fiberglass sculptures will again line Broad Street in do... Read More »
A Horse Lover’s Dream:  2021 Painted Ponies Art Walk & Auction

'Tis the Season to Shop Small, Shop Local

As Moore County gets into the spirit of holiday shopping, the spirit of shopping locally to support our County’s businesses is growing.  We all know what a tremendous negative impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on many of our local businesses, so the spirit of resiliency and of residents coming together to “Shop Small, Shop Local” in Moore County this holiday seaso... Read More »
'Tis the Season to Shop Small, Shop Local

Pinehurst Resort Has New Hotel in the Works

Plans for a United States Golf Association headquarters in Pinehurst are expected to come with a multi-million dollar influx of economic activity over the next 10 years along with a commitment to hold five U.S. Open Championships at Pinehurst No. 2 between 2024 and 2047. Pinehurst’s Village Council has now approved an economic incentive package in support of Pinehurst Resort’s ef... Read More »
Pinehurst Resort Has New Hotel in the Works