Stories for February 1, 2007
A very special thank-you is sent to all those who participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March on Jan. 15.
Truly listening is a lost art. I hear my wife saying, "You're not listening. I thought that's what you do for a living."
Gordon Cucullu, a former U.S. Army officer and Korea specialist, wrote a book titled "Separated at Birth, How North Korea Became the Evil Twin." This is an excellent account of how we got where we are today regarding the Korean Peninsula. We talk about mistakes made in Iraq; there also were many mistakes made in Korea.
I never figured that I would be the type of person who hangs around the halls of government and sees how things get done.
I believe Mark Twain defined civilization as "a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
Columnist Laura Snyder seemed confused by the wide selection of toothbrushes available today (Jan. 23).
How delighted I was to see Mary Griffin's article in The Pilot regarding Warren Beall. I first came to know Warren when my husband became a resident at Elmcroft's Heartland (Alzheimer's residence) in early December 2006.
Having been out of town for a time, I missed the comments made by a few readers about my sharing a turkey sandwich with our dog on a lovely December day in Pinehurst (picture, Dec. 15).
For the past several weeks, I've been reading articles, editorials and letters from folks who have always opposed Joe Boylan but now feel empowered to give Joe unsolicited advice.
Patrick Barry has joined First Citizens Bank as a financial services manager in Southern Pines.
Moe's Southwest Grill has announced that it will test a zero-grams-trans-fat-per-serving menu in 50 locations throughout the country.
ThePilot.com and Star 102.5-FM of the Sandhills present "Tuned In," a podcast devoted entirely to local music.
Direct from Broadway, the romantic new musical, "The Light in the Piazza," will continue to win the hearts of audiences when it begins Feb. 13, and runs through Feb. 18, at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
Those looking for the ultimate in romantic gifts for a loved one this Valentine's Day -- look no farther. The Golf Capital Chorus is making quartets of the chorus available as Singing Valentines for lovers throughout the Sandhills.
The Golf Capital Chorus has elected its board for 2007. Members are: Neil MacDonald, president; Bob Tweed, executive vice president; Bob Young, secretary; Alan Langley, treasurer; John Moulds, immediate past president; David Conklin, vice president, membership; Bill Settles, vice president, music and performance; Skip Ragland, vice president, public relations; Jerry Ritter, quartet development; John Arnold, ombudsman/monthly sing outs, and Ron Sickenberger, special programs.
An elderly Aberdeen woman died at the hospital Sunday following an automobile accident near the Pinehurst traffic circle.
A Pinehurst doctor has developed a procedure that could drastically improve treatments of a heart disorder called atrial fibrillation.
Birdie: By Manila "Bud" Shaver, the Seven Lakes Republican who waged a spirited campaign as an unaffiliated candidate for the state House in last November's general election, for traveling to Raleigh last week to honor his victorious opponent by attending his inauguration as our new legislator. Shaver's gracious act wasn't lost on Joe Boylan or his parents, who invited the retired general to sit with them. Wouldn't it be great if some of our new representative's increasingly vitriolic and vindictive cronies could bring themselves to follow the good example set by Shaver and the Boylans?
This letter is directed to Steve Smith ("Tax Is a Bad Idea," Jan. 24) who opines that a land transfer tax would be "a direct assault on private and commercial property values."
Mediation is just one step in the legal process that starts when one party sues another and ends -- if the dispute can't be settled amicably -- with a court proclaiming a winner and a loser.
Everybody seems to be jumping into the presidential race at an earlier date than usual.
The Pinecrest junior varsity basketball teams traveled to Jack Britt on Tuesday evening and came back home with a split decision. The girls' team picked up a close win, while the boys suffered their first loss of the Mid-Southeastern Conference season.
A hot shooting night by Leondra Smith was not enough as Pinecrest fell 56-46 to Jack Britt at home on Tuesday.
Moore County Republicans have announced the first four precinct meetings of the 2007 convention schedule.
Union Pines was never able to recover from a slow first quarter Tuesday at Harnett Central as the Vikings spent the rest of the game playing catch-up in a 59-52 loss to the Trojans in Cape Fear Valley Conference boys' basketball action.
The Pinecrest boys came into Tuesday's home game against Jack Britt still smarting from last Friday night's upset loss at Hoke County.
Glen Holmes erased any doubts there may have been after his win by injury disqualification over Douglas Byrd's Keith Fearrington in the 189-pound title bout during a tournament held two weeks ago.
Joe Hackney missed his opportunity.
The North Carolina General Assembly has convened, elected its leaders, and begun organizing into committees and subcommittees to tackle the public's business for the 2007-08 session.
Belk's cosmetic counters in Southern Pines are offering what they call the perfect Valentine gift.
First Bank online banking users have had a new way to reduce fraud since Jan. 16.
Dr. David Kuhn, Dr. Ritt Kuhn and the team of the Aberdeen dental office of Kuhn Dental Associates recently attended a unique, two-day session of networking with three other dental offices.
Eric Brooks, a Moore County investment representative for the financial services firm Edward Jones, was one of several representatives honored recently at a business management forum in St. Louis.
The Vikings controlled the contest most of the way Tuesday in Harnett Central versus the Cape Fear Valley Conference power Trojans, only to see their lead slip away in the final quarter and losing 55-46.
We are more than one full month into the New Year, and I bet some of your New Year's resolutions are still unfulfilled. I know mine are.
The North Carolina Zoo has teamed with Davidson County Community College (DCCC) and three other state exotic animal facilities to offer a new Zoo and Aquarium Science Technology Program.
During the past eight-plus seasons, Carolina Ballet artistic director Robert Weiss has introduced the ballets of George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Jose Limon and other choreographers to Triangle audiences.
The Artists League of the Sandhills' artist of the month program for February features "Three's Company," an exhibit of paintings by Donna Bacon, Linda Drott and Karl Kruse.
The February exhibit at the Campbell House Galleries will feature the paintings, mobiles, and sculpture of Tony Corcoran and the photography of Bill Matthews.
A memorable stage play, featuring Ted Lange in "Behind the Mask: An Evening With Paul Laurence Dunbar," comes to the Crown Theatre in Fayetteville on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., the Crown Center announced.
Ten happy high bidders at the Penick Village Art Show silent auction will pass between stately stone pillars welcoming them to Patsy Bonsal's beautiful, newly remodeled home in the Country Club of North Carolina. There they will partake of a special dinner, prepared by master chef Wallace Beeson of Forest Creek.
Conservation, preservation and a big birthday were celebrated at the recent Moore Soil and Water Conservation District annual awards banquet.
Ruth Whitley Seawell, 86, of Southern Pines, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at St. Joseph of the Pines health care facility.
Grace Harrington, 84, of Southern Pines, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Nancy Ruth Morgan Jones, of Raleigh, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at home.
ThePilot.com and Star 102.5-FM of the Sandhills proudly present "Tuned In," a podcast devoted entirely to local music.
Pinecrest High School has postponed tonight's scheduled basketball games with Westover.
Lawrence Smith, 88, of West End, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Gov. Mike Easley announced that the state of North Carolina has agreed to purchase the landmark Chimney Rock Park in Rutherford County from the Morse family's Chimney Rock Company.
There will be a full moon outside and a full house inside at Sky Art Gallery and Photo Studio on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m., when author/artist Emily Weinstein joins sculptor Tina Motley for an opening reception, book signing and painting demonstration.
Aberdeen may be headed toward a clash with one its most prominent churches.
County commissioners have started considering ways to fund the first phase of the Moore County school system's facilities plan -- although the cost might turn out to be more than currently estimated.
Robbins has its first town manager.
Jackie Ounie Owens Jr., 23, of Sanford, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Dr. Elgiva Watson of Raleigh will return to Weymouth Center on Sunday, Feb. 11, for the first of a three-part lecture series on Theodore Roosevelt.
The words of Mark Twain -- "Catch the trade wind in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover" are being brought to life with the Moore OnStage production of Big River at the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines for the next two weekends.
It's called "zero-basing."
What's in a name?