Telephone Directory Publishes 10th Edition
The 10th edition of the Moore County Telephone Directory is now being distributed.
Some 58,000 copies of the book have been printed, including 5,000 "mini-books" that are available for purchase for $5.
The standard-size books are free of charge and are available for pickup at The Pilot, the Moore County Telephone Directory office -- both on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Southern Pines -- as well as several other locations. Each standard-size directory includes a coupon for a free mini-book while supplies last.
Pilot Publisher David Woronoff said the book was dedicated to the late Marianna Logan, longtime general manager of the directory who lost her battle with cancer a year ago. He said this year's directory was a fitting tribute to Logan's memory.
"This book is in honor of Marianna Logan, our friend and colleague who passed away earlier this year," Woronoff said. "We think it's our best book yet, and it was inspired by her memory."
Telephone Directory General Manager Kit McKinley said she is proud of her team's effort.
"The team here has worked very hard together this year to produce a great book," McKinley said.
This year's cover is markedly different from the previous nine. It features Jack Fields, a Southern Pines resident and North Carolina Amateur Champion, putting at Pinehurst No. 2 as four rowdy kids cheer him on.
McKinley said they wanted to showcase the youth of Moore County on the cover. The photo was taken by local photographer Tim Sayer.
The directory also boasts many new features, including equestrian and golf calendars, an arts page, and a "helping-hands" section that shows what volunteer opportunities are available in the area. McKinley said her staff made a concerted effort to emphasize the community pages this year.
The book also has a comprehensive pull-out dining guide complete with coupons, area maps, easy-to-read emergency numbers, and a "frequently called numbers" page. It is also the only phone book in the county to have large print throughout.
It is made from 100 percent recycled paper.
Operations manager Faith Manning said the directory wouldn't be possible without the customers and advertisers.
"We just appreciate all of our customers and advertisers for making this directory possible and Moore County's book of choice," she said.
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