A Storied Path
Here’s a tip of the hat to Jesse Wimberley and the Sandhills Area Land Trust for looking outside the Sandhills box.
Their new initiative promotes the Pottery Highway and everything found along its path, from the ancient sand dunes in the south to and through the clay foothills of the even more ancient Uwharries.
That old road — N.C. 705 — starts around West End, then runs up past the Occoneechee Council’s huge Scout Reservation and through Robbins, Westmoore and points north. Its Moore County terminus is near Whynot, but it reaches Seagrove and connection to Interstate 73.
Wallace Edwards and the Northern Moore Tomorrow group thought naming 705 would help promote it. The result was its state designation as “the Pottery Highway,” for the many potters whose kilns and wheels dot its banks and tributaries. Now SALT is lifting its banner and has invited many leaders of its communities and organizations to a meeting this week.
That meeting takes place in a significant venue: the Village Theatre in the heart of Robbins, now under restoration as a cultural and entertainment attraction that could draw its audiences from Charlotte, Chapel Hill or Greensboro), feeding them at local restaurants like Terri Holt’s new Eden’s Garden just down the block.
Kudos to SALT, with nods of appreciation to the nonprofit theater foundation, Northern Moore Tomorrow, and all those others who continue to make such a positive difference in their lovely little corner of the world.
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