Birdie: By Pinehurst resident Joyce Franke, who spoke out a decade ago to set in motion a movement that culminated Thursday with the private unveiling of the Timmel Pavilion. This is the final large step in the creation of the Pinehurst Arboretum, a marvelous addition to the village ambience.
By Maurice Holland Jr.
There's a lot to be said for the heartland. My wife and I joined our kids and the YP (Young Prince) himself last weekend in Kansas City to celebrate the 90th birthday of my indefatigable mother-in-law.
Here are some important new books you will not learn about on UNC-TV's "North Carolina Bookwatch."
OK, Moore County. You wanted live theater? You're looking at live theater. Puh-leeze don't fail to support it this time.
When I moved to Pinehurst a year ago, I was impressed with how the village had dedicated bins for recycling with curbside pickup. Still, it got me thinking about how it compares with other places I've lived.
Letters to the Editor
We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to a very helpful and courteous Southern Pines police officer named Tiffany Hardin.
I enjoyed Deborah Salomon’s “When Life Is as Cheap As an Imported T-Shirt” (May 12). Salomon has pretty much captured the American consumer frenzy: “If it’s cheap, let’s buy a dozen.” Many times these clothes end up in thrift shops or at Goodwill.
In response to your editorial “Tax Plan Takes Off In Wrong Direction” (May 10), it becomes more clear as Gov. McCrory continues to promote and sign into law legislation that clearly follows the Republican agenda that punishes those who are not job creators, entrepreneurs or business leaders.
My daughter and a handful of other seniors from Pinecrest High School had played girls’ lacrosse since its inception three years ago. At a meeting prior to this season, the girls were told that girls’ lacrosse would be canceled: no coach and no money. Team captain Karen Smith was almost in tears. “I’ve played all three years. How can they cancel it now?” One of the mothers at the meeting, seeing the look on Karen’s face, wondered what she could do. Kathy Virtue, with her husband, Chris, and Karen’s mom, Kelly, and a couple of other parents decided they would coach the team in order to keep it going. Then a miracle happened.
About Paul Dunn’s column “Sens. Burr and Hagan: Hardly Profiles in Courage” (May 3): First of all, although 90 percent of Americans like background checks, they do not usually want more gun control, especially after they learn about laws we already have (for example, felons are forbidden from obtaining a permit, as are domestic abusers, etc).
“Tamerlane the Cruel” — anybody remember him? Apparently not, because we don’t study history.
Kudos to Florence Gilkeson for her wonderful remembrance (May 8) of John Owen, a man I came to know and respect during our overlapping tenures as chairs of the Moore County Republican and Democratic parties.