John is editor of The Pilot. Before that, he worked for 20 years with the News & Record in Greensboro in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His last job there was as director of digital news operations. He is a graduate of the University of Florida.
After months of planning, the organizers behind the inaugural Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance today start rolling out their unique celebration of automobile history.
You see my smiling, shaved face attached to this column? Yeah, that’s gone — that is, the “shaved” part.
The O'Neal School children in Danielle Blue's third-grade class visited The House in the Horseshoe recently and discussed the proposal by Gov. Pat McCrory to close the Revolutionary War historic site. The kids "felt moved to try and make a difference after seeing the site," Blue said.
A group of local equestrians have spent the last couple of days on horseback, foot and in vehicles searching for a horse on the Walthour Moss Foundation who got spooked and bolted from her rider Tuesday.
It's been about six months now since our family welcomed Holly into our home. She spoke to Leslie's heart immediately from behind the kennel fencing at the Moore County Animal Shelter. She captured the rest of us the following day at Holly Days in Pinehurst.
I enjoy reading, which is a good thing in my line of work. But since it is what I do all day, there was a period of time several years ago when it was the last thing I wanted to do at the end of a day.
I am on vacation this week and, if luck has been on our side, we've just gotten back from several days down at the beach.
I hate getting sick, but more than that, I hate a trip to the doctor's office. Forget the long waits, the paperwork, the prospect of needle pricks. I fear the bills.
It's happened recently at church, in the gym, outside The Country Bookshop on Broad Street. Folks strike up a conversation with, "You're the new editor of The Pilot, right?" Or I'll be with a friend who will introduce me: "John's the new editor of The Pilot."
The calendar says late February, which means many of those who pledged fitness as a New Year's resolution are close to giving up until next year.