It was near dusk on Christmas Eve, 2007. A Special Operations detachment was moving through thick brush in a rural area of Iraq when the military working dog attached to the unit, who was tracking an enemy combatant off-leash, was killed in action.
The Pinehurst- Southern Pines-Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced that it will partner with two local event and festival organizations to market community events into the future.
A farm-to-table restaurant and dental clinic are two new businesses set to open in the 14,000-square-foot retail center in the Tyler’s Ridge mixed-use development on N.C. 22, near the Moore County Airport.
The Pilot celebrated winners of this year's Best of the Pines competition Wednesday and Thursday. Winners were given specific times to come and pick up their awards and be celebrated for their achievement.
Four generations of Georges have built a thriving Hickory business that mixes supplying hundreds of grocery stores with its own unconventional retail chain.
Before hunting for vintage finds became every would-be designer’s weekend pastime, Moore County resident Heather Longacre had a passion for all things old and beautiful. In September 2017 she turned that passion into a career with her social media antique shop, House of York.
Pinehurst No. 2 has become the first anchor site for future U.S. Open championships, the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced earlier today. The masterpiece course designed by Donald Ross has been selected to host the organization’s preeminent men’s championships events in 2024, 2…
State legislators greenlighted up to $18 million in performance-based state incentives this week to recruit an as-yet unnamed sports championship employer. In return, the company is projected to generate at least $800 million in economic benefits to the state over the next 10 years.
Moore County ranks in the top 10 percent in terms of economic strength for small economies nationally and holds the top spot for “micropolitan” areas in North Carolina for the third consecutive year.
The Small Business Center at Sandhills Community College and JMT Enterprises are co-sponsoring two free webinars in October to assist people interested in starting a nonprofit organization.
Veterans Guardian is expanding its workforce, again. The locally owned and operated company has been one of the area’s fastest growing businesses since it was established in August 2017.
Engaging your customers online is more important than ever. To assist the area’s business community during and after COVID-19, the Moore County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the official Grow with Google team to present a free, marketing webinar series.
Losing a pet is hard. Dogs and cats, especially, are often considered full-fledged members of a family and included in everything from backyard barbeques to formal portraits.
The Sandhills Community College Small Business Center (SBC) expanded its free, confidential counseling services earlier this summer through its Reboot, Recover, Rebuild program to help local businesses and entrepreneurs.
Vito Gironda has spent more time than usual in the organic vegetable garden behind his namesake restaurant this year. When the pandemic took away his customers for a few weeks, he sought solace in the soil.
Two local companies have been recognized by the Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina in the annual 2020 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. These awards honor companies and charities which demonstrate a high level of character and ensure the organizations’ practices meet…
The past few months have been difficult for business owners, but for the owner of the Victorian-inspired Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour in Pinehurst, it’s been insurmountable.
Barnett Properties, a Triangle-based real estate firm that specializes in retail shopping centers, has acquired the Morganton Park South complex in Southern Pines.
The former China Garden Buffet restaurant is slated for demolition. A proposed plan working through the permitting process calls for two new retail spaces and a three-story enclosed storage facility near the corner of U.S. 15-501 and Johnson Street in Aberdeen.
Construction has resumed on the Moore County Chamber of Commerce (MCC) new offices in downtown Southern Pines. The area’s oldest and largest business organization recently closed on the purchase of the third floor of the Krausen Building.
Racing enthusiasts Al Gennarelli and Dan Van Horn have taken the first step toward acquiring Rockingham Dragway, one of the busiest — and longest — drag strips in the country.
Make your summer a little sweeter with new styles for you and your home, or get a head start on your Christmas shopping this weekend. The annual Downtown Southern Pines Sidewalk Sale will take place Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
North Carolina’s Southeast (NCSE), an economic development public-private partnership that markets an 18-county region, has launched a new marketing website that promotes Moore County for business relocation and expansion as part of the southeast region.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills initiated an emergency food program the same week that schools closed in mid-March. With help from Moore County Schools and an expansion of the Summer Feeding Program that the club normally offers, USDA-funded breakfast and lunch bags have continued t…
The former home of Miller’s Family Restaurant and, most recently, Santo Dios Mexican Cuisine, has new life — and a new look — thanks to HomeGrown, a venture by longtime Vass resident and new restaurateur Darrell Yates. The restaurant has been highly anticipated since making its debut on soci…
Pinehurst Resort announced the permanent layoffs of 300 employees this week. A large percentage were part-time food and beverage staff.
Petro’s Chili & Chips opened Thursday in the former Little Caesar’s Pizza location on U.S. 15-501 in Southern Pines. The menu features the Petro, a unique menu item with a base of chili, Frito chips and toppings that are customizable, plus giant baked potatoes, made-to-order wedge salads…
Curt’s Cucina recently announced they’d be closing up shop for a bit to rejuvenate. If you shed a tear over the absence of the precious meatball grinders, get yourself together because the grinders aren’t going anywhere.
Recovering from the two-month-long shutdown due to the coronavirus has been uneven, at best, for a number of businesses associated with the local tourism industry, and that may continue for a while.
Vince Continenza made his name in the food industry by making sure his customers felt at home. As the owner of Ironwood on Midland Road, he took pride in his staff, his menu and the warm personality he imbued into his business.
Warren Caldwell was known as a man of few words and an uncanny talent in the kitchen. His unexpected death last week has left a void that won’t soon be filled at Pinehurst Brewing Co.
Leisure travelers across the state have rediscovered Pinehurst Resort, particularly for weekend trips. But a new partnership with Dallas-based JSX ‘hop on jet’ has opened up a new opportunity for non-stop, roundtrip air travel from Dallas Love Field and Westchester County (NY) Airport to Moo…
Leisure travel has picked up for area hotels according to a report released Friday by Smith Travel Research. Moore County increased nearly 10 percentage points from April to May, with participating hotels reporting a collective average of 32 percent occupancy in May compared with 22.2 percen…
There are plenty of reasons why Moore County is attractive to homebuyers. The weather is appealing, the golfing is good, and the vibrant small towns provide a strong sense of community.
They say the third time’s a charm. For Scott and Dede Dawson, longtime owners of Squire’s Pub in Southern Pines, the old Scottish proverb certainly held true.
As the school year comes to a virtual close for children across the state, fee-only wealth management firm Parsec Financial, with an office in Southern Pines, announces $200,000 in unrestricted Parsec Prize grants to educational and literacy-based organizations across North Carolina.
The Small Business Center at Sandhills Community College will present a free online webinar to assist local businesses with disaster mitigation efforts. The virtual class will be taught by Michael Barbera, chief behavioral officer at Clicksuasion Labs, an award-winning consumer psychologist …
Among the hundreds of takeout options from local restaurants, one in particular has gained a cult following: the meatball grinder from Curt’s Cucina in Southern Pines.