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Prancing Horse hosts The Mane Event, a virtual auction, kicking off at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, and continuing through Sunday, March 21, at 5 p.m.

The Southern Pines Garden Club (SPGC) has made the difficult decision to cancel their annual Home and Garden Tour due to ongoing COVID restrictions. The tour was originally scheduled to be held on April 17.

Carrboro-based composer and musician Tim Carless continues his spring 2021 season of live-scored silent films with Harold Lloyd’s “High and Dizzy” Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. The ArtsCenter’s YouTube Live. A suggested donation of $10 is encouraged and can be made at https://artscenterlive.o…

Daisy is a 4-year-old mix breed who weighs 32 pounds. She is heart worm negative, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped and sweet as sugar. She is quiet and ready for her furever home. If you are interested, email

Recycling newspapers is nothing new. Recycling newspaper coin boxes decorated by local artists as book exchanges — that’s a novel idea, a good idea, a way to remind children that not all entertainment originates on a screen.

Darrell Allison, a longtime education advocate and champion of North Carolina’s historically minority-serving institutions, was named the 12th chancellor of Fayetteville State University. 

One of the defining moments that a young actor had “made it “ in New York City was to be allowed to run a tab at the restaurant that, even more than Sardi’s, was by the 1970s, a home from home, a club of sorts to actors: Joe Allen.

On Thursday, March 11, the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange, located at 15 Azalea Road, in Pinehurst, will be hosting the first Lunch ’n Learn for 2021. Guest speaker will be Ron Layne, vice president of college initiatives at Sandhills Community College.

Meet Animal Advocates of Moore County’s Vanna. She is 8 months old now and has been fully vetted and spayed. Vanna is a quiet little soul and very calm. She gets along with all other ages of cats and probably would be fine with a cat friendly dog if introduced properly. She loves just roamin…

A generation before paleo and keto; ages before Weight Watchers turned holistic and Noom preached psychology; when South Beach was still a Florida hot spot, the diet buzzwords were “heart healthy.”

Yesterday was Mardi Gras, “Fat Tuesday,” named for the medieval tradition of using up animal fat — banned during Lent — by deep-frying pancakes in it.

Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a $7.5 million gift to North Carolina State University, will open eight weekends during 2021 for public viewing, plant purchases, and free advice from the experts. There is no admission fee.

Indiana University instructor Alexander Landerman is currently exhibiting in the Hastings Gallery of Art in the Katharine L. Boyd Library on the campus of Sandhills Community College. The exhibition will run through March 18.

Paul was recently widowed and lonely. He called a few months after Helen’s first husband died and asked if he could “come over.” She said, “No.” Some years later, after his second wife and her second husband died, he called to ask again. This time she said, “Yes.” That was September. Six mon…

On Thursday, Feb. 25, from 10 to 11 a.m., the Alzheimer’s Association — Western Carolina Chapter will host a virtual education presentation. This is a free event and open to the public.

On Jan. 30, 2021, Bruce Fensley, president, and Rod Herbig, vice president, of the Sandhills Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, presented the National Society Sons of the American Revolution’s World War II, War Veteran Corps Medal and Certificate to SAR member William “Bill” L. …

Oscar is a quirky Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix, 2 to 3 years old, who has had a rough start. Once he learns to trust, Oscar loves lap and playtime. He gets along well with other dogs. Oscar responds best to gentleness and patience and will do well in an adult home (teenage children OK).  

The Pinehurst Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale fundraiser Sunday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Due to continuing COVID limitations, the club will again relocate its streamlined pickup to Green Haven Plant Farm, 255 Green Haven Lane, in Carthage.

The Western Carolina and Eastern North Carolina chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association are calling on North Carolinians to turn the state purple for Alzheimer’s on Thursday, March 11, for the N.C. State Advocacy Day. Instead of hosting a large gathering of advocates across North Carolina at…

“Times have been difficult for most of us this past year, but especially hard on our seniors living in assisted living/nursing homes who haven't been able to see their loved ones in months,” says Matt Hollyfield, of Hollyfield Design, in Southern Pines. “We would like to take the opportunity…

During turbulent times, the arts would not survive without patrons. So it was in ancient Rome and Renaissance Florence; Michelangelo and DaVinci didn’t paint on spec.

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Recognizing the lifesaving work of Sandhills Cat Coalition, the Two Mauds Foundation announced their continued support with a recent $5,000 spay/neuter grant. The Two Mauds is a private foundation established by Dallas Pratt (1914-1994), an heir to an oil industry fortune.

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women and people of most racial groups in the United States. The number one killer globally, heart disease was responsible for more than 9 million deaths in 2019.

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While the year 2020 certainly was unlike anything most of us had ever experienced, it also marked the 40th consecutive year that the town of Southern Pines was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as Tree City USA.

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The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces a new partnership with Catering Works to relaunch the Museum’s food services, concessions, and private event offerings in 2021.

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The Arts Council of Moore County is accepting applications for the Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship that awards funds to Moore County middle and high school students with a demonstrated talent and career interest in the arts.

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John Grisham will join John Hart to discuss his new novel, “The Unwilling,” during a Zoom event Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m.

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The Arts Council of Moore County and sponsors Laura and Ralph Pitts announce the February 2021 exhibition opening of “Diverse Works,” featuring works by six Wilmington artists: M.J. Cunningham, Christine Farley, Anne Sinclair, Kate Sinclair, Peggy Vineyard and Katherine Wolf Webb.

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What does the Empire State Building have to do with love? Everything, according to two of the most romantic films ever made – “Sleepless in Seattle” and “An Affair to Remember.” And both are showing at the Sunrise Theater this Valentine’s weekend.

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Would you like to read some good, timeless social media messages? Pick up a copy of “My Faithbook Messages – Devotions to Like and Share,” by local author Sandra Fischer of Southern Pines.