Back in the day, the baker who resorted to a cake mix might hide the empty box to avoid exposure. Still, an unnaturally bright yellow layer or slightly chemical aftertaste gave it away.
On an absolutely stunning day with sunny skies and mild temperatures, the very first Mid South Goes PINK Women’s Golf Tournament was launched.
All ages are encouraged to join the Winter Reading Challenge! Track your books through the Beanstack App or by logging into the Beanstack website. Log the books that you read from Dec. 18-Jan. 31 and be entered to win prizes.
On Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, Seagrove resident Angela Hastings started to get a sore throat, fever and nausea. By Friday, her sore throat was so severe that she couldn’t swallow ibuprofen to help break her persistent high fever. A visit to her doctor confirmed what she didn’t want to hear — COVID-19.
I find it fitting that the coldest season of the year brings with it the warmest memories. We gather together for the holidays not only to find warmth for our bodies, but also for our souls.
Phoebe is an approximately 8-month-old, Jack Russell mix. She weighs 11.8 pounds, loves being indoors and is very friendly and outgoing with everyone. Phoebe also enjoys playing ball and going for walks. She is a happy little dog and would be a great companion for a family or individual.
The Mary Livermore Library Special Collections at UNC Pembroke is now home to a unique collection representing the life and work of the French-Russian artist Marc Chagall.
Thousands of handblown glass ornaments in a variety of shapes and colors will be available at the STARworks Holiday Ornament Sale, Dec. 4-18, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online sales begin Dec. 6 at www.STARworksNC.org.
You may have noticed that virtually every Scout who achieves the Life Scout rank has the potential to become an Eagle Scout, but many do not. Only 2 percent of the nation’s population become Eagle Scouts.
Travel along the new Blue Ridge Craft Trails in the Yadkin Valley region of North Carolina to meet renowned artisans, discover one-of-a-kind craft and experience small-town charm.
The new state budget finally signed into law Thursday by Gov. Roy Cooper allocates $9.6 million to repair the broken dam at Woodlake, which could be re-filled with water as early as next year.
The STARworks Glass team worked with Seattle glass artist Joseph Rossano to create several glass salmon that are included in Rossano’s “Salmon School” sculpture that was exhibited during the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.
Antibiotics save lives, but their overuse and misuse can put patients at unnecessary risk for preventable side effects and drug-resistant infections.
Lacey, a svelte 5-month-old green-eyed DSH female kitten with a sleek black coat, is great with people and other felines. An athlete who loves toys and an appreciative audience, she entertains herself by batting her green ball around, climbing her cat tree, surveying her realm, and then sett…
In 1849, French author Jean Baptiste Karr concluded “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This truism, alongside Marie Antoinette’s flippant “Let ’em eat turkey!” became a philosophical mainstay.
Sunrise Theater is celebrating the holiday season with a movie series that is sure to have something that pleases everyone in the family. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 18, and continuing through Dec. 23, the Sunrise will screen classic film favorites every Thursday night (and one Tuesday). Ticket…
Poor cranberries. This fruit, aboriginal to North America, has been typecast, reaching its pinnacle at Thanksgiving, then fading. Blame it on difficult cultivation — primarily in the sandy bogs of coastal New England, Michigan and the Pacific Northwest. Then, the sour factor.
Forty years ago last month, Hollywood came to the Sandhills. Gov. Jim Hunt envisioned a film industry in North Carolina, which would provide work for filmmaking and theater students at North Carolina School of the Arts. He attracted the MGM production of a science fiction movie, “Brainstorm,…
Local Southern Pines author, Sandra Fischer, will be signing her latest book, “Every Day is Christmas” at the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange, in Pinehurst Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of the Exchange’s Christmas Open House Week.
Carolina Pines Dance Club is a local social dance club that meets monthly at the National Athletic Village (NAV). The next two dances are Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.
In recognition of the service and sacrifice of veterans and members of the armed forces, the North Carolina Forest Service is offering a 25 percent discount on tree seedling orders placed by active, honorably discharged or retired military personnel during the month of November. The discount…
A former dude ranch in the North Carolina mountains has new life as the Mount Mitchell Eco Retreat. The retreat opened in early October to encourage people to spend time in nature while interacting symbiotically with the land.
In Norman Rockwellian America, on Veterans Day old soldiers wearing faded khaki jackets and caps laden with medals would walk — or be pushed — down Main Street. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines they shared a single identity: all men. Women have served for decades, of course, but primarily a…
We’re looking for the jelly to our Peanut Butter. Peanut Butter, a husky/cattle dog mix, is 2-3 years-old and weighs 42 pounds. He loves treats, and appears to be house-broken. Peanut Butter is a social butterfly, who does well with other dogs, but enjoys human interaction more. He is neuter…
The past year has been one for the books, and speaking of books, I have several with a local connection that I want to mention, especially since it’s almost time to think about gift-giving for the holidays.
PBS North Carolina announces the return of “North Carolina Bookwatch” for its 23rd and final season on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3:30 p.m. The final season features a diverse set of North Carolina authors over four episodes, including:
Mary Kate is a lovely polydactyl girl. She is spayed and about 6-7 months old. A little shy at first, she will do best in a quiet household but has so much love to give.
The Moore County Historical Association’s “The Lure of Southern Pines, as Seen in Early Postcards,” exhibit is now on display and showcases a selection of Southern Pines visual history.
On Saturday, Nov. 13, six artists whose artwork is represented by One of a Kind Gallery, will be working in their various media for the public to see. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. within the gallery as well as in the atrium of the Theatre Building (90 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst) …
The Sunrise Theater kicks off its first Pig Pickin’ Bluegrass Show Saturday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. The tunes will be provided by bluegrass supergroup, Songs From the Road Band, and the food will be expertly crafted by Harry Chubbs Jr., of Southern Savor. Bell Manley Properties has signed on as …
Peak-season soil testing fees are set to take effect Dec. 1 through March 31, pending final approval by the N.C. Board of Agriculture at its Nov. 19 meeting.
The Southern Pines Business Association (SPBA) announces the return of the Christmas parade in downtown Southern Pines on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m., with lineups starting at 9:30 a.m.