The first day of early voting at the new community center in Pinehurst.

The first day of early voting at the new community center in Pinehurst. 

This article is part of The Pilot’s look back at the 10 biggest, non-coronavirus news stories of 2020.

It took 17 years of planning and saving, but Pinehurst in 2020 welcomed its newest public building: the long-awaited community center.

Built at the corner of Rattlesnake Trail and N.C. 211, the $4.9 million center was dedicated during a ribbon cutting back in February. The center’s centerpiece is a full-size gymnasium with court lines for basketball, volleyball and pickleball. It also boasts a multi-purpose room, arts/crafts room, programs room, wellness/dance room, offices for the parks and recreation staff, restrooms, storage and a small catering kitchen.

“We are excited to be here,” Parks and Recreation Director Mark Wagner said during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “This is something that has been a long time coming.”

The community center even did new duty last fall as a polling place for early voting.

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