Moore Stories to Explore

Golf

Golfers Gift Guide
The American national championship is the big story in 2024, so of course the pro shop at Pinehurst is stocked with merchandise adorned by the Open logo.
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Pinehurst Holiday
On December 25th, there was Santa Claus. On the 27th, there was Donald Ross.
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A “New” Pinehurst Welcomes the World in 2024
Even if you’ve made a recent visit to the Sandhills region of North Carolina — the “Home of American Golf,” Pinehurst, along with the bourgeoning Southern Pines and Aberdeen areas — you will quickly discover that Pinehurst ‘24 is a decidedly different destination
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An Artist in the Dirt
Tom Fazio was working at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, in the mid-1970s on some course renovations leading up to the 1979 U.S. Open when he noticed an ambitious and talented member of the course maintenance staff named Mike Strantz. “Mike developed a close friendship with Andy Banfield of our staff,” Fazio remembers. “He was a talented artist and drew sketches of golf holes. He showed a real desire to get into golf course design. He liked us and we liked him. After the Inverness project was finished, we offered him a job working for us.”
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Act Two for Tot Hill Farm
If Mike Strantz hadn’t died from tongue cancer in 2005 at the young age of 50, would he ever have made it to Pinehurst proper to design a golf course? We’ll never know, of course, but at least 25 percent of his remarkable but all too limited design portfolio was built within 45 miles of the Village of Pinehurst. Twenty-five miles to the northeast is Tobacco Road in Sanford, which opened in 1998 with craggy edges, blind shots and dramatic ups and downs whittled from the site of an old sand quarry.
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Loving Our Black & Whites
A vintage photograph showing Pinehurst owner Richard Tufts seated on a bench beside architect Donald Ross taken in the 1940s had long captured Tom Pashley’s fancy. Here was Tufts, third generation of the Pinehurst founding family and a giant in American golf administration circles in the mid-1900s, alongside Ross, the native Scotsman and architect of four golf courses at Pinehurst by 1919 and nearly 400 nationwide through his death in 1948.
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Food & Drink

Fall into Pinehurst Golf
Fall around the Home of American Golf may be the most enticing season of all, when there’s a nip in the air on the first tee and you’re out of your pullover by the turn.
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Sweet Carolina Ice Cream in Aberdeen NC
Discover the Sweetness of the Sandhills
Discover the Sweetness of the Sandhills. What sweet treats will you find in Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Vass, Robbins or Carthage. February is the month of love find out what romance in the Sandhills has in store for you!
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Flowers in front of the Carolina Hotel
Spring in the Sandhills
Spring time in the Sandhills is vibrant with color and fun. Flowers start to bloom, the sun is shining and the temperature is  just right. It is the pSrpinmgerfect time for golf and so much more to explore in the Sandhills!
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Top Things To Do On A Long Weekend
Whether you prefer golfing and hiking, or exploring history and great flavors, there are many ways to enjoy a long weekend in the Sandhills.
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Fall Events Around the Sandhills
The arrival of the fall season heralds the start of high school football Fridays, cooler temperatures, and festivals galore in the Sandhills of North Carolina! Fall in Moore County means there are always plenty of things to see and do. Take a look at some of our favorite autumn events happening in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen area.
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Celebrating NC Peaches
It’s time for the 25th annual Peach Festival in Candor NC, July 13-15; and this year, the celebration continues on with the first ever Peach Week in Pinehurst and Southern Pines. It’s all happening with the onset of peach season, a time when nothing says summer like a bowl, box, basket or bushel full of NC peaches.
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Shopping

Golfers Gift Guide
The American national championship is the big story in 2024, so of course the pro shop at Pinehurst is stocked with merchandise adorned by the Open logo.
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Where to Antique in Cameron and Carthage
If you are a vintage treasure hunter and enjoy the thrill of a good find, then checking out the antique shops in Carthage and Cameron is a must for you the next time you are in Moore County.
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Girls’ Weekend in Moore County
The Southern Pines and Pinehurst area is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway and has quite a bit to do for a girls’ weekend away.
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Things to Do

Family Fun in the Sandhills
Family Fun in the Sandhills of North Carolina!
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The Military Means Business in the Sandhills
Situated just south of the wide southern border of famed Fort Bragg, the varied communities of North Carolina’s Sandhills are influenced by the military in many ways. That’s especially true when it comes to veteran-owned businesses and other companies and offerings with strong military connections.
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A Guide to Berry Picking in the Sandhills
In the Sandhills of North Carolina, the arrival of spring and warmer weather signals the start of strawberry-picking season, quickly followed by blueberry-picking season. Don’t tell the golfers, but berry picking may be one of the best things to do in Moore County, especially with children, and makes a great annual tradition. Meet local farmers, pick fresh berries, and enjoy making delicious memories in the sunshine.
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Flower Farms in the Sandhills
In the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area, we're lucky to have an abundance of local farms. But did you know our farms offer more than fruits and vegetables? Several farms in the Sandhills specialize in cut flowers, often using organic and regenerative farming practices.
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Fall into Pinehurst Golf
Fall around the Home of American Golf may be the most enticing season of all, when there’s a nip in the air on the first tee and you’re out of your pullover by the turn.
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Talamore Resort Debuts New Toptracer Range
Autumn around the Village of Pinehurst area is the most popular time of year for a golf vacation. This fall, guests at Talamore Golf Resort in the “Home of American Golf” will be able to enjoy the resort’s new Toptracer Range. The Toptrcaer technology uses high-speed cameras, coupled with sophisticated computer algorithms, to provide instantaneous ball tracking information to guests using the range featured 10 hitting bays.
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News

CVB EARNS PAIR OF STATEWIDE TOURISM MARKETING AWARDS
The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau earned a pair of tourism marketing awards at the annual North Carolina Tourism Industry Association (NCTIA) conference held in Raleigh, Nov. 15-16.
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BHAWK Distillery Toasts Military Spirit
BHAWK – Brad Halling American Whiskey Ko – was conceived and constructed as much as a recognition of the men and women of the military and their extraordinary contributions as for the spirits that will be made and sold there.
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Popular Pinecone Pathways Returns for Spring 2024
The popular Pinecone Pathways program is returning to Moore County and will run from March 19-April 22, 2024. The program was created last year to celebrate the Year of the Trail in North Carolina.
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POUR TOUR PASSPORT ADDS TWO MORE STOPS
Sandhills Pour Tour Passport Program Adds Two More Stops On Trail Program Highlights Area Social Gathering Spots And Awards Prizes For Stamped Passports
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Pinehurst No. 2 Continues to Lead the Way in 2024
Pinehurst No. 2 has once again secured the top spot as the best golf course in the state as determined by the North Carolina Golf Panel. Pinehurst Resort will host the 2024 U.S. Open at the venerable Donald Ross course for the fourth time, June 13-16.
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AUTOPORT SELECTS MOORE COUNTY
Moore County, N.C. [May 16, 2024] – Well-known for world-class golf, Moore County could soon add another resort to its repertoire. This time a world-class driving resort. Officials of Autoport announced they plan to create a haven for automotive enthusiasts seeking a one-of-a-kind getaway nestled in the breathtaking landscape of northwestern Moore County. This first of its kind driving resort in North Carolina will be a place where car
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