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Features MAY/JUNE 2o18

28 Sunday Supper

10 Interior Advice

A staple for nearly 40 years, The Market Place is sticking to the same formula that has sustained it: Homemade-style cooking for everyone.

36 Garden Anniversary

Shelly Gerritsma of Canter Lane Interiors embraces the form follows function principle to stunning success.

The Sandhills Landscape Gardening Program celebrates 50 years as one of the leading gardening programs in the nation.

The Moore County Home Builders Association celebrates its Home of the Year and Excellence in Remodeling Awards.

The origins of Knollwood began in the early 20th century with a group of wealthy Pinehurst homeowners calling themselves the Cottage Colony.

18 Builder Bests

56 A Look Back

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From the Editor

32 In Vino, Veritas 34 Healthy Choices 42 Life Under Pines 44 Pick of the Pines 50 On the Buckle ON THE COVER


52 The Garden

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54 Book Review 62 Puzzle 64 Golf 68 Calendar 75 Sightings 80 Last Impression

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y wife, Heather, and I stood perplexed in the entryway to our home. It’s been nearly two years since we moved in and we were just as confused about the room to the right of the entranceway as when we were first shown the house. There must be a solution, a thought we expressed for the umpteen time, but it seems beyond our spatial, cognitive, creative, analytical and spiritual abilities. We could move the piano to that wall and place a nice tall plant next to it in the corner. No, that breaks up the flow of the room too much. We could move the desk underneath the window and move the cabinet up to the playroom. No, the desk is too high and it would look strange towering above the low window sill. We could paint the walls a light green to bring in more light. Well, there are four light green samples patch worked on each wall now … let’s go with a nice blue. It’s like being on an episode of Fixer Upper without the fixers. A nightmare! The original intent of the space was a dining room, but we’ve eaten in our very own dining once, in our first home, and food has never passed through the “dining room” threshold since. Initially we thought we would make it a sitting room, where no one would ever gather and we would all learn to despise it as the room that “collects” things. Then, it was going to be my wife’s office, but after experimenting with a desk that never really fit anywhere and Heather attempting to work within the swirl of life with kids, a dog and no door (not to mention moving the 500-pound upright piano to yet another wall while trying not to scratch the hardwood floors to see if “it looks good over there”), we decided the office concept just wouldn’t fly. To date, nothing has changed, except the name. We now call it the “music room,” not for the paint samples splattered across the wall from a visit by the Blue Man Group, but because the piano remains in there, virtually alone and now out of tune due to all the moves. It wouldn’t be a stretch to assume most of us have dealt with a similar room—a space that struggles to have a purpose, where none of the furniture from your last home really fits and you’re left honestly pondering closing up the entryway to be done with it. So I felt a bit of hope when reading Toby Raymond’s story on interior designer Shelly Gerritsma. There are people out there that can figure it out! That have the talent to Feng Shui the most frustrating of spaces! I know, not the newest revelation but, still, Shelly shines a heartening light on an otherwise hopeless endeavor. Also within this issue are the winners of the Moore County Home Builders Association’s (MCHBA) annual Home of the Year and Excellence in Remodeling awards. We’re proud to partner with the MCHBA to celebrate the talent of our local builders. The winners can be found on page 22.

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nterior design is an art and a science. Based on the guiding principle that form follows function, the objective is to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment. With roots dating back to ancient Egypt, it is this effective use of space that calls for highly skilled technicians to apply their knowledge to the mechanics of design. Tasked with wearing many hats depending on the scope of the project, designers typically are involved in all phases of construction from concept to execution, including the development of the necessary documents, understanding occupancy loads and health care regulations, along with managing and coordinating operating systems, such as electrical and plumbing, in order to produce interior spaces that are as functional and safe as they are beautiful. Often confused with interior decorating, interior design relies heavily on research, whereas decorating concentrates on the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. And while decorative creativity, such as choosing colors, is an important component to a successful outcome, it is the serviceable aspect of interiors that requires an especially deep dive into the core of a structure and is the dynamic that separates the two professions. In other words: interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design. Pinehurst is home to one such designer, Shelly Gerritsma of Canter Lane Interiors, who shares her style, philosophy and insights with Pinehurst Living Magazine for this month’s Home and Garden Issue. With an emphasis on green building and architectural design, Gerritsma’s award-winning crafted interiors bring a fresh touch to new construction and to remodel projects alike. A Colorado native, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Colorado State University, a council-accredited institution. Gerritsma has settled permanently in Pinehurst by way of Arizona and California thanks to her best friend (an event rider), who lured her here to design the family hunt-box. A horse person herself, Gerritsma says she fell in love with the area and decided to stay, adding that she has never looked back. In fact she says the word has gotten out in Horse Country, and as a result she has developed a substantial equestrian clientele.


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In terms of her style, Gerritsma says her expertise ranges from modern farmhouse, to mid-century eclectic to traditional eclectic; however, she is first and foremost committed to understanding her clients’ needs regardless of her own preferences. She goes on to say it is well worth taking the time to learn about their routines and day-to-day activities so that she is able to fashion an environment that works well for them. “I want to know how everyone in the family uses the space from the first thing in the morning until the last thing at night before I suggest an approach to a project. I find it is often the small things that make the biggest impact,” she says. Having full design and decor services available, together with an in-depth understanding of the building process, Gerritsma incorporates her clients’ lifestyles and interests into designs that will stand the test of time. She also believes in maintaining the integrity of the structure, even when that includes extensive remodeling. “My aim is to create a sense of comfort, serenity and meaning throughout the space while also maintaining harmony between the architecture and the interiors.” Consequently, she will often scour local shops looking for materials and recycled products that showcase her clients’ tastes. In addition, Gerritsma credits her practical side as she looks at each project with an eye toward possible expansion or eventual resale, citing the home she designed for her friend as the perfect example. “My friend’s husband is in the military. When we talked about the initial project, he expressed his desire to have a large gym, and so we dedicated a space upstairs to serve that purpose. However, we also planned for contingencies down the road, as outgrowing the property was a real possibility.” And sure enough, when it came time to sell, Gerritsma promptly reconfigured the gym into two additional bedrooms; a value-added solution that was to become the linchpin in moving the property along. The Canter Lane Interiors’ philosophy is based on making design accessible to everyone, and to that end, here are a few tips to get started. 14 PINEHURSTLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM

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When selecting a paint color Make sure to view your swatches under the same light conditions that will be in your space(s). Colors look vastly changed depending on whether they will be within artificial or natural light. A good rule of thumb is that fluorescent and many LED bulbs render cool, while incandescent and natural light renders warm. This means that a blue color may appear more violet in natural and incandescent light, and greener in cooler light. When changing bulbs in your home or commercial space to LED, make sure to purchase “warm” or “natural” color rendering. This label will typically appear on the bulb box, and if you do not see anything listed, assume that the color will be bright white or cool.

Hanging artwork A common error when hanging artwork, is hanging it too high on a wall. In order to create a balanced, professionally put together look, make sure that artwork is hung at eye level (for an average height of 58-68 inches on center from the floor). This will create a museum gallery effect which is pleasing to the eye, and which will remain in balance with furnishings and decor.

Trends Trends are just that: trends. Don’t feel the need to update your space to the latest color or finish in an attempt to keep up with the Joneses. A better approach is to add a decorative piece or two to your existing space—items that are easy to change with the season or trend changes. The clientele that seek out her services resonate with an overall eclectic style that does not adhere to one trend or another. This allows the ability to design curated spaces which tell a story and do not feel sterile or contrived. Magazine spaces may look amazing, but are often not very livable.

When to seek help There is a misnomer that designers are only for the wealthy, or that they will only design over the top spaces. While this may be true in some cases, the majority of clients come from various economic backgrounds, stages of life, and for many varying design needs. From selecting the right paint color to designing new layouts for remodels and new builds; the gamut is vast and varied. Gerritsma concludes by highlighting the true heart of Canter Lane Interiors. “My clients know my architectural background and hire me for everything from full home design and groundup conceptual design, to artwork and decor selection, furniture suggestions, and more. My goal is to help people thrive in their spaces; creating harmonious environments which inspire living.” PL


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New Home Best in Show, above, went to BVH Construction Services for a home built in West End.

Best in Show for Remodeling, right, was awarded to Pinehurst Homes for a remodel completed in Pinehurst.



A night to honor our area's builders By Ellen Cooper House photographs by Don McKenzie Gala photographs by Kat Cloutier


he Moore County Home Builders Association (MCHBA) held its annual Home of the Year and Excellence in Remodeling Awards Gala on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6 p.m. at The Country Club of Whispering Pines. The event is held annually to honor the skillful talent of the members of the MCHBA. “This event is the only event in the area that presents the opportunity to honor the local members and builders in our area,” says Jon Potter, president of the MCHBA. “Members are given the opportunity to enter new home construction and remodel projects into various award categories. It is a wonderful night and great opportunity to show the community what is being done in the area, the quality of construction in Moore County, and the latest building trends available to residents.” Chartered in 1977, the MCHBA is a nonprofit trade association that consists of


builder and associate member firms throughout Moore County. The network includes builders, remodelers, developers, bankers, mortgage brokers, landscapers and other supporting businesses affiliated with the building industry. The association is affiliated with the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). “We currently have 220 members in our association,” says Warren Wakeland, executive director of the MCHBA. “Our purpose is to bring the local building and remodeling industry together to help strengthen the industry, our member’s businesses and the community we serve.” According to Wakeland, the association’s programs and activities, including the annual gala, promote industry professionalism while providing a forum for its members to learn more about the industry and connect with others in their field. Additionally, MCHBA serves the industry as a strong, positive voice to government, an economic engine for local business and a charitable hand to the Moore County community. “For this year’s awards, we had 29 entries submitted by our members—20 new homes and nine remodels,” says Wakeland. “Entries are categorized by price point—new homes ranging from $300,000 to $1 million, and remodeling projects ranging from $15,000 to more than $400,000.” The Master of Ceremonies, Pat Corso, announced the awards for 13 different residential contractors during the awards ceremony that followed a cocktail hour and sitdown dinner. The highest honors, New Home Best in Show and Best Remodel in Show, went to BVH Construction

MCHBA President Jon Potter

Guy and Vanesa McGraw and Meg and Josh Aldridge

Paula Crocker, Robert Van Houten, Brad Barrett and Sean Smith


Clayton Evans, Tyler Cook, Ryan Paschal and Jeramy Hooper

Master of Ceremonies Pat Corso

for a $700,000-plus new home built in West End, and to Pinehurst Homes for a $400,000-plus remodel completed in Pinehurst. Each was scored above 90 percent for quality. “Each year, this event allows the opportunity for all builders and subcontractors to showcase their hard work,” says Brandon Haddock with Pinehurst Homes. “It is an honor for our company to not only be recognized, but to be recognized amongst our peers for the exceptional work they have done. This event allows each of us the opportunity to show one another we have been working so hard on.” Ryan Paschal, with Pineland Homes & Remodeling, who won Gold in the $50,000-$100,000 category for their remodel located at 190 Halycon Drive in Southern Pines, says that while the annual event is exciting for the homebuilders, it is equally exciting for the homeowners. “We spend a large amount of time during remodels working with the homeowners to meet their needs for their homes,” says Paschal. “Entering the home as the remodel team is exciting because we get to show other people in the association what we have done, but it is even more exciting for the homeowners to see their homes, their dreams and ideas, get recognized by the association.” The MCHBA hosts four events each year with their next event, the annual scholarship golf tournament, scheduled for Oct. 2, 2018, at Pine Needles. The golf tournament raises funds in order to provide a scholarship to a local student who is interested in beginning a career in the trade industry. For more information on the MCHBA or the upcoming charity golf tournament, visit PL

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Bartlett Construction // Bureau Building & Landscape BVH Construction Services // Daniel Adams Construction // Heart Pine Builders Legacy Home Construction // Masters Properties // McArnold Construction McLendon Hills Construction // Pinehurst Homes // Pineland Homes & Remodeling Red Br and // Yates Hussey Construction

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SILVER WEST END BVH Construction Services

SILVER WEST END McLendon Hills Construction

BRONZE SOUTHERN PINES Pineland Homes & Remodeling

BRONZE PINEHURST McArnold Construction

Home of the Year

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GOLD PINEHURST Bartlett Construction

SILVER PINEHURST Pineland Homes & Remodeling

BRONZE WEST END McLendon Hills Construction

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GOLD PINEHURST Bartlett Construction


BRONZE PINEHURST Masters Properties

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GOLD PINEHURST Masters Properties


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in Remodeling // UP TO $50K //

GOLD WEST END Bureau Building & Landscape

SILVER WEST END Bureau Building & Landscape

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GOLD PINEHURST Yates Hussey Construction

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in Remodeling // $50-$100K //

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GOLD SOUTHERN PINES Pineland Homes & Remodeling

GOLD - *Best in Show* PINEHURST Pinehurst Homes

SILVER PINEHURST Bartlett Construction

SILVER WEST END Yates Hussey Construction

The Moore County Home Builders Association is the premiere organization representing all residential construction in Moore County. MCHBA provides a positive voice to government, an economic engine for business and a charitable hand in the community. The Home of the Year and Excellence in Remodeling Awards reflect the finest in new home construction in Moore County. We hope you have enjoyed seeing these award-winning homes. Feel free to call the builders or remodelers listed here anytime to discuss your residential construction or home remodeling needs. Tel. 910.944.2992 //

Sunday Supper

Bonnie Black

The Market Place Pinehurst eatery stands the test of time


By Catherine Murphy Photographs by Kat Cloutier

he Market Place Restaurant in Olmsted Village in Pinehurst is a popular local eatery that represents the true entrepreneurial spirit of a long line of Moore County natives. “We’re related to three-quarters of the county,” jokes proprietor Bonnie Black, a grandmother who has worked in local restaurants since she was 18. No stranger to hard work, Bonnie grew up working on various local farms owned by her extended family throughout the area. At 15, she pumped gas and washed windshields at her grandfather Sandy’s store and gas station in West End. Sandy’s wife, Eda, was a member of the locally prominent Blue family, which established the historic Malcolm Blue Farm in Aberdeen. The property’s farmhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. As Bonnie was growing up, the family was self-sustaining. Bonnie notes that if they wanted to keep warm, they chopped their own wood. If they wanted to eat, they “had


to work and shell and pick and pluck and shuck” to make food from scratch. It’s this can-do attitude that has made The Market Place a staple among the several hundred restaurants and fast-food establishments that have proliferated in the area in recent years. The Market Place was originally founded 38 years ago on Midland Road, next to what is now the Ironwood Restaurant. Initially a gourmet food and basket shop, over time tables were added along with a small menu, and it morphed into a little restaurant with a strong local following. Bonnie started working at the restaurant in 1991 and in 2004, after 13 years, one of the original owners offered to sell the restaurant to her. When the eatery moved from its original location to Olmsted Village in 2011, it already had a customer following on “this side of the traffic circle.” Still, it was a risky move. Although the atmosphere is warm and contemporary, and the restaurant offers a beautiful outdoor patio and hosts diners as well as private parties, The Market Place is the fifth restaurant to give it a go in that location; the previous four having

The Market Place 246 Olmsted Blvd., Suite C, Pinehurst Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They also hosts private parties in the evenings and offer off-site catering for any occasion.


Sunday Supper The Market Place “not too sweet” tea 8-12 whole cloves 3/4 cup sugar Tea Bag Boiling water Put cloves in a gallon container, add sugar and tea bag then fill with boiling water and let steep for 30 minutes or so. Refrigerate until ready.

Luke Black helps a customer. The Market Place food truck is in Seven Lakes every Thursday.

failed inside of one year. That The Market Place continues to thrive is a testament to a loyal fan base, as well as the success Bonnie and her son Luke have had in adapting how they market the restaurant even as they keep the traditions customers have come to expect. Keen on the importance of a community feel, Bonnie’s philosophy is to “keep it consistent, keep it the same,” in terms of its menu offerings of salads, quiches, soups and gourmet sandwiches. At the same time, both she and Luke understand the changing demographics in the area, as well as the need to develop different ways to market to new arrivals. The restaurant now offers gluten-free options for its quiches and breads. It’s begun to leverage social media to reach new audiences. And, it has gone mobile—quite literally—with a food truck that can be found during lunchtime every Thursday next to Burney True Value Hardware in Seven Lakes. Although they are developing new ways to remain competitive in a restaurant-saturated market, Bonnie and Luke are firm in that they “change how we do things without changing who we are.” In terms of its menu offerings, “Everything has a little bit of a twist,” notes Luke. Keeping with the family tradition of making food from scratch, The Market Place offers homemade desserts such as apple fritters made by grandma. Menu offerings unique to the restaurant include a


popular “Not Too Sweet” tea, and sandwiches made with a unique “tangy honey mustard spread.” Breakfast and lunch are served up with a style of Southern charm normally found only around the family dinner table. If you’re a local, you can expect Southern-inspired delicacies such as the Southern Reuben, with smoked turkey and North Carolina green tomato chutney, or a Pimento-with-a-“Kick” sandwich featuring a spiked five-cheese spread. If you’re from out of town, old standbys such as chicken salad and The Market Place roast beef are served up on croissants so fresh and flakey, customers liken them to the finest bakeries in France. Ultimately, Bonnie notes that the real joy in her work lies in being able to see the finished product, which to her is customer satisfaction. At her first waitressing job, at the Carolina Hotel, Bonnie would “go in the kitchen and always watch the chefs trying to figure out what they were doing.” But it’s not just about the food. The customer experience is to Bonnie “the hospitality as well as the food part.” Luke concurs, “It’s like having grandma over to your house and you cook for her because you want her to enjoy it.” “You have to love what you’re doing,” concludes Bonnie. “I’ve personally found joy when a customer says, ‘Oh my God that is so good’ and you just feel fulfilled.” PL

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In Vino, Veritas

Volcanic Wines

are about to erupt By Sassy Pellizzari


ne of the most unsung, unfamiliar and unrecognized wine varieties is swiftly gaining the appreciation it deserves, and is about to erupt in popularity. Yes, that was a very deliberate choice of words since we are talking about volcanic wines. Wines from volcanic soil are on their way to becoming a category of wine on its own, which is an incredible opportunity for this niche market. Volcanic soil is present all over the world in many predominant wine making countries, such as the U.S., Italy, Portugal, Greece and Chile. From an organoleptic point of view, in a world where it is getting more and more difficult to distinguish one wine from another, the mineral scents of volcanic wines assume a noticeable and important characteristic in the wine world today. Many connoisseurs agree that wines from volcanic soils, especially when produced with indigenous grapes, express a better personality, complexity, finesse and longevity overall than other wines. The peculiarity of the taste comes from the fact that the soil is very heterogeneous. It can be created by ash, and therefore light and soft, or, by cooled pools of lava, which generates darker soil, rich in clay. No other soil has such a richness of fruits and minerals harmoniously. Typical characteristics are citrus, peach, mango and melon, which are more intense in the younger wines and will develop over the years into tropical fruit, kerosene and flint rock. Another reason that these wines are valuable is because the slopes of the volcanoes are very difficult to cultivate due to the hardness of the rocks and the steepness of the hills. And many of the volcanoes are active, which makes cultivation sort of an extreme sport. In Sicily, the most southern region in Italy, for example, there lies Etna, which is the tallest volcano in Europe and is very active. You can often see smoke and even lava eruption as part of its intense activity. Almost all the work areas on Etna have a window facing the volcano’s mouth so that it is possible to monitor its


activity every moment of the day. In this area, the vines live in extreme conditions, not just because they are threatened by eruption, but because they are spread out from the lowest latitude where a vine can naturally grow, up to the highest altitude, where some vineyards reach an altitude of more than 3,600 feet above sea level. Wines from here are as unique as the territory. One of the most important producers is Passopisciaro with its “Passorosso” and “Passobianco.” The first is a 100-percent nerello mascalese (indigenous varietal) and the latter is a 100-percent chardonnay. In the U.S., one of the most famous areas for volcanic soil winemaking is Red Mountain in Washington state, where one of the most appreciated is the Syrah varietal, and winemaker Naches Heights is famous for cabernet, merlot, chardonnay and riesling. The Willamette Valley in Oregon is partially in volcanic territory, and here the best wines produced are the pinot noirs. One of the most notable vineyards is Temperance Hills, in the Eola-Amity Hills, which primarily produces pinot noir, but also gewurztraminer, chardonnay and pinot grigio. Another great winemaking country, Chile, has the most volcanoes of any country in the world. Chile is well known for good wines with a low price point, although volcanic soil wines are usually more expensive. Most volcanic soils are unable to retain water, making much of the soil relatively infertile. This stress impacts vines to produce smaller grape bunches that have less fruit with thicker skins. One of the most famous volcanic soil wines from Chile is Clos Apalta, from the Apalta Valley. When was the last time you drank a wine that truly blew your mind? Well, it’s time to try a volcanic one. But don’t procrastinate, because once the volcanic wine movement gets hot, and infatuation flares up, prices are bound to erupt. PL

Top: Volcano Aconcagua and vineyard in Argentina. Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Americas (22,841 ft). Bottom: Vineyards below Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.

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Healthy Choices

Gut Check by Robert Nason


or years now we’ve been told by Jamie Lee Curtis and others the benefits of probiotics on digestion and overall health. Probiotics, foods that contain “good” bacteria, have been found to reduce risk of disease, help in weight loss, maintain healthy skin, improve digestion and enhance your immune system. Probiotic foods include yogurt, dark chocolate, miso, sauerkraut and apple cider vinegar. What scientists are now discovering is that our good bacteria has some other friends within our digestion system, including fungi, viruses and parasites. And the growth and existence of these microorganisms relies mainly on what we eat. A study on the American Society of Microbiology website found that mice fed a high-fat diet had different gut fungi than mice fed a more nutritious diet, suggesting our stomach fungi may influence our health. Scientists are just scratching the surface about how gut fungi impacts our health and how it interacts with the other host of microorganisms within us (fungi make up less than one half of a

percent of the microbes in our digestive system). But the hope is as more microbes are identified and the more we begin to understand how they interact with and impact our bodies, the more we can define the best diet for optimal health. In the meantime, along with adding probiotics to your diet, here are a few tips for a healthy digestive system: Fiber. Fiber is food for your gut’s microbes and a diet high in fiber, preferably from fresh fruits and vegetables, will help prevent all sorts of digestive issues, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. There are two types of fiber—soluble and insoluble—and both are essential for good digestive health. Soluble fiber absorbs water inside your digestive tract and come from foods like beans, oats and fruits. Soluble fiber helps stools slide smoothly through your GI tract and can also help regulate blood sugar, enhance mood and make you feel fuller longer. Insoluble fiber comes from whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables and


does not breakdown in water, providing your digestive system with some regularity while preventing constipation and hemorrhoids. Lean meats. Leaner meats, like pork tenderloin, chicken breast and London broil, have less fat and will not only help with digestion but will give you a healthier heart as well. Consistent eating habits. Try to eat meals and snacks at the same time each day, avoid distractions, like electronics while eating, avoid eating while in a bad mood and acknowledge the act of chewing. Hydrate. Water is an essential component to help absorb nutrients. And the fiber you’re eating will help pull the water into your colon for more consistent stools. Exercise and stress. Can’t forget about these two ... increase the former, reduce the latter. PL

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Sandhills Program

Celebrates 50 Years


BY DOLORES MULLER / Photos from Amanda Jakl, MCHA & Landscape gardening program archives



half-century ago, a handful of people had a vision. It was to create a program at Sandhills Community College that would train students in all aspects of horticulture. That vision was realized, and this June the Landscape Gardening Program will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Fifty years is a milestone by any measure, and in June students past and present, staff, and all who helped the Landscape Gardening Program dream become a reality will gather to celebrate this momentous occasion. It will take place on the grounds of the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens outside of Steed Hall. The vision was to explore the possibility of initiating a National Institute of Horticulture. In 1965, Mr. Frank Howe, a resident and owner of Clarendon Gardens Nursery and Landscape services in Pinehurst, formed a committee; Dr. Raymond Stone, the first president of the college and Mr. Heutte along with Mrs. Louise Ballard, Mr. David Leach and Dr. Francis de Vos wanted to create a program to train students in all aspects of gardening and horticulture. It was to be conducted and managed by the Sandhills Community College. Plans were formulated and in February of 1968 Mr. Fred Garrett was hired and began employment at 38 PINEHURSTLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM

Previous pages: The greenhouses of Steed Hall Above: Fred Garrett, former program coordinator Next page: A student helps prepare for the annual plant sale and Demaris Johnson, current program coordinator

Sandhills to develop the horticultural curriculum and initiate the first class to begin the following September. “I designed a program fashioned after the horticultural training concepts already established in European gardens and horticulture training schools,” says Garrett. “The following year, two additional instructors were employed to train students in applied horticulture. Hands-on experience was the emphasis of the two-year Landscape Gardening program.” Before the establishment of the gardens on campus, Mrs. James Boyd agreed to let students do most of the practical work such as vegetable gardening, tree climbing, propagation and landscape maintenance at the Weymouth estate in Southern Pines. Barns on the estate were used to house equipment the students needed. Classroom studies took place on the main campus of the college. In the fall of 1970, construction of the greenhouse and classroom facilities were completed on campus. The

instructional building that housed the Landscape Gardening Program was named Huette Hall, in honor of the man who was so instrumental in helping raise the capital needed to finance the two-year program. The original building was adequate until 2010 when a new building was built to accommodate the growing enrollment and program needs. Through the generosity of the Steed family, owners of Steed Nursery in Candor, North Carolina, a new building was constructed. It is currently the home of the program and houses three classrooms, a student lounge/study area, learning resource center, student residences and faculty offices. Fittingly, it was named Steed Hall. Warren and Marion Steed had immediately offered their support when the program began. In the years that followed, the Steeds provided scholarships for students and made Steed Nursery available for learning opportunities and field trips. Also in 1970, the students organized a Horticultural Club. Leadership skills were developed through supplemental projects and activities not normally included in day-to-day classroom activities. The club continues today to be actively involved in raising money to participate in National Collegiate Landscape Competition with the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Selling Christmas trees and wreaths, designing landscapes, car washes and an annual student plant sale are some of their fundraising projects. As a spin-off from the Horticultural Club, a group of alumni organized and founded the Landscape Gardening Alumni Association. Students also raised money to establish the first garden of the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens. They spent weekends clearing and preparing two acres of land for construction of the parking lot in front of Huette Hall. They then sold the lumber and used the money for the establishment of the Ebersole Holly Garden. The significant collection of hollies, donated by Dr. Fred Ebersole and planted by the students, was the beginning of the beautiful gardens we enjoy today. The holly garden is the largest collection of PINEHURSTLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM 39

hollies east of the Mississippi. At that time, the trustees of the college also dedicated 15 additional acres of campus land to the Landscape Gardening Program for future expansion. Between 1980 and 1984, a decision was made to develop a plan for the entire garden, which was to serve as an outdoor green laboratory for the students. Students in the design class took on the project creating the gardens’ master plan. The existing gardens, such as the vegetable garden, fruit orchard, conifer and annual gardens, were incorporated into the design with additional gardens to be added in following years. As part of the statewide celebration in 1984, the school assigned a student design project to create a garden celebrating America’s 400-year anniversary and commemorating the attempted colonization of Roanoke Island in 1584. Second-year student Susan Frett’s plan was accepted and funding of the garden construction began on the Sir Walter Raleigh Garden. Be sure to see this garden on your next visit. Note the cherry trees planted at the entrance to the garden. They came from seedlings from the Weymouth estate. Each subsequent garden has either been designed and or built by students in the program. Consistency has been a key to the program’s success. Over the last 50

years, there have been only two program coordinators. Fred Garrett served 33 years followed by Demaris (Dee) Johnson in 2001. Johnson is a graduate of the program and plans to retire this year. “I started as a student and I am ending as program coordinator,” says Johnson. Varied experience in all phases of Landscape Gardening are part of the curriculum. In addition to the rigorous classroom study of plant propagation/ identification, turf management, irrigation, etc., hands-on experience in all phases of horticulture and landscape gardening is the goal. The students learn how to operate tractors, use soil mixers, work with turf, nursery culture, perennial beds and prune trees while hanging high above the ground on safety ropes. “Unique to this program is a residency requirement,” says Johnson. “On a rotating basis, students live on the campus grounds and participate in operating and maintaining the now 32 acres of the gardens and greenhouses, thus learning management and supervisory skills. Additionally, an internship is required before completing the program. Students graduate with a two-year associate degree in applied science in Landscape Gardening.” “We are very proud of our graduates,” she adds. “They are highly sought after in the green industry. Past graduates


Top left: The graduating class of 1972, which included Pete Gulley of Gulley's Garden Center in Southern Pines. Top right: Students hard at work.

have gone on to own their own business, locally and across the country. They work at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, Ginter Gardens and the estate of Paul & Bunny Mellon in Virginia, the Governor’s mansion, Tryon Palace and Old Salem in North Carolina and Dunbarton Oakes in D.C. They have taken on prestigious positions such as that of the head gardener and his assistant at the White House, director of Reynolds Gardens in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and director of the gardens at Monticello.” This June, current and past students, the college faculty and supporters of the Landscape Gardening Program will celebrate the past 50 years and toast to another successful half-century to come. PL



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Life Under Pines

The Way of the Dodo By Sundi McLaughlin


ur story takes place in a charming, small Southern town where our good-hearted and somewhat quirky military wife and her soldier husband are transferred. Upon settling in to their home, our heroine begins the arduous task of finding a job. After a year-long search she takes a leap of faith by opening up a gift shop in her sleepy town. Our lovable military wife falls in love with the town and its people. She immerses herself in her new community. She volunteers, makes friends, and after years of hard work the shop begins paying for itself. Our now happy though somewhat frazzled shopkeeper hires an amazing staff, adds an online shop, and even wins best gift shop two years in a row. Finally, our mildly stressed but optimistic shop owner feels like she can take a deep breath. The American dream finally realized … and then quite suddenly something strange and disconcerting begins to happen. Our leading lady’s fantastic customers, whom she loves so much, begin taking pictures of the items in her shop instead of buying them. The very items that pay for our heroine’s business and pay her employees’ paychecks. The merchandise she has researched, purchased and is excited to show her customers suddenly stop selling at the pace it once did. Where the customer once would have bought

the item for a friend; more and more of her customers are now snapping a photo and texting their friends, “Thinking of you.” It gets worse, though, as our now sleep-deprived shopkeeper notices an even more gruesome trend. Like a shot to the heart, she witnesses several of her beloved patrons buy her merchandise from instead, whilst she is standing in her little gift shop … losing feeling in her arm …. Our valiant, anxiety-ridden protagonist shakes it off and prepares for the Super Bowl of gifting … Christmas. This is the biggest season for gift shops, and it’s what sustains many little Mom and Pops during spring and winter. But this Christmas something new happens. Despite the amazing energy and hustle and bustle of her happy customers, Christmas comes and goes, and for the first time the shop doesn’t hit its goal. The dismayed and now slightly balding shopkeeper reads articles where they explain how for the first time ever, online shopping exceeded brick-andmortar business. This trend is happening nationally—not just in her shop, not just on her block. What will it all mean for a quaint little downtown? But this is a story of perseverance. Our brave shopkeeper, who now has a mild stress rash, keeps her head up and attempts to stay positive while running


her business the best way she knows how while she waits for things to turn around. She researches what she can do differently, more efficiently: How can she be better? She goes on her annual buying trip and carefully selects and buys for the new year. She comes back home exhausted but inspired and is excited for her customers to see what wonderful things she has found. Per industry guidance, she hangs up a sign that reads “No photography please.” Our hopeful, if not now mildly haggard, shopkeeper even installs a Digital Rewards Program to reward her customers for shopping local. She enrolls in business classes … and then something else begins. Buildings in the downtown, for the first time in her eight years, begin to be bought and sold. Rents begin to double and wonderful shops that have been around forever close. Now this is something our shop owner can’t control, causing her to hyperventilate into a brown paper bag more than once. She begins to wonder if her shop, her beloved downtown, is going the way of the Dodo? Extinct. Unnecessary. Uncertain of what to do, she gets up every morning and does her best to keep herself and her staff motivated. She works harder than ever on keeping her customers engaged while striving to make her little shop the best it can be. When she reads about people petitioning for a Target, she drives herself to the ER with what she believes is a full-on heart attack. Our dispirited girl starts dreaming of those month-long desert retreats she hears rich folk talk about ….

What would she say if anyone was willing to hear? Probably something like: “Every time you make a purchase you are casting a vote on what is important to you as a neighbor in your community. In the 10 years that I have lived here, I have seen it thrive and flourish with a passionate citizenry who showed up to the Sunrise Theater for movies and concerts when it was on the brink of closing its doors. I have seen empty buildings turned into something special by folks who have spent their lives working for someone else; this is there chance to live their dream by opening their own restaurant or specialty shop. It would break my heart if our downtown became a place where little miracles like that no longer had a home.” What will become of our fearsome heroine? Will rent increase until she can no longer sustain? Will people buy everything online and remove the need for a friendly neighborhood gift shop? We hope not. We hope folks will realize how important an independent downtown is to our community. We hope the trend of online buying is a fad and folks will once again crave connection and professional relationships. We hope there is a realization that every dollar you spend is the same as casting a vote on what you want your community to look like. For now, our spirited shopkeeper will keep working on making the best gift shop she can for her beloved customers and friends in her favorite downtown, right here Under the Pines .... PL


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On the Buckle


Getting Better All the Time By Toby Raymond


e often gather for tea at Wendy’s on rainy Sunday afternoons. It’s not a fancy affair; she puts the kettle on and we bring cookies or cakes or whatever, because it’s more about getting together than anything else. We’re a lively bunch as we settle into our places, with former rescue dogs Sparky or Tilly hopping up on someone’s lap. Whether we’re chatting one-onone or sharing our adventures as a group, laughter rules the day. And, as is the way among horse people, horse talk almost always takes center stage. That’s where Wendy first told the story about how she came to own her beloved pony, Poppy, and where we congratulated Cynthia on her new Ovaro Paint, Charlie Brown. It’s also where Pauline regaled us with tales about her search for her forever horse only to find her forever mule, Stoli.

Armed with our stories and good spirits, it seems we’ve been getting together a lot lately due mainly to the coldest winter and snowiest spring anyone can recall; however, there was one Sunday in particular where we were 10 women strong and having an especially grand time, when it occurred to me our conversation is probably not much different than that of the young working students on the farm where I live. From 9 to 90, if you’re a horse person you probably are dealing with the same issues— horses do remarkable things after all—and also sharing the same special joys, like when your horse does some indescribable something that touches your soul. As I looked around at the “girls” of a certain age that afternoon, I was struck with the thought that while the kids might bounce easier than we can, how amazing it is we don’t let a


little thing like that get in our way, not for a minute. Out there every day, we’re doing it just like they are. With hair tucked under baseball caps, we’re mucking, picking, raking, mowing, dragging, sweeping, and somewhere in between hauling feed out of the truck, vet calls and chasing lost shoes, we are riding/driving, training and competing. Even with an assortment of aches and pains, nothing stops us. I remember an occasion a few years ago when a number of us were on hand to volunteer at our neighborhood horse trial. A fun way to get together, enjoy a beautiful day in a beautiful setting, and do our part for our community. We would typically group up a bit early to say hi, before getting the day’s instructions, this time being no exception. One by one we wandered in. Abbey with her shoulder in a sling from rotator cuff surgery, Marci

walking with a cane post-knee-replacement, Aggie recently recovered from back surgery; yet despite everything, they talked about how eager they were to get back in the game. Although equine sports can be dangerous, as many of us can attest, more often than not it’s the cumulative effects of wear and tear that causes us to shift and bend. But even as we are forced to lower the bar on our expectations, we’re tough as nails and won’t go down without a fight. Take my BFF Janine, with whom I’ve been friends for, well ... a long time. Having suffered a broken neck when her intermediate event horse took a bad step and tumbled to the ground, and years later getting a hip replacement as a result of a new horse’s antics, she has rallied and continues to compete her off-track Thoroughbred, routinely cleaning up in the hunter ring. Oh, and she’s looking for another horse who she can take Training Level. And that goes for the men, too. A resident boarder at Wendy’s, also of a certain age, is out on the Foundation trails pretty much every morning. And if he’s not riding, he comes out to the barn anyway, always with carrots in hand for the horses and treats for the dogs. Then there are the iconic eventing legends: Mike Plumb, Denny Emerson and Bobby Costello. Still in the thick of it, it’s impossible to refer to them without mentioning a horse in the conversation. And speaking of which, the Carolina Horse Park hosted the Carolina International CIC***, which concluded on Sunday, March 25 with attendance topping the charts in spite of freezing temperatures and icy, cold rain. Even though the torch has been passed on to the next generation, we gallantly stood in our down jackets, with scarves pulled tight, cheering on the competitors as they streaked by, because at our very core it is the love of the horse that binds us together. And I believe it is this love that keeps us going and keeps us young. Age is just a number after all. PL






Toby Raymond is a dressage rider and equine PR and features writer living in Southern Pines. When she’s not writing she is (where else?) ... in the barn.




The Garden


Gardening gets into full swing during the months of May and June. Nurseries and garden centers are buzzing with people looking to purchase vegetable and flower plants for their garden. If you don’t already grow salvia, also called sage, may I suggest it as an addition to the flower bed or as a container plant? The varieties of salvia are endless, with bloom times from spring until frost. Salvias are in the mint family and are a must-have plant if you want to attract hummingbirds; their tubular flowers are chock full of nectar. The color palette of salvias covers the entire spectrum. There are annual varieties (blooming for one season) and perennials (plants that return year after year). One of my favorites is Salvia guarnitica, a beautiful purple. Contrary to common belief, red flowers do not attract hummers more than other colors, and purple is a hummingbird favorite. Another purple variety is Salvia coerulea. The common name is black and blue because it has purple flowers on black stems. The rose and white greggii lipstick is a fun variety too. The perennial salvias are mainstays of the midsummer garden border. Salvia elegans, commonly called pineapple sage, has tomato red flowers and will extend bloom time through the fall until frost. This means you will have the last hummingbirds of the season visiting your yard. Campanula leaf sage thrives in shade and tolerates heat, cold and damp roots. I recommend this yellow flower perennial for shady borders and woodlandstyle gardens—its yellow color brightens up those shady dark areas. Salvias are not liked by deer, are maintenance-free and hummingbirds love them. You cannot ask for a better plant than salvia! PL




Book Review

The Final Frontier By Robert Gable


umanity strides into the future by pushing past the boundaries of current knowledge. The next frontier, and doing whatever it takes to get there, gives us a vision, and gives us hope. Many believe space is the next frontier, and we’ve only started to make our way into the galaxy. Mars may well be our next stop. Scott Kelly has always had that urge to push boundaries, and Endurance is his remarkable story. The book’s title comes from The Endurance, the ship that carried the crew of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated 1915 expedition toward the South Pole. The journey ended in disaster, and though the crew had a terrible time, most managed to survive. Whenever Kelly had a rough day in space, he took solace knowing he had it better than the monstrous conditions the crew faced on The Endurance. Kelly has an interesting history, in that he was very nearly a washout in life. He had trouble studying as a kid and lacked purpose or direction. That is until he happened upon The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe when he was 18. He is quick to admit that book inspired him to be a jet pilot and eventually an astronaut. Persistence and perseverance got him from SUNY Maritime College through Navy f light school. After a stint as a Navy test pilot, the space shuttle was next. (While up in the space station he was able to talk to Wolfe and they met for lunch upon his return from space.) He does a good job of portraying everyday routines— the all-important life maintenance activities—on the space station. A mundane daily check-list of intricate steps must to be followed, even if it seems overly cautious—the smallest thing can lead to dire consequences. This bolt could rub against that hose, which could cause a seal to break, allowing air to escape—and the next thing you know, you’re scrambling to find and fix the leak before you lose consciousness. Being 250 miles above the Earth’s surface, traveling in orbit at 17,500 miles an hour, also invites the unusual. Space debris is a continual concern. The station itself is pockmarked from mini-asteroids whacking into it. At one point an old satellite was on a possible collision course with the station. Somehow it slipped past NASA’s early-warning radar, so the only thing the crew could do was wait and hope for a miss. Fortunately, the orbits were just different enough to avoid collision. If it had hit the space station, it


Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

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would have been like the movie Gravity, only worse: they would have been vaporized, since the closing rate was 35,000 mph—20 times faster than a bullet shot from a gun. He does well in showing what a year in space will make you appreciate about life on Earth (he holds the American record for most days spent in space). He misses gravity, of course, but that’s something that barely pops into our head on a daily basis. He writes about what sustained time in zero-gravity does to your health, including a weakening of bones and muscle, and vision damage—extra radiation bombards the optic nerve. He misses the things we take for granted: family, fresh fruit, f lowers, fresh air, meals with friends, fresh water, drinking out of a glass, sitting on a couch, taking a shower, sleeping in a bed and clean clothes. (There’s no laundry up there, “so we wear clothes for as long as we can stand, then throw them out.”) He admits he’s a “no nonsense” kind of guy. He likes the science part of the job: monitor progress, complete the task and note the results. He sprinkles some salty language throughout the book (he was in the Navy, after all). Endurance is full of stories and information for anyone interested in the human side of space exploration. (There is a touch of science, but nothing daunting.) On a lighthearted note, he says, “Personally, I’ve learned that nothing feels as amazing as water …. I’ve learned that most problems aren’t rocket science, but when they are rocket science, you should ask a rocket scientist …. I’ve learned that grass smells great and wind feels amazing and rain is a miracle. I will try to remember how magical these things are for the rest of my life.” PL

Robert Gable worked in book publishing for 18 years before going into the golf industry. He lived and worked in Pinehurst for five years and still misses it. He currently lives in Queens and works as an assistant golf pro at Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, New York.

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A Look Back

Knollwood, the Early Years by Jean Barron Walker Images Courtesy Tufts Archives


1921 Mid Pines clubhouse and sunroom


t was the best of times for Leonard Tuft’s Village of Pinehurst. Winter guests were flocking to the Sandhills at the beginning of “the Roaring Twenties,” and more accommodations were needed. Although Tufts could have developed the nearly 6,000 acres he owned outside of the village, he chose to keep Pinehurst intact, with the ambience of the New-England-style village that his father, James Walker Tufts, had created. In 1919, on the outskirts of Southern Pines, sat vast acreage purchased by Dr. Baldwin von Herff, an Austrian chemist; land now held by the U.S. government under the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917. Dr. von Herff had come to the area in 1885, and, in cooperation with the North Carolina State Horticultural Society, had established experimental plots to study the effect of fertilizers on the growth of fruits and vegetables in the sandy soil near Pee Dee Road. In 1919, Leonard Tufts, local businessmen and a group of wealthy Pinehurst homeowners, known as the Cottage Colony, bought 5,200 acres of Dr. von Herff’s land for a new satellite community to be named Knollwood. A November 1921 advertisement for Knollwood in The Pilot newspaper of Southern Pines stated boldly, “It is the intention [of the developers] to make Knollwood a rural village community of twenty to fifty thousand people.” Knollwood was surveyed, with land east of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad named Edgemoore Heights, and the more western rolling hills called Knollwood. A private, elegant country club, to be named Mid Pines, was envisioned by Knollwood Inc., under the Pinehurst umbrella, for members of the winter colony who wanted an exclusive clubhouse and golf course for their own use. The Pinehurst Outlook of February 1921 confirmed this idea: “Pleasure and not financial gain is its object—a combining of creature comfort and good sport in a friendly atmosphere.” The Mid Pines Country Club was organized on January 15, 1921, and work on the golf links, clubhouse and grounds started immediately. One hundred and fifty shares of stock were to be sold for $2,500 each, but, by 1923, only 46 Mid Pines members had been selected by Tufts and his Cottage Colony friends. They set high standards for an invitation to join Mid Pines; “The stock is not to be offered promiscuously, but to a clientele that will ensure congeniality and good fellowship,” stated a 1921 memo by Tufts. It was an affluent group that included George T. Dunlap of the publishing firm, Grosset & Dunlap; Lucius M. Bloomer of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City; Horace H. Rackham, lawyer and advisor to automobile pioneer


From top: Building the Donald Ross Golf Course; Artist erroneous map for Mid Pines; Three-story Mid Pines clubhouse, Midland Road


Henry Ford; William N. Reynolds, President of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Thomas E. Wilson, founder of Wilson Sporting Goods; and Frank V. du Pont of the DuPont chemical company of Wilmington, Delaware. Donald Ross, Pinehurst golf course’s architect, designed the Mid Pines golf links, which opened in November 1921. Ross said he planned the golf course to be an enjoyable one for golfers of all abilities to play. Sand greens would remain until they were converted to Bermuda grass in the late 1930s. The Georgian Revival-style Mid Pines clubhouse, which opened in January 1922, was designed by Aymar Embury II, architect for numerous homes and buildings in Southern Pines and Pinehurst. The threestory clubhouse had 65 bedrooms, each with a private bath, separate locker rooms for men and women, a main dining room with two private dining areas, and a 36-by-86-foot living room with a view of the 18th green. The total cost for the clubhouse and golf course was $456,700. Oil paintings over the two fireplaces in the living room created much discussion then and still do. One painting shows the three golf courses at St. Andrews, Scotland, while the other shows a map of the Sandhills area with the Cape Fear River placed west of the Mid Pines clubhouse, when the river was actually some 40 miles east of Mid Pines. Obviously the artist did not know local geography! The Pilot of April 8, 1921, announced that Knollwood lots adjoining the Mid Pines clubhouse were available at $2,000 per acre. This was a hefty increase over the 50 cents to $1 per acre that Dr. von Herff paid in the late 1800s. James Barber, founder of the Barber Steamship Lines, bought a lot and built the first Knollwood home in 1921. Judge William A. Way, formerly of Pittsburgh, built a house adjacent to Barber’s home on Midland Road. Today, Mid Pines golfers may choose to stay in either of these two historic homes. In 1922, Warren Manning, Pinehurst’s landscape architect for 46 years, had the foresight to plan the new double track Midland Road, named for the “mid-land” it traversed between Pinehurst and Southern Pines, thought to be the first rural double road in North Carolina. A Knollwood advertisement in the Feb. 9, 1922, issue of the Pinehurst Outlook read, “At the Mid Pines Club you notice hands are grubbing out a strip across the Midland Road for the double track.” In 1926, with the completion of the Mid Pines golf course and club house, Tufts decided to create a residential development he named Knollwood Heights and to build the Pine Needles Inn to provide additional hotel accommodations in the Sandhills. A share of preferred stock in the inn cost $3,000 and included


one of the first 50 building lots surrounding the golf course. By 1927, more than 100 of the 250 Knollwood lots were sold. Golf course designer Donald Ross bought two lots in 1928 and built a palatial home near the Pine Needles golf course. Frank Maples, golf course superintendent, directed 60 workers building the Pine Needles golf course. Architect Lyman Sise of Boston designed the elegant five-story Pine Needles Inn, an English Tudor style hotel of brick and stone that opened in January 1928. Each of the 80 guest rooms had its own bath and telephone. Crown moldings, hardwood floors and oriental rugs graced the extensive lobby. The finest china was used in the dining room, and the North Carolina furnishings cost $100,000. The total cost of the Pine Needles Inn and its Donald Ross golf course was a sizeable $750,000. Thought to be the finest hotel in the South, it sat atop a knoll, with its twin spires visible for miles. Although the hotel was originally called the Pine Needle Inn during its first month of planning, newspaper columnists added the “s,” making it the Pine Needles Inn, and the Board of Directors felt the newer name had a good sound on the tongue, and so the inn was named. As the Knollwood land developed, there was a need for a better-surfaced Midland Road. Manning suggested a park-like setting between the double lanes. In 1928, with the help of Frank Page, the North Carolina State Highway Commissioner, the road was graded to 60 feet wide, with two 20-foot lanes and a 20-foot park area between the lanes. A surface of tar and sand rolled with crushed stone was laid down on the double tracks. Ernest Morell, owner of the Holly Tree Nursery, supplied azaleas, shrubs and pines for the Midland Road median from the end of Broad Street in Southern Pines to Pee Dee Road in Knollwood. Pine Needles’ horseback riders could follow a trail in the median all the way to Pinehurst. The Roaring Twenties’ opulence came to an end on Black Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1929, giving a one-two punch to the Sandhills’ economy, and greatly affecting both the Mid Pines Country Club and the Pine Needles Inn. In 1932, the Mid Pines club was sold from its own front steps for $90,000, down steeply from its original cost. The Pine Needles Inn, which had just opened in 1928, hung on for three years, but closed in 1931. It sat idle in bankruptcy until 1935, when a new owner bought it for only $75,000 and assumed all outstanding liens on the property. Today, the Pine Needles Inn is now Pine Knoll at St. Joseph of the Pines, a continuing care facility, which stands above the original Donald Ross golf course. PL From top: 1928 Pine Needles Inn; First floor lobby; Pine Needles Inn painting crew


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Loss of a Legend by Helen Ross


hen Billy Andrade was a freshman at Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons went to Lakeland, Florida, to play in the Imperial Lakes-Florida Southern Intercollegiate. It was the first tournament of the spring season, and Andrade acquitted himself extremely well, opening with a red-hot 65. He remembers his coach, Jesse Haddock, telling him simply “good round.” Nothing more, nothing less. “It was one good day, not a whole career—and he didn’t want to ruin the team chemistry,” Andrade explained. So Haddock didn’t want to make a big deal out of a it. “When you’re in school, you always wish he had,” Andrade added. “Then when you’re out of school, you understand why he didn’t.” Andrade first told me that story when Haddock retired in 1992 after 32 highly successful years as Wake’s golf coach. But it bears repeating now after Haddock’s death in March at the age of 91. Andrade was one of the pall bearers at the funeral along with John Morrow, Jack Lewis, Jay Sigel, Jerry Haas, Loge Jackson, Joe Inman, Gary Hallberg and Scott Hoch. They were among more than 50 former players who came to pay tribute to their coach at the celebration of his life in Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest campus that raw, gray afternoon. Curtis Strange and Lanny Wadkins, two of “Jesse’s boys” who went on to win major championships and election into the World Golf Hall of Fame, were among the speakers. Both struggled to compose themselves at times as they talked about the man whom each deemed a father figure. Haddock’s players earned All-America status 63 times—led by Hallberg, the 1979 NCAA medalist who was voted to the first team four years in a row, the first player ever to be so honored. His teams won NCAA titles in 1974, ’75 and ’86 and finished second on three other occasions. 64 PINEHURSTLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM

Strange won the 1974 NCAA individual title and Jay Haas followed him a year later as the Deacs turned a six-stroke advantage entering the final round into a phenomenal 33-shot win. And while Oklahoma State’s Scott Verplank was medalist in 1986, Wake rallied from 16 strokes down on the final day—and 12 shots in arrears entering the final nine—to give Haddock his third NCAA title. The Deacs also earned 15 Atlantic Coast Conference crowns, at one point picking off 10 straight, during his time at the helm. While some might pass Haddock, the son of a tobacco farmer who didn’t learn to play golf until the year before he took over the Wake Forest program, off as simply a good recruiter, they would be wrong. The man was equal parts coach and sports psychologist. He wasn’t going to change the way a player shaped his shots as much as alter their psyche and motivate them. He knew each player was an individual and treated them as such. “As far as swing coaching, he didn’t do much of that,” Wadkins once said, although he admitted that his shaky putting as a freshman improved when he stopped drinking coffee after Haddock Jesse Haddock mentioned that he was consuming enough to float a battleship. “But as a life coach, he was terrific.” Haas, whose brother Jerry is the current Wake coach, agreed. “Coach helped us more mentally than physically,” the ninetime PGA TOUR champion has said. “Coach treated us all as different personalities and worked with us.” Many of his players can do spot-on impressions of Haddock, and some of the stories about him are legendary. One oft-told encounter repeated at his memorial centered around an encounter with a Hells Angel-type biker who didn’t take kindly to Haddock joking with him at a stoplight. So he tried to pull the coach out of the car window.

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Above: 1986 Wake Forest National Championship team Right: Jay Haas, Jesse Haddock and Curtis Strange Photos courtesy of Wake Forest Athletics

“Touchy guy, wasn’t he?” Haddock said innocently, when he was safely back in the passenger seat. Then there was that fist he nearly put through the wall at a Pinehurst hotel when the Deacs hadn’t exactly delivered on the course. Haddock, the legend goes, tried to repair the damage with toothpaste. Cameron Kent, the long-time anchor at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem who now makes his living writing books, had his close encounter with the coach, too. He graduated from Wake Forest and remembers talking to Haddock about the possibility of playing golf for the Deacs. Kent and his father had recently won a tournament, combining for a 67, he told the coach. Haddock asked him what he shot and after Kent responded 73, the coach said he didn’t think he had a spot for him—but wondered whether his father had any eligibility left. That was Coach Haddock. He could be droll and direct but engaging and encouraging, too. He was a delight to interview and his affection for his players was always evident, even after the rare bad round. Haddock leaves a legacy at Wake Forest that goes well beyond the NCAA titles and All-Americans he’s coached. PL

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May 4.30.2018 - 5.6.2018 Children’s Book Week Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.1-3.2018 Love, Simon Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $ | 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 5.2.2018 Kids Night in the Library Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 5 - 7 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.4.2018 First Friday - Funk You Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 5:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 5.4-5.2018 Fiddler on The Roof by Sandhills Classical Christian School Christ Community Church | 220 Campground Road | Pinehurst Cost: $6 | Friday 7-8 p.m., Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Contact: 910.695.1874, 5.5.2018 Saturday Kids Program Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.5.2018 Rockabilly Block Party at the Railhouse Railhouse Brewery | 105 E South St. | Aberdeen Cost: Free | 2-9 p.m. Contact: 910-783-5280, 5.5.2018 SJPII Derby Gala Pinehurst Resort | 1 Carolina Vista Drive | Pinehurst Cost: $125/person | 5:30 - 10 p.m. Contact:


5.5.2018 A Tribute to Jimmy Buffet featuring The Landsharks Band 5292 US Highway 15-501 | Carthage Cost: $18 - $25 | 5 p.m. Contact: 910-365-9890, 5.6.2018 Fire in the Toolbox Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, 5.6.2018 Richie and Rosie Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15/members, $5/membership fee | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 5.7.2018 Sip & Paint with Jane Casnellie Bump & Baby | 3 Market Square | Pinehurst Cost: $35 | 6 p.m. Contact: 910-639-4823 5.10.2018 Americana in Song Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 3:30 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.10.2018 Hot Glass Cold Beer STARworks NC | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, 5.11.2018 Music in the Park: 82nd Airborne Slip Away Jazz Combo Downtown Park | 145 SE Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 7 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.695.2463, 5.11.2018 Movies in the Pines: Coco Downtown Park | 145 SE Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 8 - 10 p.m. Contact: 910.695.2463, 5.11.2018 Live After Five at Tufts Memorial Park Tufts Memorial Park | 1 Village Green Road W. | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 5:30 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.295.1900,

5.11.2018 Crazy for Camouflage (for Wee Ones) Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.2167,

5.18.2018 Walking Tours with Audrey Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE, reservation required | 10:30 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022,

5.12.2018 30th Annual Carthage Buggy Festival Downtown Carthage | 1 Courthouse Square | Carthage Cost: FREE | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.947.2331,

5.18.2018 Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autrey Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $10/members, $5/membership fee | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

5.12.2018 30th Annual Carthage Buggy Festival Benefit Car and Truck Show Downtown Carthage | 1 Courthouse Square | Carthage Cost: $18 preregistration/$20 day of show | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5.19.2018 Life is Everywhere (Wildlings 6-10) Weymouth Woods | 1024 N Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.2167,

5.12.2018 Make Your Own Mother’s Day Mug STARworks NC | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: $50 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, 5.12.2018 Ellerbe Strawberry Festival 2537 N. U.S. Highway 220 | Ellerbe Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Contact: 910.997.8255 5.13.2018 Trail Sisters Hike for Mother’s Day Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, 5.13.2018 No Fuss and Feathers Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15/members, $5/membership fee | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 5.15.2018 Action at the Outpost Given Outpost | 95 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: $20 | 6 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.17.2018 Van Gogh Series Part 1 -A New Way of Seeing Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | Southern Pines Cost: $10, $15/both films | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

5.19.2018 Spring Spree Exchange Lot | 129 Exchange St. | Aberdeen Cost: Free | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 5.19.2018 18th Century Clothing Workshop House in the Horseshoe | 288 Alston House Road | Sanford Cost: $5 | 1 - 3 p.m. Contact: 910.947.2051 5.19.2018 Season Finale: Symphonic Salute Owens Auditorium, SCC | 3395 Airport Road | Pinehurst Cost: $11 - $45 | 3 - 5 p.m., 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Contact: 910.687.0287, 5.20.2018 Red-cockaded Woodpeckers Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, 5.20.2018 Robbie Hecht, Caroline Spence Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15/members, $5/membership fee | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 5.23.2018 Artists in the Park Aberdeen Lake Park | 301 Lake Park Crossing | Aberdeen Cost: FREE | 6 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2787,



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5.24.2018 Van Gogh Series Part 1 -Loving Vincent Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | Southern Pines Cost: $8, $15/both films | 10 - 11:30 a.m. Contact: 910.692.8501 ,


5.24.2018 Duskin and Stephens Beef & Beer Benefit The Fair Barn | 200 Beulah Hill Road S. | Pinehurst Cost: $10 - $40 | 6 - 10 p.m. Contact:

6.1-10.2018 Shakespeare in the Pines - A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tufts Memorial Park | 1 Village Green Road W. | Pinehurst Cost: FREE general admission | 6 - 9:30 p.m. Contact: 910.687.0287,

5.23.2018 Lunch & Learn in the Garden - Turf Management for the Home Lawn Ball Visitors Center, SCC | 3395 Airport Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 12 - 1 p.m. Contact: 910.695.3882,

6.1-30.2018 Prancing Horse Lazyman Ironman Prancing Horse Center | Southern Pines Cost: $50/individual, $120/team of three Contact:,

5.25.2018 Movies in the Pines: Ferdinand Downtown Park | 145 SE Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 8 - 10 p.m. Contact: 910.695.2463, 5.26.2018 Hot Glass Fundamentals STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, 5.27.2018 Gear Up for Fishing Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, 5.27.2018 Hank, Pattie and the Current Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15/members, $5/membership fee | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 5.28.2018 Moore County Concert Band - War and Peace Concert Grand Ballroom | Carolina Hotel | 80 Vista Drive | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 2 p.m. Contact: 910.235.5229, 5.29.2018 NC Symphony presents A Night at the Oscars ® R.E. Lee Auditorium | 50 Voit Gilmore Lane | Southern Pines 70 PINEHURSTLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM

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6.1.2018 First Friday - Jeff Little Trio Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 5:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 6.2.2018 Star Trek STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: $30 - $35 | 8:30 a.m. Contact: 6.2.2018 Star Heritage Day STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | TBD Contact: 910.428.9001, 6.3.2018 Sultans of String Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15/members, $5/membership fee | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 6.7.2018 An Evening of Gershwin Favorites Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Avenue | So. Pines Cost: $50 | 7 - 8:30 p.m. 6.8.2018 Music in the Park: 82nd Airborne General Swift’s New Orleans Groove Machine Brass Band Downtown Park | 145 SE Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 7 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.695.2463,

6.8.2018 Movies in the Pines: Despicable Me 3 Downtown Park | 145 SE Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Contact: 910.695.2463, 6.9.2018 Night Tree Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15/members, $5/membership fee | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 6.10.2018 Coppelia: Bolshoi Ballet Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $25/adult, $15/child | 1p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 6.13.2018 Bette Smith Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: TBD | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 6.14.2018 Open Mic with Third Stream Duo Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: FREE/members, $5/ membership fee | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 6.16.2018 The Southern Campaign During the Revolutionary War House in the Horseshoe | 288 Alston House Road | Sanford Cost: $5 | 1 - 3 p.m. Contact: 910.947.2051

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Southern Pines Civic Club

Grand reopening of the Historical Landmark Club House built in 1925 Southern Pines February 21

From top, clockwise: Grace Snelgrove and Rosalind Ayers; Dorothy Shankle and Iris Angle; Mary Bradbury and Heather Rio; Linda & Jeff Sheer; and Vince Zucchino, Sue Young and Suzanne Coleman.

12th Annual Penick Art Show and Sale Southern Pines February 23

From top, clockwise: Featured artist Joan Williams with Alice Robbins; Nancy Peterson and Patsy Parkhill; Dean & Tori King with Penick’s CEO Jeff Hutchinson; Celebrity bartenders Pat Corso and Ian Groves; and Joanne Valdes with Bo & Kay Bozarth.


Sandhills Sightings Hollyhocks Gallery: Exploring Art Through Observation and Conservation

Benefiting Sandhills Community College Guarantors Program Pinehurst February 26

From top right, clockwise: Janet Farrell, Hollyhocks owner Jane Casnellie and guest speaker Ellen Burke; Doug Gill and Terry Lowry; Mary Cestone and Shirley Davis; Lynn & Bob Chreist; and Nancy Minton, Connie Lovell & Susan Newell.

Weymouth Volunteer Appreciation Party Weymouth Center Southern Pines February 28

From top right, clockwise: Carole McFarland, Carol Westerly, Joyce Pilewski, Nancy Mack, Rosemary Zuhone and Barbara Keating; Lois Holt and Elaine Sills; Marianna Grasso and Kathy Luckhaus; Rick Boden, Joanne Mackara, Anne Agnew, Lucy Moldrum, Linda Mogren and Steve Luckhaus; and Cindy Edger with Leah & Karen Samaras.


Sandhills Sightings Pinehurst ESU & Rotary Middle School Debates Sandhills Community College Pinehurst March 6

From top right, clockwise: First place winners from West Pine Middle School - Grace Baker and Bailey Voight with John Sapp and Pinehurst Rotary President Fran Grandinetti; Second place, West Pine Middle School - Adrian Archer and Jake Cool; Barbara Levin, Connor Jenkins, Sally Bold Frick, Linda Sapp and Tim Locklair; Sixth place, Southern Middle School – twins Amie & Mimi Morales; and Skipper & Ben Creed, Gracie Nutting, Christina Speiser, Thomas & Richard Mandell, Brandyn Hackett and Jackson Howard.

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Proceeds to support student athletes at Pinecrest High School The Fair Barn Pinehurst March 10

From top right, clockwise: Marie Lewis and Christa Gilder; Denise Lutsky, Andrea Sales and Krista Nix; Mark & Maggie Dutton with Ed & Kim Spaulding; football helmet centerpiece; and Sharon & soccer coach Chris Fitzgerald with Jennifer & Chris Williamson.


Sandhills Sightings Habitat for Humanity Hard Hats and Heels Fashion Show Benefiting Habitat for Humanity Country Club of North Carolina Pinehurst March 15

From top right, clockwise: Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Amie Fraley and Crystal Wambeke; Karen Frye and Barbara Bishop; Neliah Cottam, Jene Anderson, Jennifer Goff and Camilla Rothwell; models; and Marilyn Lamon, Tina Viscuso and Lisa Blythe.

Women of the Pines Luncheon & Fashion Show

“Meet the Colors of the Runway� fashions from Belk Pinehurst Members Club Pinehurst March 21

From top right, clockwise: Belk representatives: Terry Rissland, Sarah Bearden, Nicole Dunstan and Brenda Smith; Event chairs: Kathy Newcomb and Mary Hilgenberg; Women of the Pines president Lauri Michelich and Belk Personal Shoper Nicole Dunstan; Donna Engelson, Carole McFarland, Jan Jeffress and Betty Coyne; and models.


Sandhills Sightings Carolina International CIC Carolina Horse Park Raeford March 25

From top right, clockwise: Sydney Conley Elliott on Cisko A; Bob Lynch and Charles Swita; Carey Overcash and Cody Irion; Mikensky Johansen on Grey Prince; and Savannah Blackstock, Leila Saxe and Annabell Perkins.

Village Chapel Tea Pinehurst April 3

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Sightings@ From top right, clockwise: Irene Sauter, Linda Donnelly, guest speaker Sharon Cash, Betsy Jacobs and Nancy Clay; Mary Callow, Betty Jane Warale, Betsy Jacobs, Carole Weaver and Cherryl Nickerson; Dan Joslin, George Trail, Eleanora Voelkel, Polk Dillon, John Rowerdink and pastor John Jacobs; and Nancy Smith and Barb Marsh.



Last Impression

Have Mule, Will Travel photograph and caption courtesy of The Moore County Historical Association

Schooners were used to transport a variety of goods, including farm produce, furniture and dry goods. Pictured, at the turn of the 20th century, is Bradley Garner in the right foreground with his “pink mule” standing in front of an early Southern Pines’ residence.


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