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12 Women of the Pines

Giving back, good deeds, coming together— Women of the Pines are ready to lend a hand.

18 The Sport of Kings

Falconry has been around for centuries and Hawk Manor Falconry seeks to carry on this noble pastime.

24 Sunday Supper

Laughter is brightest where food is best. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

30 Have Drum, Will Travel

Tom Bernett can’t stop playing music, and his Swing Street Little Big Band is always ready for the next gig.

50 A Look Back

During the Civil War, Moore County Unionists were a constant thorn in the Confederate side.


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hey arrived the first winter of living in our new house. It was an early Saturday morning in late January. Snow and ice were still hanging heavily on the pine branches, the cold unrelenting for nearly a week. The sky was blue, verging on a deep blue as I opened up the blinds, the sun already starting to make the snow sparkle on the ground. It would be a bitterly cold and spectacular day. As I opened the blinds facing the backyard, I saw them. Even in height with the window and not 10 feet away, sitting on the lowest branch of a longleaf pine, it sat motionless, staring. It had to have been 3 feet tall (about the same size as my daughter at the time). I couldn’t move, unable to look away until I saw another one on a branch just a little higher. And farther into the backyard, more of them. Many more. Motionless, staring. My first thought: This is the end of times. Heed the warning. Omens of Poe-like darkness are sitting in my backyard. Forget your tea and bagel. Forget making the stew for dinner that night. Dig out the emergency supplies and befriend the local doomsday prepper! Of course, instead, I grabbed my phone. May as well record the end of time. Winter hat, padded slippers, a goodbye note to the family who had yet to wake, and I was out on the deck, walking stealthily over crunching snow to get a shot of these creatures from another world. (Images of these terrors would prove vital in the future as I shared my horror story to family and friends. No exaggeration needed.) All day, they did not move. All day, they sat, staring. Eventually, I found out from neighbors that this is an annual occurrence. Every winter for a few weeks, flocks of turkey vultures visit our neighborhood, and the trees around my house seem to be a particularly pleasant perching option for them during their visit. Upward of 70 can be in our neighborhood at one time. When they’re soaring above the house, with their 6-foot wing spans catching the thermals in the sky, it is a sight to behold. When they’re high in the trees and are spooked by a loud noise, the racket they make taking flight sounds like a giant stumbling through the forest. Just the other day I was walking my dog and we came across a showdown between a goose and a turkey vulture. They were not five feet apart on the ground, just watching each other. My dog didn’t know what to make of it. She didn’t even bark. We stood still and waited to see what would happen. Eventually the goose squawked in annoyance and jumped into the lake (as geese are known to do), the vulture impressively stretched out its wings to celebrate its stare-down triumph and my brave dog barked once both birds were a safe distance away. Our story on Hawk Manor Falconry is what got me thinking about our pet turkey vultures. Granted, there is no comparing my scavenging, sinister fowl with the majesty of Hawk Manor’s birds of prey, but I’ve grown to welcome the vultures each year. I just try not to let my imagination get away from me.

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omen of the Pines celebrates its 45th year of doing heart work for the sick, the hungry, the homeless and the abused. Raising money for such worthy causes as the Food Bank, Caring Hearts for Kids of Moore, The Foundation of FirstHealth and Prancing Horse Inc., to name a few, Women of the Pines brings forth a powerful message of strength through unity. Current President Helen Kirk cites the mission statement when she says, “By coming together as a group, we can have a greater impact on meeting the needs of our ever growing community.” More than 100 members strong and boasting several who can claim 20-plus years of service, they share an unwavering commitment to assist people in need from all walks of life. With its genesis intertwined with that of the Pinehurst Resort, Women of the Pines’ founder, Helen Kramer, together with her husband, were central figures in drawing golf enthusiasts to the area through their company, Pinehurst Area Realty. When the resort was taken over by the Diamondhead Corporation in the early 1970s, the Kramers saw an even greater opportunity to broaden their horizons: They bought a plane and began flying in prospective property owners. And, as an added welcoming gesture, Helen opened her home to a regular “lady’s lunch” that included craft making.

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Standing, from left: Barbara Westley, vice president; Helen Kirk, president; and Pattie Corbin, Holly Arts Festival Booth chair Seated, from left: Brenda Sorrese, Apron and Belk Days chair and Jan Minoff, Rummage Sale chair / Photo by Colleen Goepfert Bottom images & following pages: Women of the Pines volunteers at the Holly Arts Festival and annual Rummage Sale

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As the community grew, the word spread, and more and more ladies took part in the fun, turning the gatherings into events where artistic expression became a focal point of their meetings. “Not only were the lunches a way to introduce newcomers into the fold, it also provided an outlet for the ladies to do something creative,” comments Kirk. “From there, it was a matter of time before their focus shifted from strictly social gatherings to meetings with civic overtones.” Whether the initial idea to sell their crafts and donate the proceeds to the Pinehurst and West End Fire Departments was inspired by Kramer, she clearly took the lead and organized a crafts fair, which eventually morphed into the annual Holly Arts & Crafts Festival, now hosted by the Pinehurst Business Partners. By 1974, it was apparent that the ladies were onto something important, which called for a well-thought-out, formal plan. Kramer, always at the center, spearheaded the initiative that would define their good works into the shape and scope of what was to become Women of the Pines. Complete with by-laws, elected officials and monthly meetings held at a public venue, the 48 members went to work in earnest to raise money for those in the community who were in need of assistance. As part of that effort, they held an annual rummage sale offering an assortment of household and collectible items at reduced prices, which was so well received it became a signature event that continues to this day. Another staple in their roster, the annual fashion show, was the brain child of one of the early members, and it too has grown wings. “Who doesn’t love a fashion show?” asks Kirk. “It was a brilliant idea that someone came up with back in the day, which was an instant success then as it is now. This year’s event, ‘Strolling Down Memory Lane’ will be held on March 19 at the Pinehurst Country Club and is expected to be yet another great triumph.” As time went on Women of the Pines gained traction and in so doing was able to expand its range of charitable contributions. Among them, a scholarship program was initiated for seniors graduating from Pinecrest High School who were planning to attend a college in North Carolina, as well as more than $10,000 in sponsorships to Sandhills Community College. “In 2002, Women of the Pines was inducted into the Sandhills Community College Summa Group, and in 2017 we were honored as a Summa Gold member for donations that have surpassed the $50,000 level,” notes Kirk. She goes on to say 2017-2018 was a banner season with a record number of activities and over $25,000 raised. “We sponsored a bake sale booth at the Holly Arts & Crafts Festival, hosted Toys for Tots at a special November luncheon in which we donated 221 toys and games along with a substantial cash donation, and hosted Project Santa, which brought in $1,100.”

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And Kirk expects the 2018-2019 season to be even better. Setting her sights on the coming annual rummage and bake sales scheduled for Saturday, June 8, Kirk is happy to report that they have secured a new venue at the Crawford Center, West End Presbyterian Church, 324 Knox Lane, off Route 211, West End. “Huge,” is the word she uses to describe the occasion, which has been growing exponentially since it first started. Kirk says there is no doubt this is due to the dedication of Women of the Pines members who are tireless in their quest to exceed expectations. “With our grantee list growing every year, our membership has also increased to over 100 women,” Kirk says, which she attributes largely to word of mouth that can influence a closeknit community of golf enthusiasts and like-minded, caring people. “We are blessed to be able to enjoy a golfing lifestyle,” says Kirk, who has had a long-time passion that began as a young girl in Pennsylvania. “During the summer, we would scramble to finish dinner and quickly wash the dishes so we could get out on the golf course before dark.” Years later, Kirk remarks on her good fortune to be in an area that affords this wonderful opportunity year-round. She claims it is this good fortune coupled with memories of a difficult time in her life that were the motivations behind her becoming a member of Women in the Pines, an organization that mirrors the causes especially dear to her heart. Having the belief that everyone has a life-changing story to tell, Kirk explains, “At one time or other we have all faced unforeseen challenges that have dramatically affected our lives, and as a result of these events, we have had to reshape our thinking.” For Kirk it was becoming a single mother, an upending experience to which only other single mothers can relate. A university administrator, she found herself juggling the oftentimes overwhelming demands involved with maintaining a career and raising a family. “I know how hard it can be to make everything and everyone fit into place, every single day,” she recalls. “I have the utmost compassion for other single mothers who have been thrust into similar circumstances.” Fortunately for Kirk, her story has a happy ending; she is happily remarried to a former physiology professor whom she met at the university and is now retired. However, she has never forgotten the tough times she went through, which she says have fueled her desire to ‘give back’ to those who are struggling as she once did; joining Women of the Pines has enabled her to do just that. “We have come together as a group of women who share a passion to raise awareness to the needs of others, and thanks to everyone’s diligent efforts along with the tremendous outpouring

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of community support, we have been able to make a difference for so many among us.” Going forward, she says the future of Women of the Pines is in the hands of the next generation and has encouraged young members to come on board. She and her team have also put together an advisory committee to look into the possibility of inviting men to join. And while she says it is a departure from their original mandate, Women of the Pines is first and foremost a philanthropic organization dedicated to bringing about change for the better. Kirk then nods to their mission statement when she refers to adding this new dimension to the group: “By working together we can more effectively be of service to those in need. As it’s been said, ‘It takes a village,’” she concludes with a smile. PL


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Master Falconer Chip Gentry with Dolores Muller.

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In a rustic barn-like facility, an assembly of both young and old were treated to a morning of learning about birds of prey and falconry. Gentry explains: “Falconry is hunting, not with bows and arrows or guns but with birds of prey. It is the oldest hunting sport known to man, dating back 5,000 years. In many areas of the world this was the only means of providing food: to hunt with eagles, hawks and falcons.” Gentry goes onto explain that falconry began in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, and has continued through the centuries. In 1080 BC, the Chinese emperor

practiced falconry and exchanged birds as gifts. Genghis Kahn was a falconer, as were many people in the Crusades. Kings and queens participated in this prestigious sport. Royalty often stood for portraits with their birds of prey, as it was considered the ultimate status symbol. Paintings of Henry VIII and Queen Victoria are often shown with these sporting birds; falconry was known as the Sport of Kings. “There are four characteristics of birds of prey,” says Gentry. “Forward-facing eyes, hooked beak, talons (what some might mistakenly call claws) and they are meat eaters. They have excellent eyesight, 10 times better than humans.” We learned birds of prey have what is called a nictitating membrane over their eyes. It is a third eyelid that is translucent, protecting the birds’ eyes when flying through branches and brambles. They also have binocular vision and each eye works independently. As Gentry explains the history and anatomy of the birds, he brings a falcon and demonstrates a hunt. We’re able to see the beak and talons up close with a redtailed hawk. The barn owl was also a big hit as it swiveled its head completely around and we were able to examine and touch its soft feathers.


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Gentry says some of the birds are wild caught and others they buy or breed themselves. Those that are from the wild they release back into the wild after several years. The ones they breed or buy can never be released as they do not have the wild experience to survive. A falconry life Early in Gentry’s career, he owned a pet store—not just gerbils, parakeets and fish but also exotic animals. “One day a gentleman came in the store to buy mice to feed his hawk, which he had in his truck and was going to take hunting,” Gentry says. “He asked me to join him. That was my first introduction to falconry and I was hooked. He became my friend, mentor and he sponsored me for my certification.” Indeed, falconry is not an overnight achievement. Gentry says becoming a Master Falconer takes at least seven years, with an apprenticeship alone taking at least two years. “Birds of prey 22 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

require a significant amount of time, every day, 365 days a year, and a bird in training requires substantially more time,” he says. In addition to demonstrations and education at Hawk Manor Falconry, the company also offers abatement services. Gentry holds a federal abatement permit, where he can use his birds of prey to rid airports, schools and businesses of nuisance birds. They also can install preventative products.   But what still excites Gentry more than anything else are the arranged hunts. “I am truly blessed to be able to experience hunting with the greatest hunters on the planet,” he says “These marvelous creatures never cease to amaze me. Hunting with them is like National Geographic up close and personal. This may very well be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one that will never be forgotten.” Hawk Manor Falconry offers half-day hunts and all-inclusive weekend hunts. And they’ll customize the experience according to what you want to see. All hunts include the opportunity to call a bird to your gloved hand and have your photo taken with the birds, with lunch included in full-day hunts. For the all-inclusive outings, there is a homemade breakfast and dinner every night. They even offer wild game feasts where you can experience a meal of duck, squirrel, rabbit soup and deer. Hawk Manor hosts weddings as well. “One of our birds can deliver the rings to the groom or best man during the ring ceremony. And during the reception, while the wedding pictures are taken, we will set up a bird of prey display to entertain your guests. They will be able to hold the birds and take pictures with them,” says Gentry. For additional information, visit hawkmanorfalconry.net. PL


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Corned Beef An Irish-American Tradition By Robert Nason

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Kevin’s Best Corned Beef / geniuskitchen.com Ingredients:

1 3⁄4 pounds onions 2 1⁄2 pounds carrots 6 pounds corned beef brisket 1 cup malt vinegar 6 ounces stout beer (Guinness preferred) 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 1 tablespoon coriander seed 1⁄2 tablespoon black peppercorns

1⁄2 tablespoon dill seed 1⁄2 tablespoon whole allspice 2 bay leaves 3 pounds cabbage, rinsed 2 1⁄2 pounds small red potatoes 1⁄2 cup coarse grain mustard 1⁄2 cup Dijon mustard horseradish

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Use a 14- to 20-quart pan. Coarsely chop enough onions and carrots to make 1 cup each. In pan, place onions and carrots, corned beef with any liquid from meat, vinegar, stout, mustard seed, coriander, peppercorns, dill, allspice and bay leaves. Add water to barely cover beef. Cover pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn down and simmer until meat is tender when pierced, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Meanwhile, cut remaining onions into wedges. Cut remaining carrots into 2-inch lengths, halve them lengthwise if large. Cut cabbage in half through cores, then into wedges. Scrub potatoes. Add onions, carrots and potatoes to tender corned beef; place cabbage on top. Cover and return to simmering over high heat; reduce heat and simmer till cabbage is tender when pierced, 15 to 20 minutes. With slotted spoon, scoop out vegetables onto warm serving dishes. Using tongs and a slotted spoon, remove beef to a cutting board. Cut off fat. Slice meat across grain, place on warm platters. Serve meat and vegetables with mustards. PINEHURSTLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM 25


Sunday Supper May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door. Irish Soda Bread / simplyrecipes.com Ingredients: 4 to 4 1/2 cups flour

4 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon sugar

1 cup currants or raisins

1 teaspoon salt

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 3/4 cups buttermilk

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Cripsy Potato Rosti / foodireland.com Ingredients:

1 large baking potato 4 tablespoons Irish Salted Butter Good pinch of salt

Directions: Peel potato, then grate flesh using the coarse side of a grater. Squeeze out excess water and place grated potato in a bowl, then season with salt. Melt the butter and leave to settle for a couple of minutes, then pour into a jug, leaving behind the milky sediment. Heat a large nonstick frying pan and add a good film of the melted butter. Divide the potato mixture into 4 portions and using 2 forks, spread each portion evenly into rosti. Cook over a low heat for 5–6 minutes, until golden brown, turning regularly. Drain crispy potato rostis on kitchen paper and serve at once. 26 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

Preheat oven to 425 F. Whisk together 4 cups of flour, sugar, salt and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Using your (clean) fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal, then add in the currants or raisins. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add beaten egg and buttermilk to well and mix in with a wooden spoon until dough is too stiff to stir. Dust hands with a little flour, then gently knead dough in the bowl just long enough to form a rough ball. If the dough is too sticky to work with, add in a little more flour. Do not over-knead! Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and shape into a round loaf. Note that the dough will be a little sticky, and quite shaggy (a little like shortcake biscuit dough). You want to work it just enough so that the flour is just moistened and the dough just barely comes together. Shaggy is good. If you over-knead, the bread will end up tough. Transfer dough to a large, lightly greased cast-iron skillet or a baking sheet (it will flatten out a bit in the pan or on the baking sheet). Using a serrated knife, score top of dough about an inch and a half deep in an “X” shape. The purpose of the scoring is to help heat get into the center of the dough while it cooks. Bake until bread is golden and bottom sounds hollow when tapped, about 35-45 minutes. (If you use a cast-iron pan, it may take a little longer as it takes longer for the pan to heat up than a baking sheet.) Check for doneness also by inserting a long, thin skewer into the center. If it comes out clean, it’s done. PL


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Getting to Know Montepulciano By Sassy Pellizzari

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ne of the most well-known words in the wine world is Montepulciano. If you have any interest at all in wine, you’ve definitely heard of it, even if you don’t know how to spell it. But do you know what it means? And diving deeper, do you know both meanings of the same word and types of wine? One reference to Montepulciano belongs to a region, specifically a small area in Tuscany surrounding the town of … you guessed it … Montepulciano. These wines are called Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and, just to confuse you, the grapes used to make these wines are actually not montepulciano, but, rather, sangiovese.

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The other meaning refers to the name of a specific grape varietal, the montepulciano grape, which is grown in many parts of Italy, with the best found in the region of Abruzzo in central Italy, east of Rome. This wine is called Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. In the Abruzzo region, red wine has been a resident since the 3rd century B.C. It is said that a Latin writer assured readers that this wine would heal and donate strength to the people. (Add that to your list of reasons to drink wine.) Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, which is one of the three most-produced wines in Italy, was first specifically mentioned in an official document from the 18th century,


more than 200 years ago. Today it is the most important wine of that region. It is truly a great red wine and unfortunately in the recent past it was perhaps a bit underappreciated, living in the shadows, because it was mostly used in blends. Today, however, it is getting the recognition it deserves and is one of the most appreciated varietals from Italy in the world. Its newfound popularity is most often attributed to the friendly feeling it gives to the mouth and the nose of wine rookies, as well as the complexity that the high-end versions of this wine deliver to the nostrils and the palate of wine geeks. In other words, it appeals to all wine drinkers. And it is appreciated for its fruitiness and persistence; it is harmonious and rich on the finish when properly produced. When it’s time to go to your favorite wine store and grab a bottle, it’s important to be aware of what you will find on the shelf. Since it is a grape that delivers abundance during the harvest, if the producer does not properly select the grapes, they will easily produce a mediocre wine. You may find many mediocre Montepulciano d’Abruzzo brands on the market, usually from the fourth shelf down to the sixth. My advice is to always pick the bottles that state on the back label “Estate Bottled.” This term indicates the highest quality possible (we will go deeper into this in another article). My favorite wines are those from the producer Marramiero, because they are a great value for their cost. This producer is one of the few in the world that uses a computerized optical machine that automatically sorts the best grade grapes with very high accuracy. This kind of machine is tremendously expensive (more than $600,000), therefore it is usually used only with high-end wines. In the case of Marramiero, their machine sorts both grapes that go in their entry level Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, called “Dama,” as well as in their high-end Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC, “Inferi.” Both wines are aged in oak, Dama for 6 months and Inferi for a minimum of 18 months. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo are great wines that are pals with anything from a cheeseburger to a prime rib steak, roast and stew meats, cured and game meats, mushrooms and truffles, mature cheeses or pasta. And as a bonus, they are easily enjoyed even alone. Cheers to that! PL

Sassy Pellizzari lived in Italy for more than 13 years, where she developed a passion and knowledge of Italian wines. She and her husband, Paolo, are the owners of Bacco Selections, a Pinehurst-based company specializing in fine wine importing and distributing.

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He left the Navy after two years in 1971, and in his mid-20s, Bernett found himself standing at a crossroads: Stick with music or go find a “real job.” “I didn’t know any better,” says Bernett, now 71. “So I chose to go on the road with a band. I guess you can say I was a masochist.” Thus began a career that has spanned five decades, seen thousands of gigs throughout the U.S. and Europe and produced music in nearly every genre imaginable. Bernett has played alongside some of the world’s best musicians, and his bands have backed internationally known stars—comedians Steve Allen, Rodney Dangerfield, Redd Foxx and Phyllis Diller, and musicians Tiny Tim, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Jack Jones, The Spinners, The Temptations and so many more.

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A long road led him to Pinehurst, his home for the past 11 years. But if you thought life in the pine treeshaded Sandhills—away from the northern cities where he made a name for himself—meant slowing down, you don’t know Tom Bernett. “Let’s see, last year I played 207 paying gigs, 18 miscellaneous nonpaid rehearsals for various events, played in about a dozen different bands and my teaching has expanded to about 25 students [more than 1,000 lessons taught in 2018],” Bernett says. “All in all, not too bad for an old guy.” The Singing Drummer

The ’70s are best known, musically anyway, for classic rock and the rapid rise and fall of disco. Also hugely popular at the time were show bands or lounge bands—comedians backed by musicians, variety shows (think Vegas or Rat Pack-inspired gigs in smoke-filled bars). Bernett donned sequined tuxedos and played three shows a night, six nights a week from Minnesota to the Gulf Coast, Montana to Cleveland throughout the decade. He was young, and the lifestyle was exciting to him. He met his wife in Chicago, and after a year of steady work (without all the travel), the stability ignited in him a desire to

learn more. That year, he decided to give college a shot. Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, was renowned for its music department at the time. It was led by professor Donald Cooper, who himself was the longtime drummer for famous big band musician Charlie Barnett in the early 1940s. “He was a good guy and a really great teacher,” Bernett says. “I was an older student because of my time in the Navy, but he really taught me a lot. I really connected with him.” The work kept coming through the 1980s—theater and studio work in Chicago led to touring with a big band group in Las Vegas. When his wife accepted a new position in management with IBM in 1982, the couple moved to Minneapolis, where he continued to work clubs, corporate shows and studio recording. After nearly a decade of playing in the background, Bernett was ready to play out front. In Minneapolis he built a music contracting business that worked special events like weddings and corporate banquets. It was then his band was born—Tom Bernett’s Swing Street Band. The group was born from Bernett’s work in Chicago with the Les Waverly Orchestra; when he moved to Minneapolis, Waverly’s going-away


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gift was 18 special arrangements written to feature Bernett’s vocals. That’s right. Vocals. Bernett’s ability at the mic was just as valuable as his ability behind the drums in those early years. “Singing drummers” weren’t and aren’t common in the business, and Bernett’s unique ability not only kept him employed, it made him a much sought-after commodity. “It wasn’t something I set out to do. It’s just the way I evolved,” he says. “Drummers are a dime a dozen. They really are. There are two reasons I was able to make a living doing it—I could read [shows and studio charts], and I could also sing. Apparently, to some, that’s a near impossibility. But it’s not unheard of—there’s Phil Collins, Don Henley [the Eagles] and a few others. But it’s not common, and that allowed me to remain in demand while I was working.” Swing Street’s library has grown to more than 500 songs: classics from the big band era and pop and rock hits from the ’50s through the ’80s. And still today, you’ll find in his set list some of those original arrangements gifted to him by Les Waverly nearly 40 years ago. To the Moon

In 2000, Bernett lost his wife

to breast cancer after more than 20 years of marriage. The loss hit him hard—he spent the next year in support groups, trying to “find himself,” he says. It was through an online support group that he met a woman named Mary Lou, who lost her husband around the same time and was also dealing with grief. The two discovered they grew up about 40 miles apart in Indiana, and her late husband had even attended college with Bernett’s sister. The two discovered they had much more than that in common, and they began dating. A year later, they were married. That marriage coincided with the end of a contract Bernett had signed in Minneapolis, and in 2003, the couple was ready for a new start. They chose North Carolina because she had vacationed there in Oak Island, and both liked the idea of moving somewhere warmer. They landed in Durham that year, and immediately, Bernett got into the Triangle music scene, playing in small jazz ensembles and other smaller shows. After moving to Pinehurst in 2011, he built a partnership with a man named Terry Blalock, an alto sax player who had recently been willed his own orchestra, the Moonlighters, after its longtime leader lost his battle with cancer. Blalock turned to Bernett,

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whom he discovered to be a do-it-all drummer, and the two became fast friends. “We both knew we needed to branch out,” Blalock says. “Big bands, as much as folks love them, are … well, big. It’s hard to hire out 20-piece bands. We wanted to do other things.” The two formed a jazz quartet with a few other musicians, the Quarter Moon, and eventually launched a variety band, the Moon Dogs, specializing in Motown, beach music and “anything you can shake a stick at.” The partnership has been nothing short of a success. “Tom can do it all,” says Blalock. “He’s in demand because he’s such a professional and he’s so knowledgeable in many types of music. It doesn’t matter the genre … if you hire Tom Bernett, you’re going to get a great performer and a great program.” Swing Street, the Moon Dogs, the jazz quartet (Bernett’s favorite) and his other ventures are big locally— they’ve played festivals, fundraisers, formal balls and downtown events in Southern Pines. They’re even more in demand from the mountains to the beach. Those 207 shows in 2018 could have been more if it wasn’t for Bernett’s latest musical interest, teaching. His students number 25

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now, and he draws inspiration from the men who taught him in the drum and bugle corps as a kid and later at Eastern Kentucky. “My goal is not to grow a crop of drummers,” he says. “My goal is to develop highly qualified musicians who happen to play drums.” Asked when he believes he’ll start slowing down, Bernett recalls his father, who made neon signs in Indiana for a living and worked up until three weeks before he died of pancreatic cancer. Bernett remembers seeing his father climbing up and down ladders while in great pain and accepting only cash toward the end, because he knew he wouldn’t live long enough to see the credit come in. Bernett has that same work ethic—only the “work” is just as much a passion as it is anything else. “As long as I can schlep these drums around, I’m going to keep doing this,” he says. “I love playing with great musicians. That’s the long and short of it. I love that jazz is this intelligent conversation in music between some very bright, very deep musicians. I want to keep doing this. “Besides,” he adds. “I don’t sit still real well, and yeah, I get tired more easily and maybe I’ve slowed down a little, but it’s still fun. This has never been a great living, but it’s always been a tremendous life.” PL


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The Measure of a Relationship By Sundi McLaughlin Welp, it’s that magical time of year again when the cold weather starts to break, the sun shines through the wintery clouds, birds begin to sing and I get the incredibly dumb idea to talk my man into tackling a home renovation project together. We pack up our coats for the winter and trade them in for our favorite old T-shirts and work pants and, before long, discover ourselves headlong into a plan of overwhelming proportion. Our ideas—Innovative Our ability to YouTube our way out of a jam—Legendary Our skills—On point. We are, dare I say, visionaries. I don’t mean to humbly brag, but we were renovating before HGTV knew what hit them. Whatever we decide to do, the results will end in a 100 percent increase in anxiety, injury, new lessons, trauma and—my favorite—fighting. If you’re ever feeling cocky about your relationship and want to really test your marriage: lay tile, hang drywall 36 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

or re-roof your house, because nothing shakes the cobwebs like a construction project that requires math and precision—of this I am sure. It will turn the most mild-mannered couples into raging lunatics. Trust me, I have years of experience. The argument could begin with the most minor thing. I remember once, we were hanging two large prints and my man and I fought so horribly, my mom started crying and our friend made an excuse to leave muttering something like, “I don’t like it when mommy and daddy fight.” When we were first married, we were lucky enough to build a small home from the ground up, which probably helped our relationship a ton in our first few years as there was no stress of projects or worrying over replacing a roof or fixing an HVAC, etc. So when we had to move, our naive and love-struck brains got the fanciful notion of buying a fixer upper. We thought it would be so fun to find an old sad sack of a house, fix it up and sell

it before we had to move again. Oh the arrogance! The naiveté! We found a foreclosure and made every mistake a first timer can: over budget, improper installation, under estimating the scope of the work … and if that wasn’t enough, I broke my ankle sky diving, which left my poor man to do the job meant for two. When it was finally time to move, we left feeling defeated but educated. For our next house, we chose another fixer upper but this time we were older and wiser. We took what we learned from our house of horrors, honed our skills, but still the epic fighting remained. “You didn’t measure properly!” “NO, you didn’t cut it right!” “Lift your end up higher!” “How about lifting your end lower!!” “I can’t listen to this music for one more second!” “You know this is my favorite song!!” … utterly ridiculous. At the end of the project, however, our work was better, our budget more


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! r i A e h t n i s i g n i r Sp So you've gone through your entire closet and you've removed everything that does not bring you joy.

Now what? First, bring all those unjoyful clothes to the Sandhills Coalition on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southern Pines. You'll be supporting an amazing organization and clear your closet at the same time. With that task out of the way, it's time to invest in some quality staples that will carry you through the seasons. Move over skinny jeans, wide-legged trousers are back with a bang. These NYDJ Bixby are the perfect color and should be found in every woman's closet. Find them at Eve Avery for $119. While you're there, you might want to pick up a fun graphic tee for $124. Now for the accessories, the yellow bag might seem springy, but trust us, this color can carry you through all the seasons. It truly is the perfect shade. Even better, it's timeless, versatile and made in Italy. And it's three bags in one: shoulder, cross body and a handbag, making it perfect with jeans, cocktail attire and travel. It holds more than you might imagine, and if we can't convince you about the yellow, it comes in numerous colors and leathers. Found exclusively at Le Feme Chateau for $325.

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White Never Goes Out of Style This white Mododoc cardigan from Cool Sweats will surely stay season after season. A paneled and textured cardigan with a long sleeve, this light and breezy piece has pockets and a loose back. Add your favorite tee or tank under for layering. $92

These toll cuffed capris by Liverpool Jeans are a must for your closet. The Lakewood Mid color makes them versatile, they'll carry you through spring, summer and into fall. Dress 'em up, dress 'em down. They'll take whatever you throw at them. Get them at Cool Sweats for $89. Pair them with the classic Whittle in black canvas and brown leather. Available at R. Riveter for $95.

Mixed metals are all the rage this spring Don't be afraid to mix it up! Layer up the gold and silver bracelets you already have or take a chance on a new piece. Like the Door Knocker earrings, left image, from Simon Sebagg Designs for $189 or the gorgeous 3-strand sterling silver bracelet for $159 available at Eve Avery. If you're looking for something more delicate, try the Ronaldo line at Framer's Cottage. This Infinity bracelet is $69 and is a perfect blend of 14k gold and silver strands.

When simple is needed, try these Original Hardware red garnet karma earrings in sterling silver. Find them at R. Riveter for $65.

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Reduce your paper towel use with these fun Swedishdesigned, reusuable dish towels. Available at the Purple Thistle for just $6 each or 3 for $15. Need some extra scrubbing power? This bright scrubbie is just $6 at The Potpourri. don ' t forget t h e s c r u b b r u s h !

Enjoy your spring cleaning a little bit more with the Marchison-Hume cleaning line. Scents like Basil, Mandarin, Kale and Australian White Grapefruit make cleaning just a bit more tolerable. Who says you can't enjoy some aromatherapy as you make your home sparkle? And since this line is all natural, you can feel good about using it around your whole family, pets included.

1 1. Murchison-Hume Laundry Soap, $20 2. Murchison-Hume All Purpose Cleaner, $9 3. Murchison-Hume Dish Soap, $9 4. Murchison-Hume Glass Cleaner, $9 Available at The Purple Thistle

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Have you considered having a signature scent for your home? There's no better choice than the Trapp for fragrance. We love the Lemongrass Verbena, but the Mediterranean Fig and Water are just as lovely. Seven ounce Trapp candle, $29; home fragrance mist, $10 at Framer's Cottage.

Now that you've cleaned, it's time to find a unique way to store the items you plan on keeping. These very sturdy marbleized boxes are the perfect solution. A great place to store small collectables and jewelry. Small box, $3, medium box, $5 and large box, $8 at A Shop of Her Own.

<<<<<< Simple, yet elegant advice is what you'll get in Style Secrets, published by House Beautiful. We all deserve to fill our lives with beauty and what better way than to start with our own homes? Pick up this gorgeous book at A Shop of Her Own, $35. Peeking out from the bottom of the book is the grey clay book stand from Lavender. The stand is perfect for display purposes or in the kitchen with your iPad, $20.

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We all know our phone screens are absolutely filthy but how many of you clean your screens on a daily basis? The Well-Kept. screen wipes are small, but powerful. Keep them in your purse for a quick swipe every day. Bonus: the above pattern, called Lady, helps stop human trafficking with every purchase! Get them for $6 per pack at The Potporri.

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Savor the Season by Ashley Carpenter, RD, FirstHealth

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ating in season is worth the wait. Locally grown fruits and vegetables will be the most fresh and flavorful, having traveled just a short distance from the farm to your table. We rounded up some of the Sandhills early spring arrivals for a look at their health benefits: Asparagus spears grow from a crown planted in sandy soils and, under ideal conditions, can grow 10 inches in a 24-hour period! It’s low in calories at 20 per serving (five spears) and can act as a natural diuretic to rid the body of excess salt and fluid. The veggie promotes digestive health with a unique fiber called inulin, which acts as a prebiotic to nurture good bacteria and reduce the risk of colon cancer. Delicious raw, roasted, grilled or lightly sautéed in olive oil, these seasonal spears make a tasty addition to any meal. Strawberries contain antioxidants that counteract, reduce and repair damage to cells, which is important

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for heart and brain health, cancer prevention and healthy aging. One half cup of halved strawberries has more than 150 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C. Levels of water-soluble vitamins (such as vitamin C) are highest in freshly picked fruits, so fresh Sandhills strawberries are a great choice. Snap peas are a cross between snow peas and English (regular) peas. The entire pea pod is edible. A 1-cup serving of snap peas contains 4 grams of fiber, which helps prevent constipation and reduces your risk of heart disease. Snap peas are low in calories (about 40 per 1-cup serving) which is helpful for weight management. Peas are perfect as crudités with dips, tossed in salads or served as a side dish. Spring onions are nothing to cry over. These flavorful bulbs are packed with nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin K, which is essential

for blood to clot properly, and also helps maintain the density and strength of your bones. In fact, just a half cup can meet and exceed your vitamin K requirement for the entire day. But that’s not all—onions also contain a compound called allicin, which is well-known for its cancerfighting abilities. Get your recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables a day while helping to support our local farm community at the Moore County Farmers Market in Pinehurst and Southern Pines. For information on locations, dates and times, visit moorecountyfarmersmarket.com. You can also enjoy boxes of fresh, delicious local produce by joining the Sandhills Farm-to-Table community co-op at sandhillsfarm2table.com. Joining the co-op and visiting farmers markets are great ways to eat well and keep your dollars local. PL


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ho doesn’t love hummingbirds? These flying feathered jewels of the avian world are one of the tiniest. They amaze us with their acrobatic flying skills and are the only birds that can fly like a helicopter—up, down, sideways, front and back, even upside down! Hummers are also able to hover by flapping their wings in a figure-eight pattern while beating about 80 times per second. This technique creates a humming noise, thus their name. There are 332 species of hummingbirds and they are found only in the Americas. Generally, only the Ruby-throat is seen here in North Carolina, although occasionally the Rufus-sided hummer visits our area in the winter. Hummingbirds arrive in the Sandhills to mate in late March to early April and will stay into October. Flying an average of 25-30 miles per hour, they travel south in the winter, sometimes more than 2,000 miles. Hummingbirds weigh less than a paper clip and their hearts beat up to 1,250 times a minute. The average life span of a hummingbird is five years, but they have been known to live for more than 10. Hummers love nectar but their main source of food is insects. Planting tubular flowers such as salvia and putting up a hummingbird feeder will bring these special birds to your yard. Do not use red dye in a hummingbird feeder; it is harmful to the birds. Instead, prepare clear sugar water (1 part white sugar mixed with 4 parts water). Heat the mixture until the sugar dissolves then cool before filling your feeder. Keeping your feeder up all winter will encourage the Rufus hummer to visit. For the last two years, my husband and I have been lucky enough to have one visit our feeder. We keep it from freezing on cold nights by attaching tiny Christmas lights under it. Get ready for that humming sound; it’s a true sign of spring! PL

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War Within the War: Southern Unionists in the North Carolina Heartland by ray Owen

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E PROBABLY KNOW more about the American Civil War than any other part of our history; still aspects of the conflict are veiled in time. There was never a “solid South” that stood with the Confederacy—in the heart of North Carolina raged a war within the war that cast upper Moore County and the surrounding region into anarchy. Southern Unionists who remained loyal to the American flag provided the core of opposition that grew as the war progressed. The Southern Claims Commission, established by Congress after the war, recorded over 200 individuals in Moore and adjacent counties who worked in a resistance movement—their efforts ranging from peaceful protests to outand-out guerrilla warfare. The Confederacy divided the state in two with the Unionist stronghold spanning the

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so-called Quaker Belt—a 4,669-square-mile area in central North Carolina encompassing parts of Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Moore, Randolph, Surry and Yadkin counties. This area remained dangerous territory for Confederate forces throughout the war. The Quakers, or Society of Friends, believed that God was in everyone, and they refused to participate in the fighting and opposed slavery. From early to mid-19th century, they transported countless North Carolina Quaker Belt & Unionists Strongholds, an area the size of Connecticut in central North Carolina. thousands of fugitive slaves to freedom from the southern terminal of the Underground Railroad at New Garden, six miles west of Greensboro. ANY FAMILIES joined the Quakers and When Virginia seceded in April 1861, North Carolina refused to cooperate with the military over was geographically surrounded by the coming rebellion. After the “inconsistency of war with the loving the First Battle of Fort Sumter in 1861, the Tar Heel state joined spirit of Jesus.” These antislavery pacifists the Confederacy, making the most calamitous decision in its ultimately converged with a multitude of believers from all history. denominations—engaging hundreds if not thousands of citizens At first, there was widespread support to defend “Southern in subversion of the law and creating ripe ground for a growing rights,” but it soon came down to a rich man’s war and a poor resistance. man’s fight. Average citizens were non-slaveholding farmers; By 1862, the central counties of the state were effectively the upper-class plantation owners who held 20 or more ungovernable as anti-Confederate guerillas, Unionists and enslaved workers constituted just a fraction of the population. runaway slaves battled the Confederacy. Untold numbers joined Yet the political power of plantation owners far outweighed an underground group called the Loyal Order of the Heroes that of the common people and the planters were exempt from of America, also known as the Red Strings. Their name came military service. from a story in the Bible about a woman who helped Israeli The new Confederate government was instituted by force spies in the Battle of Jericho identify each other by placing a red and it became a military occupation. Tensions mounted over the cord outside their homes. The Heroes identified themselves by draft, crop impressments and the suspension of civil liberties. wearing a red string on their lapels, in addition to other signs Some union sympathizers were intimidated into remaining and passwords. silent, while others worked in concert to obstruct the Southern The Heroes engaged in espionage and sabotage. They war effort. were organized into small bands that worked with the religious pacifists and “stationmasters” of the Underground Railroad to protect escaped slaves, prisoners and deserters, and to provide federal authorities with information about troop movements and strength. While it was impossible to know exact numbers, the membership likely involved several hundred individuals across 15 counties. From the North Carolina heartland, the Heroes spread into Raleigh, and the city ended up so proUnion that the Southern troops remained on guard as much against attacks from their fellow citizens as from the Yankees. Chapters were established at Kinston, Goldsboro and on the coast. To the west, chapters formed in Charlotte, Greensboro and Salisbury. Over time the Heroes gained a foothold in the openly pro-Union mountain counties, and they recruited in Virginia, South Carolina and Maryland, and eventually established a headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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RYAN TYSON, from northwestern Moore County, emerged as an early Unionists leader. He claimed his wartime actions resulted from divine revelations conveyed through a series of visions and visitations. In 1862, Tyson was arrested at Carthage for distributing pamphlets promoting pro-Union sentiments, including a book entitled “A Ray of Light,” in a covert attempt to lead the state out of the Confederacy. He was marched off to Raleigh for compulsory enlistment but was granted an exemption due to the intervention of powerful friends on the condition that he

In the end, Tyson’s power lay in his ability to articulate the views of thousands of Southerners who hampered the rebellion by defying Confederate authority. Reflecting on the Moore County resistance movement, Tyson said, “I never saw people in so great a state of excitement. All that was lacking was the Stars and Stripes to have been planted there, with a force sufficient to defend them and they would have enlisted under the banner unanimously.”

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N MOORE COUNTY, opposition to the Confederate government was rampant and by all accounts “Colonel” William Owens “We may safely infer that, was among the most ruthless dissidents. From his base in as a general thing, they Montgomery County, he have enacted their part commanded a disciplined in this terrible war more band of men that emulated military tactics. Owens, through compulsion than along with his family, aligned voluntary free will.” with antislavery Wesleyan Methodists after the forced ­– Bryan Tyson, explaining the conscription of his 16-yearposition of many living under old son. Confederate rule. Owens’ men took an oath of allegiance to the United States and began pillaging and plundering would cease to inflame the public. their pro-secession neighbors. Back in Moore County, Tyson They reportedly tortured joined the militant underground Bryan Tyson (1830-1909), a militant Unionist from Moore County. men, women and children, and wrote letters to Confederate and ambushed Confederate soldiers urging them to desert. In troops. A deserter reported: the winter of 1863, Tyson sent “I look for a revolution in these parts if the war continues. There copies of his book to the General Assembly urging them to end are major Union men here and they are going to have the Union the war. He ultimately sought refuge in the North, where he was or die. Colonel Owens and his men are taking prisoners. You given a job in the Treasury Department. can’t get a man to say he’s a secessionist here.” Soon after his arrival in Washington, Tyson launched a Early in 1863, the Owens band took over the workshop media campaign about the strong Unionist elements in the of Pleasant Simmons, a Montgomery County slaveholder and South, especially North Carolina. Explaining the position of silversmith. They proceeded to use Simmons’s shop to repair whites living under Confederate rule, Tyson wrote, “We may guns they had obtained by theft or trade, and it was rumored safely infer that, as a general thing, they have enacted their part that Owens planned to take the Confederate Arsenal at in this terrible war more through compulsion than voluntary Fayetteville by force. free will.” Fearing a major insurrection, a posse led by the sheriff of While Tyson exposed the violence unleashed by the Randolph County began an all-out search for Owens. They Southern government upon its own citizens, he spoke against found his wife washing clothes outside of her home while the abolitionist platform in an effort to strengthen Southern tending a 1-year-old baby. She told the Confederates that her Unionists. He finally resigned his position as clerk at the husband had died, whereupon the skeptical men tied her to a Treasury Department after criticizing Abraham Lincoln for tree limb and suspended her body so that her toes could barely “prosecuting a war for the purpose of freeing the negroes rather touch the ground. She soon admitted her husband was alive and than restoring the Union.”

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T gave up his whereabouts. Owens was jailed but witnesses refused to testify. In the spring of 1865, he was forced from his cell and hanged by a mob.

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OST PEOPLE did not have the courage to openly oppose the war in the manner of William Owens or Bryan Tyson, but as the war dragged on more and more people became committed to resistance. The testimony of William Jacobs of Rockingham, North Carolina, before the Southern Claims Commission provides an illuminating account of secret activities. Jacobs was a free man of color in Richmond County during the Civil War. In a deposition he describes his family’s involvement in assisting escaped prisoners: “A U.S. soldier came to my place nearly starved. He had made his escape from a stockade in South Carolina. I kept him at my place until he recovered. I then carried him over the Cape River on his way to the lines.” When asked to identify leading Unionists during the war, Jacobs named General Alfred Dockery, who had served as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army in Tennessee. Dockery was a prominent slave owner born near Rockingham. Jacobs’ testimony was supported by his family members and acquaintances, and Dockery never disputed the Southern Claims Commission findings. By September 1864, as many as 250 Confederate troops descended on Carthage to reestablish control over the county which was at that time in open revolt. When confronted with jail or the army, many men fled to the woods and swamps. While some thought it a disgrace to hide out, most Unionists interviewed by the Southern Claims Commission felt no shame for draft evasion.

HOMAS MANESS, from upper Moore County, was among the conscientious objectors who took to woods in the winter of 1864. Thomas’s brother had died at Petersburg and he was determined to avoid a similar fate, but eluding the Southern army proved increasingly difficult with each passing day. Two soldiers were detached to Thomas’s home in an attempt to starve him out of hiding. His wife, Mary Eliza, made a heart-felt plea to the soldiers that caused them to end their search: “This war will be over soon and everyone is going home. Don’t much matter which side you’re on, seems we all got our share of suffering to bear. Someday it will all be over. Call it a bad dream, but we’re all going to wake

up soon.” After the fall of Richmond, North Carolina, the area could provide no base for further support of the Confederacy. Wartime Governor Zebulon Vance summed up the situation stating, “The great popular heart is not now and never has been in this war.” In all probability, North Carolina mounted the greatest internal opposition to the Confederacy of all the Southern states. Ultimately, so many turned against the war that internal conflict helped destroy the South’s ability to resist the North. By the end of the war in 1865, some estimate that as many as 10,000 individuals aided the Heroes of America. One in every five adult Thomas Maness (1834-1900), a Civil War men in the Moore County dissenter from Moore County. Maness hid in the lost his life over the woods near Carthage to avoid serving in the course of the Civil War, Confederate army. and the state as a whole experienced the greatest number of casualties in the Confederacy. All involved have long since departed this life, but as long as their story continues to touch our hearts and minds, they will live forever. PL

Ray Owen is a writer from Southern Pines.

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A Deadly Game By Robert Gable

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he old adage about what happens when we practice to deceive still holds true. There’s nothing like a spy novel to show how very tangled the affairs of humans can get. Covert affairs between the CIA and the KGB (now SVR) of Russia are certainly tangled webs. Author Daniel Silva has a potent imagination and can dream up some tangled webs, too. The latest spy thriller displaying his talent is The Other Woman. Gabriel Allon is the main character and he has had a recurring role in many of Silva’s books. In this latest tale, he is the head of the Israeli intelligence agency. (In previous books he was an operative in the field.) Earlier books provide more background on why he dislikes Russians so much, but previous reading isn’t mandatory to follow the story. In 88 fast-paced chapters, Silva presents a twist on the classic “bringing a spy in from the cold” plot. The spy turns out to be a double-agent, and he is killed by Russian assassins just before he can get “in from the cold.” This last-second foul up proves to be just the tip of an iceberg of deceit. Silva strategically drops hints along the way. Just who could have tipped off the Russians? Most likely this person is a Russian mole, wreaking havoc right under the noses of the CIA and the British MI6. The best way to find out who it is, without causing an international incident sowing distrust between the two agencies, is to have the Israeli intelligence agency spring a trap on the mole. Only by a clever ruse does Allon buy time to do that. Another thread underlying the story is the question: who is the “Other Woman” exiled to Andalusia in Spain? And why is she recalled to Russia after years of quiet retirement? It’s complicated, which goes on to prove the adage, “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” It’s a high stakes chess match as one side tries to stay one step ahead of the other. When it comes to life-or-death-international-espionage, you think you can trust someone, but nothing is for certain. A slipup can be a fatal mistake. Silva gives you a lot to choose from when it comes to potential suspects. The big spy agencies have a lot of

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moving parts, any one of which could spin out of control and start double-dealing with the enemy. You have to pay close attention to the names and places. Some characters turn up and then disappear for a while. You have to decide if they matter or not in this web of intrigue. Allon is a reluctant hero, thrust into the fray because he cares about his country and the free world. Other characters aren’t as fully developed. (The Russians are usually of the goon variety; ruthless thugs and easily spotted.) The dialogue, however, rings authentic—you could imagine spies talking the way they do. Silva also adds a unique twist to the standard spy novel when he goes back to the real Kim Philby scandal, which rocked the English secret service in the mid-20th century. He provides an historical summary of Philby’s notorious career as a double agent, then imagines what might have happened if a young woman journalist had an affair with Philby. She becomes the “Other Woman” of the book’s title, and she holds some secrets vital to the story. It’s interesting how Silva weaves the plot so Allon can snare the mole, one of Russia’s best trained spies. Since it would be embarrassing to both the British and the Americans, he has to tread carefully. He has to make it sure-fire, because if he fails, the mole would figure out a way to cover up and deny everything. Very intricate and very clever, Silva keeps the spy thrills flowing and builds the suspense until the end. It’s a deadly game, and the criss-cross-double-cross goes on and on. 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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It’s for Your Own Good By Toby Raymond

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y horse hit the top of his head on the overhang in front of one of the stalls he shares with his pasture mate, Lolly. My guess is that he was being fresh and when she turned around to nail him he jumped up to get out of the way. But I wasn’t there so I can’t say for sure, having gone to change out of barn clothes and into breeches, which took all of 15 minutes. Seems it’s what happens the moment I take my eyes off this guy, because in that space of time he managed to get a gash so deep it required an emergency vet call, two rounds of tranquilizers and seven stitches. The residual effects left him with a swollen and tender face that he absolutely could not bear for me to touch, no matter how lightly, anywhere above his shoulder. And forget about wearing a halter, which meant there was no way to get the meds into him with an oral syringe. As for putting them into his feed, I tried everything my friends and I could think of to disguise the taste: applesauce, shaved carrots and the party favorite, molasses. In fact, I went through two whole bottles to no avail; he’d sniff it and then turn away. So, not only was my horse in pain, he wouldn’t eat … and he’s a thoroughbred who can drop 50 pounds in a heartbeat. For my part, to watch him in obvious discomfort and not be able to help was very distressing. What upset

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me most, however, were the negative effects the impact might have on his head and neck. Testimony to this was that he couldn’t chew a carrot slice—his favorite treat of all time—no matter how thinly I sliced it. He’d nibble it with his lips, but it simply was too hard for him to chew, so he’d spit it out. Thankfully, he did go back to eating eventually (sans meds), but even with that there was no guarantee the story would have a happy ending. Meanwhile, in an attempt to feel useful I resorted to searching the internet for a miracle, which I finally found in the form of a website, wildhorseproducts.com, hosted by Jody Webb. Not only was she knowledgeable and compassionate, she was able to combine specially targeted herbs into a formula she claimed not only would relieve head pain and inflammation but also would be palatable enough for him to tolerate in his feed. It’s amazing when things actually work! There was a noticeable difference within the first day, and by day three, the worst of the symptoms had subsided. More good news: Now that the stitches are out there will hardly be a scar, thanks to Bri’s fancy sewing; that it’s hidden under his forelock is an added bonus. So all in all we dodged a bullet, but it got me thinking: Horses are accidents waiting to happen, more often than not, and how easily we can become suspect in our


efforts to help them. That almost can overshadow everything, especially when we have painstakingly built up a trust. They don’t understand the concept, “It’s for your own good.” All they know is that it hurts and you are the one hurting them. With that episode behind us at last, and just as life returned to normal, i.e., “Where are my carrots?,” wouldn’t you know it, my horse suffered electric shocks twice in a row when I took off his blankets on the one cold, dry day we have had in ages. No matter that it was Christmas Eve and I had to get ready for a party. I ran to the store, stocked up on Static Guard and made a pit stop at the tack shop for a bottle of body spray that was reported to reduce static electricity. Unfortunately, my efforts were not appreciated. Not one tiny bit. Worried eyes and head held high told the whole story: I went from Mom to Monster … again. This time it took some doing to get back into the fold, but as always it’s worth it. There is nothing so rewarding as when my boy comes around and lowers his head with soft eyes. And I believe these simple acts carry over into all aspects of our partnership. From standing on the crossties with a cocked hind foot to relaxed, forward gaits in the ring to ambling along on trail; it’s all about trust. Which gets me to this: We’re lucky that while horses never forget they have forgiving hearts. And I, for one, am grateful they do. PL

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Year of the Tiger? by Helen Ross

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iger Woods was in a particularly reflective mood on that Wednesday afternoon. This year marks the 25th anniversary—how can that be, you ask?—of his first win in the U.S. Amateur, this one played on the challenging Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. And the memories were clearly vivid. The lanky teenager beat Vaughn Moise, a PGA Tour rules official at the time, and Florida then-coach Buddy Alexander, who had recruited the young phenom who eventually cast his lot with Stanford, on the way to the championship match with Trip Kuehne. And the 36-hole finale certainly didn’t disappoint. Woods prevailed despite daunting deficits—6 down after 13 holes, 5 down with 12 to go and 3 down entering the last nine holes. He evened the match with a birdie at the 16th hole and then took the lead with a 14-footer on the unforgiving 17th after flirting with the water that surrounds the island green. A conceded par after the Oklahoma State junior bogeyed the 18th hole sealed the 2-up victory for Woods, who looked every bit the gangly 18-year-old with his Bermuda shorts, striped polo shirt and fedora. Asked what he remembered about that week, Woods grins. “The dress code,” he said. “The straw hat, no, I’m not bringing that back.” Oh, he talked specifics, too. Like getting “absolutely drummed” by Kuehne until the closing holes and the putt at the 17th which introduced us all to his patented fist pump. The realization that he’d won and seeing his father, Earl, by the 18th green.

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“One of the things that I will always miss and I still get emotional about is I’ll never get that hug again from my dad,” Woods said. “That’s something that I’ll always miss.” This is Tiger Woods 2.0. Or is it 3.0? He’s still the same focused, driven competitor, to be sure. But after four back surgeries, Woods knows his limitations—no more marathon workout sessions or grueling runs. “Even if I wanted, I can’t. I’ll let all those young guys do it,” he said, with no real hint of concern. Woods appears much more comfortable with his role, along with contemporary Phil Mickelson, as one of the game’s elder statesmen, too. That’s not to say the 43-year-old Woods doesn’t expect to win more tournaments, and perhaps even make the Presidents Cup team he will captain this year. More majors, too. This is Tiger Woods we’re talking about, after all. But he’s become more reflective and more apt to give you a glimpse of what once was a closely guarded life. Did you know, for example, that Woods loves water sports—and he missed being able to free dive and go spear fishing when he was dealing with those severe back issues? “Even tank diving, I haven’t tank dove in years,” Woods said. “I just can’t afford to have that weight on my back and compressing my disk and my disk was already screwed up. So, whenever you put any weight on it, it made it worse. “I haven’t tank dove in years and to be able to do that again, to be able to get in the water and free dive, put the fins on and load the body up and drop down like that, that was something I truly missed. I love being in the water.”


Woods also talked about how he didn’t really get a chance to enjoy his Tour Championship win last fall, his 80th PGA TOUR victory and first since 2013. He went to the hotel, signed pin flags and the like, and then joined the rest of the U.S. Team on a charter flight to Paris to play in the Ryder Cup. Even now, months after the fact and with a new season underway, seeing the crush of humanity and hearing the cheers that escorted him to the 18th green on Sunday still gives him “chills.” It’s the photographs even more than the TV angles that give him pause, though. “I didn’t realize how many people really had their phone up and screaming and yelling,” he said, smiling. “… Some of the photos I have at home where there’s like 70, 80 people in this one little shot and everyone has their phone up. It’s a different time.” Most gratifying, though, were the reactions of his friends and family. When he got back to Jupiter, Florida, after the Ryder Cup, he was surprised to hear how emotional and how nervous they had been during that final round at East Lake. “Players, friends, people who saw what I went through at home, saw the difficult times and just to see that I made it that far back—that was touching to me because I didn’t really expect that because I’m inside the ropes,” Woods said. “I know what it took for me, but I didn’t know it would have affected anyone else like that.” PL

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The Holly Course, Pinewild Country Club Par 3, 211 yards Designer: Gary Player The 12th hole on Pinewild’s Holly Course is a great preview to the layout and character that designer Gary Player had imagined—a challenging par 3 over water, encased by wetlands, to a well-bunkered green. This hole is memorable for it passive nature, while having the unique ability of elevating your score, known to guests and members as the “nemesis.” Photogr aph courtesy of Pine wild

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Dates and times subject to change. Check directly with event organizers before making plans.

2.28-3.3.2019 Annual Pine Needles Men’s Invitational Pine Needles Golf Club | 1005 Midland Road | So. Pines Cost: see website | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8611, pineneedleslodge.com

3.3.2019 Woodpecker Hike Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, ncparks.gov

3.1.2019 Froggy Fun (For Wee Ones) Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, ncparks.gov

3.3.2019 Kaia Kater Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 - $20 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org

3.2.2019 Glass Fest STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org

3.4.2019 Lucas Meachem, baritone Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $30 - $35 | 8 - 10 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2787, moorearts.org

3.2.2019 Saturday Kids Program - Dr. Seuss Day Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10 a.m - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org

3.7.2019 Story Time at Given Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org

3.2-3.2019 Fayetteville Camellia Show & Plant Sale Ramada Plaza | 1707-A Owen Drive | Fayetteville Cost: FREE | 1 - 4 p.m. Contact: fayettevillecamelliaclub.org

3.7.2019 Donald Ross: Pinehurst Golf Professional & International Golf Architect Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Given Book Shop Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org

3.2.2019 The MET Opera - La Fille du Régiment Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $27 | 12:55 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3611, sunrisetheater.com 3.2.2019 Scarred for Life - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org 3.3.2019 Empty Bowls Country Club of Whispering Pines | 2 Clubhouse Blvd. | Whispering Pines Cost $40 | 12 - 2 p.m. Contact: 910.693.1600, sandhillscoalition.org 3.3.2019 Weymouth Chamber Music Series: Brian Reagin Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $10 - $20 | 2 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.6261, weymouthcenter.org

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3.8.2019 Mark Stuart and David Jacobs-Strain Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20 - $25 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org 3.8.2019 Trivia Night at STARworks STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org 3.9.2019 Make Your Own Glass Flower STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: $50 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org 3.9.2019 Dallas Danger - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org


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3.10.2019 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema - The Sleeping Beauty Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $15 - $25 | 12:55 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3611, sunrisetheater.com

3.16.2019 Pinehurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade Tufts Memorial Park | 1 Village Green Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Contact: 910.295.2817, vopnc.org

3.10.2019 Moore County Genealogy Lecture Southern Pines Civic Club | 105 S. Ashe St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 2 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2051, moorehistory.com

3.16.2019 Nick Allen - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 9 - 10 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org

3.10.2019 Old Growth Hike Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, ncparks.gov

3.17.2019 The Great Dismal Swamp - Part 3 Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $10 - $15 | 2 - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.692.6261, weymouthcenter.org

3.10.2019 Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 - $20 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org

3.17.2019 Who Pooped in the Park? Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, ncparks.gov

3.14.2019 Story Time at Given Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org

3.17.2019 James Maddock Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 - $20 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org

3.14.2019 2019 Spring Colloquium - Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Pinehurst Country Club | 80 Carolina Vista Drive | Pinehurst Cost: $100 | 5:30 p.m. Contact: 910.295.3642. giventufts.org

3.18.2019 Shaw House Tea Room Luncheon Shaw House | 110 W. Morganton Road | So. Pines Cost: $20 | 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Contact: 910.281.5417, moorehistory.com

3.14.2019 Hot Glass Cold Beer - Dahlia Bushwick STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org 3.14.2019 The Radio - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7:30 p.m - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org 3.16.2019 Wildlings: Spotting the Signs of Life Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, ncparks.gov

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3.19.2019 Evening Workshop at the Bookshop - Beading Given Book Shop | 95 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: $25 | 6 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.295.7002, giventufts.org 3.20.2019 NC Symphony: From Classical to Broadway Lee Auditorium | 250 Voit Gilmore Lane | So. Pines Cost: $18 - $46 | 8 - 10 p.m. Contact: 877.627.6724, symphony.org 3.21.2019 Story Time at Given Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org


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3.21.2019 Open Mic Night STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org

3.29.2019 Blooming Art Cocktail Reception Campbell House Gallery | 482 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $50 | 6 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.420.2062, gardenclubofthesandhills.wordpress.com

3.22.2019 Fireside Collective Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 - $20 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org

3.30.2019 The MET Opera - Die Walküre (Wagner) Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $27 | 12 - 5:20 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3611, sunrisetheater.com

3.22.2019 Night Hike Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, ncparks.gov

3.30-31.2019 Blooming Art Campbell House Gallery | 482 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | Sat. 10 - 4 p.m. | Sun. 1 - 4 p.m. Contact: gardenclubofthesandhills.wordpress.com

3.23.2019 Alice Osborn - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org

3.30.2019 2019 Habitat Gala Pinehurst Resort | 80 Carolina Vista Drive | Pinehurst Cost: $150 | 6 - 10 p.m. Contact: 910.295.1934, sanshillshabtiat.org

3.23.2019 Carolina Philharmonic: One Hundred Years in Time Square Lee Auditorium | 250 Voit Gilmore Lane | So. Pines Cost: $11 - $60 | 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Contact: 910.687.9287, carolinaphil.org

3.30.2019 Breadfoot - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org

3.24.2019 Spring Hike Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, ncparks.gov

3.31.2019 Fire Effects Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, ncparks.gov

3.25.2019 Exploring Art Through Observation and Conversation Hollyhocks Art Gallery | 905 Linden Road | Pinehurst Cost: $20 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 603.966.6567, exploringartellen3@gmail.com, hollyhocksartgallery.com

3.31.2019 Film Noir Night at the Book Shop Given Book Shop | 95 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: donation | 6 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.295.7002, giventufts.org

3.28.2019 Story Time at Given Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org 3.29.2019 Growing Tomatoes in the Sandhills Ball Visitor Center at Sandhills Community College | 3395 Airport Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE, please RSVP | 1 - 2 p.m. Contact: 910.695.3882, landscapegardening@sandhills.edu 70 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

3.31.2019 New Reveille Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20 - $25 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org 4.5-6.2019 Firefest STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 1 p.m - 10 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org


4.6.2019 Spring Matinee Races at Pinehurst Harness Track Pinehurst Harness Track | 200 Beulah Hill Road | Pinehurst Cost: $5 | 1 - 5 p.m. Contact: 708.921.1719, vopnc.org

4.18.2019 Open Mic Night STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org

4.7.2019 Weymouth Chamber Music Series: Turnia Trio Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $10 - $20 | 2 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.6261, weymouthcenter.org

4.20.2019 Cotton Before It Was King House in the Horseshoe | 288 Alston House Road | Sanford Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.947.2051

4.8.2019 Chamber Music Series: Benjamin Beilman & Andrew Tarson Sunrise Theater | 250 SW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $30 - $35 | 8 - 10 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2787, mooreart.org

4.20.2019 Clenny Creek Day Bryant House and McLendon Cabin | 3361 Mt. Carmel Road | Carthage Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2051, info@moorehistory.com, moorehistory. com

3.11.2019 Hot Glass Cold Beer STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org 4.11.2019 Prancing Horse Annual Spring Barn Dance - The Magic of Horses Fair Barn | 200 Beulah Hill Road S. | Pinehurst Cost: $50 | 6 - 10 p.m. Contact: 910.281.3223, prancing-horse.org

4.20.2019 Rod Brady - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org 4.20.2019 Carolina Philharmonic: All’s Fair in Love and Opera Lee Auditorium | 250 Voit Gilmore Lane | So. Pines Cost: $11 - $60 | 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Contact: 910.687.9287, carolinaphil.org

4.12.2019 Life After Five at Tufts Memorial Park Tufts Memorial Park | 1 Village Green Road W. Cost: FREE | 5:15 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.295.1900, vopnc.org

4.23.2019 NC Symphony: Music Inspired by the Sea Lee Auditorium | 250 Voit Gilmore Lane | So. Pines Cost: $18 - $46 | 8 - 10 p.m. Contact: 877.627.6724, symphony.org

4.12-13.2019 Festival D’Avion Moore County Airport | 7825 Aviation Drive | Carthage Cost: FREE | Fri. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Sat. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Contact: 910.215.0861, festivaldavion.com

4.25.2019 All the Presidents’ Gardens, a book signing with author Marta McDowell Cardinal Ballroom | 80 Carolina Vista Dr. | Pinehurst Cost: $50 | 4:30 p.m. Contact: 910-695-7500

4.13.2019 Aberdeen Dog Fair Echange Lot | 129 Exchange Street | Aberdeen Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Contact: facebook.com/aberdeendogfair 4.13.2019 Southern Pines Garden Club Home Tour The Campbell House | 482 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $20 - $25 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.725.1105, southernpinesgardenclub.com

4.27.2019 Raku Glazing and Firing Workshop STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: $50 | 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org 4.27.2019 Spring Fest Open House at the Shaw House Shaw House | 110 W. Morganton Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2051, moorehistory.com PINEHURSTLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM 71


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

4.27.2019 Loaded Dice Band - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org 4.28.2019 Moore County Choral Society Spring Concert Lee Auditorium | 250 Voit Gilmore Lane | So. Pines Cost: $8 - $15 | 4 - 6 p.m. Contact: 877.627.6724, symphony.org 4.29.2019 Exploring Art Through Observation and Conversation Hollyhocks Art Gallery | 905 Linden Road | Pinehurst Cost: $20 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 603.966.6567, exploringartellen3@gmail.com, hollyhocksartgallery.com

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EAT, DRINK, LIVE LOCAL / support locally-owned, independent businesses ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE Saturday, March 16th at 11am!

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Colloquium Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Shaw House-Museum Tours • Photo Archives • Bookshop

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Shaw House c. 1820s • Garner House c. 1790s • Sanders Cabin c. 1770s Corn Crib • Tobacco Barn

Moore County Historical Association 110 West Morganton Road • Southern Pines Open 1 - 4pm Tuesday - Friday Free Admission • info@moorehistory.com

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Cash bar at 5:30 PM Dinner at 6:30 PM at the Overlook Room at the Pinehurst Country Club DR. CARVER MCGRIFF with the 90th Infantry Division invaded Normandy

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Sandhills Sightings

MARCH APRIL 2019

with DOLORES MULLER

Holly Ball

Newcomers & Pinehurst No. 6 Christmas Party Pinehurst

December 18

Top, from left: Event organizers Barbara & Eric Westley and Jane & Don Harnum; Doug & Twilla Tuxbury. / Bottom, from left: Paula & Adam Crocker; Matt & Lisa Massei and Roger & Pinkie Castavien; and Karen Eichen, Meredith Markfield and Ann Munas.

A Celebration of the Journey Art Exhibit Campbell House Gallery Southern Pines January 4

Top, from left: Suzanne Shelton, Lisa Richardson and June Buchele; Guinea Fowl by Anne Raven Jorgensen. / Bottom, from left: Ed & Kim Aumas with Bonita Simpson; Michelle & Barry Huggins; and Beth Pryor and Jo & John Williams.

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Sandhills Sightings Instructors Demo Day

Artist League of the Sandhills Aberdeen January 6

Top, from left: Poppies by Pat McMahon; Artists Kathy Leuck and Janet Burdick; Jennifer & Jocelyn Telles. / Bottom, from left: Artist Charlie Roberts with Jane Maloy; Sandy Scott demonstrating watercoloring; Jude Winkley using cold wax medium with oils; and Rick & Julie Fifield.

Pinewild 2019 Celebration Fair Barn Pinehurst

January 12

Top, from left: Jeff, Julie, Karen & Dick Gilbert; Karen Fogle and B.J. Barrett; Event chair Patsy Engelking and Russ Sunderson. / Bottom, from left: Nina & Gary Lewis, Harry & Marsha Lenz and John & Linda Walters; Joe Alibetti and Judy Hotham; and Larry & Beverly Newman and Cameron & Terry Harjung.

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Sandhills Sightings Classically Sundays

with Gordon Kreplin & Cathy Pescevich Kreplin Weymouth Center Southern Pines January 13

Top, from left: Concert sponsors JoAnn & Dale Erickson; Performers Cathy Pescevich Kreplin & Gordon Kreplin. / Bottom, from left: Composer Zach Zubow and Ryan Book; Music committee chairman Elaine Sills and Josiah Stevenson; and Christian & Leslie Philip with Karleen Habley.

Sandhills Wedding Expo Carolina Hotel Pinehurst

January 27

Top, from left: Angel Smith and Ticer Edwards; Janet & Peyton Singletary with Domenick Muoio; Victoria Dunn and Kristy Rauls of Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridal. / Bottom, from left: Samantha Spears and Jacob Schlumpf; Arlene Diosegy, Corey Mansfield and Bailey Grinde; and Daniel Roback, Ashley & Denise Williams and Gabrielle Von Rupp.

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Sandhills Sightings Friend to Friend

Country Club of North Carolina Pinehurst

January 29

Top, from left: Friend to Friend Executive Director Anne Friesen, staff members and guest speaker Lanie George; Will Britt & Laura Morgan. / Bottom, from left: Board of Director Chairman Jeff Morgan, Hillary Shilkitus and Anne Krahnert; Ann Petersen, Andrew Lyons and Libby Carter; and Richard & Todd Maness with Dee Park.

Reflections of Africa

Campbell House Gallery Southern Pines February 1

Top, from left: Hank & Cathy Roofe with Mary Grace Calhoun; Featured artist Jessie Mackay; Joseph Koyie with Ivie & Eden King. / Bottom, from left: Rose Cooper, Sandy Lampros and Tally Bandy; Anne Harwood & Sandy Johnson; and photograph by Joseph Koyie.

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Sandhills Sightings Sandhills Classical Christian School Bow Tie Ball Fair Barn Pinehurst

February 8

Top, from left: Honorary chairperson Penny Enroth with John Stamas; Bethany & Wesley Jackson, Carrie & Jacob Kirby and Shirley & Bailey Vaughan. / Bottom, from left: Brian & Julianne Clodfelter, event chair, with Diane & Thomas Womble; Head of School Todd Zimmerman and wife Laura; and Wendy Fields, Leah Leach and Holly and Anne MacDonald.

Sandhills Horticultural Society Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Exhibit Sandhills Horticultural Gardens Pinehurst

February 10

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Sightings@ PinehurstLivingMagazine.com Top, from left: Exhibit judges Harry Neely and Linda Bruening; Hailey, Logan, Kati, Mike & James Klingenschmidt and Debbie & Gary McGahey; Ainsley, Madison, Russ & Jessica Weaver. / Bottom, from left: 1st place West Pine Middle School art teacher Katie Werner receives award from Dee Johnson; and 2nd Place St. John Paul II Catholic School students with art teacher Jennifer Campuzano.

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Last Impression

What’s in a Name? photograph and caption courtesy of The Moore County Historical Association

Tuftstown was the original name for Pinehurst in recognition of its founder, James Walker Tufts. Six months later, the town’s name was changed to Pinehurst, “Pine” for the trees and “hurst” for the plot of wooded, rising ground. PL

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