January PineStraw

Feature Stories

On Writing at Weymouth

By Kelly Mustian  Photograph by John Gessner On the second floor of the Boyd House, cloistered in quiet rooms set apart, Weymouth writers-in-residence labor over novels, poems, memoirs, and all [...]


Against Desirelessness The heart needs more than quiet, more than a home without desire. Sorry old masters, before I can let go, won’t I need to be holding on, refusing to let something loose? In [...]

Just As Sam Said

Reclaiming Weymouth’s literary legacy By Stephen E. Smith It was as if, for a moment, I could remember the future. I’d just left Sam Ragan’s office at The Pilot where he’d chatted with me, a [...]


January is a waltz between a warm den and the bleak and frigid landscape. Inside, movement is unhurried, ritualistic. The fire crackles. The gentle cadence of the cat lapping water is a dreamy [...]

Le Style Mucha

Art Nouveau and a 19th century Warhol By Jim Moriarty   Though no single artist invented the late 19th century Art Nouveau movement in the way Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque defined [...]

Friday, December 10-12

HOLIDAY FESTIVAL. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come to the Miracles at Weymouth outdoor festival of holiday fun for the whole family. This event will feature fun, food, vendors, decorations, photo opportunities, entertainment and Santa and Mrs. Claus’ Toy Shop. It is open to everyone for the entry fee of any monetary donation of their choice. Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: 910-692-6261 or www.weymouthcenter.org or www.ticketmesandhills.com.


Friday, December 31

FIRST EVE. 6 – 8 p.m. Bring family and friends for a Winter Wonderland and ring in the New Year early. The event will feature live music, carnival games, face painting and much more. The highlight of the evening is the countdown to the Pine Cone Drop at 8 p.m. Downtown Southern Pines. Info: 910-692-7376.


Sunday, January 9

THEATER SHOW. 2 p.m. “Jerry Herman on Broadway” is being presented by the Sandhills Repertory Theatre. Be prepared for amazing tap dancing by some of Broadway’s finest. Show dates are Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35 for regular seating, $75 for VIP lounge seat area, and $45 at the door. Students under 12 are free. Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. Info and tickets: www.ticketmesandhills.com or www.sandhillsrep.org.


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