November PineStraw

Feature Stories

The Freedom Writers

James Boyd’s dream team of authors and actors By Bill Case It seemed unfathomable, but it was an unavoidable truth: By September 1940, freedom, democracy and civil liberties had become [...]

Food Nouveau

New delights for Sandhills taste buds By Jenna Biter   •   Photographs by John Gessner Agora Café 15 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst Agora Café is the new Pinehurst bakery and eatery where Southern [...]

Story of a House

Cottage Colony Redux Caribbean colors heat up village landmark By Deborah Salomon   •   Photographs by John Gessner Pinehurst: Retirement nirvana for the fortunate few who have played the best [...]


November By Ashley Wahl November is the rush of wind through leaves, the rush of leaves through wind, a cradle song before a long night’s sleep. In the garden, the unblinking statue has seen it [...]

Wednesday, November 3

SENIOR TRIP. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Adults 55 and older are invited to travel with Southern Pines Recreation and Parks to The RCR Museum. Your trip will include exploring a 47,000-square-foot shop that was home to Dale Earnhardt’s No. 3 team for many years, and see race cars and other artifacts that have contributed to some of the most iconic moments in NASCAR history. Lunch at Lexington BBQ to follow. Cost to participate is $27 for residents of Southern Pines and $54 for non-residents. Bus will depart from Campbell House Playground parking lot, Southern Pines. Info and registration: (910) 692-7376.


Saturday, November 6

FAMILY GARDENING DAY. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join Weymouth for a day of family gardening. Weymouth’s gardens are maintained entirely by volunteers, so come out and support a morning of fall maintenance and beautification. There will be activities for kids and adults. Light refreshments provided. Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info and RSVP:

Little boy and his father gardening in spring

Wednesday, November 17

FESTIVAL OF TREES. 10 a.m. The 25th annual Sandhills Children’s Center Festival of Trees will take place Nov. 17 through Nov. 21. Admission is by monetary donation at the door, and proceeds help children with special developmental needs receive vital therapies. There will be an online auction, raffle and gift shop. Also, a Girls’ Night Out on Nov. 17, from 5 – 8 p.m., with the McKenzie Brothers Band. Carolina Hotel, 80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst. Info:


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