September PineStraw

Feature Stories

Golf’s Unsung Hero

How a unique hobby helped restore a historic course By Bill Case In 2009, Bob Dedman Jr. and Don Padgett II, the gentlemen in charge at the Pinehurst resort, decided to dramatically overhaul [...]


September By Ashley Wahl September is deliciously subtle. Like a sly smile in a moment of silent recognition. The last wave of swallowtails graces the garden. Dinner plate dahlias resemble [...]

Story of a House

The Other White House Retirement leaps out of the rocking chair, into the barn By Deborah Salomon   •   Photographs by John Gessner Their go-to color is a non-color, white. For Elizabeth “Boo” [...]


Skipping Walking my heart (good boy!) after lunch, suddenly my bored step hitches, stutters, propels me firmly up and forward, and look, I’m skipping, I’m skipping, I’m skipping like I haven’t in [...]

A Haven of a Place

Mistletoe Farm — a sanctuary for creatures great and small By Claudia Watson Photographs by Laura Gingerich A dreamy fog lifts from the pond below, softening the profiles of the distant trees as [...]

Sunday, September 12

CABIN TOURS. 2 – 4 p.m. Come tour the Bryant House and McLendon Cabin and learn about the historical and cultural significance of these structures. There will be a second tour on Sept. 26. Bryant House, 3361 Mt. Carmel Road, Carthage. Info: (910) 692-2051 or


Saturday, September 25

BOOK EVENT. 12 – 1 p.m. Join us for an author event with Wiley Cash and his book When Ghosts Come Home. Free event. Registration required. The Country Bookshop, 140 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Tickets and info:


Sunday, September 26

SIP AND SAVOR. 1 – 5 p.m. Join in for an afternoon of wine tasting and small bites from local chefs. There will also be live music and a silent auction to benefit local charities. Sandy Woods Farm, 540 Sandy Woods Farm, Aberdeen. Info and tickets:


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