June PineStraw

Feature Stories

It Was the Week that Was

Erik Compton makes his mark at Pinehurst By Jim Moriarty   •   Photographs by Joann Dost We are captivated by winning. Utterly enthralled. Driven to distraction, or maybe delusion. To Vince [...]


By Ashley Wahl June is a waking dream, a dreamy wakefulness — a dream within a dream.  Beneath the ancient magnolia, where the earth is cool as a stream and filtered light flickers across your [...]


Map Fragment, on Clay Who first thought of scratching here and there on soft clay, instead of only giving directions, must have wanted to keep close the shape of all that lay between himself and [...]

Story of a House

The Upscale Downsize Relocation at its best By Deborah Salomon   •   Photographs by John Gessner According to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Old age hath yet his honor and his toil . . . ” Maybe, but [...]

The Death of a Gambler

A son’s moving remembrance of his struggle to win the love of a father whose emotions were as strange as the life he led By Charles Price Charles Price was one of the greatest golf writers of the [...]

Stick Wizard

Patrick Dougherty returns to the Sandhills By Jim Moriarty Feature photo: Fancy’s Bower, 2017.  Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada.  Photograph by Pierre Charbonneau Nothing lasts forever, which [...]

Thursday, June 17

CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE. 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be historian Chris Hartley with a presentation on “Cavalry Fight on Willis Church Road.” Meeting starts at 7 p.m. This is the first open meeting with no attendance limitations. Civic Club, corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Ashe Street, Southern Pines. Info: (910) 246-0452 or mafarina@aol.com.


Friday, June 25

MUSICAL. 6:30 p.m. Matilda the Musical. There will be additional shows on June 26 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and June 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for VIP and $8 for general admission. Encore Center, 160 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines. Info and tickets: www.tix.com/ticket-sales/encorecenter/6154.


Tuesday, June 29

MUSICIANS JAM SESSION. 6 – 9 p.m. Bring your instrument and beverage or just come and enjoy the music. All attendees are required to have had the COVID-19 vaccination to attend. Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-6261 or weymouthcenter.org.

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