April PineStraw

Feature Stories

Cedarcrest in Bloom

A free-spirited and romantic escape By Claudia Watson   •   Photographs by John Gessner The light snow clinging to the winter-into-spring camellias prompted her early morning call last March. [...]


April is the earliest fawn, dewy eyed and trembling, landing in a world so soft and tender you can barely remember the deep silence, the bleak landscape, the icy ache of winter. The nectar of [...]

The Suitable Suitors

And a dancing bear Fiction by Tony Rothwell Ever since Sir Richard’s untimely death from a sudden stroke there had been an increasing number of enquiries of Lady Fiona as to how she was bearing [...]

All in the Family

Pinehurst’s Fownes Family left an enduring legacy in golf By Bill Case When Bill Fownes faced George Dunlap Jr. on Dec. 31, 1929, in the final match of Pinehurst’s Mid-Winter Tournament, he was a [...]


Beige Wall Telephone, 1960s Beige Wall Telephone, 1960s To you who have never known what it is to be tethered      to the family’s one phone by a corkscrew cord           filthied by idle fingers [...]

Story of a House

Return of the Native Speaking fluent mid-century modernism By Deborah Salomon   •   Photographs by John Gessner What’s in a name? Grandfathered by the Arts and Crafts movement, championed by [...]

Saturday, April 3

PAINTED PONIES AUCTION. The Painted Ponies Auction will be held live and online at www.eventgives.com/
paintedponies from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Carolina Horse Park Foundation. Info:


Sunday, April 18

PLANT SALE. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Pinehurst Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser will offer plant favorites such as geraniums, vincas and begonias. Green Haven Nursery, 255 Green Haven Lane, Carthage. Info: (910) 420-8214 or www.pinehurstgardenclub.com.

Purple Hydrangea Flower in Early Summer

Saturday, May 1

DERBY GALA. 5:30 – 10 p.m. Join the St. John Paul II Catholic School in your most dapper derby attire. Enjoy an open bar, sit-down dinner, music, live stream of the Kentucky Derby race, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $125. Pinehurst Country Club, 1 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst. Info: ticketmesandhills.com.

Kentucky Derby fashions

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