February PineStraw

Feature Stories

King Trees

The champions of Moore County By Tom Lillie   •   Photographs by John Gessner This and above Photograph: Turkey oak (Quercus laevis) Moore County has what it takes to produce champions. The [...]

Saving the White Rhino

Using technology to defeat poachers in Kruger National Park By Jim Moriarty Photographs courtesy of Tough Stump Technologies One of them is called Kokwane and the other is Nyeleti. They’re not [...]

Tiny Love Stories

Design by Keith Borshak The assignment was simple. Well, maybe not so simple. Write a love story in 100 words or less. As the old saying (often attributed to Mark Twain, because if we don’t know [...]

To the Manor Reborn

A historic hotel transformed By Deborah Salomon Photographs by John Gessner Historical Photographs from The Tufts Archives   To be memorable, a Christmas pudding needs soaking in brandy. [...]

Monarchs of the Forest

The wonder of champion trees Story and Photographs by Todd Pusser This and above photograph: Gary Williamson and National Champion Tulip Poplar in Chesapeake, VA   It was a tip from a local [...]

Ready to Ride

A French feel in the Sandhills By Deborah Salomon    Credit James Boyd, and mild winters, for enticing foxhunters to Moore County. Eventually, some branched out to eventing, dressage, jumping. [...]

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