August PineStraw

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August leaves you wanting.     In the afternoon, when the air is all milk-and-honey and the primal thrum of late summer has reached a crescendo, she will boldly take your hand. “Close your eyes,” [...]

Story of a House

Pretty as a Picture Artist’s home captures bygone America By Deborah Salomon  •   Photographs by John Gessner Monet painted from a studio adjacent to his country home in Giverny. Van Gogh rented [...]


Snap the Whip           Winslow Homer (1872) You know the game: everybody runs hard as they can, holding hands, and then the boy on the near end suddenly stops, sets his feet hard against the [...]

From the Ground Up

A sculpture grows in the Gardens Photographs by Tim Sayer Patrick Dougherty’s most recent sculpture, What Goes Around, Comes Around, blossomed in three weeks from a dogwood flower. After laying a [...]

The Ross Brothers

Donald and Aleck Ross left indelible marks on golf and Pinehurst By Bill Case Even the closest of brothers look to pulverize one another in competition. This was undoubtedly the case at the North [...]

Friday, August 13

MOVIE IN THE PARK. 8 p.m. Join Southern Pines Recreation and Parks for the outdoor movie Trolls World Tour. Downtown Park in Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-7376.


Thursday, August 19

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. 10 a.m. Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. A unique film opportunity to view this series of spectacular paintings. In an extraordinary exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum takes a new and revealing look at the five publicly owned versions of sunflowers in a vase. Tickets are $12 per person. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or


Sunday, August 29

JAZZ BRUNCH. Join us outdoors on the Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities’ beautiful grounds for cool jazz and a delicious brunch catered by Ashten’s Restaurant and Pub. Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-6261 or or

Colourful overlapping silhouettes of Jazz musical instruments

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