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Spot On Carpet Cleaning

Before I make a purchase of any kind, I perform an inordinate amount of research. I pore over the reviews on Amazon when buying a product, and when I’m purchasing home services I seek out referrals and check out the reviews on Angie’s List.  I was amazed at how economical membership at Angie’s List was […]

A “Sweet” Birthday

Janie’s fourth birthday party was a few weeks ago and it was wonderful, in every way! We gathered a few of her friends at the new Cupcakery in downtown Southern Pines and decorated cupcakes, played games, had their faces painted and enjoyed a yummy cupcake birthday cake. Janell, the owner of C Cups, and her […]

Teen Hot Yoga at Hot Asana this Wednesday

After hearing about hot yoga almost everyday from one person or another, I finally got up the nerve to check it out myself. Having never tried any sort of yoga before, I was a little nervous and not quite sure what to expect. To my surprise, the atmosphere at Hot Asana Yoga Studio & Boutique […]

Free Home Buyer’s Seminar this Saturday

Margaret Hinesley of Chanticleer Properties and Ginny Webb of First Bank of Southern Pines is hosting a Free Home Buyer’s Clinic on Saturday, March 19th from 9:30am to 11:30am at Aberdeen Lake Park just off US 1. Learn more about what all is involved in purchasing a home. This seminar is beneficial to everyone including […]

Calling all Yogis! Ride the Breath with the Yax Bros. @ Hot Asana

Virginia Gallagher, owner and instructor at Hot Asana Yoga Studio & Boutique, is hosting a two day Vinyasa Workshop taught by brothers Chris & John Yax.  The workshop is this Saturday and Sunday (March 12 & 13) and spots are limited. Chris and John have traveled throughout the United States and even made stops in Costa […]

Painting Pottery in Downtown Southern Pines

Over lunch at Sweet Basil Cafe, my friend Jordan and I decided we’d like to do something for some kids we babysit.  Walking in downtown Southern Pines and looking around in the stores, I am always inspired to do some sort of art project and walking past 9th of September was just the inspiration we needed… […]

Video: Local Man vs. Local Food with Shirley’s Specialty Cakes

Hello Sandhills!  Watch the results from Local Man vs. Local Food Challenge #1 with Shirley’s Specialty Cakes in downtown Southern Pines.  Shirley challenged me to eat 13 (a baker’s dozen) of her delicious cupcakes. Thank you to all who came out to the first challenge and I look forward to announcing the time and place […]

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

We have discovered so many great things for holiday gifts right here in the Sandhills that we decided to start a list. Feel free to submit any good and LOCAL ideas you have and we’ll check ’em out and add them to the list. Shopping LOCAL this holiday season is important.  Help strengthen our community […]

10 Holiday Gifts Under $10 at Swank

Looking for stocking stuffers or teacher gift? Swank Coffee Shoppe & Handmade Market in downtown Southern Pines has you covered.  Extended holiday hours are Fridays 7:30am-8pm, Saturdays 8am-8pm & Sundays 11am-4pm. Check out these fabulous handmade gifts for under $10.  Plus, click here for an additional shopping list of 10 items under $25. Owl Purses – […]

Share the Love with Your Neighbors in Need

STAR 102.5 FM and Sam Johnson Cross Creek Subaru ask you to think of your Moore County neighbors this winter.  Many across the Sandhills will spend the holiday season cold, alone & hungry. Join STAR 102.5 as they broadcast live from 7am-6pm on Friday, December 10th in the TCBY parking lot near Panera Bread. They […]