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Celebrating the 26th Annual Food & Wine Festival at Pinehurst

Each year, the annual food and wine festival held in Pinehurst, North Carolina transforms the historic Pinehurst resort into a wine and food lover’s paradise.  The occasion has been a tremendous success for many years now as guests have the opportunity to sample an international array of specialty foods and drinks.  The festival attracts professionals […]

The Drum and Quill

  Kevin Drum has opened a new restaurant and bar in the Village appropriately named The Drum and Quill (given his name and occupation).  His remodeling efforts have vastly improved the space as they added much needed light and room to maneuver.  The real story, though, is the food. We were fortunate enough to go […]

Reading Tutors Needed – Can You Help?

Did you know that there are Moore County adults who cannot read at all, read well, or speak English?  If you can read and have some time, you can help others by becoming an adult tutor. The Moore County Literacy Council is offering twelve-hour workshops for adult tutor volunteers who want to help others become […]

Backyard Bocce Bash

If you haven’t yet played in the Sandhills Children’s Center Backyard Bocce Bash, you’re missing out.   It’s just about the only day of the year I don’t mind getting up early (event starts at 8:45 AM).  Held in the larger southern field at the Pinehurst Harness Track, this fundraiser supports a great organization and […]

First Friday in Southern Pines

There are a lot of entertainment options this Fourth of July weekend, but one you won’t want to miss is the ever-popular First Friday event in Southern Pines. Held in the field beside the Sunrise Theater, this summertime monthly event showcases a variety of musicians from around the country. July’s show opens with Becca Rae […]

Reinvigorated Calendar!

You may have noticed that the SandhillsDig calendar has recently started to take shape.  You can keep abreast of many of the activities going on in the Sandhills by checking out the calendar at  The page defaults to a display format called Agenda.  This lists the title, location, date and time of all events […]

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 […]

Peggy Kirk Bell Signing Event

While we didn’t relaunch in time to detail any of the events associated with the Men’s US Open here in Pinehurst, we are able to recognize the Women’s US Open and what better way to do that than with a charter member of the LPGA and long time resident of the Sandhills, Peggy Kirk Bell. […]

A little about us

  I received an inquiry on the “We’re Back!” post that wanted to know more about me. I’ve been so focused on SandhillsDig I didn’t consider that readers might want to know more about the new editors. My name is David Johnson and my wife, Ashley, and I moved to Pinehurst in 2006 with our […]

We’re back, baby!

Wes and Anna Smith launched SandhillsDig back in 2009. After a few years of building out a great site, Wes and Anna decided to focus on other pursuits.  My wife, Ashley, and I always loved SandhillsDig so this year we approached the Smiths about relaunching it. Wes had a vision of making SandhillsDig the number […]