The Journey from Serving the Country by Serving the Community

Colonel Walter P. Havenstein ’71, USMCR (Ret.), spent a lifetime of service in the Marines where he specialized in tactical communications and systems acquisitions management. For his service, Colonel Havenstein was awarded the Legion of Merit. He launched a remarkable career in in the aerospace and defense industry and served as CEO at BAE Systems, Inc. & Science Application International Corporation.

Robert Milligan has served as an officer and Chief Executive in numerous roles in his distinguished career. (President – Tribal Tech LLC, Cowan Associates). Sr. VP – CACI, Chantilly, Va. He also serves as an instructor at the Darden Foundation (Darden School of Business) helping to facilitate the Darden’s Executive Education Program in support of Army, Navy and DLA. He also has been affiliated with Ruehlin Associates Career Consulting offering one week career transition seminars for senior military personnel ranging from E9 to 06.

Both men are passionate and committed to paying it forward and working with today’s young military personnel as they move from military to civilian life.

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Michael Parker and Nicholas LaSala Jr. are spearheading an effort to inform the public about the advantages of promoting small family farms to preserve and protect the ambiance and heritage of Moore County as stated in the County’s Land Use Plan.

Michael owns Terrace Ridge Farm, a family farm since 1926. Nicholas and his wife own Victory Vineyard in Cameron.


Terrace Ridge Farm, LLC –

Victory Vineyard – Facebook – Victoryvineyardllc

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SANDHILLS WOMEN’S EXCHANGE CELEBRATES THEIR CENTENNIAL Barbara Summers and Elizabeth Fisher discuss the upcoming Centennial Dinner Dance on May 19th at The Fair Barn from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The event will feature catering by White Rabbit and music provided by Carolina Moon Dogs.

In addition to the event the Sandhills Women’s Exchange is have a raffle that is beyond belief.

Raffle tickets are $100.0 each.  First Prize is a World Traveler or USA Explorer Vacation Package, 2nd prize is a stay vacation at the Pinehurst Resort and the 3rd prize is a SWE Log Cabin Private Event.

Go to for more details.

The ENCORE CENTER PRESENTS :  THE SPITFIRE GRILL – April 29th thru May 8th This 1996 American film, written and directed by Lee David Zlotoff, is being produced and directed by Jacob Toth, the Artistic Director of the Encore Center.

Lead actresses Betty Ann O’Brien and Julie Briggs and actor James Wheeler join Jacob to talk about the production.


Rachel Jurgens has enjoyed overwhelming success with the opening of Red’s Corner at the corner of Old U.S. 1 and Morganton Rd.  Her vision of a park like setting with food trucks has instantly become an ‘event’ venue.


The Southern Pines Business Association is planning for SPRINGFEST on April 30th, from 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m The annual celebration of Southern Pines features artisans, food trucks, rides for kids and many community based organizations sharing information about what they offer.

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