Moore Montessori and the Southern Pines Elementary School – A New Home, A New Beginning?

Moore Montessori is looking for a new home. Head of School Katherine Rucker and Board Member Taylor Clement join Bill Sahadi to discuss the possibility of moving to the soon-to-be vacant Southern Pines Elementary School Campus on May Street. This deal would present a unique opportunity to preserve the beautiful brick campus that has become a landmark of Southern Pines, maintain the campus as downtown public school and bring exciting educational opportunities and wrap-around services to Southern Pines families.

Head of School, Kathleen Rucker

Board chairperson – Taylor Clement

Moore Montessori (MMCS) is a public charter school in Southern Pines, NC, currently serving students in grades K-3rd. Since founding in 2018, the staff has delivered a high-quality education to a diverse group of students from area. Demand for the school is high: each year hundreds of families apply for the open enrollment lottery for the chance to secure a seat at this desirable public school. One of only 500 public Montessori programs in the United States, the school has a track record of academic success, a racially diverse staff, and economically diverse student body.

In May, The Pilot endorsed MMCS's potential move to the SPES campus. -

For more on the school, and how to support MMCS -

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Executive Director, Barrett Walker joins us to discuss the reopening of the Sandhill/Moore Coalition for Human Care. Shut down since March, due to the pandemic, Barrett walks us through the changes and accommodations the agency is making to continue to serve the people of Moore County.

The Coalition is a state chartered 501c (3) nonprofit corporation assisting citizens with hunger, financial strains, and day to day living situations that arise.

Thank you for your interest in Sandhills/Moore Coalition!  Effective June 15th, we will resume walk-in hours for residents in need of assistance on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-11:00 am.  The Coalition Resale Shops and Donation Center will resume shopping at The Sullivan Shop and Cris & Florrie’s Boutique as well as in-kind donations on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. 

Face coverings are required at both campuses and building access will be limited based on social distancing mandates.  Transportation, employment counseling, and donation pickups remain suspended.


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An Overview of the Moore County Real Estate Market – Spring 2020

Ashley Paxton, new home construction consultant for McKee Homes, and Fore Properties real estate broker, Victoria Riddle discuss a very busy 2020 spring season in Moore County.

From new construction at Legacy Lakes to resales, handling multiple offers, working thru appraisal issues, and working closely with clients, these two brokers give buyers and sellers a lot of insight.

Ashley Paxton 910-583-6777


Victoria Riddle 910-639-9046

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Mark Elliott started his business on Linden Rd. over 20 years ago.  Today, 20 some odd years later, Mark has raised his family in Moore County and served on many boards and organizations to help those less fortunate. In the process, Elliott's on Linden has become an institution.

Mark also owns The Sly Fox and The Roast Office in the Village of Pinehurst.

He shares his perspective and vision for the future of all hospitality related businesses and how those business models have to adapt and accommodate to a changing demographic and an ever changing environment.

Mark Elliott with Bill Sahadi on WEEB Radio

Mark Elliott with Bill Sahadi on All Things Moore County

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Rebekah King, owner of the Pinehurst Gazette and Tim Skibitsky, the owner of Family First Home Inspection Services, discuss the impact of the pandemic and how they are accommodating their businesses to the changing and challenging work environment in Moore County.  Along the way Rebekah gives us a lot of insight into how connected she has become in the Moore County Community and Tim gives lots of first hand stories on some of the experiences both buyers and sellers go thru during the Home Inspection or Prelisting Inspection process.

Tim Skibitsky
Family First Home Inspection Services

The Pinehurst Gazette, Inc
PO Box 5003
Pinehurst, NC 28374-5003

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