First Friday – The Sunrise Theatre
Southern Pines has become one of the most celebrated towns in North Carolina for its charm, livability, eclectic nature & beauty. At the outset of our
spring season Southern Pines celebrates their quaint town with FIRST FRIDAY..an event running from May 5th through the first weekend of October. Anthony Parks, the owner of the iconic Ice Cream Parlor, Tap Manager, Keith Siles of the Southern Pines Brewing Company & Nationwide Insurance Executive, Mike Murphy discuss the season’s events and the integral part that the Sunrise Theatre plays in the fabric of the community.
Real Estate broker Nicole Bowman of Realty World is this year’s title sponsor for the First Friday events. www.sunrisetheatre.com.
Southern Side By Side Championship & Exhibition
Celebrating Spring Classic 18th Anniversary April 28-30, 2017! Exhibitors, Challenge Cup, Course, Vie for a silver trophy. An International Event … or just bragging rights as you shoot against fine sportsmen (or your personal best) in an environment replete with camaraderie, competition, and tradition. Shooters, gun-makers, outdoor enthusiasts, artisans, and historians from around the world gather to celebrate the rich tradition of wing-shooting over a thrilling weekend of friendly competitions, exhibitions and fellowship. The novice and expert shooter alike will relish the
collegial atmosphere and find enjoyment and challenge at every turn. Dozens of opportunities to shoot multiple events ensure a weekend to remember!
A special thanks to gun-maker Atkin, Grant and Lang, who has provided critical sponsorship and support to Southern Side by Side since its inaugural year. Likewise, a tip of the hat to another steadfast supporter, Shooting Sportsman Magazine. In addition to the charter sponsors, we wish to thank the additional sponsorship of Charles Boswell Gun-maker, Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company, Griffin & Howe, Holland & Holland and Heritage Guns UK.
Bill Kempffer’s Bio
Founder and operator of Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School since January of 1989 and founder of the Southern Side by Side Championship & Exhibition first held in April of 2000.
“I am passionate about coaching all levels of shooters, from complete beginners to advanced. Having been involved in the shooting sports since a youngster, it is a blessing to have the opportunity to help others achieve their goals and I am grateful to have been able to do that for the past 25 years. I believe in keeping things simple and allowing each person to discover and capitalize on their strengths while passing on the tools that
will serve them well. I have discovered that the keys to success are Focus, Movement & Faith and believe the outdoor sports, particularly shooting, promote physical and mental well-being.”