Director of Advancement, Gene Liechty, and Board Chairperson, Amita Sherwood, share the story and growth of the Sandhills Classical Christian School with a backdrop of unprecedented growth in Moore County over these past 10 years.

They walk us through the education model of the school and give parents the important information about the process and execution of their Integrated Curriculum and long term goals of helping each student reach the Critical Thinking stage.

The Sandhills Classical Christian school is located in Whispering Pines on a developing 60 acre campus to accommodate future growth.

Amita Sherwood, a consultant in her professional life, discusses the value of the Classical education as it pertains to her two daughters, ages 11 & 13. Her insights and comments add realistic texture to the discourse.

Sandhills Classical Christian School
1478 Rays Bridge Rd.
Whispering Pines, N.C. 28327

910 695-1874



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Matthew Mutarelli has a great story to tell about the Chapter 2 in his career/life.

His Southern Pines based business is a passion and not a job.

Matthew retired after 21 years in the military and has been Gunsmithing professionally since 2008.

Recently he has taken on a new wrinkle in his business – Knife sharpening.

From steak knives to carving knives, yard tools, scissors, wood working tools, sporting knives and drill bits, there isn’t anything Matthew can’t hone, sharpen, or restore.

His dissertation on metals, sharpening equipment, prices, and knives worst enemy takes on a compelling spin and he gives us a few ‘ah ha’ moments, but most importantly he gives us a great perspective.



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Rotary Club of Pinehurst and OsteoStrong

Rotary Club of Pinehurst 19th Annual Pancake Breakfast

The date is Saturday, May 20th, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Village Chapel.

This fundraiser provides monies for well deserving non-profits in Moore County including, but not limited to:

-Happy Feet – New shoes for disadvantaged youth

-McLean House & Hospice

-Habitat for Humanity Rotary Build

-Student Achievement Awards @ Sandhills Community College

An $8.00 donation will help the Rotary Club of Pinehurst reach their $20,000 goal.

100% of all donations go directly to the organizations earmarked.

Fran Grandinetti and Gene Liechty talk about the history of the Rotary Club and highlight their many hands-on activities in the community.


30+ year Southern Pines resident Kathy Virtue tells her personal story of a broken leg she suffered that led to discoveries about Osteoporosis and how her recovery led her to a detour from retirement into a passioned commitment to help others.

OsteoStrong is located at 160 Turnberry Way in Pinehurst. 910 692-6000.

Kathy explains in detail the process of how our bones regenerate and rebuild themselves and how the Spectrum System can monitor everyone’s progress.

OsteoStrong is a membership-based Integrated Health and Wellness Center. A monthly membership is $179.00 per month and includes 4-5 sessions. Kathy does not require an extended contract beyond one month.

Download More Information Here.

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PTS & ME PODCAST with Branford Lankford

Military Background

  • 20-year career
  • 15 years in Special Forces 3rd Group and 1st Special Forces Command
  • Multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya
  • Also served in 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and 82nd Airborne
  • Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression


What events triggered the PTS?

  • I was blown up
  • Loss of friends
  • Constant threat of death and acceptance

Effects that PTS, TBI, have / had on me and my family

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Inability to enjoy life at times
  • Family feels like they have to walk on eggshells so I’m ok
  • Guilt and shame because of the family

What treatments did I receive?

  • Medicine
  • Therapy
  • Stelar Ganglion Block
  • Retreats
  • Intrepid Spirit

Why did I start the podcast?

  • Raise awareness
  • De-stigmatize PTS
  • Help others



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Since its inception in 2019, the Encore Center stands alone as a shooting star on the Moore County landscape.

Founder Sarah Lankford, Company Manager, Becky Podlogar and Marketing & Social Media Manager, Marissa DiGregorio discuss the ambitious plans for the upcoming 2034-2024 season.

In addition to the upcoming May production of Sweet Delilah Swim Club, the Encore Center entails Summer Camps, a fall lineup of notable productions, and classes for students of all ages in Dance, Music, Theatre.

The Encore Center marries a passion for their craft with Community Outreach and the result is a meaningful enterprise with a servant’s heart and a dream come true for their founder and lifelong student of the Arts, Sarah Lankford.

Instagram: @encoretheaterofthpines
Facebook: Encore Theater of the Pines

160 E. New Hampshire Ave.
Southern Pines, N.C. 28387

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