The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills is celebrating its 20th year!

Next Friday, Dec. 13th, they will be holding an event, GIFTING GREAT FUTURES DAY from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This phone-a-thon will feature many of the well-known companies and supporters of the Club, who will be reaching out to many of us for our financial support. Chief Executive Officer joins us to discuss the many aspects of the Boys & Girls Club and the great work they do in the Moore County Community.

Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills

  • Open for 20 years
  • Our mission is to inspire, enable and educate young people from all backgrounds and circumstances to realize their full potential as responsible, productive and caring citizens.
  • 4 Club sites in Southern Pines and Aberdeen- Trinity Club, Aberdeen Elementary Club, Southern Pines Club, and the Baxter Teen Center.
  • In 2018 we served over 2000 youth. 988 were members and 1078 were other youth served and we’re on track to exceed those numbers this year.
  • 23 active volunteers, including high school students, who help with tutoring/homework, programs, Club errands, special events planning/set-up, & more.
  • Club members are only charged $40 for the entire school year, including transportation and food, and $140 in the summer.

Sponsor A Child

  • Club members can attend at no cost through this program.
  • Sponsors pay $979.97 to sponsor a child for the school year or $1179.97 for the school year and the summer.
  • Our goal is 175 sponsored this school year/summer.

Gifting Great Futures Day

  • Friday, December 13th.
  • Phone-a-thon is from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Volunteers are needed to make calls (hourly blocks)- find our Facebook event for the sign-up link.
  • In addition to phone pledges we are asking people to bring in donations & celebrate the ability to “gift great futures” with us.
  • You can also donate online at, click on Gifting Great Futures Day at the top.
  • Suggest listeners start a Facebook fundraiser to benefit Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills.
  • This is also an opportunity to thank current donors for their support.
  • Partnering with the Moore County Chamber, Clicksuasion, and Moore Choices to spread the word.
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The Kirby Construction Group, LLC – A Feel Good New Construction Purchase and Process

Matt and Jacob Kirby have been building homes in the Sandhills since 2004. Their story is one of sustained growth, innovation and exceptional client service. Jacob’s wife, Carrie, heads up the real estate sale and marketing and together their team has made, and continues to make, a difference in the real estate landscape of Moore County.

Sal & Linda Cipolla recently moved to Pinewild from Plano, Texas to be closer to their daughter, son-in law and two young granddaughters.

Their journey and their story of securing one of the homes built by Kirby Construction Group is heart-warming, gratifying and proof positive that Jacob, Carrie and Matt are doing all the right things.

Kirby Real Estate Group, LLC
285 SE Broad St., Suite B
Southern Pines, NC 28387-6106
Office 910-692-8133
Carrie Kirby, Broker/Realtor, GRI

Kirby Construction Group, LLC
Premier Real Estate of the Sandhills

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Head Coach Chris Metzger has been at the helm of this program since 2007. His fingerprints and stamp are all over the young men who have worked under his tutelage.
Chris is joined by 2019 senior co-captains, Jacob Lawrence, Devon Armstrong & Levi Bear.

They don’t talk about X’s & O’s, but discuss discipline, persistence, living in the moment, leadership and a serving spirit.

7th grader Gary Head joins them at the table as an aspiring football player and a young student of the game. Gary shows a character & personal skill set way ahead of his years.


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NUTCRACKER by Gary Taylor Dance – Nov. 29th, 30th, & Dec. 1st

Gary Taylor’s Nutcracker will be held at the newly renovated Bradshaw Performing Arts Center at Sandhills Community College on:

Friday, November 29 at 7:00
Saturday, December 30 at 2:00
Sunday, December 1 at 2:00

Featured Guests: Sarah Costanza, Caroline Mays, Juliette Neveu, Annabelle Black, Colton Liberator, Katie Mays, Rita Taylor,

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at More information can be obtained at or by calling the studio at 910-420-1025. They can also email at

On Tuesday, November 26th, we will host two school performance for over 1,000 students from primarily Title I schools.

As special sensory-friendly performance will occur on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. This special showing of Gary Taylor's "The Nutcracker" is adapted for adults, children and families with special needs. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 21st and are $10 each.

Special thanks to TDF’s National Autism- Friendly Performance Training Program for serving as an advisor, This program has been made possible, in part, through a grant from NEXT for AUTISM from the proceeds of Night of Too Many Stars.

Side note: The Mays family is and has always been heavily involved with Taylor Dance. Katie and Brooks Mays, MD (endocrinologist at Pinehurst Medical Clinic) have three children. Carolina, Robbie (both dance) and Brooks, Jr. Brooks, Jr. is autistic. Pinehurst Medical Clinic is a major sponsor of the show. Juliette and Caroline are seniors this year.

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The Judson Theater Company ends their 8th season with the production of Agatha Christie’s WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, to be held at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center from Nov. 21st to Nov. 24th. Tickets can be purchased at

Tony Award nominee, Alan Campbell provides insight into his industry and craft and speaks about his affinity for Agatha Christie and the longevity he has enjoyed in the arts through theater, musicals, television and film. Executive Director and Moore County native, Morgan Sills talks about his 8 year run with the Judson Theater company; his efforts to give back to the students of the arts in Moore County and a preview of season 9 in 2020.

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