Are You Smarter Than a Moore County 5th Grader

Patrick Coughlin (President and CEO of the Moore County Chamber of Commerce) and Andrew Lyons (VP of First Bank), board members of the Public Education Foundation of Moore County (PEF) join host Bill Sahadi of Fore Properties to discuss PEF’s fundraiser, Are You Smarter Than a Moore County Schools 5th Grader. The 2nd annual event will be held Thursday, November 15 from 6-8pm at the Robert E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School.

Andrew and Pat with kids

Special guests on the show include two of the 12 elementary school teams competing on November 15. Representing Southern Pines Elementary are Jada Harrington, JT Mayo and Caleb Nocton. Team members from Pinehurst Elementary are Ava Booker, Noah Lyons and Claire Murden. Teams from Sandhiills Farm Life and Westmoore Elementary will be back to defend their crown.

These 5th graders are all special young people who have earned the right to be part of this important fundraiser. Their organization, preparation and skill sets will make all Moore County residents proud of the type of students that the Moore County Schools are developing and nuturing.

These 5th graders will inspire you as they did all the adult participants in this radio show.

Crazy Andrew and Pat with kids


Patrick Coughlin, the Moore County Chamber of Commerce President, and First Bank’s Andrew Lyons, the Chamber’s Vice Chairman of Community Development and President of the Public Education Foundation discuss Leadership initiatives by the Chamber under their guidance. Some of the programs discussed are Junior Achievement, the Educator Leadership Institute, connecting academics to practical application, and the upcoming November fundraiser, “Are you smarter than a Moore County School’s 5th grader?, which supports the Public Education Foundation for our local teachers. As our world continues to change at a frenetic pace, the discussion of these initiatives as a community based directive gives our local students, work force and citizens a chance to prepare for the changes in our local and global work environment.



Pinehurst Real Estate Attorney, Buck Adams, First Bank V.P. of Real Estate Operations, Janice Durham, and Realtor Christine Warren, new to Moore County from the Charlotte area join Bill to discuss the nuances, misperceptions and expectations of purchasing “bank owned” property (REO). Janice’s expertise in this area coupled with her background as a real estate broker in the Chapel Hill area allows her to paint a much clearer and more understandable picture of how this process works.


First Bank Vice President, Andrew Lyons and Mortgage Specialist, Ginny Webb join Bill Sahadi to discuss the many facets of refinancing your home in 2012.  With interest rates at historic lows and a rush for many to refinance and secure lower rates on their largest asset, this primer will go a long way to outlining the terrain of refinancing and what homeowners can expect if they start this important process.