April 24th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. marks the return of SPRINGFEST to downtown Southern Pines.

Established in 1979, the Southern Pines Business Association’s annual event has been under the direction of Susan Harrison since 2000.

Today, SPRINGFEST stands as one of the town’s premier annual events and it has evolved into a celebration of spring as well as a celebration of the Town of Southern Pines.

Current President of SPBA, Julia Brokmeyer, Past President, Tonya Thomas and Susan Harrison detail the many events that will happen during this year’s event.




SCAD – Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Two local Moore County women share their stories of their personal experience with SCAD.

Julia Brokmeyer, a past guest on our show, and well known in our community as the founder of Moore Choices, and Katie Wylie, a nurse practitioner for Pinehurst Medical Clinic’s Gastroenterology Dept. both suffered heart attacks within one year of each other. Both ladies are young mothers without a history of heart disease, high cholesterol or excessive plaque, yet they both endured a type of heart attack referred to as SCAD. It is not a well know type of heart attack and their insights are valuable to all.

SCAD is…
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. In a nutshell, during SCAD, a sudden tear occurs within the layers of one or more arteries to the heart. This tear blocks blood flow and causes a heart attack. Unfortunately, SCAD may also lead to cardiac arrest and sometimes death. SCAD is the #1 cause of a heart attack in women under age 50 as well as the #1 cause of a heart attack in women who are pregnant and new mothers.

Their personal story lends a great hand to better understanding this type of health risk, and their new friendship and shared experiences will create a long time bond between these two fine ladies.