January 27 – February 22, 2019

The Arts Council of Moore County, in partnership with the English Speaking Union-Sandhills Branch, Moore County Schools, Penick Village, Ruth Pauley Lecture Series, Sandhills Community College, and Sunrise Theater, present “Reflections of Africa” from January 28-February 22, 2019.

This multi-venue series of programs explores the unique diversity of African culture and wildlife through lectures, films and art exhibits. South African artist Garth Swift, Kenyan naturalist Joseph Koyie, Sandhills artist Jessie Mackay, and Canadian artist Patricia Thomas will conduct a series of innovative presentations and art exhibits that explore the relationships between the African people, cultures of Africa and its wildlife.

Arts Council board member John Earp and Sandhills artist Jessie Mackay walk us thru the myriad of events planned.

Get the schedule here.


Callie McIntyre Host


“It was a pleasure to have Calli McIntyre host this week’s show. Calli was a past guest in Sept. 2017. I offered her the chance to host her own show because I knew she would excel. I don’t think this charismatic young lady, who is a junior at Pinecrest, ever met a challenge she didn’t wrap her arms around. She organized the show, the synopsis, the guests and the content without any help from me. She achieves everyday. I’m very proud to present Calli’s show.” – Bill Sahadi This week’s segment of All Things Moore County includes a conversation about the arts in Moore County schools. Featured guests, Pinecrest theatre educator, Adam Faw, and Pinecrest senior and stage manager, Megan Bankos, are interviewed by Calli Brielle McIntyre, who is Miss Moore County’s Outstanding Teen 2018 and Bill Sahadi‘s protégé. As you will see and hear, Moore County schools are filled with talented artists from all corners of the county. In fact, across the state, Union Pines, Pinecrest, and North Moore are referred to as the “Holy Trinity” of theatre departments. Adam and Megan give a preview about upcoming shows and also important information on how people can give much needed donations to these amazing programs.


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.