Katrin Franklin, owner of the Bump & Baby store in the Village and the
President of the PBP, is joined by Potpourri owner & Public Relations person
for the PBP, Bill Wood, & Secretary Crystal Marie-Eads-Brown, owner of
Jacqueline’s Boutique & Marie & Marcel Boutique.

The Village of Pinehurst is highlighted amongst this group of store owners who discuss the vibrant Village environment, the new businesses and the changing demographics. As a group, the PBP reached out to Family Promise as a designated agency they are partnering with this Christmas season.

Executive Director of Family Promise, Susan Bellew speaks about the tenets of Family Promise and the vital services this agency provides.,


Emma Gentry is a Pinecrest Senior, Morehead-Cain Scholarship Candidate & #1 Single Tennis player on the Pinecrest team.

She is one of the best and brightest students in Moore County and ample evidence of what a nurturing family and supportive environment can do to make a difference. Emma Gentry is the voice on the well-known Thigpen & Jenkins radio ads on 103.1.

‘Inspirational Thoughts for the Week’. Her heart, her charm, her personality and her zest for living can all be heard in our interview.



Doug Tuxbury, the Chairman of the Community Watch of Pinehurst speaks about his involvement with this program, his journey to Pinehurst in 2011 and his 34 years of experience in the Secret Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

He weaves many story lines in his presentation that start with his father, his professional career, his love affair with the Village of Pinehurst and his new home as a young retiree. He has a finger on the new pulse of the Village of Pinehurst and the changing demographics of his community.

Community Watch of Pinehurst is a volunteer program creating a deterrent to criminal activity through observation, communication, education and team work.

The benefits of this program are numerous:

  • Lower Crime Rate
  • Safer Community
  • a More Desirable Place to Live
  • Financial benefits/savings to the tax base
  • a Strengthened Community through a Common Cause
  • a Positive relationship with the Police Dept.
  • a Sense of Pride

Doug answers all questions pertaining to how to get involved and who to contact.

Pinehurst Police Department – 910 295-3141

Village of Pinehurst – 910 295-1900

Doug Tuxbury –


March 6th – 8th

MCHBA President, Wayne Haddock, of Pinehurst Homes Inc., Committee & Board members, Densel Williams of Integrity Builders of the Sandhills & Ken Bonville of Bonville Construction Co. discuss the upcoming SPRING HOME AND GARDEN EXPO, to be held at THE FAIR BARN in Pinehurst.

mchb2The Moore County Home Builders Association (MCHBA) is pleased to announce that they have filled The Fair Barn in the Village of Pinehurst with exhibits for their 2015 Home & Garden Expo. Exhibitors will cover the entire gambit of the construction, remodeling and supply of the home building industry. The Expo is not just for home builders but offers a wide variety of new concepts and ideas for the Sand hills community. With plenty of parking and convenient hours the Fair Barn offers a wonderful opportunity to stroll through the Barn and see what’s out there and what might be a nice idea for your home. Additionally, there will be an exhibit featuring the 2014 MCHBA Home of the Year / Remodeling Award winners. The fee is nominal, the location is great and we are sure the experience will make the time well-worth it. We encourage all to make the 2015 Moore County Home Builders Association Home & Garden Expo a part of their March 6-8 weekend plans.

Hours for the Expo are: Friday, March 6, Noon-5 PM; Saturday, March 7, 9 AM-5 PM; and Sunday, March 8, 11 AM-5 PM. Admission is a nominal $5.00 for adults, with children 12 and under free. Additional, information, including exhibitors and other participants can be found @ We look forward to celebrating a great new partnership with the Fair Barn and the Village of Pinehurst at the MCHBA 2015 Home & Garden Expo.

Chartered in 1977, and serving the home building industry since 1975, the Moore County Home Builders Association is a non-profit trade association consisting of builder and associate member firms throughout the Sandhills. MCHBA is affiliated with the North Carolina Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. Through its programs and activities, the association encourages industry professionalism, provides a forum to consolidate industry views, and serves as a proactive advocate for the building industry. They are headquartered at 10022 NC Highway 211 East, Aberdeen, NC, 28315. MCHBA can be found on the web at




With today’s kickoff of the Holly Arts and Crafts Festival in the Village of Pinehurst, the festive autumn and holiday season is underway in Moore County. The stresses of the Holiday season is a much chronicled topic that our two local Moore County experts, psychologist Dr. Kira Rogers and Family Therapist Keith McDaniel tackle head on with some great tips and suggestions. The conversation is candid, thought provoking and well timed.

Kira Rogers is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of North Carolina practicing out of the Village of Pinehurst, serving all of the Sandhills area including Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Carthage, Aberdeen, West End, Pinebluff and Whispering Pines. She will treat individuals and couples ages 13 and older. Dr. Rogers specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to quickly identify goals and practical tools to improve and enhance client well-being. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, LGBT issues, grief and loss, adjustment, substance abuse, and severe and persistent mental disorders. Dr. Rogers also has specific personal and professional experience with the Military, and will offer discounts to active duty servicemembers, their families, as well as any retirees or veterans. To set up an appointment please contact her at

Keith McDaniel, MFT, has been a family therapist for over 30 years, specializing in grief counseling, father loss, couples therapy & family of origin issues. Keith who also owns the well known Green Gate Olive Oil store in the Village of Pinehurst & is an active participant in the Pinehurst Business Guild, practices at Magnolia Place in the Village on the 2nd floor of what was known as the Razook Building. Keith can be reached at 910 690-7743 or

The Village of Pinehurst Local Business Community

With the fall and holiday season upon us we had the opportunity to visit with some of the Village of Pinehurst shop owners to discuss their retail presence, the charm of the Village stores and many upcoming events in the downtown area of Pinehurst. Shopping Local is one of the best things we can do in Moore County.

Gracie Foil started Choose Local MC ( after researching the benefits of Supporting Your Local Community. She has lived in Moore County all of her life. She has a passion to keep Moore County unique with its small town charm and believes that it is our local businesses that help to make all of Moore County’s commerce areas economically strong for future generations.

Marian Caso, owner of Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour & Gift Shoppe, ( moved here 8 years ago from San Jose, California after a 30 year career in the legal field. Her dream had always been to open a tearoom and she opened Lady Bedford’s in the Village of Pinehurst 4 years ago. It is now the #1 tearoom in North Carolina according to She is the current President of the Pinehurst Business Guild.

Carole Boxell, is the owner of The Village Fox Boutique ( located in the historical Theatre Building in the Village of Pinehurst. She made a decision to open the store in March a year ago as a result of an ongoing passion for shopping and fashion. After spending a lot of time over the 2 years prior, she could not resist the quaintness of the village and felt it would be the perfect place to start this venture. The Village Fox carries contemporary womens’ clothing and accessories for a wide range of ages.

For the last 20 years, Cristin Bennett has dreamed of owning her own business…in Pinehurst. She and her husband Bill, would visit Pinehurst often to play golf, shop and just enjoy the village. In 2005, they purchased a condo in Pinehurst as a second home. In 2007, they joined Forest Creek Country Club. Cristin is looking forward to building their home, which she has designed.
So….in October of 2011, banking on the chance that the economy was on the way to recovery, they decided to GO FOR IT! They put their Greensboro home on the market, moved into the Pinehurst condo. Tesoro Home Decor & Gifts ( opened on March 2, 2012. The business is aimed at consumers who look beyond the chain stores for a customized look for their home, or a gift for someone special.
Many of their products are “one of a kind” items that are re-purposed from former lives, and many are made right here in North Carolina.
Tesoro Decor & Gifts is located in the space formerly occupied by Teramasu, just above Cool Sweats.