Flint Long – A career in show business and Paying it Forward

Moore County resident Flint Long moved to the Sandhills in 2014 after a lifelong career in show business.
Today Flint has recreated a song he wrote 30 years ago and turned it into a virtual choir video with old friends and professional associates.
The sentiment of 30 years ago rings true today. 2020 has shown a steep rise in virtual video choirs due to Covid.
Flint shares some of his many experiences & perspectives over the years and Moore County is glad to have him.



Marketing & sales manager Clay Singletary discusses the surge in new residential pool construction in Moore County since 2018.  (over 80 pools built in the last 3 years).

Residential pools have increased in popularity due to many factors which include changing demographics, the high cost of pool memberships that are attached to general golf club memberships, and the pandemic which has put a bit of a damper on community pools accessibility.

Clay discusses the difference between the many types of pools and their maintenance guidelines.

910 725-1003


Moore Montessori and the Southern Pines Elementary School – A New Home, A New Beginning?

Moore Montessori is looking for a new home. Head of School Katherine Rucker and Board Member Taylor Clement join Bill Sahadi to discuss the possibility of moving to the soon-to-be vacant Southern Pines Elementary School Campus on May Street. This deal would present a unique opportunity to preserve the beautiful brick campus that has become a landmark of Southern Pines, maintain the campus as downtown public school and bring exciting educational opportunities and wrap-around services to Southern Pines families.

Head of School, Kathleen Rucker

Board chairperson – Taylor Clement

Moore Montessori (MMCS) is a public charter school in Southern Pines, NC, currently serving students in grades K-3rd. Since founding in 2018, the staff has delivered a high-quality education to a diverse group of students from area. Demand for the school is high: each year hundreds of families apply for the open enrollment lottery for the chance to secure a seat at this desirable public school. One of only 500 public Montessori programs in the United States, the school has a track record of academic success, a racially diverse staff, and economically diverse student body.

In May, The Pilot endorsed MMCS's potential move to the SPES campus. - https://www.thepilot.com/opinion/editorial-an-old-elementary-awaits-new-future/article_d0823586-a1ef-11ea-9e6d-b3e685d71415.html

For more on the school, and how to support MMCS - https://www.mooremontessori.org/support-our-new-school



Rebekah King, owner of the Pinehurst Gazette and Tim Skibitsky, the owner of Family First Home Inspection Services, discuss the impact of the pandemic and how they are accommodating their businesses to the changing and challenging work environment in Moore County.  Along the way Rebekah gives us a lot of insight into how connected she has become in the Moore County Community and Tim gives lots of first hand stories on some of the experiences both buyers and sellers go thru during the Home Inspection or Prelisting Inspection process.

Tim Skibitsky
Family First Home Inspection Services

The Pinehurst Gazette, Inc
PO Box 5003
Pinehurst, NC 28374-5003


Dr. John Dempsey has been the President of Sandhills Community College since 1989.

In that time both the college and Moore County has undergone vast changes.

John discusses new programming at the college to accommodate the ever changing lifestyles and educational requirements of many who live and work here.

His observations about our current day life situations and his perspective over his 31 year tenure makes for a compelling conversation.

171 Kennedy Hall
3395 Airport Road • Pinehurst, NC 28374

Online Fast Track Program – Ryan Riggins – Dept of Recruiting – 910 246-5365

Fast Track

  • Allows for the completion of an Associate in Arts degree in as fast as one year.
  • Especially good for transfer students — can mean the earning of a bachelor’s degree in three years.
  • Classes are online and take five weeks to complete. Can take two classes each five weeks.
  • Classes begin virtually every month.
  • Program is approved for Financial Aid and Veteran’s Benefits.
  • sandhills.edu/fast track
  • People can enroll now.
  • Upcoming start dates: May 27, June 9, or July 1.

Curriculum/College Credit Summer Semester

  • All class delivery will be online
  • Sessions begin May 27 and June 30
  • New students can apply online(sandhills.edu) and orientation will be online
  • Returning students can self-register using self-service

Continuing Education Summer Semester

  • Classes begin as soon as May 12 and throughout the summer
  • Many will have face-to-face class delivery with safe social distancing implemented
  • Other classes have been adapted to online delivery
  • Ed2Go has been hugely popular during the quarantine. Classes begin each month and hundreds of classes are available.
  • Check the Continuing Education section of sandhills.edu for class listing.