Rotary Club of Pinehurst and OsteoStrong

Rotary Club of Pinehurst 19th Annual Pancake Breakfast

The date is Saturday, May 20th, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Village Chapel.

This fundraiser provides monies for well deserving non-profits in Moore County including, but not limited to:

-Happy Feet – New shoes for disadvantaged youth

-McLean House & Hospice

-Habitat for Humanity Rotary Build

-Student Achievement Awards @ Sandhills Community College

An $8.00 donation will help the Rotary Club of Pinehurst reach their $20,000 goal.

100% of all donations go directly to the organizations earmarked.

Fran Grandinetti and Gene Liechty talk about the history of the Rotary Club and highlight their many hands-on activities in the community.


30+ year Southern Pines resident Kathy Virtue tells her personal story of a broken leg she suffered that led to discoveries about Osteoporosis and how her recovery led her to a detour from retirement into a passioned commitment to help others.

OsteoStrong is located at 160 Turnberry Way in Pinehurst. 910 692-6000.

Kathy explains in detail the process of how our bones regenerate and rebuild themselves and how the Spectrum System can monitor everyone’s progress.

OsteoStrong is a membership-based Integrated Health and Wellness Center. A monthly membership is $179.00 per month and includes 4-5 sessions. Kathy does not require an extended contract beyond one month.

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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.
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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. -

For more on the school, and how to support MMCS -



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

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Pinehurst, NC 28374-5003