Southern Pines native, Annelle Staal is releasing her new single, Record on Replay this weekend.  Her new EP, Heart on my Sleeve, is due to be released this April.

Annelle is joined by her 18 year old sister, Adria, who accompanies Annelle on “The Girl I would Be” from her new EP.

Annelle Staal

Artist Biography

Singer-Songwriter Annelle Staal was discovered in Southern Pines, NC, where her dad was stationed in the military. After being a finalist in the GMA’s 2015 Immerse Songwriting competition and winning the 2016 Dogwood Festival Solo-artist competition, Annelle signed with Redline Entertainment in Nashville. She released her debut Pop EP, “Mars,” in 2017. The songwriter has composed, musically and lyrically, over 200 original songs, performed over 300 live shows and raised over $4,000 through benefit concerts.

Currently working as an independent artist, Annelle has partnered with Grammy-awarding winning producer Andrew Bergthold to release an acoustic musical project in March of 2020. Lyrically intimate and story-driven, the EP takes the listener on an emotional journey through the process of self-acceptance and love.

Annelle has a passion for the youth in her communities, and has led multiple workshops addressing music business and composition for elementary and middle school kids. With a passion for mental wellness and counseling programs, Annelle has partnered with Blue Ridge Hope and holds monthly concerts to raise money and awareness about mental illness.

The songwriter is currently touring North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Michigan and Tennessee.

Mother’s Day Reflections – 2019

Calli McIntyre first appeared on All Things Moore County in the spring of 2017. Today she is looking forward to her high school graduation and attending The Conservatory of Performing Arts and the honors program at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, to obtain a BFA in musical theatre and a dance minor in jazz. Her mother Noelle is a financial advisor when she is not Calli’s mom. Their relationship is special and their conversation this Mother’s day is a poignant reminder of how quickly time goes by us.

Julia Latham is a non-practicing attorney who has a B.A. in theater and a minor in dance. Julia. She earned her J.D., clerked on the 9-Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced administrative and environmental law in D.C. and Chicago. She is a current board member of Sandhills Pride, our local LGBTQ advocacy organization. She is also a mother of two boys, Max, age 15 and Nik, age 10. Max attends The O’Neal School and is a member of the Junior Beta Club and is active in the school’s theatre program. Max just finished a service project in which he raised $7000 and distributed books about diversity to 100 primary school classroom classrooms. He is fully enrolled in theatre; both thru the Gary Taylor Dance Studio, the Imagine Youth Theatre’s Broadway program, as well as numerous musical theatre productions. His brother Nik is a 5th grader at The O’Neal School and is also actively involved in the Arts. He has been a member of the Gary Taylor Dance Studio since he was 3, and has studied for two summers at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Nik has also been involved with the Sandhills Repertory Theatre Company and the Imagine Youth Theater Productions.


Board members, Cyndi Fifield of NovaeDesignGroup & Jason Harpster of Central Security Systems, Inc. lead a discussion about the upcoming 2019 Spring Fest event on April 27th  from 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. as well as walking us thru the other events and benefits of being a member of the Southern Pines Business Association, the largest of its type in Moore County.

The Southern Pines Business Association

Founded in 1979 by a small group of dedicated merchants, the Southern Pines Business Association continually works towards the promotion, beautification and overall improvement of the Southern Pines community. It is the mission of the Southern Pines Business Association is to encourage and enhance the commercial well-being of Southern Pines and improve the quality of its common life.

The Purpose of the SPBA:

1 To create a network of businesses with an interest in the welfare of Southern Pines;

2 To encourage cooperative efforts, business to business, within the community; and

3 To perform other services, such as community events, that are mutually beneficial to the Association and the community.



Ryan & Brittany Paschal started their business in 2012. What has transpired over these last 6 years is transformative.

Pineland Homes & Remodeling, LLC has become one of the most recognized names in new construction in Southern Pines specifically, but Moore County in general.  Ryan was voted Builder of the Year for 2018 and in 2019 will serve as President of The Moore County Home Builders Association.

Brittany Paschal heads up Front Runner Realty Group, which is a family business with her parents, Kim & Frank Strange.  Brittany has distinguished herself as one of the area’s top brokers as well as a proactive Realtor member of the MCRAR, serving on many community driven committees.  She was voted New Member of the Year in 2016.  She also serves as Ryan’s chief design, décor & aesthetics consultant on his new construction homes.

Together the Paschals have become a very positive and strong force in Changing & improving the landscape of Moore County.

Front Runner Realty Group
910 315-9998
250 N. Bennett St.
Southern Pines, N.C.

Moore County Home Builders Association : MCHBA


MARCH 2ND – 4TH, 2018


The Spring Home & Garden Expo by MCHBA was held this past week at the Fair
Barn in Pinehurst.

MCHBA Executive Director Warren Wakeland gave a great overview of what MCHBA
means to the Moore County community and how their members help and support
one another; in turn helping out the clients they serve.

Major Sponsors: Builders First Source (Martin Hoveland) & Ferguson
Enterprises (Jeramy Hooper) were some of our featured guests.

Over 40 companies were represented at the show.

Other guests included:

Wayne Haddock – Pinehurst Homes
Danny Adams – Monkey Bars and Daniel Adams Construction
Taylor Smith – Southmoore Heating & Cooling
Art Parker Aberdeen Exterminating
John Cole – John Cole Plumbing
Nicole Worley – Sandhills Community College
Amy Brewer – The Plumbing Knight
Jason Harpster – Central Security Systems
Instagram: MCHBA_NC