Fayetteville/Fort Bragg/ Sandhills NC

VOL6 ISS1 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — FAYETTEVILLE | FORT BRAGG | SANDHILLS REGION VOLUmE 6 — ISSUE 1 16 sandhills THE SANDHILLS by lindsey grey Whether clay or sand, the Sandhill counties of Cumberland, Moore, Robeson, Lee, Harnett, Hoke, Scotland and Richmond each bring a diferent favor to the central part of the state. Soil defnes the region in Central North Carolina referred to as the Sandhills. Sandy soil is the perfect landscape for the equestrian communities that make their home in the region known as the Sandhills. In other parts of the region red clay plays a starring role in the pottery industry in nearby Seagrove. The towns, villages, and hamlets of Moore County entice visitors with a variety of activities that appeal to guests and residents alike. The serenity and solitude of nature call to those who recharge with fresh air and natural resources that rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Nature preserves, historic homes and equestrian events are some of the reasons visitors are drawn to region. The county is called "the Home of Golf" due to the internationally known golf courses at Pinehurst, notably Pinehurst No.2. For others relaxation is found in dining at local farm-to-fork restaurants, time at a spa and shopping. Started as health and golf resorts with ties to the railroad industry (Aberdeen) and the pine forests, many of the town names refect the topography: Pinebluf, Pinehurst, Southern Pines (one of the nation's frst health resort and North Carolina's horse capital), and Whispering Pines. The county is easy to get to by car on interstates I-85, 95, 40 and 73/74. Of the beaten path is the Pottery Highway with old wood-frame and log buildings where generations of potters have been perfecting their craft. Artists Juliana and Jacques Busbee founded Jugtown Pottery after they fell in love with pottery found at a Davidson County fair in 1915. They traced the piece to Moore County where they started Jugtown. The Busbees hired J.H. Owen, who has continued the craft and family tradition. Today, Owens pottery is part of the more than 100 potteries in Moore and Randolph counties. The Busbee's Jugtown Pottery is one of these businesses and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The couple is part of the entrepreneurial spirit found throughout the region. Husband and wife Ken and Jane Fairbanks moved to Cameron in 1986 and restored the building that became their Old Hardware Antiques store, then the fourth antiques store in the small town off U.S. 1. Cameron has been called "the best antique area in North Carolina" by Our State magazine. The Fairbanks added the Dewberry Deli and Soda Fountain downstairs in 1991 in a nod to the berry that once defined the town formerly called the "Dewberry Capital of the World." The berry is similar but larger than the blackberry. Carthage is home to the Buggy Festival, a once prominent industry for the town and a family owned business. In Southern Pines, drink a pint at Southern Pines Brewing Co. started by three former Green Berets. Montgomery County is known for its natural resources – namely its lakes, pine trees and agricultural, especially peaches. It is also the home of the Uwharrie National Forest, one of the smallest national forests in the country and the oldest mountain range in North America. The mighty river that once ran through the Uwharries is now a chain of lakes — Badin, Tillery, Tuckertown, and Falls. Families live by the lakes year round but the community swells in the summer as the temperatures rise. Boating, fshing, jet skiing, or lounging on a foat are all ways to pass time in the summer. >> pines, produce and greens

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