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 20 sandhills Borgis Pro Regular Venti CF Bold Venti CF Medium BECAUSE EVERYTHING Fayetteville, NC (910) 864-1500 M-F 8a-10p | S 8a-8p | Su 10a-6p 2043 Skibo Road, Ste. 101 Fayetteville A Scottish heritage defnes Scotland County, one of the younger North Carolina counties (founded in 1899). At one time the county was the epicenter of the largest Highland Scots settlement in North America. Street names refect the heritage with names like Skye, Argyll and Angus. At St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, the Scottish Heritage Center tells the story of its kilt-wearing, bagpipe-playing ancestors. Residents can enjoy outdoor activities year round with more than 100 miles of scenic waters, 14 parks, walking trails, ball felds, numerous playgrounds and acres of open space. In the 60s, Burlington Industries was the largest worsted manufacturing plant in the world and made its home in Hoke County. Since then the county's economy has shifted toward poultry and pine straw production and other industries. The county's biggest asset is the Carolina Horse Park and its national and international equestrian events. Raeford is the home of the annual North Carolina Fall Festival (formerly North Carolina Poultry Festival) that celebrates its 32th year in 2016. In Harnett County history bufs visit the antebellum mansion Oak Grove Plantation just past the Chicora Civil War Cemetery in Godwin. The privately owned, three- story home was once a Union Hospital. Events during the year include re-enactments and holiday events. Visitors can tour the house by scheduling in advance. Robeson County is the largest county in the state of North Carolina by land area, with 949 square miles in total, and two square miles of water. The Lumber River that fows through its center gave the county seat of Lumberton its name because of the lumber that foated down it in during the height of the timber industry. Two must-do activities when visiting— a kayak tour on the scenic Lumber River and a visit to the Robeson County Museum for a primer in local Lumbee Native American history. Lee County continues to draw in young entrepreneurs with barbecue restaurants, breweries and other businesses that mix with decades-old establishments. Sanford's (county seat) thriving downtown has many down-home restaurants to try after a day of shopping. Try a meat-and-three for only $6 at Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant or The Smoke & Barrel neighborhood pub where smoked meats are washed down with North Carolina craft beers or bourbon. Known throughout its history for its cultural diversity and military presence, today the Fayetteville area in Cumberland County stands testament to its proud past. The military presence of Ft. Bragg is felt in the city and throughout the county with museums and memorial tributes. Nature lovers enjoy a trip to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden with its beautiful gardenia gardens and manicured landscapes. See what life was like in the 1800s at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex. []

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