Pinehurst Activities & Recreation Archive

Buck Creek Jazz Band returning to Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz

Get ready to tap your toes and stomp your feet, the Buck Creek Jazz Band is coming to Pinehurst.

The band, known for playing traditional, Dixieland-style jazz, will open the Arts Council of Moore County’s annual Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz concert at the Carolina Hotel next month.

Buck Creek is no stranger to Moore County as the band has performed at seven previous Heart ‘n Soul concerts.

“The crowds have always been very receptive to the music,” frontman Jim Ritter said.

Band members belt out old-timey songs using a variety of instruments including trombone, clarinet, tuba, banjo, drums and piano

Ritter even plays cornet, a brass instrument similar to the trumpet.

Those who attend the concert should leave feeling a bit lighter, Ritter said.

“It’s a very happy music,” he said. “Jazz music was originally invented for dancers. The rhythm is set up to make you want to move you body, so it’s hard to sit still.”

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A pug-tastic video from golfer Danielle Kang

Wedges at Saticoy Country Club today!.. I had my personal ball boy today 😂😍 #Booda @boodakang

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We interrupt your Monday for an insanely adorable video from one of our favorite LPGA players.

Danielle Kang, winner of the 2011 North & South Amateur at Pinehurst, took to Instagram today to show off her ball boy for the day. 

This little boy happens to have four legs, a wet nose and a meticulously-groomed coat. Meet Booda Kang, a precious pug!

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Many reasons to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Pinehurst

Holly Inn Vintage

The Holly Inn opened Dec. 31, 1895. Located in the heart of the Village, the Four Diamond hotel features 82 guest rooms and suites each as unique as the hotel itself.

New Year’s Eve is of our favorite days of the year.

Why?

We’ve got two reasons – the Holly Inn and Carolina Hotel.

The Holly Inn opened to 20 guests on Dec. 31, 1895, launching the first New Year in Pinehurst history.

Guests paid $3 to spend the night at the modern facility, which had electric lights and steam heat. It included both billiard and card rooms. Each guest room was equipped with a call bell and the finest hair mattresses.

Pinehurst’s first hotel brought more visitors to the area, prompting the need for additional accommodations.

Construction of the Carolina Hotel got underway in 1898 and the Holly Inn expanded in 1899.

Vintage Carolina Hotel NEW

Construction of the Carolina Hotel began in 1898. The doors opened Jan. 1, 1901. The hotel now has 230 Four-Diamond guest rooms including suites.

The four-story Colonial Revival was the largest frame hotel in North Carolina with 250 guest rooms when it opened Jan. 1, 1901.

We’ve celebrated New Year’s Eve in style for more than a century. This year, guests will enjoy the music of the Band of Oz as they countdown to 2015. After the clock strikes twelve, they’ll have access to an overflowing midnight breakfast buffet fit for a king.

HEM2331.02 New Years Party at PCC 1947

Members celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Pinehurst Country Club in 1947.

 

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The year in photos

Take a look back at 2014 with our year in photos and share your favorite moment of 2014 in the comments section.

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A Merry vintage Christmas from Pinehurst

It’s Throwback Thursday and Christmas is just a week away, so we thought we would dig through the archives to bring you some vintage photos.

Most of the images we found were shot at the Carolina Hotel during the 1940s, proving the holiday season was just as special then as it is now.

Enjoy this look back.

Note: Click the photos to enlarge images.

A sleeping child waits for Santa. (Date unknown)

A sleeping child waits for Santa. (Date unknown)

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