Mike and Nancy Law board a horse-draw carriage in front of the Carolina Hotel. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday.
By Sarah Campbell
When Mike and Nancy Law started making plans for their 50th wedding anniversary, they didn’t have to look far to find a place to celebrate.
The Raleigh couple knew it had to be Pinehurst.
After all, they spent their brief, but memorable honeymoon here. The pair wed in between semesters – Mike was attending North Carolina State University and Nancy was a student at East Carolina University.
“We only had a few days, so we knew it had to be somewhere close,” Mike said. “Neither of us had ever been to Pinehurst, but we knew it was a great resort.
“It turned out to be a wonderful place.”
For their golden anniversary, Nancy figured the couple would travel to Pinehurst for a nice dinner at the Carolina Dining Room.
But Mike knew the occasion called for a bigger celebration.
It always starts with an innocent trip to fetch the hummus from the fridge. Then you have to decide what you’ll use to devour the creamy dip. Carrots, celery and sweet bell peppers are good, healthy options, but pita chips always seem to catch our eye. The crunch of the chip combined with the savory flavor of the hummus makes for a snack that’s nearly impossible to put down.
Red pepper is a popular flavor, but have you ever tried truffle hummus? Consider making a batch of each. Those who love the classic red pepper dip will have something to munch on and more adventurous eaters will be impressed with your unique creation.
Sounds like a win-win.
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It’s common knowledge Pinehurst is the home of golf in America, but did you know the nation’s first miniature golf course was built here?
James Barber constructed the course in 1918.
According to the Feb. 2, 1918 edition of the Pinehurst Outlook, the first people to play the course were the ladies of the Advertising Golf League on Jan. 26, 1918.
The article states: “For some time now Mr. Barber has been laying out and perfecting a miniature golf links winding in and out among the shrubbery and paths of his place — a kind of glorified and elongated putting green, with obstacles to be negotiated with a well pitched mashie shot, and bends and curves calling for nice and discriminating slices and pulls.”
The story goes that upon first seeing it, Barber proclaimed, “This’ll Do.” It was translated into Thistle Dhu and the name stuck.