Founded by James Walker Tufts as a health resort in 1895, Pinehurst has grown into one of the world's golfing meccas. Despite the large volume of visitors each year, Pinehurst still retains the village charm and ambience of its early beginnings.
The North Carolina Outward Bound School will move from Morganton to new quarters in Swannanoa in the fall of 1995. The new building will be named for Arthur M. Blank, board chairman of the school and CEO of Home Depot, Inc.
The N.C. Sports Hall of Fame will induct five new members: Furman Bish, sports columnist; Ted Brown, football player; Bill Dooley, football coach; John Lucas, basketball player; and Jim Valvano, basketball coach.
Four Moore County inns - Knollwood House, Pine Cone Manor, the Inn at Eagle Springs, and the Inn at Bryant House, provide visitors an opportunity to experience the Sandhills area in accommodations that have their own particular history and charm.
The half-dozen Revolutionary War battlefields in North Carolina are mostly in the Piedmont and mountains. A few, such as Guilford Courthouse, are large, but most represent small encounters between Whigs and Tories at bridges and crossroads.
Carl Sandburg, poet and Lincoln biographer, bought Connemara, his home in Flat Rock, in 1945, and lived there with his family the last twenty- two years of his life. The three-story, twenty-two-room house is a National Historic Site.
Across northeastern N.C. in the spring of 1802 rumors of a slave uprising abounded. The plot, however, was uncovered, and the arrest and execution of twenty-three slaves quelled the fears of area plantation owners and residents.
After serving as an adviser to four American Presidents - Nixon, Reagan, Ford, and Clinton - David Gergen has returned home to Durham to become a visiting professor at Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy.