2018 Winners – Arts & Community

Best Professional Photographer

Rustic Rooster Photography (Gabby Smith)

Sayer Photography

Laura Ingram Photography


Best Wedding Venue

The Fair Barn

305 Trackside

Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities


Best Dance Studio

Seven Lakes Dance

Terpsichore

Elite Academy of Dance


Best Place to Get Creative

Wine & Design

9th of September

Hammer & Stain


Best Place to Get Pottery

Seagrove Pottery of The Sandhills

9th of September

Ben Owen Pottery


Best Bar or Restaurant for Live Entertainment

The Jefferson Inn

The Bell Tree Tavern

Dugan’s Pub


Best Community Music Venue

The Sunrise Theater

First Bank Stage at The Sunrise

Poplar Knight Spot/Rooster’s Wife


Best Local Musician – Solo

Becca Rae

Tony Barnes

Frankie Moree


Best Local Musician – Group

McKenzie’s Mill

Whiskey Pines

Dark Horse


Best Local Choir

Pinecrest High School Chamber Choir

Grace Church

Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church


Best Live Theater Company

Pinecrest Players (Pinecrest High School)

Temple Theatre

SCC Musical Theater


Best Place to Watch a Movie

Sunrise Theater

Southern Pines Movie in the Park

Sandhills Cinema


Best Local Beer

Duck Hook, Southern Pines Brewing Co

Man of Law, Southern Pines Brewing Co.

Vitamin Sea, Southern Pines Brewing Co.


Best Pub Experience

Dugan’s Pub

The Sly Fox Pub

Drum & Quill Public House


Best Place to go on a Date

Ironwood Cafe

Ashten’s

Beefeater’s


Best Local Water Activity Spot

The Splash Pad (Rassie Wicker Park)

Reservoir Park

Pinehurst Country Club Members Pool


Best Holiday Event

Festival of Trees, Sandhills Children’s Center

Southern Pines Christmas Parade

Pinehurst Christmas Tree Lighting


Best Fundraiser Event

Festival of Trees, Sandhills Children’s Center

Reindeer Fun Run

Beef & Beer, Duskin and Stephens


Best Place to Volunteer

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital

Caring Hearts for Canines

Habitat for Humanity of NC Sandhills


Best Parade

Southern Pines Christmas Parade

Southern Pines Veterans’ Day Parade

Pinehurst 4th of July Pet Parade


Best Charity Run

Reindeer Fun Run/Egg Nog Jog

FirstHealth Turkey Trot

Veterans Day 5k and Chili Cook Off


Best Farmers Market

Downtown Southern Pines

Sandhills Farmers Market

Sandhills Farm 2 Table


Best Playground

Camelot Park

Southern Pines Downtown Park

Rassie Wicker Park


Best Place to Take Your Kids on a Rainy Day

Play Escape

Sandhills Bowling Center

Southern Pines Library


Best Toy Shop

The Little Toy Shop

This Little Piggy