Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

We hope you enjoyed celebrating your wins as much as we did. Check out the list of the top-three community favorites in each category — and, if you haven’t already,  pick up this year’s glossy magazine at the offices of The Pilot! 

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Best Home Furnishings or Interior Design Store

Mockingbird on Broad

Hollyfield Design Inc.

Framer’s Cottage

 

Best Jewelry Store

Honeycutt Jewelers

Framer’s Cottage

Hawkins & Hawkins Fine Jewelry Design

 

Best Jewelry Design

Honeycutt Jewelers

Hawkins & Hawkins Fine Jewelry Design

Paul Harkness Jewelry Design

 

Best Women’s Clothing Boutique

Monkee’s of the Pines

Apricot Lane Boutique

Kataphora Boutique

 

Best Men’s Clothier

Belk

River Jack Outdoor Trading Company

Gentlemen’s Corner

 

Best Boutique for Accessories

R. Riveter

Mockingbird on Broad

Monkee’s of the Pines

 

Best Place to Buy Women’s Shoes

Monkee’s of the Pines

T.J. Maxx

Belk

 

Best Place to Buy Lingerie

Knickers Lingerie

Belk

T.J. Maxx

 

Best Children/Baby’s Boutique

Belli Bambini

Bump & Baby

This Little Piggy

 

Best Toy Shop

The Little Toy Shop

Walmart

Bump & Baby (Tie)

This Little Piggy (Tie)

 

Best Florist

Hollyfield Design Inc.

Jack Hadden Floral & Event Design

Maggie’s Farm

Best Hardware Store

Burney True Value Hardware Company

Ace Hardware

Lowe’s Home Improvement

 

Best Thrift Shop

Coalition Resale Shop

Habitat ReStore of the NC Sandhills

Emmanuel Thrift Store

 

Best Consignment Shop

Swank Coffee Shoppe & Handmade Market

The Puzzle Piece

A Bit of Couture

 

Best Sale Rack

Belk

The Puzzle Piece

Kataphora Boutique

Best Mattress Store

Sweet Dreams Mattresses & More

All American Mattress & Furniture

Mattress Firm Aberdeen

 

Best Wine Shop

The Wine Cellar & Tasting Room

Triangle Wine Company

Sandhills Winery & Gifts

 

Best Grocery Store

Harris Teeter

ALDI

The Fresh Market

 

Best Locally Made Product

R. Riveter

The Heritage Flag Company

Southern Pines Brewing Company

 

Best Outdoor Outfitters Store

River Jack Outdoor Trading Company

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Ace Hardware

 

Best Golf Shop

Robert’s Golf Shop

Pinehurst Resort

Golf Augusta

 

Best Gardening Store

Gulley’s Garden Center Inc.

Burney True Value Hardware Company

Ace Hardware

 

Best Storefront Window Display

Mockingbird on Broad

The Country Bookshop

Swank Coffee Shoppe & Handmade Market

 

Best Gift Shop

Mockingbird on Broad

Dunrovin Country Store

The Pinehurst Olive Oil Company

 

Best Social Media Page

Southern Pines Police Department

Mockingbird on Broad

Pure Barre

 

Best Specialty Shop

The Heritage Flag Company

Pinehurst Olive Oil Company

Swank Coffee Shoppe & Handmade Market

 

Best Variety Store

Dunrovin Country Store

Mockingbird on Broad

Southern Whey

Food & Dining
Best Hot Dog

Ronnie’s Chuckwagon

The Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant

Pik N Pig

 

Best Wings

Kickback Jack’s Sports Bar

Hickory Tavern

The Bell Tree Tavern

 

Best Burger

Chapman’s Food & Spirits

The Bakehouse

Ashten’s Restaurant & Pub

Best Pizza

Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

SoPies NY Pizzeria

Valenti’s Italian Restaurant

 

Best Sushi

RedBowl Asian Bistro

Susa Sushi & Hibachi

Ten-Ya Japanense Cuisine & Sushi

 

Best Steak

Beefeaters

Ironwood

Southern Prime Steakhouse

 

Best Seafood

The Full Moon Oyster Bar

The House of Fish

Bonefish Grill

 

Best Mexican Restaurant

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

San Felipe Mexican Restaurant

Casa Mexicana

 

Best Mediterranean Cuisine

Theo’s Taverna

Meat and Greek

Grape Leaf Bistro

 

Best Italian Restaurant

Curt’s Cucina

Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Valenti’s Italian Restaurant

 

Best Thai Cuisine

Thai Orchid Restaurant

RedBowl Asian Bistro

Thai Fusion

 

Best Indian Cuisine

Jaya’s Indian Cuisine

195 American Fusion

The Sly Fox

 

Best Chinese Food

RedBowl Asian Bistro

Peking Wok

No. 1 China Buffet (Tie)

Super China Buffet (Tie)

 

Best Japanese Cuisine

Maguro Hibachi Steakhouse

RedBowl Asian Bistro

Susa Sushi & Hibachi

 

Best Authentic Pub

Dugan’s Pub

The Sly Fox

The Squire’s Pub

 

Best Chili

Wendy’s

The Villager Deli

Dugan’s Pub

 

Best French Fries

Chick-fil-A

Chapman’s Food & Spirits

Sweet Basil

 

Best Southern Food

Pik N Pig

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Pete’s Family Restaurant

 

Best Biscuits

Biscuitville

Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

 

Best Sweet Tea

Chick-fil-A (Tie)

Pik N Pig (Tie)

Smithfield’s Chicken N BBQ

Sweet Basil

 

Best BBQ

Pik N Pig

Pinehurst Brewing Company

Stubbs & Son BBQ

 

Best Vegan/Vegetarian Food

195 American Fusion

Nature’s Own Market

Sweet Basil

 

Best Coffee Shop

Swank Coffee Shoppe & Handmade Market

Buggy Town Coffee

The Roast Office

 

Best Donuts

Granny’s Donuts

Southern Angel Donut Co.

Duck Donuts

 

Best Food Truck

One Nine Drive

Berri Bowlful

Meat and Greek Food Truck

 

Best Sunday Brunch or Breakfast Buffet

Betsy’s Crepes

Mid Pines Inn and Restaurant

Ironwood

 

Best Breakfast Place

Betsy’s Crepes

Sizzlin’ Steak or Eggs

Mac’s Breakfast Anytime

 

Best Lunch Place

Sweet Basil

Wedgies Restaurant

Chapman’s Food & Spirits

 

Best Bakery

The Bakehouse

  1. Cups Cupcakery

Pine Scone Cafe

 

Best Casual Dining

Chapman’s Food & Spirits

Pik N Pig

Pinehurst Brewing Company

 

Best Late Night Eats

SoPies NY Pizzeria

Cook Out

Kickback Jack’s Sports Bar

 

Best Place to Get a Frozen Treat

The Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant

Ben’s Ice Cream

Dairy Queen

 

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

Pik N Pig

Chick-fil-A

The Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant

 

Best New Restaurant

Pinehurst Brewing Company

Jaya’s Indian Cuisine

Grape Leaf Bistro

 

Best Caterer

Elliott’s on Linden

Pik N Pig

White Rabbit Catering

 

Best Bar Menu

Pinehurst Brewing Company

Ashten’s Restaurant & Pub

Beefeaters

 

Best Top Shelf Liquor Selection

Ironwood

The Leadmine

Elliott’s on Linden

 

Best Place to Get a Beer

Southern Pines Brewing Company

Southern Pines Growler Company

Pinehurst Brewing Company

 

Best Sports Bar

Hickory Tavern

Kickback Jack’s Sports Bar

CharBar No. 7

 

Best Wine Selection

The Wine Cellar & Tasting Room

Triangle Wine Company

Harris Teeter

 

Best Local Beer

Duck Hook, Southern Pines Brewing Company

Man of Law, Southern Pines Brewing Company

Mastiff Oatmeal Stout, Railhouse Brewery

 

Best Place to Get a Healthy Treat

Nature’s Own Market

Berri Bowlful

Clean Juice

 

Best Appetizer Menu

Chapman’s Food & Spirits

Ashten’s Restaurant & Pub

The Leadmine

 

Best Chef

Curtis Shelvey, Curt’s Cucina

Prem Nath, 195 American Fusion

Mark Elliott, Elliott’s on Linden

 

Best Bartender

Tony Cross, Reverie Cocktails

Nick Tone, Curt’s Cucina

Mike Thomas, Southern Pines Brewing Company

 

Best Barista

Jessica, Buggy Town Coffee

Gracie, The Roast Office

Cody Edson, High Octane

 

Best Server

Courtney Sasser, Beefeaters

Frank Zaccherio, Curt’s Cucina

Karin Yonish, 195 American Fusion

Health & Wellness
Best Plastic Surgery Practice

Pinehurst Surgical Plastic Surgery Center

Pinehurst Plastic Surgery Specialists

 

Best Chiropractic Practice

Bode Chiropractic, Inc.

Burley-Stroker Chiropractic, Inc.

Southern Pines Chiropractic

 

Best Physical Therapy Practice

Pinehurst Surgical Physical Therapy

FirstHealth Rehabilitation

MaxMotion Physical Therapy

 

Best General Dentistry Practice

Seven Lakes Family Dentistry

Drs. Monroe & Monroe

Drs. Allison & Hulihan

 

Best Children’s Dentist

Powers Pediatric Dentistry

Dental Derby

Lane & Associates Family Dentistry

 

Best Ophthalmology/Optometry Office

Spectrum Eye Center

Carolina Eye Associates

Family Eye Care of the Carolinas

 

Best Home Health Service

FirstHealth Hospice

Penick Village

St. Joseph of the Pines Home Care

 

Best Pharmacy

Health Innovations Pharmacy

Harris Teeter Pharmacy

Walgreens Pharmacy

 

Best Spa

The Spa at Pinehurst

Karma Spa Lounge & Beauty Bar

Venus Spa & Salon

 

Best Place for a Facial

The Spa at Pinehurst

Pinehurst Surgical

Venus Spa & Salon

 

Best Place for a Massage

The Spa at Pinehurst

FirstHealth Fitness Center

Southern Pines Chiropractic

 

Best Hair Salon

Studio Elite

Bamboo, A Boutique Salon

Jenny Moree - A Salon That Rocks

 

Best Barbershop

Anthony’s Barbershop

Sandhills Shave Shop

DAPPER Barber & Shave Parlor

 

Best Nail Salon

Village Nail Spa

Lee Spa Nails

Bella Spa & Nails

 

Best Place to Do Yoga

Hot Asana Yoga Studio

FirstHealth Fitness Center

Anytime Fitness

 

Best Yoga Instructor

Virginia Gallagher, Hot Asana Yoga Studio

Kelly Fagan, Namaste with Kelly

Kai Salang, Hot Asana Yoga Studio

 

Best Gym

FirstHealth Fitness Center

FORTE Fitness Gym

Anytime Fitness

 

Best Place for Alternative Medicine

Flowland Counter Culture Outlet

Southern Pines Chiropractic

RitualX by Integrated Hemp

Business & Services
Best Roofing Company

Elite Roofing

Creed & Garner Roofing Co. Inc.

K&R Metals

 

Best Landscaping Company

Gulley’s Garden Center Inc.

The Southern Landscape Group

Trim Time Lawn Care & Irrigation Inc.

 

Best Plumber

John Cole’s Plumbing Professionals

The Plumbing Knight

Ray’s Plumbing Service

 

Best Heating & Air Company

4 Seasons Heating & Air

Carolina Air, Inc.

Temp Control, Inc.

 

Best Home Builder

Master’s Properties, Inc.

Pinehurst Homes Inc.

Kirby Construction Group LLC

 

Best Pest Control Company

Aberdeen Exterminating

Canady’s Termite & Pest Control

Terminix

 

Best Real Estate Agent

Angela Thompson, Keller Williams

Ryan Derrick, Premier Real Estate of the Sandhills

Victoria Adkins, Coldwell Banker Advantage

 

Best Property Management Firm

Angela Thompson Group, Keller Williams

Sandhills Rentals, LLC

Village of Pinehurst Rentals

 

Best Mortgage Company

First Bank Mortgage Center

Main Street Home Loans

Movement Mortgage

 

Best Estate/Tag Sales Team

Paul Blake & Associates

Medley Anna’s

Down Memory Lane Antique Shop

 

Best Car Dealership

Cooper Ford

Pinehurst Toyota

Leith Honda Aberdeen

 

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealership

Poole Automotive of Southern Pines

Southern Pines Select

Tri City Auto Sales, LLC

 

Best Auto Mechanical Repair Shop

Jason’s Tire & Auto

Thomas Tire & Automotive

Doug’s Auto Center, Inc.

 

Best Auto Body Repair Shop

Overton Body Shop

Ken’s Body Works

Southern Pines Paint and Collision

 

Best Limousine/Car Service

Kirk Tours & Limousine

A Ride Transportation

Pinetree Shuttle Service

 

Best Taxi/Shuttle Service

A Ride Transportation

Pinehurst Taxi and Transport, Inc.

Tommy’s Taxi

 

Best Car Wash

Champion Car Wash

Par 3 Car Wash

J’s Mobile Detailing

 

Best Computer Repair Company

Best Buy

Xcell Repair Plus

Mobile Computer Doctors LLC

 

Best Cell Phone Repair Company

Xcell Repair Plus

Moore Cellutions

 

Best Funeral Home

Boles Funeral Home & Crematory

Crumpler Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Cox Funeral Home & Crematory

 

Best Carpet & Rug Cleaning

Spot on Floor and Carpet Rejuvenation

Heaven’s Best Service Group

Darry Deese Carpet Cleaning

 

Best Place to Board Your Pets

Five Points Pet Resorts

The Pet Lodge of Pinehurst

Dog’s Best Friend

 

Best Veterinary Clinic

Carthage Animal Hospital

Yadkin Park Animal Hospital

Pinetree Animal Hospital

 

Best Pet Grooming

Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique

Five Points Pet Resort

Miss Belle’s Pet Spa

 

Best Place to Buy Pet Supplies

PetSmart

Pet Supermarket

Aberdeen Supply Co.

 

Best Storage Company

NC Self Storage

Aberdeen NC Self Storage, LLC

Sandhills Moving and Storage

 

Best Financial Planner

Edward Hill Wealth Management, LLC

Betty King, Wells Fargo Advisors

Jim Leach, State Farm Insurance Agent

 

Best Insurance Company

Jim Leach, State Farm Insurance Agent

Riney Insurance Agency

Dereda Porter, State Farm Insurance Agent

 

Best Daycare

Sandhills Children’s Center

Drop Zone Kids (Tie)

FirstHealth Child Development Center (Tie)

Rugg Rats

 

Best Public/Semi-Private Golf Course

Pinehurst No. 2

Mid South Club

Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club

 

Best Retirement/Assisted Living Community

Penick Village

St. Joseph of the Pines

Quail Haven Village

 

Best Veteran-Owned Business

Southern Pines Brewing Company

The Puzzle Piece

Anytime Fitness

 

Best Military/Mil-Spouse-Owned Business

R. Riveter

  1. Cups Cupcakery

Beefeaters

 

Best New Business

Clean Juice

Spoonlickers Catering & Chef Services

Against the Grain Shoppe

Arts & Community
Best Wedding Photographer

Rustic Rooster Photography

Pinehurst Photography

Laura Ingram Photo

 

Best Family Photographer

Rustic Rooster Photography

Laura Ingram Photo

Pinehurst Photography

 

Best Wedding Venue

The Fair Barn

305 Trackside

Weymouth Center for The Arts & Humanities

 

Best Dance Studio

Seven Lakes Dance 

Terpsichore… a moving experience

Elite Academy of Dance

 

Best Place to Get Creative

Hammer & Stain

Wine & Design

9th of September

 

Best Place to Get Pottery

Seagrove Pottery of the Sandhills

Jugtown Pottery

9th of September

 

Best Art Gallery

The Campbell House, Arts Council of Moore County

Eye Candy Gallery & Framing

ARTworks Vass

 

Best Bar or Restaurant for Live Entertainment

The Jefferson Inn

Pinehurst Brewing Company

Dugan’s Pub

 

Best Community Music Venue

Sunrise Theater

Tufts Memorial Park

Robert E. Lee Auditorium

 

Best Local Musician - Solo

Becca Rae

Tony Barnes

Frankie Moree

 

Best Local Musician - Group

The McKenzie Brothers Band

Whiskey Pines

McKenzie’s Mill

 

Best Local Choir

Pinecrest High School Chamber Ensemble

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Union Pines Chamber Chorus

 

Best Professional Performing Arts Company

The Carolina Philharmonic

Judson Theatre Company

Moore Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Best Place to Watch a Movie

Sunrise Theater

Paragon Sandhills

Downtown Southern Pines Park

 

Best Place to Go on a Date

Ironwood

Ashten’s Restaurant & Pub

Elliott’s on Linden

 

Best Local Water Activity Spot

Rassie Wicker Splash Pad

Reservoir Park

Pinehurst Country Club Pool

 

Best Holiday Event

Festival of Trees, Sandhills Children’s Center

Southern Pines Christmas Parade

Village of Pinehurst Christmas Tree Lighting

 

Best Fundraiser Event

Festival of Trees, Sandhills Children’s Center

First Friday, Sunrise Theater

Beef and Beer, Duskin & Stephens Foundation

 

Best Place to Volunteer

Caring Hearts for Canines

Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills

Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care

 

Best Youth Sports Club

Moore County Parks & Recreation

U.S. Kids Golf Academy

AC Sandhills

 

Best Summer Camp

Southern Pines Parks & Recreation

Seven Lakes Dance

Sunrise Theater

 

Best Parade

Southern Pines Christmas Parade

Veterans Day Parade, Southern Pines

Village of Pinehurst 4th of July Parade

 

Best Charity Run

Reindeer Fun Run

ShamRock ‘N Roll

Friend to Friend Rock ‘N Run

 

Best Farmers Market

Moore County Farmers Market

Kalawi Farm

Sandhills Farmers Market

 

Best Playground

Camelot Playground at Cannon Park

Downtown Southern Pines Park

Rassie Wicker Park

 

Best Place to Take Your Kids on a Rainy Day

Play Escape

Sandhills Bowling Center

Southern Pines Public Library

People
Best Coach

Chris Metzger, Pinecrest Football

Nathaniel Carter, Union Pines Cross Country

John Frye, Union Pines Tennis

 

Best Principal

Nora McNeill, Sandhills Farm Life Elementary

Stefanie Phillips, Pinecrest High School

Jenny Purvis, North Moore High School

 

Best Teacher

Marsha Harms, Pinehurst Elementary School

Lauren Thompson, Robbins Elementary School

Georgia Proctor, Vass-Lakeview Elementary School

 

Best Public Servant/Elected Official

Ed Dennison, Moore County Board of Education

Ronnie Fields

Jamie Boles

 

Best Police Officer

Chris Garner, Southern Pines Police Department

Chris Smith, State Highway Patrol, Moore County

Gypsie Adcox, Aberdeen Police Department

 

Best Firefighter

Jason Love, Carthage Fire Department

Wes Little, Southern Pines Fire Department

Jennifer Black, Pinehurst Fire Department

 

Best Worship Leader

Mat Encinosa, Christ Community Church

Ryan Peterson, Grace Church

Gregg Newton, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

 

Best Customer Service Representative

Keith Moneymaker, Sweet Dreams

Katie Brock, Hickory Tavern

Iridia Rosas, Beefeaters

 

Best Volunteer

Keith Moneymaker

Kasi Cadell

Theresa Core

 

Best Philanthropist

Keith Moneymaker

Jamie Boles

Angela Thompson

 

Best Boss

Chris Garton, The Puzzle Piece

Tammy Waterbury, Beefeaters

Lori West, Pure Barre

 

Best Employer

Pinehurst Surgical

First Bank

Beefeaters

And, a Big Thanks to our Sponsors!

Now all that’s left to do is count down until next year. We’re working on ways to make Best of the Pines bigger and better!

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