The Best of the Pines is an annual opportunity for Moore County to show its love of local places – and its favorite everything, from dog parks to hot dogs. 


:: The Nominating

When: 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 to Sunday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Right here, on
How: One vote per category per day. 
Who: Just about any business in Moore County is eligible to be nominated in their appropriate category. Some exceptions apply.


:: The Voting

When: 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 23 to Sunday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Right here, on


:: The Event

What: The big celebration for the top 3 winners in each category!
When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Where: The Fair Barn in Pinehurst


:: The Magazine

What: A big, beautiful magazine full of the top 3 winners in each category
When: Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Where: In The Pilot newspaper all over Moore County
Who can advertise: Anyone! Placing an ad isn’t dependent on the ballot and won’t affect the results.
How to place an ad: Contact or 910-692-7271