This community nurtures a vibrant arts and cultural scene. A hub for regional art and pottery and home to the Sanford Arts & Vine Festival, Lee County sets the stage for creativity in every arena.
Tobacco Road Golf Club was named the nation's 4th best public course by Golf Digest and the 50th best public course in the world by Golf Course Architecture. Carolina Trace Country Club boasts two-premier courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Explore a venerated shooting art at its best on a complex course set amidst lush natural scenery at Deep River Sporting Clays, host to the premier Southern Side by Side Championship and Exhibition.
The Temple Theatre
A restored 1920s vaudeville venue, draws 30,000 theatre lovers to the Main Stage series every year, even as every new generation develops its talent at the Temple's Youth Conservatory.
The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra
Few cities could support a musical endeavor of this magnitude; Sanford has nurtured the Orchestra from its inception 25 years ago as a community jazz ensemble formed to share a love and understanding of the art. Today, the Orchestra is a dynamic musical force delighting and enlightening thousands across the state.
Sanford Arts & Vine Festival
This spirited two-day celebration of art showcases the work of North Carolina's leading potters and artisans, as well as the products of the state's premier vintners, brewers and vineyards. The fruits of their labor to sip and savor: A can't miss for connoisseurs and fun-lovers of all kinds.
With exceptional human and natural resources we've built a strong economy: Our robust manufacturing base has drawn global leaders like Pfizer, Moen, Coty and Caterpillar. Our retail sales in 2014 were over $650 million.
For more information about Sanford and Lee County visit: www.GrowSanfordNC.com
Raleigh and the Research Triangle
Named as one of the best places for attracting families as well as for doing business, Raleigh, Wake County, and the Triangle area frequently top national and international rankings from publications that include Money, Forbes, and Bloomberg. Our innovative culture and strong talent appeal to businesses and around the globe.
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Experience the most elegant, immersive suite of live-performance venues in the Southeast. Indulge your love of theater, opera, ballet and other live entertainments, in performance halls and centers designed around each unique art and always under the care of our highly trained, dedicated staff.
North Carolina Symphony
Founded in 1932 and subsequently the first state-supported symphony in the country, the North Carolina Symphony is a vital and honored component of North Carolina's cultural life. Its 175 performances annually are greeted with enthusiasm throughout the state, in communities large and small, in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums and outdoor settings. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, the orchestra has grown in stature and sophistication, now advancing a well-earned reputation for innovative programming and collaborative projects.
For more information about the Raleigh area visit: raleigh4u.com
The Village of Pinehurst, located in Moore County, North Carolina, is a charming, vibrant community which reflects our rich history and traditions, enhanced by a unique combination of cultural arts and recreational activities.
The majestic pines towering over historic Pinehurst rustle and softly whisper the legends of golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Payne Stewart and those who have gone before and experienced one of America's greatest golf courses and premier resorts. The stories of champions and the traditions of championship golf have been created at Pinehurst since 1898. As the site of more championships than any other golf course in the country, Pinehurst hosted 14 days of championship play in 2014, with back to back U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open Championships for the first time in their history.
Just a short stroll from the Carolina Hotel, you'll find the shops and restaurants of The Village of Pinehurst. Located in the same historic buildings that framed the center of the Village a century ago are a number of unique boutiques, gift shops and dining venues to explore along with the historic village homes and cottages that line the adjacent streets. Most shops are open Monday through Saturday and dining venues have more extended hours.
For more information about Pinehurst visit: www.vopnc.org