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Who was the winner of the 1999 US Open Championship held at Pinehurst No. 2?

1. Phil Mickelson
2. Payne Stewart
3. Tiger Woods
4. Vijay Singh

Payne Stewart captured his third major title at the 1999 U.S. Open after holing a 15-foot (5 m) par putt on the final hole for a one stroke victory which occurred a few months before he died in an airplane accident at the age of 42.

How many operational golf courses are there in the county?

1. 37
2. 13
3. 22
4. 45

Moore County is home to not 36 but 37 18-hole courses. Twenty-three of the golf courses in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area were rated 4-stars or better by Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play”.

Carthage, the county seat, is home to what annual festival?

1. The Farmer's Day Festival
2. The Buggy Festival
3. The Peach Festival
4. The Sardine Festival

Started in 1989, the Carthage Buggy Festival is a celebration of the famous Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory that, from the mid-1800's to the 1920's, produced the carriages that were essential to life in rural North Carolina.

Lots of celebrities currently or at one time have maintained a residence in the area. Which one of these does NOT?

1. Sean Connery
2. Oprah Winfrey
3. Michael Jordan
4. Brad Pitt

We're all sad that Mr. Pitt hasn't planted his roots in the pines. Celebrities who frequent or have private homes in the area include athletes Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Jack Nicklaus, and British actor Sean Connery. Past residents of the area have included Annie Oakley, Harvey Firestone, General George C. Marshall, and John D. Rockefeller.

Who was the founder of Pinehurst?

1. Frederick Olmsted
2. Donald Ross
3. James Walker Tufts
4. Alfred Moore

In 1895, James Walker Tufts purchased 500 acres and eventually purchased an additional 5,500 acres of land for approximately $1.25 per acre in the North Carolina Sandhills, with the vision of building a "health resort for people of modest means"

True or False: Professional wrestling promoter Vince McMahon was born and raised in Pinehurst.

1. True
2. False

Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO was indeed born in Pinehurst on August 24, 1945.

What did Southern Pines industrialist James Boyd harvest and sell from the pine trees in Weymouth in the 19th century?

1. Tar
2. Turpentine
3. Pine Bark
4. Pine Straw

Hundreds of longleaf pine trees scattered throughout the wooded Weymouth section of Southern Pines, NC, are marked with V-shaped cuts to let loose the flow of sap collected for turpentine, pitch, and rosin.

Which of the following is NOT a former name of the town of Robbins:

1. Hemp
2. Elise
3. Mechanics Hill
4. Carter's Mill

The town, now known as Robbins, was known as Mechanics Hill in 1838. A map was registered at the Moore County Register of Deeds Office on March 24, 1900 and the town was named Elise. In 1935, the town’s name was changed again to Hemp by Karl Robbins, whom the town was officially named after in 1943, by act of the North Carolina General Assembly.

True or False: The artists that painted old tobacco barns in Cameron, NC also have work in New York and Tokyo.

1. True
2. False

New York-based artist David Ellis, who grew up in Cameron and had fond memories of its pastoral agrarian scenery. To pay homage to the place that helped form his own sentiments, Ellis invited a group of artists from New York and Tokyo to paint murals on aging tobacco barns in 1999.The group was lovingly nicknamed “The Barnstormers” by local residents,

In 1898, construction was completed on the S. Thomas Hardware building in Southern Pines. What downtown business is now in that space?

1. The Sunrise Theater
2. Betsy's Crepes
3. Casino Guitars
4. The Ice Cream Parlor

The Sunrise Theater is situated on Broad Street in Southern Pines. The building, erected in 1898, began as a hardware store. In the 1940s, the building became a movie theater which remains a staple of downtown Southern Pines for over 70 years.

The Pilot Newspaper, founded in 1920, published its first issue in which town?

1. Whispering Pines
2. Taylortown
3. Vass
4. Southern Pines

On November 26, 1920, Stacy Brewer publishes the first issue of The Pilot in Vass. It was said to be "devoted to the upbuilding of Vass and its surrounding country." The newspaper was housed in a building constructed by Mr. A. Cameron. It stands in Vass today.

Payne Stewart's signature can be found in the men’s room of which downtown Pinehurst watering hole?

1. Dugan's Pub
2. Pine Crest Inn
3. The Magnolia Inn
4. The Holly Inn

The Pine Crest Inn is an institution in the Village and is home to some of the best porch sittin' in the area.

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