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May 10, 2014
Started in 1988, the Carthage Buggy Festival is a celebration of the rich history of Carthage, North Carolina. The Buggy Festival is held each year to commemorate 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. On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the 26th Annual Carthage Buggy Festival will be held in Carthage, located eight miles north of Pinehurst in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, and it promises to be the biggest and best yet. With an attendance last year of approximately 20,000, the Buggy Festival has grown into one of the biggest and best known festivals in the region.
The Buggy Festival grew out of a suggestion that Carthage, the County Seat of Moore County, needed to stage an event that would draw attention to its history. Since the Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory had been one of the largest buggy manufacturers in the nation for over half a century, the focus on buggies seemed natural. But you couldn’t have a buggy festival without a buggy, so where to find them became a burning question.
A search began and soon samples of those early modes of transportation were found and purchased. Each festival since has seen more Tyson and Jones buggies on hand for festival attendees to view.
is only one building remaining of the famed factory that flourished in
Carthage until after World War I. A fire destroyed one building in
1905, and in 1976 the biggest fire in the town’s history claimed all but
one small section.
The Tyson and Jones Factory may have gone up in smoke, but from the ashes, its memory has been preserved. Each year, the Carthage Buggy Festival is an event people not only from Moore County, but surrounding counties and even surrounding states, look forward to with great anticipation.
Restores "King of Forest" in NC Piedmont
Winston-Salem, NC- At 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4th, Historic Bethabara Park will participate in a major restoration project undertaken by The American Chestnut Foundation, when Carolinas Chapter President Doug Gillis will plant two American chestnut seedlings in the Bethabara Colonial Arboretum. The planting is sponsored by the Lawndale Garden Club in honor of two of its members.
Securing American chestnut seedlings has long been a goal for the Bethabara Arboretum. Once the dominant tree of the deciduous forests of Eastern North America, the American Chestnut was included on Christian Gottleib Reuter's tree inventory of the Wachovia Tract in 1764.
It has been estimated that there were once 4 billion chestnut trees throughout eastern North America. Fast growing, they could reach a height of 100 feet with a wide canopy. Early settlers and Native Americans depended on chestnuts for food and commerce, and it served as a source of food for wildlife. The wood was light, strong, and insect resistant and was used for furniture, with the bark and wood used also for tanning hides.
Chestnut blight was first discovered in New York City in 1904, when Japanese and Chinese chestnut trees were imported for use as ornamental trees and for the production of nuts. These trees had a genetic resistance to a fungus that American chestnuts did not have. Chestnut blight spread rapidly from the northeast down through the south, with deadly spores spread by wind, birds, and insects killing just about every American chestnut tree. By 1950, the American chestnut had disappeared.
The goal of The American Chestnut Foundation is to restore the American chestnut tree to eastern forests. The Foundation has been breeding chestnuts for disease resistance from hybrid chestnut seed on the TACF Meadowview Research Farms in Meadowview, VA on over one hundred fifty acres established in 1989. In 2005, the first potentially blight-resistant chestnuts were harvested. Volunteers support regional breeding by planting botanical gardens and arboretums with backcrossed seedlings.
Once known as the "King of the Forest", reforestation of eastern woodlands will take decades.
Historic Bethabara Park, a National Historic Landmark, is the 1753 site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina and the birthplace of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. For more information, visit ww.bethabarapark.org or call (336) 924-8191.
USGA ANNOUNCES LOCAL QUALIFYING SITES FOR 2014 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
111 Local Qualifiers Will Be Conducted in 42 States During May
FAR HILLS, N.J. – Representing the start of an exciting and dramatic process in which thousands of golfers from around the world will pursue the title of America’s national champion, the United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced local qualifying sites for the 2014 U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2, in Village of Pinehurst, N.C., on June 12-15. Local qualifying, conducted over 18 holes at 111 sites in 42 states, will take place between May 2-19.
“The U.S. Open’s local and sectional qualifying process is the most democratic in that every amateur golfer who meets the USGA Handicap Index® requirement can compete for a spot in the championship field,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “Two-tiered U.S. Open qualifying could not be conducted without the tremendous partnership and expertise provided by state and regional golf associations, and we are grateful for their continued support.”
Those players who advance out of local qualifying will
compete in sectional qualifying, which will be conducted over 36 holes
at 10 U.S. sites on June 2. For the 10th consecutive year, Japan and
England will host international sectional qualifying, both scheduled for
Several local exemptions for the U.S. Open have been amended and will take effect in 2014. The top 500 point leaders and ties from the Official World Golf Ranking (as of March 3) will be exempt. Any player in the OWGR’s top 500 (as of April 21) who has filed an entry prior to the deadline of 5 p.m. EDT on April 23, will also earn a local exemption. Only the top 150 point leaders were exempted in previous years. In addition, any player who has had multiple finishes in the top 400 of the year-ending OWGR in the last five calendar years (2009-2013) will be exempt from local qualifying.
Some of North Carolina’s greatest treasures can be found off the beaten path. You never know what you might find... an old-time general store, local artisan, or simply a picturesque view that takes your breath away. You’ll be swept away by the untouched natural landscape found on the backroads of this rural county.
In Anson County, you can discover all that and more. Come. Visit. Surround yourself with the beauty of North Carolina’s best kept secret.
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