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Shop P.R. Moore’s Produce For The Holidays

P.R. Moore’s Produce, located at 24/27 W Main Hwy, Biscoe, NC 27209, is one of the best places in North Carolina to buy quality produce.  They also carry jams, jellies, relishes, chow chows, cured pork, hoop cheese, grits, peanuts, old fashioned candies, live ornamental plants, garden ornaments and antiques.  P.R. Moore’s is part produce stand, part old country store, part nursery and part… well just a little bit of everything good.  

Be sure to stop by P.R. Moore's this Wednesday for fresh greens just in time for Thanksgiving!  P.R. Moore's has all your holiday favorites - fresh citrus fruits, nuts and old fashioned candy will complete your Christmas feast and make those cakes and holiday baskets treasured family memories.

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Trail of Lights

Tue., Nov. 22 - Sat., Dec. 24

Starting at 6:00 pm - Ending at 9:00 pm

In its 12th year, this event continues to be a favorite of the holiday season. Using more than 100,000 lights, this beautiful Christmas light display is unique because it not only showcases the traditional Christmas theme but also includes several displays intertwined with Waldensian Culture.

The gift shop is open and ready to serve hot chocolate. Volunteers are very knowledgeable in Waldensian history.

Admission: Free. But donations are appreciated


Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thu., Nov. 24

Starting at 9:30 am - Ending at 12:00 pm

Join us on Thanksgiving Day for this Charlotte tradition that has entertained and inspired audiences since 1947. Complete with dance and choral performances, marching bands from around the region, larger-than-life floats, balloons and some of your favorite characters. This year’s parade kicks off the holiday season Charlotte-style!


Pilot Mountain Christmas Lights

Thu., Nov. 24 - Sun., Jan. 1, 2017

Starting at 6:00 pm - Ending at 10:00 pm

Our 50th annual – and final – year! Our four-acre, walk-through Christmas light and decoration display in Pilot Mountain features more than 750,000 lights. Enjoy our decorated pathways, a large nativity scene, a Christmas carnival scene, various window displays, lots of photo opportunities, a snow-making machine, a hot chocolate stand, and more.

Several special events are scheduled throughout the season, such as visits from Santa, so please check the webpage for additional information.

Please note that only 130 vehicles can park at a time. Please carpool on Fridays and Saturdays, if possible. For group bus tours, please only attend Sunday -Thursday as no buses can park on Friday and Saturday nights.

Admission: Free, but donations are appreciated and accepted




Annual “A Robeson County Christmas Show”

7pm Friday December 9 and 10

3pm Sunday December 11

The Carolina Civic Center  Historic Theater in Lumberton presents the Fifth Annual “A Robeson County Christmas Show,” its heart-warming holiday musical revue for the entire family. This year’s show runs December 9-11 and features former Miss North Carolina 2013-14 Johna Edmonds,  X-Factor Top 40 selection Brent Tyler and a large cast of the region’s best adult and child performers. The theater will be beautifully decorated for Christmas and  there will be appearances by Jef the Mime, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and Santa Claus!

Tickets $10-$25. Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. NEW THIS YEAR:  Choose 4, 5 or 6 MAINSTAGE Events together for a subscription series discount: Choose 4 for $90, Choose 5 for $106. Choose 6 for $120.  The more you buy, the more you save. Contact the theater for group rates.   Children five and under free (if sitting in adult lap).  No Refunds or Exchanges.

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the Mainstage Series can be purchased on-line by going to our web site at  Tickets also can be purchased in-person or by  telephone with credit card or cash noon-6pm Monday through Friday through our administrative offices in the theater’s second floor (enter on Fourth Street side), or by calling the Civic Center at (910) 738-4339 Ext. 106. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Theater lobby box office opens for ticket sales one hour prior to performance.

Time Warner News 14 will broadcast a special "Made in the Carolinas" feature throughout the day on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 that will be seen across the state in more than 2 million households. The feature also can be streamed from the Time Warner website directly, hopefully by Thanksgiving or soon after, by going to .

The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is a beautifully-restored treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places that offers visitors a unique and visually stunning experience. The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in the heart of downtown Lumberton.  First opened in 1928 as a vaudeville and silent film house, the theater offers a wide array of programming including live touring performances, original productions, art exhibits, films, special events and rentals. For more information visit


NC Spotlight:


Joe Medford was born on April 2, 1932 and died on November 16, 1993. From Clyde, North Carolina, he was a well-known banjo player, playing with some of the early artists of bluegrass music. Groups and musicians he played with include the Murphy Brothers and the Blue River Boys, Mac Wiseman and Charlie Monroe & his Kentucky Partners.

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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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