O’Neal Holds Graduation

Southern Pines – The O’Neal School held its 40th commencement on Friday, May 27th in Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College. The commencement was preceded by a Baccalaureate Service at Brownson Presbyterian Church on Thursday, May 26th. United States Army Chaplain and O’Neal parent Major David Curlin delivered the welcome

5 Tips to Healthier Grilling

With the summer months quickly approaching, many Americans are firing up their grills with their favorite foods. While it was once thought that grilling food was a fool proof healthy cooking method, more recent research suggests that certain precautions must be taken to ensure a healthy meal. When meat is

Certified Health Coach

As a Dr. Sears Certified Health Coach, I provide a wide range of services to help individuals and families achieve their wellness goals. My services include individual consultations, online classes, group coaching and more. A customizable approach to healthy living is the core of what I do. Feel overwhelmed and unsure

The 2016 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

The environmental working group (EWG) updated the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists earlier this year.  Data from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) was analyzed to assess pesticide residues on popular fresh produce items. A total of 48 foods are ranked from worst to best with the foods

Kids Yoga at Cool Asana yoga studio!

Hot and Cool Asana yoga studios in Southern Pines offers a variety of classes for people of all ages and ability levels. Classes are offered in hot, warm, and cool temperature rooms and typically range from 60-90 minutes in length. Both Hot and Cool Asana offer classes almost continuously throughout the

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic

Lowes Build and Grow clinics are free classes offered by Lowes once or twice a month for children to build and create a designated project. These interactive workshops give children the opportunity to build a hands-on wooden project. To guarantee a spot in the workshop you must register your child

Eat Green this St. Patty’s Day!

Make this St. Patty’s day a year to remember and get festive with fun snack foods for your little ones! Add variety to your usual go to snacks by incorporating some festive fun that will make your child’s snack a more enjoyable experience. As always, snacks should consist of primarily healthy foods

Make Your Own Baby Food!

Choose your machine: There are variety of options out there such as popular baby food makers that will steam and then puree your baby food and other more basic options such as a baby food grinder or food mill that will chop or puree. Popular baby food makers include the

Food Dyes: Are they safe?

Why all the fuss? Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the past few years, you’ve probably heard some of the controversy as to the safety of consuming food dyes. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) states “the Food and Drug Administration is failing to protect children

Birthday Parties

Looking for a venue to host your child's next birthday party? There is something for everyone here in the Sandhills no matter what kind of activities your child is into. From bowling to horse back riding to art and crafts, read on to find your child's next birthday celebration! Southern Pines/Aberdeen/Pinehurst

The Sweet Stuff

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends following a healthy eating pattern that limits added sugars and to consume no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar. Similarly, the American Heart Association recommends no more than 100 calories per day, or about 6 teaspoons of sugar for woman and

O’Neal Inducts 13 to Jr. Beta

Southern Pines - Thirteen seventh grade students were inducted into The O'Neal School Junior Beta Club on Friday, February 12th. They are: Madison Bullard, Taylor Edrington, Zoey Furie, Gina Gibbons, Naomi Johnson, Lucas Jones, Tyler Jordan, Molly Kuzma, Christina Landers, Cassidy Pastre, Walker Swanson, Jackson Van Paris, and Jamie Wenzel. Head

Day Trip Activities for Families and Kids- Raleigh area

401 Par Golf- Mini Golf 5715 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 919-772-5261 http://401pargolf.com/?page_id=46 Adventure Landing 3311 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604 919-872-1688 http://www.adventurelanding.com/parks/raleigh/ Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd., Raleigh, NC 27614 919-870-4330 http://www.wakegov.com/parks/bluejay/Pages/default.aspx BounceU of Apex 3419 Apex Peakway Apex, NC 27502 919-303-3368 apex.nc@bounceu.com Buffaloe Lanes 151 High House Rd.,Cary, NC 27511 919-468-8684 http://buffaloelanes.com/ Buffaloe Lanes 5900 Oak Forest Drive, Raleigh, NC  27616 919-876-5681 http://buffaloelanes.com/ Buffaloe Lanes 6701 Fayetteville Rd,

O’Neal Hosts Documentary Screening: “Unforgotten – In Memory of the Flyer Tigers”

February 5, 2016 O’Neal Hosts Documentary Screening: “Unforgotten – In Memory of the Flyer Tigers” Honoring the late Senator Harris Blake and Robert Hoyle Upchurch   Southern Pines – The O’Neal School was honored to host the screening of the documentary “Unforgotten – In Memory of the Flying Tigers” followed by a reception in

O’Neal’s COMAP Team Makes Finalist

January 28, 2016 O’Neal’s COMAP Team Makes Finalist Southern Pines – Seniors Lauren Dailey, Emily MacKillop, William Schirmer, and Junior Bridge Hu, as a team, made it to finalist in this intense international math modeling competition hosted by The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP). This is the third ranking from

O’Neal 66 Chatham Charter 60

1 2 3 4 T  Chatham Charter 5 19 18 18 60  O’Neal 7 19 13 27 66 O’Neal ramped up it’s defensive intensity after trailing by three heading into the fourth quarter, disrupting the Knights offense and fueling a 27 point offensive outburst in the final frame. After building a 9 point lead, O’Neal knocked down 8 of 10 free throws to post a 66-60 win

5 Tips to Eating Healthy on a Budget

1. Eat cheap foods- Certain foods are typically lower in price than others. Base your meals around these foods to save money; however do not sacrifice on nutrition in order to do so. See below for inexpensive, healthy food ideas to include in your meal planning. Eating healthy does not

ACS Select Travel Lacrosse

ACS SELECT - TRAVEL LACROSSE: ACS Select is a travel program for the serious athlete.  We are excited to continue to elevate the level of play in the Sandhills and surrounding areas by offering excellent coaching and sharing our passion and energy!  We are looking for lacrosse players that want to

Spring Recreation Girls Lacrosse

SPRING RECREATION OVERVIEW: The ACS Spring RecLax Program is a traveling recreational program intended for elementary and middle school-aged players who want to practice fundamentals of the game and compete on a team during the spring season.  Participants in grades 1-2 will practice once a week and enjoy games on

FREE Girls Lacrosse Clinic

Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country and the fastest game on two feet.  Shine on Sports wants to provide an opportunity for girls to give this amazing sport a try!  Register now to attend our FREE clinic!  Players will have the opportunity to meet friends, practice the

Youth Kickball Registration

Youth Kickball Come join Aberdeen’s Spring Youth Kickball league.  This activity is available for boys and girls ages 4-15, as of August 31st. Practices and games are held at Colonial Heights Park on Tuesday Thursday evenings. Practices will begin April 4th.  Registration will run through March 18th.  Registration forms can be

Soccer Registration Open Now

Ages 5-6 and 7-8 Year Olds Boys and Girls Cost: $30     ($40 if you sign up after Reg. Deadline) Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 19th Soccer Registration Form Available Now! Click Here for a printable information sheet about Soccer! Soccer Sessions: Each Soccer session will consist of 45 minutes of instruction on soccer skills taught by the Athletic Club of the Sandhills. After

‘Tis the Season….to gain 5 pounds? Not this year!

The season is upon us where family and friends come together to celebrate and enjoy everything this season has to offer. A very important part of these seasonal celebrations is that glorious spread of delectable goodness just waiting for you to indulge yourself its delicious sensory overload. Follow these ten

Organics: Sustainable or Fad?

The topic of going organic is gaining momentum in conversations from nutrition blogs, to talk shows, to books and magazines; organics are everywhere. The organic food industry has seen extraordinary growth over the past few years as organic products are available in supermarkets now more than ever. According to the

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Providing healthful snacks for children can be a challenging task. It is easy to fall into a snack rut where you feel like you are serving the same snacks over and over again. Providing a variety of snacks is important both nutritionally and for enjoyment in eating for children. Ideally