Young Musicians’ Festival
Students in grades 4-6 who live in the counties of Moore, Lee, Hoke, Montgomery, Richmond, Cumberland and Scotland, and who are currently studying an instrument or voice with a teacher, are eligible to participate in this year’s Young Musicians Festival February 20th-21st.
Participants will audition Saturday, February 20th. The public is invited to the Finalists Concert on Sunday, February 21st at 3:00pm. Students will compete for various awards. CLICK HERE for more details.
Do you like to write? Enter the Moore County Writers’ Competition for a chance to share your work with others, win cash prizes, and become a published author. Professional North Carolina Writers will judge all entries.
Eligibility: The competition is open to students and residents of Moore County, NC.
Entry Categories: Poetry, Fiction and Non-fiction
Age Groups: Grades 1-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Adult
Awards: First Place-$100 Second Place-$50 Third Place-$25 Honorable Mention – Certificate of Merit
Winners will be notified by mail the week of April 1, and invited to our Author’s Reception held at Weymouth Center on Sunday, April 24, 2015, at 2 pm. Awards will be distributed at the reception. First-place winners are invited to read a selection from their winning entries. Read More
Deadline: Deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Mailed entries must be postmarked by March 1. For more information, CLICK HERE: MCWC rules 2016.
A Continuing Story in North Carolina.
The story of Weymouth began in the early 1900s when James Boyd, Sr. of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, purchased over 1200 acres at the request of his daughter Helen Boyd Dull to save the longleaf pine forest from the destruction of the turpentine industry.
The Georgian mansion that we know today was built in 1922 by his grandson, author James Boyd and his wife Katharine. Here they hosted literary greats, founded the Moore County Hounds, and influenced the design of a community.
Today the story continues with a writers residency, literary programming, musical concerts, and a dedication to conserving the gardens and longleaf pine forests.
You become part of the story each time you visit Weymouth, write about Weymouth, tell a friend about Weymouth or become a supporter of Weymouth.