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We have some exciting equestrian activities planned for Southeastern NC Agricultural Events Center throughout the remainder of the year.  There are four Saturdays of barrel racing, our monthly tack and horse auction on the first Monday of November and December.

Events coming up through the remainder of 2015. Contacts for more information about each scheduled event are listed below: 


November 21: Barrel Racing

December 5 & 6: Barrel Racing

December 7: Tack and Horse Auction

December 12: Cowboy Church and Barrel Racing


Visit Events on the Ag Centers Facebook page for further information on each event.


NC Spotlight:

Johnny Best

Johnny McClanian Best, Jr., better known as Johnny Best (October 20, 1913, Shelby, North Carolina – September 19, 2003[1]) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Best played piano as a child and learned trumpet from age 13. He worked in the 1930s with Les Brown, Charlie Barnet, and Artie Shaw (1937–39), then joined Glenn Miller's orchestra from 1939 to 1942. He spent a short time with Bob Crosby before serving in the Navy during World War II as a lifeguard, playing in Shaw's military band in 1942-43 and Sam Donahue's in 1944-45. Following a stint with Benny Goodman in 1945-46, he relocated to Hollywood, where he worked with Crosby again on radio from 1946–51 and played in many studio big bands in the 1940s and 1950s. He did a tour with Billy May in 1953, and led his own group locally later in the decade. His trumpet can be heard along with Ella Fitzgerald on her album Get Happy. In 1964 he toured Japan with Crosby, and joined Ray Conniff for worldwide tours in the 1970s. In 1982, he broke his back while working in his avocado orchard and used a wheelchair late in life, but was active into the 1980s. (Wikipedia)

Learn More at the Johnny Best website


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Tuscola High School Choral Department is proud to present Tuscola Loves Broadway, 50 Years of Celebration! The show will be performed by Summit, Tuscola's Audition Show Choir. The show will feature Romantic Broadway Hits.  They will perform several group numbers including "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from Lion King and "Seasons Of Love" from Rent.  There will be individual performances from many Broadway shows including Phantom of the Opera, Annie Get Your Gun, Les Miserables and Wicked.

Maggie Jennings, Chorus teacher and director of the show, says the students have worked hard and are excited about presenting this great music to the community. 

Performances are on Saturday, November 21st at 7pm and Sunday, November 22nd at 2:30 pm in the Tuscola High School auditorium.

Tickets are $10 and include a dessert and drink at intermission. They are available at the door, through any Summit member or by calling the school at 828-456-2408. When purchasing tickets, you can name your favorite Summit student and they will receive a portion of the ticket sale to be used for their trip to Disney in December where they will sing at Epcot's Candlelight Procession with 200 other voices from around the country.

The choral department at Tuscola High School and the Summit Choir appreciate the community support they have received over the years.  "I am blessed to have such talented students to work with and such a great choral tradition at Tuscola High School" says Maggie Jennings. 

For more information, contact the Tuscola High School Choral Department. 828-456-2408


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.


Fabio's Restaurant in Downtown Newland... celebrating more than 7 years in business!

Cuisine that is always "exciting and new" from the former executive chef of the Love Boat!

Wonderful Wine Tastings at Fabio's!

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Call for reservations

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106 Pineola St Newland, NC.


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