Editorial: Market’s success welcomed

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Vegetable lovers are happy, and so are plenty of others in the Tri-County.

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market enjoyed a positive first day on Wednesday and is open again this morning. The regular days are Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Having a home for the market should be pivotal to more success. We believe that can be attractive not only to those of us coming to purchase veggies, crafts and more at the market, but also to the vendors.

We’ve seen them sitting in a car or truck on a cold day, maybe with a tent over the bed of their pickup. They have to get out, the customer has to get out — it is not exactly a user-friendly experience.

The market building takes that variable out of the equation. And it puts more emphasis on the volume of vendors and customers.

• Kerr-Vance Academy has a proud history in the community. Another chapter was written this month when Tyler Bolton, a 2011 graduate, became a professional baseball player.

Bolton was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Like many young boys with Major League Baseball dreams, Bolton has worked hard at his craft and sought to improve as he moved along the levels.

He helped Kerr-Vance to the state championship in 2010 and a state runner-up finish in 2011. At East Carolina University, he had limited action his first two years before starting 13 games this season and ranking among the Conference USA leaders.

• Our state’s red carpet has certainly been rolled out this week in Pinehurst, where the golfing world is watching intently.

Maybe that should be green, brown or some other color carpet actually, based on the tough conditions. But those are good colors for the test, annually dubbed as golf’s toughest on the globe.

The course, Pinehurst No. 2, is famous and considered a masterpiece. Somehow, despite that, there’s been plenty of tinkering with it over the years to the point it needed a total restoration back to its original look for this year’s back-to-back men’s and women’s Opens.

The economic impact to our state may not seem to fully reach us directly like it does in Moore County, but we all benefit when our state benefits.