with Life 103.1

September 23
Master Gardener Class

September 25
Keith and Kristyn Getty In Concert

September 26
Quilt Show

September 27
Cars for Castles Cruise-In

September 27
Raven Rock State Park Training

October 4
Winter Evergreen Container Garden

October 9
Fall Book Sale

October 11
Symphonic Masterworks: Fireworks

October 18
Plant Sale

October 19
Horse Farm Tour

November 7
Violinist Natasha Korsakova and David Michael Wolff Recital


Featured Artist

The Turtles, led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, became notable for Top 40 hits beginning with their cover version of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" in 1965.

The band was originally a surf-rock group called the Crossfires. They formed in 1965 in Westchester, California. When the Crossfires signed to the newly-formed White Whale Records, they rebranded themselves as a folk-rock group under the name the Tyrtles, the intentional misspelling inspired by the Byrds and the Beatles. However, the trendy spelling did not survive long.

"Happy Together," the first of several key Turtles singles co-written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, had already been rejected by countless performers. "Happy Together" became The Turtles’ biggest hit and their signature song, signaling a turning point for the group and for Chip Douglas, who provided the arrangement. The single replaced the Beatles' "Penny Lane" at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1967. The Turtles' only No. 1, it remained there for three weeks.

By 1970, The Turtles, as a group, were winding down. Since the use of the Turtles name (and even their own names in billings) was prohibited by their contract with White Whale, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman dubbed themselves The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie (Flo & Eddie) and kept making music with groups like The Mothers of Invention, T. Rex, Alice Cooper, and Bruce Springsteen.

Flo & Eddie continue to tour. They legally regained the right to use the name The Turtles in 1983. Their 2014 Happy Together Tour features artists from other 1960s and 1970s bands—Mitch Ryder (The Detroit Wheels), Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), along with Gary Lewis & the Playboys.

Farmer's Markets






Asheboro Downtown Farmer's Market

134 South Church Street, Asheboro, NC

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
7 am-1 pm

May - October
Opening Day: May 3rd

(336) 626-1240

Chatham Mills Farmers Market

480 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC

8 am-noon

April - November
Opening Day: April 16th

(919) 642-0039

Dunn Farmers Market

200 North Clinton Ave.
Dunn, NC

8 am - noon

May - December

(910) 564-3254

Erwin Farmers Market

100 13th Street
Erwin, NC

9 am - noon

May - October
Opening Day: May 28th

(910) 897-5428

Fearington Farmers Market

2000 Fearington Village
Pittsboro, NC

4 pm - until early evening

April - November

(919) 542-8202

Goldston Growers' Market

400 Bellevue Street
Goldston, NC

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

May - September

(919) 548-3458

Moore County Farmers Market- DOWNTOWN

Village Market
280 N Middleton St Robbins, NC

8 am - noon

April - September
Opening Day: April 18

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- PINEHURST

170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC

2 pm - 5:30 pm

April - October
Opening Day: April 21st

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- SOUTHERN PINES

Armory Sports Complex
Morganton Road Southern Pines, NC

9 am - 1 pm

Year Round

(910) 947-3752

Pinehurst Sandhills Farmers Green Market - Cannon Park

Cannon Park
Woods Road at Rattlesnake Trail
Pinehurst, NC

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

April - September
Opening Day: April 16th


Pinehurst Sandhills Farmers Green Market - Villiage of Pinehurst

The Village of Pinehurst Parking Lot
1 Village Green Road W
Pinehurst, NC

10 am - 1 pm

April - September
Opening Day: April 12th


Pittsboro Farmers Market

Chatham County Fairgrounds
Pittsboro, NC

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

April - November
Opening Day: April 3rd

(919) 542-8202

Sandhills Farmers Market of Spring Lake

230 Chapel Hill Road
Spring Lake, NC

9 am - 2 pm

June - October

(910) 436-3406

Sanford Farmers Market

Depot Park
Carthage Street
Sanford, NC

9 am - noon

April - October
Opening Day: April 5th

(919) 775-5624

Town of Candor Farmers Market

Farmers Market Road
Off Hwy 211
Candor, NC

7 am - 6 pm

April - December
Opening Day: April 17

(910) 974-4221

Troy Farmers' Market

417 North Main Street
Troy, NC

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

April - November
Opening Day: April 3rd

(910) 576-6011

Life 103.1 Named Radio Station of the Year!

News Release
SANFORD, NC (June 26, 2013) – Life 103.1 WLHC-FM has been named 2013 Radio Station of the Year (Non-Metro) by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB).  Life 103.1 President Alan Button accepted the award on behalf of the station at the NCAB’s Annual Convention in Greensboro at the Grandover Resort on Monday, June 24, 2013.

A regional station licensed to Moore County, with studios and offices in Sanford, Life 103.1 was honored in the non-metro category for its innovative programming, audience engagement, and commitment to the community in 2012.

Station President Alan Button said, “We were surprised – and thrilled – to be honored.  There are so many fine radio stations across North Carolina.  It was an unexpected special addition to the celebration of our 10th anniversary on the air this month.”

The Life 103.1 weekday format is “Timeless Favorites” music, information, and lifestyle features that seek “to affirm all that is good about Life in the Heart of Carolina.”  Weekends include bluegrass on Saturday morning and evening, as well as praise and worship music on Sunday mornings.

According to Button, “Our audience growth in recent years has been overseen by a staff team dedicated to quality and professionalism – including our former station manager, Steve Koranda, who, though he died of cancer in July 2012, set the standard for us last year.  Our staff strives to distinguish the station from other media outlets on behalf of our listeners and advertising partners by combining a priority for localization, community, and immediacy with the power and presence of a big-market sound.”

A June 2013 Arbitron report notes that on an average weekly basis radio now reaches 242.5 million listeners, or 92 percent of those age 12 and older.  Life 103.1 WLHC-FM can be heard on air in some 11 counties in central North Carolina and on the Internet at www.life1031.com.

For more information, contact Kelly George at Life 103.1 WLHC-FM at (919) 775-1031 or kelly@life1031.com.