Little Nine Conservancy

Helping to protect a part of our history

President: Gus Sams

Vice President: Denis McCullough

Secretary: Scott Boulton

Treasurer: Lizzie Snow


Board Members: Gus Sams, Denis McCullough, Scott Boulton, Lizzie Snow, John Buchholz, Beth Garrison, Marian McPhaul, and Marsh Smith


Webmaster: Robert Simmonds


These folks serve as LiNC's board members, officers and webmaster: John Buchholz (Pinecrest High School Cross Country Coach); Denis McCullough (Interior Designer practicing in Southern Pines); Beth Garrison (teacher at The O'Neal School); Gus Sams (President of LiNC and neighboring landowner); Scott Boulton (local architect); Lizzie Snow (equine instructor and, currently, full-time law student at Campbell University's Raleigh law school campus); Marian McPhaul (local lawyer who grew up across the street from the Elks land); Marsh Smith (another local lawyer who grew up near the Elks land); and Robert Simmonds (a recently retired civil servant and veteran).


All of these folks have volunteered to help LiNC accomplish its goal of protecting the 100 acres. Most of them either use the 100 acres frequently, live near it, or grew up near it. While some of our number lack such a direct connection, we all recognize the incalculable value of this land and the ineffable loss its development into 200-400 homesites would visit on this part of Moore County.


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