Irrigation Backflow Issue

I am sending this to post on the Doral Dispatch:

Here is information regarding the Irrigation Backflow memo that most of us received from the County:

We had our irrigation meter turned off some time ago, because we did not intend to use it. When we contacted the County about the requirement to install a backflow device, we were informed that since we have had our irrigation system turned off, we are not required to install the device. The County is going to remove the meter from our system, and it cannot be used. If we decide to use the system in the future, we can have the meter reinstalled with the device.

I understand that installation of the backflow device may cost upwards of $600; if you are not using your irrigation system, you can avoid that expense.

You must contact the County in order to have your meter removed.

Tony Wildt


The Hobsons Return To Doral

According to informed sources, namely Ray Bottoms, one of Doral Woods’ former finest is returning to The Woods.

Most of you will remember David Hobson, who moved to live in his home town of “down around Dunn”, NC, as they say, with his bride Carole several years ago. The Doral Dispatch has now learned that Hobson plans to return to Doral Woods in a few weeks when the purchase of his latest Doral Woods home has closed.

For years Hobson was a member of The Tin Whistles, was the treasurer of the Doral Woods Entrance Committee, hosted an annual Shrimp Boil event at his home, and ran the Pinehurst Foxes Golf Tournament which is one of the oldest golf groups in the area. 

Welcome back Dave!

— Bob Jones, Editor

Front Entrance Changes

It’s finished! The new front entrance is complete subject to some minor irrigation changes. Thanks for everyone’s support. Hope you like it and you feel proud to live here. – Bert

Meet and Greet Seat

I wasn’t expecting this so soon, but our “Meet and Greet Seat” arrived today. It’s a park bench located near the halfway house. Use it to rest, read, chat, whatever. It’s a pilot program forneighborhoods from the Village and I volunteered us to be first. Let me know about the location. We also considered the area at the end of Rockland and Doral Dr. It can be moved, if we want. Please tell everyone about it and use it often. — Bert Higgins

Village Seeks Residents’ Input


Please post a link to this questionnaire so Doral Woods residents may express their views. Very short turn around, but input is important, as the Village does listen to what we say.

Kay Wildt
Doral Woods Neighborhood Advisory Council Member

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Village of Pinehurst <>
Date: Wed, May 17, 2017 at 11:35 AM
Subject: Give us your feedback on the Village’s Proposed 2018 Strategic Operating Plan!


Lost & Found and Entrance Caution

(From Bert Higgins)

Bob, can you post this on the Doral Dispatch, Thanks.

“If someone left a card table at the Pig Pickin’, Marv Mercer has it in his garage. Stop by or give him a call”

“Work on the Front Entrance will begin Monday. BE CAREFUL when you drive in or out. Workers will be there.”


Entrance and Pickin’ Reminders

From Bert Higgins….

Front Entrance Reminder
The Front Entrance Committee would appreciate receiving your donations for the enhancements and maintenance of the front entrance ASAP. We’d like to wrap up the campaign and know where we stand financially. Thanks for your support.

Pig Pickin’
With the Pig Pickin scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, we need to get your checks in ASAP. We need to get a final count to the caterer, Monday. Thanks