- Jean Derrick
In 1914 the Boyd brothers in Southern Pines, North Carolina founded Moore County Hounds as a private pack. In 1942, “Pappy” Moss took over the helm, aided by his legendary wife Virginia, who was Master until her death in 2006. Richard “Dick” Webb is at present the oldest serving Master of any pack in the MFHA, and he, aided by young, energetic Master Cameron Sadler, with her other joint Masters, Effie Ellis and Mike Russell, are intent in celebrating the centennial year of the Moore County Hounds.
The private Penn-Marydel pack hunts fox and coyote primarily in the 5,000 acre Walthour-Moss Foundation property, a rolling sandy tract of pine woods, cut through with broad trails and inviting jumps.