Famous Visitors Mayor John W Byrne, John Grisham & Patty Byrne at Local event Special Guests during the 2005 US Open in Pinehurst, NC Mayor John Byrne, Author John Grisham seated and Patty Byrne Mayor Byrne and Patty with Freddy Cole in a recent visit to Bald Head Island Club. Freddy Cole is Nat King Cole’s youngest brother. Mayor of Donegal, Ireland the Honorable Alex Reid and John Byrne on a recent trip to Ireland. Bev Doolittle, Michele Littell, and Clyde” The Gardens of the Inn always are always beautiful in North Carolina. The Spring Season always allows each guest to view nature at it’s best in the South A world-renown artist, Bev Doolittle, and the Mayor. Her art is well know for helping to save our environment. Speaker and Author Dr. Bobby Ward talks about North Carolina plants and has a book signing for his new book “A Contemplation Upon Flowers” at the Spring Garden Tour at the Inn. International Wildlife Artist Carl Brenders and his wife Paula visit with Guest at the Inn. Carla and Paula were in town for a show at Ashley’s Art Gallery. Brenders The Mayor and International Wildlife Artist Carl Brenders in the Carriage House. During his stay at the Inn & Garden Carl enjoyed taking pictures of birds and butterflies. Famous Guest at the Inn. U S Congressman David Price visits the Inn for a luncheon to announce funding for the Fuquay-Varina Revitalization Project. Mayor of Gosport, Hampshire in the U K the Honorable Dennis Wright with Patty & John Byrne on a recent trip to England. John Byrne is the president of The Historical Society, and upon a guest’s request, he will share some of the local lore. This is an original painting by English Wildlife Artist George Roe. This was done on one of his tours through North Carolina. Margaret Maron, Author – Reading & Book Signing In the Gazebo of Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn. On a recent visit to the Inn Civil War Artist Mort Kunstler enjoys coffee in the Garden with Civil War Expert Tommy Byrne, Jr., and Rick Mullen owner of Ashley’s Art Gallery in Fuquay-Varina. Robert Bateman, the worlds most renowned wildlife artist and naturalist visits Fuquay Mineral Spring. Patty and John show Terry Isaac the grounds of the Inn and Garden. Bird watching is one of the enjoyments while relaxing in the Gardens of the Inn, this is one of the few times Terry was without his camera.