The Seven Lakes Insider is a hyperlocal product that has been covering Seven Lakes since 2016. The Insider publishes a monthly print edition and a twice-monthly email newsletter called The Splash. Readers can also find updates from the Insider on Facebook. 

The Seven Lakes Insider is owned by The Pilot newspaper, a nationally acclaimed, family-owned publication based in nearby Southern Pines. The Pilot has been covering Moore County since 1920. The editor is longtime Seven Lakes resident Maggie Beamguard, and Seven Lakes resident and business owner Christine McPartland handles the publication’s advertising.

Founded in 2016 by Seven Lakes community member Janna Guerra, The Seven Lakes Insider filled a void left by the passing of Bob Hankins, editor of the widely-respected Seven Lakes Times. Guerra, one of the Times’ primary reporters and an undergraduate student, kept the legacy alive until her time and attention were called elsewhere. In 2021, Guerra passed the baton on to long-time Pilot publisher David Woronoff, who has committed to keeping the spirit of The Seven Lakes Insider alive to represent our vibrant, lakeside communities.

For information or to request an interview, contact Maggie Beamguard at maggie@thepilot.com or call (910)693-7271. For advertising requests, contact Christine McPartland at christine@thesevenlakesinsider.com.