NC 9 – Sandhills Sector

The western terminus of the Sandhills Sector is its connection with the NC 6 Piedmont Spur near the Pee Dee River and the town of Albemarle. Ending near the Cape Fear River at its connection with the NC 5 Cape Fear Run, this route traverses ~125 miles of sandhills terrain characterized by rolling topography rising from 500 to 700 feet above sea level. The Sandhills Sector passes near Pinehurst/Southern Pines and meanders south of Fayetteville.