The Inn Cat
The orange cat lives on the porch at Pine Crest Inn. There have been three: Marmalade, Marmalade II, and currently Marmaduke. The locals and staff make sure it is fed and cared for. The cat may nestle up to your leg or curl up on the seat beside you. The cat is part of the Pine Crest Inn Family.
From The Spirit of Pinehurst, p.28
"There's Marmalade, the orange cat on the front porch of the Pine Crest Inn so named by a little girl who likened the stray's color to the sweet goo she had just seen on her breakfast toast."
The original Marmalade was featured in an article in Pinehurst's local paper, The Pilot which can be read by clicking here: Jim Dodson: Exclusive Interview: Marmalade the Cat