Pinehurst

Chris Hosken reports that the US Open Golf Tournament got underway today at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in southern North Carolina. Local residents have been looking forward to the event, but their excitement has been marred by a controversy over who can legally use the "Pinehurst" name. Resort officials have threatened to sue local businesses that use the name, arguing it is a legally registered trademark and belongs to them. Residents say "Pinehurst" denotes the town, too, and they should be free to use it.

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