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Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic Announced for September 24th
By August 21, 2012 Read More →

Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic Announced for September 24th

Proceeds to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Nashville, TN — Country artist and former PGA golfer Colt Ford has announced his First Annual Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic to be held on September 24, 2012 at the beautiful Chateau Elan located just outside of Atlanta, GA.  Proceeds will help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other deadly diseases. “I could not think of a better way to raise money than playing golf with a group of my good buddies,” says Ford. “I really wanted to help contribute to the efforts of the amazing doctors, researches and staff at St. Jude. I am thankful for the opportunity to give back […]

Cast of Carol Burnett Show reflect on Phyllis Diller
By August 21, 2012 Read More →

Cast of Carol Burnett Show reflect on Phyllis Diller

“Phyllis has been a dear friend for many years. She was a pioneer for women stand-up comedians. I was with her a few weeks ago, and she had me on the floor with a few choice jokes. Funny, charming and loving… I’ll miss her.” — Carol Burnett “Phyllis Diller came through a mine field of male comedians when she arrived on the comedy scene and she defused them all. She won her place in the Hall of Comedy as the First Lady. I will miss her.” – Tim Conway “95 years old. Pretty damned incredible! She was one of the original pioneers in a truly male dominated industry. And yet, she was one of the nicest, kindest, funniest, sincerest women […]

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Retired Farmer’s Handmade Car Collection to Appear at Food Lion AutoFair, Sept. 20-23

Retired Farmer’s Handmade Car Collection to Appear at Food Lion AutoFair, Sept. 20-23

America’s farmers are traditionally resourceful people who can make or fix anything with their hands. Raised on his family’s rural North Carolina farm, now 85-year-old Vernell Privette began building cars out of sheet metal and recycled com…

War of 1812 Exhibit at Museum of the Albemarle

War of 1812 Exhibit at Museum of the Albemarle

The Museum of the Albemarle is pleased to present its newest exhibit, War of 1812: A Nation Forged by War.  On loan to us from the National Museum of the United States Navy, the display commemorates the 200-year anniversary of the War of 1812 by highl…

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Tedeschi Trucks Band
By August 20, 2012 Read More →

Tedeschi Trucks Band

98.3 The Penguin Presents Tedeschi Trucks Band Tickets on sale at 8/24 at 10am online and at Gravity Records… On sale at Slice of Life at 11:30am. Tix available at Gravity Records (, All Slice of Life locations and at www.983thepenguin.com All Ages | General Admission | Children 5 and under FREE Children 5 and [...]

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month During Museum Festival

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month During Museum Festival

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the free festival ¡Celebración! on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this family event will feature music and dance performances by Tar Heel Latino grou…

Executive Mansion House and Garden Tours Announced

Executive Mansion House and Garden Tours Announced

RALEIGH–North Carolina’s Executive Mansion–the “people’s house”–will open its historic doors and beautiful gardens to the public for tours beginning in September. School children, adults and families are invite…

George Strait Team Roping Classic Set for March 2013
By August 13, 2012 Read More →

George Strait Team Roping Classic Set for March 2013

  March 8 and 9, 2013 Tapped for the 31st Annual Event in San Antonio, Texas SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Country music icon, George Strait, announces the 31st Annual “George Strait Team Roping Classic” (GSTRC) will take place on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the San Antonio Rose Palace in San Antonio, Texas. The GSTRC is the largest open roping event in America with over $700,000 in cash and prizes available to the participants. Last year, 545 teams from all over the country competed for the 2012 GSTRC Championship title and grand prize. 2012’s Champions Clay Tryan (header) from Billings, Montana and Patrick Smith (heeler) from Lipan, Texas were awarded custom-painted Chevrolet Silverado Duallies from Cavender […]

Don McLean to Release American Troubador
By August 13, 2012 Read More →

Don McLean to Release American Troubador

DOCUMENTARY TO BE RELEASED ON DVD SEPTEMBER 11 Documentary Offers Rare Behind-the-Scenes Look at One of America’s Greatest Singer-Songwriters, Includes Exclusive Interviews With McLean, Brian Wilson,  REM’s Mike Mills And Incredible Archival Footage Including Performances of McLean’s Songs by Elvis Presley and Fred Astaire Fairfax, VA – 40 years after his iconic “American Pie” reached #1 on the Billboard pop singles chart, Don McLean will be the subject of a new and authorized documentary, DON McLEAN: AMERICAN TROUBADOUR.  Due out on September 11, 2012 (Time Life), McLean granted unprecedented access and interviews for the film, revealing his personal account of a career spanning over four decades and performing songs that have become integral parts of American pop culture. DON McLEAN: […]

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Those Who Have Served – Serving MSgt. Eden Pearl

Those Who Have Served – Serving MSgt. Eden Pearl

Sneads Ferry, NC – On Saturday, August 11, 2012, I had the special pleasure of participating in a fundraising event for MSgt. Eden Pearl at Harbor Site Bar (http://HarborSiteBar.com) in Sneads Ferry. This was just one event of several as part of the “Build a House, Help a Hero.” project by PS Charities. There were lots of people, great music and plenty to eat and drink. I was especially struck by the comradery displayed by many in the crowd throughout the day. As Matt Bowlin (professional country music entertainer) had completed his set, he introduced me to several prior Marines (always a Marine?) who were there to support Msgt. Eden Pearl. Matt introduced me to: Ken, Gary “Bam Bam”, Shawn, […]