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Fleetwood Mac adds two North Carolina dates – On With The Show Tour 2015

Fleetwood Mac adds two North Carolina dates – On With The Show Tour 2015

FLEETWOOD MAC ANNOUNCE 28 ADDITIONAL DATES OF THEIR PHENOMENALLY SUCCESSFUL ON WITH THE SHOW TOUR   – Band Confirms Start of Second Leg Will Begin Jan. 16, 2015 in St. Paul, Minn. – -Tickets for new shows including Charlotte and Greensboro dates on sale starting Monday, Oct. 20 through the Live Nation Mobile App and at LiveNation.com – LOS ANGELES, CA Oct. 9 – Rock legends Fleetwood Mac, who performed two sold-out shows at NYC’s Madison Square Garden earlier this week, have confirmed they will be adding at least 28 more dates to their already scheduled 40-city ON WITH THE SHOW tour. The announcement was made during the band’s live performance this morning on NBC’s TODAY Show where The Mac […]

Event Offers Rare Opportunity to Experience the High Point International Home Furnishings Market

Event Offers Rare Opportunity to Experience the High Point International Home Furnishings Market

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 2, 2014 – During a special event, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the High Point International Home Furnishings Market, the largest furniture industry trade show in the world. Normally closed to the public, the 11.5 million square feet of showrooms feature more than 2,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries. The North Carolina Museum of History Associates, in cooperation with the International Market Centers L.P. and Kay and Dave Phillips, invite you to a statewide event at the High Point International Home Furnishings Market on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in High Point. Sign up for an all-day market pass (from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.), a premium parking pass, and lunch provided by String & Splinter Club. […]

EQuIPD Project provides development opportunities for early childhood professionals

EQuIPD Project provides development opportunities for early childhood professionals

GREENSBORO, NC Oct. 2, 2014 – Professionals who work with children ages five and under have a new professional development resource that will equip them to continue providing high-quality early childhood education. The Guilford County Partnership for Children has awarded a Smart Start grant to UNCG’s Education, Quality Improvement and Professional Development (EQuIPD) Project. The project, which focuses on professional development for early childhood professionals, is administered through the Birth through Kindergarten Program of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. “Traditionally, early childhood professionals struggle to find the time and resources to get the continuing education and professional development they need,” said Deborah Cassidy, Ph.D, principal investigator for EQuIPD. “Through this program, our faculty will bring six interconnected […]

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Native American Festival Coming to Thomasville, NC

Native American Festival Coming to Thomasville, NC

THOMASVILLE, NC Sept. 30, 2014 – Something brand-spanking new is coming to Thomasville. A Native American Culture Festival featuring traditional dance, music, story-telling, arts and crafts will bring a colorful and fresh vibe to the downtown area on Saturday, November 1. The event—similar to a Powwow—will be held at the Central Recreation Center at 205 East Main Street from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The free event is not just for Native Americans, but is an opportunity for all attendees to experience the richness and beauty of Native American culture. The Native American Culture Festival was planned by the Chair City Multicultural Committee, formed in April, 2013. The committee is chaired by Kenneth Martin and outreaches as CulturalVibe. Martin, the […]

Jim Grainger No Longer a Stranger to the Winner’s Circle at the Carolinas Senior Amateur

Jim Grainger No Longer a Stranger to the Winner’s Circle at the Carolinas Senior Amateur

GREENSBORO, NC Sept. 26, 2014 – Final round results of the 53rd Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship hosted by Sedgefield Country Club (Dye Course) in Greensboro, N.C. on Friday, September 26, 2014 (6350 yards, par 35-36—71, 71.7,136). Playing in the next to last group of the day, Jim Grainger, 58, of Charlotte, N.C. fired a tournament-low round of five-under 66 to win the 53rd Carolinas Senior Amateur by one stroke. The win is Grainger’s first CGA individual title but fourth in his career that includes the 1976 Carolinas Father-Son with his dad Ike Grainger, 1986 Carolinas Four-Ball with Bill Plyler and the 2012 North Carolina Senior Four-Ball with reigning North Carolina Senior Amateur champion Jim Pearson. “I did not know how […]

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UNCG makes ‘Military Friendly Schools’ list for fourth consecutive year

UNCG makes ‘Military Friendly Schools’ list for fourth consecutive year

GREENSBORO, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success. Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools listing, now in its sixth year, is based on a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. “Supporting students with military backgrounds — financially, academically, personally — is a point of pride for UNCG,” said Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “These students have much to offer in terms of self-discipline, life experience and specialized skills. UNCG is honored to dedicate the necessary resources to […]

Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort

Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort

WEST END, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort – Bald Mountain,  in Lake Lure, NC  on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.  Gross scores are listed. Tournament format is 18 holes of four-ball stroke play, both gross and net.  90 percent of a player’s course handicap is used to determine net scores. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 55th birthday by the tournament date, is a member of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association, and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club. The field is divided into divisions based on age and total team […]

TYGA announces the TYGA Tots Tournament Program

TYGA announces the TYGA Tots Tournament Program

WEST END, NC August 27, 2014 – The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA), a division of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA), is proud to announce the expansion of its junior golf tournament program.  TYGA has created a new series of one day events for junior girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 11 years of age called the TYGA Tots. These events will be conducted across NC and will consist of 9-hole tournaments played under a modified Stableford scoring system. TYGA and CGA are dedicated to playing within the USGA Rules of Golf.  For this reason TYGA TOTS will use the modified Stableford scoring method which allows juniors to learn how to play the game within the Rules […]

Caswell Game Land Shooting Range Now Open to Public

Caswell Game Land Shooting Range Now Open to Public

YANCEYVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission held a ribbon cutting today to celebrate the opening of the Caswell Shooting Range, located on the agency’s R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Game Land in Yanceyville. Several Commission employees, along with Wildlife Commissioner Tom Berry, N.C. Rep. Bert Jones and Caswell County Commissioner Kenneth Travis, cut the ceremonial green ribbon, officially opening the only Commission-owned public shooting range in the northern Piedmont area. The public shooting range, which is free to use, has a 100-yard rifle range with five shooting lanes and a 25-yard pistol range with five shooting lanes. It is universally accessible with a concrete parking space and paved sidewalks to the shooting shelters and target areas. The […]

Miss Babe Ruth Recovering from Ear Surgery

Miss Babe Ruth Recovering from Ear Surgery

Her 575 Consecutive Game Streak in Jeopardy GREENSBORO, NC August 20, 2014 – Miss Babe Ruth, the Greensboro Grasshoppers beloved Labrador Retriever bat and ball dog, is recovering nicely at home following a recent surgery. Babe, who has entertained millions of Grasshoppers fans for 575 consecutive home games, had the 90 minute procedure Monday to surgically repair an auricular hematoma. “This occurred because a collection of blood and fluid developed between the skin and cartilage of the ear secondary to the rupture of a blood vessel in the ear flap.  The loose space under the skin filled up with blood and the pressure from the ruptured vessel caused the entire surface of the ear to swell and become very painful. […]

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