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January Resolution Yields Desired Result: NC Insurance Commissioner Says No Rate Hike

January Resolution Yields Desired Result: NC Insurance Commissioner Says No Rate Hike

JACKSONVILLE, NC Dec. 19, 2014 – During the Jan. 22 Onslow County Board of Commissioners meeting the commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution opposing a request by the N.C. Rate Bureau to hike statewide homeowner insurance rates. Today Onslow County residents learned with the rest of the state that the Board’s efforts yielded desired results. Onslow County Board of Commissioners Chairman Barbara Ikner said, “The board is ecstatic that endeavors to show this rate hike is unjustified were rewarded. We pushed hard to communicate the opinion of the members and our citizens and we are extremely pleased that Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin agreed with us when making his ruling.” In part, the resolution signed on Jan. 22 stated: “Now, therefore, be […]

Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

NORFOLK, VA Dec. 18, 2014 — The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January. National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It has been observed during January since 1970, and that’s no coincidence. Winter is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Unpredictable winter weather can result in blood drive cancelations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments.   Donors of all blood types are needed, […]

NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014
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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest marine debris or become entangled in marine debris, which may lead to injury, intestinal blockage, and death.  Marine debris is an Eastern North Carolina concern not only because of the threats to our native wildlife, our ecosystem and our own health, but it also washes up on beaches and shorelines degrading the environment, and effecting our local economy and tourism. Local cooperation and regional partnership is needed to create public awareness while developing ways to […]

Give thanks by giving blood through the Red Cross this holiday season

Give thanks by giving blood through the Red Cross this holiday season

GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 4, 2014 —The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. Blood donations often decline during the holidays when donors get busy with travel and family gatherings, but the need for blood remains steady. Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.   Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).   As extra encouragement to donate blood during the busiest time of November […]

Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan to host community workshop

Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan to host community workshop

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC – Oct. 10, 2014 – The Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) team will host the plan’s next Community Workshop on Tuesday, October 14, in the Center Court at the Jacksonville Mall from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This fun and interactive event will feature maps, exhibits and a variety of activities that will let you influence the future of transportation in our community. Participants will be able to provide feedback on current transportation in Jacksonville and how they envision transportation in the years to come. A brief questionnaire will be available to guide participants through several maps showing preliminary recommendations. All individuals that provide feedback at the workshop will be entered into a drawing […]

Jacksonville Council for the Arts – Opening Reception

Jacksonville Council for the Arts – Opening Reception

JACKSONVILLE, NC August 28, 2014 – Jason Thomas Clark, artist from Jacksonville will have an opening reception “Bridges & Islands” a solo exhibition of complex Pochoir paintings on Friday, September 5th from 7:30pm-10:30pm. Enjoy refreshments by: High Tide Brewery. This is a free event. The Council for the Arts is located at 826 New Bridge Street in downtown Jacksonville. For more information, call (910) 455-9840 or visit the website www.jaxarts.com Council for the Arts 826 New Bridge Street Jacksonville, NC Phone: (910) 455-9840

Hope For The Warriors® Announces Celebrity Golf Invitational Benefiting Military Families

Hope For The Warriors® Announces Celebrity Golf Invitational Benefiting Military Families

Scarlet & Gold Invitational draws celebrities to area to honor service members WALLACE, NC, August 21, 2014–Wounded service members, celebrities, sports legends and more will enjoy four days of golf and fun as part of the 5th Annual Scarlet & Gold Invitational. The Scarlet & Gold Invitational begins on Sunday, September 14 at the River Landing Country Club in Wallace, NC. All proceeds from the event will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families. The event is sure to be one of tribute to our nation’s military heroes, as well as entertainment with celebrities and former athletes […]

Henry Shimp named recipient of 2014 David Parrott Award

Henry Shimp named recipient of 2014 David Parrott Award

WALLACE, NC August 19, 2014 — Henry Shimp of Charlotte, NC was honored this past weekend as the 2014 recipient of the Carolinas Golf Association’s (CGA) David Parrott Award.  Shimp, the 2014 Carolinas Junior Boys champion, was selected from the eight team members that represented the CGA in the Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team Matches at River Landing CC in Wallace, NC. The David Parrott award is given annually to the Carolinas Team player who displays excellence in sportsmanship, ability, and academic excellence. The award is presented by Dr. Larry and Joy Parrott of Camden, SC in honor of their son David. David Parrot was diagnosed with leukemia in the spring of 1982 and during his brief illness, he participated in the […]

Carolinas Team wins the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches in Wallace, NC

Carolinas Team wins the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches in Wallace, NC

WALLACE, NC August 17, 2014 – The eight-golfer Carolinas team won five of eight closing day singles matches and halved another to post a two-point victory (9-7) against their Virginias counterparts to claim the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches, which concluded today at River Landing Golf Club. One point was available per each match. Virginias owned a one-point lead (4½-3½) following Saturday’s opening day foursome and four-ball matches, but Carolinas outscored their opponents by three points (5½-2½) in concluding singles’ encounters.   Virginias swept Saturday morning’s four opening day foursome matches, but Carolinas responded, besting their opponents 9-3 the rest of the way, including winning Saturday afternoon’s four-ball encounters by three points (3½-½) to only trail by one point heading into […]

32nd Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team Matches

32nd Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team Matches

River Landing CC (River)     Wallace, NC Saturday, August 16, 2014 Carolinas – 3.5     Virginias – 4.5   by Andrew Blair of the VSGA WALLACE, NC August 17, 2014 – Fueled by a sweep of morning foursome encounters, the eight-golfer Virginias team, owns a slim one-point advantage (4½-3½) over their Carolinas counterparts at the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches being conducted at River Landing Golf Club. After Virginias swept foursomes, Carolinas answered in afternoon four-ball matches, taking three of four-ball matches and halving another. One point is available per each match. Though Virginias claimed foursomes, each match was tightly-contested. For Virginias, the teams of Fitz Woodrow IV (Charlottesville, Va.)-Tom Crow (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Logan Yates (Ruckersville, Va.)-Matthew Brittain (Ashburn, Va.) each […]

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