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National Register Adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places

National Register Adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 17 individual properties and districts across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The properties below were reviewed by the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee and were subsequently approved by the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer and forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register.   “Architecture is among North Carolina’s rich cultural treasures,” Governor Pat McCrory said. “These selections are North Carolina’s adaptations of classic American styles of architecture ranging from a plantation house to a downtown auto dealership. I’m pleased these sites have merited selection to the National Register so they can be […]

Hornets And Food Lion Feeds Partner To Feed 1,000 Second Harvest Food Bank Families

Hornets And Food Lion Feeds Partner To Feed 1,000 Second Harvest Food Bank Families

HORNETS AND FOOD LION FEEDS PARTNER TO FEED 1,000 SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK FAMILIES AT ANNUAL CORNUCOPIA EVENT ON NOV. 25 Food Lion Feeds to Donate Entire Thanksgiving Meal; Coca-Cola to Provide Beverages   CHARLOTTE, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Food Lion Feeds today announced the two organizations will provide Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 families in need at the Hornets’ fourth annual Cornucopia event on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The entire Hornets team and coaching staff will partner with Food Lion leadership and associates, as well as Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, to distribute the food at Time Warner Cable Arena, starting at 11 a.m. Food Lion Feeds is donating thousands of pounds of food to […]

Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the return of midfielder Paul Nicholson and forward Sunny Jane for the 2015 USL PRO regular season. Both return to the Hammerheads to fulfill their second year of their two-year contracts. “My time in Wilmington has been nothing short of fantastic,” said Paul Nicholson. “We finished last season on a very positive note and with plans to bring back a great core group of players, I am really looking forward to see how we can keep progressing next year. It is a privilege to be coming back and playing again in front of our amazing fans. I cannot wait for next season to roll around.”   The upcoming season will be […]

Carolinas PGA Section Names Liz Muroski as New Media & Promotions Director

Carolinas PGA Section Names Liz Muroski as New Media & Promotions Director

Hire Represents CPGA’s Commitment to Growing & Promoting the Game of Golf GREENSBORO, NC Nov. 2014 – The Carolinas PGA Section is pleased to announce the addition of Liz Muroski to its team as Media and Promotions Director. Liz will support the organization’s mission to grow, nurture and improve the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities. After graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Champlain College, located in Burlington, Vt., Liz pursued her passion for PR and marketing as an Account Executive at People Making Good Public Relations. In this role, she managed PR and social media for an array of lifestyle, outdoor, and specialty food brands, developing and […]

Posted in: Golf, Greensboro NC
North Carolina’s ‘Enchanted Airlie’ Grows International

North Carolina’s ‘Enchanted Airlie’ Grows International

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 20, 2014 – When night falls over 67-acre Airlie Gardens in December, the forest comes alive as “Enchanted Airlie,” an estimated 750,000 twinkling lights illuminating the half-mile, self-guided, walking trail of holiday displays. Seasonal sounds fill the air and warm holiday refreshments add the perfect touch for a winter stroll. Created by the Airlie Gardens Foundation ten years ago, Enchanted Airlie has rapidly gained national and international prominence as a must-see attraction for the holidays. “We have visitors from all 50 states and 47 different countries,” said Janine Powell, Airlie Gardens’ Development Director. “During Enchanted Airlie we’ll see around 30,000 people.” The Southeast Tourism Society voted Enchanted Airlie a Top 20 Event in 2012. In November, Out […]

Beer & Bacon Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

Beer & Bacon Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

BEER & BACON FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015 www.beerandbacon.com BOTTOMS UP, BACON DOWN! 75 Craft Beers, 15 Restaurants, 10 Bacons from across the U.S. and lots of Piggy Love!   Last year’s festival was a huge hit but it was just the beginning. The ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with the best craft beers for your tasting pleasure…and of course the food of the Gods: BACON.   Guests enjoy a souvenir glass plus the opportunity to sample 75+ of their favorite international beers and wines. VIP Beer and Bacon Admission will host over 15 restaurants tasting stations featuring the BEST restaurants in the Triangle. They will be on hand vying for the $500 Best Bacon Dish Prize. The VIP Beer & Bacon […]

2015 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year

2015 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year

Rockingham County Schools’ Superintendent Named 2015 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year RALEIGH, NC Nov. 18, 2014 – Dr. Rodney Shotwell, Superintendent of Rockingham County Schools, was named the 2015 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year at an awards presentation and reception held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. The award was given jointly by the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA), North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association (NCSSA) and the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA). Pearson sponsored the event and provided a $5,000 award to the winner. Since 2006, Dr. Shotwell has served as Superintendent of Rockingham County Schools, and he is currently in his 25th […]

Posted in: Raleigh NC
Pilot Program Allows Hunters to Sign Up for Duck Blinds Before Hunts

Pilot Program Allows Hunters to Sign Up for Duck Blinds Before Hunts

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 18, 2014 — A pilot program that allows hunters to sign up for waterfowl blinds when they apply for permits is earning high marks from hunters who are participating in the program. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission implemented the pilot program last fall on three game lands in the coastal region — the North River Game Land, which is located in Camden and Currituck counties; J. Morgan Futch Game Land in Tyrrell County, and Goose Creek Game Land in Beaufort and Pamlico counties. Wildlife Commission staff installed 28 blinds on the game lands: three on North River; 20 on J. Morgan Futch and five on the Spring Creek impoundment on Goose Creek. The blinds can accommodate three […]

Camp Lejeune Seeks Input from the Community
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Camp Lejeune Seeks Input from the Community

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is looking for input for the 2015 Community Involvement Plan for the Environmental Restoration Program. If you live in the area, please consider completing the form at: MCBCAMLEJ.CIP@ch2m.com The Community Involvement Plan is a document that will describe how Camp Lejeune communicates with the local community about the environmental restoration program and also how they can provide opportunities for public involvement. This is your chance to speak your mind. This short survey (link above) is important for Camp Lejeune officials to understand the community’s suggestions, concerns, and what information the public is seeking about the program. A summary of the responses will be included in the plan. For more information about the program and the […]

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 […]

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