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Comment on Proposed Changes for Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

Comment on Proposed Changes for Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 6, 2014 — As required by a new state law, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is revising management of its captive cervid program through rulemaking. Cervids are the family of animals that includes white-tailed deer and elk. The proposed changes, detailed in Session Law 2014-100, will include amending the current regulations covering transportation of cervids within the state, licensing of new captive cervid facilities and age requirements for disease testing. Session Law 2014-100 prohibits any importation of captive cervids until at least 2017. The Wildlife Commission is accepting public comments on the proposed changes at two public hearings and online through Oct. 16. While the rule amendments are necessary to implement the new law, the Commission needs […]

The Band Perry Headlines Pre-Race Country Jam and Pit Party at Bank of America 500

The Band Perry Headlines Pre-Race Country Jam and Pit Party at Bank of America 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jimmie Johnson to Make Fan Stage Appearances The 2014 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year, The Band Perry, will headline the largest pre-race Country Jam and Pit Party in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s history prior to the Bank of America 500 on Saturday, Oct. 11. The three-hour-long entertainment festival will take place on pit road and will also include concerts by Jimmy Wayne and Parmalee. No. 88 National Guard driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will make appearances on stage for fan Q&A sessions, while pit crew demonstrations, games and photo opportunities will take place in Victory Circle and toward the exit of pit road. All the […]

Tuesday Nite Karaoke! It’s Boeaoke Time!!

Tuesday Nite Karaoke! It’s Boeaoke Time!!

Boe Edens is the host and one of Sneads Ferry’s favorite local talents! Come on out and be the star of the show!! “The party is always on at Lo-re-Lei’s”

Carolina Hurricanes reduce training camp by 10 players

Carolina Hurricanes reduce training camp by 10 players

Jordan Staal placed on injured reserve; Carolina’s roster now at 25 players RALEIGH, NC Oct. 2, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has trimmed its training camp roster by 10 players. It also was announced that center Jordan Staal has been placed on injured reserve. With the moves, just 25 players remain in the team’s training camp heading into its final two exhibition games, Friday at PNC Arena against Buffalo and Sunday at Washington. Forwards Phil Di Giuseppe, Brock McGinn, Carter Sandlak, Brody Sutter and Brendan Woods, as well as defenseman Danny Biega, will join the Charlotte Checkers’ training camp immediately. Goaltender Drew MacIntyre […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
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 […]

Posted in: Greensboro NC
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 […]

Down Home Classic Country Music Show October 3-4, 2014 in Benson, NC

Down Home Classic Country Music Show October 3-4, 2014 in Benson, NC

BENSON, NC Sept. 30, 2014 – Tina Seldin Cash is returning to Johnston County! Want to hear some good ole classic country music? Join us for the Down Home Classic Country Music Show on Saturday, October 3-4 at 7:00 PM in the W. J. Barefoot Auditorium located on Church Street in Benson. The show is being produced and directed by Tina Seldin Cash. Nashville recording artists Tony Gibson, Russ Varnell and Erica Jones with perform as well as popular local singer Calla Godwin, Paige Johnson, Amber Pittman, Aubrey Sasser and Sydney Wheeless. Tina Seldin Cash is currently one of the North Carolina Lottery Hosts, announcing the winning lottery numbers on live television during the 11:00 news on WRAL. She worked […]

North Carolina Aquarium hosts volunteer recruitment Oct. 12

North Carolina Aquarium hosts volunteer recruitment Oct. 12

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Sept. 30, 2014 – The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores invites potential conservation ambassadors — also known as volunteers — to test the waters on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12. Drop by between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to talk to Aquarium staff and veteran volunteers about opportunities and benefits. Attendees also will be able to observe volunteers in action at the various stations around the Aquarium. Interpreters are needed for the two popular touch pools. At the Tidal Touch Pool, interpreters offer insight into the life cycles of horseshoe crabs, spider and hermit crabs, ocean snails and other invertebrates. Skate and Ray Encounters interpreters share the joy of touching these creatures. Volunteers also assist in visitor education, […]

Toddler Time returns to North Carolina Aquarium Oct. 1, 2014

Toddler Time returns to North Carolina Aquarium Oct. 1, 2014

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Sept. 27, 2014 – Bring your little ones to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for a special time together enjoying stories, crafts, songs, puppets and animal encounters. Toddler Time begins Oct. 1 and runs on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. The weekly activities in Clearwater Classroom focus on a different animal each week. October’s celebrities include box turtles, fish, octopuses and salamanders. Toddler Time runs weekly through March 25, except no program Nov. 26 and Dec. 24. A Halloween event for ages 5 and under takes its place the morning of Oct. 29. Toddler Time is free with admission and registration is not required.     ###   The North Carolina Aquarium at […]

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