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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 […]

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 […]

Posted in: Events, Golf, Greensboro NC
Carolina Hurricanes to assign nine players to Charlotte Checkers

Carolina Hurricanes to assign nine players to Charlotte Checkers

Larose added to training camp roster, which now stands at 36 players RALEIGH, NC Sept. 27, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will reassign nine players from its training camp roster to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. Francis also announced that the team has added forward Chad LaRose to the training camp roster on a professional tryout. Defensemen Trevor Carrick, Dennis Robertson and Keegan Lowe and goaltender Daniel Altshuller were assigned directly to the Checkers. Forwards Ben Holmstrom, Justin Shugg, Greg Nemisz and Jared Staal will be assigned to Charlotte pending waivers. Forward Kyle Hagel, who has an AHL contract with […]

Jordan Staal to undergo surgery on right leg

Jordan Staal to undergo surgery on right leg

Center suffered a fractured fibula during Tuesday’s game in Buffalo RALEIGH, NC Sept. 25, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced center Jordan Staal will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured fibula in his right leg. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Kevin Logel and Dr. Marty Isbell at Raleigh Orthopaedic and recovery time is estimated at three to four months. Staal, 26, was injured during the third period of Carolina’s exhibition game at Buffalo on Tuesday, when he got tangled up with Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges. The Thunder Bay, Ont., native did not miss a single game during his first two seasons with the […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

MORRISVILLE, NC Sept. 24, 2014—The Trusted Choice independent insurance agents of North Carolina are teaming up with both Make-A-Wish chapters in the state to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Through a state-wide sponsorship, Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) will be a key supporter of Walk for Wishes at four community events during October and November. This $15,000 contribution is part of Trusted Choice’s 2014 national commitment of more than $530,000 that helps local chapters throughout the country grant more wishes.   Walk for Wishes is a signature Make-A-Wish program, bringing grassroots fund-raising support to local communities.  The fall schedule in North Carolina kicks off in Wilmington on Sunday, October 12th, […]

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