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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Agreement Reached in Red Wolf Lawsuit Against Wildlife Commission

Agreement Reached in Red Wolf Lawsuit Against Wildlife Commission

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 14, 2014 — An agreement has been reached in a lawsuit against the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, which will restore conditional coyote hunting in the five-county red wolf reintroduction area of eastern North Carolina. The agreement will restore daytime coyote hunting on private lands in Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Tyrrell and Washington counties by licensed or otherwise authorized hunters, with a special permit obtained from the Wildlife Commission and subsequent reporting of kill. In the other 95 counties of the state, coyote hunters may hunt during daytime or at night using artificial lights, and no special permit or reporting of coyote harvests is required. The agreement stems from a lawsuit brought by the Southern Environmental Law Center on […]

Diana Krall announces rescheduled US dates for “Wallflower World Tour”

Diana Krall announces rescheduled US dates for “Wallflower World Tour”

STUNNING NEW ALBUM “WALLFLOWER” ALSO SET FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 3, 2015 ON VERVE RECORDS Tickets for the Raleigh, NC show go on Sale Sunday, November 16th at 10 a.m.. RALEIGH, NC, Nov. 10, 2014– Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer, Diana Krall is pleased to announce the rescheduled U.S. tour dates for her “Wallflower World Tour” which had been previously postponed after a case of pneumonia. Krall’s highly anticipated new album “Wallflower” was also postponed for release and is now confirmed to come out on Verve Records on February 3, 2015. To pre-order Wallflower please click HERE.   TICKETS: Diana Krall Krall’s “Wallflower World Tour” will kick off in Boston, MA on Wednesday, February 25th at The […]

Home from the Hunt Campaign Turns Attention to Waterfowl Hunting

Home from the Hunt Campaign Turns Attention to Waterfowl Hunting

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 7, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ campaign is reminding waterfowl hunters who use boats to exercise boating safety and hunting safety. The Wildlife Commission has set dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2014-15 waterfowl seasons, with tundra swan (by permit only), duck and geese hunting segments opening on Saturday. Learn more here. “Statistics show more waterfowl hunters die from hypothermia and drowning than gunshot wounds,” said Maj. Chris Huebner, the state boating safety coordinator. “Hypothermia is the loss of body heat and, left untreated, can prove fatal. Exposure to extreme cold, such as being in cold water or wearing wet clothes in cold conditions, can increase the chance of […]

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Louisburg College Drama Presents Treasure Island

Louisburg College Drama Presents Treasure Island

November 12-16 @ Norris Theatre LOUISBURG, NC Nov. 4, 2014 – Join us for adventure and thrills in November! Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas, an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary swashbucklers including the dangerous Billy Bones, the sinister two-timing Israel Hands, the brassy woman pirate Anne Bonney, and the hideous form of evil incarnate, Blind Pew. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins (played by Parker Hubbard), a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver (played by Louisburg College student Jennifer Short, she will be Long Joan Silver!), who is […]

Veterans Day Hours and Promotions at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Veterans Day Hours and Promotions at the North Carolina Museum of Art

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 4, 2014 – The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces holiday hours, promotions, and tours for Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. The Museum’s East Building, including special exhibition Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries will be open from 10 am−5 pm. The West Building, including Iris restaurant, will be closed. Admission to Small Treasures will be free for veterans, active duty military, and their families on Veterans Day. Public guided tours of Small Treasures will be offered at 11:30 am on a first come, first serve basis for visitors. Tour is free; ticket to Small Treasures is required. Visitors who wish to participate should meet at the exhibition entrance. On view: Sacred Motherhood: Mother-and-Child […]

Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Paige voted Preseason Player of Year; Okafor tabbed for Rookie honor CHARLOTTE, NC (theACC.com) Oct. 29, 2014 – Duke will enter the 2014-15 season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, according to a vote of media in attendance at the league’s  annual “Operation Basketball.” The Blue Devils, who return guards Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon, along with starting forward Amile Jefferson from last year’s team that finished 26-9 and tied for third place in the final ACC regular-season standings, received 41 of 65 first-place votes in Wednesday’s preseason poll. In addition to the solid group of veterans, the Blue Devils boast a talented cast of newcomers that includes 6-foot-11 freshman Jahlil Okafor. TICKETS: Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball North Carolina […]

United States Air Force Band Coming to Louisburg College

United States Air Force Band Coming to Louisburg College

LOUISBURG, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – The United States Air Force Concert Band will be performing on Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Louisburg College campus. The Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is the largest of six musical ensembles that comprise The United States Air Force Band. Featuring 53 active duty Airmen musicians, the Concert Band performs throughout the United States via biannual tours, live radio, television and Internet broadcasts, as well as at local concerts across metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, Concert Band members perform in smaller chamber ensembles at official military […]

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