Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make "Night That You'll Never Forget" Tour Stop at Ziggy's By The Sea in Wilmington, N.C. on November 20
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 and civilian functions, education outreach events and local concert venues.The Concert Band performs a wide variety of musical styles, from light classics, popular favorites and instrumental features, to classical transcriptions and original works for the band idiom. Remaining true to the Air Force's pioneering spirit, the ensemble is renowned as a champion of new works for band, with dozens of world premieres to its credit. It is in constant demand by many of the world's most highly-respected professional musical organizations, including the American Bandmasters Association, Music Educators National Conference and The Midwest Clinic. As part of The U.S. Air Force Band, the Concert Band honors those who have served, inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impacts the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States. The excellence demonstrated by these Airmen musicians is a reflection of the excellence displayed by Airmen stationed around the globe. Each member is proud to represent all Airmen, whose selfless service and sacrifices ensure the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America. This free concert event will take place in the Frances Boyette Dickson Auditorium in Louisburg College’s Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC). Free tickets may be picked up in person at the Louisburg College Box Office, and will also be available at the door on the day of show. For additional info, call (919) 497-3300 or toll-free at 1-866-773-6354. The Box Office, which is located in the main lobby of the JPAC, is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m., as well as one and a half hours before show time. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats are not reserved. Additional information is also available online at www.jpacarts.com. ####About Louisburg College Related by faith to The United Methodist Church, Louisburg College is the oldest two-year residential college in the nation, and the only one in North Carolina. With a student body of 700 students, over 90 percent of Louisburg graduates continue their education at four-year schools. Learn more at www.louisburg.edu.
PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Oct. 15, 2014 - Find out how to cook the catch of the day with the Succulent Seafood series presented by the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The first session of the fall-winter schedule for the popular program is Oct. 20 at Island Grille in Atlantic Beach.The Aquarium teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting, preparing and serving fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other weekdays at 2 p.m.Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species. Chefs provide favorite recipes and personal insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste test of the featured entrées and appetizers tops off each gathering. The current line-up includes:Oct. 20- Island Grille, Atlantic BeachNov. 3- Crabs Claw, Atlantic BeachNov. 10 – Saltwater Grill, SwansboroNov. 17 – Island Grille, Atlantic BeachDec. 8 – White Oak Bistro, SwansboroDec. 15 – Crabs Claw, Atlantic BeachJan. 13- Riverside Steak & Seafood, SwansboroJan. 26- Island Grille, Atlantic BeachFeb. 2- Ruddy Ducks, Morehead CitySucculent Seafood is for ages 12 and up; $15 per person, per session. Advance registration is required. Register online at the Aquarium’s website or call 252-247-4003 for more information. The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is five miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. The Aquarium is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, except early closings Oct. 29-30 and Dec. 12, 2014, for evening events, and closed Christmas and Thanksgiving days. Admission is $10.95 for ages 13-61; $9.95 for ages 62 and up and military; $8.95 for ages 3-12; no charge for ages 2 and under and North Carolina Aquarium Society members. For more information, see www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores or call 252-247-4003.
The Casual Coastal Restaurant and Bar to Celebrate Name and Menu Changes with Free Food for PatronsSWANSBORO, NC Oct. 15, 2014 – As a youngster growing up in North Carolina, Lori Sakiewicz' family vacations on the North Carolina coast left her with so many fond memories of the area. Having the opportunity to return and open a restaurant has been a lifelong dream for the proud owner of Swansboro Food & Beverage Co., formerly known as The Swan’s Burro. She opened the restaurant in June with help from her brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Tami Sakiewicz, who are part owners. The full-service restaurant and bar, located in the beautiful historic district, is announcing exciting changes including its fresh new name and logo, extended hours, menu update and a grand opening event for community members.Slated for Saturday, Oct. 18 from 3 to 5 p.m., the event is a way for Sakiewicz and her team to thank the community and to celebrate the town's enduring distinction as one of the most scenic and charming cities in the state. The event is open to the public, offering complimentary samples from some of the restaurant's most popular menu items. Guests must RSVP as space is limited, and may reserve their spot by emailing SFBCRestaurant@gmail.com with the number of guests in their party. "My team and I have been working day and night for months to officially welcome the community," said Sakiewicz. "It will be so nice to take some time to celebrate – and I hope everyone will come out and spend this memorable afternoon with us at Swansboro Food & Beverage Co.!" The restaurant, with its inviting view of the picturesque White Oak River, officially opened back in June. It is unveiling its new name, Swansboro Food & Beverage Co., to better represent what it offers – as guest confusion had led to some comical experiences with people thinking they were in for a burrito dinner. The new name also better highlights the planned “pantry” selection of retail food items that will be available for purchase in the restaurant in 2015. Sakiewicz had always planned to offer menu favorites like the pimento cheese, slim pickles and other homemade food items in larger, take-home portions, and will introduce these retail items next year. To better accommodate patrons, the restaurant has also extended its hours through the afternoon from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and on Sundays, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (closed Mondays). The menu has also been adjusted to better suit the new hours, combining fan favorites from both lunch and dinner into a single menu – which can best be described as casual coastal cuisine with southern inspiration. "The North Carolina coast has always held a special place in my heart, and I'm happy to be back here and doing something I love," said Sakiewicz who grew up in Raleigh and attended UNC-Chapel Hill where she earned her business degree. "I am so indebted to this community, and I'm grateful for my family who has played such a key role in helping me here – from renovations to recipes. That includes my staff too, who've even contributed their own family recipes to give our menu an expanded personal touch." Additional upgrades are also in the works. Soon, the restaurant will offer a full bar complete with top shelf liquor and signature cocktails, in addition to its present selection of wine and beer, including its stock of popular craft brews. Swansboro Food & Beverage Co. menu and hour changes are effective immediately. The restaurant is located at 106 Front St., and can be reached at (910) 708-1305. To learn more, visit www.swansborofoodandbeverage.com. To RSVP for the Oct. 18 grand opening event, email SFBCRestaurant@gmail.com with the number of guests in your party. About Swansboro Food & Beverage Co.Located in the quaint and beautiful coastal North Carolina town of Swansboro, Swansboro Food & Beverage Co. offers a fun and relaxing atmosphere where patrons can enjoy a casual dining experience while being treated to great food, great service and even better prices. With a scenic view of the peaceful White Oak River meandering its way to the ocean, this family-friendly full-service restaurant and bar serves coastal Carolina cuisine with southern inspiration using fresh, high quality ingredients. The restaurant – situated in the heart of Swansboro's beloved historic district – is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and is closed on Mondays. For more information, visit: www.swansborofoodandbeverage.com.
YOU'VE WON A MILLION DOLLARS! ORIENTAL, NC Oct. 10, 2014 - We've all received the letter. But alcohol-addled Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is convinced that he really is a winner, and believes he must travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to collect his Sweepstakes prize. What follows is the odyssey that Grant, accompanied by his son (played by Will Forte), undertakes in search of his delusional dream.Nebraska (2013) is presented in black and white, and has received numerous honors. Among its nominations and awards, Nebraska was included in the American Film Institute's Top Ten Films of the Year; it received six Oscar and five Golden Globe Award nominations; and Dern and Forte won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively at the National Board of Review. Rating: The movie's rating of "R" is considered by some to be too strong. The boozy old codger played by Bruce Dern uses some strong language, but many in the industry considered it to be appropriate for a "PG-13" rating. The Motion Picture Association of America disagreed, and the "R" rating remains.DATE: November 21, 2014Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. ~ Doors open at 7:00 ~ Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $5.50 (includes sales tax). Your admission includes free popcorn. All proceeds go to the support of The Old Theater, a non-profit organization.
DRAGON CHILI COOKOFF!ORIENTAL, NC Oct. 10, 2014 - This 7th Annual Dragon Chili Cookoff is fast approaching! This year promises to be a great event, with at least twelve different teams making fabulous chilies.The Cookoff will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 18th, from 11:;00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oriental Marina and Inn, 103 Wall St., Oriental (in front of the Toucan Grill).Tickets are $10.00 per person, and are available at the event. You will taste all the different chilies, and vote for your favorites. Two prizes are awarded: one is determined by a group of judges in a blind taste test. The second prize, the coveted "People's Choice Award," is determined by your votes. 2014 Chili Teams include: West Marine, First Citizens Bank, Axelson Chiropractic, Toucan Grill, Water Street Grill, Healthy Habits, Inland Provision Co., Nautical Wheelers, Arlington Place, and "Rigor and Mortis." Come on out, eat a hearty lunch, and vote for your favorite teams!The Dragon Chili Cookoff is a fundraiser for the Old Theater, a non-profit organization.
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 for a mall gift card! The Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a community-driven process that establishes a vision for mobility in the City of Jacksonville and portions of Onslow County. The LRTP establishes goals, identifies needs, sets investment priorities, and outlines an action plan for the future transportation system. The plan covers each way people and goods move within and through the Jacksonville area, including the street network, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit services, and freight movement. The overall goal of the LRTP is to improve mobility, accessibility and safety for people and goods. For more information about the Community Workshop, please visit www.jumpo2040lrtp.com or contact the consultant team’s Public Outreach Coordinator, Kara M. Louise at email@example.com.