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Examine Your Ancestral Ties at the Annual Family History  in Raleigh Oct. 26

Examine Your Ancestral Ties at the Annual Family History in Raleigh Oct. 26

RALEIGH, NC October 9, 2013 – The annual Family History Fair celebrates links to our heritage. This year’s program offers presentations and a panel discussion about the types of evidence used to trace family ancestry-from public records to the mysterious world of DNA. The Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the N. C. Department of Cultural Resources at 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh. The Fair opens at 9 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m. Admission is free.   Archivist Debbi Blake will present “Before the Vital Records Law: What’s a Family Historian to Do?” describing alternatives to the recording of births, deaths and marriages. North Carolina’s vital records law wasn’t enacted until 1913 and there was no […]

Drake at PNC Arena in Raleigh November 3, 2013

Drake at PNC Arena in Raleigh November 3, 2013

About Drake: Before becoming a rapper, Drake was an actor, playing the character of Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation. In 2006, while still working on the show, Drake released his first mixtape, Room For Improvement. The next year, Drake produced a second mixtape, Comeback Season, featuring his first single “Replacement Girl.” He also began making guest appearances on songs by other artists, such as Trey Songz. After hearing some of his work, Lil Wayne invited Drake on tour, and later to sign on to his record label, Young Money. Drake’s popularity began to soar in 2009 when he released his third mixtape, So Far Gone. The mixtape received over 2,000 downloads in its first two hours of release […]

2013 Historic Preservation Competitive Grant Awards Announced by N.C. State Historic Preservation Office

2013 Historic Preservation Competitive Grant Awards Announced by N.C. State Historic Preservation Office

RALEIGH, NC August 27, 2013 — The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce $87,500 in federal grant support to eight historic preservation projects in seven counties around the state for 2013. Projects range from a citywide architectural survey, to a historic structure report for a historic stadium, to a North Carolina Rehabilitation Code Workshop. “We are so pleased to make these awards as they represent vital seed money to model historic preservation projects with broad impact in local communities throughout the state,” said Ramona Bartos who heads the State Historic Preservation Office that helps the state’s citizens, private organizations and public agencies identify, protect, and enhance North Carolina’s historic resources and communities through a coordinated program […]

Canes to Return to Traverse City Rookie Tourney

Canes to Return to Traverse City Rookie Tourney

First-round picks Lindholm, Murphy highlight Carolina roster By Ken Preston RALEIGH, NC August 22, 2013 – Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the Hurricanes will participate in the 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament from Sept. 5-9, in Traverse City, MI. This marks Carolina’s fourth appearance at the annual tournament, hosted by the Detroit Red Wings. The Hurricanes’ squad won the tournament in 2009. Jeff Daniels, head coach and general manager of Carolina’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, will coach the Hurricanes’ team along with Charlotte assistant coach Geordie Kinnear. Teams will be comprised of drafted players and signees from each of the eight participating NHL clubs, as well […]

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Canes Agree to Terms with Zach Boychuk

Canes Agree to Terms with Zach Boychuk

Forward played 13 NHL games in 2012-13 By Terrell Williams RALEIGH, NC August 20, 2013 – Jason Karmanos, Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Zach Boychuk on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Boychuk $550,000 on the NHL level or $105,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level for the 2013-14 season. Boychuk, 23, split the 2012-13 season between Carolina, Pittsburgh and Nashville on the NHL level and Charlotte in the AHL. The Airdrie, Alb., native totaled two points (1g, 1a) in 13 NHL games. He ranked second among Charlotte skaters in goals (23) and third in points (43). […]

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Allman Brothers Band & Steve Winwood at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek in Raleigh

Allman Brothers Band & Steve Winwood at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek in Raleigh

About The Allman Brothers Band Gregg Allman vocals, Hammond B-3 organ Butch Trucks drums & tympani Jaimoe drums Warren Haynes vocals, lead & slide guitar Marc Quiñones percussion & vocals Oteil Burbridge bass Derek Trucks lead & slide guitar Get tickets for The Allman Brothers Band & Steve Winwood in Raleigh here! They formed in 1969, but the road veterans continue to tour like they have something to prove. And they’re already legends, with a secure place in history and a plaque at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND is also a vital contemporary phenomenon, as much a part of the present and future of music as any band can be. In early 2003, […]

N.C. Museum of Art Welcomes Giotto Altarpiece Home

N.C. Museum of Art Welcomes Giotto Altarpiece Home

Featured in several national and international exhibitions, Giotto masterwork returns to Museum RALEIGH, NC August 7, 2013 — The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces that Giotto di Bondone’s The “Peruzzi Altarpiece,” one of the Museum’s most beloved masterpieces, has returned home after five years of traveling to national and international museum exhibitions and receiving conservation treatments. The work, the only intact Giotto altarpiece outside of Italy, was featured in exhibitions at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, the Vittoriano Complex in Rome, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. “The altarpiece remained in Raleigh for almost 50 years, and then we had the opportunity to share this masterpiece with […]

811 Run 2013

811 Run 2013

Raleigh, NC, August 7, 2013 - First Annual 811 Run at E. Carroll Joyner Park for 13.05k or 8.11m at 701 Harris Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587.  The run will focus on 811 – Call Before You Dig, and the importance of practicing safe digging and learn how to help protect all underground facilities whether you are an excavator or homeowner! Help us educate everyone to call 811 before digging by joining us on August 11, 2013, starting at 8:11am!

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Carolina Hurricanes: Canes Care Summer Recap

Carolina Hurricanes: Canes Care Summer Recap

By Kyle Arakelian Raleigh, NC August 5, 2013 – The Carolina Hurricanes staff battled the heat and traveled around the community this summer to volunteer and help local organizations through our Canes Care program. This initiative is designed to recognize the hard work of local non-profit organizations and to give back to the community. Canes Care is volunteer based and is a team effort with different Carolina Hurricanes employees volunteering at each event. Canes employees traveled to the following seven sites in June and July: East Durham Children’s Initiative, YMCA of the Triangle, House of Hope of NC, Miracle League of the Triangle, Autism Society of NC, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and CORRAL Riding Academy. The events were […]

David Albert Joins North Carolina Symphony as Director of Education

David Albert Joins North Carolina Symphony as Director of Education

RALEIGH, NC August 5, 2013 – David Albert joins the North Carolina Symphony today as Director of Education.  “I am delighted to welcome Dave to the staff of North Carolina Symphony,” said Symphony President and CEO Sandi Macdonald.  “His experience as a musician and music educator make him uniquely qualified to lead the North Carolina Symphony in delivering our statewide education mission into the future.” Mr. Albert was the Conductor of Bands and Arts Department Chair at Leesville High School in Raleigh for 19 years.  Prior to that, he was the Conductor of Bands at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City for nine years.  He currently serves as Immediate Past President of the North Carolina Music Educators Association, served as […]