Rowan County woman on $200,000 lottery win: ‘It still hasn’t hit me’
RALEIGH – Deborah Dickerson of Cleveland plans to use the $200,000 prize she won playing the lottery to pay bills and save for the future. She is the third player to scratch off the top prize in the 20X The Cash game.
Morganton, N.C., highlights outdoors, plus wine, ale and art
Chemists with a zest for the outdoors seem to be creating soft adventures for travelers in western North Carolina. I swapped my notion of science limited to test tubes after meeting at least four chemists in Morganton, a cheerful, energetic community on Interstate 40, in between Asheville and Charlotte.
City Council Candidate Forum Scheduled for October 29
The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce invites you to a Salisbury City Council Candidate Forum to be held on Tuesday, October 29, 6 p.m., at Catawba College’s Peeler Crystal Lounge, Robertson College Community Center, 2220 W. Innes Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Veterans Affairs program to provide veterans free flu shots and health care information
Members of the Rural Health program team from the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury will provide free flu shots and VA services at the Union County Veteran Service Office, 500 N. Main, Monroe, N.C. Oct. 10, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Trout Stockings in East Prong Roaring River, Stone Mountain Creek and Little River Delayed Until Oct. 14
MARION – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has postponed trout stockings in East Prong Roaring River and Stone Mountain Creek in Stone Mountain State Park and Little River near Sparta until Oct. 14 due to an ongoing research project being conducted on these waters.
Fall color season launched in North Carolina state parks
RALEIGH – Abundant summer rainfall and cool September nights have already launched the fall foliage season in high elevations of western North Carolina state parks.
Digital Bookmobile coming to North Carolina
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase eBook-lending services from libraries in the North Carolina area next month. Aboard a 74-foot-long outreach vehicle at North Carolina Digital Library, readers will learn how to access their library’s collection of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital content. The Digital Bookmobile is a fun and engaging experience, with instructional videos and interactive workstations. A gadget gallery featuring iPhone®, Android™ tablet, BlackBerry®, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™ and Kindle® helps visitors discover eReading devices that are compatible with their library’s digital collection.
Charlotte man to purchase his first house with $750,000 lottery win
RALEIGH – Eric Baptist of Charlotte got an early birthday present on Tuesday as he claimed a $750,000 prize on his Jumbo Bucks ticket. Baptist, who turns 69 years old this week, plans to use the money to purchase a home for the first time in his life.
Clarification and Exemptions for Life Vest Requirements
RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has exempted surfboards, tubes, swimming rafts and inflatable toys from the requirement to carry personal flotation devices (PFDs), also known as life vests.
Impacts of Deer Disease in 2012 Expected to be Short-Lived
RALEIGH — Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are assuring the public that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease in western North Carolina in 2012 will not result in a long-term decline in the area’s deer population, even in areas affected the most severely last year — Caldwell, Surry and Wilkes counties.
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