Habitat Foundation’s Donation Will Fund Fisheries Projects in Western North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has received a donation from the N.C. Wildlife Habitat Foundation to improve angler access on the Reddies River in Wilkes County and to control invasive, non-native plants in the Wilson Creek watershed in Catawba County.
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 Star Town Hall, 222 South Main Street, Star, N.C. Sept. 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. until noon.
Charlotte man’s $250,000 win means long-overdue family trip
RALEIGH – Jorge Polanco, a maintenance worker from Charlotte, said that winning $250,000 playing Mega Millions means he can take his wife and three kids on a trip to Nicaragua. Though his family has called Charlotte home for 14 years, Polanco and his wife have not been back to the country they are originally from for 23 years.
Shelia Kay Adams of Madison County Honored as National Heritage Fellow
RALEIGH -- One of North Carolina's best-known ballad singers, Sheila Kay Adams. will be honored as a 2013 National Heritage Fellow in a live awards presentation of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) fellowship concert Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. The program will include a performance by the Madison County native.
State recommends changes to coal ash contamination consent order based on public comments
RALEIGH – In response to public comments, state officials recommended changes Friday to a proposed consent order with Duke Energy relating to the state’s lawsuits against the utility for environmental compliance issues at Duke’s Asheville Steam Electric Generating Plant in Buncombe County and the Riverbend Steam Station in Gaston County.
Wildlife Commission Enhances Fish Habitat in Lake James
MARION, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently constructed two large boulder reefs and deployed 40 fish attractors in Lake James to enhance fish habitat and attract fish for anglers.
- Boating and Driving Safety Campaign Concludes with Labor Day Weekend
North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Salutes Romare Bearden Aug. 30
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A leading member of the Harlem Renaissance artists in the 1960s, Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte, but moved to New York with his family when he was 4-years-old. Many of his collages and paintings were drawn from memories of his home state. Bearden will be remembered by his home state with a N.C. Highway Historical marker, which will be dedicated Aug. 30, at 4 p.m., at Mint Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Charlotte.
Monarch to provide services, manage homes for people with disabilities in Johnston County
Monarch officials recently announced the agency is expanding its services and will soon manage and operate several existing group homes in Johnston County.
Leo M. Lambert named chair of NCICU Board
Leo M. Lambert, president of Elon University, has been elected to a two-year term as chair of the board of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). Lambert began service as chair on July 1, leading the board, which is made up of the presidents of the organization's member institutions.
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