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Calling All Artists!
The Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Initiative invites all artists to submit one piece of their work for our 2015 Multicultural Juried Art Auction and Dinner, which will take place on 30 June 2015 in the University Center Annex at UNCP. The first 30 submissions received will be considered for inclusion in a 20-piece juried competition. From the 20 selected pieces, 3 will be chosen by the jurors for a live auction, and the remaining 17 pieces will be included in a silent auction. Both the live and silent auctions will be held at the event on 30 June 2015.
The 20 artists whose works are selected for the auction will receive a ticket for the evening’s event, including dinner ($50 value). The 3 artists whose works are selected for the live auction will also receive 20% of the sale amount for their piece. All other proceeds will go to the Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarships for deserving students at UNCP, Robeson Community College, and the Law School at NC Central University (where Julian Pierce attended law school).
Mr. Pierce is remembered for his work to bring about great social change in the community. He helped low-income residents get much-needed health and legal services. He helped found Lumbee River Legal Services and Robeson County Health Care Corporation. He was instrumental in the movement to merge Robeson County’s inequitable school systems into one school system to provide quality education for all. His life’s work embodied honor, integrity and strength of character. In the years since his death, many people have been inspired by his life to seek positions never before held by minorities, to enter professional fields (including law) where minorities have been historically underrepresented, and to seek justice and equality for all. The Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarships are a means to continue his work toward education, equality and justice for all persons.
This invitation is open to all artists working in any medium (2 or 3 dimensional works). Artists may submit their work in one of two ways. Artists may send a high quality photograph (.jpg preferred) to email@example.com by 15 May 2015. Alternatively, artists may choose to bring their piece to the Museum of the Southeast American Indian in Old Main Building (UNCP) at 10 AM on Saturday, 30 May 2015 for consideration by the jurors. For more information, contact Alisha Locklear Monroe at the Museum of the Southeast American Indian in Old Main Building (910-521-6282).
2015 Presenting Sponsor
SOUTHEASTERN NC AGRICULTURAL EVENTS CENTER TO BE THE VENUE FOR MYRTLE BEACH KENNEL CLUB AKC DOG SHOW ON APRIL 25 AND APRIL 26
Events are scheduled as listed below.
AKC DOG SHOW
MYRTLE BEACH KENNEL CLUB
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015
AKC NATIONAL OWNER-HANDLED SERIES
Regional Designated Specialty Show
Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America - 2015499801
Conformation & Obedience - 2015042602 • Rally - 2015042605
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
AKC NATIONAL OWNER-HANDLED SERIES
Supported Entry Sunday
Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America
Supported Entry Both Days American Manchester Terrier Club • Japanese Chin Club of the Carolinas
SOUTHEASTERN AGRICULTURAL EVENTS CENTER
SHOW HOURS • 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
THESE SHOWS WILL BE HELD INDOORS • UNBENCHED
For more information about this event contact Kim Petrone at 843 902-6338.
The Southeastern NC Agricultural Events Center is located at 1027 US Highway 74 East in Lumberton. More information can be found at www.southeasternagcenter.com
WHERE: Southeastern NC Agricultural
1027 US Highway 74 East, Lumberton, NC Facility Phone: 910 618-5699.
WHEN: Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26 – 7 am to 7 pm
COST: Admission is free for spectators.
Known as the "flat-picking Dobro man," Tut Taylor developed his own style of resonator guitar playing using a flat pick. The list of musicians he played with over the years is a who's-who of country and bluegrass music that includes greats such as Roy Acuff, Grandpa Jones, Norman Blake, and John Hartford. Through performances, recordings, and jam sessions, Tut shared his style and his love of music with mountain music fans for decades. In 1996, he was named Dobro Player of the Year by the city of Tmava in Slovakia, home of the Dopyera Brothers, inventors of Dobro guitars.
Tut grew up near the Oconee River in Georgia in the Possum Trot community. "I came from a musical family," he said. "My daddy played a little thumping banjo, my mother played the fiddle, my older brother the guitar and my other brother the mandolin." Tut learned to play the mandolin at the age of 12, inspired by an uncle who would drop in for visits. "When he would visit us he would bring his mandolin and sneak into the room and wake us up playing "The Old Hen Cackled," he remembered. During the early part of World War II, he got his first steel guitar, which he bought from a friend who was leaving to fight in the War. Tut taught himself to play with a flat pick.
His first professional gig was with Porter Wagoner, recording an album called Bluegrass Story. He went on to participate in the groundbreaking Aereo-Plain recording with John Hartford, Norman Blake, and Vassar Clements. He made several albums of his own, including 12 String Dobro, Friar Tut, Flat Picking Dobro, and Dobro Country, which he recorded with Roland and Clarence White. He won a Grammy, along with Jerry Douglas, for their recording project The Great Dobro Sessions. Shack Town Road, which came out in 2006, featured Norman and Nancy Blake.
NC Community Colleges Celebrate Excellence in Education
RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed April as “North Carolina Community College Excellence in Education Month.” Students from all 58 community colleges are receiving awards for academic excellence, as well as the Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award and the Dr. Dallas Herring Achievement Award.
“Students seek out our community colleges because the education and skills they acquire lead to opportunity – for a career, for further education and ultimately to get them that much closer to reaching their goals,” says NC Community College System President, Dr. Scott Ralls. “This is a true celebration of community college excellence and the successes that happen every day on our campuses.”
La’Quon Rogers, a student at Pitt Community College, is the 2015 recipient of the Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award. The award, sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents (NCACCP), was created in 2004 to recognize student leadership on a statewide level while also honoring former Governor Scott, one of the earliest supporters of the NC Community College System and the fourth System President from 1983 until 1994. Each award recipient receives a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship from the NC Community Colleges Foundation.
Stella Galyean, a student at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, is the 2015 recipient of the Dr. Dallas Herring Achievement Award. The award was established in 2010 by the NCACCP to honor the late Dr. Dallas Herring, considered one of the founding fathers of community colleges in North Carolina. The award is bestowed annually upon a current or former student who best embodies Dr. Herring’s philosophy of “taking people where they are and carrying them as far as they can go.” Each award recipient receives a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship from the NC Community Colleges Foundation.
One student from each of the 58 community colleges received Academic Excellence Awards (AEA). AEA selection requirements are consistent with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society criteria. Students:
Must be currently enrolled,
Must have completed at least 12 semester hours in an associate degree program, and
Must have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.25.
Each student receives a plaque and medallion in honor of their academic accomplishments.
Daniel Stickel, Alamance Community College
Paulette Gardner, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Danielle Williams, Beaufort County Community College
Robin Novak, Bladen Community College
Shanita Jackson, Blue Ridge Community College
Marley Templeman, Brunswick Community College
Elizabeth Bullock, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
William Koch, Cape Fear Community College
Katelin Colvin, Carteret Community College
Chanda Sherrill, Catawba Valley Community College
Isaac Phillips, Central Carolina Community College
Moza Hamud, Central Piedmont Community College
Erin Pruitt, Cleveland Community College
Robin Kerr, Coastal Carolina Community College
Anastasia Izvekova, College of The Albemarle
Hallie French, Craven Community College
Mitchell Cleary, Davidson County Community College
Shantel Richardson, Durham Technical Community College
Andre Cooper, Edgecombe Community College
Scarlett Burgess, Fayetteville Technical Community College
Angela Tournay, Forsyth Technical Community College
Thu Vu, Gaston College
Gary Johnson, Guilford Technical Community College
Krystle Pendergrass, Halifax Community College
Andrew Brewer, Haywood Community College
Amanda Guevara, Isothermal Community College
Leslie Raynor, James Sprunt Community College
Matthew Green, Johnston Community College
Becky Leon, Lenoir Community College
Holly Davis, Martin Community College
Matthew Ray, Mayland Community College
Dalton Brooks, McDowell Technical Community College
Alexis Kryssing, Mitchell Community College
Elizabeth Johnson, Montgomery Community College
Lilia Martinez, Nash Community College
Zachery James, Pamlico Community College
Joanna Cheek, Piedmont Community College
Eric Walls, Pitt Community College
Monica Spencer, Randolph Community College
Christi Miles, Richmond Community College
George Yandle, Richmond Community College
Kayla Wolverton, Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Rachel Maynor, Robeson Community College
Michael Matthews, Rockingham Community College
Amber Blackwelder, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Joshua Mesimer, Sampson Community College
Joshua Babb, Sandhills Community College
Paula Alanis, South Piedmont Community College
Nico Reyes, Southeastern Community College
Conner Wilson, Southwestern Community College
Xee Cindy Xiong, Stanly Community College
Kenneth Easter, Surry Community College
Rebecca Williamson, Tri-County Community College
Geoffrey Arnott, Vance-Granville Community College
Korey Butler, Wake Technical Community College
Audi Torres, Wayne Community College
Coley Cannon, Western Piedmont Community College
Kayla Myers, Wilkes Community College
Sadie Herndon, Wilson Community College
Kids, Strawberries and Photos! Here’s an opportunity for your farm and your guests to participate in the NC Strawberry Association Photo Contest. Award-winning photos work hard in promotional efforts!
North Carolina Strawberry Association 2015 Photo Contest Rules:
1. Contest is open to all members of the general public, limit one entry per household.
2. By entering this contest, you acknowledge that all photos entered become NCSA property, and give permission for them to be used by NCSA for print or online marketing purposes e.g website/social media. Higher resolution photos preferred.
3. Photos must be taken this year and submitted between May 4-14th, 2015.
4. Photos must include all three elements of this year’s theme, “Strawberries & Kids at the Farm.”
5. Photos may be submitted by posting to Facebook with the hashtag #ncstrawberry, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name & contact information.
6. Prizes for the top three entries will be $100, $75, and $50.
7. Winners will be announced by June 15, 2015.
Scholarships! Do you have a high school or college student working on your farm with a bright future in agriculture? Please share this scholarship opportunity with them. Find more information below. May 1, 2015 is the deadline and applications by email, please.
North Carolina Strawberry Association
The intent of this scholarship is to promote future leadership in the strawberry industry. Scholarship recipients shall be:
• A high school senior or current college student.
• Applying to, accepted to, or currently enrolled in a college or land-grant university, working toward a four-year degree in agriculture and/or a related field with a focus on the strawberry industry (for example, small fruit production, marketing, food science, nutrition, entomology, agronomy, etc).
In 2015, NCSA will provide 2 awards of $1500. The awards will be paid to the University and directed to the recipient’s account for payment of tuition and fees. This scholarship is renewable; however, a new application must be submitted each year.
The Scholarship Application on the website is a fillable pdf file for Part I and Part III; responses may be typed in. The form may then either be saved and emailed or printed and mailed. “Application Part II in Word” is a Word document that may be used to provide requested information on Organizations, Activities, and Leadership, on Employment, and for the requested Cover Letter. However, use of this model is not required. It is not necessary to send a high school/college transcript.
Application must be emailed or postmarked on or before May 1, 2015. Only complete applications, including requested support materials, will be considered.
Applying by email: Applications by email are preferred. E-mail Application Part 1 and Application Part II to email@example.com as attachments. Put your name in the title of each file, e.g. “SarahSmithPart1.pdf” and “SarahSmithPart2.doc”. References may be emailed as attachments and must include your name as part of the file name, e.g. “SarahSmithReference1”. References may be submitted directly by the person supplying the reference rather than from you as part of a complete packet.
Applying by mail: Reference letters may be submitted by you or separately by the person supplying the reference. It is your responsibility to make sure these references are sent and that they are received by deadline. Mail complete application to:
North Carolina Strawberry Association, Inc.
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 2287
Apex, NC 27502
Notification: The NCSA Scholarship Committee is composed of strawberry farmers, and the month of May is harvest season and a busy time. Please be patient! All candidates will be notified when awards have been decided.
Questions: Call (919) 537-2287 during normal business hours or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please find the scholarship application at http://www.ncstrawberry.com/docs/2015ScholarshipApplication.pdf
Some of North Carolina’s greatest treasures can be found off the beaten path. You never know what you might find... an old-time general store, local artisan, or simply a picturesque view that takes your breath away. You’ll be swept away by the untouched natural landscape found on the backroads of this rural county.
In Anson County, you can discover all that and more. Come. Visit. Surround yourself with the beauty of North Carolina’s best kept secret.
Fabio's Restaurant in Downtown Newland... celebrating more than 7 years in business!
Cuisine that is always "exciting and new" from the former executive chef of the Love Boat!
Wonderful Wine Tastings at Fabio's!
Visit http://www.fabioandkids.com/ for schedule
Call for reservations
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106 Pineola St Newland, NC.
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