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Children’s Hope Alliance to Host 27th Annual Children’s Golf Classic at Grandfather Golf & Country Club

Linville, N.C. – Children’s Hope Alliance will host its 27th Annual Children’s Golf Classic at Grandfather Golf and Country Club in Linville on October 10th. The event has been one of the organization’s most successful fundraisers for nearly three decades.

This year’s event will be a captain’s choice format, and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $200 per player or $600 per foursome, and both breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. This year, there will also be a “Wine & Design” painting workshop for non-golfers at the clubhouse during the tournament.

Proceeds from this event support the children and families served by Children’s Hope Alliance.

For more information about the Children’s Golf Classic or to learn how to get involved with Children’s Hope Alliance, visit, or contact Abigail Lord-Ramsey at (828) 260-4020 or

About Children’s Hope Alliance

Children’s Hope Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a long history of child advocacy and welfare dating back to 1891.  The mission of Children’s Hope Alliance is to provide a safe healing journey for hurting children and families - creating hope now and in the future. All of services provided by Children’s Hope Alliance create hope for hurting children and families in three ways – healing the hurt for children and families that are troubled, abused or neglected; providing a safe home for children through group homes, therapeutic foster care and adoption; and encouraging a healthy start through educational, prevention and developmental programs.


Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater Presents: Riders in the Sky Salute Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys
October 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrating their fortieth anniversary this year, Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!”

No less important than their two Grammy wins, Riders have been the Western Music Association’s “Entertainers Of the Year” six times, and won “Traditional Group of the Year” and “Traditional Album of the Year” multiple times. The Academy of Western Artists has named them “Western Music Group of the Year” twice in 5 years, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has bestowed Riders with their Wrangler Award statuette three times. It comes as no surprise then that Billboard magazine’s Jim Bessman counts them as one of “the most significant acts in the history of American music.”


Ticketing Information
Tickets for the Mainstage Series can be purchased on-line by going to our web site at  Tickets also can be purchased in-person or by  telephone with credit card or cash noon-6pm Monday through Friday through our administrative offices in the theater’s second floor (enter on Fourth Street side), or by calling the Civic Center at (910) 738-4339. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Theater lobby box office opens for ticket sales one hour prior to performance.

Mainstage Series tickets are $25. Starting this season for our Mainstage Series, we now have package discounts when you purchase four, five or six shows at the same time. The more you buy the more you save! We also have a senior and military discount of $22 for each mainstage show, while tickets for members of Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s PrivilegesPlus program are only $20 per show. Students are $10.  For details about joining PrivilegesPlus please visit its web page at .  Group rate is $17 per ticket with advance purchase of ten or more at same time, and are available by contacting the box office. All ticket prices now include 7% sales tax on nonprofit attraction ticket sales as required by the North Carolina General Assembly as of January 1, 2013.



The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is a beautifully-restored 1928 treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places that offers visitors a unique and visually stunning experience. The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in the heart of downtown Lumberton.  First opened as a vaudeville and silent film house, the theater offers a wide array of programming including live touring performances, original productions, art exhibits, films, special events and rentals. For more information visit

The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is located in historic downtown Lumberton at Fourth and Chestnut streets, just one block north of the downtown plaza. There is plenty of parking around the theater.

For a full schedule and to sign up for our e-newsletter visit our web site at:
Telephone:  910-738-4339
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PEMBROKE, NC – Kung Fu is regarded as a traditional sport, as well as a symbol of Chinese culture in its homeland. Sixth Century monks used it to protect renowned temples in the legend of Shaolin. It is also a dazzling visual display and the center point of a stage performance coming to Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The Chinese Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin is scheduled to take the stage on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. o the GPAC stage. Tickets are $31 for adults and $16 for children. This show is sponsored in part by Arnold’s Restaurant and The Village Station of Lumberton.

With more than 100 of the best acrobatic and martial artists in the world, the show is full of thrilling circus acts, illusions, aerial stunts, juggling acts, contortion tricks and feats of balance.

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China was established in 1957 as a combination of the former China Circus and Acrobats that was founded in 1948. It was considered to be one of the best acrobatic troupes in China.

“The Givens Center has presented Chinese acrobatic shows before,” said James Bass, director of GPAC. “But this one is going to be unlike anything we’ve had before.”

The troupe has won prizes in national and international festivals, and the company has toured the world and its acts have been featured in the Barnum & Bailey Circus, Cirque du Soleil, National Circus and UniverSoul Circus. From 2010 to 2015, the company spent four months in France each year.

“This is a performance that is perfect for all ages,” Bass said. “In fact, some grown-ups will feel like kids watching these breath-taking performers in action.”

Also coming to GPAC this fall is “Who’s Bad,” the ultimate tribute to Michael Jackson. That show is October 27 and tickets are on sale now.

For information about tickets and the full season lineup, visit or call 910-521-6361.


NC Historic Site

Horne Creek Farm

Farm Life – Agriculture

Once the Hauser family farm, Horne Creek enables visitors to experience farm life in North Carolina's northwestern Piedmont circa 1900. The site features the family's original farm house, a tobacco curing barn, a corn crib, adjacent fields under cultivation, and even a heritage apple orchard. Through programs ranging from old fashioned ice cream socials to an annual corn shucking frolic, Horne Creek Living Historical Farm provides a unique opportunity to learn about our rural past.

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Visit Tryon Palace Grounds for FREE during 
Mumfest weekend! 

Hundreds of mums will be on display throughout the 16 acres of gardens along with a variety of fall blooming plants during Garden Lovers Weekend, Oct. 13-15. 
Want to take home some of that fall blooming splendor? Our Fall Heritage Plant Sale will be held Oct. 13-14 on the Daves House Lawn just off George and Pollock Streets. There will also be honey from the Tryon Palace bees available to purchase!


Lake Waccamaw State Park

A visit to Lake Waccamaw State Park unveils one of the most unique bodies of water in the world and one of the greatest geological mysteries—the phenomenon of Carolina Bays with species of aquatic life found nowhere else. A 700-foot boardwalk reaching into the shallow, tea-colored water accommodates wildlife viewing and fishing, and more than seven miles of trails allow hikers to explore multiple ecosystems and rare plants. Fifty-two species of game and non-game fish are at home in Lake Waccamaw. Camping is primitive at four hike-in group sites, and a boat ramp allows lake access for paddlers and small boats. A visitor center with exhibit hall and free interpretive programs explore the region’s diverse natural and cultural history.

Lake Waccamaw State Park

1866 State Park Drive
Lake WaccamawNC 28450

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.



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Hands Together is a nonprofit organization devoted to educating, inspiring and encouraging people to understand the importance of responding to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged. Our Mission, as we strive to build a more compassionate and human world, proceeds from the spiritual belief that we are all members of one, equal, interconnected family under a loving God.