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Onslow County Public Library hosts The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate

Date(s): 5/1/2014

7:00 pm

at the new Sneads Ferry Branch Library


Onslow County Public Library hosts The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate


(Onslow County) Onslow County Public Library will host The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate at the new Sneads Ferry Branch Library, Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 pm. Learn what happened during Blackbeard’s last days that precipitated his demise? Who, truly, was Edward Teach, and from whence did he come? What was his true name? And where may he have hidden his treasure?

Author Kevin Duffus invites audiences to enter the dimly-lit passageway of time and learn surprising contradictions to previously-published historical accounts of the last days of Blackbeard the pirate. He discloses new information about how the pirate captain was cornered and attacked at Ocracoke in 1718, why he tried to escape rather than to fight back, and how his life might have been spared had he lived for three more weeks. He reveals the true meaning of a mysterious letter found in Blackbeard’s possessions, and explores the possibilities of government conspiracies and cover-ups. New research finds that many of the 25 pirates who remained with Blackbeard after the wreck of the Queen Anne’s Revenge were sons of North Carolina families. And for the first time, Duffus proves that most of Blackbeard’s captured crew members were not hanged in Virginia, and that one of them — 10 years after purportedly being executed—became a respected and wealthy landowner and the grandfather of heroes of the American Revolution and a Tennessee governor.

For the first time, Duffus exposes the truth behind many of the enduring Blackbeard myths — his Bristol, England, birthplace; his 14 wives, including Mary Ormond; the burning of fuses in his hair to frighten his victims; and the countless tall tales of buried treasure, secret tunnels, and the shocking origins of the legend of his silver-plated skull used as a drinking cup by a secret society.

Kevin Duffus is a noted North Carolina author, writer, filmmaker, journalist, and historical researcher. Over the past 15 years he has published four books and produced four award-winning television documentaries on North Carolina maritime history. His research accomplishments and discoveries have garnered national publicity and have contributed new facts and significant knowledge to traditional accounts of North Carolina’s maritime history featuring colonial-era pirates, Outer Banks shipwrecks, southern lighthouses during the Civil War, and the devastating German U-boat attacks off the North Carolina coast in 1942.

*This Road Scholar presentation is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council. The North Carolina Humanities Council is a nonprofit foundation and a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information, please contact Karen Moore at Onslow County Public Library at 910.455.7350 ext. 1421 or visit us online at www.onslowcountync.gov/library.


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“Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur”

Date(s): 5/6/2014

8am-5:30pm

n/a


“Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur”

The SBTDC @ ECU is offering “Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur” on May 6th from 8am-5:30pm. This workshop is designed to educate entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors. This program was developed with direct input from experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors and provides an "insider's look" into the world of equity funding.
Contact Melissa Faircloth or Carolyn Wilburn at 252-737-1385 for registration information.

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“How to Start a Business” Workshop

Date(s): 5/7/2014

5:30 – 7:30 PM

at ECU’s Willis Building (300 E. 1st St.) in Downtown Greenville


“How to Start a Business” Workshop


Dream of being your own boss? If so, the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at ECU offers a free monthly workshop that’s just for you! The “How to Start a Business” workshop teaches participants the basic business ownership steps. Our counselors discuss ways to research your business market, how to write a business plan, and the steps to seeking initial funding. Registration is free and so is this workshop! If interested, plan on attending this free event on May 7, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at ECU’s Willis Building (300 E. 1st St.) in Downtown Greenville.
You may register by sending an e-mail to ecu@sbtdc.org or by calling 252-737-1385.

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Onslow County Public Library hosts Every Child Ready to Read Parent Workshop

Date(s): 4/26/2014

10:00 am

Onslow County Public Library

Onslow County Public Library hosts Every Child Ready to Read Parent Workshop

(Onslow County) Onslow County Public Library will host an Every Child Ready to Read Parent Workshop, Saturday, April 26th at 10:00 am at the Jacksonville Main Branch Library. Give the young children in your life a head start on their road to reading. Attend this fun and informative program to discover how you can help your children (ages birth to 5 years) develop early literacy skills through Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing! Please register online through our website.
Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® is a parent education initiative. Traditionally, early literacy programs at libraries have focused on children. Storytimes and other programs might model strategies that parents can use to develop early literacy skills, but parent education is not typically the primary intent.

The Public Library Association (PLA) and Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) concluded that public libraries could have an even greater impact on early literacy through an approach that focused on educating parents and caregivers. If the primary adults in a child's life can learn more about the importance of early literacy and how to nurture pre-reading skills at home, the effect of library efforts can be multiplied many times.

Teaching parents and other caregivers how to support the early literacy development of their children is the basis of Every Child Ready to Read @ your library®. When the first edition of ECRR was introduced in 2004, the focus on educating parents and caregivers was a significantly different approach for many libraries; one that certainly has proven its value.


For more information, please contact Youth Services at Onslow County Public Library at 910.455.7350 ext. 1414 or visit us online at www.onslowcountync.gov/library.

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“Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur”

Date(s): 5/6/2014

8am-5:30pm

n/a


“Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur”

The SBTDC @ ECU is offering “Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur” on May 6th from 8am-5:30pm. This workshop is designed to educate entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors. This program was developed with direct input from experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors and provides an "insider's look" into the world of equity funding.
Contact Melissa Faircloth or Carolyn Wilburn at 252-737-1385 for registration information.

http://www.witn.com/community/events/255545861.html | 255545861

“How to Start a Business” Workshop

Date(s): 5/7/2014

5:30 – 7:30 PM

at ECU’s Willis Building (300 E. 1st St.) in Downtown Greenville


“How to Start a Business” Workshop



Dream of being your own boss? If so, the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at ECU offers a free monthly workshop that’s just for you! The “How to Start a Business” workshop teaches participants the basic business ownership steps. Our counselors discuss ways to research your business market, how to write a business plan, and the steps to seeking initial funding. Registration is free and so is this workshop! If interested, plan on attending this free event on May 7, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at ECU’s Willis Building (300 E. 1st St.) in Downtown Greenville.
You may register by sending an e-mail to ecu@sbtdc.org or by calling 252-737-1385.

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“Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur”

Date(s): 5/6/2014

8am-5:30pm

ECU




The SBTDC @ ECU is offering “Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur” on May 6th from 8am-5:30pm. This workshop is designed to educate entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors. This program was developed with direct input from experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors and provides an "insider's look" into the world of equity funding. Contact Melissa Faircloth or Carolyn Wilburn at 252-737-1385 for registration information.
252-737-1385

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The SBTDC @ ECU is offering “Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur”

Date(s): 5/6/2014

8am-5:30pm

n/a


The SBTDC @ ECU is offering “Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur” on May 6th from 8am-5:30pm. This workshop is designed to educate entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors. This program was developed with direct input from experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors and provides an "insider's look" into the world of equity funding.
Contact Melissa Faircloth or Carolyn Wilburn at 252-737-1385 for registration information.

http://www.witn.com/community/events/253030071.html | 253030071

“Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur”

Date(s): 5/6/2014

8am-5:30pm

n/a


The SBTDC @ ECU is offering “Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur” on May 6th from 8am-5:30pm. This workshop is designed to educate entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors. This program was developed with direct input from experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors and provides an "insider's look" into the world of equity funding.
Contact Melissa Faircloth or Carolyn Wilburn at 252-737-1385 for registration information.

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A Workshop on organizing in callaboration with Structured Chaos, LLC and the unveiling of The HAINES System

Date(s): 4/29/2014

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Barbara Hemphill, Founder of the Productive Environment Institute™, will present a short workshop on organizing in collaboration with Structured Chaos, LLC and the unveiling of The HAINES System™ - a way to get and keep your important documents organized and secured. Come to learn some basic organizing tips and techniques as well as to be the first to see the complete The HAINES System™!

The Courtyards at Berne Village is graciously hosting this free event. Refreshments provided. Please RSVP to Tanya Roberts via 252-665-3424 or tanya@structurechaos.biz by April 28th.
252-665-3424

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The Artist’s Way Workshop Series at Dare County Arts Council

Date(s): 3/4/2014

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dare County Arts Council in downtown Manteo
The Artist’s Way Workshop Series at Dare County Arts Council

Manteo, NC – Dare County Arts Councils is pleased to present The Artist’s Way Workshop Series, a weekly creativity workshop which teaches techniques and exercises to assist people in gaining self-confidence in harnessing their creative talents and skills. The workshop will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Dare County Arts Council in downtown Manteo. The series begins on Tuesday March 4; the last of the twelve weekly sessions will be Tuesday May 20.

The Artist’s Way Workshop Series is led by Rosie Rankin and Shirley Parker of Outer Banks Inner Journey. Based on the bestselling book by Julie Cameron, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, the workshop is designed for both artists and non-artists who “create art to live” or simply wish to “live more creatively.” Each two-hour session will include yoga, meditation, activities designed to release creativity and guided discussions of The Artist’s Way approach.

Shirley Parker, LPC, LCAS, and Rosie Rankin, LPC, LCAS-A, owners of Outer Banks Inner Journey, are counselors and educators. Like Julia Cameron, they believe “we are all creative” and “we each can tap into the greater creative energies of the universe.” For the last 10 years they have combined their creative energies developing and conducting workshops focused on personal and relational growth and well-being at home and work.

The cost of the series is $240 for all twelve sessions. The workshop sessions will be held at Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in downtown Manteo. Participants need only to bring a copy of the Artist’s Way and a desire to grow.

Please call DCAC with any questions or to register at (252) 473-5558. Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit arts organization committed to supporting the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

PHOTOS: The Artist’s Way Workshop flyer, Outer Banks Inner Journey logo
For more information about Dare County Arts Council, call (252) 473.5558 or visit www.darearts.org.

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The Artist's Way Workshop "Revised"

Date(s): 3/4/2014

7-9PM

Dare County Arts Council Gallery, 300 Queen Elizabeth Street, Manteo, NC


Open to Everyone - Artists & "Non-Artists"



Join us on a 12-week excursion through The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, based on the best-selling book by Julia Cameron. Whether you "create art to live" or simply wish to "live more creatively," this series is designed to spark or rekindle your creative fire!

our journey will include a "circle" of like-minded "travelers" intent on discovering or recovering their dreams and engaging in a process of inner exploration designed to unlock the artist within. This intensive guided adventure will challenge you to excavate you creative blocks and transform them into the building blocks for your next creative endeavor whether you want to kick-up a new dance step, spice-up your cookin', pick-up the paint-brush, or pull-up that best seller you've kept on the shelf in the back of your mind.

Each 2-hour, weekly session will include: Meditation and Yoga for creativity, Group check-in for sharing in sights, successes and challenges encountered on the Journey, Guided discussions of weekly readings from The Artist's Way, Activities designed to release creativity

Artist's Way Session Schedule

March 4 - May 20, 2014

When: Tuesdays 7 - 9pm

Where: Dare County Arts Council Gallery, 300 Queen Elizabeth Street, Manteo, NC

Cost: $240 for twelve weekly sessions
For more information call DCAC at 252-473-5558

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Government Contracting Basics

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

This free seminar will be conducted in Greenville at the Willis Building.
Government Contracting Basics Run Dates: through August 25, 2010
Each year, local, state and federal government agencies spend hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing products and services from local businesses. To find out more about how to sell to these agencies, attend the “How to do Business with the Government” seminar. If your company is doing business with local, state or federal government agencies, come and share your experiences/lessons learned with other business owners, and pick up some tips on how to be more successful. This free seminar will be conducted in Greenville at the Willis Building on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Phone: 252/737-1385
FAX: 252/737-1382

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