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Thanks For Giving

Participating N.C. McDonald's restaurants
From Nov. 23 through Dec. 14, McDonald's is asking customers to help support Ronald McDonald House Charities of N.C. and all six local NC Houses with their Thanks for Giving program. One dollar can travel far and touch many lives. By donating $1 this holiday season, you can give the gift of family to a seriously ill or injured child who’s receiving treatment at an area medical facility. Because healing starts with family, McDonald’s considers it to be the best medicine of all! 

Jamica Ashley 919-999-7759

7th Annual Roanoke River Ramble

Weldon, NC
Join us for a 9 mile flat water paddle from Weldon to Halifax NC followed by a riverside blue grass concert and a homemade brunswick stew and corn fritter lunch on Saturday and a t-shirt. Don't miss this fabulous fall event hosted by Halifax County Tourism in cooperation with Roanoke River Partners!

Chris Wicker at 252-365-2011

7th Annual Roanoke River Ramble

Roanoke Rapids, NC
This Sunday event consists of a group paddle through the picturesque creeks of Bakers and Clemments Islands on upper Roanoke Rapids Lake. Registration is only $30 and includes an event t-shirt (lunch is not included).

Chris Wicker at 252-365-2011

Energizer Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

Lowe's of East Greenville, 3840 East 10th St., Greenville, NC 27858
Greenville Fire-Rescue, Lowes and Energizer are teaming up to host an event to promote fire safety awareness and encourage Greenville-area residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks on daylight saving time. The partnership is part of Energizer’s annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program.

The fire safety awareness event on October 25 from 12-3 p.m. at Lowe's of East Greenville located at 3840 East 10th Street will include appearances from the Energizer Bunny, local firefighters, a fire truck, fire safety demonstrations, Energizer giveaways, family-friendly activities and more. The event will provide a fun environment for families and individuals to learn how they can take simple, preventative steps to protect their loved ones and home.

Kiersten Bagley,314-982-6209,

The Humane Society’s 20th Annual Live Auction

Washington Civic Center 110 N. Gladden Street Washington, NC 27889
What: The Humane Society’s 20th Annual Live Auction

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 – Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and wine/beer - 6:00 p.m.
– Silent Auction - 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.
– Live Auction – 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $30.00 Per Person – Table of 10 Discount - $275.00

Where: Washington Civic Center, 110 N. Gladden Street, Washington, NC

Why: This major fund raiser contributes to the Society’s Spay and Neuter Program.

The Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the welfare of animals in our community. The main problem the Humane Society faces is over population of cats and dogs. The Society strives to reduce these unwanted animals by helping residents of Beaufort County with the cost of spaying or neutering their pet and public education.

Call 252 - 946-1591 to attend the auction - deadline is October 17, 2014

Please help the Humane Society replenish its funding to spay and neuter cats and dogs.
Humane Society of Beaufort County is a non profit organization. See more of HSBC activities on -


1st Annual Buccaneer Bash

Hula's Bar and Grill, Surf City, NC

Cape Fear Scallywags presents Buccaneer Bash, a piratical good time to benefit Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a charitable community that comes together to make sure children on Topsail Island and in surrounding areas that would otherwise not have a Christmas, get a Christmas.

Buccaneer Bash will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 7:00 pm until closing at Hula’s Bar & Grill on Topsail Island at 2107 North New River Drive, Surf City, NC. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5 donation at door. Ages 21 and over only please.

Live music from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. by Midnight Blues, Topsail Island’s premier Jazz, Blues, and Swing band. Karaoke by Hellz Bellz starting at 9:00 p.m. Costume contest with prizes for best pirate and best wench! Rumor has it there may be a mermaid sighting! Food and beverage available for purchase.

Cape Fear Scallywags is a not-for-profit family friendly pirate crew that serves coastal North Carolina from the Cape Fear Region to the Crystal Coast. Buccaneer Bash is hosted by Cape Fear Scallywags and sponsored by Hula’s Bar & Grill. Visit our website at

Diane Shultz, 910-554-0196,

Costumes 4 A Cause

Bridgepointe Hotel & Marina (New Bern NC)
What: Costumes 4 A Cause

When: Thursday October 30, 2014 8pm-12am

Where: Bridgepointe Hotel & Marina (New Bern NC)

Why: Breast Cancer Awareness

Cost: RSVP/Advance Tickets $12 and $20 at the door will host its launch event, Costumes 4 A Cause (an adult Halloween party) October 30th 2014. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to a local North Carolina non-profit/charitable organization for breast cancer.

There will be free food and drinks (while it last), giveaways, prize for best costume, great music, and more. You don't want to miss it!

Get your tickets online at the following locations (,, or on our facebook page)

Contact us at 252-259-0306 or send email to

(Sponsorship Opportunities Available)

Contact us at 252-259-0306 or send email to

Jumble Sale

The annual Jumble Sale takes place 9 am – 3 pm, November 22 on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. Event-goers can expect to find antiques, art, crafts, holiday items, jewelry, homemade food, and more. Held rain or shine, it’s a great place for holiday shoppers to find gifts and special bargains in one location. Vendor spaces available. For more information or to submit a vendor application, please contact Kara Nunnally, at (252) 728-5225, or visit

Kara Nunnally, (252) 728-5225,

Tidewater Camellia Club Fall Show & Plant Sale

NHC Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC
This camellia show presents magnificent prize-winning camellia blooms by members of our club and local residents. Educational & floral displays and a sale of camellias complete this important annual event. See: - for more details.

Richard C. Buggeln, 910-509-1792

Quilt Show, "Bee by the River", sponsored by the Twin Rivers Quilters Guild of New Bern, NC

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
Over 300 quilts will be on display at our non-juried, judged quilt show as well as a large vendor mall, demonstrations, guild boutique, quilts for sale and a beautiful opportunity quilt raffle. Admission fee is $7.00.

October 31, 2014 10:00-7:00
November 1, 2014 9:00-5:00

Lynn Peck-Collins

WSOP ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 Season With Two Stops in Cherokee, NC

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719

WSOP ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 Season
With Two Stops in Cherokee, NC
November 27 - December 9
April 16 - 27

The eleventh season of the World Series of Poker Circuit has been formalized with 21 stops on tap for this year's series with two Circuit Events at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort.

A WSOP gold bracelet and a minimum $1,000,000 prize pool will again be on the line in the season-culminating National Championship. ESPN will televise the finale as part of the their annual coverage of the World Series of Poker.

In its April, 2014 Circuit Event, Harrah's Cherokee continued its trend of breaking attendance records contributing to a prize pool of over $4 Million. Buy-ins for the upcoming 2014-15 events will range from $65 to $1675.

About Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort:
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Casino has 150,000 square feet of gaming space, and offers traditional table games such as black jack, roulette and craps. The property also features over 1,100 hotel rooms, the Le Fu Men gaming area, 10 restaurants, the ESSENCE Lounge, the luxurious 18,000 square feet Mandara Spa and seven retail shops. In addition to the 56-acre property, guests have privileged access to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation-owned Sequoyah National Golf Club, named one of Golf Magazine's best new golf courses. For complete details please click here.
For further information contact:

Michael Fisher
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719
Tel. 828-497-8463

MLK Grande Parade-Midtown Houston 2015

Midtown Houston-(San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street)-Houston, Texas 77004
The MLK Grande Parade Is The Largest Single Day Multicultural Activity In The U.S. That Commemorate The MLK National Holiday Observance. The Parade Originate On January 19, 2015 In Houston's Midtown On San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street Beginning @ 10A Featuring More Than 200 Culturally Diverse Performing Groups From Across The Nation Including 20 Award Winning Marching Bands. Learn More @ Or Call 713-953-1633

Charles Stamps

Blue13: Fire & Powder

UNCW's Kenan Auditorium; 601 S. College Road; Wilmington, NC 28403
With their modern, colorful energy and theatrical performances, Blue13 has been established as one of the world’s most innovative and unique dance troupes. Known for signature urban and Bollywood dance styles, Blue13’s Fire & Powder is an imaginative adaptation of Romeo and Juliet bound to delight lovers of hip-hop, Bollywood and Shakespeare. Featuring a live drum line and energetic Indian soundtrack, this show fuses Bollywood with Hollywood, remaining true to Indian heritage while maintaining a modern edge.

For more information, visit

Stefanie Mancuso

Cherry Poppin' Daddies

UNCW's Kenan Auditorium; 601 S. College Rd; Wilmington, NC 28403
Renowned for their infusion of swing and ska, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies first broke into the musical mainstream with their 1997 swing compilation, “Zoot Suit Riot.” While the band’s earlier releases were rooted mostly in funk and punk rock, their subsequent studio albums have incorporated elements from many diverse genres of popular music and Americana, including rock, rhythm and blues, soul and world music. Their performance features hits from the 1960s, a tribute to the music of the legendary Rat Pack.

For more information, visit

Stefanie Mancuso

Quincy & Rashida Jones-Stand Up 2 Cancer :30 TV PSA

Music industry icon and prostate cancer survivor, Quincy Jones, and his daughter, actress Rashida Jones, have joined together in collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Prostate Cancer Foundation in a :30 TV PSA designed to raise awareness about the importance of speaking with your doctor about prostate cancer. Please find the links to preview and download this PSA below (this PSA can air through 12/31/14). And, let us know if we need to provide you with any other format or deliver this PSA to you in any other method.

HD :30 TV PSA (ISCI code: SU2CPCFH):
SD :30 TV PSA (ISCI code: SU2CPCFS):
• To preview, press play button icon.
• If you want to download the PSA, scroll down on this page and click on "Clip Info/Download" to see the available downloadable files - you will want to click on "Original .MOV file" for a broadcast quality PSA. And, if you clicked on "Original .MOV file" and your browser just started to load and play the video instead of downloading it, please try right-clicking on "Original .MOV file" and choosing the 'Save as,' 'Save target as,' 'Save link as,' or 'Download linked file' option.
Alternate Links to Download the PSA if Vimeo doesn't work for you:
HD Version:
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Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death for men in the United States. 2.5 million American men are currently living with prostate cancer, yet according to SU2C President & CEO Sung Poblete, PhD, RN, “Men are 40 percent less likely than women to have visited a healthcare provider in the past year… talking to one’s doctor about prostate cancer is critically important.”

Help us spread the message and to empower men to speak with their doctors about developing a plan for prostate cancer health. As Rashida Jones states, “We have to protect the men we cherish, so please talk to your fathers, your grandfathers, husbands, brothers and sons and make sure they speak to their doctors about this disease and how to reduce their risk.”

If you have any questions or problem previewing/downloading video, please contact our team at or at (609) 748-7411.

Family Night Open House

Feb 27, 2014 Thursday, February 27

Roseleaf Academy in Farmville
Looking for an all girls’ school? Roseleaf Academy, the only girls’ middle school in eastern North Carolina, is hosting their Family Night Open House on Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The school is located in a new facility in Farmville.

Visit or call (252) 753-0230 to learn more.

Girl Power! The 5th Annual Women's Expo

Sep 18, 2010 See Summary of Event

American Legion Bldg,
Girl Power!
Lots of Women Plan to Spend the Day with Their Girlfriends at the 5th Annual Women's Expo at the American Legion Bldg, Saturday, September 18, 2010
Plan a day with all your best gals at the Crist Clinic Jacksonville Women’s Expo, coming to the American Legion Bldg / Fairgrounds, September 18, 2010. The Jacksonville Women's Expo offers something for every woman.
Attendees can visit exhibits and see the latest trends in hair and fashion, educational and interactive experience, product and food samples, entertainment, demonstrations, on-site services, health screenings, women’s community organizations, networking, door prizes, and fabulous marketing potential all while helping to benefit the Onslow Women’s Center.
In addition to the fabulous and unique shopping opportunities, attendees will also be able to enter one of our many raffles. Fabulous prizes will be handed out every 15 minutes.
New this year, The Mega Purse and Chic Shoe Sale Fundraiser! Purchase high quality gently used purses and shoes, pricing starts as little as .50 cents! All proceeds benefit Onslow County Literacy programs and Onslow Women’s Center.
The event, which is a partnership between The Daily News and the Onslow Women‘s Center, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday the 18th at the American Legion building on Broadhurst street. Part of the proceeds from this event benefit the Onslow Women’s Center which is the only sexual assault center covering Onslow County.
There's still time for vendors who wish to exhibit. For applications and information, please contact ENC Marketing at (252) 635-5658.
This is an extraordinary event is not to be missed. Show hours run: 10am to 4pm Admission is $2.00 for adults and children under 12 are free. For more information, call Terri Cone 910-219-8403

. For more information, call Terri Cone 910-219-8403