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Archive for September, 2011

Officials divided over paying to lure plant to Brunswick location

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

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NC churches participate in DREAM Sabbath 2011

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — Ten North Carolina churches are among
300 houses of worship nationwide that are participating in a
campaign to raise awareness about young educated immigrants who are
not authorized to be in the United States even though they grew up
here.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported the
DREAM Sabbath 2011 is named after the DREAM Act, proposed
legislation to give such immigrants a way to become legal
residents.

The Washington-based advocacy group Interfaith Immigration
Coalition is organizing the event and says the churches will
participate during September and October.

Among the churches is Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church in
Elkin. The director of the outreach program there says young
immigrants who would likely qualify for the DREAM Act are being
invited to houses of worship to speak about their experiences.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Brunswick Co. Health Dept. hosts flu shot clinic; walk-in hours start Monday

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Flu season is upon us, and flu shots are already available.

The Brunswick County Health Department will hold a Flu Shot Clinic tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Public Health Nurses will give the shots. No appointments are required.

There is no list this year. You can go to the Health Department on a walk-in basis Monday–Friday beginning starting next week any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Also the Health Department will be at many community locations such as town halls, fire stations and churches.

The cost of the flu shot or flu mist is $35. The high dose vaccine for those aged 65 and over is $50.

The Health Department accepts Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, United Healthcare, Aetna, Tricare, Medcost and Cigna insurances. If you have questions, please call (888) 428-4429 or visit the Health Department’s website.

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Greensboro sets up women-only homeless shelter

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — A network of winter shelters for the
homeless in Greensboro will expand this year to include the
downtown YWCA building as a women-only site.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported
that spaces for women will be consolidated at the YWCA, opening
another 12 beds for men.

The church-based sites are assigned a set number of participants
who are expected to stay at the same place throughout the program.
Volunteers provide meals and bedding and work with guests on
connecting to resources and finding jobs and housing.

At least two churches will work with the YWCA, which will
provide 25 beds for women in the gymnasium. The YWCA building had
been up for sale.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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New Hanover Public Library will display “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory” Civil War photo exhibit in October

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -– Destruction was felt around homes and communities as backyards were turned into battlefields in North Carolina during the Civil War (1861-1865). Widespread suffering impacted all North Carolinians regardless of race, class or gender. The involvement of Confederate soldiers, African Americans and women is depicted in the Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit, which will visit the New Hanover Public Library Oct. 1-29. The exhibit will educate and illustrate on a difficult period in history that the nation moved beyond.

“The Civil War was the first war widely covered with photography. The Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory exhibit provides images of historic figures, artifacts, and documents that brought the reality of the war from the battlefront to the home front, then and now,” explains Deputy Secretary Dr. Jeffrey Crow of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

The exhibit will honor North Carolinians and their dedication throughout the Civil War with images gathered from the State Archives, the NC Museum of History and State Historic Sites. A total of 24 images will be displayed by the NC Department of Cultural Resources in 50 libraries and four museums throughout the state from April 2011 through May 2013. A notebook will accompany the exhibit with further information and also seeking viewer comments.

The collection depicts those involved in the war including images of artifacts and official documents. Rose O’Neal Greenhow, pictured in the exhibit, was a Confederate spy who died in the surf of the Cape Fear River near Wilmington. She was aboard the blockade runner Condor which sank, but $2,000 worth of gold around her neck weighted Greenhow down and she could not escape.

For information on the exhibit call the New Hanover County Public Library at (910) 798-6300. For tour information contact the Department of Cultural Resources at (919) 807-7389. The NC Department of Cultural Resources is the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information on Cultural Resources is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.

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