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Archive for November, 2011

Retailer moving into former Havertys location

Monday, November 14th, 2011

A national retailer may be coming soon to the former Havertys Furniture store.

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Summit will look at western NC economy

Monday, November 14th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) — About 300 entrepreneurs, investors, economic developers, elected officials and others are expected to attend a summit about the best way for government leaders to work with businesses to improve the western North Carolina economy.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that the third annual AdvantageWest Economic Summit is being held Monday at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville.

A panel discussion planned for Monday evening features Sens. Tom Apodaca and Martin Nesbitt. Also expected to appear are John Bardo, former chancellor of Western Carolina University, and Larry Blythe, vice chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

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

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Greensboro hosting equal opportunity conference

Monday, November 14th, 2011

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — More than 300 equal opportunity professionals from across the country are in Greensboro this week for a conference.

The National Guard Bureau Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity Training Conference is happening this week at the Sheraton Four Seasons Koury Convention Center.

The event kicks off Monday with a welcome reception and runs through noon Friday.

This year’s theme is “Equal Opportunity and Its Impact on Diversity.” The conference features seminars on the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” how to run an effective equal opportunity program and updates to equal opportunity laws and regulations.

There are also presentations on cultural diversity.

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

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Opa! Wilmington church sells Baklava for good cause

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — Opa! The Ladies Philoptochos Society at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church held their annual dessert bake sale and dinner Sunday afternoon to raise money for those in need. The money goes towards feeding 20 families in New Hanover County throughout the holidays.

Several authentic Greek desserts were available to purchase.

“Have you heard of butter?” said Mary Beth Milotis, the group’s president. “Every pastry has butter. Of course the most familiar pastry is Baklava and everything is home made. You just can’t buy this in stores.

If any pastries are left over from Sunday’s fundraiser, you can still buy them on Monday at the church. However, make sure you call ahead.

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Carolina Canines to star in Toyota television commercial

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

As winners of the inaugural Toyota 100 Cars for Good contest, Wilmington’s Carolina Canines will become new car owners and the stars of a national television commercial.

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