Slated Budget Appropriations Would Benefit Airport and Travelers

Nearly $12 million over two-year budget cycle could support  ILM airport improvements     Wilmington, NC (May 11, 2017)—The Senate released their budget, which includes $40,000,000 in funds for commercial airports across North Carolina in fiscal year 2017-2018 and $50,000,000 in funds in 2018-2019.  Funds may be used for improvements to the airports and to pay debt services or related financing costs and expenses on revenue bonds or notes issued by the airport.  The Wilmington International Airport is slated to receive nearly $12 million dollars in the two-year budget cycle. ($5,946,945 million in fiscal year 2017-18 and $5,946,945 in 2018-19) “On behalf of the Wilmington International Airport, we’d like to thank Senator Rabon and Senator…

Help Plant Hillsborough’s Pollinator Gardens

Spring into action by volunteering at pollinator garden workdays at two town parks in early April. April 4 — 10 a.m. to noon at Turnip Patch Park, 333 W. King St.: Volunteers will remove irises, plant pollinator plants and weed. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening tools, water and sun protection. The Hillsborough Garden Club maintains the garden and prefers donations of native pollinator plants for the site. April 6 —8 to 10 a.m. at Gold Park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road: Volunteers will plant pollinator plants in the expanded portion of the pollinator demonstration garden, located near the train trestle. Volunteers are encouraged to bring weeding tools, gloves, pruners and a pail to hold weeds. The garden…

Western Carolina University Confrerence Set On Feb 28

CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University will host a regional conference addressing “Growing Partnerships with Outdoor Tourism and Local Communities” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee. Organized and facilitated by WCU’s Hospitality and Tourism Program, conference goals are to discuss ways to grow demand for outdoor tourism that contributes to the Western North Carolina economy. Conference speakers will address evolving outdoor tourism and generational marketing trends and how the outdoor tourism economy contributes to the region’s economic development. Registration is $139, and the event runs from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. A pre-conference workshop will be held the day prior from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on the fundamentals of operating a…

Hillsborough Holiday Parade Dec. 3 Some Downtown Streets to Be Closed

Traffic will be rerouted around downtown Hillsborough the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 3, to allow for the annual Holiday Parade. The parade, presented by the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 4:45 p.m. and will travel south on Churton Street from Corbin Street to Margaret Lane. The chamber will begin placing traffic cones in on-street parking spaces on Churton Street at noon the day of the parade as no on-street parking will be allowed during the parade. At 4:30 p.m., the Hillsborough Police Department will close Churton Street between U.S. 70/N.C. 86 North and U.S. 70-A, just south of the downtown. South Cameron Street at East King Street also will be closed at…

OCTOBER PROGRAMS AT THE N.C. MUSEUM OF HISTORY

OCTOBER PROGRAMS AT THE N.C. MUSEUM OF HISTORY October’s changing leaves, pumpkin patches, and cooler days bring a renewed sense of energy after summer’s sweltering heat. Take advantage of that vigor and come to the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, where October programs offer something for all ages. The month begins with author and political historian Garland S. Tucker III of Raleigh. He will highlight his book Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders Who Shaped America, From Jefferson to Reagan. Treat yourself to a free night out for First Fridays at the Museum: Best of Longleaf, 2015-2016. Watch a variety of short films selected from the museum’s Longleaf Film Festival, held each May. Speaking of treats,…

Hillary for America Statement on Donald Trump’s Meeting with President Peña Nieto

Today, Hillary for America Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri released the following statement: “From the first days of his campaign, Donald Trump has painted Mexicans as ‘rapists’ and criminals and has promised to deport 16 million people, including children and U.S. citizens. He has said we should force Mexico to pay for his giant border wall.  He has said we should ban remittances to families in Mexico if Mexico doesn’t pay up. What ultimately matters is what Donald Trump says to voters in Arizona, not Mexico, and whether he remains committed to the splitting up of families and deportation of millions.”

Hillary Clinton in Ohio: Trump ‘Shouldn’t Have His Hands On Our Economy’

In a major speech in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton explained how Donald Trump would endanger the American and global economies as president, saying, “Just as he shouldn’t have his finger on the button, he shouldn’t have his hands on our economy.” Clinton laid out the broad consensus that Trump’s economic proposals, if enacted, could lead to another recession and cost the U.S. millions of jobs, specifically citing a new report by one of John McCain’s former economic advisers, Mark Zandi, which finds that a Trump presidency could lead to 3.5 million lost jobs. Pointing to Trump’s disastrous business record as an example of how he would damage the economy, Clinton said, “We can’t…

Sanders Says Trump Instigating Violence

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Bernie Sanders on Sunday said Donald Trump was instigating violence at political rallies. “You don’t go around saying that it’s ok to beat somebody up and I’ll pay the legal fees,” Sanders told a boisterous but peaceful rally of 7,500 at Ohio State University. Trump claims he doesn’t condone violence but on Sunday said he may cover legal costs for a man charged last week with assault and battery for sucker-punching a protester at a Trump rally. The man also has said that he might kill a protester next time. “A candidate for president of the United States should condemn violence not encourage violence,” Sanders said. “That is not what this country…

North Carolina Azalea Festival Presented by Belk Announces Queen Azalea Anna Kooiman and Other Festival Invited Guests

WILMINGTON, N.C., March 17, 2016— The North Carolina Azalea Festival is proud to announce UNC Wilmington graduate Anna Kooiman will be the Festival’s 69th Queen Azalea. Anna currently serves as anchor and co-host on Fox and Friends Weekend and general assignment news reporter for FOX News Channel based in New York City. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to bring Anna back to the port city. It’s great that her career started right here in Wilmington, and over the last few years has made it to the highest level of journalism. I’m proud to be able to give the honor of Queen Azalea to someone with ties to our city, and know she will represent the…

MONSTER ENERGY CAROLINA REBELLION EXPANDS TO THREE FULL DAYS IN 2016

MONSTER ENERGY CAROLINA REBELLION EXPANDS TO THREE FULL DAYS IN 2016 MAY 6, 7 & 8 AT ROCK CITY CAMPGROUNDS AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN CONCORD, NC   FEATURING DISTURBED, THE SCORPIONS, ROB ZOMBIE, ZZ TOP, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DEFTONES, SHINEDOWN, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON AND MORE   SPECIALLY PRICED PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW     Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion expands to three full days in 2016, featuring best of today’s rock, along with legendary classic artists playing on four stages, the expanded Pig-Out BBQ village, and premium camping facilities. The 2016 festival is set for May 6, 7 and 8 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor…