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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Call to Action

This morning I received the following message from Arts North Carolina: North Carolina Arts Council Grants Funding – Take Action Now Arts North Carolina believes that funding for the grants programs of the North Carolina Arts Council is in jeopardy. Emails must be sent by everyone to all members of the House and Senate General […]

Top Ten Moments in NC History

Bill Leslie of WRAL-TV in Raleigh, in his Carolina Conversations blog, is asking readers to nominate their Top Ten “most significant events in North Carolina history.” Among the nominations so far: the founding of the Lost Colony, the Greensboro sit-ins, the Halifax Resolves, the Wright brothers’ first flight, the founding of RTP, and Johnston’s surrender […]

The Tournament

Today marks the start of a North Carolina cultural institution. When I was growing up, our teachers would hurry to get their names on the A/V request list, in hopes of getting a television brought into their classrooms on what was usually the first Friday of March.  The ACC men’s basketball tournament was that big […]

Has Annie Retired?

While proofing the Opportunities e-blast that will go out later today, I noticed this listing: NEW!!! ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR Location: Alamance Community College Alamance Community College is looking for a full-time English instructor who is familiar with Moodle and Blackboard. Master’s degree in English or a master’s degree containing 18 graduate credit hours in English, a […]

More on the Arts in NC

This morning I received an e-mail from ARTS North Carolina, the arts advocacy group based in Raleigh.  I’ve pasted text from the e-mail below, but these figures particularly caught my eye: Our fight is for $6.6 million in grants funding that is allocated to all 100 counties through the North Carolina Arts Council’s grants programs. […]

Writers for the Red Cross

Courtesy of the good folks at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva: What is Writers for the Red Cross? This online event celebrates Red Cross Month (March 1-31). It is intended to raise funds and awareness for the Red Cross and its work in communities across the country. The project is auctioning off publishing-related items and […]

What a Way to Start a Sunday

The above-the-fold, front page headline staring at me from this morning’s Winston-Salem Journal reads: NONPROFITS’ FUNDING IN JEOPARDY As I said here earlier, all of us in North Carolina have a burden to bear.  It’s easy, though, to place an undue share of that burden on nonprofits, especially nonprofits involved in the arts. You must […]

NC Census Figures Released

The results of the 2010 United States Census have been released, showing that Wake and Mecklenburg counties experienced – by leaps and bounds – the largest and fastest population growth in the state.  Just in case you couldn’t tell by driving there. The Raleigh News & Observer has an interactive map showing census figures for […]

NCWN Communications Coordinator

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is seeking a self-motivated professional to help with all aspects of its operations, particularly its online presence, media relations, and community outreach. This position will require 20-30 hours a week, but could develop into a full-time position, based on performance and results. This position will work from a home office, […]