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2014-07-02 23:01:51

ACTS, an Enterprise IT consulting firm, is pleased to announce it has joined with River Region Human Services to support their first ever dance-a-thon to help raise money to purchase school supplies for low income, at-risk children in Jacksonville. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 ACTS is partnering with River Region Human Services for a dance-a-thon fundraiser on July 26, 2014 from 8:00am – 4:00pm at the Comedy Club, located at 11000 Beach Boulevard, Suite 8. The purpose of the...

2013-10-07 23:25:09

The Fit Body Boot Camp in Jacksonville is gearing up to officially open their doors to the public on October 7th, 2013 with former Harlem Globetrotter Ambassador, Alexander Wright Jr. as lead trainer and coach. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Fit Body Boot Camp, the world’s fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp franchise, has today announced the opening of a new Florida location in the city of Jacksonville. The new Jacksonville boot camp owner and operator, Billie Young,...

2013-04-29 23:00:31

The onset of summer brings a lot of relocation moving plans for retirees. Marketing expert, TexasBizSolutions, promotes Jacksonville, a certified retirement community that was recently assigned the designation as a Certified Retirement Community. Jacksonville, TX (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 Jacksonville of East Texas has been a favorite destination for the scenery, industrial growth, recreation parks and is now a popular location for the retirement community. Centrally located between major...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Molly Dewitt, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jul. 31--State Secretary of Commerce Jim Fain sees positives in what Onslow County is doing to enhance economic development as well as it can do to further the cause. "The best thing that I can do when I'm in a community is to make sure my ears are open," said Fain, the keynote speaker Wednesday at a Jacksonville-Onslow Economic Development forum held at Jacksonville City Hall. Fain's No. 1 recommendation for the county was to invest...

2008-07-21 18:00:32

By Susan D. Brandenburg The summer of 2008 will be a memorable one for several young Southside students, including members of the Jacksonville Country Day School Chorus. About 95 children ages 10 to 17 sang at Carnegie Hall June 29 in a concert conducted by Darren Dailey, artistic and executive director of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus. In addition to members of the two choruses, children from the First Coast Christian School Choir and Los Robles Amadeus Choir of California...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Jannette Pippin, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jul. 18--STELLA -- A vast stretch of the White Oak River and the marsh and farmland that extend from its banks were the backdrop for Harry Barker's childhood. "Some of my favorite memories are working on the farm and at the end of the day, if it wasn't dark, we'd be here swimming or fishing," Barker said while standing on a dock leading to the river's edge. Barker and his wife established a residence in Wilson after they married,...

2008-06-21 12:00:19

By Amanda Hickey, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 21--Onslow County Schools is not offering countywide summer school programs. However, students who need the extra classes still have options, school officials say. "In the last three years, we have offered a 45-hour recovery for high school students who met strict standards to apply," said Earl Taylor, director of public information for Onslow County Schools. "In the past, students were required to pay tuition for this...

2008-06-20 18:00:31

By Amanda Hickey, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 20--Stateside Elementary School will be able to house an additional 200 students when it opens in 2009, according to school officials. "Rapid residential growth made it clear to the school system that we should expand Stateside Elementary School to an 800-student capacity. That would make it mirror Meadow View Elementary School exactly," Jeff Hudson, assistant superintendent of auxiliary services, said. Onslow County Schools had...

2008-06-20 18:00:31

By Amanda Hickey, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 20--Onslow County Schools now holds the keys to Meadow View Elementary School -- the second such named school that the county has seen. A local family showed Jeff Hudson, assistant superintendent of auxiliary services for Onslow County Schools, a picture of the original. "(It) was a wooden country school house, a small country wooden school house in that community just up the street from the new Meadow View Elementary School....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.