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2011-06-30 12:12:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With senior management in place, new vendors identified and construction close to completion, a grand opening has now been set for Wilmington's new locally-focused grocery - Carolina Farmin'. A formal kickoff celebration will take place Thursday, August 4th through Sunday, August 7th. The store plans to conduct a soft opening just prior to the formal launch, which will help management train staff, refine processes and make any other...

2011-05-03 07:37:00

Cucalorus Film Festival selected as "One of the 25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee in 2011" by MovieMaker Magazine WILMINGTON, N.C., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 17th Cucalorus Film Festival seeks submissions from filmmakers, video artists and creative spirits. Cucalorus is a non-competitive showcase of features, shorts and documentaries from around the world being held November 10-13. The festival screens over 150 films from emerging and established artists. Cucalorus is...

2010-10-12 13:27:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Stevens Fine Homes of Wilmington, NC is bucking state and national trends by selling homes and creating jobs in the most challenging housing market in a generation. Stevens Fine Homes has already sold 110 new homes for $17 million so far this year, including 31 for $6.5 million dollars in August and September - its best performance since the boom of 2005, according to company founder and president Craig Stevens. With some 60 new homes under...

2010-08-30 11:15:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, former National Drug Policy Director, CRC Health Group CEO Dr. Barry Karlin, who heads the nation's largest behavioral and addiction services provider, Charles Smith--North Carolina State Veterans Affairs Director, U.S. Cong. Mike McIntyre, and Miss North Carolina--Adrienne Leigh Core, are among VIP's leading a news conference honoring recovering servicemen and women. The event is Wednesday, September...

2010-08-24 12:07:00

INCLUDES BALLOON RELEASE, BUILDING DEDICATION: 2520 Troy Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 WILMINGTON, N.C., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, the former U.S. Director of National Drug Control Policy, Dr. Barry Karlin, CEO of CRC Health Group, the nation's largest provider of behavioral health and addiction services, Charles Smith--North Carolina State Veterans Affairs Director, U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre, together with other elected officials, police...

2010-08-18 06:50:00

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Huvepharma President Glen Wilkinson announces the appointment of Rafael Cabrera as Director of Technical Services. Previously Mr. Cabrera was Director of Research and Business Development - Latin America for Ralco Nutrition. Mr. Cabrera brings over 20 years of animal nutrition experience, including technical services, research, business development, and feed formulation. He will be involved in the development and technical support of new and...

2010-05-07 09:30:00

NAGS HEAD, N.C., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Aquarium Society today announced that Dominion Resources, the parent company of Dominion North Carolina Power, has donated $500,000 to fund alternative energy demonstrations at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head: http://www.ncaquariums.com/aquarium-piers/jennettes-pier The ocean pier is under construction and is expected to begin operating in the spring 2011. It is owned and will be operated by the North Carolina Aquariums and will...

2009-07-06 14:17:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a nationwide casting call, producers of 'Nation's Next Top Model Home' today announced the names of the interior designers joining the cast of this year's reality show competition. The selected designers include: Cindy Blunt - Wilmington, NC Corine Maggio - San Diego, CA Tim Schelfe - Raleigh, NC Jill Shevlin - Vero Beach, FL Susan Tollefsen - Raleigh, NC Amy Tyndall - Wilmington, NC Susanne Walker - Dallas,...

2009-03-02 08:13:00

ANCASTER, ON, March 2 /PRNewswire/ - Protest letters are pouring in to The Provost of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington over his recent action - but he's keeping them quiet. A short time ago, he banned 14 photos in The Century Project by Frank Cordelle. The Project is an exhibition of nude photographic portraits of diverse girls and women, plus their personal statements. The University administration has refused to discuss the severe censorship, an action the Project had never...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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