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George Jones Honoree of The Recording Academy lifetime Achievement Award

George Jones Honoree of The Recording Academy lifetime Achievement Award

JOINS THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, GLEN CAMPBELL, ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM, THE MEMPHIS HORNS, DIANA ROSS AND GIL SCOTT-HERON AS HONOREES OF THE RECORDING ACADEMY® LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DAVE BARTHOLOMEW, STEVE JOBS AND RUDY VAN GELDER HONORED WITH TRUSTEES AWARD CELEMONY AND ROGER NICHOLS TO RECEIVE TECHNICAL GRAMMY AWARD® SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Recording Academy® (www.grammy.com) announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year’s selections are: the Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, The Memphis Horns, Diana Ross and Gil Scott-Heron as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients; Dave Bartholomew, Steve Jobs and Rudy Van Gelder as Trustees Award honorees; and Celemony and Roger Nichols as Technical GRAMMY Award® honorees. The special invitation-only ceremony will be […]

Fun-Go Attends Miller Motte College Barber Shop Grand Opening

Fun-Go Attends Miller Motte College Barber Shop Grand Opening

Fun-Go and friends were on hand for the Miller Motte College Barber Shop School grand opening this afternoon. Many guests learned about their new services and were able to tour the 1st Class Barber Shop located in the school. Some visitors even sat down for a trim just in time for the holidays. The SwampDogs wish the barber school success and look forward to sending Fun-Go in for a pre-season haircut!  

Joan Osborne Releases the Blues-Inspired “Bring It On Home”

Joan Osborne Releases the Blues-Inspired “Bring It On Home”

New Album Due March 27th Fairfax, VA  — Joan Osborne recalls how “Blues music rescued me when I was in need of rescue.” On her newest album, Bring it on Home, Joan returns the favor and it’s the blues that gets new life. Drawing from a voice the New York Times called “angelic ecstasy and sexual abandon,” Joan Osborne has at long last made an album of vintage blues, R&B and soul songs. Bring it on Home will be released on March 27th (Saguaro Road Records). A collection of some of her favorite classic songs, Bring it on Home is Osborne’s tribute to the music she has long loved and drew inspiration from. “I knew that, someday, when the time […]

Music City’s Sarah Darling Immortalized At World-Renowned Restaurant, The Palm

Music City’s Sarah Darling Immortalized At World-Renowned Restaurant, The Palm

  “Long-standing Tradition of Caricatures Celebrates Impressive Patron Family” Nashville, TN  – “Welcome to The Palm family!” said an enthusiastic Rae Krenn, Manager of The Palm Nashville (140 5th Avenue South) as she unveiled the likeness of Sarah Darling, Black River Entertainment recording artist on Friday. Darling was honored as the most recent addition to the images forever immortalized among the dining room’s panorama of classic cartoons and caricatures of local regulars, business people, politicians and celebrities that comprise the impressive customer base. This long-standing tradition began at The Palm’s original New York location. Instead of artists “singing for their supper,” artists paid their tab by painting an original portrait on the wall. The proximity of New York’s cartoon syndicate […]

The Roys Sign Production Deal With ValCom Studios

The Roys Sign Production Deal With ValCom Studios

New, Music-Driven Television Variety Show 13 Episodes To Be Taped Early Next Year Nashville, TN — Bluegrass dynamos, The Roys, have signed a production deal with ValCom Studios for a new, weekly music-driven variety show. Lee and Elaine Roy will appear and perform on the 30-minute show titled, Roots And Music With The Roys, with the inaugural 13 episodes to be taped in Nashville early next year. The show has already been picked up by over 120 stations nationwide, landing The Roys a potential 40 million cable and broadcast household viewers. Vince Vellardita, CEO-President of ValCom Studios says, “Elaine and Lee are incredibly talented. There are no shows on the air like this one, and it’s the perfect vehicle to […]

Canes Alumni to Replace Stolen Gifts for Army Family

Canes Alumni to Replace Stolen Gifts for Army Family

RALEIGH, NC– Shane Willis, Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator and Carolina Hurricanes alumnus, will visit Fort Bragg on Thursday, Dec. 22, to deliver holiday presents to a military family who had their gifts stolen, just weeks before Christmas. Hurricanes mascot Stormy and representatives from the Hurricanes’ Community Relations department will assist Willis in delivering the presents, which were purchased by members of the Carolina Hurricanes Alumni Association. The family of Army SSG Patrick Jacobson returned home on Friday, Dec. 9, to discover that their home had been broken into. Among the many possessions stolen were all of the family’s holiday presents. Jacobson is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan early in 2012, and had recently sold his truck in order to […]

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Cultural Resources Offers Family Fun Before, During, after Holidays

Cultural Resources Offers Family Fun Before, During, after Holidays

A familiar question often rings out after days of togetherness at the holidays – “What can we do for fun?”  And, after holiday bills, many are looking for something free to do as a family. Here are some suggestions from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources to keep everyone happy and occupied. Family History Use holiday time together to record family stories, recipes and other memories.  If there is a veteran in the family, the State Archives has a list of questions that can help the guide the interview. For more information, contact Military Archivist Kenny Simpson at (919) 807-7314, or kenny.simpson@ncdcr.gov. The Government Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina has an extensive Genealogy Collection. The […]

Onslow County Government Office Holiday Schedule

Onslow County Government Office Holiday Schedule

Onslow County, North Carolina Dec. 21, 2011 – Onslow County Government offices and departments will operate on the following holiday schedule: Onslow County Government Offices will be closed: Friday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 27, 2011; and Monday, January 2, 2012. The Register of Deeds office will be closed: Friday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 27, 2011; and Monday, January 2, 2012. The Onslow County Courthouse will be open Friday, December 23. The Courthouse will be closed Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27, 2011. The Courthouse will also be closed, Monday, January 2, 2012. Onslow County Museum will be closed: Friday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 27, 2011; and Monday, January 2, 2012. The Museum will be open, Saturday, […]

Hurricanes To Recall Riley Nash From Charlotte

Hurricanes To Recall Riley Nash From Charlotte

Will be recalled on emergency basis for Tim Brent; Jeff Skinner to be placed on injured reserve RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will recall forward Riley Nash from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). To make room for Nash on the roster, forward Jeff Skinner will be placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 7. Nash is being recalled on an emergency basis for forward Tim Brent, who was injured during the team’s practice at the RBCCenter on Tuesday.   Nash, 22, has scored two goals and earned seven assists (9 points) while playing in each of the Checkers’ 31 games […]

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FFHS counselor to receive award from N.C. State

FFHS counselor to receive award from N.C. State

by victoria eaton associate editor – Nighthawk News School counselor Susan Lee was awarded the North Carolina State University Inspirational Educator Award for the 2011-2012 school year. She was notified of this honor on Monday Dec. 19. She is now among a very distinguished roster of teachers and counselors to receive the 2011 Inspirational Educator Award, according to the N.C. State Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. The award was established to recognize excellence in high school teachers and counselors in the United States, said N.C. State’s Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Warwick A. Arden. “I was very surprised when I got the award and just somewhat overwhelmed. It came at a good time. You work hard and you […]