Arts & Culture

North Carolina Museum of History Foundation Presents Awards

The North Carolina Museum of History Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2018 Philanthropy Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the preservation, study or understanding of North Carolina history. Awards went to BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) and CEO Emeritus J. Bradley Wilson, Ann Baggett Goodnight and Dr. James Howard Goodnight, and Betty Ray [...]

2019-01-13T10:36:09-05:00January 12th, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

Celebrations Mark 300 Years Since Blackbeard’s Death

Celebrations Along the N.C. Coast Mark 300 Years Since Blackbeard’s Death It’s been 300 hundred years since Blackbeard, North Carolina’s most famous pirate, was killed in a battle in Ocracoke Inlet. Little is known about Blackbeard’s early life—even his real name, commonly thought to be Edward Teach, or possibly Thatch. Blackbeard had been captain of his own ship, Queen [...]

2019-03-27T18:07:00-04:00October 30th, 2018|Arts & Culture|

New Poet Laureate Installed

Jaki Shelton Green Jaki Shelton Green was installed as North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate on Wednesday, September 19, in a ceremony in the old House Chamber at the State Capitol in downtown Raleigh. Governor Roy Cooper announced Green’s appointment last month, succeeding Shelby Stephenson, named poet laureate in early 2015. A native of Orange County, Green has been active [...]

2019-01-27T21:38:38-05:00October 27th, 2018|Arts & Culture|

Historic Hillside Opened to Public

The Designer Showhouse Opened in April In early April, the Hillside, a grand home in Fisher Park in Greensboro was opened to the public for a Designer Showcase by Preservation Greensboro which opened the Tudor-style home as a culmination of its restoration. The home has a notable history as the home of Julian Price, a nationally known insurance executive, business [...]

2018-07-10T20:03:51-04:00July 10th, 2018|Arts & Culture|

Second Spring Arts Festival 2018

The sixth annual Second Spring Arts festival will be open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, in the Milton Rhodes Center in Winston-Salem. It will close at 6 p.m. with a reception and an awards ceremony for winners in the literary and visual venues. The festival is free with free parking as well. Highlights of this year's festival will [...]

2018-04-23T16:56:31-04:00April 23rd, 2018|Arts & Culture|

Greensboro Bound Literary Festival

By Brian Lampkin, Co-owner of Scuppernong Books Brian Lampkin The Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, coming to the Gate City May 18-20, will see downtown Greensboro transformed into a sea of literary life with writers from across the country reading, conversing and meeting the readers of the city. Cultural icons, award-winners, long-loved established novelists and newly discovered rising stars will meet [...]

2018-04-02T18:25:41-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Arts & Culture|

Nine New Sites Reflect NC’s History

Nine historic sites have been recognized by the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and added to the National Register of Historic Places, bringing the number of the state's historic sites to more than 3,000. NCDNCR Secretary Susi Hamilton noted the value of federal and state incentives that assisted private preservation initiatives, including tax credits for rehabilitating National Register [...]

2018-04-02T15:11:42-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Arts & Culture|

Reynolda – A Legacy: The Mystery Continues

The glory that was Reynolda dimmed in the mid-twenties with the passing of its creator, Katharine Smith Reynolds. In the weeks after her death in May 1924, the question looming for Will Reynolds, R.J.’s brother who was named caretaker, was what to do with Katharine’s four children: Dick (18), Mary (16), Nancy (14) and Smith (13). Their father, R.J., had [...]

2019-01-03T19:05:49-05:00April 2nd, 2018|Arts & Culture|

Shepherd’s Center of Winston-Salem – 31st Annual Used Book Sale

Volunteers are working diligently in the Shepherd’s Center book processing center in Winston-Salem, dividing 150,000 plus books into categories and affixing point-price stickers for the annual Used Book Sale. Scheduled May 3 – 5 in the Education Bulding at the Winston-Salem Fairground, the bargains are unbeatable, the cause is meaningful and all proceeds (more than $50,000 last year) go to [...]

2019-01-02T17:27:30-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Arts & Culture, Resources|

Awards Support Veterans Arts Programs

Four arts programs in Raleigh, Asheville, Fayetteville, and Manteo will share $75,000 in grants from the North Carolina Art Council to support projects that will serve military personnel, veterans, and their families in the state. A panel of arts professionals and military representatives approved the following programs. Asheville Area Arts Council ($26,000) to expand an existing partnership between the Arts [...]

2018-01-15T23:33:09-05:00January 15th, 2018|Arts & Culture|
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