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INSIDE << 919 What’s Inside 35

Tips to Save Time and Money Decluttering and Organizing Can Reduce All That Stress

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How to Stop Security Breaches Six Tips to Keep You, Your Family, And Your Business Cybersafe

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Five Essential Divorce Tips Second Saturday Wake County Offers Specialized Expert Advice

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Bring the Bedlam Unique Local Rice-Based Spirit Wins Multiple Awards, High Praise

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Quality, Stylish Furniture Discount Furniture of the Carolinas Stresses Superb Customer Service

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27th Annual Meeting Jeff Sheehan Keynote Speaker For Morrisville Chamber Event

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200 New Jobs in Morrisville Conduent Incorporated Plans Big Investment in Community

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Park Center Flagship The Frontier at Research Triangle Park Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

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Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park 2018 Main Stage Season Includes Musicals, Drama and Comedies

FE ATURE S

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A Big Celebration

Special 919 Magazine Event Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

Party Time in the 919

Holidays May Be Over, But Festive Parties Now a Year-Round Activity

Go. See. Do.

11 Community Events 20 School Events 23 Extracurricular Activities 24 Nightlife 26 Community Sports 76 Runs, Walks, Golf, Races 77 Outdoor Activities

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Ready for a Snowcation? North Carolina’s Mountains Have Highest Elevation in East

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10 Publisher’s Note 79 Region 80 Advertisers Index 80 919 Deals 82 Finish Line

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Principal Elizabeth Battle Enjoys Watching Students Learn, Grow January/February 2018

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Publisher

Suzy Beth Sarver

Graphics

Myra Ray Tyler McElhaney Deidre Ottesen

Enjoying Winter Sports Fun

Production

Preston Reins Jenny Smith Arielle Ingram

Ski time with my family began at the age of five and continued into a life long passion for winter sports. Many friends and readers who know me are well aware of my need and desire for warm tropical beaches, boating and all things SCUBA – basically activities that are ocean related; however, my first love was the ski slopes and it still holds a special place in my heart. Growing up in Michigan, we prayed for no school “snow days” – which really meant “snowcation”, and many of the kids on our block would pile into the nearest station wagon with an eager Mom or Dad who bravely volunteered to drive us out for a full day of winter fun. Places like Sugarloaf Mountain, Shanty Creek, Grayling or even the closest one we had down in Brighton. There were so many within a few hours drive and, at the time, I don’t think any of us really stopped to think how fortunate we were to have these incredible resorts so close to home. The same holds true here in our town. We have SIX ski destinations within a few hours drive of the 919. In our continuing series ALL THINGS CAROLINA, we bring you the details on where to go, what to see and what to do. That all begins on Page 54. Next up we have a look back at our fabulous FIVE year anniversary party and the people who came out to celebrate with us. You will find that beginning on Page 27. And meet Elizabeth Battle, a new principal here in the 919. Read her story starting on Page 68. Super Bowl is right around the corner, along with many other upcoming celebrations. Since we love to throw a good party, check out our very own contact list for great companies that can help you pull off your next event. The party begins on Page 50. What happened to North Carolina? We just finished in the top spot of another national poll! Just flip over to Page 82 and get the answer (seems as if we’re atop another ranking every week!). Here’s to 2018 and all the great stories we plan to share with you about the places to visit, events to attend and the special people who live, work and play in the 919!

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Go. See. Do.

COMMUNITY EVENTS BRIER CREEK 1/12

Comedy Night Featuring Keith Carany; presented

By BCCC Laughter Club Drinks: 6 pm; dinner, 6:45 pm; show, 8 pm Members and guests; register in advance Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

1/17

PTA Cultural Celebrations Night Check website for time, info Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 briercreekpta.org

1/18

The State of IT

Sponsored by Society for Information Technology RTP, for members and guests 5:30-8:30 pm; registration required for dinner and program Embassy Suites Raleigh-RDU-Brier Creek 8001 Arco Corporate Dr, Raeligh simrtp.org

1/18

Successful Account-Based Marketing

Triangle Chapter, American Marketing Association luncheon 11:30 am-1 pm; $40 for association members, $55 for non-members Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-664-7000 amatriangle.com

January 27: Fancy Nancy: Oodles Of Kittens Storytime

Dinner with Adrian

Enjoy a special healthy menu with Adrian Fleming, club fitness director 7-9 pm; $25 pp; register in advance Members and guests Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

2/3

The 80s Party

80s attire encouraged (but not required for this “wicked” party, featuring 80s music (DJ), awesome snacks, 80s cocktails and more 7:30 pm; $25 pp; register in advance Members and guests Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

2/4, 11, 18, 25 Children’s special event, featuring a storytime about felines, canines and making new 4-legged friends; Includes additional activities 11 am; free Barnes & Noble Booksellers Brier Creek Commons 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 919-484-9903 barnesandnoble.com

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Calvin’s Paws Cat Adoption

1-3 pm, Sundays Petsmart 8111 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 919-616-2997 info@calvinspaws.com calvinspaws.com

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Chilly Open Special annual golf tournament And chili cookoff benefitting the American Cancer Society 10 am; register in advance Members and guests Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

3/10

Brierdale Ale Trail 5K 8 am Brierdale Shopping Center 10410 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-376-9441 fsseries.com

January-March: Parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night Out

Jumping, games, dinner, movie 6-10 pm, Fridays; age 4-12 Pump It Up Brier Creek 10700 World Trade Blvd #112 919-828-3344 pumpitupparty.com/raleigh-nc

BC Senior Club

11 am, 3rd Thu (monthly) Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

Open Enrollment

An international school providing half-day preschool education for children ages 2-5; contact now for a no-obligation tour International Preschool of Raleigh 2730 Godley Ln, Raleigh 919-957-7249 ipraleigh.com

BC Exercise

Fitness Center Take advantage of a variety of cardiovascular and strengthtraining equipment Age 18-up; $5 drop-in (30-day passes $15) Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov

January-February: Toddler Learning Time Activities designed to strengthen fine and gross motor skills; includes story, craft, snack and unlimited play time 10-11 a m, Wed/Thu; age 2-3; $10 fee Pump It Up Brier Creek 10700 World Trade Blvd #112 919-828-3344 pumpitupparty.com/raleigh-nc

1/8-29

Once Upon A Time Theatre

Youths watch characters come to life as books are read and as they act out the stories themselves 10:30-11:15 am, Mon; age 4-under; $40 fee Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

1/9-2/13

Digital Photography I

Six-week course teaches how to better capture people, places, things, nature and events with a digital camera 9:30 am-12 pm, Tue; age 16-up; $100 fee Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770 parks.raleighnc.gov

Toddler Storytime

Weekly sessions, introducing Young children to books 11 am, Wed; free Barnes & Noble Booksellers Brier Creek Commons 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 919-484-9903 barnesandnoble.com

Pub Trivia

8:30 pm, Mondays; drink specials (free pitcher for round winners); cash prizes: $100 gift card (1st); $25 (2nd); $10 (3rd); picture rounds, lightening rounds, more; hosted by DJ Harrison Foster Traâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek Brierdale Shopping Center 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com

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Animal Adventures Art

Learn about animals and Make art projects) 11-11:45 am, Tue; age 3-5; $40 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov

1/10, 2/4

See Spot Read

LEESVILLE/ NORTH RALEIGH

Practice reading skills with certified therapy dogs 4:15-5:15 pm; Grades K-up; free Leesville Community Library 5105 Country Trail, Raleigh 919-571-6661 wakecounty.gov/libraries

January 6: Harry Potter Interactive Movie

Chamber of Secrets experience for teens; participants receive gift bag of props to help act out scenes; costumes encouraged 2-5 pm; Grades 6-10; free North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh wakegov.com/libraries

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JCC Speaker Luncheon

‘Israel and the Syrian Conflict: New Challenges Emerge’, featuring Prof Robert Moog of NC State Univ 12:30-2:30 pm JCC members, free; non-members, $10 Jewish Community Center 12804 Norwood Rd, Raleigh 919-676-6170 raleighcaryjcc.org

1/13, 2/10

Divorce Workshop

Tools, resources and information from expert advisers to assist in navigating separation and divorce 8 am-12 pm; $40 fee Second Saturday 3600 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-539-5468 secondsatudaywakecounty.com

1/27

7th Annual Gala 2018

NCIAP People’s Medical Care celebrates and thanks sustaining sponsors, donors, local community members and clinical staff for supporting the non-profit medical clinic that provides services to uninsured and under-served patients; event includes Bollywood Singers, music, DJ, dinner, open bar 6:30 pm; sponsorships available; donation passes available from $150 pp (tables for 8, $1200) Sheraton at RTP 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham Info, tickets: 919-413-1318, squareup.com/store/PeoplesMedicalCare peoplesmedicalcare.org/nciapgala-2018

January 11-March 1: Knitting and Crocheting

Class is for all experience levels; learn basics and new techniques, while socializing with others 2-4 pm, Thu; age 18-up; $10 fee Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720 parks.raleighnc.gov

2/3

7th Annual Paint Your heART Out

1/12-2/16

Introduction to Sewing

Bring your sewing machine and an easy or beginner-level pattern for assistance and guidance to complete 5:30-7:30 pm; age 13-up; $45 fee Optimist Community Center 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880 parks.raleighnc.gov

1/13, 2/10

ABC Craft & Learn

Join Marbles Kids Museum at the library for family play to get kids ready for school; build language, reading and other skills 3-4 pm; age 3-5; free Duraleigh Road Community Library 5800 Duraleigh Rd, Raleigh 919-881-1344 wakecounty.gov/libraries

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Create an original Valentineinspired masterpiece, to support arts and scholarship programs 10:30 am-2 pm; all ages; canvas cost, $6, $10, $12; donations accepted; pre-registration encouraged, but on-site registration available Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2329 parks.raleighnc.gov

2/5-28

Martial Arts Training

Develop effective self-defense skills through kenpo karate 7-8:30 pm (Mon, Wed; age 13-up; $45 fee Millbrook Exchange Community Center 1905 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-996-4156 parks.raleighnc.gov

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2/8

Valentine Making

Why buy valentines when you can make them? Youths create special Gifts for loved ones for Valentine’s Day 9:15-10:45 am; age 1-5; $9 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov

2/8

Love Bugs

Enjoy games, stories and songs that are all about bugs – plus make a buggy valentine craft to take home 10:30-11:30 am; age 2-6; $2 fee Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2329 parks.raleighnc.gov

MORRISVILLE/ NORTH CARY 1/10

Presentation and Activity

Town of Morrisville Strategic Planning process; public welcome 7:30 am Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A, Morrisville townofmorrisville.org

1/10

Presentation and Activity

Town of Morrisville Strategic Planning process; public welcome 10 am Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville townofmorrisville.org

1/10

Presentation and Activity

Town of Morrisville Strategic Planning process; public welcome 5-8 pm; activities for adults, youths Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville townofmorrisville.org

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1/22

Scandinavia Capitals

Trip Info Session Travel with Morrisville Chamber on a unique educational and educational week-long global excursion – plus networking; trip planned for September 2018 6-7 pm; free; no RSVP required Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7159 morrisvillechamber.org

1/18

1/25

Schools Out Day Camp

Activities during Teacher Work Days include group games, outside play, arts and crafts, snacks drink and more 7:30 am-6 pm; Grades K-8; $35 (residents) Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7100 townofmorrisville.org

1/23

Notary Public Class

Meet the Artist

Learn about the ancient art form of Temari, in which balls are hand-crafted from colorful thread; featuring local artist and author Barbara Seuss 3-4 pm; adults; free West Regional Library 4000 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary wakecounty.gov/libraries

In conjunction with Wake Tech; Class includes guidebook, exam 9 am-5 pm; class size limited Members, $150; non-members, $175 Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

Coffee & Connections

Members networking opportunity 7:30-8:30 am; free for members (non-members invited for one session) Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

January 30: Morrisville Chamber

27th Annual Meeting Morrisville Chamber of Commerce celebrates accomplishments and presents annual awards 11:30 am-1:30 pm; RSVP by 1/24 Members, $47; non-members, $63 Prestonwood Country Club 300 Prestonwood Way, Cary 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

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New Member Luncheon

New members can learn about Chamber services and benefits; plus networking opportunities 11:30 am-1pm; free for members Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

2/13

KNOW Luncheon

All about the intrapreneur – an employee of an organization who has the entrepreneurial vision to create something new that does not currently exist, such as a new role, division, or launching a new initiative; sponsored by Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 11:30 am-1 pm Cost: $37 for Chamber members, $53 non-members Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org

January/February: Senior Game Nights

Dominoes, or bring your own games 6-8 pm, Wed; free; refreshments Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7100 townofmorrisville.org

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK 1/4, 11

Happy Hour At The Frontier

Free Bombshell Beer Co. brews at Homebase, inside 1st Floor; meetups welcome (contact frystock@rtp.org) 4:30-6:30 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

1/11

The Frontier’s 3rd Anniversary

Special activities all day, including bounce house in the Atrium, prizes, birthday cake and a special happy hour 9 am-6:30 pm (happy hour at 4:30 pm) The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

1/12

RTP Food Truck Rodeo

A collaboration between Fidelity Investments and Research Triangle Foundation, featuring a variety of specialty food trucks, other activities 11:30 am-1:30 pm (happy hour at 4:30 pm) The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

Senior Bingo

Play for $1 per card 1-3 pm; 1st, 3rd Thu; free; refreshments Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7100 townofmorrisville.org

Senior Dominoes Night

6-8 pm, Mon Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7100 townofmorrisville.org

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Title Boxing Pop-up Class

Full body boxing workout, using fundamentals for toning body and building self-confidence 12-1 pm, free with RSVP 919-616-0254 The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

1/30

Community Workshop: Cyber Security for Small Businesses Taught by Joe Gross of The Tek, course discussing keeping PCs secure, protecting data, disaster recovery and more 8:30-10 am, free with RSVP The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

2/15

RTP 180: Opioids

Experts discuss topics related to the pioid crisis in throughout the U.S. 6-7:30 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

January/February: Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups Entrepreneurs share coffee, ideas and advice 9 am, Wed The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr 1millioncups.com/rtp

RTPfit Yoga

11:30 am-12:30 pm, Wed The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org

Senior Fridays

9:30 am-12 pm Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-473-7100 townofmorrisville.org

1/23

January 18 RTP 180: Language

Local university experts discuss topics related to how language continues to evolve and grow 6-7:30 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org www.919Magazine.com

SOUTHPOINT/ DURHAM 1/12

Bill Toms & Hard Rain

Featuring the Soulville Horns 9 pm; $10 cover Blue Note Grill 709 Washington St, Durham 919-401-1979 thebluenotegrill.com January/February 2018


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Mark Meadows

Live jazz piano and vocals; call for cost and times Beyu Caffe 341 W Main St, Durham 919-683-1058 beyucaffe.com

1/20, 2/13

Jazz Night On The Roof

6-9 pm; free The Durham Hotel 315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham 919-768-8831 thedurham.com

1/20

Free Recycling

Christmas tree disposal, paper shredding, e-waste recycling 8 am-2 pm Durham County Memorial Stadium (home side parking lot) 750 Stadium Dr, Durham 919-560-1200 durhamnc.gov

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Old Time Jam

Monthly Bluegrass/Americana session sponsored by PineconeFeaturing the Soulville Horns 1-3 pm; no cover Blue Note Grill 709 Washington St, Durham 919-401-1979 thebluenotegrill.com

1/27

Pat ‘Mother Blues’ Cohen

Live music 8:30 pm The Bullpen 359 Blackwell St #135, Durham 919-744-3630

January 27: People’s Medical Care 7th Annual Gala 2018 NCIAP People’s Medical Care celebrates and thanks sustaining sponsors, donors, local community members and clinical staff for supporting the non-profit medical clinic that provides services to uninsured and under-served patients; event includes Bollywood Singers, music, DJ, dinner, open bar 6:30 pm; sponsorships available; donation passes available from $150 pp (tables for 8, $1200) Sheraton at RTP 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham Info, tickets: 919-413-1318, squareup.com/store/PeoplesMedicalCare peoplesmedicalcare.org/nciap-gala-2018

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Music, Special Events

Night Out: I Heart Rome

Hands-on cooking classes 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm; $85 per person Sur la Table Streets at Southpoint 8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham 800-243-0852 surlatable.com

2/23-25

Nevermore Film Festival

19th annual event is a juried film competition, with emphasis on horror, syfy, fantasy, thrillers Carolina Theatre Durham 309 W Morgan St, Durham 919-560-3030 carolinatheatre.org

Check website for activities American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St americantobaccocampus.com

Special Seasonal Events

Streets at Southpoint 8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham 800-243-0852 streetsatsouthpoint.com

WAKEFIELD/ ROLESVILLE/ WAKE FOREST 1/10

Wakefield Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club Luncheon

February 25: 6th Annual Bull City Food, Beer Experience

Features local restaurants, paired with breweries from across the nation 4 pm Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St., Durham dpacnc.com

11:15 am-1:30 pm Clubhouse TPC at Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr, Raleigh wwclub.org

A part of the Rolesville Main Street Vision Plan 5-7 pm

Prizes, specials, more 8-10 pm The Bullpen 359 Blackwell St #135, Durham 919-744-3630

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Northern Wake Senior Center Open House

View photos and information about planned expanded senior center facility in Wake Forest 8 am-5 pm; free The Lodge 1151 S Main St, WF 919-554-4111 resouresforseniors.com

January 22: Meet the Artist

Featuring local artist Maureen Seltzer-Mono, providing presentation on Mono Printing and Collage 10:30 am; adults; free Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries

Malpass Brothers

Wednesday Night Trivia

Wake Forest churches, organizations Join to honor life and legacy of MLK Jr; area residents invited to participate Light meal, 6 pm; program, 7 pm Friendship Chapel Baptist Church 237 Friendship Chapel Rd, WF 908-672-8115 wakeforestnc.gov/mlk-communitycelebration.aspx

Town of Rolesville Public Symposium

2/28

January/February:

Martin Luther King Jr Community Celebration

January 11:

Board Room Rolesville Town Hall 502 Southtown Circle, Rolesville mainstreetrolesville.com

8 pm; $20 adv, $25 at door Blue Note Grill 709 Washington St, Durham 919-401-1979 thebluenotegrill.com

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1/23-2/27

Beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sewing

1/12

Art After Hours

5-8 pm; free Downtown Wake Forest wfdrc.org

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6-8 pm, Tue; age 9-up; $80 fee Rolesville Parks & Recreation 502 Southtown Circle 919-554-6582 rolesvillenc.gov

2/1-3/8

Introduction to Drawing 6-7:30 pm, Thu; age 18-up; $50 fee 105 A.W. Young St, Rolesville Rolesville Parks & Recreation 919-554-6582 rolesvillenc.gov January/February 2018


EVENTS << 919 2/9-11, 16-18 ‘Sylvia’ Performance

Presented by Forest Moon Theater Wake Forest Community House (in Holding Park); tickets: $15, with discounts for students, seniors 2/9-10, 16-17: 7:30 pm 2/11, 18: 3 pm 133 W Owen Ave., WF forestmoontheater.org

2/9

Art After Hours

5-8 pm; free Downtown Wake Forest wfdrc.org

2/10

Mardi Gras Street Festival

Family-friendly celebration, featuringchildren’s activities, music, food, more 11 am-3 pm; free attendance South White St, Downtown WF 919-435-9400 wakeforestnc.gov

2/14

2/19

Wakefield Women’s Club Luncheon

11:15 am-1:30 pm Clubhouse TPC at Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr, Raleigh wwclub.org

February 17:

Town of Rolesville Public Design Workshop

A part of the Rolesville Main Street Vision Plan 5:30-7 pm Board Room Rolesville Town Hall 502 Southtown Circle, Rolesville mainstreetrolesville.com

2/19

State of the Town Address and Dinner

Arts for All Free Theater Performance

Bright Star Theater presents “ Black History, Soldiers and Spies”, the Story of the Buffalo Soldiers, theTuskegee Airmen, and spies like Mary Elizabeth Browser in the Civil War 11 am-12 pm

In partnership with the Wake Forest Rotary Club 6 pm; $15, including dinner Wake Forest Presbyterian Church 12605 Capital Blvd, WF 919-435-9400 wakeforestnc.gov

Alston-Massenburg Center 416 N Taylor St, WF 919-435-9400 wakeforestnc.gov

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Go 2 Girls Cleaning Day

Residential cleaning and laundry services

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919 >> EVENTS 919 CALENDAR Special observances in January 2018

National Blood Donor Month National Soup Month Jan 7-13: Letter Writing Week Jan 14: Dress Up Your Pet Day Jan 15: National Hat Day Jan 19: National Popcorn Day Jan 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day Jan 30: TET Offensive 50th Anniversary

SCHOOLS

BRIER CREEK/BETHESDA 1/17

PTA Cultural Celebrations Night

Check website for time, info Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 briercreekpta.org

1/22

New Student Registration Begins

Visit website for more info Bethesda Christian Academy 4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham 919-596-5420 bcacrusaders.org

2/19-23 Book Fair

Visit website for times, info International Preschool of Raleigh 2730 Godley Ln, Raleigh 919-957-7249 ipraleigh.com

February 23: DeLights Talent Show 6:30-8 pm

BCA Auditorium Bethesda Christian Academy 1914 S Miami Blvd, Durham 919-598-0190 bcacrusaders.org

February 8-9: 1/1: New Years Day 1/15: Martin Luther King Jr Day Special observances in February 2018

American Heart Month Black History Month National Children’s Dental Health Month

Valentine’s Day Special Programs

Visit website for times, info International Preschool of Raleigh 2730 Godley Ln, Raleigh 919-957-7249 ipraleigh.com

NORTH RALEIGH 1/12

Spelling Bee

Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd, Raleigh 919-841-4333 wcpss.net/sycamorecreekes

1/18-19,26 Spelling Bee

Feb 1: National Freedom Day Feb 3: National Feed the Birds Day Feb 9: National Pizza Day Feb 14: Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Feb 20: National Cherry Pie Day Feb 21: Founding of NASCAR, 70th Anniversary Feb 22: National Margarita Day 2/2: Groundhog Day 2/12: Lincoln’s Birthday 2/13: Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) 2/14: Ash Wednesday (1st Day of Lent) 2/14 : Valentine’s Day 2/19: Presidents’ Day 2/22: Washington’s Birthday

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School Improvement Team Meeting

3 pm, Media Center Bethesda Elementary 2009 S Miami Blvd, Durham 919-560-3904 dpsnc.net/bethesda

2/15

Bright Star Theater Tour

Check website for more info: Barnyard Bullies (Grades K-2) Black History Hall of Fame (Grades 3-5) Pleasant Grove Elementary 3605 Pleasant Grove Church Rd 919-694-8770 wcpss.net/pleasantgrovees

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9:30 am Leesville Road Elementary 8402 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4200 wcpss.net/leesvilleroades

1/20

Prospective Student Open House

10 am-1 pm Chesterbrook Academy 10200 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 877-959-4181 chesterbrookacademy.com

1/28

Open House

12:30-2 pm Fellowship Hall The Franciscan School 10000 Saint Francis Dr, Raleigh 919-847-8205 franciscanschool.org

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EVENTS << 919 February 1-3: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Musical

2/8-9

Theater Performance

7 pm, Thu; 10 am, Fri East Millbrook Middle 3801 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8755 wcpss.net/eastmillbrookms

7 pm: Thu, Fri, Sat 3 pm: Sat

Hilburn Academy 7100 Hilburn Dr, Raleigh 919-571-6800 wcpss.net/hilburnacademy

2/8

PTA Board Meeting

5:30-7 pm Abbotts Creek Elementary 9900 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-694-0555 wcpss.net/abbottscreekes

2/9

Career Fair

West Millbrook Middle 6115 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4050 wcpss.net/westmillbrookms

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2/2

Winterfest Assembly

8-9 am Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787 wcpss.net/millbrookhs

2/2

Cabaret Night

7 pm Sanderson High 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh 919-881-4800 wcpss.net/sandersonhs

2/2

Sankofa Cultural Arts

9:30 am Leesville Road Elementary 8402 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4200 wcpss.net/leesvilleroades

2/6

PTA Meeting

4:30 pm Carroll Middle School 4520 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh 919-881-1370 wcpss.net/carrollms

2/6

100th Day Sock Hop

Jeffreys Grove Elementary 6119 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh 919-881-4910 wcpss.net/jeffreysgrovees

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Group Tour

TK-12th Grades Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com

2/14

Bright Star Theater

Grades K-2: 9:30-10:15 am Grades 3-5: 10:30-11 am Brassfield Road Elementary 2001 Brassfield Road, Raleigh 919-870-4080 wcpss.net/brassfieldes

2/15

Winter Sports Banquet

6 pm Leesville Road Middle 8406 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4141 wcpss.net/leesvilleroadms

February 16: Spring Dance

3:15-5 pm Pine Hollow Middle 5365 Bartram Pl, Raleigh 919-694-8880 wcpss.net/pinehollowms

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2/16

Raleigh Parks Nature Program

Special for 4th Graders Fox Road Elementary 7101 Fox Road, Raleigh 919-850-8845 wcpss.net/foxroades

2/21

Orchestra Pops Concert

Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4250 wcpss.net/leesvilleroadhs

2/22

Leland Faulkner Performance Durant Road Middle 10401 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4098 wcpss.net/durantroadms

2/24

Winterfest

8-11 pm Sanderson High 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh 919-881-4800 wcpss.net/sandersonhs

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3rd Grade Field Trip

Lynn Road Elementary 1601 Lynn Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4094 wcpss.net/lynnroades

MORRISVILLE/ NORTH CARY/RTP 1/2-2/27

Science Olympiad

2:30-4:30 pm, Tue East Cary Middle 1111 SE Maynard Rd, Cary 919-466-4377 wcpss.net/eastcaryms

1/4, 11, 12, 13

Science Olympiad Team

Lunch Period, Thu Research Triangle High 3106 E NC54, RTP 919-998-6757 researchtrianglehighschool.org

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7th, 8th Grade Dance Concert

6 pm Mills Park Middle 441 Mills Park Dr, Cary 919-466-1500 wcpss.net/millsparkms

1/11-12

Dance Concert

Visit website for info, times Panther Creek High 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary 919-463-8656 wcpss.net/panthercreekhs

2/3-4

Winter Play

7 pm GHHS Auditorium Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary 919-380-3700 wcpss.net/greenhopehs

WAKEFIELD/ROLESVILLE/ WAKE FOREST 1/10

Art Show

6-7:30 pm Wakefield Middle 2300 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3500 wcpss.net/wakefieldms

2/9-11

School Musical

Fri, Sat: 7 pm; Sun, 3 pm West Cary Middle 1000 Evans Rd, Cary 919-460-3528 wcpss.net/westcaryms

1/10

Open House

5-6 pm Heritage Elementary 3500 Rogers Rd, WF 919-562-6006 heritagees.wcpss.net

February 10: January 24: Open House Expo,

Kindergarten Parent Tours 5:30 pm Cedar Fork Elementary 1050 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-388-5240 wcpss.net/cedarforkes

Tamil Sangam of Carolina A cultural event GHHS Auditorium Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary 919-380-3700 wcpss.net/greenhopehs

7:45-8:30 am Alston Ridge Elementary 11555 Green Level Church Rd, Cary 919-589-6499 wcpss.net/alstonridgees

1/25

2nd Semester Meet the Teacher

4:30 pm Panther Creek High 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary 919-463-8656 wcpss.net/panthercreekhs

1/29-2/2 Book Fair

Davis Drive Middle 2101 Davis Dr, Cary 919-387-3033 wcpss.net/davisdrivems

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6 pm RMS Media Center Rolesville Middle 4700 Burlinton Mills Rd, Rolesville 919-570-2260 wcpss.net/rolesvillems

1/26

PTA Movie Night

1/24, 2/21

School Improvement Team Meeting

1/23

2/15

Family Academy

6:30-8 pm Panther Creek High 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary 919-463-8656 wcpss.net/panthercreekhs

2/19

Science Go Round

Tracks 3,4; visit website for info Morrisville Elementary 1529 Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3400 morrisvilleyearround.org

2/20

Jazz, Guitar, Chamber Concert and Recital

6:30-7:30 pm GHHS Auditorium Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary 919-380-3700 wcpss.net/greenhopehs

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6:15-8:45 pm North Forest Pines Elementary 11501 Forest Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-570-2220 northforestpines.weebly.com

2/2

School Dance

6-8pm Rolesville Elementary 307 S Main St, Rolesville 919-554-8686 wcpss.net/rolesvillees

2/8

Meet the Teacher

6:30 pm Heritage High 1150 Forestville Rd, Wake Forest 919-570-5600 wcpss.net/heritagehs

2/8

PTSA Meeting

6 pm Media Center Wake Forest Middle 1800 S Main St, WF 919-554-8440 wcpss.net/wakeforestms

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PTSA Meeting

6pm 1st Floor Commons Area Rolesville High 1099 E Young St, Rolesville 919-554-6303 rolesvillehs.com

2/15

Talent Show

7 pm Sanford Creek Elementary 701 Granite Falls Blvd, Rolesville 919-570-2100 wcpss.net/sanfordcreekes

2/16

Raleigh Parks Nature Program

On campus for 4th Graders Fox Road Elementary 7101 Fox Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8845 wcpss.net/foxroades

February 23: You’ve Got It Competition Finals

Benefit for International Thespian Society #6326, Wakefield Theatre Boosters 7 pm Wakefield High 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3600 wcpss.net/wakefieldhs

2/24

Family Dance Night Wakefield Elementary

2400 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3555 wcpss.net/wakefieldes

2/28

Spring Blood Drive

Wake Forest High 420 W Stadium Dr, WF 919-554-8611 wcpss.net/wakeforesths

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

1/27

7th Annual Gala 2018

NCIAP People’s Medical Care celebrates and thanks sustaining sponsors, donors, local community members and clinical staff for supporting the non-profit medical clinic that provides services to uninsured and under-served patients; event includes Bollywood Singers, music, DJ, dinner, open bar 6:30 pm; sponsorships available; donation passes available from $150 pp (tables for 8, $1200) Sheraton at RTP 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham Info, tickets: 919-413-1318, squareup.com/store/PeoplesMedicalCare peoplesmedicalcare.org/nciapgala-2018

1/2-14

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

20 all-new displays; Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake; cultural performances, and artisan crafts Tue-Sun, 6-10 pm Adults, $15; age 3-17, $10; 2-under, free Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary 919-462-2052, 800-514-3849 boothamphitheatre.com

1/13

Michael Reno Harrell And Dana Cooper

Presented by Six String 8 pm; tickets, $15-$25 The Cary 122 E Chatham St, Cary 919-462-2051 thecarytheater.com

January 30-February 4: Les Miserables

1/15

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway

MLK Memorial March

Downtown Raleigh, starting on Edenton Street between Salisbury and Wilmington Streets and ending at Duke Energy Center 10 am-12 pm 919-862-7402 pamthompsonsmith@gmail.com

Check website for times, more info Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St., Durham

1/19

Mordecai Free Friday

Free tours of the Mordecai House, Andrew Johnson birthplace, St. Mark’s Chapel, and Allen Kitchen on the hour and the half hour 10 am-4 pm Mordecai Historic Park 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh 919-996-4364 raleighnc.gov/parks

1/27

Tim O’Brien and The Banjo Tramps 7:30 pm; tickets, $31.11-$38.62 Fletcher Opera Theater 2 E South St, Raleigh 919-664-8302 pinecone.org

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2/3

The Wailin’ Jennys

7:30 pm; tickets, $31.11-$38.62 Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh 919-664-8302 pinecone.org

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Temptations, Four Tops

7:30 pm Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St., Durham dpacnc.com

2/17

Diana Krall

8 pm Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St., Durham dpacnc.com

February 23 -March 11: ‘Assassins’ An examination of the motivations of men and women who have killed – or attempted to kill – U.S. presidents; Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by John Weldman Info: 919-831-6936 Tickets: 919-831-6058 Theatre in the Park theatreinthepark.com

2/23

Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton

7:30 pm; tickets, $29-up Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh 919-664-8302 pinecone.org

2/24

22nd Annual AfricanAmerican Celebration

Event focuses on the contributions of African-Americans to the city and nation; panels, music and more; sponsored by Town of Cary and The Ujima Group 10:30 am; free admission The Cary 122 E Chatham St, Cary 919-462-2051 thecarytheater.com

2/25

6th Annual Bull City Food, Beer Experience

4 pm Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St., Durham dpacnc.com

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Phantom of the Opera

Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St., Durham dpacnc.com

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West Park Karaoke

9:30 pm-1:30 am, every Friday; drink specials West Park Tavern 2734 NC Hwy 55, Cary 919-303-9300 westparktavern.com

Gallery Exhibits

Exhibits on display in the Lobby and Hall Gallery during normal center hours; call for Raleigh Room viewing hours Raleigh Room: Erin Tapley Hall Gallery: Dorian Monsalve Display Cases: Dana Ayscue Sertoma Arts Center Carolina Hurricanes NHL team PNC Arena 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh 866-NHL-CANEs tickets@carolinahurricanes.com nhl.com/hurricanes

SPECIALS/OTHERS Parents’ Night Out

Jumping, games, dinner, movie 6-10 pm, Fridays; age 4-12 Pump It Up Brier Creek 10700 World Trade Blvd #112 919-828-3344 pumpitupparty.com/raleigh-nc

NIGHTLIFE West Park Team Trivia

8 pm, every Wednesday; beer and wine specials West Park Tavern 2734 NC Hwy 55, Cary 919-303-9300 westparktavern.com

TraLi Pub Trivia

8:30 pm, Mondays; drink specials (free pitcher for round winners); cash prizes: $100 gift card (1st); $25 (2nd); $10 (3rd); picture rounds, lightening rounds, more; hosted by DJ Harrison Foster Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek Brierdale Shopping Center 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com

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BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES Lonerider Brewing Company

8816 Gulf Ct, Ste 100, Brier Creek 919-442-8004 longriderbeer.com

Lynnwood Brewing Concern

4821 Grove Barton Rd, North Raleigh 929-785-0043 lynnwoodbrewing.beer

Gizmo Brew Works

5907 Triangle Dr, Brier Creek 919-782-2099 gizmobrewworks.com

Jordan Lake Brewing Company 320 E. Durham Rd, Cary 919-694-5096 jordanlakebrewing.com

Lincoln Brewing & Distilling Co.

6471 Triangle Plantation Dr, Ste 106, North Raleigh 919-914-1490 lincolnbrewery.com

Raleigh Brewing Company 3709 Neil St., Raleigh 919-400-9086 raleighbrewing.com

White Street Brewing

218 S White St, Wake Forest 919-647-9439 whitestreetbrewing.com

Bond Brothers Beer Company 201 E Cedar St, Cary 919-459-2670 bondbrothersbeer.com

Compass Rose Brewery

3201 Northside Dr, Ste 101, North Raleigh 919-875-5683 compassrosebrewery.com

Fortnight Brewing Company

1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary 919-342-6604 fortnightbrewing.com

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919 >> EVENTS Community Sports REGISTRATIONS, CAMPS, LESSONS 1/2-2/2

Spring Baseball, Softball Registration Age 4-14 (softball; Age 4-17 (baseball); $53 fee Rolesville Parks & Recreation 502 Southtown Circle 919-554-6582 rolesvillenc.gov

1/3-4/30

Table Tennis Open Play

Call for times; Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

1/4-4/30

Open Tennis Play for Seniors

9 am-12 pm (Mon, Thu); age 55-up; free Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center 1905 B Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-872-4128 parks.raleighnc.gov

1/6-27, 2/3-24 Triathlon Swim Training

1/22-2/17

ARC Lifeguarding

American Red Cross course trains participants in basic skills needed to lifeguard at traditional pools 1/22-2/14: 5-8:30 pm (Mon, Wed) 1/27-2/17: 9 am-5 pm (Sat) Age 15-up; $200 fee Optimist Swimming Pool 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-996-2790 raleighnc.gov/parks

1/23

Title Boxing Pop-up Class

Full body boxing workout, using fundamentals for toning body and building self-confidence 12-1 pm, free with RSVP 919-616-0254 The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org

1/29

Wake County Senior Games, Silver Arts

Registration Begins Featuring a wide range of sports and arts competitions, with age classifications from 50 to 100-plus; various locations in the county Various times, dates in April 2017 wcseniorgames.org

Designed for the beginner triathlete, offering instruction and tips 7-7:40 am, Sat; age 14-up; $46 fee Millbrook Exchange Swimming Pool 1905 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-996-4130 raleighnc.gov/parks

2/1-22

Sports Skills For Beginners Learn fundamentals of sports, such baseball, basketball soccer and more 5:30-6:15 pm, Thu; age 6-9; $40 fee Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911 parks.raleighnc.gov

2/1-28

Spring Baseball, Softball Registration Boys, age 5-17; girls, age 5-14 WF Parks and Recreation 301 S Brooks St, WF 919-435-9560 wakeforestnc.gov

2/6-27

Little Kickers Soccer

Introduction in skills development and basis of soccer, including drills 5-5:45 pm; age 3-5; $36 fee Optimist Community Center 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880 parks.raleighnc.gov

2/16-2/23

Volleyball Training

Skills clinic, focusing on hitting, passing, and setter training 6:30-8:30 pm; age 7-14; $80 fee Optimist Community Center 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880 parks.raleighnc.gov

1/22-2/2

Lacrosse Registration

Boys in Grades 2-6; practices and games at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park in North Raleigh; Affiliated with North Carolina Lacrosse Academy; sign up at local community centers $75 fee (residents) Additional information: athletics@raleighnc.gov 919-996-6836 raleighnc.gov/parks

February 5-16: Raleigh Spring Youth Sports Registration

Sign up at any City of Raleigh Community Center

Girls Softball

Age 7-17, $40 fee (residents)

Boys Baseball

Age 5-17; $40 fee (residents)

Rockets Track Club

Age 7-12; $25 fee

Volleyball

Age 9-15

Flag Football

Additional information: athletics@raleighnc.gov 919-996-6836 raleighnc.gov/parks

Age 5-13; $55 fee

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919 Magazine Marks 5-year Anniversary

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Special 919 Magazine Event Celebrates 5 Years And Honors First Responders, Best Covers, And Community Partners

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A few hundred friends, advertisers, community supporters and local first responders recently celebrated a milestone: The Fifth Anniversary Celebration for 919 Magazine. Gala guests arrived at Noahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Event Venue in Morrisville, passing a special 919 Magazine photo station, and enjoyed live music all night by the Bobby Moody Duo. A wide variety of culinary delights -- created by Poppyseed Market of North Raleigh â&#x20AC;&#x201C; were a huge hit with the crowd. Guests nibbled on fried goat cheese rounds, chicken and cornbread biscuits, Swedish meatballs and smoked brisket sliders, just to name a few. The rooms were adorned in festive linens with colors of navy, cabernet and champagne accented with gorgeous floral arrangements designed by Cary Florists. A special program soon commenced in the main ballroom with an introduction by Robert Mouro, Board Chair of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce. Mouro encouraged the audience to acknowledge the first responders in attendance, which ensued with a rousing eruption of heartfelt applause. The festivities continued with remarks by 919 Magazine Publisher Suzy Sarver, who welcomed guests and shared a few special

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stories with much laughter and a few tears. It was an emotional pinnacle to a five-year journey and Sarver thanked many in the audience who played such a pivotal role in the publications’ success. A special presentation featured the “The Most Memorable 919 Covers”, with recipients taking the stage to receive a souvenir replica of their featured 919 Magazine cover. In attendance to receive this honor were (a complete list of recipients was published in the Sept/Oct 2017 issues 919 Magazine): • Ed Morris, Wake Forest Historical Museum • Major Chris Carrigan, Raleigh Police Department • Sam Sarver, College Student • Connor Sarver, High School Student • Paul Gardiner and Lyla Grace, Grandfather and Granddaughter

The program ended on a high note, when a few outstanding local business professionals were honored for their contributions to the community, to 919 Magazine and to the many local events and activities they support. Honored onstage and presented with the “919 Magazine Community Partner award” were: • Dr. Gina Lee, Brier Creek Orthodontics • Drs. Ben and Susan Thompson, Thompson Family Dentistry • Anne Aherne-Daly, International Preschool of Raleigh • Kelly McHugh, Pump it Up Raleigh • Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Team Realtors • Marina Lee and Maury Cole, formerly of Gigi’s Cupcakes Brier Creek

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Hyatt House Opens The Hyatt House Raleigh/RDU/Brier Creek -- located at 10030 Sellona Street in North Raleigh – opened in late December. Owned and managed by by CMC Hotels of Cary, the new property offers in room kitchens, living space, separate bedrooms and Hyatt Grand king beds. The hotel also offers a complimentary breakfast buffet. Other amenities include: • A 2,321 sq. ft. event space is available for rehearsal dinners, receptions or corporate meetings.

Continues Brier Creek’s Hotel Explosion

• An on-site laundlry. • A 24/7 StayFit gym and fitness center.

• The H Bar, featuring signature cocktails, evening food, a billiard room, and an outdoor patio with barbecue grill and fire pit.

• Plus complimentary Wi-Fi, a complimentary shuttle, on-site laundry facilities and complimentary grocery service. The management team at the 130-suite hotel is led by General Manager Kenyetta Parker and Director of Sales Whitney Walz.

• A heated indoor swimming pool.

For more information, call 919-405-7001 orvisitraleighbriercreek.house.hyatt.com.

3rd Annual Brierdale Ale Trail 5K Planned in Brier Creek in March Trali Irish Pub and Restaurant, Lonerider Brewing and Brierdale Shopping Center are sponsoring the 3rd Annual Brierdale Ale Trail 5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, in Brier Creek. A benefit for 3 Irish Jewels Farm – which supports programs for adults and youths on the autism spectrum – the event begins and ends at the shopping center at Brierdale Shopping Center at 10410 Moncreiffe Road in North Raleigh, located at the corner of Brier Creek Parkway and Lumley Road (just off I-540 at the Lumley exit). Participants will receive a free pint of the special limited Lonerider Brewing Brierdale Ale Trail 5K Beer, in a Lonerider glass. At 3 Irish Jewels Farm, the mission is to create an environmentally sustainable agricultural community where adults on the autism spectrum can live dignified and meaningful lives with support in a healthy, safe and enriching environment and achieve independence through meaningful work, recreation and community involvement. In addition, addition school-age children with autism can attend track-out and summer programs so that they can also experience the farm life. More information is available at 3irishjewelsfarm.org. To register for the event, visit fsseries.com or call 919-376-9441. 919 Magazine

Short Takes • Brier Creek Country Club hosts a special Comedy Night event on Friday, Jan. 12, for members and guests. Featuring Keith Carany, the event is presented by the BCCC Laughter Club and begins with drinks and dinner at 6 p.m. – followed by the show at 8 p.m. For reservations, call 919-206-4600 or visit briercreekcc.com. • Travelers enjoyed more than 30 hours of live music performances and entertainment Raleigh-Durham International Airport during the week before Christmas. Aubrey DiOrio, a first grade instructor, is Brier Creek Elementary 2017 Teacher of the Year. • Club Z! Tutoring of North Raleigh opened in October, offering customized educational support for students and families. For information, call 919-280-5233 or visit clubztutoring.com/ northeastraleigh. • A Tacoma, WA, man was arrested in December inside Terminal 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport with 35.5 pounds of marijuana. • 2nd Edition Book Sellers – a used book store located the last six years between gates D8 and D10 in Raleigh-Durham International Airport – is closing. Originally named The Book Cellar, the store opened 34 years ago near baggage claim. The owners plan to retire. • Prakash Sambath of Cary recently purchased three existing Which Wich restaurant franchises in North Raleigh – including the existing business in Brier Creek Commons shopping center. • Brier Creek Country Club’s annual Chilly Open – a special golf tournament and chili cookoff benefitting the American Cancer Society is planned for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, for members and guests. Call 919-206-4600 for more information.

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A quiet day at Umstead State Park.

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A dual ribbon cutting for Raleigh and Morrisville Chambers of Commerce and Staff, friends of the new Red Carpet Storage in Brier Creek.

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Tips to Save

Time, Money – and Reduce Stress

By CRYSTAL HAMM

It’s a new year and time for a fresh start. Decluttering and getting more organized can help you save time, money and reduce your stress. Here are a few tips to help you clear your clutter: • Start with one room at a time. Pick one area such as a drawer or a cabinet. • Sort through your clothes. Make piles (donate, sell and trash). Toss anything that’s expired or broken. • When possible, go paperless. • Spend 15 minutes picking up each night before bed. Small steps lead to big progress! With less mess, we hope you have less stress this year.

Go-2-Girls, a professional full service company in the 919, helps families achieve a life balance by providing services for house cleaning, errands, in-home laundry and organization, gift wrapping and personal assistant services. Local resident Crystal Hamm, a busy executive and mother founded the company in 2015 to help others manage their busy lives. The company’s goal is to make a positive difference in serving both the clients and employees – and help clients focus on what truly matters – themselves and their family. For more information or to schedule a service visit go-2-girls.com or by email: crystal@go-2-girls.com or phone 919-909-8093.

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The 14th Annual Jinglebell Invitational

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SNAPSHOTS << 919 The 14th Annual Jinglebell Invitational at Brier Creek Country Club. This year there were 168 players and hours of fun. The group raised $13,440 with a total amount raised of $129,232.00 since the event began.

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919 >> COMMUNITY

Winter Open House Blue Jay Point County Park Celebration on February 3

Local residents can join the Blue Jay Point County Park staff as they celebrate another year of programs activities at the annual Winter Open House at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3. The event focuses on different environmental education themes through crafts, interactive displays, hands-on educational activities and presentations. Participants can enjoy refreshments on the covered front porch while watching winter birds at the feeders. The family event is free for all ages, and no registration is required. For more information, call 919-870-4330, email bluejaypoint@ wakegov.com or visit wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

27TH Annual Red Cross Ball Planned for April 8 The 27th Annual Triangle Red Cross Ball is planned for Saturday, April 28, at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. Linda Craft of Linda Craft & Team Realtors returns as Chair of one of the biggest annual charity events in the region. The event – planned for 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – is popularly known as a “Party for a Purpose”. Attendees can dance the night away while enjoying fine food and cocktails, and bidding on incredible live and silent auction items. For additional information on becoming a sponsor or securing tickets, email mira.batchelor@redcross.org, call 919-741-3478, or visit redcross.org/enc. Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley is located at 4500 Marriott Drive, just off I-440 at Glenwood Avenue.

2018 Red Cross Ball WHEN: Saturday, April 28; 6-11 p.m.

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

WHERE: Marriott Dr, Raleigh ATTIRE: Black tie optional; cocktail or formal FEATURES: Fine food and beverages; dancing; live and silent auctions; raffles

Blue Jay Point County Park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road in North Wake County.

North Raleigh’s Sertoma Arts Center hosts the 7th Annual Paint Your heART Out at 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.3 A fundraiser to benefit Sertoma’s arts and scholarship programs, the event allows participants of all ages to create an original Valentine-inspired masterpieces on canvass utilizing paint and other materials that will be available. Canvas costs are $6, $10 and $12, and pre-registration is encouraged, although pm-site registration is available. Additional donations are also accepted. For information, call 919-996-2329 or visit parks.raleighnc.gov. Sertoma Arts Center is located at 1400 West Millbrook Road. 919 Magazine

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INFO: RedCross.org/ENC CONTACT: mira.batchelor@RedCross.org; 919-741-3478

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WHO: Hosted by Linda Craft,

Chesterbrook Academy Open House Scheduled for Jan. 20

Chesterbrook Academy plans a Prospective Student Open House at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20. Serving youths age 3 to 5th Grade, the 4-Star preschool and elementary school has served North Raleigh students since 1995. The elementary school program combines a rigorous, standards-based curriculum with experiences that develop skills such as creativity, collaboration and communication. A technology-rich environment at the campus includes an iPad for each student in Grades 3-5. For more information, call 877-959-4181 or visit chesterbrookacademy.com. Chesterbrook Academy is located at 10200 Strickland Road in North Raleigh.

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919 >>COMMUNITY Ready for a Workout? Check Out Lake Lynn Community Center Lake Lynn Community Center offers an opportunity for North Raleigh residents to celebrate the New Year by “working toward a better you” – with a wide variety of adult fitness classes. All classes are taught by Crissy Fishbane, and require a participation fee. Among the offerings: • Adult Recess (18 years and up; $12 fee): Come out for a one-hour fun adult recess session, intended to leave participants sweaty and laughing. Game range from “Sharks and Minnows” to “Hungry, Hungry Hippos” and will encourage everyone to let out their inner child while getting a great cardio workout. All classes are 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays (Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1 and April 5). • Fitness Bootcamp at Lake Lynn (18 years and up; $40 fee): Gain power, strength and agility from an intense and empowering full-body workout. This bootcamp mixes traditional calisthenics, plyometric and body weight exercises with interval and strength training to blast calories and gain maximum health benefits. Every camp will challenge the body in unique ways by incorporating a variety of equipment and drills. No two classes are ever the same. Participants get a tough, yet fun, workout in a supportive and motivational environment. The class begins and ends with a fitness assessment to determine progress. Modifications can be made for all fitness levels. Participants should bring a yoga mat and plenty of water. All classes are 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays (Jan. 3-24; Jan. 31-Feb. 28; March 7-28; and April 4-25). • Saturday Morning Bootcamp (18 years and up; $12 fee): Start your weekend off on the right foot. Gain power, strength and agility from an intense and empow-

Short Takes • Kristen Faircloth -- principal of Sycamore Creek Elementary since 2008 -- is the new principal of Durant Road Middle. Both schools are in North Raleigh. Faircloth replaces the retiring Nancy Allen. Vicki Perry, a veteran retired principal, was named interim principal of Sycamore Creek. • Dr. Robert Littlejohn, PhD – Head of School at North Raleigh’s Trinity Academy for the last 12 years – was appointed the next Head of School at The Covenant School of Dallas. Under Dr. Littlejohn’s leadership, Trinity was named a Certified Best Christian Workplace and the top school by the Christian Workplace Institute. • Sycamore Creek Elementary is the largest elementary school in North Carolina, according to 2017-18 state enrollment figures. The North Raleigh campus began this school year with 1,191 students.

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ering full-body workout. This bootcamp mixes traditional calisthenics, plyometric and body weight exercises with interval and strength training to blast calories and gain maximum health benefits. Participants get a tough, yet fun workout in a supportive and motivational environment. Modifications can be made for all fitness levels. Participants should bring a yoga mat and plenty of water. All classes are 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays (Jan. 6; Feb. 3; March 3; April 14). • Strollercise at Lake Lynn (18 years and up; $40 fee): Get fit while taking in the beautiful views of Lake Lynn, spending quality time with your little one and meeting other new parents. Participants complete a variety of exercises designed to strengthen muscles, improve endurance and increase flexibility. A stroller is the only equipment necessary. All classes are 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays (Jan. 3-24; Jan. 31-Feb. 28; March 7-28; April 3-25). For more information, call 919-870-2911 or visit parks.raleighnc.gov. Lake Lynn Community Center is located at 7921 Ray Road in North Raleigh.

• Alim McNeill, a Sanderson High senior defensive lineman, was selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January in San Antonio, TX. McNeill is an NC State University football commit. • Raleigh native Chesson Hadley has been named the 2017 Web. com Tour player of the year. Chesson won twice on the tour, an finished second after a playoff at the Rex Hospital Open at TPC Wakefield Plantation. • Janet Browndorf, a 5th Grade instructor at Hilburn Academy in North Raleigh, was named NCEE Environmental Educator of the Year. • Jennifer Yost, a math instructor, was selected as Leesville Road High’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year. • A special Divorce Workshop is planned for 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 10, at Second Saturday, 3600 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Visit secondsaturdaywakecounty.com for details.

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PASSION BEYOND THE TRANSACTION

STORIES ABOVE “We were in search of a relocation specialist in RTP and found Craft Residential through a web search. We were fortunate to be connected with a Buyer Relocation Specialist on the team, who from the moment we called to the time we closed on our new home (and now even months after) has been the epitome of customer service. The Craft Residential team has invested a great amount of time and energy to ensure we have been pleased each step of the way. Having bought and sold many properties through the years, we can say that Craft Residential is the best agency we have worked with!” — Mark and Ellie Harvill

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With increasing high-profile data breaches, organizations are realizing that to secure a system, it is not a question of how sophisticated the system has to be – but a question of how to adapt the best practices to use the technologies for securing that system. Here are six tips to keep your data and information secure: 1. Encrypt data: Encryption protects data from being accessible by systems and individuals who were not intended to have access. 2. Backup data: This is a critical process in ensuring security and continuity of business. Backups can restore lost data after various types of disasters, such as system failure, fire, drive corruption and malicious attacks. 3. Secure wireless networks: Since wireless signals propagate through the air, there is a greater risk of someone trying to break in and gain Network Access as compared to accessing a wired port. 4. Role based access: It is very important in today’s IT world that there be a clear definition of roles and responsibilities of employees in a company. Based on these roles, users can get read or write permissions to company’s resources, keeping in mind the principle of “least privilege.”

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5 Essential Divorce Tips Wake County Second Saturday divorce workshops offer specialized expert advisers who have helped families throughout the Triangle area navigate the divorce process with positive outcomes. Here are five essential tips for individuals contemplating a divorce. 1. Divorce is a legal process that requires a lot of documentation. Gather up tax documents, bank and credit card statements, Social Security cards, birth certificates, a list of all assets, and a list of all debts. 2. Open your own bank account as soon as possible. If you work outside the home, start putting your paychecks into that account. 3. Consider carefully whether one of you will keep the house. Many people want to keep the house for emotional reasons, but later find the expense of payments and upkeep is too high for one salary.

5. Child custody is one of the major sore points during divorce. Try to create a custody agreement with your partner outside the courtroom to make the process easier for your children. Second Saturday Wake County divorce workshops provide tools, resources and information to help you cope with, manage the legalities and understand the financial considerations of divorce. Bob Watral, CFP®, CMFC®, CDFA™, APMA® is Facilitator of Second Saturday Wake County. For support, hope and information, visit secondsaturdaywakecounty.com.

4. If you do not work outside the home, it is likely you will have to find employment during or after divorce. Brush up your resume and seek opportunities to acquire new skills.

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Very Unique Rice-Based, Durham-Distilled Vodka Wins Multiple Awards, and Praised For Its Smoothness and Handmade Nature It all began over lunch, as do so many success stories. And now, Graybeard Distillery and Bedlam Vodka are quickly becoming a phenomenon. Ron Templeton, Brandon Evans, and Sam Searcy had just sold a joint-venture, and were “looking for something to sink their teeth into,” said Scott Russ. “I had this crazy idea to start a distillery, mentioned this family recipe, and it took on a life of its own from there.” Turns out that Russ’s “crazy idea” actually involved a 170-yearold Irish family recipe for a vodka that utilized rice as it’s base grain. “My grandfather would tell me about how his father and grandfather brought this vodka recipe from Ireland and that it was made from French rice,” Russ said. “During the 1845-60 period of agricultural devastation in Ireland, there were taxes on grains that were imported if they needed milling before use, but the French rice did not need milling – making it cheap to utilize.”

Graybeard Distillery PRODUCTS: Bedlam Vodka YEAR OPENED: 2016 OWNERS: Brandon Evans

Sam Searcy Ron Templeton Brad Evans Scott Russ Shane McCurdy

ADDRESS: 4625 Industry Lane, Durham WEBSITE: bedlamvodka.com KEY PERSONNEL: SALES/BRAND EXPERTS Tim Bridenthal Tammy Davis Corey Mock Tracie Clarke Michael Russ

FACILITY/OPERATIONS Drake McCurdy Jeff Tickle By G. CLEVELAND KILGORE 919 Magazine Writer

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‘We do everything in house. No corners are cut by bringing in pre-distilled neutral spirits, or by outsourcing any of the steps in making Bedlam.’ ~ SCOTT RUSS Head Distiller, Graybeard Distillery

The homemade spirit proved to be very tasty and popular, so they bartered it and gave it away as needed – and the family recipe eventually came into Russ’s possession. Soon after the 2016 lunch, Brad Evans and Shane McCurdy joined the team to launch the new Durham-based distillery – and its signature product, Bedlam Vodka. “It’s been a dream to do something like this, to make a quality spirit that I enjoy and am proud of,” said Russ, a Durham resident who was a practicing attorney for 10 years. “I think I can speak for everyone (on the team) by saying that we truly wanted to bring to market the highest quality spirit at the best possible price, without any marketing pretense or sense of ‘you have to dress like this or look like this’ to be our target demographic. Be yourself, come as you are, and bring the Bedlam.” Today, in such a short time, Graystone is the largest grain to glass distillery in North Carolina – touting a capacity at full speed close to 110,000 cases of spirit a year. “We also invested in state of the art stills made for us in Amsterdam,” explained Russ, noting that one of the unique stills was the first in existence, made specifically for the distillery’s expansion. Continued on Page 48

‘I had this crazy idea to start a distillery, mentioned this family recipe, and it took on a life of its own from there.’ ~ SCOTT RUSS Head Distiller, Graybeard Distillery

Bedlam Vodka DISTILLERY: Graybeard Distillery, Durham ABV./VOL.: 40% (750 ml) SOURCE GRAIN: Rice HERITAGE: Irish process, perfected over seven centuries DEBUT: 2017 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America AWARDS/ Convention and Expo, Orlando, April 2017 RECOGNITIONS: 2017 Tasting Panel Magazine & SOMM Journal Spirit Tasting Award Winner; 2017 WSWA Brand Battle Winner; 2017 WSWA Hot New Now Media Award; Liquor.com’s 10 Vodka Brands to Try in 2017; Supercall’s 10 best vodkas of 2017; San Fran Spirits Comp – Bronze award 2017; WSWA Tasting Comp – Silver award 2017

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“We also do not import NGS, or neutral grain spirit, from wholesale ethanol plants and call it our own. We mash, ferment, distill and bottle all in our facility. There is a trend for distilleries to bring in NGS, which is essentially a 95 percent ethanol solution, run it through their still a few times and call it handmade,” Russ continued. “That’s not what we are about. We do it the hard way for a reason.” Russ said the team’s mission is simple: “To change what they think of vodka. To change how they drink it. And to provide a true handmade, grain to glass, ultra-premium spirit at a reachable price.”

‘The rice imparts a very complex and rich flavor in Bedlam Vodka – and the smoothness is out of this world.’ ~ SCOTT RUSS Head Distiller, Graybeard Distillery

And based on the success to date, they’re achieving that mission with Bedlam, which is today made with American grown white rice. “The rice imparts a very complex and rich flavor in Bedlam Vodka – and the smoothness is out of this world,” Russ said. “The fact that it has warmth without the typical overwhelming vodka burn, has converted a fair share of other vodka drinkers. In fact, we are just winning people over left a right at a phenomenal pace.” Now available at North Carolina ABC stores statewide and many restaurants and bars, Bedlam Vodka is rapidly gaining popularity. “Consumers are looking for something unique. I think this is universal in nearly every aspect of commerce,” Ross said. “But specifically, in spirits, the uniqueness of the grain, the authenticity of the branding, the gluten free properties, the fact our bottle doesn’t look like any other vodka bottle, the complexity of the spirit itself, an ability to lend itself to non-vodka cocktails…all these things create a vodka that stands apart from all the others on the market.”

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Graybeard Distillery Head Distiller Scott Russ provides 919 Magazine readers the details on Graystone Distillery, located in Durham: The Owners Graybeard Distillery lucky as a business in that the owners were really the only staff we had in the beginning. We all were able to focus 100 percent on getting this off the ground. Brandon Evans, Sam Searcy and Ron Templeton had just sold a business they started four years earlier. Brandon, Sam and Scott Russ were all attorneys, Brandon and Scott having met in law school many years earlier. Ron is a mechanical engineer by trade and Brad Evans has decades of experience as an executive in human resources. Shane McCurdy is, well…Shane. He’s the glue, keeping it all together and running. Shane had nearly 20 years of experience in running a medical research lab and the knowledge in chemistry to help get the team over the hump of turning micro batch samples into the full commercial run of the spirit. It’s this really crazy family of people you wouldn’t guess would be doing this as successfully as we are. 48

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Distillery Staff Apart from the owners, Graybeard Distillery has a great sales and marketing force that includes Tim Bridenthal, Tammy Davis, Corey Mock, Tracie Clarke and Michael Russ. They are the face and brand experts we send into accounts in North Carolina and for events nation-wide. Drake McCurdy and Jeff Tickle are the two facility guys busting their humps every day to make sure all the processes are happening to produce the consistent high quality spirit. Brand director and head bartender is Jesse Cortez, who has helped us understand the versatility in the spirit and has really been instrumental in creating the cocktail vibe Bedlam can offer nearly any menu. Team Philosophy “Work hard and play hard” is a strong philosophy in life. Not a single person at the distillery wants their headstone to read: “I wish I spent more time behind a desk.”

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Bedlam Vodka Durham-based Graybeard Distillery Head Distiller, Scott Russ, provides 919 Magazine readers the details on all things Bedlam Vodka: 170-year-old Recipe Bedlam Vodka is distilled utilizing a family recipe, 170 years old. It was made when it was needed but nothing was ever done with it – besides trading and bootlegging. I think we, the owners of Greybeard Distillery, were all in a situation where we wanted to make something…DO something…that was really unexpected, and this storied spirit gave us that opportunity. Handmade From Rice What sets Bedlam apart from other vodkas? Mainly the grain. Most vodkas are made from wheat or potatoes or corn. Bedlam is made from American grown long grain white rice. It gives it a very specific flavor profile not found anywhere else. We also don’t distill it repeatedly. It’s run through our still twice. That’s all it needs. Plus, we do everything in house. No corners are cut by bringing in pre-distilled neutral spirits, or by outsourcing any of the steps in making Bedlam. No Typical Vodka Burn The rice imparts a very complex and rich flavor in Bedlam Vodka – and the smoothness is out of this world. The fact that it has warmth without the typical overwhelming vodka burn, has converted a fair share of other vodka drinkers. In fact, we are just winning people over left a right at a phenomenal pace.

Available Statewide Bedlam Vodka is available statewide in North Carolina ABC stores as well as in many restaurants and bars. If we aren’t where you like to enjoy an adult beverage, tell your server or bartender. (Bedlam Vodka is also available in South Carolina, Georgia and New Jersey, and expect to add distribution to Florida and Tennessee, as well as a few other states.) National Attention How is Bedlam Vodka getting involved in national events? Most of these opportunities happened organically, almost as a snowball effect. Our participation last year at ESPN’s Espy Awards event was a result of winning the major awards at WSWA; the involvement with Warner Bros. Records was a result of ESPN; the exclusive backstage presence at the Country Music Awards was from the Warner relationship; and so on. Those relationships have grown and I’m looking forward to what opportunities 2018 will bring. More events are planned, but I don’t want to give away too much at this point. Part of the fun is revealing where we will be next. Bedlam Vodka Motto Live rebelliously, but always drink responsibly.

A Unique Experience It’s been our experience, when talking with consumers, that they are looking for something unique. I think this is universal in nearly every aspect of commerce. But specifically, in spirits, the uniqueness of the grain, the authenticity of the branding, the gluten free properties, the fact our bottle doesn’t look like any other vodka bottle, the complexity of the spirit itself, an ability to lend itself to other non-vodka cocktails…all these things create a vodka that stands apart from all the others on the market. (bedlamvodka.com website includes a special cocktail section that we are constantly updating with new recipes for everyday enjoyment or for special occasions or specific themes.)

‘(Our mission is…) to provide a true handmade, grain to glass, ultra-premium spirit at a reachable price.’ ~ SCOTT RUSS Head Distiller, Graybeard Distillery

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Holidays May Be Over, But Festive Parties Now a Year-Round Activity The holidays may be over – all the special gatherings, parties and buffets – but guess what? Super bowl is right around the corner, followed by Valentine’s Day (private parties count too!) and Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) in February. Then comes the ultimate party day: St. Patrick’s Day; and who doesn’t want to be with fellow basketball fans for the Final Four? And next are the Kentucky Derby parties and more and more and more. The 919 Magazine Team always loves a good party, and we have gathered up a few of our favorite companies for entertaining, some of our best 919 venues, and suggestions on where to get your party supplies – everything from food to flowers, and décor to rentals.

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Special Venues Noah’s Event Venue – Morrisville 5180 Paramount Parkway Morrisville 919-802-8667 noahseventvenue.com

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A national company with locations all over the U.S., Noah’s newest location opened just about a year ago in Morrisville. The new event center is tucked away in the Perimeter Park, just off I-540 at Chapel Hill Road exit. It features gorgeous stained wood, state of the art sound systems and different mood lighting options. A full prep kitchen and beautiful rooms are available for any type of event. The venue offers day and evening rentals for both business and bridal – in addition to handling any type of private event. A large, private patio and extensive private parking lot make Noah’s a winner in our book. 919 Magazine recently hosted its “Fifth Anniversary” party at the location. www.919Magazine.com

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Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Drive Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com

Wedding, Corporate and Social Events A treasure in North Raleigh, Brier Creek Country Club is centrally located near Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The clubhouse itself is set amidst a sprawling golf course community designed by legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. The main ballroom on the upper level can easily accommodate up to 300 people. Smaller, more intimate gathering rooms –such as Govenor’s Lounge and Palmer’s Cove – are a great match for any business or social gathering. Brier Creek Country Club has also been home to two years of 919 Magazine Fashion Shows. On site catering, an outdoor wedding garden, Deke’s Tavern and Table and other services available make planning your next party a hole in one.

Florists Our top recommendation is a locally owned florist, with two locations in the 919:

North Raleigh Florist

7457 Six Forks Road Raleigh 919-847-3381 northraleighfloristinc.com

Cary Florist

100 Parkthrough Street Cary 919-864-1600 caryflorist.com

Owner Janice Cutler, a long-time business owner and local resident, has furnished some of the biggest events in the 919 with the most beautiful, fresh flowers and custom floral arrangements. With locations in downtown Cary and in North Raleigh on Six Forks Road, clients can come into her shop in person or order online or by phone. Their extensive online catalog makes flower shopping a breeze. A favorite supplier to many local business leaders and organizations, Cutler handled the recent 919 Magazine “Fifth Anniversary”event. 919 Magazine

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Party Supplies & Equipment

Poppyseed Market

8801 Lead Mine Road #107 Raleigh 919-870-4997 poppyseedmkt.com

American Party Rentals

3633 S Alston Avenue Durham 919-544-1555 americanpartyrentals.com

Lunch, Dinner, Carry Out, Full Catering Poppyseed Market has served the community of North Raleigh and Wake County for over 10 years with incredible home cooking, utilizing family recipes. Located inside an unassuming shopping strip mall near Strickland Avenue and Six Forks Road, Chef Julia McGovern turns out special dishes worthy of a cult following. On the menu (and aptly titled “Poppyseed Classics”) you can dine on dishes such as mac n cheese and lasagna, or choose something lighter – such as salad plates offering a choice of three cold salads from the fresh deli case. Other favorites include the grilled marinated chicken served over organic greens and Quiche of the Day. Also try out the famous pimento bacon cheeseburgers, beer braised beef short ribs, or the award winning secret sandwich that took home top honors at the Triangle Signature Chef ’s event in 2015. Diners can stop in for lunch or dinner and order at the counter. Fresh, mouth-watering entrees are delivered to your table. Poppyseed Market offers an impressive wine list, and live music (check dates for weekly events). 919 Magazine team members stop by every chance we can get. If you don’t know Poppyseed, we encourage you to check it out.

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Just about anything you can think of for your next party is available at American Party Rentals. Single orders are okay, for everything from dance floors to patio heaters, chairs, tables, linens and glassware. The official party rental company for two years for the 919 Music Festival, American Party Rentals also accepts online orders – and customers can pick up or have supplies delivered.

Crown Trophy of Raleigh 7300 Creedmoor Road Raleigh 919-878-6565 crowntrophy.com

Specialized gifts, trophies, plaques and more. Make your event shine with a custom touch. Online catalog and fast turnaround are available.

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ENTERTAINING<< 919 Entertainment & Live Music Bobby Moody Trio

A Moment’s Notice 919-601-5401

Bobby mixes his beautiful jazz sounds performed on his saxophone, along with a keyboardist and stand up bass musician. His calling card states “All Styles of jazz for All Styles of People”. A 919 favorite, Bobby has performed at many private homes and parties, corporate events and fundraisersin the 919. Professional and polished, he will keep your crowd entertained.

Triangle DJ

Featuring professional mobile DJ, Nogui Aramburo 919-771-3609 triangledj.com

A long sought after local DJ service, spinning the tunes you love since the 1990s, Triangle DJ provides music for weddings, private parties, corporate events, and youth and adult birthday parties, anniversaries and wherever people are gathered together to celebrate. Extremely professional, and well liked, Nogui will get your party jumping. If you mention 919 Magazine, he will also take $100 off your DJ party.

Refreshments Raleigh Brewing Company 3709 Neil Street Raleigh 919-400-9086 raleighbrewing.com

Providing locally brewed kegs and cans, and home brew equipment and supplies. A North Raleigh family opened Raleigh Brewing Company near NC State, but you will find the various brews everywhere local craft beer is sold. This is a favorite among locals.

Bedlam Vodka

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Unique, uber-cool and locally distilled vodka, that’s available throughout the 919 at your local ABC stores (and several bars and restaurants). Find signature recipes, merchandise and more on their website. Also be sure to check out a special feature on Durham’s Graybeard Distillery and Bedlam Vodka in this issue of 919 Magazine.

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Mountains of North Carolina Have Highest Elevations and Coldest Climate in the South Home to six individual alpine ski areas, North Carolina enjoys a solid ski season typically stretching from Thanksgiving to midMarch, according to the North Carolina Ski Areas Association. The 5,000 foot-plus peaks of the Appalachian Mountains mean frequent snowfalls, temperatures cold enough for snowmaking and incredibly breathtaking winter scenery. So the natural winter weather provides numerous opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing and more. Not only does all this winter activity create memories for North Carolina residents and visitors, it also has a direct positive impact on the state’s economy. Overall, the ski industry’s winter season creates more than $200 million in direct and indirect value annually to North Carolina. Snowmaking is key to creating excellent slope conditions in North Carolina. The art of snowmaking involves creating a mixture of air and water under pressure and spraying it out of a snow gun. The mixture then turns to snow and falls to the ground. Each ski areas’ snow making personnel diligently monitors temperature, humidity and wind to produce the most optimum skiing/ snowboarding conditions. This commitment to snowmaking allows all the state’s ski resorts to offer consistent snow conditions to skiers and snowboarders, even after mild periods. SOURCE: North Carolina Ski Areas Association, goskinc.com 54

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Guide to Fun in the Snow North Carolina has six specific ski areas, all in the mountains in the western part of the state – and all a reasonable weekend trip (or even a day trip). Here are specifics on each, courtesy of the North Carolina Ski Areas Association.

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FEATURE << 919 Beech Mountain Resort

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1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy. Beech Mountain, NC 828-387-2001, 800-438-2093 beechmountainresort.com At 5,506 feet in elevation, Beech Mountain Resort remains the highest ski area in the East. To supplement the annual snowfall of over 80 inches, Beech has extensive snowmaking capabilities that cover 100 percent of the skiing terrain. A favorite with families, Beech offers skiing, snowboarding, and a terrain park (including at night) – and skating on a 7,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice rink. Instructions are available for all ability levels, and there is a program for youths that includes equipment rental, a hot lunch, and a day of instruction in proper ski and snowboard technique. Also on-site are equipment and clothing rentals, shopping, dining, and nightlife. Accommodations, including chalet rentals and inns, are close by. Beech also offers a 750 ft. tubing facility, with eight lanes.

Year Opened Skiable Area Avg Snowfall Top Elevation Vertical Drop Longest Run Slopes/Trails Lifts Lift Capacity Snow Making

1967 95 acres 80” 4675 ft 830 ft 1M 17 8 9300/hr 100%

Amenities Ski lessons; Tubing; Sledding; Ice Skating; Shopping; Dining; Brew Pub; Rentals; Lodging; Terrain Park; Special Events; More

Sugar Mountain Resort 1009 Sugar Mountain Dr. Surgar Mountain, NC 828-898-4521, 800-784-2768 skisugar.com North Carolina’s largest winter resort features a high-speed six-passenger chairlift and Whoopdedoo, the state’s only double black diamond slope. Ski, snowboard and snowshoe (day and night) on 125 acres. State-ofthe-art snowmaking covers all 21 slopes, including a terrain park. The winter sports schools accommodate all ages and abilities, including half or full day programs for kids. The rental shop specializes in top of the line equipment. Sugar also has an easy-access tubing park, a 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice skating rink, a base lodge with two cafeterias, the Last Run Lounge, an easy-access locker room, and the Sugar Mountain Sports & Gift Shop. Located just off NC Hwy 184. Information Year Opened Skiable Area Avg Snowfall Top Elevation Vertical Drop Longest Run Slopes/Trails Lifts Lift Capacity Snow Making

Amenities 1969 125 acres 78” 5300 ft 1200 ft 1.5M 21 8 8800/hr 100%

Ski lessons; Tubing; Ice Skating; Snowshoeing; Shopping; Dining; Beauty & Spa; Rentals; Lodging; Events; Skiing; Snowboarding; More

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919 >>FEATURE Appalachian Ski Mountain

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort 578 Valley View Circle Mars Hill, NC 800-817-4111;828-689-4111 wolfridgeski.com

940 Ski Mountain Road Blowing Rock, NC 800-322-2373; 828-295-7828 appskimtn.com The North Carolina High Country’s first ski area, Appalachian Ski Mountain opening in 1962. It is home to the French Swiss Ski College, the South’s largest independent ski school and SKIwee, renowned for teaching beginners, families and groups how to ski. Rentals include 2,850 sets of skis, snowboards and skiboards – plus jackets, bibs, gloves, goggles and helmets. Features include three terrain parks, refrigerated outdoor ice skating rink; 46,000 sq. ft. Bavarian-style lodge with wireless internet; 200 ft. observation deck; restaurant with fireplace overlooking slopes; ski and gift shops; nursery, locker room, TV lounge and group meeting rooms. Located two miles off 4-lane US Hwy. 321 between Blowing Rock and Boone. Closest resort to Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Raleigh. Information Year Opened Skiable Area Avg Snowfall Top Elevation Vertical Drop Longest Run Slopes/Trails Lifts Lift Capacity Snow Making

Amenities 1962 27 acres 50” 4000 ft 365 ft 0.5M 11 5 7884/hr 100%

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Amenities 1970 72 acres 65” 4700 ft 700 ft 0.7M 15 5 5500/hr 100%

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1080 Ski Lodge Road Maggie Valley, NC 800-768-0285; 828-926-0285 cataloochee.com

217 Sapphire Valley Rd. Sapphire, NC 828-743-7663; 800-533-8268 sapphirevalley.com The Sapphire Valley ski slopes are an integral part of a 5,700-acre fourseason resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The intimate nature of the ski hill and short lift lines make this a popular choice amongst families and beginning skiers. A state of the art quad chair lift means the guest can optimize the number of runs taken. The main hill is 1,600 feet in length, with a 200-foot vertical drop and is very skiable for all ages – and the resort prides itself in offering reasonable rates. Amenities Information Cross Country Skiing; Sledding; Year Opened 1964 Tubing; Snowboarding; Skiing; Skiable Area 8 acres Learn to Ski; After School Program; Avg Snowfall 30” Sapphire Brewing Co.; Lodging; More Top Elevation 3400 ft Vertical Drop 200 ft Longest Run 1600 ft Slopes/Trails 2 Lifts 3 Lift Capacity 900/hr Snow Making 100%

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Wolf Ridge Ski Resort offers unmatched views and groomed slopes. Expanded in 2006 with the addition of two new ski slopes, double and quad lift, and terrain park all on the top of the mountain, the resort features an upper mountain ski lodge surrounded by 48 townhome and log cabin units. A family-oriented resort, Wolf Ridge offers everything from beginner to expert slopes – plus a beginner/training area, a Snow Sports School with private and group lessons; and a variety of mid-week specials. Located just five miles from I-26 and only 30 minutes from Asheville.

Cataloochee Ski Area is traditionally one of the first areas in North Carolina to open each season, utilizing one the most advanced snowmaking systems in the Southeast on 18 lighted slopes with five lifts (including two moving carpet lifts). Cataloochee has something for everyone, including 4,000 sets of snow sports equipment; a ski school for all ages and abilities, including our HEAD Kid’s Adventure Center for youths age 4-12; a fireplace, restaurant, lounge and on-mountain shop located in the lodge; the Cataloochee Ski & Sports Shop in Maggie Valley; and Tube World in Maggie Valley with 12 lanes of snow tubing fun. Located only 40 minutes from Asheville with easy four-lane access. Amenities

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Snow Tubing Venues Though tubing opportunities exist at many of the six ski resorts in North Carolina, several specific tubing venues can also be found in Western North Carolina

Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center 7420 Dillard Road Scaly Mountain, NC 828-526-3737 scalymountain.com Sessions: 2 hours Age: Age 4 and older Lanes: 3

Hawksnest 2058 Skyland Drive Seven Devils, NC 828-963-6561 hawksnesttubing.com Sessions: 1 hour, 45 min Age: Age 3 and older Lanes: Four different areas; 30 lanes, 40-100 ft long

Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park

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5865 Willow Road Hendersonville, NC 828-696-0333 moonshinemountain.com Sessions: 2 hours Age: Age 8-under must be with adult Lanes: 3 (plus short lane for youths)

Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing

Celebrating 50 winters as the highest ski destination in the East. Skiing, lodging, restaurants & nightlife at 5,506 feet.

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NC Highway 181 South Jonas Ridge, N.C. 828-733-4155 jonasridgesnowtube.com Sessions: 1 hour, 45 min Age: Age 6-under must be with adult Lanes: 6 (various speeds)

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By TILDON DUNN 919 Magazine Writer

Quality, Stylish

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Discount Furniture Of the Carolinas Stresses Its Superb Customer Service Discount Furniture of the Carolinas strives to reinvent the furniture shopping experience by keeping value high and overhead low. “Through our front doors until assembly in your home, you will see the highest rated customer service in the Triangle,” said Adriana Trocino, owner of Discount Furniture since it opened in Morrisville in 2014. “Our mission is to reinvent the furniture shopping experience by differentiating ourselves from the rest of the industry.” Discount Furniture – located at 1003 Morrisville Parkway, Suite 160 – offers quality, stylish furniture at heavily discounted prices. Fully stocked and ready to make quick deliveries of popular furniture brands from its local warehouse, Trocino stressed that the company eliminated high overhead, providing an opportunity for local residents to reap the benefits. “All services are performed by employees of Discount Furniture of the Carolinas,” Trocino stressed. “Our three technicians – Rob Thompson, the delivery manager; Jimmy Volcy and Eli Brooks – are the only representation you will see of the company on a delivery and assembly basis. And, on the front end Bradley Sullivan, general manager – who’s experience includes all facets of the furniture industry – and

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Ashley Holmes go to great lengths to understand the true needs of our clientele. “Bradley, being the first employee of the company and driving know-how, carefully selected each staff member,” Trocino noted. “This decision was based on strong character, and not on industry experience.“ Trocino encouraged local residents to stop by and browse the local warehouse in person to see the wide selection of sofas, sectionals, bedroom sets, dining room sets, mattresses and more. “Our banner product is Fusion furniture, an upgraded upholster out of Ecru, Mississippi, that we go to great lengths to keep in stock at all times,” she added. Adriana was originally inspired to open Discount Furniture due to her interest in interior design, but it is now a passion to give customers an enjoyable experience. “Our clientele enjoys our no pressure, fun filled environment,” she said. “We believe we have the best service available in the industry and that translates.” For more information, call 919-606-5356, visit discountfurnitureofthecarolinas.com – or browse the Morrisville warehouse at 1003 Morrisville Parkway, Suite 160.

‘Through our front doors until assembly in your home, you will see the highest rated customer service in the Triangle.’ ~ ADRIANA TROCINO Discount Furniture of the Carolinas

KEY PERSONNEL: Bradley Sullivan, General Mgr Rob Thompson, Delivery Mgr Ashley Holmes Eli Brooks Jimmy Volcy ADDRESS: 1003 Morrisville Pkwy, #160 Morrisville BUSINESS HOURS: Mon-Sun, 10 am-6 pm WEBSITE: discountfurnituremorrisville.com EMAIL: discountfurniturecarolina2@gmail.com PHONE: 919-606-5356

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Adriana Trocino Profile POSITION: Owner BUSINESS NAME: Discount Furniture of the Carolinas

Bradley Sullivan Profile

YEARS IN POSITION: 4

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PROFESSIONAL Moved to North Carolina BACKGROUND: in 2010, working at Lenovo Mercy College, NY (Business Marketing degree)

BUSINESS NAME: Discount Furniture of the Carolinas YEARS IN POSITION: 1

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RESIDENCE: Morrisville

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A Strategic Plan for the Future Town of Morrisville’s Process Continues With Citizen Input

The Town of Morrisville’s formal strategic planning process to help identify the most critical issues and guide the community for the next five years is well under way – and three public sessions are planned in January to provide an opportunity for residents to participate. The three sessions – each scheduled on Wednesday, January 10 – are: • 7:30 a.m.: A presentation and activity, at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. • 10 a.m.: A presentation and activity at Cedar Fork Community Center, 1050B Town Hall Drive. • 5 p.m.-8 p.m.: A drop in session and activities (for both adults and youth) at Cedar Fork Community Center, 1050B Town Hall Drive.

The new five-year Strategic Plan will set a direction for the community and identify priorities for the next several years. It will also help staff to align town resources and realize the collective vision of elected officials, residents, the business community and employees for the future. At the scheduled January sessions, people will learn about the planning process, learn about work the City Cuncil and staff have completed in the process, and share ideas related to Morrisville’s future. Light refreshments will be served at each session. The process is designed to be inclusive, according to town officials, and residents in all parts of the community are encouraged to participate in the process. A draft of the new plan by town staff is expected by the end of February, with council consideration scheduled in March – followed by implementation planning beginning in April 2018. For more information, visit townofmorrisville.org.

Jeff Sheehan Keynote Speaker At 27th Annual Chamber Meet Jeff Sheehan, Partner, Trinity Capital Advisors – a commercial real estate development firm and owner of Perimeter Park – will keynote the 27th Annual Meeting of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Prestonwood Country Club. Sheehan’s firm oversees the 21-building Perimeter Park office development, home to top-tier firms including Lenovo, Credit Suisse, Fujifilm, UNC Healthcare among others – and a major part of the growth of the Morrisville community and the larger Triangle area. Sheehan will discuss Perimeter Park’s past, present, and future, how the office park is leading the charge to meet workforce demands of 21st Century companies and how this continuing development project will impact the community. Attendees at the annual meeting also will have an opportunity to connect with top business leaders and elected officials; see award presentations for the Jeremiah Morris Community Steward of the Year, James M. Pugh Small Business of the Year and the Ambassador of the Year; and celebrate the organization’s 2017 accomplishments and a look ahead at what’s to come in 2018. 60

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Tickets are $47 per employee of member firms; $63 per non-member; and $423 per corporate table of 10 (members only). Deadline to RSVP is Jan. 22. Sponsors of the event include Creative Visions, Lenovo, Southport Graphics, Trinity Capital Advisors, Jeff Sheehan Barfield Revenue Consulting, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, 919 Magazine, Atlantic Tire & Service, Branch Banking & Trust, BrightView Landscaping Services, CEI: The Digital Office, Coastal Credit Union, The DiLeone Law Group, Diversified, Duke Energy, Frankel Staffing Partners, Oracle, Raleigh Consulting Group, Town of Morrisville, Trinity Partners, Wake Technical Community College, YMCA of the Triangle, CASTO-Park West, Clancy & Theys Construction Company. For more information, call 919-463-78155 or visit morrisvillechamber.org. Prestonwood Country Club is located at 300 Prestonwood Way in Cary.

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COMMUNITY << 919 Conduent’s New Morrisville Facility Brings 200 New Jobs Conduent Incorporated, the world’s largest provider of diversified business services, plans to invest $2.7 million in Morrisville. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper made the recent announcement about the all-new global technology and innovation hub – expected to create 200 jobs. Conduent is expected to invest $2.7 million in the local operation. “North Carolina offers a deep pool of talented workers that attracts global technology companies,” said Gov. Cooper. “Conduent’s decision to select the Research Triangle is the latest example of how investing in a highly-skilled, educated workforce pays off for North Carolina.” Conduent, headquartered in Florham Park, NJ and formed in 2016 after its separation from Xerox, serves customers around the world with capabilities in transaction processing, automation and analytics. Conduent’s clients include 76 companies from the Fortune 100. The new operation in Morrisville will drive several leadingedge focus areas for the company, including data modeling and machine learning, artificial intelligence, and sensor technologies. “Given Conduent has a strong relationship in North Carolina already – with more employees here than any other state – opening a new global technology and innovation hub in the heart of

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the Research Triangle is the right move for our clients and our people,” said Ashok Vemuri, chief executive officer, Conduent. Conduent will add a variety of job functions at the new site, including research scientists, software developers, information technology, corporate finance, legal, and human resources positions. Although salaries will vary by position, the average wage across all positions will be $100,000, which is higher than the current Wake County average wage of $53,783.

Morrisville Chamber Plans ‘Scandinavian Capitals’ Trip

Morrisville Chamber of Commerce plans a special informational session in January for its 2018 “Scandinavian Capitals” trip. The session is 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Chamber offices at 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. “Scandinavian Capitals” is scheduled for Sept. 1-8, 2018. Costs are from $3,149 per person ($3,249 after March 30), which includes round-trip airfare from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Copenhagen/Stockholm; eight days and six nights at first class hotels/ship; daily breakfast; transfers and sightseeing; baggage handling; and guided excursions. Admission is free to the information session, which is open to the public. For more information, visit morrisvillechamber.org or call Sarah Gaskill at 919-463-7159.

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919 >> COMMUNITY ‘Rise of the Intrapreneur’ KNOW Luncheon Topic

For more information, call 919-463-7155 or visit morrisvillechamber.org. Series Sponsor for the KNOW Luncheon is Atlantic Tire & Service.

February’s Morrisville Chamber of Commerce innovative and popular KNOW Luncheon explores “The Rise of the Intrapreneur” at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Brier Creek Country Club. Many people possess the skills necessary to be an entrepreneur, yet are not prepared or willing to assume the risks of organizing and operating a business. This often can leave employees’ passion, tenacity and innovation untapped. But what if you were able to harness and utilize these skills at your current organization by asking questions such as: What do I want to create that is going to fill a white space? Or, what doesn’t currently exist that would add value or solve a problem? Enter in the intrapreneur – an employee of an organization who has the entrepreneurial vision to create something new that does not currently exist such as a new role, division, or launching a new initiative. At this KNOW (Knowledgeable Network for Women) session, a panel of women intrapreneurs will speak on how to take an entrepreneurial approach to business, your job, and life. Cost to attend is $37 per employee of member firms; $53 per non-member; and $333 per corporate table of 10 (members only). RSVPs are requested by Feb. 6.

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Brier Creek Country Club is located at 9400 Club Hill Drive in North Raleigh.

Pamela Keen Joins First Federal Bank Pamela S. Keene recently joined First Federal Bank as Vice President and Commercial Lender. A resident of Apex and the Wake County area for more than 25 years, she has 27 years in banking experience – most recently with Wells Fargo Bank as Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager. She also is the recipient of several personal and professional achievement awards. Keene is based in the Fuquay-Varina office and works throughout Wake County. She can be reached at 919-621-6595 or by email at pkeene@firstfederalbanknc.com.

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COMMUNITY << 919 New BUILT Custom Burgers Opens At Alston Town Center

BUILT Custom Burgers – a unique “build your own burger” dining experience – is now open at the new Alston Town Center in North Cary. The fast casual restaurant is managed and operated by partners Ravi Patel, Hiren Trivedi and Chintan Sandesara. At BUILT, the guest is in charge of their burger creation: Featuring four premium protein options, five cheeses, 20 fresh unlimited toppings, 10 flavorful sauces, and a choice of three breads or two fresh greens, the restaurant encourages guests to build a burger or bowl to meet their individual preferences. And, regardless of how many toppings are added – including premium offerings such as bacon, guacamole, caramelized onions, caramelized mushrooms or fried egg – the price per patty is all-inclusive. “We are thrilled to not only the first stand alone BUILT Custom Burgers in the world, but also to bring this fun and unique experience to our local community,” said Trivedi, who noted that the restaurant serves humanely-raised and handled, antibiotic and hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, 100 percent natural Angus beef, chicken and ground turkey – as well as vegan veggie burgers. All burgers and patties are hand-formed and cooked to order. Guests can pair their custom-build burger with sides such as shakes, crispy fries and tater tots. In addition to sodas, a selection of beer and wine also is available.

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The North Cary location at 5033 Arco Street is 2,300 sq. ft. and features a modern design with multiple flat-screen televisions. Service hours at 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 10:30 a.m.to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The three partners also operate a Built Custom Burgers in the food court at The Streets at Southpoint in South Durham, which opened last year. For more information, call 919-377-2775, email at alston.builtcustomburgers.com or visit builtcustomburgers.com. BUILT Custom Burgers now open in Alston Town Center in North Cary

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919 >> COMMUNITY Short Takes • MetLife plans 500 new jobs at its Cary technical hub. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper – at a recent groundbreaking for a third building at MetLife’s Cary campus – verified that number, which is in addition to the more than 1,000 employees the firm already employs. • Green Hope High in Cary – Wake County Public School System’s largest high school – is the 4th largest campus in North Carolina. The three largest schools are all in Charlotte, with Ardrey Keil topping the list with 3,178 students. Green Hope enrollment for 2017-18 is 2,916. • Cary has the top-rated Amtrak station for customer satisfaction in the U.S., according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The station in downtown Cary was ranked first in “overall station experience” in Amtrak’s 2017 customer satisfaction rankings, according to NCDOT. Customers judged their station based on several criteria, including cleanliness, safety, clarity of signs, friendliness of station workers and ease in boarding trains. • Etix, an international ticketing solutions provider, acquired ticketing software company, Interactive Ticketing. The acquisition follows October’s announcement of the purchase of ExtremeTix and TicketBiscuit. • A new 100,000 sq. ft. facility in Morrisville’s Perimeter Park will be partially occupied by cybersecurity company Varonis.

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• Trinity Capital Advisors of Charlotte, and Vanderbilt Partners of Chicago, are developing a property located on 8.12 acres at 2200 Perimeter Park Drive. • Financial technology firm Lighthouse Networks plans to add more jobs and relocate its Morrisville office from Aviation Parkway to Morrisville’s Perimeter Park. • Town of Cary ranked fifth best on the 2017 list of “The Safest Cities in America,” according to SmartAsset’s new analysis. SmartAsset evaluated 200 U.S. cities for its study, focusing on crime rates, vehicular mortality rates, drug poisoning rates, excessive drinking, air quality and the percent of commuters who drive to work alone. Cary was the only North Carolina town to make the list. • Former UNC Wilmington basketball standout Chris Flemmings – a Cary native and graduate from Green Hope High – was selected seventh in the 2017 NBA G League draft by the Reno Bighorns, who later traded him to the Boston Celtics’ affiliate Maine Red Claws. • Western Wake Chambers of Commerce recently received a $250,000 grant from the State of North Carolina. In addition to Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, other Chambers receiving funds included Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, and Fuquay Varina. Funds may be used for a variety of youth, entrepreneurship and community service programs.

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PARK CENTER FLAGSHIP The Frontier at RTP is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary in January – and the public is welcome to participate in the festivities. The flagship building of Park Center and an important step toward the redevelopment of the Research Triangle Park, The Frontier is a mixed-use space, including free co-working and drop in meeting space, a daily rotation of food trucks, private offices, and event space. The anniversary celebration is January 11 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and includes special activities throughout the day, a bounce house in the Atrium, prizes, birthday cake and a special Happy Hour beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Homebase. The Frontier hit several milestones in 2017, reaching new levels of service to the business community. Among the year’s highlights: • Reached a total company census on the campus of 85, including 47 new businesses. • Hosted nearly a thousand events over the 12-month period. • Attracted more than 110,000 visitors during the year.

The Frontier Celebrates 3rd Anniversary at RTP

Visitors are always welcome at the facility to plug into the wifi, pour a cup of coffee or book a conference room and schedule a meeting. Doors are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to anyone who needs a place to work. And each week The Frontier hosts a variety of events that are free and open to the public, including food truck rodeos, RTP180, Happy Hour or 1 Million Cups. Visit rtp.org/thefrontier for more information. The Frontier is located at 800 Park Office Drive in Research Triangle Park.

The Frontier 2017 Facts: 85 47 114,302 952 2,448 11,560 413

Total Businesses on Campus New Businesses Total Visitors to Campus Events and Meetings Held Total Co-working Tours Pints of Beer Served at Happy Hours Food Trucks Visiting Campus SOURCE: rtp.org

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919 >> COMMUNITY Triangle Experts Discuss How Language is Evolving Have you ever thought about language is evolving? And how the changes might affect us? Language experts from throughout the 919 will be on hand for a spirited discussion on the topic for the monthly RTP 180 series at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, at The Frontier at RTP. Among the panelists: • Dr. Elika Bergelson, Duke’s Begelson Lab (BLAB) • Jeff Mielke, North Carolina State University’s Phonology Lab • Mike Terry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • Dr. Yolanda Keller-Bell, North Carolina Central University • Robin Dodsworth, North Carolina State University

Visit rtp.org for more information, or to register for the free session. Happy hour and networking begin at 5 p.m. The monthly RTP 180 series features speakers from universities, local companies and the community at-large on stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. The Frontier is located at 800 Park Office Drive in Research Triangle Park.

Durham Hosts Free E-Waste Recycling, Shredding Event Durham residents can recycle electronic waste, shred confidential documents, and dispose of their live Christmas trees at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Durham County Memorial Stadium. City staff will be on hand on the home side parking lot, located at 750 Stadium Dr., to assist with unloading old electronics, paper, and trees. No large appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners or any other appliances that contain Freon in non-working condition are accepted. For information, call 919-560-1200 or visit durhamnc.gov.

RTP Short Takes • ChannelAdvisor, a provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions, plans its 2018 Catalyst Americas conference for April 17-19 at the San Diego Convention Center. Now in its 11th year, this annual conference has become a preeminent e-commerce event for brands and retailers. For more details, visit channeladvisor. com. • Research Triangle Park-based RTI International donated $188,800 to Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Maria relief efforts. The donations enabled the Red Cross to work alongside partners to deliver more than 1.3 million overnight shelter stays for people impacted, along with more than 10.6 million meals and snacks, more than 6.2 million relief supplies and 229,000 health and mental health services. • JAGGAER, an independent spend management technology company, plans to acquire BravoSolution from Italmobiliare S.p.A. – subject to customary closing conditions, effectively rendering JAGGAER the largest independent, vertically focused spend management solutions company in the world. • TransEnterix, a medical device company pioneering the use of robotics to improve minimally invasive surgery, has entered into an agreement with Great Belief International Limited to advance the SurgiBot System towards global commercialization. The agreement transfers ownership of the SurgiBot System assets, while the Company retains the option to distribute or co-distribute the SurgiBot System outside of China.

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• Peter Scott III is the new RTI International board of directors chair, succeeding William Moore Jr. who served as board chair since 2010 for the Research Triangle Park-based independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. • Lenovo received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, a U.S. benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Lenovo joins the ranks of more than 600 major U.S. businesses earning top marks this year. • Syngenta has attained a non-exclusive IP license from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology for agricultural applications in multiple crops, including corn, wheat, tomato, rice and sunflower. • Analytics company QuintilesIMS has a new name. Effective last November, the company began doing business as IQVIA. The name change comes almost a year and a half after Quintiles merged with IMS Health in a $9 billion deal. • A collaboration between Fidelity Investments and Research Triangle Foundation, the weekly RTP Food Truck Rodeo is scheduled at 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 at The Frontier, 800 Park Office Drive. For information, visit rtp.org.

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COMMUNITY << 919 USATF Championships Brings Expected $7 Million Impact Durham will host the 2019 USA Track & Field National Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Durham County Memorial Stadium. The Durham Sports Commission led the successful bid, and will captain the local organizing committee that includes participation from the North Carolina USATF Association, Durham County Memorial Stadium and Stadium Authority, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Durham, and Durham County. As many as 4,500 athletes, aged 7-18, are expected to travel to Durham and compete in the June 25-30, 2019, event, which would generate a forecasted economic impact of over $7 million. “With the incredible track and field community we have in Durham and across the state, it was a part of DSC’s early goals – to set the foundation for a great, long-lasting relationship with USATF and bid on its national championships,” said Executive Director of the Durham Sports Commission, Ashleigh Bachert. “The event will showcase Durham to thousands of visitors, filling 18,000 room nights over six days, as well as support and engage our active amateur clubs.”

Other events DSC will host or support on a national stage prior to the 2019 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships include the 2018 United States Women’s Curling Association National Meeting and Bonspiel, the first time the championship event will be hosted south of Virginia, as well as the ACC Baseball Championship’s Fan Fest, returning to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in 2018. For more information, visit usatf.org.

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• North Carolina Central University Chancellor Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye will serve as Grand Marshal of the 16th Annual NC MLK Black History Month Parade & Block Party, starting at 12 p.m. on Feb. 3, on Fayetteville Street in Durham. • GoTriangle has replaced its shuttle routes in Research Triangle Park with an on-demand service that allows people to call or use an app to summon a ride. Go OnDemand, is available 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout RTP. The TransLoc Rider app is available in the Apple Store or Google Play. Rides can also arrange service by calling 919-314-8777. • The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham presents the special ticketed exhibition, “The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence,” the first exhibition in the U.S. devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings of the Italian artist. For more information on the Jan. 2-14 event, call 919-684-5135 or visit nasher.duke.edu.

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what starts here, changes everything Principal Elizabeth Battle Enjoys Watching Students Learn, Grow By G. CLEVELAND KILGORE 919 Magazine Writer

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Elizabeth Battle became a teacher because she loves students. “I enjoy watching students learn and grow,” she explained. “I enjoy developing relationships with students and watching them mature.” Then she became an administrator because she loves teachers. “Teachers need an environment that is conducive to learning and I can create that environment as the principal,” she said. “Teachers are the key to student learning and I am able to build a culture that values teachers and the work they do. Now the leader at Wake County Public School System’s newest high school – North Wake College and Career Academy, which specializes in career and technical education (and opened its doors to students in August this year). The unique curriculum at the Wakefield/North Raleigh/Wake Forest campus includes program areas such as Hospitality, Early Childhood Education, Culinary, Emergency Medical Technician, and Information Technology – and includes a unique partnership with Wake Technical Community College. An information video for prospective students proudly proclaims, “What Starts Here Changes Everything.”

‘NWCCA has an amazing, experienced staff. We have 16 certified staff members with over 280 years of experience. They are student centered and extremely knowledgeable.’ ~ ELIZABETH BATTLE Principal, NWCCA

Elizabeth Battle Profile RESIDENCE: Meredith Woods, North Raleigh AGE: 47 POSITION: Principal, North Wake College and Career Academy PROFESSIONAL Marketing instructor, Wake BACKGROUND: Forest-Rolesville High, 19962000; assistant principal, SE Raleigh High, 2000-2004, and Sanderson High, 2004-2008; principal, Daniels Magnet Middle, 2008-2016 EDUCATION: BA English and BS Business Management, Meredith; M.ED Marketing Education, MSA School Administration, and Ed.D Educational Leadership, NC State HOMETOWN: Raleigh AFFILIATIONS: Young Adult Literature Book Club, West Raleigh Presbyterian Church FAMILY: Married, 2 daughters (age 9 and 3) PETS: Dash (dog) INTERESTS: Reading, cooking, gardening

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919 >> PERSONALITY North Wake College and Career Academy OPENING DATE: August 10, 2017 STUDENT COUNT: 126 CLASSROOMS: 32 PRINCIPAL: Elizabeth Battle KEY STAFF: Assistant Principal Michael Riles; Project Based Learning Coach Carrie Horton; Career Development Coordinator Rafael Roman; Dean of Students Megan Walter SCHOOL HOURS: 7:25 am-2:18 pm ADDRESS: 931 Durham Rd, Wake Forest/Wakefield PHONE: 919-694-8650 WEBSITE: wcpss.net/northwakecca

“When I heard about this opportunity about six months before the job posted (in fall 2016), I knew that I was going for it,” said Battle, a Raleigh native and married mother of two children. “My background fits really well in that I was formerly a career and technical education teacher, and I also worked in several of the program areas prior to becoming an educator.” The new campus in North Wake County actually began life as a Winn Dixie grocery store, before being renovated about 10 years ago as a 9th Grade center for Wakefield High School. When WHS no longer needed the center, the property was renovated last spring to accommodate the new campus – including the development of an industrial kitchen for the culinary students. In addition to introducing potential students to the new school’s concept (it’s an application-only high school), Battle had to

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pull together a new staff of educators for the campus. “I wanted to hire the best staff available, which we have done,” she said. “NWCCA has an amazing, experienced staff. We have 16 certified staff members with over 280 years of experience. They are student centered and extremely knowledgeable.” Battle didn’t originally see herself as an educator, instead becoming a financial sales representative after college. Then, upon request, she became a tutor at a women’s prison. “I loved it, and I realized my calling was to teach – so I went back to school to get a

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degree in Marketing Education, because of my background in business,” she said, noting that she followed her mother’s career path, who was a lifelong teacher and educator. As Battle leads the new high school into the future, she is celebrating 21 years working for Wake County schools in several capacities. “Wake County is an amazing school system with a high level of support at all levels,” she stressed. “I am grateful for my time here.” For information on North Wake College and Career Academy, call 919-694-8650 or visit wcpss. net/northwakecca.

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COMMUNITY << 919 Rolesville Main Street Plans Topic of Two 2018 Sessions Public sessions are planned in early 2018 to further develop the “Rolesville Main Street Vision Plan” – which is designed to create a safer, more successful, and attractive town center for the community. First up is a Public Symposium, planned for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11. Then, at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, a Public Design Workshop is planned. Both meetings are in the boardroom at Rolesville Town Hall, located at 502 Southtown Circle. The town’s effort will help define and respond to issues from traffic congestion to development to safety in creating a future plan of action to improve conditions throughout the four-mile “main street” corridor. For more information, visit mainstreetrolesville.com.

Northern Wake Senior Center Open House Set for January A special Northern Wake Senior Center Open House is scheduled for January 22-26 at the center’s temporary office at The Lodge of Wake Forest. Supporters and members of the center may view photos and additional information on the expansion and renovation of the center, inside the lobby at 235 E Holding Avenue in Wake Forest. Renovation work began several weeks ago – and the facility’s expansion program is now under way. As part of the expansion, Friends of the Northern Wake Senior Center Auxiliary is raising funds to meet the needs of the expanded facility’s interior and exterior features. The January open house is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1151 South Main St. For more information, call 919-554-4111 or visit resourcesforseniors.com.

MLK Jr. Community Celebration Set at Friendship Chapel Baptist

‘Meet the Artist’ Series Continues at NE Library

Wakefield and North Wake County residents have the opportunity to “Meet the Artist” at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, at the Northeast Regional Library. Local artist Maureen Seltzer-Mono will provide a presentation on Mono Printing and Collage, and explain an assortment of things to make texture on a synthetic gelatin plate and old papers to print on. In this hands-on demonstration, the artist will show attendees how to take the printed papers and use them to prepare a torn paper collage work. For more information, call 919-570-7166 or visit wakegov. com/libraries. Northeast Regional Library is located at 14401 Green Elm Lane in Wakefield.

Several Rolesville and Wake Forest churches and community organizations plan to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a free, public celebration on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church at 237 Friendship Chapel Road. Area residents are invited to attend the observance, beginning with a light meal at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” The event will include contests among Wake Forest and Rolesville schools for creative performance, writing and art that best reflects the theme. For more information, contact Margo Grant at 908-672-8115, or visit wakeforestnc.gov/mlk-community-celebration.aspx.

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919 >> COMMUNITY Sgt. Richard Brown Receives 2017 Brantley Pearce Award Wake Forest Police Sgt. Richard Brown is the recipient of the 2017 Brantley Pearce Memorial Award. Sgt. Brown accepted the award last fall, during the Emergency Chaplains’ “Hometown Heroes” banquet at Research Triangle Park’s Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center. The Emergency Chaplains present the award annually to one police officer, firefighter, EMS, chaplain, and dispatcher in North Carolina who has “gone above and beyond the call of duty.” Brantley Pearce, who the award is named after, died in an automobile accident in 2012. Pearce’s family sponsors the annual Brantley Pearce Memorial Awards in recognition of the kind of help needed during a time of great loss. Sgt. Brown has served as a Wake Forest Police Department Chaplain since 1996. He joined the department as a sworn officer in 1999. In addition to providing chaplaincy for the police department and the Wake Forest community, Sgt. Brown has served in several roles as a uniformed officer. He is currently assigned to the Support Services Division. To learn more about Emergency Chaplains, visit www. echap.org. For more information about the Town of Wake Forest Police Department, visit wakeforestnc.gov. Wake Forest Police Sgt. Richard Brown is the recipient of the 2017 Brantley Pearce Memorial Award. Submitted Photo

Mardi Gras Street Festival Features Music, Food, More Wake Forest Mardi Gras Street Festival is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, along South White Street in downtown Wake Forest. Admission is free to the family-friendly celebration, which offers a variety of fun things to do – including a walking parade, children’s activities, music, and assorted contests for people of all ages. Several downtown merchants and event sponsors will also offer special discounts and activities throughout the day. In addition, a variety of food trucks will serve in the Fidelity Bank parking lot, 231 S. White St. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov or call 919-435-9400. 74

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Forest Moon’s ‘Sylvia’ At WF Community House Forest Moon Theater presents “Sylvia” Feb. 9-18 at the Wake Forest Community House in Wake Forest’s Holding Park. In the presentation written by A.R. Gurney, the fur flies when Greg brings home a female canine named Sylvia who’s a little too human for Greg’s wife to accept. It’s a twisted love triangle that will have the audience rolling over in the aisles and barking with laughter, featuring a battle of the sexes unlike anything ever seen. Directed by Mike McGee, the performances feature Kylee Silvas, Larry Evans, Shana Fisher and Tony Hefner. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $13 for seniors and students age 18 and under – for performances scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9-10 and 16-17. Performances on Feb. 11 and 18 are at 3 p.m. Wake Forest Community House (in Holding Park) is located at 133 W Owen Ave., in Wake Forest. For more information, visit forestmoontheater.org.

WF State of the Town Scheduled for Feb. 19 The Wake Forest State of the Town Address & Dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church. In partnership with the Wake Forest Rotary Club, the annual event offers residents the opportunity to reflect on the own’s lccomplishments during the previous year and learn about its goals in the coming months. In addition to Mayor Vivian Jones’ State of the Town address, the evening will include a catered meal and dinner music by a local high school ensemble. Several state and local elected officials typically attend, including members of the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners and Wake County Board of Commissioners. Tickets are $15 per person (including dinner) and may be purchased at the Renaissance Centre Box Office. For more information about the annual State of the Town Address and Dinner, visit wakeforestnc.gov. Wake Forest Presbyterian Church is located at 12605 Capital Blvd.

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COMMUNITY << 919 Short Takes • Kumon, an after-school math and reading program, is opening a new learning center in Wake Forest – becoming the 10th franchise location in the Greater Raleigh area. For information, visit kumonfranchise.com. • Elizabeth Hanna, Intervention Coordinator at Wakefield High, is moving up to Assistant Principal at the school.

• Wake Forest High 2015 graduate Bryce Love received many accolades in 2017, while collecting 1,973 yards, 17 scores and 8.3 yards per carry for the Stanford University football team -- and becoming a First Team Associated Press All-American and runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.

• The Renaissance Centre for the Performing Arts in Wake Forest will close for renovations from January 2018 through the late spring.

• Speaking of WFHS football, the North Wake high school achieved its second straight North Carolina state football title in 2017. The Cougars finished 15-0 for the season and received a police escort back to Wake Forest from BB&T Field in WinstonSalem. WFHS has won 30 straight games.

• Due to the temporary closing of the Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest’s Forest Moon Theater will perform its final last two productions of the current season (“Sylvia” in February, and “Proof” in April) at the Community House in Wake Forest, located in Holding Park just a few blocks from downtown.

• Northern Wake Senior Center plans a free Open House at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m on Jan. 22-26 at The Lodge, 1151 South Main Street in Wake Forest. Attendees can view photos and receive information on the plans to expand the center. For information, call 919-554-4111.

• Michelle Bell, formerly principal at Parkwood Elementary in Durham, is the new principal at North Forest Pines Elementary in Wakefield.

• Local artist Maureen Seltzer-Mono gives a free presentation on Mono Printing and Collage at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, at the Northeast Regional Library, 14401 Green Elm Lane in Wakefield.

• Deanne Cooper is the new Sanford Creek Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2017-18.

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• Wake Forest’s annual Mardi Gras Street Festival is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 in downtown. The free family friendly celebration features children’s activities, music, food and more. For information, call 919-435-9400 or visit wakeforestnc.gov.

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919 >> ACTIVE

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ACTIVITES RUNS, WALKS, GOLF & RACES

1/7

11th Annual Run for Young 5K

2 pm Christ Church 120 E Edenton St, Raleigh runforyoung.org

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Mutts & Marshmallows Doggie Dash 5K, with 8K, 5K,

1M, and Kids in Strollers Run 9 am WakeMed Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary runsignup.com

1/15

The Time is Now MLK 5K

Benefit for Healthy Girls Save the World; Girls on the Run Triangle 7:30 am; Start at The Old Well, E Cameron Ave In Chapel Hill rocts.web.unc.edu

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Krispy Kreme Challenge

12 doughnuts, 5M, 1 hour; benefit for UNC Children’s Hospital 2011 Hillsborough St, Raleigh krispykremechallenge.com

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Brierdale Ale Trail 5K 8 am

2/10

Brierdale Shopping Center 10410 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh (Brier Creek) 919-376-9441 fsseries.com

Sole Mates

5K & 10K 1 pm WakeMed Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary runsignup.com

2/11

Run for the Roses

2-3 pm Dorothea Dix Park 2105 Black Dr, Raleigh 919-880-3147 racereach.com

2/17

Cupid’s Undie Run

Benefit to find a cure to Neurofibromatosis Solas 419 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh cupids.org

UGTBGrind’n Trail Run

10M, 5M 9 am Harris Lake Park, New Hill 919-376-9441 fsseries.com

March 10:

2/17

Carolina Fever:

Fight Cancer 5K 7:30 am The Old Well, E Cameron Ave In Chapel Hill runsignup.com www.919Magazine.com

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Food Shuttle Garden Gallop 5K

8 am Whiteside Drive, Raleigh racereach.com

May 19: 3/18

The Victory Ride

Family Ride, 30-, 60-, 100 miles; supporting the V Foundation to raise funds to cure cancer

Tobacco Road Half- Marathon, Marathon

Centennial Campus NC State University 830 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh thevictoryride.org

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Brooks Park Ln, Cary fsseries.com tobaccoroadmarathon.com

EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURES AT PARKS, CENTERS 1/1

First Day Hike

3/24

Ella’s Race

1K, 5K, 10K; benefit to help end pediatric cancer 8 am-12 pm North Ridge Country Club 6612 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh ellasrace.com

3/24

St. Paddy’s 4 Miler

10:30 am Raleigh Beer Garden 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh itsyourrace.com

4/28

Cary Du Classic

Duathlon, Triathlon Brooks Park 111 Brooks Park Ln, Cary fsseries.com

5/12

A 4-mile hike on Company Mill Trail and side trail (easy to moderate); see 2 millstones, largest rock in park 9 am; free William B. Umstead State Park Reedy Creek Parking Lot Harrison Ave. exit off I-40 919-571-4170 william.umstead@ncparks.gov

January 10: Lake Crabtree VEagle Count

Join park staff collecting data for state, national bald eagle count 7-9 am; all ages; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 bluejaypoint@wakegov.com wakegov.com/parks /lakecrabtree

Beaverdam Olympic,

EmergeOrtho Spring Triathlon Falls Lake State Recreation area North Wake County fsseries.com

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NC Beer Mile

Drink 12 oz. of beer every 1/4M of running 5 pm Bond Brothers Brewery Downtown Cary fsseries.com

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Wonder Explorers

Explore nature, enjoy a story and make crafts according to various session themes 11:30-12:30 pm; age 2-6; $45 fee Optimist Community Center 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880 parks.raleighnc.gov www.919Magazine.com

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Family Nature Night

Explore, create, touch and learn as a family: Fun and games, spend time with nature as a group 6:30-7:30 am; age 3-up; $2 fee Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2329 parks.raleighnc.gov

1/19

Squirrel Spotters

Join park staff to learn about squirrel habits, habitats and life in the park 1-3 pm; all ages; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 bluejaypoint@wakegov.com wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

1/20

Whoo’s Awake

Listen to owls make their calls to claim territory, then enjoy s’mores around the campfire 5:30-7:30 pm; age 6-up; $4 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Dinosaurs and Fossils

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Campfire Story and Marshmallow Roast

January 30, February 20: Winter Stories At the Farmhouse Hear a nature story, explore and make a craft 10-11 am; age 3-5; $2 fee Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 2900 Horseshoe Farm Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

February 10: Campfire Story And Marshmallow Roast

Gather around the campfire for a story; registration required Fairytales and build a fairy home 6-7 pm; age 6-up; $2 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

1/27

Recycling Relay Rumble

Enjoy relay challenges and engineering feats utilizing recyclables, then enjoy hot chocolate 2-4 pm; age 5-up; $4 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Winter Open House

Crafts, displays, hands on activities and presentations for whole family 1-4 pm; all ages; free Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330 bluejaypoint@wakegov.com wakegov.com/parks/bluejay

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Birding with Vernon

Easy walk while looking and listening for feathered friends 8:30-10 am; all ages; free Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3390 bluejaypoint@wakegov.com wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree

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Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt

Discover winter-time trees and animals – plus hot chocolate and a cute tree face craft 2-3:30 pm; age 5-up; $6 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

2/8

Love Bugs

Enjoy games, stories and songs that are all about bugs – plus make a buggy valentine craft to take home 10:30-11:30 am; age 2-6; $2 fee Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2329 parks.raleighnc.gov

2/10

Wilderness Survival

Skilled instructors guide youths in building a shelter and fire in this hands-on, fun outdoors program 1-3:30 pm; age 10-12; $15 fee Forest Ridge Park 2100 Old NC 98 Hwy, WF 919-556-6781 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Gather around the campfire, while listening to a nature story 6-7 pm; age 6-up; $2 fee Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

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Foxes and Coyotes

Explore the wonders of live creatures with puppets and stories, plus outdoors search for signs of wildlife 2/14: 12:45-2:15 pm; 2/17: 10:30 am-12 pm Age 3-5; $3 fee Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve 5229 Awls Haven Dr 919-996-6764 parks.raleighnc.gov

2/24

Winter Bird Walk

Easy-paced walk looking for birds that frequent the unique habitat of meadows and forests 9-11 am; age 12-up; free Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 2900 Horseshoe Farm Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov

JANUARY/FEBRUARY: Education and Exhibits

In addition to a series of interactive exhibits, oral histories and images, the Visitor’s Center includes regular educational and interpretive events and social activities; call or visit website for full listings William B. Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-571-4170 william.umstead@ncparks.gov ncparks.gov

Kayak Pool Sessions

Open practice to all levels of paddlers; basic boat orientation available to beginners 5-8 pm, Fridays; age 8-up; $4 (residents) Optimist Swimming Pool 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-996-6855 raleighnc.gov/parks

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Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park Theatre In The Park, located at the 250-seat indoor facility at the northern end of Raleigh’s scenic Pullen Park, offers an impressive schedule of award-winning shows for its upcoming 2018 Main Stage season. Led by founder Ira David Wood III as Artistic and Executive Director, the theatre’s 2018 schedule begins with “Assassins”, planned for Feb. 23 through March 11. Ira David Wood III In the musical, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman examine the motivation for the men and women who have killed – or attempted to kill – U.S. presidents throughout history. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley and others meet and interact. It’s bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny – and the music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted. For tickets call 919-831-6058; or for additional information, visit theatreinthepark.com or call 919-831-6936.

Theatre in the Park YEAR STARTED: 1947, as The Children’s Theatre of Raleigh; name changed in 1970s

2018 Main Stage Season Includes Musicals, Drama, and Comedies

Season memberships are available, which offer discounts and other incentives. Other shows scheduled for the 2018 season include: • April 20-May 6: “Hand to God,” a comedy by Robert Askins, akin to “Book of Mormon” and “Avenue Q”. • June 15-July 1: “It Shoulda Been You” a new musical comedy about a wedding day you’ll never forget. • Aug. 10-26: “It’s Only a Play,” a comedy by Terrence McNally, about the opening night of a play. • Oct. 5-21: “It Is Done” a drama by AlexGoldberg, which takes place inside a desolate bar in the middle of nowhere. A Halloween treat for mature audiences. Individuals interested becoming involved with Theatre in the Park as a volunteer – assisting as an usher, backstage, costumes or other areas – may call 919-831-6936 or email info@theatreinthepark.com. Tickets are available to all shows at 919-831-6058 or theatreinthepark.com.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Ira David Wood III LOCATION: Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre, 107 Pullen Rd, Raleigh WEBSITE: theatreinthepark.com INFORMATION: 919-831-6936 BOX OFFICE: Hours: 9 am-5 pm, M-F Phone: 919-831-6058

Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre at 107 Pullen Rd in Raleigh

City of Raleigh Summer Jobs Info Sessions Slated

The information sessions are scheduled for: •

City of Raleigh will hold two information sessions about summer job opportunities for college and high school students in January. The information sessions will consist of small group presentations about specific summer jobs and the application process. Conducting the presentations will be representatives from the city’s Human Resources and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources departments and the Raleigh Summer Youth Program. 919 Magazine

Jan. 4 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road. • Jan. 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Raleigh Pathways Center, 900 South Wilmington Street. The City of Raleigh employs 700 to 800 college and high school students each summer. The most common jobs filled are lifeguard, camp counselor, recreation instructor, recreation leader, cashier and Raleigh Summer Youth Program participant. For more information, contact Robert Jones, City of Raleigh Human Resources Dept., at 919-996-3570.

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919 >> INDEX Index of Advertisers 919 Magazine.................................................................................... 42, 64 All About Aesthetics.................................................................................. 81 Bedlam Vodka.................................................................................... 43, 46 Beech Mountain....................................................................................... 57 Berkshire Hathaway, LaDona Hoyt Realtor®................................... 67, 81 Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics..........................................................62 Brier Creek Orthodontics......................................................................8, 81 Chestbrook Academy................................................................................ 15 Carolina Barre and Core........................................................................... 17 Catherine Davis Photography................................................................... 71 Closets by Design.....................................................................5, 81, NR 84 Club Pilates................................................................................................42 Craft Commercial................................................................. IFC BC, NR, WF Discount Furniture of the Carolinas.................................................. 58, 63 ENLIGN Advisors......................................................................................... 7 ExcelLase...................................................................................................72 Go2Girls........................................................................................19, 35, 81 Holding Oil.......................................................................................... 75, 81 International Preschool of Raleigh................................................... 45, 81 Jacquie Cuts Barbershop......................................................................... 81 Laura Huntley- Keller Williams.......................................................... 19, 81 Leesville Tap Room................................................................................... 81 Linda Craft and Team Realtors................................................................ 41 Little Smiles Dental...............................................................................4, 81 North Raleigh/ Cary Florist......................................................... 34, 83 NR My Eye Dr...............................................................................IFC, MV, 84 BC Park West Village........................................................................................ 3 Poppyseed Market....................................................................................32 Pump it up Raleigh....................................................13, 81, 83 WF, 84 MV Red Carpet Storage...................................................................................35 Sam IT Solutions..........................................................................42, 65, 81 Sekou Video...............................................................................................75 Sentinel Primary Care........................................................................ 32, 81 Sir Walter Chevrolet.................................................................................... 6 Theatre in the Park...................................................................... 44, 83 BC Thompson and Thompson Family Dentistry..................................... 33, 81 Toll Brothers.................................................................................25, 83 MV Trali Irish Pub............................................................................................. 37 VP Dental............................................................................39, 81, Back WF West Park Tavern...................................................................................... 61

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MORRISVILLE/ RTP EDITION A young student taking in a day of snow boarding at Sugar Mountain. Photo courtesy of GoSkiNC.com

WAKE FOREST/ ROLESVILLE/ WAKEFIELD PLANTATION EDITION Let’s go tubing! Photo courtesy of GoSkiNC.com

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SAFEST CITIES IN AMERICA? Durham #23 Raleigh #47 In the latest rankings, other North Carolina cities in the rankings were: Greensboro at number 25; WinstonSalem,39th; Charlotte, 67th; and Fayetteville, 75th. Topping the national list were Nashua, NH; South Burlington, VT; Warwick, RI; Columbia, MD; Gilbert, AZ. At the bottom were Ft. Lauderdale, FL; St. Louis, MO; San Bernadino, CA; Oklahoma City, OK; and Detroit, MI. SOURCE: WalletHub

MOST DANGEROUS HIGHWAYS IN U.S.

Las Vegas (surprise) topped the list, but it was long way down to Raleigh at 147 on the listing, between Santa Ana, CA, and Huntington Beach, CA. Other North Carolina cities also were far down the list, with Winston-Salem at 142 on the list, Charlotte at 131 and Durham at 175. Following Las Vegas were St. Louis, MO; North Las Vegas, NV; Detroit, MI; Charleston, WV; New Orleans, LA; Henderson, NV; Gulfport, MS; Atlanta, GA; and Orlando, FL Plano, TX, and South Burlington, VT, were at the bottom of the list. SOURCE: WalletHub.com

NC #1

For the last 12 years, North Carolina has consistently ranked in the top five of Forbes’ Best States for Business, and now it has earned the top spot.

Interstate 85 through North Carolina ranked 15th most dangerous among interstates and highways in the U.S., in a new analysis. The roadway runs from Petersburg, VA, to Montgomery, AL, averages 0.568 deaths per mile (with the deadliest section running through Charlotte at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday).

Forbes ranked North Carolina the No. 1 state in the country for business based on costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. “North Carolina has built one of the country’s strongest business climates over the past two decades, fueled by low business costs, incentives and a young, educated workforce, many of whom have been trained at the strong universities in the state and Research Triangle Park,” Forbes said. SOURCE: Forbes Magazine

HOW MUCH DO WE SPEND ON SPORTS?

I-4 in Central Florida topped the list, with I-95 – which connects Miami, FL, and Weston, VA, and traverses Eastern North Carolina -- ranked fifth. I-17 from Punta Gorda, FL, to Winchester, FL, tallied at 20th most dangerous. SOURCE: Teletrac Navan 919 Magazine

North Carolina cities are nowhere close to being the “less than innocent” communities in America.

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How North Carolina Cities Rank: What are America’s best sports Durham 39th cities, based on how much they spend on sports?

Chapel Hill 41st Raleigh 55th

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North Carolina cities were ranked: Durham, 39th; Chapel Hill, 41st; and Raleigh, 55th. January/February 2018


January/February 2018 Brier Creek RDU S Bethesda Southpoint  
January/February 2018 Brier Creek RDU S Bethesda Southpoint  
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