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Chapel Hill-based author Elizabeth Trinkaus debuted her new book, “Enough Already! Yes, You Are.” The inspirational book offers real-life solutions to resolve individual everyday struggles. Dr. Amy Tiemann, who
first gained national recognition in 2005 with her best-selling book “Mojo Mom,” was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered for her newly released and best-selling book “Doing Right by Our Kids.” WHAT AN HONOR
Hulu is set to run a pilot series production by Carrboro-based cartoonist Keith Knight. The half-hour comedy, “Woke,” revolves around liveaction animated sequences with daily struggles and political undertones. GSK recognized El Centro Hispano as one of the winners of the 2018 GSK Impact Awards for the Triangle region. The 18
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nonprofit serves Latinos in the Triangle and works to strengthen its community while serving as advocates for equity and inclusion. William L. Roper was
chosen as one of the six distinguished North Carolinians to receive the state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, for his public service. Governor Roy Cooper presented the awards on Nov. 16 at a banquet and ceremony. Dr. Roper was also named the interim president of the UNC system, stepping in for Margaret Spellings on January 15.
Carolina Peace Corps Association in November. Executive director and cofounder Wendy Banning accepted the award and gave a speech. The Phillips Middle School Orchestra was selected to play at the 2018 North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference in November. The event took place in Winston-Salem where orchestras performed and learned from one another.
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won first place for his painting “Finley’s Shed” in the second annual Paint it Orange Plein Air Paint-Out hosted by the Orange County Arts Commission and Hillsborough Arts Council in October. Nerys Levy and Irina Ushakova also received honorable mentions for their paintings “Johnston Mill Nature Preserve #1” and “As the Sun Sets,” respectively. Carrboro nonprofit Learning Outside won the 2018 Peace Prize from the North
Dr. Chris Adigun of Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill was on the 2018
Skin Cancer Foundation’s Champions for Change Gala committee. She attended the star-studded event at The Plaza Hotel in New York City in October with her husband, Dr. Yomi Adigun. The Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida, recently added artwork by artist Eric Serritella to their permanent collection. The piece, titled “Paper Birch Basket,” is in Eric’s signature hyper-realistic style.
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