Energy Department Awards $200,000 to North Carolina State University to Train Future Workforce in Smart Grid Technology
WASHINGTON – The Energy Department has selected North Carolina State University for a $200,000 award to support the development of curricula and training that will help researchers and students gain a better understanding of the complex conditions of a modern electric grid, focusing on synchrophasor technology. North Carolina State received one of seven awards totaling $1.4 million to help colleges and universities better prepare the electricity workforce of the future. Including North Carolina State University’s contribution, the total value of the project is $250,000.
Bluegrass Festival begins in Denton
Denton, NC – Love bluegrass music? Then spend Mother’s Day weekend at the 33rd Annual Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Music Festival from Thursday through Saturday. You can even take her to church there on Sunday. The event is at the Denton FarmPark, home to the Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion and is presented by Bill Plemmons RV World in Winston-Salem.
Members Sought for Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 8, 2013) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations for two members to its Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee. Closing date for nominations is July 15, 2013.
DHHS Secretary and Medicaid Director Continue Tour of NC Seeking Feedback and Input
Raleigh, N.C. - Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos, M.D. and Medicaid Director Carol Steckel will continue to travel the state to gather feedback and input on the "Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina" Medicaid initiative from the healthcare provider community. The Department of Health and Human Services released today dates for additional meetings with providers around the state so they can learn more and ask questions about the framework.
Mom can attend free music performances
Enjoy one or two music performances on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. At 1 p.m. the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble will take the stage, and at 3 p.m. the mother-daughter duo Myrna Bascunan and Claudia Lopez Bascunan will sing Chilean folk songs, play drums and tell stories. Both performances are free, and weekend parking is free!
Fundraiser Features Local Men as They “Raise the Heel,” Their Own High Heels, That Is
CHARLOTTE — Dress for Success Charlotte will hold its third annual 5K Power Walk in Freedom Park on Saturday. Registration is at 8 a.m.; Walk at 9 a.m.
Wingate University holds Irwin Belk Track ribbon-cutting and dedication
Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University invites the public to the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Irwin Belk Track on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11 a.m.
Trout Stockings in Alleghany and Ashe Counties Postponed
MARION, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has postponed two trout stockings scheduled for the Delayed Harvest sections of the Little River in Alleghany County and Big Horse Creek in Ashe County. Commission staff had planned to stock 1,500 trout in Little River and 1,675 trout in Big Horse Creek, but postponed due to flood conditions in the region.
Library to host lecture on Confederate Congress
Mark Sattler, history professor at Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, NC, will speak on the Confederate Congress in the Stanback Auditorium of the Rowan Public Library at 201 West Fisher Street on Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 pm. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy as part of its Sesquicentennial Observance of the War Between the States.
Public invited to comment on how federal energy assistance dollars will be spent
Raleigh, N.C.--The public is invited to comment on how federal funds in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant will be spent in state fiscal year 2013-2014.
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