Immerse Yourself in Music and Beauty at the Museum’s Newest Exhibit

"HIGH POINT, NC (July 19, 2016) The High Point Museum recently opened its newest exhibit - The Luthier’s Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge – which will be on display until Saturday, December 17. This exhibit explores and documents the traditional arts of fiddle, guitar and banjo making in Southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It offers visitors a hands-on, interactive exploration of the rich history of this traditional craft.

A luthier is someone who builds or repairs string instruments generally consisting of a neck and a sound box. Featured craftsmen are guitar maker Wayne Henderson, fiddle makers Audrey Hash Ham and Chris Testerman, and banjo maker Johnny Gentry. The Museum will be hosting these musicians and their craft – all of the programs will be held 6 pm to 7:30 pm and will include discussion, demonstrations and music.

·       Thursday, August 18—Johnny Gentry—banjo
·       Thursday, September 8—Wayne Henderson—guitar
·       Friday, November 18—Chris Testerman—fiddle

“We think our community will enjoy learning more about this musical tradition,” Edith Brady, Museum Director, said.

The exhibit includes two videos, a listening station and hands-on activities including playing a banjo and a cigar box guitar. Visitors will learn about the history of this unique craft. Artifacts on display include tools, amplifiers, and instruments including cigar box guitars and fiddles.

It was produced by the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History with financial support provided by The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Interlam, Hibco Plastics, and Dr. Mac and Becky Sumner. 

The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, is dedicated to sharing Greater High Point’s history, providing perspective for current issues, and strengthening the sense of community.

The City of High Point aims to serve as the catalyst for bringing together the community’s human, economic and civic resources for the purpose of creating the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. For more information on the City, visit

The High Point Museum is located at 1859 Lexington Ave., High Point, NC 27262. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4.30pm. 336.885.1859. Admission is Free."

- A Press Release

Blandwood Carriage House Hosts Annual Bridal Vendor Show

"GREENSBORO, NC — On Thursday, July 28th between 5-8pm, the grounds of Blandwood Mansion and Carriage House, 447 West Washington Street in downtown Greensboro, will host their annual showcase of bridal vendors that will make your upcoming nuptials unique, creative and HISTORIC!  Make our history, your history!

Entry to this event on the National Historic Landmark site of Governor John Motley Morehead’s home Blandwood is FREE and open to the public.  Blandwood parking is located at the corner of Blandwood Avenue and West McGee Street.  On-street parking is also available.

The latest wedding trend is having these celebratory events associated with places of history following the romantic lines of recent historic movies and television dramas.  Couples, their wedding party, families and friends are invited to visit our historical downtown landmark during the evening to experience the exceptional local bridal vendors’ wares and items that can make their upcoming events unique, personal and tailored to their dream day!  The show offers caterers’ sampling, mock-tails, giveaways and drawings for items the prospective couple may want.  Gift bags to participants will be given to the first 50 guests!

Blandwood Carriage House Manager Amanda Garner encourages, “Come check out the amazing vendors at Blandwood and see how we can make your upcoming event personal and unique. We are excited to continue to host our many wedding vendor shows specializing in showcasing our local vendors and highlighting the Blandwood Carriage House.”

Preservation Greensboro Executive Director Benjamin Briggs comments, “The Carriage House at Blandwood is the only special events space in Guilford County that enjoys National Historic Landmark designation.  The nearby mansion and gardens provide a one-of-a-kind backdrop for receptions and meetings and it is all in the heart of downtown Greensboro!”  The Blandwood Mansion and Blandwood Carriage House are owned and operated by Preservation Greensboro.    
The Carriage House is a distinctive two story rental pavilion located on the grounds of historic Blandwood Mansion. Two spacious rooms, one on each level, an outdoor patio and beautiful grounds make this an elegant location for your wedding, reception, corporate meeting or other special occasion.
With diverse initiatives such as Blandwood Mansion and Museum Shop, the Carriage House, Architectural Salvage of Greensboro and its retail showroom, Preservation Greensboro Development Fund, and educational events, Preservation Greensboro provides a constant voice in the community for revitalization efforts, quality of life and the conservation of historic resources for future generations.  

For vendor participation and general event information, please contact Carriage House Manager Amanda Garner, 336-953-0626 or   For more information about Blandwood Mansion and Preservation Greensboro, please visit our website: or call our offices at 336-272-5003.  Like us on Facebook: @BlandwoodCarriageHouse."

- A Press Release

NC Rock Bands Perform Benefit Concert for Suicide Prevention and Awareness

"GREENSBORO, NC— As a part of their "After All This" tour, Greensboro-based rock band Raimee will be headlining a benefit show for To Write Love On Her Arms at The Somewhere Else Tavern on Saturday, July 30th. The five-band benefit concert, which aims to raise awareness around issues of mental health and suicide prevention, is especially poignant for Raimee, who planned the show themselves.

"I lost a very dear friend this year to suicide. And as someone who suffers from anxiety and depression myself, this is an issue very close to my heart," says vocalist Rei Haycraft, who coordinated the show. "There is a very real stigma around admitting issues of mental health, leaving our loved ones feeling hopeless and isolated. We're aiming to help change that."

All proceeds from this show will go to To Write Love On Her Arms, a non-profit group dedicated to de-stigmatizing mental health issues and spreading a message of hope. The bill will include a variety of bands from across North Carolina: Raimee (Greensboro, NC), A Light Divided (Winston-Salem, NC), The Reticent (Charlotte, NC), Blackwater Drowning (Salisbury, NC), and The Red Son (Greensboro, NC), all of whom have very personal connections to the cause.

To request interviews or press credentials to this show, please contact Fuel The Scene Media at or at 828.273.5939.

For more information on TWLOHA and their mission of spreading hope, please visit:


YOU ARE NOT ALONE: A Night of Music and Hope
Benefit Show for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness
Saturday, July 30th at 8PM
The Somewhere Else Tavern in Greensboro, NC."

- A Press Release

East Coast Wings & Grill Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day

National Casual Dining Restaurant to Offer 
Voucher for Free Wings on July 29

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In honor of National Chicken Wing Day on July 29, East Coast Wings & Grill will be awarding guests nationwide with a voucher valid for five free chicken wings on their next visit.

Proclaimed in Buffalo, New York in 1977 as a day to honor the original recipe of combining hot-sauce and butter to create buffalo sauce, the entire country has since taken note of this enthralling recipe, spawning a love affair between Americans, buffalo sauce and chicken wings nationwide.

Guests are encouraged to visit East Coast Wings & Grill on this momentous occasion to join fellow chicken wing fanatics indulge in and celebrate the beloved chicken wing. The North-Carolina based casual family dining franchise offers dozens of flavors that can be paired with nine heat intensities, creating hundreds of delicious sauce options catering to everyone’s taste buds.

“National Chicken Wing Day is one of our favorite holidays at East Coast Wings & Grill,” stated Sam Ballas, CEO of East Coast Wings & Grill. “It allows us to pay tribute to the foundation our business is built on, in addition to giving back to loyal and new guests alike. We hope everyone enjoys National Chicken Wing Day.”

Known for its wide variety of buffalo wings, East Coast Wings & Grill offers nationally award-winning wing sauces that are mixed to order with the freshest ingredients. Inspired by different cultures—The Islands, Tex Mex, Classic American, Asian, Southern BBQ, European, Bayou and more—at East Coast Wings & Grill, community members can enjoy dozens of flavors of chicken wings and choose from nine heat intensities, resulting in hundreds of possible combinations that can be added to most entrees and of course, wings. While wings remain a staple, the restaurant’s six-page menu includes burgers, salads, sandwiches and more.

For more information on East Coast Wings & Grill or to find the nearest location, visit

About East Coast Wings & Grill

East Coast Wings & Grill is a fast-growing, casual, family dining franchise that puts the spotlight on buffalo wings. With more than 70 locations nationwide currently operating or in various stages of development, the burgeoning franchise recently secured itself a top spot for the second consecutive year on Restaurant Business Magazine’s “Future 50” list of the fastest-growing U.S. mid-size restaurant chains. Entrepreneur magazine also named East Coast Wings & Grill one of the nation’s top franchise investments, and Franchise Times magazine ranked the company No. 395 on its “Top 200+” list of top revenue-producing U.S. franchises. The concept has also been recognized by The Franchise Grade and Franchise Business Review for transparency during the franchise sales process, franchisee support and overall franchisee satisfaction. For more information about East Coast Wings & Grill or its franchise opportunities, visit or"

- A Press Release

Triad Stage reaches special campaign goal, turns focus to upcoming season and beyond

"Greensboro, N.C. – Triad Stage announced today that it received 278 new and/or increased gifts totaling $504,883 as part of a special fundraising initiative to address current and future challenges for the professional not-for-profit theater.
“This is an incredible demonstration of the community’s support for Triad Stage,” said Founding Managing Director Richard Whittington.  “It also comes at a critical time as we are making proactive changes to ensure Triad Stage’s long-term future.”
Earlier this year, Triad Stage announced several changes to its operating model aimed at ensuring its continued success.  These new initiatives include an expanded partnership with UNCG; moving to a seasonal model of programming; reducing operating costs by 21% and properly capitalizing the theater.

“The success of the $500,000 Special Campaign was really the first step of the journey,” said Whittington. “Now the hard work begins to implement the changes we are making and continue producing the highest quality theater for the Triad.”

The theater announced its 2016-2017 Season in February, which will feature eight productions including George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man and Arthur Miller’s The Price, which is slated for a Broadway revival next spring, along with the return of its family-friendly holiday shows in both Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Season Passes are currently on sale, and options include a 3-play Season Pass in Greensboro and/or Winston-Salem as well as a 6-play Triad Pass that combines programming in both cities at an even deeper discount.  Individual tickets go on sale August 1.
“We are so fortunate to live in a community that values our work and we need the community to continue playing its role by attending our plays, buying season passes and supporting the work with donations.”
Tax-deductible donations may be made online at, by calling the Development department at (336) 274-0067 x201, or by mail or in person at 232 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.

Triad Stage is a professional not-for-profit regional theater company based in Greensboro’s downtown historic district. All Triad Stage productions are created in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina using the best of local and national talent. Triad Stage gratefully acknowledges the support of its Season Sponsors: Bluezoom, the North Carolina Arts Council, Arts Greensboro and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
All Triad Stage productions feature the bold acting and breathtaking design that have been nationally recognized by The Wall Street Journal and by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards®, which named Triad Stage one of the top ten most promising theatres in the country as a recipient of the 2010 National Theatre Company Grant. Triad Stage has also earned accolades including “Best North Carolina Production of 2010” for The Glass Menagerie by Triangle Arts & Entertainment magazine; “One of the Best Regional Theatres in America”, New York’s Drama League; “Best Live Theater” (nine years running), Go Triad/News & Record and The Rhinoceros Times; and “Professional Theater of the Year” (2003, 2011), North Carolina Theatre Conference."

- A Press Release

Ashby Cook Joins RE/MAX Realty Consultants As New Sales Associate

Ashby Cook 
"Greensboro, NC, July 25, 2016 – RE/MAX Realty Consultants announced today that Realtor® Ashby Cook has joined the growing real estate franchise. Cook brings to the office more than two highly productive years of local real estate, and he specializes in working with people and the ability to communicate and produce at a high and productive level, always putting his clients first.

“I’m eager to be part of the most productive real estate network and heighten the buying and selling experience for my clients,” Cook said. “The real estate season is upon us and new trends are beginning to form – The Triad is in high demand and homes are selling quickly. I’m here to help guide them through this process.”

Cook understands the importance of providing his clients with the latest market information and industry expertise.  Cook is 20+ years younger than the average Realtor, he is many steps ahead of other Realtors with all of today’s technology.  He takes pride in his social media and utilizes that every day. Cook has seven previous years in business ownership and managing multiple people in his businesses.  His motivation is people and what is best for them individually. 

Cook also believes in giving back to his community. He volunteers and helps out with special needs kids, donates time to Ovarian Cancer Research, along with “I’m Stronger Than Cancer”.

For more information about Cook or RE/MAX Realty Consultants, please visit or contact Cook at (336) 549-7970 or"

- A Press Release

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Host 3rd Annual BLT Challenge & Tomato Tasting Saturday August 6, 2016, 8 am – 11:30 am

"Greensboro, NC - The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market (501 Yanceyville Street) will host a Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Challenge & Tomato Tasting Bar on Saturday August 6th from 8 am - 11:30 am on the lawn at the corner of Lindsay & Yanceyville St.

Local restaurants will create their best bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich using their favorite recipe.  Customers will sample all sandwiches and vote for their favorite BLT creation.  This year’s competitors are Tessa Farm toForkThe Green Bean, and Blue Spoon Cooking School  representing the Greensboro Farmers Market team.  Additional teams may be added.  The winner will be announced at the end of market.

Patrons can also sample a variety of tomatoes that will be in season and grown by market farmers:  Pink Girls, Sun Gold, Cherokee Purple, Husky Cherry, Juliet, German Johnson, Big Beef, and Plum tomatoes are just a few of the popular varieties to taste. 

Enjoy live music by local artist Louis Allen beginning at 8 am followed by Laura Jane Vincent at 10 am.  There will be kid friendly activities out on the lawn and picnic table seating is provided. Patrons are encouraged to bring seating or picnic blanket to the event.

The cost is $5 per plate, while supplies last, with proceeds benefiting the Greensboro Farmers Curb.­

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market operates year round on Saturdays 7 am to 12 noon and seasonally through December on Wednesdays 8 am to 1:00 pm.
About the Market

Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GFM is a 501c3 nonprofit.  GFM provides greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and setting. GFM encourages and supports the growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections."

- A Press Release

Forsyth Tech Opens Onsite Child Care Program to Train Early Childhood Ed Students

Forsyth Tech’s new Early Childhood LAB School
features a bright, contemporary, age-appropriate and stimulating
learning environment for children ages 3 to 5 years old.
"(Winston-Salem, NC) – Forsyth Tech has opened an Early Childhood LAB School at 2410 Oak Grove Center on the college’s Main Campus in Winston-Salem that is designed to provide Early Childhood Education students with onsite supervised, hands-on teaching experience and instruction. The program is open to Forsyth Tech faculty and students as well as the general public and is now accepting applications.  

The LAB school has been created for children ages 3 to 5 with a maximum capacity of 15 children. The half-day program runs Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon, giving children up to four hours of participation in an enriching and well-planned environment. The best-practices program is designed to stimulate growth and development, meeting the individual needs of each child. The daily curriculum includes indoor and outdoor activities, art, music, math, science, language and literacy, dramatic play, gross and fine motor coordination, and technology. Nutritious snacks are also provided. There is a one-time registration fee of $75 and tuition is $300 per month per child.

“We are so excited about the opening of our Early Childhood LAB school—our vision for this teaching facility has been 15 years in the making,” says Karatha Scott, the lab school coordinator. “This program is vital to the training of our early childhood education students, and provides them with the same level of expert training, instruction and supervision that’s available at four-year institutions. It represents an investment in the future as most of our students will get jobs right here in our local community after they graduate.”

Forsyth Tech Early Childhood Education interns are carefully supervised and coached by certified teachers who possess strong backgrounds in early childhood education and who mentor the students in how to administer quality, nurturing care in an environment that is developmentally appropriate, stimulating and comfortable.

Parents are welcome to interact with their children via the Observation Room or Parent-Resource Corner, which is stocked with age-appropriate books, games, technology, book packs and other academic materials that are available for parents to check out. The Parent-Resource Corner was created through a $23,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation and is designed to develop literacy pathways with innovative school-to-home and home-to-school learning options for parents and their children.

The LAB school schedule will align with Forsyth Tech’s academic calendar year schedule.

For more information, contact Karatha Scott at 336.734.7974 or

- A Press Release