Day: August 13, 2014

NC State Athletics dedicates new Close-King Indoor Practice Facility

A ceremony to dedicate the Wolfpack’s new state-of-the-art indoor practice facility was held on the construction site adjacent to Carter-Finley Stadium today. The facility will benefit football, track and field, and other field sports, and is scheduled for completion next spring. The ceremony featured remarks from Chancellor Randy Woodson, Director of Athletics Debbie Yow, head football coach Dave Doeren and Executive Director of the Wolfpack Club, Bobby Purcell.

Chatham’s Council on Aging director receives statewide award

Chatham’s Council on Aging Director Dennis Streets reports that he is rarely taken by surprise, but he was stunned on August 5, 2014 when colleagues honored him with the statewide Margaret Hart Hardee Preeminence in Aging Award. Sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the award recognizes “an older adult whose grassroots advocacy and participation has influenced the public policy that supports, protects and empowers older adults.”

Blueprint NC’s role in VIVA lawsuit

A parade of witnesses came to testify against North Carolina’s new voting reforms – but a look at their backgrounds shows they all have ties to the radical liberal network of groups known as Blueprint NC and/or have strong ties to the Democratic Party. U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder is in the process of making a decision on the motion for preliminary injunction brought by the liberal groups suing the state over the recently passed election reform bill known as HB 589 or VIVA – the Voter Identification Verification Act.