Triad Goodwill Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

"GREENSBORO, NC – Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. (Triad Goodwill) announces their 2016-2017 Board of Directors. The nonprofit agency is headquartered in Greensboro and provides free services for the un- and underemployed at seven career development centers with funds earned in their 20 stores throughout Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties.

Officers for the next fiscal year are:
   Board Chair - Charles E. Judy, Jr., BB&T
   Chair Elect - Johnny Wood, CPA, Haynes Strand & Company, PLLC
   First Vice Chair - Peyton Fairbank, HICAPS
   Secretary/Treasurer - Lori Thompson, Premier Federal Credit Union
   Legal Counsel - Charles Younce, Esq., Younce & Moore, LLP

New appointees to Triad Goodwill’s Board of Directors are: 
   Carrie Griswold
   LaTonya McCummings, BB&T
   David Reich, Best Logistics Group
   Dr. Carole Stoneking, High Point University - David R. Hayworth College of Arts & Sciences

The 2016-2017 Board of Directors also includes:

   Dr. John L. Eatman, UNCG Bryan School of Business & Economics
   Gary Fly, Gary Fly Consulting, LLC
   Mike Gannaway, Retired, VF Corporation
   M. Scott Henegar, Northwestern Mutual
   Robert  D. Hudson, Northwestern Mutual
   G. Thomas Jordan, Triad Financial Advisors
   Dr. Mark Kinlaw, Rockingham Community College
   Alex Maultsby, Esq., Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP
   Gary Rogers, D.H. Griffin Construction Co., LLC
   David Shelton, Advanced Technology Investigations, LLC
   Ernestine Taylor, ET Consulting
   G. Randolph Uzzell, Jr., CCP, Global Security Solutions, LLC


Triad Goodwill’s 2016-2017 Board of Advisors are:
   Lacy G. Baynes, Retired, Guilford Mills
   Robert Finley, Retired, Volvo
   Kimberly Maready, CPA, Old Dominion Freight Lines
   David Moff, SPHR, JER HR Group, Inc.

For more information, follow Triad Goodwill on Facebook.com/TriadGoodwill (subscribe to Events), @TriadGoodwill, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn and visit TriadGoodwill.org. We Put People To Work!


About Triad Goodwill:

Triad Goodwill (Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.) promotes the value of work by providing career development services and work opportunities for people with employment needs. In the past year, Triad Goodwill served 17,179 people in the community and helped place 3,556 workers in competitive employment. 85 cents of every dollar earned at Triad Goodwill’s retail stores goes into job training for residents of the Triad."

- A Press Release

High Point Regional Welcomes Dr. Mark Arredondo

Dr. Mark Arredondo


"HIGH POINT, NC -   UNC Regional Physicians proudly welcomes Dr. Mark Arredondo to our growing staff of medical providers. Arredondo will see patients at UNC Regional Physicians Surgical Associates. 

Dr. Arredondo is a board certified surgeon who brings a wealth of knowledge and medical expertise to our team of providers including specialized training in treating complex cancers of the head and neck including skin cancers, melanoma, sarcoma and complex hepato-pancreatico-biliary disease.  He has been in health care for more than 20 years. 

Dr.  Arredondo earned his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.  He completed his residence at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and his fellowship in surgical oncology and head & neck surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. 

UNC Regional Physicians is a multi-specialty group of physician practices, a wholly-owned subsidiary of High Point Regional Health. We have been serving the needs of individuals and families in Greater High Point, Asheboro, Jamestown, Thomasville, Lexington and southwest Greensboro areas for more than 12 years.

Located on the campus of High Point Regional, UNC Regional Physicians Surgical Associates offers comprehensive care for patients, including general and thoracic surgery, bariatric surgery, breast care, hernia surgery, colorectal surgery, endoscopy and surgical care of complex cancers.   They also have extensive training in robotic-assisted surgery and advanced laparoscopic techniques.

From same-day, outpatient surgery to complex inpatient procedures, our surgeons offer expertise in a wide variety of specialties.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Arredondo at his new office at 404 Westwood Avenue, Suite 303, please call (336) 905-6060.

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About High Point Regional Health
High Point Regional Health, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care organization with more than 2,500 staff. High Point Regional offers 351 private beds for medical and surgical patients serving over 120,000 patients each year. High Point Regional has its foundation in six primary service areas: Carolina Regional Heart Center, The Hayworth Cancer Center, The Neuroscience Center, The Esther R. Culp Women's Center, The Emergency Center and The Piedmont Joint Replacement Center.


High Point Regional's mission is to provide exceptional health services to the people of this region. For more information, visit HighPointRegional.com."

- A Press Release

GWEN STEFANI with special guest EVE have 2 NC shows


"SATURDAY JULY 23 - PNC MUSIC PAVILION CHARLOTTE
SUNDAY JULY 24 - COASTAL CREDIT UNION MUSIC PARK
AT WALNUT CREEK RALEIGH

4 TICKETS FOR $40* FOR 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND!


From Friday, July 1 through Monday July 4, fans can purchase 4 tickets to Gwen Stefani at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte & Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh for $40 plus fees.

Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, at the venue box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.


For more info or to purchase tickets go to www.livenation.com."

- A Press Release

Keepin' the Funk Alive Funk Fest Celebration KOOL & THE GANG with MORRIS DAY & THE TIME, BOOTSY COLLINS, AND MORE!

"Keepin' the Funk Alive Funk Fest Celebration
KOOL & THE GANG
with MORRIS DAY & THE TIME, BOOTSY COLLINS, AND MORE!

FRIDAY JULY 22 - PNC MUSIC PAVILION CHARLOTTE
SATURDAY JULY 23 - COASTAL CREDIT UNION MUSIC PARK
AT WALNUT CREEK RALEIGH

4 TICKETS FOR $40* FOR 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND!


From Friday, July 1 through Monday July 4, fans can purchase 4 tickets to the Keepin' the Funk Alive Funk Fest Celebration with Kool & the Gang, Morris Day and the Time, Boosty Collins and more at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte & Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh for $40 plus fees.

Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, at the venue box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.


For more info or to purchase tickets go to www.livenation.com."

- A Press Release

World-Class Musicians Perform Fan Favorites at EMF

Awadagin Pratt to Perform Brahms This Saturday

Awadagin Pratt 

"GREENSBORO, NC – Prize-winning pianist Awadagin Pratt will perform Johannes’ Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 on Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. in Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium. Pratt is one of many world-class musicians performing fan-favorite pieces during EMF’s 55th season.

“I’m very much looking forward to Saturday night,” says Pratt. “The Brahms’ first piano concerto is a monumental piece of work, sort of an all-encompassing tribute to the human spirit.”

Two of Tchaikovsky’s most popular pieces, Symphony No. 5 in E Minor and the instantly recognizable Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture, will bookend the evening.  

Friday night’s ‘Magic of Mozart’ Gala, also at 8 p.m. in Dana Auditorium, looks to be just as much of a crowd-pleaser. Maestro Gerard Schwarz will open the orchestral season with an all-Mozart program, starting with the famous overture from The Marriage of Figaro.

‘Viva Vivaldi,’ taking place on Wednesday July 6 at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, will focus exclusively on another beloved composer, Antonio Vivaldi. Featured performers include EMF principal flutist Les Roettges and principal cellist Neal Cary.

Vivaldi’s concertos spill into the Eastern Festival Orchestra’s fourth appearance on Saturday July 9 at 8 p.m., an evening which will showcase fresh talent performing classic repertoire. Marco Núñez, recent winner of the Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists, features on Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto in G Minor, while Julian Schwarz, frequently praised as one of the leading cellists of his generation, will perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor, considered one of the greatest cello pieces of all time.

“EMF brings together young artists that want to fill the world with beauty,” says Núñez. “I feel honored to be invited to play on the same stage as some of the world's leading figures in the classical music world.”


 About Eastern Music Festival:
Eastern Music Festival stands among the country's premier summer music educational programs and most imaginative performance festivals. With a 55-year history of both artistic and educational excellence, EMF attracts artists, students and audiences from around the globe to Greensboro each summer during its five-week festival. EMF’s 2016 performances began on Monday, June 27 and continues through Saturday, July 30. Concerts are presented at Guilford College, UNCG, High Point University, Appalachian State University and in venues throughout the community such as Temple Emanuel, Greensboro’s First Presbyterian Church and in public libraries. Over 65 performances, workshops, seminars and master classes will be presented.

Beyond the Festival, EMF produces and presents Fringe series and other programming throughout the year.

For more information about Eastern Chamber Players and the 2016 EMF season,

To purchase tickets or for ticket information visit our website or call Triad Stage at 336-272-0160."

- A Press Release

Police Warn of Traveling Group of Thieves asking to work on home

"GREENSBORO, NC (June 30, 2015) – Greensboro police are warning the public about a traveling band of thieves who burglarize the homes of elderly residents by scamming their way inside the door.
The suspects are looking for temporary work – usually in light construction or home repair. The group also looks for ways to make fast cash by cruising upper middle-class or affluent neighborhoods, looking for elderly people who may be potential targets for their scams.

After selecting a potential victim, they will create a ruse to get the home-owner to let them inside the residence.
            
On June 26, the suspects scammed their way into a home on Joan Ave. by pretending to sell flooring. The occupants allowed the two men inside in order to hear the sales pitch. Once inside, the older of the two distracted the homeowners, and obscured their line of sight with a large roll of linoleum. The younger man then went throughout the home stealing valuables. The homeowners did not realize their property was missing until after the pair had left.
The older suspect is described as a white male in his late 60’s or early 70’s; 5’8”; 170 lbs with gray hair and wearing eyeglasses. They younger man who was introduced as the older suspect’s grandson is described as a white male in his twenties. They are believed to be operating a newer model white Toyota Camry or similar style vehicle with dark tinted windows.
           
 They most likely have been involved in other burglaries as they transit from the south to the northern states for the summer, and will likely attempt to re-offend on their return trip.

Transient criminals are a challenge for law enforcement. They pass through communities committing home repair scams and burglaries before quickly moving on to new areas and new victims. In some instances, they have posed as antique furniture buyers as a way to gain entry into a home.

Police stress that the best way to prevent being victimized is to be wary of any unsolicited offers by people who arrive at your home – whether it be to purchase furniture, make repairs or sell something. 

Never let strangers in your home without verifying that their identification is valid. Don't be afraid of asking: if they are legitimate they won't mind. Call their company if you are not sure, and deal only with reputable businesses.

Police also encourage residents to keep an inventory with serial numbers and photographs of electronics and valuables. Leave copies in a safe place, or keep an electronic inventory on ReportIt at https://reportit.leadsonline.com/  ReportIt lets you securely store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so that your items may be more easily identified in the event of theft or loss.

A study conducted by the Hollywood Police Department in Florida indicates that 65 percent of all crimes perpetrated by transient criminals involve victims 60 years of age or older.

Senior citizens are often chosen as potential victims because:
• They are usually at home during the day, and are often alone.
• They grew up in an era of less crime and are usually more trusting.
• They often keep large amounts of cash and valuables in their homes.
• They may have limited memory and eyesight, making them bad witnesses.
• They often do not report crimes against them for fear of being considered senile.
Police are asking residents to be increasingly vigilant for these types of scams, and take precautions to avoid being victimized. 

 Anyone who may have seen the suspects in their community, or may have unwittingly let them into their home is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text keyword badboyz and your tip to 274637. All calls to crime stoppers are completely anonymous. Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the individual(s) responsible."

- A Press Release

National Folk Festival Adds Six Artists to Lineup; 29 Performers Announced to Date


Free Festival runs in downtown
Greensboro from Sept. 9 – 11, 2016

Greensboro, N.C., June 30, 2016 — Today the National Folk Festival announced six additional artists who will perform in downtown Greensboro from Sept.9 – 11, 2016. The 76th National Folk Festival in 2016 marks the event’s second year of its three-year residency in Greensboro.

Last fall, the 75th National Folk Festival attracted more than 102,000 attendees to downtown Greensboro for the FREE, three-day weekend. Based on survey data, organizers expect attendance to grow substantially in 2016—by as much as 30% or more.

Approximately 300 artists—musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople—will take part in the National Folk Festival, with more than 30 different musical groups performing on as many as seven outdoor performance venues throughout downtown Greensboro. The four artists announced today are:

·      Alberti Flea Circus – Flea Circus: Third-generation flea circus impresario Jim Alberti and his talented troupe of charismatic performers have been entertaining audiences with their astonishing acrobatic feats for nearly 30 years. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Alberti Flea Circus was brought to the United States in the 1880s by Jim’s great-great uncle, but the tradition is much older, first documented in 16th-century Europe. Jim delights in introducing this age-old art to new generations of children, who cheer for the fleas, help with their props, and even provide musical cues for their incredible feats.

·      Bouncing Bulldogs – Precision Jump Rope: Be inspired by the boundless creativity and intense athleticism of North Carolina’s own Bouncing Bulldogs, who have been crowned the top international jump rope team for the past five consecutive years at the World Jump Rope Championships! Founded by Coach Ray Fredrick in 1986 and based in Chapel Hill and Durham, the Bouncing Bulldogs field a competitive team of 140 girls and boy ages 7-19, with 200 other jumpers ages 4 and older participating in a club program. Fresh off defending their title at the 2016 World Championships in Portugal in July, 15 jumpers will perform at the National Folk Festival, amazing audiences with their skills in Double Dutch, speed jumping, and freestyle.

·      Chico Simões – Brazilian Mamulengo: “I don’t speak Portuguese, I don’t speak English; I speak puppet,” says mamulengueiro Chico Simões, who began studying this Brazilian puppet tradition in 1981. Since founding his own puppet theater in 1985, Simões has become an international ambassador for this Brazilian tradition, which has connections to the English Punch and Judy shows, the Italian pulcinella, and the French guignol—all rooted in the Italian 16th-century commedia dell’arte. Simões has performed thousands of puppet plays around the world, from street corners to prestigious puppetry festivals, using his performances—many featuring trickster Benedito the Vaquiero, a cowboy, who bests a series of mythological and human opponents—to “hold up a mirror to the public.” His raucous performances delight children and adults alike.

·      Dancing On Air Crew – B-boying: Gravity-defying head spins, twirling windmills, and rapid-fire footwork are hallmarks of breaking, an urban dance style that—along with graffiti, MC-ing, and DJ-ing—is the expressive core of hip-hop culture. Dancers are called breakers, b-boys, or b-girls, and they prefer the terms “breaking” or “b-boying” to “breakdancing.” The members of the Dancing On Air Crew (DOA) live in Charleston, S.C., where they have been friends since middle school. Inspired by popular movies and the moves of older b-boys, they formed DOA in 2010. DOA’s current roster of eight b-boys, ages 17-26, travels to competitions around the Southeast and beyond, dazzling crowds, sharing a message of “hope, perseverance, and teamwork,” and inspiring the next generation of b-boys and b-girls.

·      Joe Bruchac – Abenaki Storytelling: With a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Joe Bruchac is an award-winning author of more than 120 fictional and non-fictional works, most featuring Native American protagonists, history, and values. Descended on his mother’s side from the Abenaki, an Algonquian-speaking Native people living in New England and Eastern Canada, Bruchac has dedicated himself to partnering with Native elders to collect stories from Abenaki and other Native cultures. “When a good story is told, it goes into a person’s heart, and it remains there,” Bruchac says. His stories inspire audiences to appreciate and protect the earth and all who dwell upon it.

·      Mangum & Company – Gospel Brass “Shout Band”: The United House of Prayer for All People congregations take to heart these words from Psalm 150:3-6: “Praise him with the sound of the trumpet…Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.” Mangum & Company, a group of outstanding musicians representing many United House of Prayer congregations from Charlotte, N.C., brings the unique African American sacred “shout band” tradition to the National Folk Festival. Charlotte-based shout trombonist Cedric Mangum joined his congregation’s band at age 7, learning to play all the shout instruments before becoming lead trombonist of the Charlotte Mother House’s legendary Bailey Clouds of Heaven at age 13, a position he continues to hold today at age 55. “Our music feeds the soul,” Mangum says. “…That’s what draws the people.”
  
These outstanding artists join the following performers, who have already been announced:

·      The Alt – Irih
·      Bahamas Junkanoo Revue ­– Bahamian Parade
·      Balsam Range – Bluegrass
·      Bill Kirchen  – Master of the Telecaster
·      Chaksam-pa – Tibetan Opera, Folk Song, and Dance
·      The Chankas of Peru – Andean Danza de las Tijeras (Scissors Dance):
·      DJ Grandmaster Flash – Hip Hop
·      Grupo Rebolú – Afro-Colombian
·      Hula Halau ‘O Lilinoe – Hawai’ian Hula
·      The Jerry Grcevich Tamburitza Orchestra Tamburitza
·      Joshua Nelson ­­– Kosher Gospel
·      Leonardo Sandoval – Tap
·      Le Vent du NordQuébécois
·      Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati CanoMariachi
·      Paperhand Puppet Intervention – Giant Puppet Pageants and Parades
·      Nathalie Pires – Portuguese Fado
·      The Quebe Sisters – Texas Fiddling & Western Swing
·      Sahba Motallebi – Persian Tar
·      Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga – East African Rumba, Soukous, and Benga
·      Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks – Delta Blues
·      Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band ­– New Orleans Jazz

To learn more about all these artists, their traditions, and their stories, please visit nationalfolkfestival.com/performers. Throughout the summer, the National Folk Festival will feature individual artists on its Facebook page (Facebook.com/NationalFolkFestivalNC) and on social media:
·      #NCFolkFest  #WeAreFolk
·      Twitter: @NtlFolkFestNC
·      Instagram: NationalFolkFestNC
·      YouTube: National Folk Festival NC

More performers will be announced as they are confirmed."

- A Press Release

Acclaimed performer Salerno-Sonnenberg plays recital on Thursday, June 30


VIOLINIST NADJA SALERNO-SONNENBERG SERENADES EMF

"(GREENSBORO, NC) – Internationally acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg will perform a recital on Thursday, June 30 at 8 p.m. in Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium as a part of the opening week of the Eastern Music Festival. Salerno-Sonnenberg, accompanied by pianist Marika Bournaki and the EMF String Fellows, presents a program of Pärt, Fauré, Elgar, Grieg and Schnittke.

“Salerno-Sonnenberg is a rock star of classical music,” says EMF Executive Director Chris Williams. “We’re thrilled that she’s coming to share her passion and talent with EMF students and audiences.”

The recital is part of Salerno-Sonnenberg’s residency with the Festival made possible in part through the generosity of the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation. She will give a master class on July 1 and a second performance at UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance Recital Hall on July 3 at 3 p.m. as part of the 2016 Eastern Chamber Players series.

Salerno-Sonnenberg is widely recognized for her work on the concert stage, in the recording studio, and as music director of the San Francisco-based New Century Chamber Orchestra. She receives consistent praise for her compelling, emotional performances at music festivals and in solo and chamber performances around the globe. Salerno-Sonnenberg continues to expand the offerings of her own record label, NSS Music, where she collaborates with world-class artists. In August 2015, she began a multi-year engagement as a resident artist with Loyola University New Orleans and will be working with string orchestras through guest residency programs in several American universities.

“We’re fortunate to have such a dedicated performer and educator sharing her experiences, time and knowledge with our faculty and students,” Chris Williams adds. “It’s a wonderful sign for the future of musical education and excellence at EMF.”




About Eastern Music Festival:
Eastern Music Festival stands among the country's premier summer music educational programs and most imaginative performance festivals. With a 55-year history of both artistic and educational excellence, EMF attracts artists, students and audiences from around the globe to Greensboro each summer during its five-week festival. EMF’s 2016 performances begin on Monday, June 27 and continue through Saturday, July 30. Concerts are presented at Guilford College, UNCG, High Point University, Appalachian State University and in venues throughout the community such as Temple Emanuel, Greensboro’s First Presbyterian Church and in public libraries. Over 65 performances, workshops, seminars and master classes will be presented.

Beyond the Festival, EMF produces and presents Fringe series and other programming throughout the year.

For more information about Eastern Chamber Players and the 2016 EMF season,

To purchase tickets or for ticket information visit our website or call Triad Stage at 336-272-0160."

- A Press Release