October 1, 2016 On the Move

first_img On the Move Ellie S. Einhorn, Julian L. Rudolph, Christopher J. Perini, Alberto Luis Ramos Zorrilla, Ricardo A. Gomez, Mauricio J. Vaca, and Brittany L. Fayne have joined Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod, Kantor focusing on premises liability and commercial transportation defense. Vaca and Fayne will work in the West Palm Beach office and the rest will practice in Miami. Rahul P. Ranadive has joined Carlton Fields as of counsel in Miami in the international and business transactions practice groups. Audrey Schechter has opened the Law Offices of Audrey Hildes Schechter, P.A., in Largo focsuing on health-care fraud litigation, government fraud litigation, whistleblower, and False Claims Act cases. Katrina M. Sosa has joined Haber Slade in Miami as an associate focusing on complex business law and litigation, condominium association law, and construction law. George T. Levesque has joined GrayRobinson in Tallahassee as of counsel. Angela R. Morrison has resumed her solo practice, Morrison Environmental Law in Tallahassee, focusing on land use, environmental policy, permitting, and compliance matters on behalf of industry and utilities. David I. Spector of Miami was elected by a partnership vote to succeed Andrew M. Smulian as Akerman’s chair and CEO. Spector will serve a three-year term that begins February 1, 2018. Spector co-chairs the firm’s fraud and recovery practice group. Jesse E. Graham, Jr., has launched Graham Legal Group PLLC, in Orlando. He is joined by his father, Jesse E. Graham, Sr. The firm serves commercial real estate owners, developers, lenders, and other industry-related businesses in buying, selling, leasing, and financing retail, residential, office, and mixed-use projects. Ian M. Comisky has joined Fox Rothschild in Philadelphia as a partner focusing on civil and criminal tax litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and complex corporate and commercial litigation. Jason Lambert has joined Broad and Cassel in Tampa as an associate in the commercial litigation practice group. Nurelys Pereiro and Ernesto Perez have joined The Law Office of Rier Jordan, P.A., in Miami. Pereiro, in addition to handling both family and criminal cases, is bringing a new bankruptcy department to the firm. Perez focuses on criminal defense work. Thornton “Brad” Henry has joined Barner & Barner in Palm Beach Gardens focusing on estate, trust, and guardianship litigation. Beth-Anne Thye Sexton has joined Rocuant Law Firm in Estero as a partner, which will now be known as Rocuant & Sexton. Sexton focuses on marital and family law. Daniel A. Krawiec has been promoted to partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson in Ft. Lauderdale. He represents public and private companies in labor and employment matters. He also handles risk management. Grace Gutierrez has joined Cummings & Lockwood in Bonita Springs as counsel in the private clients group. Mark R. Klym has been named the managing partner of Hahn Loeser & Parks’ Naples office. Klym focuses on estate planning and probate and trust litigation. Alejandro J. Fernandez, Gregory L. Hillyer, Joseph R. Sozzani, Stephen J. Leahu, and Evi T. Katsantonis have joined Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, an intellectual property firm. Fernandez and Hillyer join as partners and the rest as associates. Fernandez, Sozzani, Leahu, and Katsantonis will work in the firm’s new office in Tampa, while Hillyer will practice in Washington, D.C. William Shepherd has become the executive partner of Holland & Knight’s West Palm Beach office, overseeing the day-to-day management, while continuing his white-collar and complex commercial litigation practice. Frank L. Eaton has joined Linda Leali, P.A., in Miami focusing on bankruptcy and restructuring matters. Michael A. Flegiel has joined Bennett Legal Group, P.A., as an associate practicing in the areas of construction and business litigation. Cyndy Trimmer has joined Driver McAfee Peek & Hawthorne in Jacksonville as an associate focusing on real estate law, retail leasing and commercial real estate transactions, and land use and zoning law. Tania Galloni of Miami is the new managing attorney for the Florida office of Earthjustice. October 1, 2016 On the Move October 1, 2016 On the Movelast_img read more

Men’s Hockey loses 2-1 in OT

first_imgMen’s Hockey loses 2-1 in OTTigers forward Chad Rau scored both of CC’s goals. Brian DeutschOctober 19, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintColorado Springs – Colorado College hadn’t swept Minnesota since December 2005, but a night after snapping a six-game losing skid to Minnesota, the Tigers started a streak of their own ñ edging the Gophers 2-1 in overtime tonight in front of a sold-out home crowd at the World Arena.“Our emphasis was coming out and competing tonight and I think we did that pretty well,” Junior forward Blake Wheeler said. “Sometimes you come up on the short end of the stick when that happens.Wheeler put the Gophers up 1-0 at the 4:24 mark of the second period when he put a back-handed rebound under freshman net-minder Richard Bachman. Senior forward Ben Gordon and sophomore forward Ryan Flynn assisted on the play.But the Tigers struck back later in the period after sophomore Brian Schack was whistled for high sticking ñ giving CC a man advantage.The Tigers were also helped when sophomore defensemen Nate Prosser caught the Gophers in the middle of a line change ñ finding forwards Scott McCulloch and Chad Rau for the 2-on-0.A last second pass from McCulloch found Rau with an open shot, and the Eden Prairie native score his first goal of the year past a sprawling Jeff Frazee in goal for Minnesota.Once again penalties plagued the both teams – __ were called over the 60 minute conflict.But just like the night before, the Tigers were the only team to take advantage of the opportunities ñ converting one their four chances. Meanwhile the Gophers were again blanked on the power-play failing to convert any of their eight opportunities in the game.Minnesota has failed to score on its last 15 power-play chances dating back to the RPI game.Frazee and Bachman both played solidly between the pipes stopping a combined 59 of 61 shots in regulation ñ including 21 shots turned away by Bachman in the third period alone.“It easily could have been 5-5 at the end of regulation, both goalies were outstandingÖ” Gophers coach Don Lucia said. “It just seemed like any time somebody got an opportunity, the goalie was there to make the save.”In the end, Minnesota resorted to simply teeing up with slap shots in hopes of beating the Tigers net-minder but to no avail as the game went into overtime.“We put close to 40 shots on the kid and he gave up one goal. We had some great scoring opportunities on him and he shut the door,” Wheeler said. “They played a great game, and he was a big part of that.”In the extra period, Colorado College played dominant hockey, out-shooting the Gophers 4-1 including the game-winning goal off the stick of Rau.The junior forward tipped in a pass from sophomore defenseman Kris Freheim to end the game and tally his second goal of the night.last_img read more

Research shows lack of exercise increases risk of cancer

first_imgThe Irish Cancer Society was concerned to learn that almost four out of 10 women and three in 10 men in Ireland are putting themselves at increased risk of diseases, such as cancer, by not getting enough exercise. According to new research by the World Health Organization (WHO), regular physical activity helps to protect against some types of cancer coming back and other types of cancer developing.The research provides clear evidence to tell the Irish Cancer Society that physical activity and exercise can reduce your risk of breast, bowel and womb cancer. It may also help prevent lung cancer. There are also many other benefits to being active. Physical activity helps to reduce the symptoms of fatigue, the side-effects of cancer treatments and improves your overall wellbeing and heart health.Kevin O’Hagan, Cancer Prevention Manager at the Irish Cancer Society said: “Being physically active not only helps to maintain a healthy weight, it can also lower insulin and oestrogen levels, reduce inflammation, improve the digestion and immune system, all of which can reduce our risk of cancer.“Avoiding sitting for long periods of time and getting as much activity and movement into our daily activities as possible is really important to reduce our risk.”At the Irish Cancer Society’s National Conference for Cancer Survivorship, there will be workshops on the importance of exercise after a cancer diagnosis. This free event for cancer survivors and their families, entitled Living Well with Cancer takes place in Galway on September 15 at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit and in Cork on September 22 at the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs.For more information or to register to attend the conference visit: www.cancer.ie/living-well email [email protected] call our Cancer Nurseline on 1800 200 700.See what steps you can take to reduce your risk of cancer at: cancer.ie/reduce-your-riskResearch shows lack of exercise increases risk of cancer was last modified: September 5th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerexerciseIrish Cancer Societylast_img read more

Donegal business programme targets high-growth start ups in USA and Ireland

first_imgA new business programme is urging high growth start-up technology businesses in Ireland and in the greater Philadelphia area of the USA to get involved in order to establish international links. The exciting new Delta Accelerator Programme will be brought to Philadelphia this month in partnership with the Donegal County Enterprise Fund and Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office, who are driving the trans-Atlantic project.According to Michael Tunney, secretary of the Donegal County Enterprise Fund and Head of Enterprise in the county, they are seeking globally ambitious businesses, who have already secured some seed investment, to join a cohort of international participants on the programme geared towards helping them navigate the journey to success and growth in the fastest time. He hopes the programme will draw candidates from the University of Delaware, Temple University, Drexel University and Villanova University in the Philadelphia area as well as applicants from Universities all across Ireland.He said: “We are going to Philadelphia in November and are really keen to find young high-growth companies hungry to make a mark on a worldwide scale.“We’d love them to grow their high-growth tech businesses in Donegal where they can build from a lower cost base, access a highly educated workforce and experience an amazing quality of life,” Tunney added.“In order to attract globally ambitious businesses we wanted to make sure that there are real investment opportunities for them by being part of the programme.” “By giving the participants access to Venture Capital investors with international reach, powerful networks and hands-on experienced involvement, we are certain that participants will benefit immensely from the support, guidance and investment opportunities the Delta programme will provide.”Companies interested in taking part will be first asked to take part in a one-day selection process where the expert panel will be on the lookout for people with passion and a positive attitude towards developing a business idea.Those selected for the Delta Programme will then take part in an innovative 9-day series of workshops, delivered over three months (January, February and March 2019) on location in County Donegal.Donegal business programme targets high-growth start ups in USA and Ireland was last modified: November 4th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Delta Accelerator Programmedonegal businessDonegal County Enterprise FundUSAlast_img read more

Auburndale volleyball sweeps match with Stratford

first_imgBoth teams now 3-2 in Marawood SouthBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — Robyn Brokish had nine kills and 12 digs, and Sydney Schmutzer added eight kills and 15 assists to lead the Auburndale volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over Stratford on Tuesday night at Auburndale High School.The Apaches won 25-22, 25-23, 25-16. Both teams are now 3-2 in the Marawood Conference South Division.Mackenzie Raab and Brooke Anderson each had 13 digs for Auburndale.Stratford statistics were not provided.Stratford hosts Marathon, and Auburndale is at home against Northland Lutheran as both teams wrap up their Marawood South seasons on Thursday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

World Cup transport plans in place

first_img24 May 2010South Africa’s transport plans for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ are shaping up, the latest development being the appointment of a service provider to procure, operate and manage spectator transport for the mega-event.The Department of Transport has appointed the ESC & The African Experience consortium to manage inter-provincial and regional road transport services for both commuter buses and minibus taxis for spectators during the month-long tournament.Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said he was confident that they would provide a professional service for spectators, as they already operate in the tourism industry.“The taxi industry is to provide a fleet of over 400 mid-buses to ferry spectators around the country, while 110 commuter buses from Autopax will complement these services,” Ndebele said.Fleet usage will be dependent on demand that is generated for the service and ticket sales. Inland and coastal services will also be on offer. The fleet of taxis and buses will be additional to existing transport services in the country.Countrywide servicesThere will be a service between Pretoria, OR Tambo International Airport and Johannesburg, as well as Rustenburg, Polokwane, Mbombela and Bloemfontein.On the coast there will be a service from Knysna to Cape Town via Wilderness, George, Mossel Bay and back. There will also be a service from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth via George and Wilderness and back.From East London, spectators will be able to travel to Port Elizabeth via King William’s Town and Grahamstown and back.Further up the coast, services will run between Richards Bay and Durban, the Wild Coast Sun and Durban, and between Pietermaritzburg and Durban.Prices will range from R140 to R300 for a one-way trip. The operational plan and final contract have been finalised for coaches and taxis, said the department.Taxi council supportMeanwhile, the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) is working closely with the consortium to provide a countrywide Minibus solution for spectators.Operational staff will be clearly identifiable through coded arm bands and other branded clothing. “It is not just about sport, it is now truly about transport,” said Ndebele.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

ThinkFree Reaches 1 Million Hosted Documents

first_imgTags:#web#Web Office Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Web Office suite provider ThinkFree has announced it has hit the 1 Million mark in number of hosted documents, up from 654,000 in late February when we last reported ThinkFree’s usage. Their community uploads between 60,000 to 80,000 documents per month and currently ThinkFree has 335,000 users, up from the 250,000 in February.ThinkFree also stated in their blog post that they are the number 2 Web Office suite provider, behind Google Apps. They wrote:“GD&S is a great lightweight tool, but having the best MS Compatibility and the highest level of feature functionality of any online offie suite has propelled us into the second spot.”ThinkFree’s main startup competitor Zoho also recently announced user numbers, stating that they have over 300K users. The current figure is around 310k, according to a Zoho representative I checked with tonight.Judging by the figures both companies provided, it seems that Zoho’s growth rate is stronger. According to their blog post, Zoho took “12 months to get to the first 100K users, 6 months for the next 100K users and 4 months for the last 100K users.” However it’s great to see that both Web Office startups are experiencing high usage and growing well. While Google is the dominant player in this market, both ThinkFree and Zoho are an acquisition away from being major players in the office software market (e.g. Microsoft or Oracle might buy them).Disclosure: Zoho is a R/WW sponsor A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanuscenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Arrive hungry

first_imgby Kaitlyn Goalenillustrations by Emily BrooksAs soon as the weather warms, the wanderlust kicks in. Maybe it’s an evolutionary side effect, something about the biological need to migrate. Maybe it’s just the result of being cooped up all winter. Whatever the reason, when the mercury rises, so does a yearning to cover new ground.A three-week vacation to an exotic locale isn’t always in the cards, but with a car, Google Maps, and a good appetite, a good trip can be no more than a 10-minute drive away. We’ve rounded up five different food-focused itineraries within a short drive of Raleigh, from an afternoon of Indian food to a weekend in one of our coolest burgeoning food cities.CARY12 miles from downtown Raleigh; one afternoon Raleigh’s best-known exurb is not top-of-mind for most when it comes to planning a day trip. In fact, we know more than a few Raleighites who would scoff at the suggestion. But those willing to stable their high horse will discover that there’s way more to Cary than chain stores, particularly when it comes to food.Those in the know head to East Chatham Street, where a constellation of Indian restaurants and shops cover much of that country’s cuisine, from the biryani of the Hyderabad to the vegetarian buffets of the South.Start at Biryani Maxx Indian Cuisine, a humble canteen of a spot that opened last fall with a menu dedicated to the eponymous Hyderabadi rice dish. Lunchtime brings a packed house of RTP businesspeople and locals, many of whom opt for a thali – the traditional Indian version of a lunch tray – piled high with the lentil dish daal, naan bread, and the house specialty, biryani, a fragrant rice dish studded with vegetables and meat. The goat biryani in particular is rich, aromatic, and delightfully spicy.Then head over to Patel Brothers, a grocery store where you can load up on Indian ingredients. Aisles lined with dozens of types of dry lentils, the clarified butter known as ghee, prepackaged samosa pastries, and more offer plenty of cooking inspiration.For dinner, head to Sri Meenakshi Bhavan, a brand new restaurant that specializes in the vegetarian cuisine of South India. Freshly steamed idli (rice and lentil cakes), oversize, paper-thin lentil and rice crepes called dosas filled with spiced potatoes, and coconut-laden cauliflower korma (a typical Southern slow-braised sauce with yogurt) render meat completely unnecessary. Do not leave without ordering the mango lassi, a type of yogurt-based smoothie – simply the best we’ve ever had.Finish your adventure at Mithai House of Indian Desserts, which stocks traditional Bengali sweets. Our suggestion: grab an assorted pack of cardamom-spiced cookie-like treats from the case and take it with you for the drive back.HILLSBOROUGH38 miles from downtown Raleigh; one afternoon and evening Sleepy, quaint, and just a short drive from Durham, Hillsborough is home to a thriving community of creatives, which, in turn, has fed a tight-knit food scene. In addition to its status as a destination-worthy dinner spot, the tiny town features an exceptional no-frills wing joint and the best Bloody Mary for miles.You’ll find the latter at La Place Louisiana Cookery, worth the drive for brunch. One of the owners hails from Louisiana, and he pays homage to his origins with classics like boudin balls, po’ boys and red beans and rice. Back to that Bloody Mary: customize your own by choosing from three different mixes, plus garnishes that range from a run-of-the-mill celery stalk to a house-smoked oyster.But don’t fill up, because you’ll want to sample the chicken wings (plus the holy trinity of fried things: pickles, tots, and fries) at The Wooden Nickel Pub next door. Crisp and fiery hot (if you order them “frickin’ nickel” style, like we did), these wings put the soggy bar snacks of your college years to shame.Work off your morning meals with a stroll along the Riverwalk, nearly 2 miles of trail that winds along the Eno River. Then stop in at Restaurante Ixtapa, a family-run Mexican spot that makes everything, including their corn tortillas, from scratch. Resist the urge to order everything and settle for a sope (ground beef) or a lengua (tongue) taco, because you have one last meal ahead of you: Panciuto.Far more ambitious than its location would suggest, Panciuto has some of the best Italian-inspired dishes in the area, thanks to chef Aaron Vandemark’s thoughtful approach to hyper-local ingredients. A fiery squid-ink spaghetti, for instance, is nestled around shrimp meatballs, locally foraged stinging nettles, and is doused in a pork broth; ricotta gnocchi co-mingles with grilled beet tops.KINSTON80 miles from downtown Raleigh; one full day As recently as a decade ago, Kinston was the kind of town you’d drive through without even stopping for gum. But thanks to a few culinary-minded pioneers, Kinston has become a cultural capital of eastern North Carolina, drawing regional and national attention.Vivian Howard and Ben Knight are at the epicenter of this change. The New York City-trained chef and her husband own Chef and the Farmer, an upmarket spot that celebrates the local growers with dishes like boiled peanut “risotto,” which is embraced by the smokiness of Benton’s bacon. Vivian has amplified her reach through her TV show, A Chef’s Life, which airs on PBS and spotlights the culinary community that she inhabits.Plan ahead to make a reservation for dinner here; or, if you can’t get a table, head to Vivian’s second project, Boiler Room Oyster Bar. It features exceptionally delicious burgers and steamed, fresh-from-the-coast seafood.But arrive early for a BBQ lunch at Kings Restaurant’s flagship location and try the signature dish, the Pig in a Puppy. This gargantuan special updates the classic pulled pork sandwich by ditching the white bread and stuffing hand-chopped pork barbecue into an oversize hushpuppy.Digest that behemoth with the help of a beer at Mother Earth Brewing, then take a tour of their impressively eco-conscious facilities. Solar panels power the place, while rainwater is collected in a cistern to be reused.WILMINGTON133 miles from downtown Raleigh; one weekend The primary draw of this waterfront town is the beach, of course. It’s a fact that has kept Wilmington’s food scene somewhat stagnant, since longstanding seafood shacks with oceanfront views can detract attention away from out-of-date menus (we’re looking at you, over-breaded calamari with cocktail sauce). But the tide might be slowly shifting, with a few new options for exactly the type of beach food we crave: fresh, ingredient-driven, and delicious.Blue Surf Cafe, an all-day spot that opened almost 2 years ago, certainly fits that bill. Think breakfast sandwiches with feta and arugula, spinach salad with roasted tomato vinaigrette, and mojo pork with coconut rice.Then there’s Rx Restaurant and Bar, which has raised the dinner bar with dishes like pan-roasted quail with johnnycakes, or local triggerfish over split pea risotto. The chef, James Doss, is an alumnus of Sean Brock’s Husk in Charleston, and his devotion to using pristine ingredients shines through the ever-changing menu.Those who’d prefer to cook their own dinner should head to Seaview Crab Company, a seafood purveyor with multiple locations, slinging crab, fish, and shellfish just hours out of the water. The last time we were there, the coolers were stocked with North Carolina tilefish, monkfish, and royal red shrimp.Don’t pack up your beach chairs without a final cocktail at King Neptune Restaurant. Yes, it’s pirate-themed, and yes, there’s that calamari we railed against, but the drinks are strong and the ambiance reminds you that you’re on a vacation.GREENVILLE, S.C.264 miles from downtown Raleigh; one weekendThis South Carolina city is in the middle of a metamorphosis, stepping out of Charleston’s shadow to find its own cultural footing. The city’s Main Street is a beauty, encompassing a 40-foot waterfall and plenty of high-end boutiques. A spate of new restaurants have opened in the last two years and many more are slated for the next two, making this leafy, pedestrian-friendly place a city to watch.Kick off your day with an expertly rendered cappuccino at the just-opened The Village Grind. The design is as exquisite as the coffee, with blonde wood paneling the walls and deeply colored rugs anchoring a handful of chairs scattered around the room.Passerelle Bistro harnesses the magic of French cooking with a loyally bistro-centric menu. Beautifully composed salads make use of local ingredients, while classic French dishes like cassoulet are given Southern context, swapping white beans for locally available limas.For a postprandial drink, take to the roof at SIP Tasting Room and Rooftop Lounge, an alfresco wine bar that also features pitcher cocktails and beer. Lounge on one of the outdoor couches for excellent people-watching.And before you head to bed, visit the new late-night taco takeout window, Ventana Magica. Open from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on the weekends, this casual outpost is quickly garnering a following for chile con queso nachos loaded with pickled onions, chipotle-lime sour cream, and cilantro.last_img read more

Up close and personal

first_imgFirst row: Summerific “Berrylicious” Hibiscus hybrid; Agave ovatifolia; Cynara cardunculus. Second row: Hosta “Stained Glass” hybrid; Dasylirion texanum; Summerific “Cherry Cheesecake” Hibiscus hybrid. Third row: Opuntia macrorhiza; Ardisia japonica “Hakuou”; Dasylirion texanumPhotographer Shawn Rocco took a trip to the N.C. Arboretum in late June. Using a 100mm macro lens, he captured some of the botanical beauties in the early evening light before a summer storm rolled in. The magnified perspective makes the plants seem otherworldy.last_img read more

Debra Capps

first_imgDebra Capps, owner of Capps Construction & Plumbing based in Angier.by Jessie Ammonsphotograph by Travis Long“I have four teenage boys, so the State Fair is a big event for us. My family just walks around testing the food for the most part. We go in a big circle.” –Debra Capps, owner and CEO, Capps Construction and PlumbingDebra Capps claims she’s one of the luckiest ladies around. “I get to walk around with five good-looking men all the time,” she says of her husband, Todd Capps, and their sons, Jake, 16, Ethan, 15, Griffin, 13, and Owen, 11.Male company is familiar territory for Capps, and not just at home: The construction and plumbing company she owns and runs is a rare woman-owned entity in a man-dominated industry. Capps bought the business from her father almost three decades ago and has been forging her own path ever since.On her radar this month is the annual N.C. State Fair, that smorgasboard of rides, agricultural displays, and, of course, carnival food. Capps’ favorite? “I have to have the corn. And there’s one (truck) called Al’s Fries – he’s got really good fries.” For her men, it’s just another post-sports-practice meal, but for her it’s an indulgence. “I’m a healthy eater, so that’s a stretch for me. But you can’t not! Fall means it’s time for the fair.”Join Debra Capps at the N.C. State Fair October 15 – 25. Gate hours vary by day, but tend to be 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. – 12 midnight on weekends; $10, $5 ages 6 – 12, free for ages 5 and under; 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd.; ncstatefair.orglast_img read more