Dorette Snover's story, "The Eel," was recently published in the book "Blink: Flash Fiction Before You Can Bat an Eye."

Raleigh poet Alice Osborn's book, "Right Lane Ends," was recently published.


Christine Krieman is a new organizing consultant for Minding Your Matters Organizing in Raleigh.

Kat Mateichick, owner of Rosehips Beauty Skincare in Raleigh, is a sponsor of the Change for Life Campaign supporting women with breast cancer.

Paragon Commercial Bank in Raleigh named Virginia G. Parker new market development officer.

Sales Prospecting Solutions in Raleigh recently expanded its geographic market through an agreement with MFG.com. Kim Hunter is the company president.

Nadine Stewart opened The Little Gym, a children's gymnastic studio in Knightdale.

Regina Coleman is a new client service coordinator in Raleigh for The Castleton Group, a professional employer organization specializing in human resources outsourcing.

Eileen Stevie, president of Stevie Organizing Services, was a judge for the Miss Teen Raleigh pageant.

Julianne Fink, a paralegal at Kennedy Covington in Raleigh, received the Rookie of the Year Award from Legal Assistant Today magazine.


Cynthia M. Gregg, M.D., announced that Nena Clark-Christoff and Jennifer Ostrander recently joined her facial, plastiand reconstructive surgery practice in Cary.

Diana Lee opened Leed Associates, a psychotherapy practice in Cary.

Marybeth Winstead and Patty Briguglio co-chaired the promotion and publicity committee for the Speaking of Women's Health conference in Raleigh. Mary Cantando led "Your Point of Power," a workshop, at the conference.

Tina Tyson is the new chief compliance officer for the Duke University School of Medicine, and Marcy C. Speer is the new director of the Duke Center for Human Genetics.


The following are new officers of the Raleigh Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction: Jean Patterson, Cindi Peeler, Laurin Cooke, Judy Tart, Cynthia O'Neal and Gwen Vass.

New members of the board of directors are Nicole Scialabba, Debbie Morris, Carol Blue, Shawn Belcher, Sam Dotson and Teresa Doman.


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University honored director Sara Craven for 20 years of leadership.

Cynthia O'Neal, an attorney with Taylor Penry Rash & Riemann in Raleigh, was elected to a three-year term on the council of the N.C. Bar Association Construction Law Section.

Betsi Conti is the new director of development for the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.

Lynne Beaman of ClearImage PR spoke at the recent Raleigh Public Relations Society luncheon in Raleigh.

Vicky Hortman, president of Gray & Creech Water Systems in Raleigh, is a new associate member of the Greater Triangle Chapter of the International Management Association.

Lisa Angel, chairwoman of the N.C. Domestic Violence Commission, spoke at the Rex Symposium on Domestic Violence in the Workplace in Raleigh.

Valerie K. Fields of Raleigh received the 2006 Lamplighter Youth Outreach Award for her community service efforts.

Real Estate

Billie Redmond, president of Coldwell Banker Commercial TradeMark Properties, was named a Hall of Fame member of the Legacy of Champions Foundation in Raleigh.

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston announced:

• Pearl Sharpe is a new sales associate in Durham.

• Steina DeAndrade received the Certified International Property Specialist designation.

• Siobhan Finnamore, Sharon Emory and Carrie Phymale are new sales agents for the Falls of Neuse Road office in Raleigh.

Fonville Morisey announced:

• Julie Seffrood joined the Chapel Hill office as a full-time associate.

• Jeanette Stansbury is a new associate for the Youngsville office.

• Diana Winchester received the “Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist” designation.

• Mary Kay Pendergraph received the “Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager” designation.

ERA Pacesetters Realty in Cary announced the following sales leaders of the month: Terri McCall, Judy Esser, Kay Earp, Pat McElroy, Nikki Belsito, Debbie Eaddy and Margaret Smith.