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Selena Beaudry, Tamie Beldue, Lori Esposito, Kiki Farish, Kreh Mellick and Ippy Patterson are featured in the N.C. Museum of Art's "Line, Touch, Trace" in Raleigh. Greenhill, an organization dedicated to promoting North Carolina artists, coordinated the showcase.


Jennifer Partridge of Raleigh is displaying her work in the Cameron Village Library this month. The four-piece show, "Incomplete Without You," uses mirrors and photographs to transport the viewer.


Laura Korch of Durham was featured in The ArtsCenter's "All Manner of Life" ceramics exhibit last month. The Carrboro show coincided with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk for August.


Jane Filer, a Carrboro artist, led the Giant Dancing Heads workshop last month as part of the Hillsborough Handmade Parade. Filer taught painting and drawing for more than two decades at The ArtsCenter.



Anne Firor Scott, the first female chair of the history department at Duke University in Durham, was honored as one of 10 National Humanities Medalists. She received the annual award at the White House for her research on Southern women.


Deborah Brown, a Raleigh student, received a Local Government Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Brown will use it to study at Walden University.


Chatonda Best Covington returned to N.C. Central University as interim director of alumni relations last month after graduating in the class of 1994.


Janice Cutler received the Woman Business Owner of the Year Award from the greater Raleigh chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Cutler is president and owner of North Raleigh Florist.


Jennifer Arthur, a Raleigh veterinarian, joined the Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital staff, providing oncology services to Triangle pets. Arthur completed her radiation oncology residency at N.C. State University.


Robin Simonton, cemetery director at Oakwood Cemetery in Wake County, installed two honeybee hives on cemetery property to help repopulate the endangered species. Honey from the hives will be sold to support maintenance of the cemetery's garden.


Pamela Mansueti of Raleigh was named Agent of the Month for Linda Craft & Team, a Raleigh real estate firm. This is her second time winning the award.


Kristie Shifflette of Chapel Hill launched her first Orangetheory Fitness franchise this month. The workout facility focuses on intervals of cardio and strength training and is the second Orangetheory Fitness location to open in the Triangle this year.



Elaine Marshall, N.C. secretary of state, is the featured speaker at the Women's Power Networking lunch in Raleigh this month.


The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties and Durham's N.C. Central University held a forum last month at which candidates for the N.C. General Assembly spoke.


Betsy Bunting, former assistant general counsel at UNC-Chapel Hill, announced her candidacy for the N.C. Court of Appeals. Bunting was the first female law clerk on the N.C. Supreme Court when she clerked for Susie Sharp, the chief justice.



Women's Power Networking is hosting a roundtable on "When to Be Aggressive or Assertive in Business and What Is the Difference?" in Raleigh this month. Marilyn Shannon is facilitating the event.


The Compass Center for Women and Families hosted an event at the Chapel Hill library last month focusing on teaching children to manage money.


    Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS announced:
  • Kim Crump, a buyer and relocation specialist, was named agent of the month for her work in June. Crump helped seven clients find new homes.
  • Lisa Varona, also a buyer and relocation specialist, closed the most units, 11, during the quarter.



Leah Ranney, associate director of the Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, is one of the authors of a new study on physicians' attitudes toward the use of e-cigarettes. It was published in PLOS ONE in July. Of the 128 North Carolina doctors surveyed, two-thirds indicated e-cigarettes are a helpful aid for cessation while 35 percent recommended them to their patients.


Susan Alberts, a Duke University biology professor, has been researching the social status of female baboons. The study, which appeared in the August issue of the international publication Animal Behaviour, suggests there may be more social mobility than previously thought. A baboon's social status is dictated by the rank of her mother. However, 25 percent of females climbed up or down the social ladder before they became moms. Having a mother and supportive sisters around during adolescence helps the baboons reach their expected rank.


Students who were picked for the Scholars Connect Program of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences included Brianda Elzey, DeAsia Lewis and Nicole Sciortino of St. Augustine's University in Raleigh as well as Nichole Flynn of N.C. State University in Raleigh and Carri Murphy of N. C. Central University in Durham. The scholars are paired with mentors for a year of paid research training at the Research Triangle Park institute. The program is intended to help diversify the workforce by partnering with historically black colleges and universities.


Cisco Foundation gave a grant to the Lucy Daniels Center, based in Cary, for its SecurePath program. The center provides behavioral and emotional health interventions for Wake County children 5 years and under who're at an economic disadvantage.



Katie Galbraith, interim president of Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, was named president. Galbraith previously served as the vice president of the hospital and as president of the board of directors of Lincoln Community Health Center.


Teri Bellairs of Raleigh is celebrating 25 years as owner of Triangle Trigger Point Therapy. The business specializes in neuromuscular massage.


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