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Triad: Alliance gets big nod

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Bar gets a nod WINSTON-SALEM — A recent post in The Winston-Salem Journal by reporter Laura Graff showcased Club Odyssey as one of the best places to go to dance. On the evening she chose to venture out, Tiffany Bonet was “lip-syncing” ‘Proud Mary.’ People are crowded around the floor, giving her the stage, but …

Triangle: ‘Idol’ RU gets reprieve

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‘Idol’ RU gets reprieve RALEIGH — The Wake County Board of Elections has curtailed its investigation into Clay Aiken’s voter registration status. On Dec. 9, elections officials stated, according to an AP report in USA Today that there was “enough evidence to indicate Aiken likely voted unlawfully there while living in a neighboring county. … …

Charlotte: Bank changes gift program

North Carolina News Notes

Bank changes gift program CHARLOTTE — Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, will change their employee matching gift program effective January 1. Any donations $25 or more to The Lesbian & Gay Community Center can be matched if made on or before December 31 and submitted through the Wachovia Matching Gift system. Help the Center and …

Guild holiday party

Join the Charlotte Business Guild for its Annual Holiday Party and Gift Drive on Dec. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St., from 5:30-9:30 p.m. DJ ’lil Betty from Hartigan’s will be on deck spinning dance tunes. Buff Faye will be presenting a number of special guests who will be mingling and …

Strategy needed for HIV research

Federal government lacks plan says N.C. State University author

RALEIGH — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that well over one million people in the U.S. are infected with HIV/AIDS. New research from North Carolina State University shows that many of those infected are minorities and do not have health insurance and highlights the need for a national strategy to facilitate …

Gay journo association opens up scholarship

Applications accepted until Jan. 31

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announced a call for entries for the Leroy F. Aarons scholarship and the Kay Longcope scholarship. These scholarships are awarded annually in honor of two prominent journalists. Applications are available online and will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2010. The Leroy F. Aarons scholarship …

Charlotte: LGBT band forming

North Carolina News Notes

Band forming CHARLOTTE — An organizational meeting will be held on Jan. 14, 2010, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St., to discuss the formation of the Queen City’s first LGBT band. Topics up for review include plans for finding a conductor and rehearsal space and discussing auditions, rehearsal day and frequency. The …

Statewide: She’s fighting the good fight

North Carolina News Notes

She’s fighting the good fight NEW YORK — Former National Guardsperson Sgt. Jen Hogg, is stepping it up for LGBT veteran and servicemember rights. The former Sanford, N.C., native was 12 when she realized she was a lesbian. According to an article published by Out in Jersey, she felt “like a fish out of water,” …

Charlotte: Drag Bingo a sell out

North Carolina News Notes

It’s a sell out CHARLOTTE — Boys and girls, it’s official. Drag Bingo was a sell out. In fact, the event was out of tickets within 30 minutes after opening up sales. However, the “Matt & Ramona Show” on 107.9 The Link — one of the presenting sponsors — decided to auction off their reserved …

Eastern: ASO will survive

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ASO continues to survive GREENVILLE — In a featured article in November in The Daily Reflector, Pitt County AIDS Service Organization (PiCASO) shared that it was considering closing due to more than a 30 percent budget shortfall. PiCASO is 18-years-old. According to the article, in 2008 it operated with $130,000. Board President Aaron Lucier said …