23 Raleigh- Christmas Parade: 9:30 a.m.
24 Pittsboro- Holly Days & Tree Lighting: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
27 Troy- Town of Troy Tree Lighting: 5:30 p.m.
29 Fayetteville- A Dickens Holiday: 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p. m.
1 Broadway- Christmas in the Park: 4:00 p.m.
2 Sanford- Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.
3 Rockingham- 17th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony: 7:00 p.m.
5 Dunn- Christmas Tree Lighting: 6:00 p.m.
5 Fuquay Varina- Tree Lighting: 6:00 p.m.
5 Hamlet- Christmas Parade: 3:30 p.m.
5 Siler City- Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.
6 Asheboro- Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.
6 Pinehurst- Village of Pinehurst Festivities & Tree Lighting: 5:00 p.m.
6 Sanford- Annual Depot Park Train and Tree Lighting: 6:00 p.m.
6 Apex- Christmas on Salem Street & Christmas Parade: 5:00 p.m.
6 Benson- Christmas on Main: 6:00 p.m.
7 Aberdeen- 13th Annual Reindeer Run 7:45 a.m.
7 Apex- Grand Christmas Parade: 5:00 p.m.
7 Angier- Christmas Parade: 10:00 a.m.
7 Chapel Hill- Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
7 Dunn- Christmas Parade: 2:00 p.m.
7 Liberty- Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting: 2:30 p.m.
7 Rockingham- 23rd Annual Christmas on the Square: 10:00 a.m.
7 Southern Pines- Christmas Parade: 11:00 a.m.
7 Randleman- Christmas Parade: 3:30 p.m.
7 Randleman- Christmas Tree Lighting: 5:00 p.m.
7 Pittsboro- 15th Annual Reindeer Run: 9:00 a.m.
7 Aberdeen- Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6:15 p.m.
7 Aberdeen- Reindeer Fun Run 9:00 a.m.
8 Carthage- Bryant House Holiday Open House: 1:00 pm.-4:00 p.m.
8 Pittsboro- Holiday Parade: 3:00 p.m.
8 Fuquay Varina- Christmas Parade: 3:00 p.m.
14 Lillington- Tree Lighting: 6:00 p.m.
14 Lillington- Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.
14 Aberdeen- Malcolm Blue Farm Old Fashioned Christmas: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
14 Southern Pines- Shaw House Holiday Open House: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
14 Aberdeen- Christmas Parade: 11:00 a.m.
14 Broadway- Old Fashioned Christmas Parade: 2:00 p.m.
14 Chapel Hill- Chapel Hill Carrboro Holiday Parade: 10:00 a.m.
14 Holly Springs- Happy Holly Days Parade: 11:00 a.m.
14 Southern Pines- Christmas Horse Carriage Parade: 1:00 p.m.
14 Star- Christmas Parade: 2:00 p.m.
14 Fayetteville- Christmas Parade: 11:00 a.m.
We recently lost an alumnus of our Life 103.1 sales team. Charles Henry Peterson of Seven Lakes, NC, died on January 24, 2018.
Charlie began working with us in 2012 as a Marketing Consultant doing advertising sales. Always excited about learning, he was certified early on as a Radio Marketing Professional. More significantly, however, his upbeat perspective reminded us daily that if we chose, every day could be a fun day. His energy empowered us. He lightened our loads. Charlie’s enthusiasm made us smile, and his indomitable spirit gave us courage. He was a gentleman and a friend.
Charlie actually came to us with vintage radio experience from his undergraduate days with WUMC at the University of Maryland. It was our privilege to work with him decades later at Life 103.1 WLHC and to count him and his wife, Nancy, special members of the Life 103.1 family.
They say it’s easy to sell something if you really believe in it and love the product. We’re willing to bet that if you’re on our website right now, you’re a fan of Life 103.1. So, in addition to loving Timeless Favorites, are you also passionate, detail-oriented, and self-motivated? If so, we’d like to speak with you about joining our team of advertising sales professionals. Learn how you can help serve our business partners and fuel the engine that keeps Life 103.1 delivering the quality programming you’ve come to expect. Just send your resume to email@example.com to start putting your love of Life 103.1 to work for you! We have part-time and full-time positions available and offer generous commissions.
We are also considering expanding our staff in other ways. We’re looking for people who appreciate a challenging fast-paced professional environment and those who would like to join a broadcast team fully dedicated to serving its listeners and business clients. If you’re interested in part-time administrative or on-air work, we invite you to send us your resume and a statement of your interest. You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis on March 25, 1942, to pastor C.L. Franklin and his wife Barbara. She was the fourth of five children in her family. Her father was a nationally recognized preacher during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and her mother was a gospel singer. Her parents separated by the time she was six, and her mother died four years later from a heart attack.
Aretha moved to Detroit with her father and began singing in his congregation. Her first recordings, made when she was 14, were gospel songs, released as the album Songs of Faith in 1956. In 1960, she moved to New York and signed with Columbia Records. Her self-titled album Aretha was released in 1961. Several of her best known songs came from her late ‘60s recordings, including “Respect,” “Think,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”
The Queen of Soul has won many awards over her six-decade career. In 1968, she was featured on the cover of Time magazine. In 1987, she was the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and she has been named #1 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “Greatest Singers of All Time.” In 2005, she was the second ever female inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Aretha performed at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. and at several presidential inaugurations, including those of Carter, Clinton, and Obama. She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Aretha is also the first woman and only the fourth artist to have 100 singles included on the R&B charts. She has tried her hand at acting as well, being included in the Blues Brothers (1980) and Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) movies.
Aretha has four children and has been married and divorced twice. In 2010, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is currently battling health issues.
We’re pleased to include in our “Timeless Favorites” playlist a number of Aretha’s most popular hits, songs that are indeed timeless in their appeal.
(biography.com; allmusic.com; arethafranklin.net)
|Asheboro Downtown Farmer’s Market||134 South Church Street, Asheboro||Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 7 am-1 pm||May – October||(336) 626-1240|
|Chatham Mills Farmers Market||480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro||Saturdays; April-Oct 8-12/Nov-Jan 10-1||April – Jan 2017||(919) 642-0039|
|Dunn Farmers Market||200 North Clinton Ave.,
|Saturdays 8 am – noon||May – November||(910) 624-0642|
|Erwin Farmers Market||101 13th Street, Erwin||Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm||May – October||(910) 897-5428|
|Fearington Farmers Market||2000 Fearington Village, Pittsboro||Tuesdays, 4 pm – 6 pm||April – November 15th||(919) 923-6262|
|Grower’s Market of Fuquay-Varina||102 N. Main St.||Wednesday, 3pm- 6pm/Saturday, 8am-12pm||May – October||(919) 346-4978|
|Holly Springs Farmers Market||128 S. Main St.||Saturday, 8:30 am – 12:30pm||May – October||(919) 567-4010|
|Moore County Farmers Market- DOWNTOWN||SE Broad Street & NY Ave, Southern Pines||Saturdays, 8 am – noon||April – October||(910) 947-3752|
|Moore County Farmers Market – PINEHURST||170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst||Mondays, 2 pm – 5:30 pm||April – September||(910) 947-3752|
|Moore County Farmers Market – SOUTHERN PINES||Armory Sports Complex
Morganton Road, Southern Pines
|Thursdays, 9 am – 1 pm||April – October||(910) 947-3752|
|Pittsboro Farmers Market||Main Street Station
287 East Street, Pittsboro
|Thursdays, 3 pm – 6 pm||May – November||(919) 542-8202|
|Sandhills Farmers Market of Pinehurst||Pinehurst Sand Parking Lot near the Village Chapel||Wednesdays: 3 pm – 6 pm & Saturdays: 10 am – 1 pm||April – September||(910) 687-0377|
|Sanford Farmers Market||Depot Park Carthage Street, Sanford||Saturdays, 9 am – noon||April- October||(919) 775-5624|
|Siler City Farmers Market||118 W. 2nd Street, Siler City||Saturdays, 9:30 am – 1 pm||April – November||(919) 742-5442|
|Troy Farmers’ Market||417 North Main Street, Troy||Thursdays, 3 pm – 6 pm||April – October||(910) 576-6011|
|Richmond Co Farmers Market||123 E. Washington St.||Wednesday, 3:00 pm – 6 pm||April – October||(910) 995-4525|