NC County Seeks to Expand EMS

first_imgCurrently EMS staffs seven ambulances on a daily basis, Price said. It is possible EMS may purchase additional ambulances depending on where and when the ambulances are stationed. There are EMS stations in Morganton, Rutherford College, Glen Alpine, Hildebran and Jonas Ridge. The main factor for placing ambulances in the South Mountains and Lakes James areas is to decrease response times, Price said. Performance statistics are collected throughout the year, Price said. Those evaluations reveal how EMS is responding to emergencies and how the organization can improve on its response. Price said he hopes to establish a presence in the South Mountains or Lake James areas, instead of just housing ambulances at local fire departments. The feasibility report should be completed in the next few weeks, Price said. Price said EMS is working on putting together a feasibility plan which will include researching the volume of calls in the areas, response times to those calls, the cost of building stations and the cost of housing an ambulance at already-existing fire departments. “We just don’t know the extent of it,” Price said. “We don’t have a whole lot of information except that that’s our desire.” MORGANTON, NC – The Burke County Board of Commissioners has wrapped up its budget sessions and will vote on Tuesday, but one proposal is still in the works. Burke County Emergency Medical Services Director Randy Price wants to station ambulances in the South Mountains and Lake James areas.last_img read more

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical to Close After Six Years on Broadway

first_imgVanessa Carlton takes her first bow as Carole King in “Beautiful”(Photo: Tricia Baron) The long-running hit bio-show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has set a final performance date of October 27, just short of six years after beginning performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Beautiful began previews on November 21, 2013 and officially opened on January 12, 2014. By closing, Beautiful will have played 60 previews and 2418 regular performances.With a book by Douglas McGrath set to the song catalogue of Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Beautiful is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Josh Prince, with musical supervision by Jason Howland and orchestrations by Steve Sidwell.Beautiful begins just before Brooklyn native Carol Klein composes her first hit song, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” in 1959 when she is 17, pregnant and newly married to 20-year-old lyricist Gerry Goffin. In the decade that follows, King and Goffin produce a string of classic hits while forming a lasting friendship with another composing couple, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. When Carole’s personal life begins falling apart, she responds by stepping out of the shadows with Tapestry, a deeply personal collection of songs that becomes one of the best-selling albums of all time.The original principal cast of Beautiful was led by Jessie Mueller as Carole King, Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann, Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil, Jeb Brown as Don Kirshner and Liz Larsen as Genie Klein.Beautiful was nominated for seven 2014 Tony Awards and took home statues for Jessie Mueller’s performance and Brian Ronan’s sound design. The current cast is led by Vanessa Carlton as Carole King, Evan Todd as Gerry Goffin, Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann, Kara Lindsay as Cynthia Weil, Andrew Kober as Don Kirshner and original cast member Liz Larsen, who has remained with the musical as Genie Klein for the duration of its run.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges.Look back at the original cast in the show clips below. View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musicalcenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019last_img read more

Montebello leaders urge terrorism vigilance

first_img• Galleries: 9/11: Ceremony in El Monte | Ceremony in Monterey Park | Memorial at Ground Zero | Memorial in Arlington | Memorial site of United Flight 93 | Ceremony around the World • Blog: Remembering September 11th • Videos: Remembering 9/11 | Bush Honors Flight 93 | Pentagon Memorial • Link: Special Section MONTEBELLO – Local Montebello religious leaders and city officials spoke strongly for continuing the “war on terrorism” at a memorial march and celebration Monday for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But not all attendees at Montebello Park agreed with the present course the United States is taking in that war. Montebello resident Nannette Perez thought the best way to commemorate the victims of Sept. 11 would be to hold peace talks in their memory because she thinks the war in Iraq is increasing terrorism. Mario Moreno, pastor of the Praise Chapel of Montebello, has organized the annual event since the first anniversary of the attacks in 2002. He said the purpose of the memorial was to “remind us all that we have a real enemy” and that it was time to “reunite and regroup” in order to focus on what the country stands for. “This memorial is supposed to bring out the patriotic part of us that’s usually on the back burner,” he said. “It was five years ago and now it’s kind of like out of sight, out of mind. But the mess \ is getting worse.” But for Dolores Sanchez of Montebello, the event was simply a way to pay her respects to those who died that day in 2001. “I get very sentimental about it,” Sanchez said. “We all lost a lot of our friends and firefighters in those attacks, our fellow Americans.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“There is too much hate now towards Americans,” said Perez, 31. “There’s too many people dying in Iraq now, because of 9/11. It’s not worth it to have so much bloodshed of innocent life and of the troops. “I believe the war should end now,” she said. Perez joined about 60 residents and city officials in memorial observations featuring traditional patriotic songs and speeches. Mayor Bob Bagwell said participating in yearly memorials helps to “re-dedicate ourselves to what our beliefs and values as a nation are.” “We’re trying to fight terrorism … so our children won’t have to fight it with nukes,” Bagwell said. last_img read more