Published: Jun 05, 2011 02:00 AM
Modified: Jun 03, 2011 09:11 PM
"27 Views of Hillsborough," published by Hillsbrough-based Eno Publishers, received top honors in the 2011 Independent Publishers Book (IPPY) Awards.
Eno Publishers is run by Gita Shonfeld
and Elizabeth Woodman
, who founded it in 2008.
"27 Views of Hillsborough" won the Gold IPPY Award for Best Anthology. The book includes essays, short stories and poems about the town by more than two dozen local writers.
"We are so pleased that '27 Views of Hillsborough' has received such a high level of national recognition," Woodman said. "It's a testament to the creative forces that can shape a community. This book is about a sense of place."
Eno Publishers is a nonprofit, regional book company dedicated to publishing books about the culture and history of the Carolinas and the South. "27 Views of Hillsborough" received support from the Orange County Arts Council, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and the Hillsborough Tourism Board.
Local teens attended a rally in Raleigh to urge the N.C. Senate to preserve the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund (HWTF) and its programs addressing teen tobacco use and childhood obesity.
Orange County students attending included Laurel McMullen
and Precious Ramsey
, members of Orange County TRU (Tobacco. Reality.Unfiltered). Also attending were former TRU members Shannen Jacobs
and Jasmine White-Bynum
The HWTF was formed after a 1998 settlement with major tobacco companies dedicated one-fourth of the settlement funding to address teen tobacco use and other health issues.
The N.C. House budget this year dissolved the HWTF and uses the funds to address budget gaps.
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