Saturday September 19, 11 AM/5 PM - Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery - 450 Groce Rd, Ronda, North Carolina 28670 www.raffaldini.com You're invited to a celebration of all things Italian at Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery's 10th Annual Festa Italiana! There will be a variety of shopping, entertainment, and Italian-style f...

When Peter Affatato left Eric Scheffer's Savoy in 2002, he wanted to open the now-closed 28806 Deli to bring a taste of New York to West Asheville. That restaurant closed, but Affatato, who lived in New York for the first 21 years of his life, hasn't lost the taste for the deli-style sandwiches and prepared salads he sold there.   In mid-Jul...

This is the year that the Blue Ridge Parkway is depicted on North Carolina's version of the America the Beautiful quarter. For a parkway that is America's longest linear park, and which reportedly has been the most visited unit of the Department of the Interior's National Park Service every year except for one since 1946, it sure doesn't get a...

After a delicious Italian buffet catered by Rocco's Restaurant and served by members Cheryl Caira, Julie Manos, Alicia Johnson and Terri Woods, the Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge 2183 of Wilmington awarded several $1,000 scholarships at its June 19 meeting. To begin the awards program, Trustee Lennie Malvone personally awarded a $1,000 scholarship...

When Wilmington businessman Jeff Jones contacted the MoMentum Group with the intent of listing the restaurant space formerly occupied by Press 102 at the Tarrymore Hotel, developer Terry Espy knew right away what downtown Wilmington lacks: upscale Italian dining.   Espy said she worked with Jones to find a buyer looking to establish an Itali...

A new casual restaurant offering authentic homemade Italian cuisine has set up shop in Mayfaire. Billing itself as fast yet fresh, Positalia Italian Eatery opened last week at 6800 Parker Farm Drive, in the new Dick's Sporting Goods shopping center.   The family owned and operated dining establishment is the first venture of its kind for Ra...

by Greg Cox Salvatore "Rino" Fevola, principal partner in Pulcinella's in Durham, has opened Magone Italian Grill & Pizza in Chapel Hill's Timberlyne Shopping Center. Fevola named the new restaurant for a branch on his family tree. But the menu is firmly rooted in the successful formula that has allowed Pulcinella's to thrive for nearly t...

Following the Philadelphia visit of RAI Italia CEO, Piero A. Corsini, last 18th of November (see here), we are conducting a survey to ascertain the quality, distribution, reception and enjoyment of RAI Italia TV, radio and multimedia programs.   If you live in the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia (Pennsylva...

Tria SpA, the Italian maker of granulators, is expanding its U.S. operations in Charlotte, N.C., by adding a new test facility.Daniele Finazzi, vice president of operations at Tria America LLC, said customers can visit Charlotte to run material tests, or send in the material for testing by Tria staff.

An Italian woodworking company called Minelli Group will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Hickory. The move will create 12 new jobs right away. The company just bought a 18,000 square-foot building at 1245 26th Street SE, according to a statement Wednesday. The local operations will be called Minelli USA.   Read more   F...