Anna Marcotti, who competes for and trains at Gymnasium Pordenone in Pordenone, a province in northeastern Italy, has announced her commitment to swim at the University of North Carolina Asheville beginning in the fall of 2022. Marcotti is a freestyle and butterfly specialist with converted times that are fast enough to make the ‘A’ final at the 20...

Despite growing up in Naples, Italy, Pasquale Illiano didn't start making pizza until he moved to America. He grew up around food, helping his father, who was a chef, in his restaurant kitchen washing dishes, preparing ingredients and whatever else needed to be done. In 2017, he moved from Italy to Charlotte and began working at Enrico's, an Italia...

The Italian Bistro located in Porters Neck off Market Street just celebrated its 10th anniversary. “Like the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun,” said owner Jason James. “Well, it’s been a fun 10 years. I have an amazing staff, some who were here when I purchased the restaurant and are still here today.”  The restaurant recently held a...

The battle between the two best players in college basketball, and perhaps the sport’s two best teams, didn’t disappoint late on Friday night. If we’re lucky, the contest in Las Vegas was just a preview of what will make for a tremendous deep NCAA tournament battle come March. Potential top draft pick Paolo Banchero and No. 5 Duke held on to knock...

Thanks to a partnership with OneBlood, Charlotte-area Carrabba’s are offering a $10 dining certificate to anyone who donates blood during their blood drive beginning Monday. OneBlood and Carrabba’s Italian Grill have teamed up to help meet the hospital demand for blood, since it has increased by 13 percent, due to a spike in surgeries being resched...

“The Grandfather Challenge” program is sponsored by The Jason Project, Inc., which was formed by the parents of Jason Matthew Nipper, who passed away in June of 2014 at age 26. This private foundation provides outdoor/wilderness and hiking excursions and similar programs which are designed to build self-confidence in struggling youth, as well as tr...

CCI-NC's 5th Round Table on Italian Technology and Foreign Direct Investment, focusing on Food Science & Technology, took place on October 21, 2021 at the Food Innovation Lab of Kannapolis, NC. Presented by the Honorary Consul of Italy to NC and CCI-NC, with support from the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, this Round Table event showcas...

Dick DeAngelis, the former NC State football player and assistant freshman football coach who wrote the history of NC State athletics on the walls of his Amedeo's Italian Restaurant on Raleigh's Western Boulevard, died Wednesday, two days after being admitted. He was 85. A native of Reading, Pennsylvania, DeAngelis was in the first recruiting class...

For the fourth consecutive year, Festa Italiana Raleigh, Inc. arranged with the Office of the Governor to declare October 2021 Italian Heritage Month in North Carolina. “We could not be more grateful to the Governor for recognizing the special contributions that Italians and people of Italian descent have made to the history of our state, as well a...

Casa Italia, a landmark showroom building uniting strong Italian brands, has set a grand opening for 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16. All marketgoers are invited to the celebration at the ship-shaped building and downtown High Point landmark that for decades has housed Natuzzi’s showroom and U.S. headquarters.  Earlier this year, Natuzzi Americas annou...