Here are some things NCMS employees, members, and the general public are talking about this week!

March Madness continues!

The 2023 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is underway. Already Wake Forest, Duke, UNC and NC State have advanced to the quarterfinals.  The Semifinals are Friday night!   Number 1 Miami has been tough to beat, but you can never count out North Carolina teams.  The Championship is Saturday at 8:30 on ESPN.  Get your favorite team shirts on and get ready!

The full schedule and more on the teams and brackets is here.

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until March 17, but across North Carolina things are starting early!  Check out the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival all day Saturday.  More information on the day is available here.  A bit up the coast, and also on Saturday, Wilmington invites you downtown for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.  The parade steps off at 11am, so get there early. More on what is happening in the Port City is here.  Make sure you check out the annual Hooley Under the Bridge after the parade for Irish music and dancing!


The Legacy Continues!  New Edition is making it’s way to Charlotte Friday night.  Guests include Keith Sweat, Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall and Damion Hall.  Tickets are available by clicking here.


And the Oscars are Sunday night at 8.  Will it be “Everything Everywhere All at Once” or “Top Gun” or any of your favorites?

There will be both a pre-show and an official lead-in broadcast ahead of the ceremony.  First, ABC News will host On the Red Carpet Live: Countdown to Oscars 95, a pre-show event that airs from 1-4 p.m.. e

Then, Ashley Graham, Vanessa Hudgens, and Lilly Singh will join together to host the Countdown to the Oscars lead-in show, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m.