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A Pirate’s Exile:  Bussing across the U.S.A.

A Pirate’s Exile: Bussing across the U.S.A.

San Diego, CA, July 27th, 2014-Crossing the country on a bus is something everyone should try to do more often. It’s a reasonably affordable way to actually see things. I rode the Greyhound from Wilmington, NC to Los Angeles, CA with a slight layover for Bonnaroo and a little Salem, VA vacation. You read about the festival previously and leaving the farm in Coffee County and the campsite was a pretty bittersweet moment for me. It was so much fun, you just wanted to go back and start over. Unfortunately, if you stick around after the music stops, it’s time to clean. I briefly considered trying to hitch a ride to LA or Denver from the festival but jumped into […]

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Calling Artist for local Art on the Apron Event: Phlock to the Beach – a Buffett style Beach Blast

Calling Artist for local Art on the Apron Event: Phlock to the Beach – a Buffett style Beach Blast

Hosted by: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND AREA, NC July 25, 2014 – The Chamber of Commerce for the Southport-Oak Island area will host a long weekend of Jimmy Buffett-Style events August 22-24, 2014. Activities include pub tours throughout Southport and Oak Island, beach game tournaments and concerts. An annual festival, it is expected to draw many Buffett fans from across North Carolina and neighboring states. The fun begins with a local Parrot Head Pub & Grub Crawl on Friday, August 22nd. A new event for 2014, Art on the Apron allows artists to create one-of-a-kind art around the Phlock to the Beach Concert dance floor. Participating artists will receive two tickets to Saturday’s trop-rock beach concert […]

27th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival – 2014: December 6th and 7th, Harkers Island, NC

27th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival – 2014: December 6th and 7th, Harkers Island, NC

Hours: Saturday 9am -5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. Admission: $8.00 daily, children under 12 free. Sunday is Youth Day, and all children under 18 will receive free admission and door prizes! HARKERS ISLAND, NC July 26, 2014 – The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Festival events include antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, children’s decoy painting, educational exhibits, duck calling competitions, head whittling contest, and a live decoy auction. The decoy competition has many categories to suit nearly every carver, including IWCA Working Decoy, IWCA Gunning Shorebird, Canvas Decoy, Root Head, and the Duplin County Ducks Unlimited Competition (with a sizeable purchase award). There are also several youth divisions in the carving competition, and this […]

Israel Nash to embark on Worldwide Tour

Israel Nash to embark on Worldwide Tour

NEW ALBUM RAIN PLANS DUE AUGUST 19; AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER  “A glorious neo-psychedelic masterpiece.”—KEXP “It’s a career worth following.”—The Independent   To celebrate the release of his upcoming album, Rain Plans, Israel Nash will set out on a worldwide tour including an appearance at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville. The new album, due August 19 via Loose/Thirty Tigers, is now available for pre-order: http://bit.ly/1k8Hva2. See full track listing below. Nash recently released two videos featuring live takes of songs off the record—the lead track “Rain Plains” is streaming at American Songwriter (http://bit.ly/1qYKe4s) and “Through the Door” is streaming at Paste (http://bit.ly/1xSOre3). The album was released in the U.K. and Europe earlier this year to immediate critical acclaim—Uncut hails […]

Project Real at Greenville Little Theatre

Project Real at Greenville Little Theatre

Project REAL GREENVILLE, SC July 25, 2014 – The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) will host a Professional Development Workshop for area teachers on Wednesday, July 30 from 9 am to noon. GLT is thrilled to bring Project REAL (Reinforcing Education through Artistic Learning) to the upstate. Project REAL instructors use theatre techniques and integrate real-life experiences to enhance the curriculum and provide lasting knowledge to students of all ages. Project REAL is the educational outreach branch of the Barter Theatre located in Abingdon, VA. To enroll or for more information, please call GLT’s Box Office at 864-233-6238 or email info@greenvillelittletheatre.org. The cost is $50. Greenville Little Theatre, founded in 1926, is the Upstate’s oldest and largest locally-producing arts organization. A […]

Closing Weekend: “Estampas de la raza” at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Closing Weekend: “Estampas de la raza” at the North Carolina Museum of Art

RALEIGH, NC July 25, 2014 – This weekend (Friday, July 25−Sunday, July 27) is the closing weekend of Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection and Tall Tales and Huge Hearts: Raúl Colónat the North Carolina Museum of Art. To celebrate, the Museum presents Gravity with Spanish subtitles on July 25. This screening salutes Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón, who won the Academy Award for Best Director for Gravity. Additionally, entrance to Estampas de la raza will be free all day on July 25.   Friday, July 25: Screening of Gravity with Spanish subtitles, free admission to Estampas de la raza Screening of Gravity presented with Spanish subtitles in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in […]

Sports

Charleston Battery travel to Montreal for Monday morning match

Charleston Battery travel to Montreal for Monday morning match

CHARLESTON, SC July 27, 2014 – Just hours after taking a morale-boosting three points from visiting Arizona United on Saturday night, Charleston Battery players and staff boarded a plane bound for Montreal and a rare morning match with the Impact Reserves on Monday at 10:30 a.m. The match was originally scheduled for Aug. 3 but was rescheduled last week to accommodate the Impact’s fixtures in CONCACAF Champions League. It will be broadcast live on 910 AM ESPN radio in Charleston, streaming online at www.charlestonsportsradio.com. Monday’s game caps an eventful seven days for the Battery. The team played well in a 1-1 home draw with second-place Richmond on Tuesday, then built on that performance with a 2-0 win Saturday night against an Arizona United […]

Wilson Tobs: You’re Invited to Slugger’s Birthday Party TONIGHT at  5:00 pm

Wilson Tobs: You’re Invited to Slugger’s Birthday Party TONIGHT at 5:00 pm

Greetings! Happy Birthday Slugger!! WILSON, NC July 27, 2014 – This year is Slugger’s 16th season with us, and we want you to help us celebrate! Join us tonight at Fleming for his birthday and celebrate with Slugger, the Tobs and all of Slugger’s mascot friends. The Tobs take on the Fayetteville SwampDogs tonight at 5:00 pm. Gates open at 4:00 pm. Tonight’s game is sponsored by Bridgestone and Sweet Creations who will be providing Slugger’s birthday cake! How sweet! We hope to see you at the ball park! Shelby Zack, Media Relations Assistant Wilson Tobs Baseball Club

Carolina RailHawks Dominate Ottawa Fury FC

Carolina RailHawks Dominate Ottawa Fury FC

Goals by Zack Schilawski and Nazmi Albadawi propelled the RailHawks to a 3-0 Victory   CARY, NC July 26, 2014 – A strong first half was all the Carolina RailHawks (1W-0T-3L, 3pts) needed to defeat Ottawa Fury FC (0W-1T-2L, 1pt) on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. Two goals from Zack Schilawski gave the RailHawks the lead going into half-time, while an early second-half goal by Nazmi Albadawi secured the three points for the RailHawks. The RailHawks went into halftime with a 2-0 lead over the Ottawa Fury FC after Schilawski found the back of the goal twice. His first goal of the match came off a deflected cross inside the box from Enzo Martinez. The second goal of the match came […]

Dane Kelly lifts Charleston Battery 2-0 over Arizona United SC

Dane Kelly lifts Charleston Battery 2-0 over Arizona United SC

CHARLESTON, SC July 26, 2014 — Dane Kelly scored two first-half goals to lift the Charleston Battery to a 2-0 victory over Arizona United SC at Blackbaud Stadium in front of a crowd of 4,464 on Saturday night. “We got our win here (at home),” said head coach Mike Anhaeuser. “We want to win the rest of our games at home and make a push for the playoffs. You’ve got to commend the players. They did their job tonight.” Charleston dominated possession from the start of the match and finally broke through in the 25th minute. Forward Dane Kelly possessed the ball in the midfield and pushed forward as Arizona keeper Evan Newton charged out to clear the ball. Kelly took […]

Fins Get Swamped 9-0

Fins Get Swamped 9-0

WILMINGTON, NC July 26, 2014 – The Fayetteville SwampDogs blanked the Sharks Saturday night at the Shark Tank for their fifth consecutive loss. Wilmington was held scoreless for just the third time all season – the last time being a month ago to the date against the Wilson Tobs. Fayetteville’s offense struck early in often Saturday night, picking up their first run in the top of the first inning following two errors by the Sharks defense. Three more SwampDogs runs would cross in the visiting half of the second inning, by way of three Fayetteville hits. On the evening, Haswell would strike out three batters, allowing four runs on three hits. Joe O’Donnell was brought out in relief of Haswell […]

Morehead City Marlins win streak ends at five with loss to Martinsville Mustangs

Morehead City Marlins win streak ends at five with loss to Martinsville Mustangs

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 26, 2014 – Morehead City had won its last five games entering play Saturday and Martinsville had lost 12 straight, but both streaks ended as the Marlins lost 9-4 to the last-place Mustangs. The game was tied at four runs apiece after seven innings, but Martinsville struck for two runs in the eighth and tacked on three more in the ninth to roll to their first victory in the last 12 games. An error, a base hit and an RBI groundout led to the two runs in the eighth off Jordan Knutson, who suffered his fifth loss of the season despite not allowing an earned run. Brett Valentine made his debut in the ninth, and gave […]

Conservation

Masonic Apron Conservation viewing at the Museum of the Albemarle

Masonic Apron Conservation viewing at the Museum of the Albemarle

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 25, 2014 – Members of Eureka Lodge No. 317 recently gathered at the Museum of the Albemarle to view the circa 1872 Masonic apron worn by William Crawford Dawson. Bro Dawson was a member of Pasquotank Lodge No. 103 A. F. & A. M.  Eureka Lodge No. 317 A. F. & A. M. was charted by the Grand Lodge of North Carolina in 1872 of which Bro Dawson became a charter member. Eureka Lodge No. 317 donated the funds to conserve the apron.  After conservation, the apron will be displayed in the Museum’s main gallery Our Story. Dawson, born in Elizabeth City in 1831, attended local schools and became the city’s first photographer. During the Civil […]

Shark Week July 27 – Aug. 2 at NC Aquarium

Shark Week July 27 – Aug. 2 at NC Aquarium

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 25, 2014 – Sink your teeth into fun and facts all about sharks during Shark Week July 27-Aug. 2 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Family-friendly programs, activities, crafts and displays portray the truth about these often misunderstood creatures, their essential role in the ocean ecosystem and the threats they face. “The popularity of Shark Week and the immense interest the public has in these fascinating animals gives us an opportunity to tell the real story of what is happening to sharks,” said Education Curator Windy Arey Kent.  “Finning, over-fishing, pollution and other factors have caused shark populations to plummet worldwide. That can indicate big problems for ocean ecosystems.” Shark Week activities, […]

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, the largest by American forces until World War II, to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place, participants in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes Civil War Sesquicentennial Bus Tour will learn details about key North Carolina Civil War sites Oct. 24-26. Pre-eminent Civil War historian Mark Bradley will be the on-bus guide. Spaces are expected to go quickly. The reservation deadline is Sept. 29 and can be made at www.ncdcr.gov/CivilWarTour. The special tour is the ideal precursor to the concluding programs in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War during the grand finale events of North […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

Culture Around Every Corner: July 24-27 RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – An exploration of 18th century beer in Statesville, a look at the view 20 feet from stardom in Raleigh and a lively concert of indie folk tunes in Winston-Salem are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun starts Thursday at the coast, where the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras will help kids make sandcastle-themed crafts and host a talk on the Life-Saving Service with author Chip Marshall, as staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of […]

Feeding or Harassing Alligators is Dangerous and Illegal

Feeding or Harassing Alligators is Dangerous and Illegal

RALEIGH, NC July 22, 2014 —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding people that if you see an alligator, in most instances it is not necessary to do anything other than leave it alone. Alligators have become fairly common in some eastern areas of the state and sightings can be frequent during the summer. Feeding or harassing alligators is illegal in North Carolina. Feeding an alligator will cause the animal to lose its fear of people, making it more likely to approach and possibly attack someone. “Alligators are usually quite shy and secretive,” said Jonathan Shaw, a Wildlife Commission biologist. “If you encounter an alligator, the best option is to leave it alone and give it plenty of space. Alligators […]

Ask the Aquarium: What do shrimp eat?

Ask the Aquarium: What do shrimp eat?

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 23, 2014 Q. What do shrimp eat? A. Shrimp are omnivores and scavengers, meaning they eat most anything. Like lobsters, crayfish and crabs, shrimp are crustaceans with segmented bodies, jointed legs, eyes on stalks and hard exteriors. All crustaceans must molt to grow, and some, like shrimp, even eat their discarded calcium- rich shell. There are many species of shrimp. Some live thousands of feet under the ocean on thermal vents. Others, like the ones we’re more familiar with, live in waters from low tide to about 300 feet deep. Along the East Coast, pink, brown and white shrimp are harvested and sold commercially. These familiar varieties belong to the Penaeidae family. A shrimp’s body […]

South Carolina

Charleston Battery travel to Montreal for Monday morning match

Charleston Battery travel to Montreal for Monday morning match

CHARLESTON, SC July 27, 2014 – Just hours after taking a morale-boosting three points from visiting Arizona United on Saturday night, Charleston Battery players and staff boarded a plane bound for Montreal and a rare morning match with the Impact Reserves on Monday at 10:30 a.m. The match was originally scheduled for Aug. 3 but was rescheduled last week to accommodate the Impact’s fixtures in CONCACAF Champions League. It will be broadcast live on 910 AM ESPN radio in Charleston, streaming online at www.charlestonsportsradio.com. Monday’s game caps an eventful seven days for the Battery. The team played well in a 1-1 home draw with second-place Richmond on Tuesday, then built on that performance with a 2-0 win Saturday night against an Arizona United […]

Dane Kelly lifts Charleston Battery 2-0 over Arizona United SC

Dane Kelly lifts Charleston Battery 2-0 over Arizona United SC

CHARLESTON, SC July 26, 2014 — Dane Kelly scored two first-half goals to lift the Charleston Battery to a 2-0 victory over Arizona United SC at Blackbaud Stadium in front of a crowd of 4,464 on Saturday night. “We got our win here (at home),” said head coach Mike Anhaeuser. “We want to win the rest of our games at home and make a push for the playoffs. You’ve got to commend the players. They did their job tonight.” Charleston dominated possession from the start of the match and finally broke through in the 25th minute. Forward Dane Kelly possessed the ball in the midfield and pushed forward as Arizona keeper Evan Newton charged out to clear the ball. Kelly took […]

Clemson Football: Charone Peake Has Minor Knee Surgery

Clemson Football: Charone Peake Has Minor Knee Surgery

CLEMSON, SC July 25, 2014 – Clemson red-shirt junior receiver Charone Peake suffered a minor knee injury during off season workouts on Wednesday. He had   surgery on the knee on Friday morning and will miss at least the first week of practice, which opens on August 1. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers Football “Charone was having a great summer, but tweaked a knee on Wednesday making a reception,” said Head Coach Dabo Swinney. “The surgery was successful and his ACL is fine. He will probably miss the first week of practice and then we will go from there. We expect him to play against Georgia in the season opener.”   Peake started the 2013 season against Georgia and had five catches […]

South Carolina Gamecock Men’s Basketball Visits Palmetto Children’s Hospital

South Carolina Gamecock Men’s Basketball Visits Palmetto Children’s Hospital

COLUMBIA, SC July 25, 2014 – Members of the South Carolina men’s basketball team spent time visiting the Palmetto Children’s Hospital on Friday afternoon, signing autographs and playing with kids. The community outreach is part of the “8K In 8 Days” campaign for Gamecock men’s basketball. Sophomore guards Justin McKie and Duane Notice, and freshman forward TeMarcus Blanton attended the hour-long event. Playing several games with children and even stopping by a few rooms at the hospital to bring Happy Birthday wishes. Notice spoke about the community service event, and how it brings the team closer together to attend events like today’s. “It definitely warms my heart to see all of the kids in here today playing board games and […]

Miguel Andujar Lifts Charleston RiverDogs to Sweep in Lexington

Miguel Andujar Lifts Charleston RiverDogs to Sweep in Lexington

Chaz Hebert claims first win since August while Miguel Andujar drives in three runs Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1nDIBcW LEXINGTON, KY July 25, 2014 – Miguel Andujar smashed a home run while driving in the first three runs for the Charleston RiverDogs in a 6-1 victory over the Lexington Legends on Friday evening at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in South Atlantic League action. Charleston improved to 18-16 in the second half and 51-53 overall while taking a three-game sweep. Lexington slipped to 11-23 and 40-64, respectively. The RiverDogs have won 15 of their last 18 games while the Legends are stuck in an eight-game losing streak. For the third straight game, Charleston scored a run in the first inning for a 1-0 lead. […]

Cody Kukuk Carves up Birds in Road Trip Opener

Cody Kukuk Carves up Birds in Road Trip Opener

SALEM SOUTHPAW FANS CAREER-HIGH TEN BATTERS SALEM, VA July 25, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, were shutout by the Red Sox in the series opener in Salem by a 6-0 on Friday night at Lewis Gale Field in Salem, Virginia. The Pelicans mustered just two hits, both singles, off of the Red Sox starter Cody Kukuk who struck out a career-high ten batters. After a scoreless first inning, the Red Sox (15-19, 48-54) took control in the second inning. A throwing error by David Lyon at first base allowed Mario Martinez to reach base to begin what became a five-run inning, allowing three unearned runs to score. The next five hitters reached […]

North Carolina

A Pirate’s Exile:  Bussing across the U.S.A.

A Pirate’s Exile: Bussing across the U.S.A.

San Diego, CA, July 27th, 2014-Crossing the country on a bus is something everyone should try to do more often. It’s a reasonably affordable way to actually see things. I rode the Greyhound from Wilmington, NC to Los Angeles, CA with a slight layover for Bonnaroo and a little Salem, VA vacation. You read about the festival previously and leaving the farm in Coffee County and the campsite was a pretty bittersweet moment for me. It was so much fun, you just wanted to go back and start over. Unfortunately, if you stick around after the music stops, it’s time to clean. I briefly considered trying to hitch a ride to LA or Denver from the festival but jumped into […]

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Wilson Tobs: You’re Invited to Slugger’s Birthday Party TONIGHT at  5:00 pm

Wilson Tobs: You’re Invited to Slugger’s Birthday Party TONIGHT at 5:00 pm

Greetings! Happy Birthday Slugger!! WILSON, NC July 27, 2014 – This year is Slugger’s 16th season with us, and we want you to help us celebrate! Join us tonight at Fleming for his birthday and celebrate with Slugger, the Tobs and all of Slugger’s mascot friends. The Tobs take on the Fayetteville SwampDogs tonight at 5:00 pm. Gates open at 4:00 pm. Tonight’s game is sponsored by Bridgestone and Sweet Creations who will be providing Slugger’s birthday cake! How sweet! We hope to see you at the ball park! Shelby Zack, Media Relations Assistant Wilson Tobs Baseball Club

Carolina RailHawks Dominate Ottawa Fury FC

Carolina RailHawks Dominate Ottawa Fury FC

Goals by Zack Schilawski and Nazmi Albadawi propelled the RailHawks to a 3-0 Victory   CARY, NC July 26, 2014 – A strong first half was all the Carolina RailHawks (1W-0T-3L, 3pts) needed to defeat Ottawa Fury FC (0W-1T-2L, 1pt) on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. Two goals from Zack Schilawski gave the RailHawks the lead going into half-time, while an early second-half goal by Nazmi Albadawi secured the three points for the RailHawks. The RailHawks went into halftime with a 2-0 lead over the Ottawa Fury FC after Schilawski found the back of the goal twice. His first goal of the match came off a deflected cross inside the box from Enzo Martinez. The second goal of the match came […]

Fins Get Swamped 9-0

Fins Get Swamped 9-0

WILMINGTON, NC July 26, 2014 – The Fayetteville SwampDogs blanked the Sharks Saturday night at the Shark Tank for their fifth consecutive loss. Wilmington was held scoreless for just the third time all season – the last time being a month ago to the date against the Wilson Tobs. Fayetteville’s offense struck early in often Saturday night, picking up their first run in the top of the first inning following two errors by the Sharks defense. Three more SwampDogs runs would cross in the visiting half of the second inning, by way of three Fayetteville hits. On the evening, Haswell would strike out three batters, allowing four runs on three hits. Joe O’Donnell was brought out in relief of Haswell […]

Morehead City Marlins win streak ends at five with loss to Martinsville Mustangs

Morehead City Marlins win streak ends at five with loss to Martinsville Mustangs

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 26, 2014 – Morehead City had won its last five games entering play Saturday and Martinsville had lost 12 straight, but both streaks ended as the Marlins lost 9-4 to the last-place Mustangs. The game was tied at four runs apiece after seven innings, but Martinsville struck for two runs in the eighth and tacked on three more in the ninth to roll to their first victory in the last 12 games. An error, a base hit and an RBI groundout led to the two runs in the eighth off Jordan Knutson, who suffered his fifth loss of the season despite not allowing an earned run. Brett Valentine made his debut in the ninth, and gave […]

Calling Artist for local Art on the Apron Event: Phlock to the Beach – a Buffett style Beach Blast

Calling Artist for local Art on the Apron Event: Phlock to the Beach – a Buffett style Beach Blast

Hosted by: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND AREA, NC July 25, 2014 – The Chamber of Commerce for the Southport-Oak Island area will host a long weekend of Jimmy Buffett-Style events August 22-24, 2014. Activities include pub tours throughout Southport and Oak Island, beach game tournaments and concerts. An annual festival, it is expected to draw many Buffett fans from across North Carolina and neighboring states. The fun begins with a local Parrot Head Pub & Grub Crawl on Friday, August 22nd. A new event for 2014, Art on the Apron allows artists to create one-of-a-kind art around the Phlock to the Beach Concert dance floor. Participating artists will receive two tickets to Saturday’s trop-rock beach concert […]

Carolina Government

Congressmen and Parliamentarians to Join Farmworker Union in Examination of Labor Rights Abuses & Intimidation in U.S Tobacco

Congressmen and Parliamentarians to Join Farmworker Union in Examination of Labor Rights Abuses & Intimidation in U.S Tobacco

Dudley, North Carolina- On July 26th U.S Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and British Members of Parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan will participate in a fact-finding delegation to North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions in the supply chain of British and American tobacco manufacturers. This binational delegation will be joined by AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gabre and FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC), a union representing farmworkers in the American South and Midwest and organizer of the delegation, will highlight the efforts of farmworkers to engage the companies in guaranteeing their right to negotiate collectively, without fear of retaliation. On July 26, the delegation of statesmen will visit farms in the […]

Introducing the New Albert J. Ellis Police Chief: Renado Prince

Introducing the New Albert J. Ellis Police Chief: Renado Prince

JACKSONVILLE, NC July 18, 2014 – Renado Prince, the new Albert J. Ellis police chief, packs more than thirty years of experience into a career that brought him to Onslow County.  Prince was sworn in yesterday by Onslow County Clerk of Court Bettie Gurganus at the Onslow County Courthouse with nearly 30 family, co-workers and friends in attendance. The Bolivia, NC native seems perfect for his new position leading a full-service police force here. Prince’s military career, which began on active duty in 1981 and concluded in 2004 as a reservist, will endear him to many Onslow County residents and allows him to relate to the challenges of a military-based community.  His subsequent law enforcement achievements similarly separated him from […]

Governor McCrory Appoints Valerie Macon Poet Laureate

Governor McCrory Appoints Valerie Macon Poet Laureate

RALEIGH, NC July 14, 2014 –  Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Valerie Macon as the poet laureate of North Carolina. Macon will serve a two-year term and follows Joseph Bathanti in this role. The North Carolina Arts Council is pleased that the Poet Laureate program is continuing with Governor Pat McCrory’s appointment of Valerie Macon. While past appointments included a selection committee, it is not required as part of the selection process. It is the Governor’s appointment and the prerogative of his office to select the state’s Poet Laureate. The North Carolina Arts Council is looking forward to working with Ms. Macon in her term. The role of North Carolina’s poet laureate was first established in 1935. The poet laureate […]

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Sets Migratory Game Bird Seasons

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Sets Migratory Game Bird Seasons

RALEIGH, NC July 11, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the season dates for dove and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal. Seasons and bag limits for most species are similar to last year with the notable exception of the dove hunting season. This year, 20 additional days were allowed and the Commission added a portion of those extra days to the early October segment of the season and added the remaining extra days to late November and early December. Now, once the dove season reopens in late November, it will run until it closes in mid-January, effectively combining the second and third seasons into one extended second […]

North Carolina State Budget Causes Concerns for Tryon Palace

North Carolina State Budget Causes Concerns for Tryon Palace

RALEIGH, NC July 9, 2014 – Uncertainty clouds North Carolina’s first state capitol. Negotiations are underway between the House and the Senate for funding of Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center. Senate budget leaders did not include adequate funding for Tryon Palace relative to the House and Governor’s versions. Specifically, the House budget included an allocation of $400,000 to the $100,000 previously budgeted for Tryon Palace, the minimum needed to keep the Palace and the complex open to the public at current service levels. The Governor’s proposed budget gave Tryon Palace $520,000. “Tryon Palace is truly one of North Carolina’s gems that helps preserve and present a significant part of our state’s history to a wide range of […]

JUMPO LRTP Team Invites Public to Take Survey

JUMPO LRTP Team Invites Public to Take Survey

JUMPO LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN TEAM INVITES PUBLIC TO COMPLETE SURVEY JACKSONVILLE, NC June 24, 2014 – The Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) team invites the public to participate in a short survey and interactive map by visiting http://jumpo2040.metroquest.com/. This fun and interactive survey will help the team understand community preference, opinions and issues. The public will be able to express general themes and concerns along with providing location-specific concerns via an interactive online map.  There is also an opportunity for residents to provide ideas on how they would spend transportation dollars. The Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a community-driven process that establishes a vision for mobility in the City of Jacksonville and […]

Other News

First Round Results of the 13th Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls Team Matches (Carolinas-Virginia)

First Round Results of the 13th Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls Team Matches (Carolinas-Virginia)

CAROLINAS TEAM LEADS 4-0 AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF THE 13th MID-ATLANTIC JUNIOR GIRLS’ CHALLENGE LAUREL FORK, VA July 26, 2014– The eight-player Carolinas team swept all four first day four-ball matches against their Virginia counterparts and own a 4-0 lead entering Sunday’s final day singles play at the 13th Mid-Atlantic Girls’ Challenge being conducted at Olde Mill Resort. A team of juniors mixing Virginia players against their North Carolina and South Carolina counterparts are competing in the event. Carolinas recorded the opening day’s most lopsided victory in the first match as the tandem of Siranon Shoomee (Sanford, N.C.)-Madison Moosa (Charlotte, N.C.) rolled to a wire-to-wire 7 and 6 victory over Amanda Hollandsworth (Floyd, Va.)-Katie Turk (Blacksburg, Va.). In match […]

Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at the CC of Landfall in Wilmington, NC

Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at the CC of Landfall in Wilmington, NC

WEST END, NC July 25, 2014 – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at the CC of Landfall in Wilmington, NC  on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Gross scores are listed. Tournament format is 18 holes of four-ball stroke play, both gross and net.  90 percent of a player’s course handicap is used to determine net scores. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 55th birthday by the tournament date, is a member of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association, and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club. The field is divided into divisions based on age and total team course handicap: Tournament […]

17th Carolinas Parent-Child Championship Final Results from Seven Lakes Country Club in Seven Lakes, NC

17th Carolinas Parent-Child Championship Final Results from Seven Lakes Country Club in Seven Lakes, NC

SEVEN LAKES, NC July 25, 2014 – Final results of the 17th Carolinas Parent-Child Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by Seven Lakes Country Club in Seven Lakes, NC on Friday, July 25, 2014 (Par 36-36—72, Males=6094 yards; Females=4967 yards). Kevin and Jodee Tindal of Rock Hill, SC fired a five-under par 67 to win the 17th Carolinas Parent-Child Championship by two strokes.   “Jodee drove it dead straight all day,” stated Kevin Tindal. “We then had a spurt where we made a few birdies.”   The win marks the first CGA championship title for both the 44-year-old Kevin Tindal and daughter Jodee who is a rising sophomore at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, SC.   Carolinas […]

48th Carolinas Father-Son Championship Final Results

48th Carolinas Father-Son Championship Final Results

PINEHURST, NC July 25, 2014 – Final results of the 48th Carolinas Father-Son Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia) in Pinehurst, NC on Friday, July 25, 2014 (Par 36-36—72, 6500 yards). Paul and son Phillip Simson of Raleigh, NC defeated Tim (King, NC) and Joshua (Greensboro, NC) Hudgins in a one-hole playoff to win the Carolinas Father-Son Championship at Pinewild Country Club’s Magnolia Course.  With this win, the Simsons become the only team to win the Carolinas Father-Son Championship three times (’02, ’13, ’14) in the event’s 48-year-history.   “Each time we win it becomes more special than the previous,” said the younger Philip Simson. “Being able to play golf with my dad and […]

Tyler Thorne’s gem, Trent Leimkuehler’s slam push Marlins to 9-1 win

Tyler Thorne’s gem, Trent Leimkuehler’s slam push Marlins to 9-1 win

PETERSBURG, VA July 25, 2014 – Morehead City won its fifth straight game on Friday night against Petersburg when Tyler Thorne’s seven-inning effort and a nine-run outburst led by Trent Leimkuehler’s pinch-hit grand slam propelled them to a 9-1 victory over the Generals. Thorne had his best outing of the season on Friday, completing seven shutout innings and yielding just five hits to the Generals. He also struck eight batters, which is something he had not done this season in the CPL or in 19 games with Stanford this spring. “His slider was good,” said head coach Sam Carel said. “He really competed well with that slider, and it [helped him get] eight strikeouts.” Thorne was dominant early, allowing just […]

Wilmington Hammerheads FC, Arizona United SC Equalize

Wilmington Hammerheads FC, Arizona United SC Equalize

Teams continue unbeaten streaks leading into Saturday contests WILMINGTON, NC July 26, 2014 – Both Wilmington Hammerheads FC and Arizona United SC extended their unbeaten streaks with a 0-0 draw at Legion Stadium on Friday night. The Hammerheads were quick on the pitch early in the game and looking to dominate beginning with a header on goal from defender Ashani Fairclough. Forward Sammy Ochoa soon followed with a swift volley but was denied entrance on goal by Arizona goalkeeper Evan Newton on a diving save. Arizona forward Long Tan took a 55-yard breakaway in the second half forcing Hammerheads goalkeeper Quillan Roberts to drop into a one-on-one contest and emit a tremendous deflection that prevented Arizona from taking the lead. […]

Charlotte Hornets Re-Sign Guard Jannero Pargo

Charlotte Hornets Re-Sign Guard Jannero Pargo

CHARLOTTE, NC July 25, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has re-signed guard Jannero Pargo.   Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets (NBA) “We’re pleased that Jannero will be back with us again this season,” Cho said.  “He is a great veteran presence in our locker room who is always ready when called upon.”   The 6-1 Pargo has seen action in 47 games for the team after initially joining the franchise on March 14, 2013, when he signed the first of two 10-day contracts.  He later signed for the remainder of the 2012-13 season and re-signed as a free agent prior to the 2013-14 season.  In […]

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Brett Bellemore

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Brett Bellemore

Defenseman played 64 games with Carolina in 2013-14 RALEIGH, NC July 25, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Brett Bellemore on a one-year, two way contract. The deal will pay Bellemore $600,000 on the NHL level, or $175,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, in 2014-15. Tickets: Carolina Hurricanes Bellemore, 26, notched two goals and earned six assists (8 points) in 64 games with the Hurricanes in 2013-14, his first full NHL season. The Windsor, Ont., native ranked second on the team and second among NHL rookie defensemen with 169 hits, and his 45 penalty minutes ranked […]

Former Morehead City Marlin Chris Taylor makes Major League debut with Mariners

Former Morehead City Marlin Chris Taylor makes Major League debut with Mariners

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 25, 2014 – Former Morehead City Marlins’ infielder Chris Taylor took care of two career milestones in one day on Thursday. The 23-year-old Taylor made his Major League debut for the Seattle Mariners in the first game of their series against the Baltimore Orioles, and also recorded his first major league hit, going 1-for-3 in the ballgame. He becomes the first Morehead City Marlin to make it to the Major Leagues. Taylor played for the Marlins during their inaugural season in 2010, hitting .250 with seven RBI, nine stolen bases and a .396 on-base percentage in 25 games. “We’re excited that Chris got probably the best phone call in baseball and [got a chance] to play […]

Charlotte Hornets Sign 2014 First-Round Draft Pick Noah Vonleh

Charlotte Hornets Sign 2014 First-Round Draft Pick Noah Vonleh

CHARLOTTE, NC July 25, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed first-round draft pick Noah Vonleh. The Hornets selected Vonleh, a 6-10 forward, with the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets An early entry candidate, Vonleh was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Third Team All-Big Ten in 2013-14 at Indiana University after averaging 11.3 points, a Big Ten-high 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game.  The team’s leader in rebounding and blocks, Vonleh shot .523 from the field (113-216), .485 from beyond the three-point line (16-33) and .716 from the free-throw […]

South Carolina Equestrian Names Hillary Dobbs Hunt Seat Coach

South Carolina Equestrian Names Hillary Dobbs Hunt Seat Coach

COLUMBIA, SC July 25, 2014 – University of South Carolina head coach Boo Major announced on Friday the hiring of Hillary Dobbs as the Gamecocks’ new hunt seat coach. Dobbs is the daughter of Fox Business Network host and commentator Lou Dobbs. “We are extremely excited about adding Hillary to our staff with the experience and success that she’s had as a professional,” Major said. “In a very short amount of time, she has proven that she is a top notch rider with international experience and has had great success as a trainer as well. Hillary will be a huge asset to our program, and we are excited to have her join us.” During her professional riding career, Dobbs earned […]

UNCG School of Nursing fast-tracks medically trained veterans

UNCG School of Nursing fast-tracks medically trained veterans

GREENSBORO, NC July 22, 2014 – Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing just became easier and faster for military veterans who have hands-on medical experience. The School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro today announced the launch of an accelerated nursing degree program that provides course credit for military experience. The new program, the UNCG Veterans Access Program (VAP), will start January 2015 with a cohort of approximately 24 veterans. With some prior college credit, veterans who are RNs can earn the bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) within nine months, and those earning the BSN leading to RN licensure can complete the program within 18 months. “Many veterans worked as medics, physical therapists, nurses’ aides, […]

CofC Riley Center Helps with Conference to Change Mindset About College in S.C.

CofC Riley Center Helps with Conference to Change Mindset About College in S.C.

CHARLESTON, SC July 25, 2014 – The College of Charleston Riley Center for Livable Communities is helping to change the mindset in South Carolina about going to college. As part of the project, known as Know2, some of the nation’s experts in mindset growth projects and creating an environment of college success will be in Charleston on July 30-31, 2014 for the Know2 Conference. The Know2 program, developed by the S.C. Higher Education Foundation, is designed to ensure all citizens know two things: being educated is essential for economic success and an improved quality of life; and being educated is possible for me, my family, and my community. Projects have already been implemented in Cherokee, Marlboro and Beaufort Counties.   […]

NCACPA to Host free finance course for active and veteran military families

NCACPA to Host free finance course for active and veteran military families

RALEIGH, NC July 25, 2014 – On August 2, 2014, North Carolina Association for CPAs (NCACPA) will be hosting “A Leadership Course in Financial Fitness” in Jacksonville, which provides current and veteran service men and women, along with their families, an array of resources for managing personal finances free of charge. The three-hour event will allow attendees to learn tips and tricks to optimize tax returns, ask questions of finance professionals, and learn how to enhance and best manage a budget.   This event is part of NCACPA’s Financial Literacy initiative, which focuses on providing educational opportunities and resources to the community in an effort to cultivate greater awareness of the pitfalls to avoid and the strategies to follow to […]

Birds rally on Prostate Cancer Awareness Night

Birds rally on Prostate Cancer Awareness Night

PELICANS GM GETS PROSTATE EXAM WHILE SERENADING FANS MYRTLE BEACH, SC July 24, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, won the series finale with the Frederick Keys 5-4 on Thursday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” while receiving a prostate exam during the seventh inning stretch in front of a sellout crowd of 6,599 to raise awareness of the need for annual prostate exams. The Pelicans (18-17, 62-41) struck first in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Chris Garia singled and advanced to second on a Nick Williams walk. In the next at-bat, Royce […]

Tyler Wade’s Offense, Angel Rincon’s Pitching Lead Charleston RiverDogs to Victory

Tyler Wade’s Offense, Angel Rincon’s Pitching Lead Charleston RiverDogs to Victory

Charleston takes winning record in second half action Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1rPVGke LEXINGTON, KY July 24, 2014 – Behind Tyler Wade’s career-high four base hits along with shutout relief work by Angel Rincon, the Charleston RiverDogs topped the Lexington Legends by a score of 10-3 on Thursday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in South Atlantic League action. Charleston bounced above .500 to a record of 17-16 in the second half while moving to 50-53 overall. Lexington fell to 11-22 and 40-63, respectively. The RiverDogs have won 14 of their last 17 games while the Legends have lost seven consecutive contests. The first inning ended with a 1-1 score as both teams produced an early run. Charleston’s Abiatal Avelino returned from the […]

Wilson Tobs: Paint the Park Pink with the Pink Ladies

Wilson Tobs: Paint the Park Pink with the Pink Ladies

RESCHEDULED : Thursday, July 31st Pink Jersey Auction Tobs’ Players Pink Jerseys WILSON, NC July 24, 2014 – Tonight’s game has been cancelled due to the weather. Paint the Park Pink with the Pink ladies and the Tobs pink jersey auction will be carried over to next Thursday, July 31st in a double header against the Peninsula Pilots. Gates will open at 5:00 pm with the first game starting at 6:00 pm. Fans who purchased tickets to tonight’s game will be able to use them for that game. Everyone who bid on the Tobs pink jerseys tonight, your bids will carry over until next Thursday and the bidding will resume at 4:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. Remember the […]

Charleston Battery host Arizona United Saturday

Charleston Battery host Arizona United Saturday

CHARLESTON, SC July 24, 2014 — The Charleston Battery will host the club’s first-ever meeting with Arizona United SC on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for Thank You Heroes Night, the team’s annual gesture of thanks to the men and women in our military and emergency services. Tickets are $10 to $18 [843-971-GOAL (4625), or online at charlestonbattery.com) but members of the military, police, fire and first-responders can present their valid I.D. to receive free admission for themselves and their families. Arizona United rose from the ashes of 2013 USL PRO expansion side Phoenix Wolves FC on the eve of the 2014 season, and the new club has responded with 22 points in 19 matches (a total reduced by a 2-point league […]

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

GREENSBORO, NC July 24, 2014 Sectional Qualifying Forest Oaks CC     Greensboro, NC Final Results Carolinas Junior Boys’ Qualifying (6,419 yards, par 72, 70.5/130)       Place   Name                                                                       Score T1    Aaron Walker (2015), Charlotte, NC                     34-34–68 Alex Burris (2015), Greensboro, NC                     36-32–68 Hardy Hogan (2016), Raleigh, NC                        34-34–68 T4    Brantley Phillips (2016), Greensboro, NC             34-35–69 James Sugg (2016), Pinehurst, NC                       34-35–69 T6    Chance Watson (2014), Newland, NC                  35-35–70 Quade Lukes (2017), Chapel Hill, NC                   37-33–70 T8    Reilly Erhardt (2015), Greensboro, NC                 36-35–71 Tripp Summerlin (2016), Summerfield, NC          38-33–71 T10   Andrew Wilmoth (2018), Raleigh, NC                   36-36–72 Colton Naslund (2015), Waxhaw, NC                   38-34–72 Dylan Lukes (2015), Chapel Hill, NC                     37-35–72 Kevin […]

Morehead City Marlins and Edenton Steamers rained out

Morehead City Marlins and Edenton Steamers rained out

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 24, 2014 – Thursday’s game between the Morehead City Marlins and Edenton Steamers has been postponed due to inclement weather. A makeup date is still to be determined. This marks the seventh regular season game that has been rained out during the 2014 season, and the second against the Steamers. All tickets for the postponed game will be honored at any remaining 2014 regular season Marlins’ game. The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL features 14 teams playing North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are […]