Entertainment

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 […]

Ninjapalooza LuWOW Event at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Ninjapalooza LuWOW Event at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

ALOHA! MYRTLE BEACH, SC July 24, 2014 – Join your friends on Sat. July 26th as House of Blues Myrtle Beach transforms into a tropical Hawaiian paradise! Escape with us to a world where the beat of the music pulsates in the air, tropical drinks and food tantalize the senses, and PARTY is the only thing on the mind! Welcome to our Ninjapalooza LuWOW at House of Blues. Starting at 5pm on The Deck at House of Blues there will be great Bacardi and Sailor Jerry Rum Specials as well as a LuWOW buffet featuring Jamaican Jerk Wings, Pulled Pork Sliders and Hawaiian Flatbreads. You will get leid at the door and are welcome to enjoy our hula performers and […]

Farm Aid 2014 to play Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh this fall!

Farm Aid 2014 to play Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh this fall!

FARM AID MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL HEADS TO NORTH CAROLINA ON SAT. SEPT. 13 Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Jack White to headline Farm Aid 2014 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 — Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C., with tickets on sale to the public on Friday,  Aug. 1. “In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they have also pioneered new roads to economic sustainability. This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new farmers to build a strong regional […]

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 […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Host Special Olympics Event As Part Of 8K In 8 Days

South Carolina Gamecocks Host Special Olympics Event As Part Of 8K In 8 Days

COLUMBIA, SC July 22, 2014 – The South Carolina men’s basketball team concluded the first day of the “8K In 8 Days” campaign by hosting Special Olympics of South Carolina in a community outreach event Tuesday night at Colonial Life Arena. “This meant a lot to us to give back to the community because [head coach] Frank [Martin] always teaches us that you never know when your day might be over, to make every day your best and be the best man you can possibly be every day,” senior guard Tyrone Johnson said. “I’m not just speaking for myself, but also my teammates and coaches and everyone else here when I say that there’s no better feeling than working with […]

2nd Saturdays: Summer Fun Day!

2nd Saturdays: Summer Fun Day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014 10 a.m.–2 p.m. ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 22, 2014 – Wear your sunglasses and welcome summer with your beach blanket and a picnic on the Green. Join The Junior Docents at the Museum of the Albemarle beginning at 10 a.m. for a beach party where amateur DJs will play beach music while you try your steps on the dance floor. The limbo stick will test your flexibility! You might also make a toy sailboat and take part in other beach crafts. For more information concerning the event call 252-335-1453.   The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, […]

Sports

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 […]

Toronto’s own Daniel Kim grabs opening round lead at Southern Ontario Open

Toronto’s own Daniel Kim grabs opening round lead at Southern Ontario Open

Mexico’s Mauricio Azcue, Scotland’s Steven Smith tied for 2nd a shot back Burlington, Ontario July 24, 2014 – Gardner-Webb alum Daniel Kim had a roller coaster round and, like any good roller coaster, the best was saved for last. The Toronto native had a day in his hometown Open which saw him make as many birdies as pars with seven, while adding three bogeys. However it was his eagle on 18 which put him at 6 under par and gave him a one shot lead after the first round of play. Kim was even par through his first 12 holes, with three birdies and three bogeys washing each other out. Then he caught fire birding his next four holes and […]

Del Brown Invitational Permit Won By Hardy Pro Angler Nathaniel Linville

Del Brown Invitational Permit Won By Hardy Pro Angler Nathaniel Linville

Hardy Proaxis-X Plays Major Role COLUMBIA, SC July 24, 2014 – Nathaniel Linville was named Grand Champion at the 2014 Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament in Key West, Florida. Linville, with Captain Aaron Snell, caught and released five permit during the three-day tourney. There were fifteen permit caught and released by the fifteen angler/captain teams. Linville and partner Captain Aaron Snell, both of Key West, accumulated 800 points including the largest permit of the tournament measuring 32 inches to the fork. The nearest competitors had won the event three of the five previous years but could only score 300 this year. Linville caught his permit on one-piece Hardy Proaxis X 8-foot 10 inch, 8- and 9-weight fly rods. The Del […]

Wilson Tobs Pink Jersey Auction

Wilson Tobs Pink Jersey Auction

Tobs’ Players Pink Jerseys Paint the Park Pink >> With the Pink Ladies << WILSON, NC July 24, 2014 – Starting at $75, you can bid on the Tobs’ pink jerseys, that they will have worn during tonight’s game against the Peninsula Pilots as we encourage our fans to help us raise money and awareness towards Breast Cancer. Bidding will start at 4:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. Can’t make it to the game to bid? No problem. We are opening up the bidding online. Just email us at TobsPinkAuction@gmail.com with the players’ jersey you want to bid on and the amount of money you wish to bid. *You have to bid at least in increments of $5 but […]

Charleston RiverDogs Host Hagerstown Suns in Upcoming Four-Game Homestand

Charleston RiverDogs Host Hagerstown Suns in Upcoming Four-Game Homestand

Featured promotions include Gullah Heritage Night, Rainbows Day & Holiday Celebration CHARLESTON, SC July 24, 2014 – Following a seven-game road trip, the Charleston RiverDogs return to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3. This four-game homestand includes a visit from the Hagerstown Suns while the RiverDogs celebrate a veritable cornucopia of festive events and celebrations. Thursday, July 31, 7:05 pm: The RiverDogs kick off this homestand with another Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, courtesy of 95SX. The Ashley View Pub will host $1 drafts and entertainment from DJ Natty Heavy and Wild Wing Café will also sponsor a wing-eating contest in the Ashley View Pub. Prior to Thursday’s contest, a sailor reenlistment ceremony will take […]

Conservation

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 […]

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 […]

Duke Energy Awards $50, 000 for Educational Travel Grants & Free Teacher Workshops

Duke Energy Awards $50, 000 for Educational Travel Grants & Free Teacher Workshops

RALEIGH, NC July 21, 2014 – The N.C. Museum of History announces that Duke Energy Education Travel Grants will be available this fall to help cover part of transportation costs to the museum for public schools in central and eastern North Carolina. The travel grants are made possible by a $50,000 investment from Duke Energy through the Duke Energy Foundation. In addition to transportation grants, Duke Energy will award 100 tuition-free, online professional development workshops for classroom teachers across North Carolina. The museum offers eight different online courses throughout the year, and North Carolina educators can earn up to 40 contact hours of continuing education credits for each class completed. For details about class topics, go to www.ncmuseumofhistory.org and click […]

Historic Edenton Archaeological Investigation Searching for First Courthouse Starts July 28, 2014

Historic Edenton Archaeological Investigation Searching for First Courthouse Starts July 28, 2014

EDENTON, NC July 21, 2014 – Even in a town’s earliest days, there is a need for rules and justice. An archaeological investigation at the 1767 Chowan Courthouse Green July 28 to 31 will search for the town’s first courthouse, built in 1718. “We know there was a courthouse,” says Assistant State Archaeologist John Mintz. “We will try to determine the exact location.” Mintz will work with Shawn Patch from New South and Associates, to investigate the site. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) will be used to determine the best place to undertake the archaeological excavation and how deep to explore. The GPR readings will determine where the work is done. After completing the excavation the Courthouse Green will be carefully […]

Treasures from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge at  Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

Treasures from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

Only for a Limited Time Aug. 2-Sept. 13 WINNABOW, NC July 17, 2014 – A cannon ball, window glass and gold dust from the wreck of Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), will be on exhibit at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site from Aug. 2 to Sept. 13. A ribbon cutting will open the exhibit and will feature a talk about artifacts recovered from the shipwreck by QAR Project Director Billy Ray Morris. There will be artifacts shown that represent weaponry, nautical tools and personal items. The Saturday opening also will offer and great family fun. Children can enjoy pirate-y games and crafts. They can take a picture with the model pirate or with pirate re-enactors. The day’s activities […]

South Carolina

Del Brown Invitational Permit Won By Hardy Pro Angler Nathaniel Linville

Del Brown Invitational Permit Won By Hardy Pro Angler Nathaniel Linville

Hardy Proaxis-X Plays Major Role COLUMBIA, SC July 24, 2014 – Nathaniel Linville was named Grand Champion at the 2014 Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament in Key West, Florida. Linville, with Captain Aaron Snell, caught and released five permit during the three-day tourney. There were fifteen permit caught and released by the fifteen angler/captain teams. Linville and partner Captain Aaron Snell, both of Key West, accumulated 800 points including the largest permit of the tournament measuring 32 inches to the fork. The nearest competitors had won the event three of the five previous years but could only score 300 this year. Linville caught his permit on one-piece Hardy Proaxis X 8-foot 10 inch, 8- and 9-weight fly rods. The Del […]

Charleston RiverDogs Host Hagerstown Suns in Upcoming Four-Game Homestand

Charleston RiverDogs Host Hagerstown Suns in Upcoming Four-Game Homestand

Featured promotions include Gullah Heritage Night, Rainbows Day & Holiday Celebration CHARLESTON, SC July 24, 2014 – Following a seven-game road trip, the Charleston RiverDogs return to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3. This four-game homestand includes a visit from the Hagerstown Suns while the RiverDogs celebrate a veritable cornucopia of festive events and celebrations. Thursday, July 31, 7:05 pm: The RiverDogs kick off this homestand with another Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, courtesy of 95SX. The Ashley View Pub will host $1 drafts and entertainment from DJ Natty Heavy and Wild Wing Café will also sponsor a wing-eating contest in the Ashley View Pub. Prior to Thursday’s contest, a sailor reenlistment ceremony will take […]

Shiclasia Brown Rounds Out 2014-15 CofC Cougars Women’s Basketball Signing Class

Shiclasia Brown Rounds Out 2014-15 CofC Cougars Women’s Basketball Signing Class

CHARLESTON, SC July 24, 2014 – The College of Charleston women’s basketball program has added Shiclasia “Clay” Brown to its 2014-15 signing class, as announced by head coach Candice M. Jackson on Tuesday. “We are so happy that Clay chose to come to The College,” said Jackson. “She has flair and will be fun to watch for Cougar fans. As a point guard, we will look to her as a floor general and leader of this team. She has emerged as a player to watch out for already in the short time that she’s been here.” Prior to committing her future to The College, Brown enjoyed a stellar prep career at Nazareth Regional High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., where as team […]

Ninjapalooza LuWOW Event at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Ninjapalooza LuWOW Event at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

ALOHA! MYRTLE BEACH, SC July 24, 2014 – Join your friends on Sat. July 26th as House of Blues Myrtle Beach transforms into a tropical Hawaiian paradise! Escape with us to a world where the beat of the music pulsates in the air, tropical drinks and food tantalize the senses, and PARTY is the only thing on the mind! Welcome to our Ninjapalooza LuWOW at House of Blues. Starting at 5pm on The Deck at House of Blues there will be great Bacardi and Sailor Jerry Rum Specials as well as a LuWOW buffet featuring Jamaican Jerk Wings, Pulled Pork Sliders and Hawaiian Flatbreads. You will get leid at the door and are welcome to enjoy our hula performers and […]

Frederick Keys rout Myrtle Beach Pelicans and win season series

Frederick Keys rout Myrtle Beach Pelicans and win season series

ESPOSITO LEADS KEYS WITH TWO HOME RUNS   MYRTLE BEACH, SC JULY 23, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, lost 10-2 to the Frederick Keys on Wednesday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Jason Esposito led Frederick with two home runs and four RBI. With the win, the Keys won the season series with the Pelicans with one game to play. Frederick (16-16, 48-51) started the scoring in the first inning. After Pelicans starter Chad James struck out Johnny Ruettiger, Adrian Marin singled and Trey Mancini was hit by a pitch. Two batters later, Esposito hit a three-run home run to left field to give the Keys a 3-0 lead.   Frederick […]

USGA Announces 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship Qualifying Sites

USGA Announces 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship Qualifying Sites

Entry Deadline Aug. 6; 18-Hole Qualifiers Held in 24 States from Aug. 2014-March 2015 FAR HILLS, NJ July 24, 2014 – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship, to be held at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., May 9-13, 2015. Conducted over 18 holes, sectional qualifying will be held at 28 sites across the United States from Aug. 25, 2014, to March 30, 2015. Player registration is available now and continues through 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 6 at (https://champapps.usga.org/fourball/champ/32). Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville, N.J., is among the qualifying sites and has hosted three USGA championships, including the 1960 Curtis Cup Match, when USA […]

North Carolina

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wilson Tobs Pink Jersey Auction

Wilson Tobs Pink Jersey Auction

Tobs’ Players Pink Jerseys Paint the Park Pink >> With the Pink Ladies << WILSON, NC July 24, 2014 – Starting at $75, you can bid on the Tobs’ pink jerseys, that they will have worn during tonight’s game against the Peninsula Pilots as we encourage our fans to help us raise money and awareness towards Breast Cancer. Bidding will start at 4:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. Can’t make it to the game to bid? No problem. We are opening up the bidding online. Just email us at TobsPinkAuction@gmail.com with the players’ jersey you want to bid on and the amount of money you wish to bid. *You have to bid at least in increments of $5 but […]

Farm Aid 2014 to play Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh this fall!

Farm Aid 2014 to play Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh this fall!

FARM AID MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL HEADS TO NORTH CAROLINA ON SAT. SEPT. 13 Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Jack White to headline Farm Aid 2014 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 — Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C., with tickets on sale to the public on Friday,  Aug. 1. “In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they have also pioneered new roads to economic sustainability. This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new farmers to build a strong regional […]

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

Carolina RailHawks Lose to First-Place San Antonio Scorpions

Carolina RailHawks Lose to First-Place San Antonio Scorpions

Lose Away Match in San Antonio 2-0 SAN ANTONIO, TX July 23, 2014 – A physical, back-and-forth match Wednesday night ended with the Carolina RailHawks (0W-0T-3L, 0pts) falling on the road to the first place San Antonio Scorpions (3W-0T-0L, 9 points). Two second half goals led the Scorpions to their 2-0 victory. The RailHawks dominated possession of the ball in the first half and created numerous opportunities to score, including one shot that hit the crossbar and went out of play. The Scorpions picked up their offensive pressure in the second half and scored in the 62nd and 64th minute with goals from midfielders Rafael Castillo and Billy Forbes. On Saturday, the RailHawks will return to WakeMed Soccer Park to […]

Charlotte Hornets Sign Free Agent Guard Brian Roberts

Charlotte Hornets Sign Free Agent Guard Brian Roberts

CHARLOTTE, NC July 23, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Brian Roberts.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Charlotte Hornets Tickets “Brian is a quality point guard who we believe will play a key role for us,” Cho said.  “We look forward to having him as part of our team.”   The 6-1 Roberts has spent the last two seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 8.2 points, 3.0 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 19.9 minutes in 150 total games.  For his career, he has shot .418 from the field (457-1092), .372 from beyond the three-point line (123-331) and .929 from the free-throw line (195-210). […]

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

SUMTER, SC July 24, 2014 Sectional Qualifying Sunset CC     Sumter, SC Final Results   Carolinas Junior Qualifying (6,450 yards, par 70, 70.8/129)        Place   Name                                                                       Score 1     John Freeman (2016), Asheville, NC                           31-35–66 2     Alex Mahaffey (2015), Greenville, SC                         35-36–71 3     DJ Thornton (2014), Huntersville, NC                          36-36–72 T4    Christian Bailey (2017), Matthews, NC                        37-36–73 George Schmitt (2015), Elon, NC                               34-39–73 Zack Swanson (2017), Waxhaw, NC                           39-34–73 T7    Chris Taylor (2015), Rock Hill, SC                              34-40–74 Mark Johnston (2015), Lewisville, NC                         36-38–74 T9    Cole Hargett (2016), Blythewood, SC                         38-37–75 Drew Weary (2018), Bluffton, SC                               37-38–75 Jackson Bailey (2014), Matthews, NC                        37-38–75 Matt Lehman (2016), Bluffton, SC                              36-39–75 Michael Freeman […]

Georgia Tech alum Richy Werenski grabs 3rd win in 5 starts at Seven Lakes NGA Classic in Pinehurst

Georgia Tech alum Richy Werenski grabs 3rd win in 5 starts at Seven Lakes NGA Classic in Pinehurst

Virginia alum McLaughlin finishes solo 2nd. 2014 NGA Winners Bozzelli, Horne, Martinson tie 3rd. FAYETTEVILLE, NC July 20, 2014 – Rookie Richy Werenski, a recent grad from Georgia Tech, has been playing like anything but a college player in his first five starts as a professional. The four time US Amateur qualifier has made the transition to professional golf and made the transition better than most grabbing his 3rd win in just his 5th professional start with a victory at the Seven Lakes NGA Classic in Pinehurst. The South Hadley, Massachusetts resident won his first two professional events, the NGA Carolina Series Cutter Creek event and the Vermont Open, after turning pro but his win this past week may have […]

Keenan Huskey Advances to Match Play at US Junior Am

Keenan Huskey Advances to Match Play at US Junior Am

THE WOODLANDS, TX July 22, 2014 — South Carolina incoming freshman Keenan Huskey carded a second-round 72 (E) on Tuesday at The Club at Carlton Woods to conclude stroke play at the 67th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, securing a spot in the round of 64 for match play. Huskey, who shot a 74 (+2) in the first round on Monday, finished stroke play tied for 31st with a 36-hole total of 146 (+2). The cut for match play was set at 5-over par. A native of Greenville, S.C., Huskey will square off against an opponent yet to be determined on Wednesday. The winner will advance to the round of 32 on Thursday. Live scoring will be available at USGA.org.

Time Is Running Out on Voting for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame

Time Is Running Out on Voting for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame

Deadline to cast ballots is Aug. 8 CHARLESTON, SC July 22, 2014 – Time is running out for fans who wish to vote for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014. On-line voting continues through 5 pm on Friday, Aug. 8. On Friday, Aug. 15, the three individuals selected for enshrinement will be inducted prior to the RiverDogs’ game against the Rome Braves. Two of the inductees will be chosen through fan voting while the committee will vote in one member. The finalists for the Class of 2014 as determined by the Hall of Fame’s advisory committee, in alphabetical order, are Pete Ayoub, Lee Curtis, Kiki Cuyler, Reese Havens, David Hoffman, Billy Swails, Jr., and Torre Tyson. To […]

Ninth-inning runs push Morehead City Marlins to victory over Asheboro Copperheads

Ninth-inning runs push Morehead City Marlins to victory over Asheboro Copperheads

ASHEBORO, NC July 22, 2014 – A two-run ninth inning broke a seven-all tie Wednesday between the Marlins and Copperheads, propelling Morehead City to a 9-7 win—their third straight win and sixth in the last seven games. Asheboro reliever Brandon Warren had two outs in the top half of the eighth inning when he surrendered a double to Dalton Britt. That brought Jacob Bruce to the dish, who topped a ball to deep short that was thrown wide to first from Connor Justice, giving the Marlins an 8-7 lead. They tacked on another run one batter later when Nick Lombardi smashed an RBI single of his own, making it a 9-7 game for closer Matt Tindall, who set down the […]

Frederick Keys shut out Myrtle Beach Pelicans for third time this season

Frederick Keys shut out Myrtle Beach Pelicans for third time this season

ORIOLES TOP PROSPECT BUNDY HURLS SIX SCORELESS FRAMES   MYRTLE BEACH, SC JULY 22, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, suffered a 4-0 shutout in a loss to the Frederick Keys on Tuesday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Baltimore Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy earned his first victory of the season, pitching six scoreless innings for the Keys. Pelicans starter Victor Payano took a shutout into the sixth inning, before allowing his only run.   The Pelicans and Keys held each other scoreless for five innings. Payano allowed only one runner to get in scoring position over the first five innings. The Pelicans had two runners on in the fourth and […]

Richmond Kickers hang on for 1-1 draw with Charleston Battery

Richmond Kickers hang on for 1-1 draw with Charleston Battery

CHARLESTON, SC July 22, 2014 — In his first game back in front of the home supporters, midfielder Jose Cuevas scored on a penalty kick to help the Charleston Battery play to a 1-1 draw against the Richmond Kickers in front of a crowd of 2,214 people at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. Charleston Battery Tickets “We’re not satisfied with one point,” head coach Mike Anhaeuser said after the game. “We wanted to get three points. I’ve got to commend the guys, they defended well and we attacked with good spacing. We will take the point but we wanted three points.” Charleston opened the scoring in the seventh minute when midfielder Jose Cuevas converted a penalty kick. Forward Dane Kelly […]

NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks at San Antonio Scorpions

NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks at San Antonio Scorpions

Watch Wednesday’s Match on NASLLive.com   CARY NC July 22, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (0W-0T-2L, 0pts) return to NASL action when they travel to San Antonio to take on the first place San Antonio Scorpions (2W-0T-2L, 6pts) on Wednesday, July 23rd at Toyota Field. The match will kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET and it will be broadcast LIVE on NASLlive.com. Tickets: Carolina RailHawks at San Antonio Scorpions The RailHawks enter week 3 of the NASL Fall Season after losing to current Spring Season Champions Minnesota United FC 1-0 on Thursday night. Both teams had their chances in the first half, but it was Minnesota’s Daniel Mendes who scored in the 26th minute. After the goal, the RailHawks kept pushing forward, but they […]

Wilmington Symphony 2014-15 Masterworks Concert Season “STARS. PLANETS. MAGIC.”

Wilmington Symphony 2014-15 Masterworks Concert Season “STARS. PLANETS. MAGIC.”

Wilmington Symphony Announces 2014-15 Masterworks Series Concert Season WILMINGTON, NC July 22, 2014 – The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce its 2014-15 Masterworks Series Concert Season, “Stars. Planets. Magic.”  This 43rd concert season is both welcoming and rewarding for audience members with something for everyone, including great works by composers such as Bach, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, and Gustav Holst.  The 2014-15 concert season is sponsored by Reeds Jewelers.  Individual tickets go on sale August 1st at the Kenan Auditorium Ticket Office. Don’t miss Opening Night on September 20, which begins with Mozart’s delightfully lyrical Concerto for Flute and Harp, featuring Christina Brier (harp), and Mary Jo White (flute), and Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”. In October, Wilmington […]

Surf City steps out with Gun Safety Camps for kids

Surf City steps out with Gun Safety Camps for kids

SURF CITY, NC July 22, 2014 – Surf City Parks & Recreation is taking aim with two Gun Safety Camps for youths ages 9-14, with activities taking place within 15 hour course based at the Surf City Community Center. The camp dates are July 28 to August 1 and August 11 – 15. The camp beginning July 28 will run from 1 pm – 4 pm and the camp starting August 11 will run from 9 am to 12 Noon. The camps are being offered in cooperation with community partner Surf City Guns & Ammo, local law enforcement personnel and certified NRA instructors, Rachelle and Jeff Trout.  Specific visits from local law enforcement agencies and Pender County Sheriff’s Department are […]

Caleb Sturgeon Earns Trip to U.S. Amateur with Sectional Qualifier Win

Caleb Sturgeon Earns Trip to U.S. Amateur with Sectional Qualifier Win

ROCKY MOUNT, NC July 22, 2014 — South Carolina senior Caleb Sturgeon qualified for the 114th U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday by winning a sectional qualifier at Benvenue Country Club. Sturgeon won the qualifier with a 36-hole total of 131 (-13), firing rounds of 65 (-7) and 66 (-6). Patrick Cover of Huntersville, N.C., finished runner-up with a total of 135 (-9). A native of Laurens, S.C., Sturgeon will be making his first appearance at the U.S. Amateur Championship. He is coming off a stellar junior season with four top-20 finishes, including his second career win. Sturgeon will join teammates Matt NeSmith and Will Murphy at the championship. NeSmith and Murphy qualified earlier this month by finishing first and second, […]

USGA Announces 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship Qualifying Sites

USGA Announces 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship Qualifying Sites

Entry Deadline Aug. 6; 18-Hole Qualifiers to be Held at 51 Sites from Aug. 2014-March 2015 FAR HILLS, NJ July 22, 2014 – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, to be held at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., May 2-6, 2015. Conducted over 18 holes, sectional qualifying will be held at 51 sites across the United States from Aug. 13, 2014, to March 31, 2015. Player registration is available now and continues through 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 6 (https://champapps.usga.org/fourball/champ/31). Several U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifying sites have hosted USGA championships. Philadelphia Country Club, in Gladwyne, Pa., has been home to four, including the 1939 U.S. Open, […]

Pierce the Veil, Sleeping with Sirens Unite for “The World Tour”

Pierce the Veil, Sleeping with Sirens Unite for “The World Tour”

Rockstar Energy Drink Presents Five-month Global Co-Headline Trek that Kicks Off This Fall with an 19+ Date U.S. Run Tickets: Pierce the Veil and Sleeping with Sirens LOS ANGELES, CA July 21, 2014 — This Fall just got a whole lot better because two of the most exciting and compelling forces on the music scene today are headed out on the road together, and Rockstar Energy Drink will present all dates.   Sharing the stage for the first time since their completely sold out “Collide With The Sky” 2012 tour, Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil announce a five-month, multi-leg, co-headline world tour – “The World Tour.”  With PTV and SWS alternating the closing spot on the bill, the tour […]

Charlotte Hornets Cody Zeller Named to 2014 USA Men’s Select Team

Charlotte Hornets Cody Zeller Named to 2014 USA Men’s Select Team

Team To Train With USA Men’s National Team July 28-31 In Las Vegas   CHARLOTTE, NC July 22, 2014 – USA Basketball today announced that Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller is one of 13 players to be chosen for the 2014 USA Men’s Select team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas. Zeller, who was named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Second Team, played in all 82 games for Charlotte last season, averaging 6.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 17.3 minutes per game. He ranked sixth among NBA rookies in field goal percentage (.426, 172-404), tied for sixth in rebounding, seventh in free-throw percentage (.730) […]

UMass Transfer Nola Henry Joins 2014-15 WBB Signing Class

UMass Transfer Nola Henry Joins 2014-15 WBB Signing Class

CHARLESTON, SC July 22, 2014 – The College of Charleston women’s basketball program has added Nola Henry to its 2014-15 signing class, as announced by head coach Candice M. Jackson on Tuesday. “Nola is a great addition for us,” said Jackson. “She brings leadership, experience, and a love for the game that you don’t see in a lot of young women. Her ability to communicate with her teammates has been the most impressive piece to her game. Sitting out this season and being able to learn and get adjusted to the school and the program will give her an advantage going into next season.   Henry, a 5-foot-7 point guard out of Willingboro, N.J., spent the last two seasons playing […]

US Amateur Sectional Qualifying Results from Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount, NC

US Amateur Sectional Qualifying Results from Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount, NC

ROCKY MOUNT, NC July 21, 2014 – Final results from U.S. Amateur Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount, NC on Monday, July 21, 2014 (6555 yards, par 36-36—72, Rating: 71.8/137). Three qualifying spots and two alternate positions are available at this qualifying site.   Caleb Sturgeon from Laurens, SC shot a two round total of 13-under 131 to earn medalist honors. Huntersville, NC native Patrick Cover fired a 9-under 135 to also qualify.  Thomas Bradshaw (136) and Beau Cutts (136) played off for the last qualifying position. Bradshaw won the playoff and the final qualifying position on the first hole with a par.   The United States Amateur Championship will be played August 11-17 at […]

9th Carolinas Pro-Junior

9th Carolinas Pro-Junior

Treyburn CC     Durham, NC Final Results GOLDSBORO, NC July 21, 2014 – Clarence Rose and Nicholas Adams of Goldsboro, NC blitzed Treyburn CC firing a round of eight under par 64 to win the 9th Carolinas Pro-Junior title by three shots.  Playing a modified alternate shot format, Rose and Adams had a bogey free round on the 6,775 yard Tom Fazio designed course.  Andrew Shuck and Hughes Edwards of Charlotte, NC finished in second place with a five under par 67.  Nicholas Poole and Rick Murphy of Greensboro shot three under par 69 to take third place. This annual tournament was conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association. Place       Team                                                              Score 1          Rose, Clarence / Adams, Nicholas           33-31–64 (-8) […]

Charlie Montoyo becomes Durham Bulls All-Time wins leader

Charlie Montoyo becomes Durham Bulls All-Time wins leader

Eighth-Year Skipper Wins 614th Game at the Helm of the Bulls, Supplants IL Hall of Famer Evers DURHAM, NC July 21, 2014 – With the Durham Bulls’ 5-1 triumph over the Rochester Red Wings tonight, Charlie Montoyo earned his 614th victory as manager of the storied franchise, breaking Bill Evers’ record for the most managerial wins in team history.   Montoyo, who has posted a record of 614-492 in his eight seasons as Durham’s manager, notched his 613th win in his 1,103rd game with the franchise this past Friday at Gwinnett. He reached the 613-win plateau in 43 fewer games than it took Evers, an International League Hall of Famer who posted a 613-533 record with the organization over eight […]