Entertainment

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea in Wilmington, N.C. on November 20 NASHVILLE, TN Oct. 21, 2014 – Certain to be a night that you’ll never forget, the ACM, CMA, CMT-nominated duo Love and Theft are bringing their action-packed performance to Ziggy’s By The Sea in Wilmington, N.C. on November 20, 2014 as part of their headlining “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour. Supporting acts also taking the stage that night are Joel Crouse with DJ DU. Best known for their #1 platinum hit “Angel Eyes,” which garnered over seven million views on YouTube/Vevo to date, the duo takes to the road this fall on their very first headlining “Night That You’ll […]

United States Air Force Band Coming to Louisburg College

United States Air Force Band Coming to Louisburg College

LOUISBURG, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – The United States Air Force Concert Band will be performing on Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Louisburg College campus. The Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is the largest of six musical ensembles that comprise The United States Air Force Band. Featuring 53 active duty Airmen musicians, the Concert Band performs throughout the United States via biannual tours, live radio, television and Internet broadcasts, as well as at local concerts across metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, Concert Band members perform in smaller chamber ensembles at official military […]

Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band rockin’ at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill

Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band rockin’ at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill

Make sure to arrive early for Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina on Saturday night! The dance floor will certainly fill up quick as the house will be rockin’ to HOT Southern Country originals and covers. Make sure to get your copy of the latest CD “it is what it is…” by Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band!

North Carolina Aquarium Succulent Seafood starts October 20

North Carolina Aquarium Succulent Seafood starts October 20

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Oct. 15, 2014 – Find out how to cook the catch of the day with the Succulent Seafood series presented by the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The first session of the fall-winter schedule for the popular program is Oct. 20 at Island Grille in Atlantic Beach. The Aquarium teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting, preparing and serving fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other weekdays at 2 p.m. Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species. Chefs provide favorite recipes and personal insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste […]

Newly renamed “Swansboro Food & Beverage Co.” to Hold Grand Opening Community Event

Newly renamed “Swansboro Food & Beverage Co.” to Hold Grand Opening Community Event

The Casual Coastal Restaurant and Bar to Celebrate Name and Menu Changes with Free Food for Patrons SWANSBORO, NC Oct. 15, 2014 – As a youngster growing up in North Carolina, Lori Sakiewicz’ family vacations on the North Carolina coast left her with so many fond memories of the area. Having the opportunity to return and open a restaurant has been a lifelong dream for the proud owner of Swansboro Food & Beverage Co., formerly known as The Swan’s Burro. She opened the restaurant in June with help from her brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Tami Sakiewicz, who are part owners. The full-service restaurant and bar, located in the beautiful historic district, is announcing exciting changes including its fresh new […]

Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill

Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill

Make sure to arrive early for Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina on Saturday night! The dance floor will certainly fill up quick as the house will be rockin’ to HOT Southern Country originals and covers. Make sure to get your copy of the latest CD “it is what it is…” by Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band!

Sports

Gamecocks Weekly Football Press Conference

Gamecocks Weekly Football Press Conference

COLUMBIA, SC Oct. 21, 2014 South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier Opening Statement “We’re going to Auburn, the Loveliest Village on the Plains. Auburn is a good team as we all know, went to the national championship game last year, had a wonderful chance to win it, but couldn’t do it. I think they’re No. 5 in the country right now, lost to Mississippi State in a game that they could’ve won, but got stymied in the red zone had to kick some field goals. Mississippi State had a very good game and they’re No. 1 in the country, but (Auburn runs) the ball extremely well and are certainly very capable of throwing the ball. Their defense is very solid, […]

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

WILMINGTON, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – On Saturday, Oct. 25, the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon will bring nearly 2,300 athletes, along with their friends, family and trainers to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. An additional 300 runners are expected to participate in the inaugural New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s 5K, held in conjunction with the triathlon. An estimated 8,000 spectators will cheer the athletes. The USAT-sanctioned PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, and offers a half iron distance triathlon. The full triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the half distance begins at 8:30 a.m. with a swim in the channel at the southern tip of Wrightsville […]

Ben Martin Wins in Las Vegas

Ben Martin Wins in Las Vegas

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 19, 2014 —Former Clemson All-American Ben Martin sank a 46-foot eagle putt on the par five 16th hole on Sunday and went on to win the Shriner’s Hospital For Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the first PGA Tour win for Martin, who is in his third year on the PGA Tour.  Martin is the ninth winner of the tournament to make a victory in Las Vegas his first  career triumph.  That list includes Tiger Woods, who made his first PGA victory at this event in 1996. Martin had rounds of 68-66-62-68 to finish with a 72-hole score of 264.   He played the final four holes in four under par, as he […]

College of Charleston Women’s Soccer Falls to Northeastern

College of Charleston Women’s Soccer Falls to Northeastern

Box Score PLEASANT, SC Oct. 18, 2014 – The College of Charleston women’s soccer team suffered a 3-0 defeat to first-place Northeastern in Colonial Athletic Association action at Patriots Point on Sunday afternoon. The Cougars (5-11-1, 1-6-1 CAA) were unable to complete the unenviable task of solving the nation’s best defense, as NU goalkeeper Paige Burnett and company posted the Huskies’ 13th shutout of the season. Based on results from around the league, the win propels NU into sole possession of first place in the CAA standings while Delaware’s Sunday victory over James Madison eliminated the Cougars from playoff contention. “Hats off to Northeastern for coming in as a very good team which was well coached and moved the ball […]

Clemson Tigers Defeat Miami 2-0 in Pink Game Saturday at Historic Riggs Field

Clemson Tigers Defeat Miami 2-0 in Pink Game Saturday at Historic Riggs Field

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 18, 2014 – The 21st-ranked Clemson women’s soccer team defeated Miami by a score of 2-0 on Saturday night at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers improved to 11-2-2 overall and 4-2-1 in ACC play with the win, while the Hurricanes dropped to 2-12-1 (0-6-1 ACC). With the victory, Clemson now has 11 wins on the season. It is the first 11-win season for the program since 2006. That Tiger team advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals, and was ranked in a tie for 14th in the final national poll. The win was also Clemson’s first over Miami since the 2006 season. The two teams played a scoreless first half, with the Tigers controlling possession the majority of the […]

Carolina RailHawks Remain in Contention for a Spot in The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Remain in Contention for a Spot in The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Draw with Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1-1 at WakeMed Soccer Park CARY, NC Oct. 18th, 2014 – With a spot in The Championship on the line, the Carolina RailHawks (Fall Season: 6W-2T-8L, 20pts) took on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers (Fall Season: 6W-5T-5L, 23pts) on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. At the end of the match, both the RailHawks and the Strikers remain in contention for the final spot in The Championship as they drew 1-1. The first-half got off to a slow start, as neither team created any quality chances. The RailHawks opened the second half with their sights set on victory. After numerous pushes, Nacho Novo found Tiyi Shipalane deep in the Strikers zone, but the normally sure footed […]

Conservation

Award-Winning Actor Martin Sheen to Help Unveil and Christen Sea Shepherd’s Newest Ship in its Fleet, Announce New Campaign

Award-Winning Actor Martin Sheen to Help Unveil and Christen Sea Shepherd’s Newest Ship in its Fleet, Announce New Campaign

Press Conference to Be Held at 10:30 AM PST Saturday Oct. 18 in Marina Del Rey, California By: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Friday Harbor, WA Oct. 18, 2014 – A press conference to unveil the newest ship in the Sea Shepherd fleet will be held the morning of Saturday, October 18th in Marina del Rey, Calif. by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA, featuring long-time celebrity supporter and award-winning actor Martin Sheen who has campaigned with the non-profit organization in defense of ocean wildlife. Sheen will speak to media, christen the new ship and announce its name. Sea Shepherd will also announce an upcoming marine conservation campaign in which the new vessel will be used. The ship, which recently voyaged to […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

Culture Around Every Corner: October 8-11 RALEIGH, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – A celebration of Revolutionary War music and dance in Halfiax, behind-the-scenes Battleship tours in Wilmington and a mountain militia muster in Weaverville 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 and learning start Thursday when the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort hosts an informal lunchtime chat about a French merchant ship’s role in the American Revolution. Later that day, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at its 1888 steam-powered fire engine and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will host a special screening of a series of films by […]

Toddler Time returns to North Carolina Aquarium Oct. 1, 2014

Toddler Time returns to North Carolina Aquarium Oct. 1, 2014

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Sept. 27, 2014 – Bring your little ones to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for a special time together enjoying stories, crafts, songs, puppets and animal encounters. Toddler Time begins Oct. 1 and runs on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. The weekly activities in Clearwater Classroom focus on a different animal each week. October’s celebrities include box turtles, fish, octopuses and salamanders. Toddler Time runs weekly through March 25, except no program Nov. 26 and Dec. 24. A Halloween event for ages 5 and under takes its place the morning of Oct. 29. Toddler Time is free with admission and registration is not required.     ###   The North Carolina Aquarium at […]

Pilot Whale Slaughter Imminent in the COVE in Taiji, Japan

Pilot Whale Slaughter Imminent in the COVE in Taiji, Japan

TUNE IN TODAY AT 1:30 PM PST for SEA SHEPHERD’s COVE GUARDIAN LIVE STREAM at: http://livestream.seashepherd.org by: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA FRIDAY HARBOR, WA Sept. 26, 2014 — Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardian team on the ground in Taiji, Japan will be live streaming from the shores of the killing Cove in Taiji today, as they bear witness to the fate of a pod of 20 – 25 pilot whales captured yesterday and netted off in the Cove. It is the fifth wild pod of dolphins captured this season and this season’s first capture of pilot whales. Two juveniles were kidnapped yesterday from their family for a life in captivity and placed in holding pens in Taiji harbor. The remainder […]

Dillsboro Artist Frank Brannon Named  Regan Residency Grant Recipient

Dillsboro Artist Frank Brannon Named Regan Residency Grant Recipient

RALEIGH, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – Frank Brannon, a book artist from Dillsboro, has been selected for the first Mary B. Regan Residency Grant for a project to revitalize the Cherokee language through his artistry as a letterpress printer. Brannon’s one-year project is based on his work with a program he supports at Southwestern Community College in Swain County, near Cherokee, where students are learning the art of printmaking by printing materials using the Cherokee syllabary. The 85-character syllabary was developed in 1821 by Sequoyah – a silversmith, blacksmith and artist – making it possible to read and write the spoken language of the Cherokee.   Working with translations from the Cherokee Studies Program at Western Carolina University, Brannon uses manual […]

Sea Shepherd volunteers to become “Living Photo Exhibition” at SeaWorld during International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association Conference

Sea Shepherd volunteers to become “Living Photo Exhibition” at SeaWorld during International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association Conference

SEA SHEPHERD ORLANDO CHAPTER VOLUNTEERS TO DEMONSTRATE & BECOME “LIVING PHOTO EXHIBITION” AT SEAWORLD DURING ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MARINE ANIMAL TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE The connection between the live trade in dolphins for human entertainment and the dolphin drive hunts cannot be denied   ORLANDO, FL Sept. 12, 2014 – The Orlando chapter of the marine conservation non-profit Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will hold a demonstration and “living photo exhibition” outside of SeaWorld, as members of the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA) gather in the Florida city for their annual conference. During the demonstration, Sea Shepherd volunteers will hold disturbing images of the annual drive hunts, captive selection and brutal slaughter of dolphins and small whales in Taiji, Japan, ground zero for […]

South Carolina

Gamecocks Weekly Football Press Conference

Gamecocks Weekly Football Press Conference

COLUMBIA, SC Oct. 21, 2014 South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier Opening Statement “We’re going to Auburn, the Loveliest Village on the Plains. Auburn is a good team as we all know, went to the national championship game last year, had a wonderful chance to win it, but couldn’t do it. I think they’re No. 5 in the country right now, lost to Mississippi State in a game that they could’ve won, but got stymied in the red zone had to kick some field goals. Mississippi State had a very good game and they’re No. 1 in the country, but (Auburn runs) the ball extremely well and are certainly very capable of throwing the ball. Their defense is very solid, […]

Ben Martin Wins in Las Vegas

Ben Martin Wins in Las Vegas

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 19, 2014 —Former Clemson All-American Ben Martin sank a 46-foot eagle putt on the par five 16th hole on Sunday and went on to win the Shriner’s Hospital For Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the first PGA Tour win for Martin, who is in his third year on the PGA Tour.  Martin is the ninth winner of the tournament to make a victory in Las Vegas his first  career triumph.  That list includes Tiger Woods, who made his first PGA victory at this event in 1996. Martin had rounds of 68-66-62-68 to finish with a 72-hole score of 264.   He played the final four holes in four under par, as he […]

College of Charleston Women’s Soccer Falls to Northeastern

College of Charleston Women’s Soccer Falls to Northeastern

Box Score PLEASANT, SC Oct. 18, 2014 – The College of Charleston women’s soccer team suffered a 3-0 defeat to first-place Northeastern in Colonial Athletic Association action at Patriots Point on Sunday afternoon. The Cougars (5-11-1, 1-6-1 CAA) were unable to complete the unenviable task of solving the nation’s best defense, as NU goalkeeper Paige Burnett and company posted the Huskies’ 13th shutout of the season. Based on results from around the league, the win propels NU into sole possession of first place in the CAA standings while Delaware’s Sunday victory over James Madison eliminated the Cougars from playoff contention. “Hats off to Northeastern for coming in as a very good team which was well coached and moved the ball […]

Clemson Tigers Defeat Miami 2-0 in Pink Game Saturday at Historic Riggs Field

Clemson Tigers Defeat Miami 2-0 in Pink Game Saturday at Historic Riggs Field

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 18, 2014 – The 21st-ranked Clemson women’s soccer team defeated Miami by a score of 2-0 on Saturday night at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers improved to 11-2-2 overall and 4-2-1 in ACC play with the win, while the Hurricanes dropped to 2-12-1 (0-6-1 ACC). With the victory, Clemson now has 11 wins on the season. It is the first 11-win season for the program since 2006. That Tiger team advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals, and was ranked in a tie for 14th in the final national poll. The win was also Clemson’s first over Miami since the 2006 season. The two teams played a scoreless first half, with the Tigers controlling possession the majority of the […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Run Past Furman 41-10

South Carolina Gamecocks Run Past Furman 41-10

Davis and Williams each rush for over 100 yards, becoming first Gamecock tandem to perform feat since 2007. COLUMBIA, SC Oct. 18, 2014 – South Carolina’s ground attack produced 267 yards and three touchdowns on the day as the Gamecocks defeated Furman 41-10 on Homecoming this afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. Redshirt senior quarterback Dylan Thompson opened up the game by going four-of-five on Carolina’s opening drive, culminating in a 15-yard fade route to junior wide receiver Shaq Roland in the back of the end zone. It didn’t take Furman long to respond, as Hank McCloud, on the Paladins’ fourth play of their drive, found an opening on the right side and took the ball 60 yards down the sideline to […]

SwingThought.com Tour announces Inaugural “Magnolia Bluffs Casino Beau Pre Bayou Bash” event

SwingThought.com Tour announces Inaugural “Magnolia Bluffs Casino Beau Pre Bayou Bash” event

Beau Pre’ Country Club Natchez, Miss. November 3-7, 2014   Special 60 Player, 36-Hole Event to showcase Top Professional Golf Talent MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Oct. 13, 2014 – The SwingThought.com Tour (formerly the NGA/Hooters Tour) announced today a partnership with the Magnolia Bluffs Casino and Beau Pre Country Club in Natchez, Mississippi to host a special 60 player 36-hole professional event and Pro Am to take place November 3rd through 7th. The event, titled the Magnolia Bluffs Casino Beau Pre Bayou Bash, will take place prior to the start of the 2nd stage of Web.com Tour Q School. The event also takes place the same week as the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss., just a short drive away, […]

North Carolina

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea in Wilmington, N.C. on November 20 NASHVILLE, TN Oct. 21, 2014 – Certain to be a night that you’ll never forget, the ACM, CMA, CMT-nominated duo Love and Theft are bringing their action-packed performance to Ziggy’s By The Sea in Wilmington, N.C. on November 20, 2014 as part of their headlining “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour. Supporting acts also taking the stage that night are Joel Crouse with DJ DU. Best known for their #1 platinum hit “Angel Eyes,” which garnered over seven million views on YouTube/Vevo to date, the duo takes to the road this fall on their very first headlining “Night That You’ll […]

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

WILMINGTON, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – On Saturday, Oct. 25, the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon will bring nearly 2,300 athletes, along with their friends, family and trainers to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. An additional 300 runners are expected to participate in the inaugural New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s 5K, held in conjunction with the triathlon. An estimated 8,000 spectators will cheer the athletes. The USAT-sanctioned PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, and offers a half iron distance triathlon. The full triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the half distance begins at 8:30 a.m. with a swim in the channel at the southern tip of Wrightsville […]

United States Air Force Band Coming to Louisburg College

United States Air Force Band Coming to Louisburg College

LOUISBURG, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – The United States Air Force Concert Band will be performing on Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Louisburg College campus. The Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is the largest of six musical ensembles that comprise The United States Air Force Band. Featuring 53 active duty Airmen musicians, the Concert Band performs throughout the United States via biannual tours, live radio, television and Internet broadcasts, as well as at local concerts across metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, Concert Band members perform in smaller chamber ensembles at official military […]

Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band rockin’ at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill

Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band rockin’ at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill

Make sure to arrive early for Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina on Saturday night! The dance floor will certainly fill up quick as the house will be rockin’ to HOT Southern Country originals and covers. Make sure to get your copy of the latest CD “it is what it is…” by Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band!

Carolina RailHawks Remain in Contention for a Spot in The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Remain in Contention for a Spot in The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Draw with Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1-1 at WakeMed Soccer Park CARY, NC Oct. 18th, 2014 – With a spot in The Championship on the line, the Carolina RailHawks (Fall Season: 6W-2T-8L, 20pts) took on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers (Fall Season: 6W-5T-5L, 23pts) on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. At the end of the match, both the RailHawks and the Strikers remain in contention for the final spot in The Championship as they drew 1-1. The first-half got off to a slow start, as neither team created any quality chances. The RailHawks opened the second half with their sights set on victory. After numerous pushes, Nacho Novo found Tiyi Shipalane deep in the Strikers zone, but the normally sure footed […]

East Carolina Pirates Soccer Hosts SMU On Senior Day Sunday

East Carolina Pirates Soccer Hosts SMU On Senior Day Sunday

The Pirates Are In Search Of Their 10th Win Of The Season ECU Notes  | American Conference Notes GREENVILLE, NC Oct. 18, 2014 – After a 1-0 victory over Houston Thursday evening, the East Carolina women’s soccer team will host SMU in its final American Athletic Conference home match of the season Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., at Johnson Soccer Stadium. It will be Senior Day, as a post-match ceremony recognizing this year’s senior class will be held on the field at the conclusion of the match. The first 100 fans will receive a free signed team poster. It will also be Faith & Family Day, as religious institutions and youth groups can receive $2 admission. Sunday will also […]

Carolina Government

Comment on Proposed Changes for Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

Comment on Proposed Changes for Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 6, 2014 — As required by a new state law, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is revising management of its captive cervid program through rulemaking. Cervids are the family of animals that includes white-tailed deer and elk. The proposed changes, detailed in Session Law 2014-100, will include amending the current regulations covering transportation of cervids within the state, licensing of new captive cervid facilities and age requirements for disease testing. Session Law 2014-100 prohibits any importation of captive cervids until at least 2017. The Wildlife Commission is accepting public comments on the proposed changes at two public hearings and online through Oct. 16. While the rule amendments are necessary to implement the new law, the Commission needs […]

Boating and Driving Safety Campaign Underway this Labor Day Weekend

Boating and Driving Safety Campaign Underway this Labor Day Weekend

RALEIGH, NC August 21, 2014 — The “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign, a multi-agency initiative designed to combine law enforcement resources to ensure everyone can safely travel on highways and waterways during summer months, continues throughout Labor Day weekend. “There are dangerous consequences when an impaired driver gets behind the wheel of a car or boat,” said Capt. Todd Radabaugh with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. “Think before you drink. Have a designated driver for the water and the road. Don’t let an arrest or accident spoil your end-of-summer fun.” On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive   The “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign concentrates […]

Sneads Ferry Community Plan Team to Host Community Workshop

Sneads Ferry Community Plan Team to Host Community Workshop

JACKSONVILLE, NC August 13, 2014 — The Sneads Ferry Community Plan team will host a Community Workshop on Tuesday, August 19, in the cafeteria at Dixon Elementary School, 130 Betty Dixon Road, Holly Ridge from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The workshop is open to the general public. This event will be an interactive open house and the public is encouraged to stop by at any time to participate. During the workshop, members of the community will be able to provide input on the potential growth alternatives and transportation exhibits drafted by the plan’s Blue Ribbon Panel and project team. The Blue Ribbon Panel is composed of residents, members of the business community, and other stakeholders. The Board of County […]

North Carolina U.S. Senate Race Locked in Dead Heat between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis

North Carolina U.S. Senate Race Locked in Dead Heat between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis

12 weeks before Election Day, American Insights releases exclusive analysis as signature AI Trend Chart shows candidates deadlocked at 42%. RALEIGH, NC August 11, 2014 — With 12 weeks to go until Election Day, American Insights (AI) – a North Carolina-based polling and microtargeting firm – is releasing exclusive new analysis on the North Carolina senate race based on recent polling and the latest model-based projections. The AI Trend Chart shows Senator Kay Hagan and Speaker Thom Tillis again tied at 42% with Hagan’s recent lead having evaporated. The new analysis looks at what distinguishes individual polls and how North Carolina fits into the national narrative of Republicans seeking to take control of the U.S. Senate. “With just 12 weeks […]

STATEMENT of UNC President Tom Ross on the 2014-15 state budget

STATEMENT of UNC President Tom Ross on the 2014-15 state budget

CHAPEL HILL, NC August 7, 2014:   UNC President Tom Ross has offered the following statement on the 2014-15 state budget signed today by Governor McCrory:   “We are grateful to the members of the General Assembly for their attention to our needs and the tools that we have been given to manage our resources. There is a lot to appreciate in this budget, including the first new investment by the General Assembly for parts of our strategic directions initiative and the support of the New Teacher Support program.   “We continue to focus on our responsibility to produce a well-equipped talent force for our businesses and our communities.  Highly talented faculty and staff are critical to these efforts.  As […]

NC Wildlife Commission Offers Special-Opportunity Hunts to Youths

NC Wildlife Commission Offers Special-Opportunity Hunts to Youths

RALEIGH, NC August 5, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer facilitated permit hunts for youth, 12 to 15 years old, during the upcoming hunting season. “All participants are provided guidance and assistance,” said BB Gillen, the Wildlife Commission’s outdoor skills coordinator. “Youth and accompanying adults always have fun and learn — and typically are successful — during these hunts.” Youth hunters will be selected by a random, computer-generated draw. A $5 nonrefundable administrative fee is charged for each permit hunt application. The 2014 facilitated hunts are: Sept. 1 Dove, at Mountain Island Educational State Forest, Gaston County Application Deadline:Aug. 10 Oct. 4 Deer, at Duke Energy’s Belews Creek Steam Station, Stokes County Application Deadline:Sept. 1 Oct. 18 […]

Other News

Clemson Tigers Survive Louisville Cardinals, 23-17

Clemson Tigers Survive Louisville Cardinals, 23-17

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 11, 2014 – The No. 25 Clemson Tigers pulled out a 23-17 victory over Louisville with their backs against the wall, holding the Cardinals on a last-minute, goal-line stand to preserve a hard-fought victory. The Tigers improved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the ACC in the first-ever meeting between the two. With freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson forced to leave the game early due to a broken finger, senior quarterback Cole Stoudt stepped in and went 20-33 passing for 162 yards. Freshman Artavis Scott led all receivers with 10 receptions for 66 yards, while freshman Adam Choice led all rushers with 61 yards on 16 carries. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers football (ACC) Head Coach Dabo Swinney praised Stoudt […]

Tuesday Nite Karaoke! It’s Boeaoke Time!!

Tuesday Nite Karaoke! It’s Boeaoke Time!!

Boe Edens is the host and one of Sneads Ferry’s favorite local talents! Come on out and be the star of the show!! “The party is always on at Lo-re-Lei’s”

Old Theater’s Friday Flicks Presents NEBRASKA

Old Theater’s Friday Flicks Presents NEBRASKA

YOU’VE WON A MILLION DOLLARS!     ORIENTAL, NC Oct. 10, 2014 – We’ve all received the letter. But alcohol-addled Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is convinced that he really is a winner, and believes he must travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to collect his Sweepstakes prize.   What follows is the odyssey that Grant, accompanied by his son (played by Will Forte), undertakes in search of his delusional dream. Nebraska (2013) is presented in black and white, and has received numerous honors.   Among its nominations and awards, Nebraska was included in the American Film Institute’s Top Ten Films of the Year; it received six Oscar and five Golden Globe Award nominations; and Dern and Forte won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively […]

7th Annual Dragon Chili Cookoff in Oriental, NC

7th Annual Dragon Chili Cookoff in Oriental, NC

DRAGON CHILI COOKOFF!   ORIENTAL, NC Oct. 10, 2014 – This 7th Annual Dragon Chili Cookoff is fast approaching!   This year promises to be a great event, with at least twelve different teams making fabulous chilies. The Cookoff will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 18th, from 11:;00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oriental Marina and Inn, 103 Wall St., Oriental (in front of the Toucan Grill). Tickets are $10.00 per person, and are available at the event.   You will taste all the different chilies, and vote for your favorites.  Two prizes are awarded: one is determined by a group of judges in a blind taste test. The second prize, the coveted “People’s Choice Award,” is […]

Commemorative Carolina RailHawks Jersey Auction to Start Early Next Week

Commemorative Carolina RailHawks Jersey Auction to Start Early Next Week

Bid for your favorite player’s jersey and support the Ronald McDonald House of Durham CARY, NC (October 10, 2014) – Earlier this week, the Carolina RailHawks announced that they would be wearing a commemorative jersey on Saturday, October 18th when they host the Fort Lauderdale Strikers to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Durham. “As a team, we are honored to be able to support the Ronald McDonald House of Durham,” said RailHawks Captain Jun Marques-Davidson. “We would like to encourage our fans to bid on your favorite player’s jersey to give back to this great organization.” Only 11 official match jerseys will be available through a public auction that will begin early next week. The link will be made […]

Carolina RailHawks Sign Alex Martinez Prior to Roster Freeze Date

Carolina RailHawks Sign Alex Martinez Prior to Roster Freeze Date

The NC State grad returns to the Triangle after spending time with MLS’ Sporting Kansas City CARY, NC Oct. 10, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks announced the signing of former High Point University and NC State graduate, Alex Martinez, for the remainder of the 2014 NASL Season. The younger brother of current RailHawks midfielder Enzo Martinez becomes the 12th player on the current RailHawks roster who played youth and/or college soccer in North Carolina. After two successful seasons playing for High Point University, where he managed to gather 12 goals and four assists, he was recruited by North Carolina State University in 2012. While at NC State, Martinez scored 13 goals and added 18 assists for the NC State Men’s Soccer […]

Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan to host community workshop

Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan to host community workshop

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC – Oct. 10, 2014 – The Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) team will host the plan’s next Community Workshop on Tuesday, October 14, in the Center Court at the Jacksonville Mall from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This fun and interactive event will feature maps, exhibits and a variety of activities that will let you influence the future of transportation in our community. Participants will be able to provide feedback on current transportation in Jacksonville and how they envision transportation in the years to come. A brief questionnaire will be available to guide participants through several maps showing preliminary recommendations. All individuals that provide feedback at the workshop will be entered into a drawing […]

Ride North Carolina’s AMTRAK to the State Fair: Carolinian to make special stop at fairgrounds in Raleigh

Ride North Carolina’s AMTRAK to the State Fair: Carolinian to make special stop at fairgrounds in Raleigh

WASHINGTON, DC Oct. 10, 2014 – Amtrak is the most convenient way to travel to this year’s North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. Beginning Oct. 17 and continuing through Oct. 26, the Carolinian (Trains 79/80) will make a special stop twice a day near the fairgrounds entrance. Passengers traveling from Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, High Point, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham, and Cary will have easy access to the fair. The northbound Carolinian leaves Charlotte at 7 a.m. with a scheduled arrival at the fairgrounds at 10:08 a.m. The southbound Carolinian departs the fairgrounds at 4:56 p.m., with a scheduled arrival in Charlotte at 8:12 p.m.  The special stop is wheelchair accessible and the train has Wi-Fi®. For information about visiting the North […]

Open Mic Nite at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill!! Hosted By Boe Edens

Open Mic Nite at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill!! Hosted By Boe Edens

Do you have a talent? If so come out on Sunday Nights and be the star of the show!! Boe Edens a Local singer/songwriter is your Host for the Sunday Funday Party!

Fleetwood Mac adds two North Carolina dates – On With The Show Tour 2015

Fleetwood Mac adds two North Carolina dates – On With The Show Tour 2015

FLEETWOOD MAC ANNOUNCE 28 ADDITIONAL DATES OF THEIR PHENOMENALLY SUCCESSFUL ON WITH THE SHOW TOUR   – Band Confirms Start of Second Leg Will Begin Jan. 16, 2015 in St. Paul, Minn. – -Tickets for new shows including Charlotte and Greensboro dates on sale starting Monday, Oct. 20 through the Live Nation Mobile App and at LiveNation.com – LOS ANGELES, CA Oct. 9 – Rock legends Fleetwood Mac, who performed two sold-out shows at NYC’s Madison Square Garden earlier this week, have confirmed they will be adding at least 28 more dates to their already scheduled 40-city ON WITH THE SHOW tour. The announcement was made during the band’s live performance this morning on NBC’s TODAY Show where The Mac […]

Hornets Name Ashley Furniture HomeStore As The “Official Furniture Store Of The Charlotte Hornets”

Hornets Name Ashley Furniture HomeStore As The “Official Furniture Store Of The Charlotte Hornets”

Multi-Year Partnership Tips Off Saturday With “Hoops and Dreams Event”   CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 8, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Ashley Furniture HomeStore today announced that the two organizations have agreed on a multi-year partnership that names Ashley Furniture HomeStore as the “Official Furniture Store of the Charlotte Hornets.” “We are thrilled to welcome Ashley Furniture HomeStore to the Charlotte Hornets family,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield. “Ashley Furniture HomeStore has continued to provide excellent value, quality furniture and a genuine desire to give back to our community, which are characteristics that both our organization and our fans truly admire. It is great to partner with a Charlotte-based company in Broad River Furniture […]

South Carolina Gamecocks work out during bye week

South Carolina Gamecocks work out during bye week

Carolina Football Practice Report COLUMBIA, SC Oct. 8, 2014 – The South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3, 2-3 SEC) worked out Wednesday afternoon at the Bluff Road practice fields. The Gamecocks are enjoying their bye week this week before hosting Furman (2-4) on Saturday, October 18, at Williams-Brice Stadium. That game is scheduled for a noon kickoff and will be televised nationally on the SEC Network. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks (SEC football) Following Wednesday’s practice, offensive line coach Shawn Elliott indicated that his unit has been somewhat inconsistent over the last two games. “There are ups and downs, kind of like we’ve had with our offense,” noted Elliott. “There have been some “goods” in both games and some “bads” as well. We […]

Blaze Orange Requirements and Recommendations for North Carolina

Blaze Orange Requirements and Recommendations for North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 8, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign is reminding hunters to follow blaze orange requirements and making safety recommendations to others who spend time outdoors. In North Carolina, hunters are required to wear a cap, hat or an outer garment in blaze orange that is visible from all sides when hunting bear, feral hogs, deer, rabbit, squirrel, grouse, pheasant or quail with a firearm. Anyone hunting deer during a deer firearms season, regardless of method, must wear blaze orange. Hunters also are required to wear blaze orange while hunting with a bow on Sunday during the black powder and gun seasons. “Wearing blaze orange is an easy and effective step […]

Clemson Falls to No. 7 Charlotte 1-0 at Riggs Field

Clemson Falls to No. 7 Charlotte 1-0 at Riggs Field

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 7, 2014 – The Clemson men’s soccer team could not overcome an early score from No. 7 Charlotte Tuesday night at Historic Riggs Field, falling 1-0 to the 49ers. Clemson’s record now stands at 5-6-0 overall and 2-2-0 in ACC play on the season. Charlotte’s goal came off the right foot of Dominic Bonilla in the seventh minute, his fourth of the season. Clemson had several good chances in the final minutes of the second half when they were awarded three consecutive corner kicks. Junior T.J. Casner took two of the attempts and sophomore Thales Moreno attempted the third, but the Tigers were unable to capitalize. Casner, Clemson’s leader in points and goals, attempted four shots on […]

St. Andrews Knights Soccer edges TWC for 6th consecutive win

St. Andrews Knights Soccer edges TWC for 6th consecutive win

By: Troy Baranik, Sports Information LAURINBURG, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – The St. Andrews University men’s soccer team continued their brilliant season as they won their sixth straight game on Tuesday afternoon holding off a late rally to defeat Tennessee Wesleyan College 2-1 in Laurinburg. The Knights used goals from senior midfielder Preston Rolle (SR/Freeport, Bahamas) and freshman Jon Ander (FR/Bilboa, Spain) to improve to 8-1 on the season and 4-1 in the conference. St. Andrews now sits in second place in the Appalachian Athletic Conference behind only undefeated and 14th ranked Union College. This is also the second straight win over TWC as the Knights had also upset them in the Conference Tournament Quarterfinals last season. TWC also falls […]

Durham Bulls to host Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Durham Bulls to host Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Free Event Gives Fans Opportunity to Meet Rays Outfielder Jerry Sands, Take Batting Practice on Field DURHAM, NC Oct. 8, 2014 – The Durham Bulls will host their annual Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18.  The free event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.  Tampa Bay Rays outfielder and Smithfield, NC native Jerry Sands will be on hand to sign autographs and fans will be able to take batting practice and play catch on the field. Entry to Fall Fan Fest is free with the donation of three canned food items, which will be contributed to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. With that donation, fans will be […]

Hornets, Novant Health Honor Community Members at Seventh Annual My Hero Gala

Hornets, Novant Health Honor Community Members at Seventh Annual My Hero Gala

Charlotte’s Most Unique Fundraiser And Black Tie Event Brings Heroes From The Hardwood Together With Heroes From The Community CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield, along with Novant Health Executive Vice President & Chief Consumer Officer Jesse Cureton, will host more than 700 guests at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday, October 25, 2014, for the seventh annual “My Hero Gala” black tie fundraiser to support the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser and the Charlotte Hornets Foundation. An unforgettable evening presented by Deloitte and hosted by Emmy® Award-winning sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, the “My Hero Gala” features the entire Hornets team and coaching staff donning tuxedos and basketball shoes. This red-carpet […]

Three Lakes in Jackson County Will Not Receive Fall Trout Stockings

Three Lakes in Jackson County Will Not Receive Fall Trout Stockings

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 7, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission cancelled trout stockings in three Jackson County lakes this fall because of low water levels resulting from maintenance work on dams. Bear, Wolf Creek and Tanassee lakes will not receive fall trout stockings because Duke Energy, which owns the lakes, is performing maintenance on the lakes’ dams and will draw down the water. Normal stockings will resume in spring after the work is completed and water levels return to normal. Although these three lakes will not be stocked this fall, anglers can fish other trout waters in Jackson County that will receive regularly scheduled trout stockings. These include Balsam Lake and the Delayed Harvest section of the Tuckasegee River. For […]

Peace of mind in the ocean: The first user-friendly shark deterrent band

Peace of mind in the ocean: The first user-friendly shark deterrent band

CHARLESTON, SC Oct. 7, 2014 –  Shark. Just one mention of the ancient jagged-toothed creature that lurks beneath the waves fascinates our culture as much as it inspires fear. This image is amplified annually through the beloved Sharkweek program, which has run for more than 25 years. People know the chances of a shark attack are minimal, but we have a hard time silencing the fear that we could be the unlucky one. Nathan and David Garrison, surfers, divers, and Co-founders of Mano (the Hawaiian word for Shark), say they and fellow surfers share a heightened fear of sharks because they spend so much time in the ocean. Nathan is quick to note, “We always hear the ‘lightning vs shark […]

Carolina RailHawks to Wear Commemorative Jersey During Oct. 18 Match

Carolina RailHawks to Wear Commemorative Jersey During Oct. 18 Match

Commemorative Jerseys to raise awareness and funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Durham CARY, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks announced on Tuesday that they will be wearing a commemorative jersey in honor of the Ronald McDonald House of Durham during their October 18th home match against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. This special edition RailHawks Jersey will have the iconic Ronald McDonald House logo on the front. The RailHawks are participating in the global commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Ronald McDonald House Charities which celebrates the millions of seriously ill children whose lives have been touched since it began operations in 1974 through more than 340 houses worldwide. “The RailHawks are a great example of our generous community that has made […]

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