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UNCG developed strategic plan roadmaps growth for North Carolina’s wine and grape industry

UNCG developed strategic plan roadmaps growth for North Carolina’s wine and grape industry

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s wine and grape industry has experienced exponential growth in the past decade, employing more than 7,600 people. Now the industry has a five-year roadmap for continued growth and economic impact. Researchers from the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics have developed the first comprehensive strategic plan for the North Carolina wine and grape industry. Formulated with input from key stakeholders ―  including industry representatives, governmental agencies, business leaders and academics ― the report identified key areas of direction, including: Ensuring the quality of North Carolina grapes and wines to drive sales, and increase positive brand recognition and consumer confidence; Continued funding and research in enology, marketing, viticulture and wine/grape business; Enhanced marketing to inform […]

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 29, 2014 – The Museum of the Albemarle is preparing its 2015 schedule of speakers for two monthly programs and is seeking presenters. Back to the Past with at 21st Century Twist is held every first Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and may include a demonstration. History for Lunch is held every first Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. and ends at approximately 1 p.m.  If you are interested in presenting a session during one of these programs, please contact the education department at the museum.   Please include your name, a brief biography, and contact information. Also include the title and brief description of your presentation. All contacts will be considered and notified by October 15, 2014. For […]

Darlington Raceway to host Annual Blood Drive Event on September 11, 2014

Darlington Raceway to host Annual Blood Drive Event on September 11, 2014

Fans and community members can honor the heroes of 9-11 by donating blood at the track Too Tough To Tame   DARLINGTON, SC July 29, 2014 – Darlington Raceway will host its ninth annual Blood Drive event on Thursday, September 11. The Darlington Raceway Blood Drive has experienced tremendous success over the years. It’s important to remember that one unit of donated blood can be transfused to up to three people. The 2013 event collected 183 units of blood, thus potentially saving the lives of 549 people.   “This is a community event that has made a significant impact for the South Carolina Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross since 2005,” Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile said. “The tragedies of 9-11 impacted us […]

North Carolina Museum of Art Calendar Events: August 2014

North Carolina Museum of Art Calendar Events: August 2014

RALEIGH, NC July 29, 2014:   EXHIBITIONS Line, Touch, Trace North Carolina Gallery August 30, 2014–March 8, 2015   Organized by Greenhill in Greensboro, N.C., Line, Touch, Trace highlights hand-drawn works by 13 North Carolina artists who use graphite, ballpoint pen, conté crayon, ink, or charcoal to explore drawing in its relationship to thought processes. Line may be used to precisely render contours or as calligraphy on the drawing’s surface; touch builds tonal values or erases edges; and traced marks may suggest elements of an imagined topography. The artists use line, touch, and trace in works that communicate mental states, project invented worlds, or portray moments of contemplation. The range of approaches presented attests to the effervescence of drawing and its […]

“Pirates, Redcoats, Ghosts and More” by John Hirchak

“Pirates, Redcoats, Ghosts and More” by John Hirchak

CHARLESTON, SC July 29, 2014 – Situated on the banks of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington is awash in unusual tales and legends. A prevalent pirate hideaway, the area harbored the infamous Blackbeard and the cunning Calico Jack Rackham. Since its initial settlement, the region has witnessed an abundance of fantastical lore, including passionately fought duels, explosive train wrecks, Revolutionary and Civil War heroes and some legends that are said to take the form of apparitions. At the local Cape Fear Wine & Beer pub, the ghost of a fallen redcoat can’t seem to get enough of a frothy porter brewed from yeast salvaged from an early nineteenth-century shipwreck. Wonder at these and other fascinating and strange tales as local […]

Landowners Invited to Invasive Species Workshop

Landowners Invited to Invasive Species Workshop

TROY, NC July 28, 2014 — The Greater Uwharrie Conservation Partnership is hosting a free, day-long invasive species workshop for private forestland owners on Aug. 22 at Montgomery County Community College in Troy. The “Invasive Species: Identification and Management” workshop will begin a 9 a.m. with an overview from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission staff on invasive plant species commonly found in the piedmont of North Carolina. Other presentations include early detection and rapid response procedures, as well as an update on new and emerging species, such as mile-a-minute vine and Cogongrass. Staff also will conduct breakout sessions on invasive plant identification, including some native “look-alike” species, management tools used to eradicate weeds, including different herbicide applications, hand tools and fire, […]

Sports

Round One 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

Round One 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship Camden Country Club Camden, SC Round One Results   CAMDEN, SC July 29, 2014 – After one round of the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys Championship hosted by Camden Country Club in Camden, SC only three players of the 130 man field managed to score under the par for the day. Christian Baliker of Simpsonville, SC fired a two under par 68, which included six birdies. “I putted the ball really well. The greens here are firm but once you putted the ball online it stayed online,” said Baliker after his round. John Freeman of Asheville, NC and Will Stewart of Charlotte, NC both finished at one under par 69 on the fair but punishing 6,300 […]

Clemson Announces 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Clemson Announces 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Non-Conference Schedule Announced for 2014-15   CLEMSON, SC July 29, 2014 — Eight home games and a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam highlight Clemson’s non-conference schedule, announced today.   TICKETS: Clemson Tigers Sports “I’m excited by our home schedule,” said head coach Brad Brownell. “Every once in a while, you get a season like this where it works in your favor to get a few more home games. Obviously next season when we’re building a new facility, we’ll probably be on the road a little bit more. We have quality opponents and plenty of opportunities for our fans to come out and see us before we start ACC play.” The home schedule includes high-major opponents […]

CofC Volleyball Announces 2014 Wall of Fame Induction Class

CofC Volleyball Announces 2014 Wall of Fame Induction Class

CHARLESTON, SC July 29, 2014 – The College of Charleston volleyball program has tabbed six former standouts for the 2014 Wall of Fame Induction Class, head coach Jason Kepner announced Tuesday. Former players Alisa Long (2000-03), Sara Davis (2001-04), Cole Dawley (2007-10), Sarah Havel (2008-11), Elyse Chubb (2008-11) and Darcy Dorton (2012-13) were all selected for this year’s Wall of Fame.   The six players span over a decade of volleyball excellence as they combined for 11 conference championships and six NCAA tournament appearances. During their time, they helped make College of Charleston the premier volleyball program in the Southern Conference and one of the top-10 winningest programs in the nation.   “I am proud and honored to be a […]

Gullah/Geechee Heritage Night Set for Friday, August 1

Gullah/Geechee Heritage Night Set for Friday, August 1

Pregame proclamation, Gullah/Geechee Heritage displays highlight celebration at Riley Park; First Lady Michelle Obama extended an invitation to attend CHARLESTON, SC July 29, 2014 – The Gullah/Geechee Nation carries a unique culture through centuries of American history dating back to its African roots. The Lowcountry is home to the history of these descendants, their language and crafts, and the Charleston RiverDogs will honor them with a special night. On Friday, August 1, Gullah Heritage Night will be celebrated at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park while the Charleston RiverDogs host the Hagerstown Suns at 7:05 pm. A special pregame proclamation, officially declaring July 28-August 1 as “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week,” is scheduled along with ballpark displays of Gullah/Geechee quilts, sweetgrass basket […]

Federal Duck Stamp Will Be Available Electronically Aug. 1, 2014

Federal Duck Stamp Will Be Available Electronically Aug. 1, 2014

RALEIGH, NC July 29, 2014 — Waterfowl hunters in North Carolina will have the option of purchasing a federal duck stamp electronically, starting Aug. 1. The new “Duck E-Stamp” allows the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to sell stamps electronically through its wildlife service agents, online, and by phone, for $16 plus a $2 transaction fee. Hunters who purchase a duck e-stamp will receive electronic authorization immediately and the actual stamp by mail within 45 days of purchase. Physical stamps may be obtained directly from select post office locations. For more information, visit https://www.duckstamp.com/. To hunt migratory waterfowl in North Carolina, hunters must have a valid North Carolina hunting license, HIP (Harvest Information Program) certification and a state waterfowl hunting license, […]

Morehead City Marlins drop third straight after 7-1 loss to Wilson Tobs

Morehead City Marlins drop third straight after 7-1 loss to Wilson Tobs

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 28, 2014 – The Marlins managed only one run against Wilson on Monday, as the surging Tobs handed Morehead City their third straight loss with a 7-1 victory at Fleming Stadium. Right-hander Brett Valentine, making his first start for the Marlins, allowed three runs in the first inning on four hits, and was hurt by an error from Chase Simmons—one of four Marlins’ errors on the night. “It’s not just the errors, there were [a bunch of] plays that weren’t made,” said head coach Sam Carel. “When you want to play winning baseball you cannot leave the amount of plays on the field that we have.” Those three runs proved to be more than enough to […]

Conservation

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 29, 2014 – The Museum of the Albemarle is preparing its 2015 schedule of speakers for two monthly programs and is seeking presenters. Back to the Past with at 21st Century Twist is held every first Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and may include a demonstration. History for Lunch is held every first Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. and ends at approximately 1 p.m.  If you are interested in presenting a session during one of these programs, please contact the education department at the museum.   Please include your name, a brief biography, and contact information. Also include the title and brief description of your presentation. All contacts will be considered and notified by October 15, 2014. For […]

Landowners Invited to Invasive Species Workshop

Landowners Invited to Invasive Species Workshop

TROY, NC July 28, 2014 — The Greater Uwharrie Conservation Partnership is hosting a free, day-long invasive species workshop for private forestland owners on Aug. 22 at Montgomery County Community College in Troy. The “Invasive Species: Identification and Management” workshop will begin a 9 a.m. with an overview from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission staff on invasive plant species commonly found in the piedmont of North Carolina. Other presentations include early detection and rapid response procedures, as well as an update on new and emerging species, such as mile-a-minute vine and Cogongrass. Staff also will conduct breakout sessions on invasive plant identification, including some native “look-alike” species, management tools used to eradicate weeds, including different herbicide applications, hand tools and fire, […]

Civil War Medicine and Surgery Display at CSS Neuse  Civil War Interpretive Center Aug. 9

Civil War Medicine and Surgery Display at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center Aug. 9

KINSTON, NC July 28, 2014 – CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will present “Civil War Surgery & Medicine” examining medicine and surgery at home and on the battlefield during the Civil War. The origins of modern triage practices can be traced back to the difficult choices made on the battlefield. Gary Riggs will display medicine and surgical equipment used and discuss the types of procedures they were used to perform.   The program commemorates the sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the Civil War and will be held Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is also the final offering of the three month long popular program “2nd Saturdays.”   The ladies of the Tar Heel Civilians will portray and […]

North Carolina State Archives Awarded Grants to Preserve Films

North Carolina State Archives Awarded Grants to Preserve Films

RALEIGH, NC July 28, 2014 – Few media formats have the power to transport a person to another reality or immerse one in a story as thoroughly as motion picture film. Captured on film, the past comes alive. The State Archives of North Carolina preserves hundreds of motion picture films, many of which document historic events, people and places.   Recently, the State Archives received a grant from The National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve two additional films in its collection, “The North Carolina State Fair” (ca. 1974), a daylong glimpse of the Raleigh-based event, including appearances by Bob Hope; and “Scott for Lieutenant Governor” (circa 1965), and a campaign ad for Robert W. Scott’s bid for lieutenant governor.   […]

N.C. Coastal Federation, Turtle Volunteers Plan Night Turtle Walk

N.C. Coastal Federation, Turtle Volunteers Plan Night Turtle Walk

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC July 28, 2014 - Visitors will walk alongside turtle experts from the Wrightsville Beach Turtle Project and staff of the N.C. Coastal Federation for a nighttime beach stroll on Aug. 7. During this family event, people will learn about the annual turtle migrations and this year’s turtle nesting activity at Wrightsville Beach and on nearby islands. They will also learn how turtles are affected by tides and phases of the moon, how to identify a “scute” and how sea turtles come onto the beach to build a nest and lay their eggs.  Trip leaders will demonstrate how the hatchlings use a temporary tooth called a caruncle to tear open the egg and how the hatchlings imprint onto the […]

Opposing the Horrific Depravity of Senseless Slaughter in the Faroe Islands

Opposing the Horrific Depravity of Senseless Slaughter in the Faroe Islands

Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson FRIDAY HARBOR, WA July 25, 2014 – It has been 46 days that Sea Shepherd volunteers have been in the Danish Protectorate of the Faroe Islands. No whales have been murdered during this time. For 46 days the volunteers have met and spoken with many Faroese and have found many who also oppose the brutality of the slaughter of the pilot whales, this bloody sadistic abomination the Faroese call the “Grind.” Unfortunately, there remains a hardcore group of whale killers who seem almost to justify their very existence by participating in the grisly slaughter of entire families of innocent and defenseless whales. They like to kill. They want to kill. It is […]

South Carolina

Round One 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

Round One 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship Camden Country Club Camden, SC Round One Results   CAMDEN, SC July 29, 2014 – After one round of the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys Championship hosted by Camden Country Club in Camden, SC only three players of the 130 man field managed to score under the par for the day. Christian Baliker of Simpsonville, SC fired a two under par 68, which included six birdies. “I putted the ball really well. The greens here are firm but once you putted the ball online it stayed online,” said Baliker after his round. John Freeman of Asheville, NC and Will Stewart of Charlotte, NC both finished at one under par 69 on the fair but punishing 6,300 […]

Clemson Announces 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Clemson Announces 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Non-Conference Schedule Announced for 2014-15   CLEMSON, SC July 29, 2014 — Eight home games and a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam highlight Clemson’s non-conference schedule, announced today.   TICKETS: Clemson Tigers Sports “I’m excited by our home schedule,” said head coach Brad Brownell. “Every once in a while, you get a season like this where it works in your favor to get a few more home games. Obviously next season when we’re building a new facility, we’ll probably be on the road a little bit more. We have quality opponents and plenty of opportunities for our fans to come out and see us before we start ACC play.” The home schedule includes high-major opponents […]

CofC Volleyball Announces 2014 Wall of Fame Induction Class

CofC Volleyball Announces 2014 Wall of Fame Induction Class

CHARLESTON, SC July 29, 2014 – The College of Charleston volleyball program has tabbed six former standouts for the 2014 Wall of Fame Induction Class, head coach Jason Kepner announced Tuesday. Former players Alisa Long (2000-03), Sara Davis (2001-04), Cole Dawley (2007-10), Sarah Havel (2008-11), Elyse Chubb (2008-11) and Darcy Dorton (2012-13) were all selected for this year’s Wall of Fame.   The six players span over a decade of volleyball excellence as they combined for 11 conference championships and six NCAA tournament appearances. During their time, they helped make College of Charleston the premier volleyball program in the Southern Conference and one of the top-10 winningest programs in the nation.   “I am proud and honored to be a […]

Gullah/Geechee Heritage Night Set for Friday, August 1

Gullah/Geechee Heritage Night Set for Friday, August 1

Pregame proclamation, Gullah/Geechee Heritage displays highlight celebration at Riley Park; First Lady Michelle Obama extended an invitation to attend CHARLESTON, SC July 29, 2014 – The Gullah/Geechee Nation carries a unique culture through centuries of American history dating back to its African roots. The Lowcountry is home to the history of these descendants, their language and crafts, and the Charleston RiverDogs will honor them with a special night. On Friday, August 1, Gullah Heritage Night will be celebrated at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park while the Charleston RiverDogs host the Hagerstown Suns at 7:05 pm. A special pregame proclamation, officially declaring July 28-August 1 as “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week,” is scheduled along with ballpark displays of Gullah/Geechee quilts, sweetgrass basket […]

College of Charleston Athletics To Host Nights With Charleston Battery, Charleston RiverDogs

College of Charleston Athletics To Host Nights With Charleston Battery, Charleston RiverDogs

Battery Discount Tickets (PROMO CODE: Cougar) RiverDogs Discount Tickets (PASSWORD: CofC2014)   CHARLESTON, SC July 29, 2014 – College of Charleston Athletics will host a pair of promotional collaborations with local professional sports teams coming this August. On Aug. 15, the College of Charleston will host “CofC Night with the Charleston Battery,” while on Aug. 28 it will be “CofC Night at the Joe” with the Charleston RiverDogs.   Playing at beautiful Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island, the Battery are one of the premier minor league soccer teams in the USL Pro Division. Fans will get the opportunity to meet with members of the CofC soccer teams including head coaches Ralph Lundy and Christian Michner. Former Cougar men’s soccer player […]

Darlington Raceway to host Annual Blood Drive Event on September 11, 2014

Darlington Raceway to host Annual Blood Drive Event on September 11, 2014

Fans and community members can honor the heroes of 9-11 by donating blood at the track Too Tough To Tame   DARLINGTON, SC July 29, 2014 – Darlington Raceway will host its ninth annual Blood Drive event on Thursday, September 11. The Darlington Raceway Blood Drive has experienced tremendous success over the years. It’s important to remember that one unit of donated blood can be transfused to up to three people. The 2013 event collected 183 units of blood, thus potentially saving the lives of 549 people.   “This is a community event that has made a significant impact for the South Carolina Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross since 2005,” Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile said. “The tragedies of 9-11 impacted us […]

North Carolina

Federal Duck Stamp Will Be Available Electronically Aug. 1, 2014

Federal Duck Stamp Will Be Available Electronically Aug. 1, 2014

RALEIGH, NC July 29, 2014 — Waterfowl hunters in North Carolina will have the option of purchasing a federal duck stamp electronically, starting Aug. 1. The new “Duck E-Stamp” allows the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to sell stamps electronically through its wildlife service agents, online, and by phone, for $16 plus a $2 transaction fee. Hunters who purchase a duck e-stamp will receive electronic authorization immediately and the actual stamp by mail within 45 days of purchase. Physical stamps may be obtained directly from select post office locations. For more information, visit https://www.duckstamp.com/. To hunt migratory waterfowl in North Carolina, hunters must have a valid North Carolina hunting license, HIP (Harvest Information Program) certification and a state waterfowl hunting license, […]

Morehead City Marlins drop third straight after 7-1 loss to Wilson Tobs

Morehead City Marlins drop third straight after 7-1 loss to Wilson Tobs

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 28, 2014 – The Marlins managed only one run against Wilson on Monday, as the surging Tobs handed Morehead City their third straight loss with a 7-1 victory at Fleming Stadium. Right-hander Brett Valentine, making his first start for the Marlins, allowed three runs in the first inning on four hits, and was hurt by an error from Chase Simmons—one of four Marlins’ errors on the night. “It’s not just the errors, there were [a bunch of] plays that weren’t made,” said head coach Sam Carel. “When you want to play winning baseball you cannot leave the amount of plays on the field that we have.” Those three runs proved to be more than enough to […]

UNCG developed strategic plan roadmaps growth for North Carolina’s wine and grape industry

UNCG developed strategic plan roadmaps growth for North Carolina’s wine and grape industry

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s wine and grape industry has experienced exponential growth in the past decade, employing more than 7,600 people. Now the industry has a five-year roadmap for continued growth and economic impact. Researchers from the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics have developed the first comprehensive strategic plan for the North Carolina wine and grape industry. Formulated with input from key stakeholders ―  including industry representatives, governmental agencies, business leaders and academics ― the report identified key areas of direction, including: Ensuring the quality of North Carolina grapes and wines to drive sales, and increase positive brand recognition and consumer confidence; Continued funding and research in enology, marketing, viticulture and wine/grape business; Enhanced marketing to inform […]

Eric Staal undergoes surgery for core muscle injury

Eric Staal undergoes surgery for core muscle injury

Canes captain expected to make full recovery by start of season RALEIGH, NC July 29, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season training. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. TICKETS: Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) “Eric notified us of the injury late last week, and flew to Raleigh and then Philadelphia to be evaluated,” said Francis. “By having this procedure now, Dr. Meyers believes Eric will be able to return to action for training camp and be at full health for the start of the regular season.”   Staal, 29, is […]

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 29, 2014 – The Museum of the Albemarle is preparing its 2015 schedule of speakers for two monthly programs and is seeking presenters. Back to the Past with at 21st Century Twist is held every first Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and may include a demonstration. History for Lunch is held every first Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. and ends at approximately 1 p.m.  If you are interested in presenting a session during one of these programs, please contact the education department at the museum.   Please include your name, a brief biography, and contact information. Also include the title and brief description of your presentation. All contacts will be considered and notified by October 15, 2014. For […]

North Carolina Museum of Art Calendar Events: August 2014

North Carolina Museum of Art Calendar Events: August 2014

RALEIGH, NC July 29, 2014:   EXHIBITIONS Line, Touch, Trace North Carolina Gallery August 30, 2014–March 8, 2015   Organized by Greenhill in Greensboro, N.C., Line, Touch, Trace highlights hand-drawn works by 13 North Carolina artists who use graphite, ballpoint pen, conté crayon, ink, or charcoal to explore drawing in its relationship to thought processes. Line may be used to precisely render contours or as calligraphy on the drawing’s surface; touch builds tonal values or erases edges; and traced marks may suggest elements of an imagined topography. The artists use line, touch, and trace in works that communicate mental states, project invented worlds, or portray moments of contemplation. The range of approaches presented attests to the effervescence of drawing and its […]

Carolina Government

Federal Duck Stamp Will Be Available Electronically Aug. 1, 2014

Federal Duck Stamp Will Be Available Electronically Aug. 1, 2014

RALEIGH, NC July 29, 2014 — Waterfowl hunters in North Carolina will have the option of purchasing a federal duck stamp electronically, starting Aug. 1. The new “Duck E-Stamp” allows the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to sell stamps electronically through its wildlife service agents, online, and by phone, for $16 plus a $2 transaction fee. Hunters who purchase a duck e-stamp will receive electronic authorization immediately and the actual stamp by mail within 45 days of purchase. Physical stamps may be obtained directly from select post office locations. For more information, visit https://www.duckstamp.com/. To hunt migratory waterfowl in North Carolina, hunters must have a valid North Carolina hunting license, HIP (Harvest Information Program) certification and a state waterfowl hunting license, […]

Landowners Invited to Invasive Species Workshop

Landowners Invited to Invasive Species Workshop

TROY, NC July 28, 2014 — The Greater Uwharrie Conservation Partnership is hosting a free, day-long invasive species workshop for private forestland owners on Aug. 22 at Montgomery County Community College in Troy. The “Invasive Species: Identification and Management” workshop will begin a 9 a.m. with an overview from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission staff on invasive plant species commonly found in the piedmont of North Carolina. Other presentations include early detection and rapid response procedures, as well as an update on new and emerging species, such as mile-a-minute vine and Cogongrass. Staff also will conduct breakout sessions on invasive plant identification, including some native “look-alike” species, management tools used to eradicate weeds, including different herbicide applications, hand tools and fire, […]

North Carolina Wildlife License Fee Changes Go into Effect Aug. 1

North Carolina Wildlife License Fee Changes Go into Effect Aug. 1

RALEIGH, NC July 28, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced today several changes to its hunting, inland fishing and trapping licenses, which will go into effect Aug. 1. Changes include: Increased fees for certain short-term, annual and lifetime licenses. The duration of a short-term hunting license also will increase from six to 10 days, making it consistent with short-term fishing licenses. Eligibility requirements for senior licenses, which raise the age to 70 for residents who were born after Aug. 1, 1953. The age requirement remains 65 for residents born on or before Aug. 1, 1953. Elimination of county licenses, which include Resident County Hunting, Resident County Trapping, and Resident County Inland Fishing. Increased reciprocal license fees for Georgia, […]

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 […]

Other News

Reymond Nunez, Mark Payton Blast Charleston RiverDogs to Road Win

Reymond Nunez, Mark Payton Blast Charleston RiverDogs to Road Win

Round trippers by Reymond Nunez, Mark Payton drive in first five RiverDogs runs Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1xr4Lk7 ASHEVILLE, NC July 28, 2014 – Reymond Nunez and Mark Payton each hit home runs and propelled the Charleston RiverDogs to a 6-5 victory against the Asheville Tourists on Monday evening at McCormick Field in South Atlantic League action. The RiverDogs lifted their records to 20-17 in the second half and 53-54 overall. The Tourists dropped to 28-10 and 69-38, respectively. Charleston now leads this four-game series by a 2-1 margin entering Tuesday’s series finale. Asheville went ahead 1-0 with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Following a leadoff groundout, Michael Benjamin, Jordan Patterson, and Ryan McMahon loaded the bases for Correlle Prime. […]

Wilmington Sharks Stumble at the Swamp, Lose 10-7

Wilmington Sharks Stumble at the Swamp, Lose 10-7

FAYETTEVILLE, NC July 29, 2014 – The Wilmington Sharks will end the regular season without a win in Fayetteville after falling to the SwampDogs Monday night by a score of 10-7, despite knocking 12 hits. The Wilmington loss was the sixth loss in six tries at the Swamp, and an untimely sixth consecutive, as the Sharks need a late push in order to qualify for the Petit Cup Playoffs in August. The offense for the Sharks picked up in the top of the first inning with singles from Nate Moorhouse and Steven Linkous. Moorhouse would score on an errant throw by the SwampDogs catcher prompted by the double steal. Sharks starter Beau Dees was dealing early in the contest. Dees […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans beat up Bacus and P-Nats

Myrtle Beach Pelicans beat up Bacus and P-Nats

PELICANS HAND RIGHT-HANDER CAREER WORST OUTING   WOODBRIDGE, VA July 28, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, scored 11 runs on 16 hits in an 11-2 lopsided win over the Potomac Nationals on Monday night at Pfitzner Stadium. Three different Pelicans had three hits, including Royce Bolinger, who his sixth home run and second of the road trip. The bullpen tossed four scoreless innings in relief of Chad James, who earned the win. With the win and the rest of the league idle, the Pelicans are now tied for first place in the second-half Southern Division standings. The Pelicans (20-19, 64-43) strung together seven straight two-out baserunners to plate six runs in the […]

CGA Announces 58th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship

CGA Announces 58th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship

58th CAROLINAS JUNIOR GIRLS’ CHAMPIONSHIP AT HOPE VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB IN DURHAM, NC – JULY 29-31, 2014 WEST END, NC July 28, 2014 – The 58th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship will be held at the Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, NC on July 29-31, 2014. 49 players have entered the 2014 Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship.  The Junior Division will be made up of any girl 13 years of age or older regardless of handicap index. Players in the Junior Division will play 18 holes each day. The Sub-Junior Division will be made up of any girl 12 years of age or younger. Players in the Sub-Junior Division play a 9-hole round each day. Players may opt to play in […]

South Carolina Gamecock Men’s Basketball Visits Fort Jackson

South Carolina Gamecock Men’s Basketball Visits Fort Jackson

COLUMBIA, SC July 28, 2014 – The South Carolina men’s basketball team, along with head coach Frank Martin, spent time at Fort Jackson in Columbia today, holding an event for children at the Solomon Center. The community outreach is part of the “8K In 8 Days” campaign for Gamecock men’s basketball. The event opened with Major General Bradley Becker, the Fort Jackson Commanding General, addressing the crowd and introducing Martin. The team members were next introduced before Major General Becker presented Coach Martin with a gift. The over 250 children in attendance next split into groups and learned fundamentals of basketball, such as dribbling, stretching, lay-ups and more drills, with team members leadings the groups. Coach Martin spoke about why […]

US Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, NC

US Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, NC

GREENBSORO, NC July 28, 2014 – Final results from U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, NC on Monday, July 28, 2014 (6647 yards, par 35-36—71, Rating: 72.2/139). Five qualifying spots and two alternate positions are available at this qualifying site. John Eades from Charlotte, NC shot a six-under 65 to earn medalist honors. Charlotte, NC native Matt Kilgo and Raleigh, NC native John Pitt both fired matching four-under par 67 to take the 2nd and 3rd qualifying spots.  Chris Cassetta from Winston-Salem, NC earned the 4th spot with a three-under par round of 68.  Four players played off for the last qualifying position with scores of one-under 70.  Tom Nolan from Greensboro, NC […]

This week on Pleasure Island (July 28 – August 3, 2014)

This week on Pleasure Island (July 28 – August 3, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC July 28, 2014 – Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on July 31st from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring everyone’s favorite – THE MARK ROBERTS BAND. Already called one of the hottest bands in the Southeast, The Mark Roberts Band really brings it! MRB will take you there with an explosive audio visual production that is second to none. This team of seasoned musicians will bring energy and fun to your party, club or event stage. No matter if they’re playing their own music or playing a […]

CGA Announces 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

CGA Announces 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th CAROLINAS JUNIOR BOYS’ CHAMPIONSHIPAT CAMDEN COUNTRY CLUB IN CAMDEN, SC – JULY 29-31, 2014 WEST END, NC July 28, 2014 – The 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship will be held at the Camden Country Club in Camden, SC on July 29-31, 2014. 131 players have qualified for the 2014 Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship. The championship format is 54 holes of stroke play. The field will be reduced to the low 60 scorers and ties after 36 holes. Boys will compete in one division. There are no age divisions. Trophies are awarded to the champion and the top 6 players. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has not reached his 19th birthday by July 31, 2014, who […]

Morehead City Marlins drop wacky 19-8 ballgame to Columbia Blowfish

Morehead City Marlins drop wacky 19-8 ballgame to Columbia Blowfish

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 28, 2014 – The Marlins lost their second straight game Sunday—a 19-8 defeat at the hands of the Columbia Blowfish in a game that featured five home runs, five hit by pitches, a position player pitching, and relief pitchers batting. The Blowfish scored nine times in the eighth inning off relievers Scott Edge and Michael Barber, which made it a 17-5 game at the time. In that inning, Julian Santos left the yard with a grand slam to right field, his second home run of the day. Santos had not homered yet this season, but finished the night 2-for-4 with two home runs, five RBI, five runs scored and two walks. Erik Barber also went deep […]

CGA Announces 5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship

CGA Announces 5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship

5th NORTH CAROLINA AMATEUR MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP AT RIVER LANDING (LANDING), WALLACE, NC – JULY 30-AUGUST 3, 2014 WEST END, NC July 28, 2014 – The 5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship will be held at River Landing (Landing Course) in Wallace, NC on July 30- August 3, 2014. 119 players have qualified for the 2014 North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship. The championship format is 36 holes of stroke play to determine 32 qualifiers for match play. The defending champion is seeded number one if otherwise eligible. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has not reached his 13th birthday by July 30, 2014, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good […]

UNCW Seahawks Name Jason Memont Swimming & Diving Coach

UNCW Seahawks Name Jason Memont Swimming & Diving Coach

WILMINGTON, NC July 28, 2014 – Jason Memont, who swam collegiately at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and enjoyed successful coaching stints at William & Mary and South Carolina, has been named UNCW’s head swimming and diving coach. Memont, 36, has spent the last seven years with the Gamecocks, assisting Coach McGee Moody with all phases of the successful SEC program in Columbia. He takes over for veteran coach Dave Allen, who retired recently following a 37-year career that produced 16 Colonial Athletic Association championships, including three on the women’s side and an impressive string of 13 consecutive men’s titles spanning back to 2002. “I’d like to thank Jimmy Bass and the UNCW athletic department for this opportunity,” said […]

Charleston RiverDogs Partner with Palmetto Goodwill for Goodwill Hunting

Charleston RiverDogs Partner with Palmetto Goodwill for Goodwill Hunting

Scavenger hunt to be conducted in select tri-county Goodwill stores, August 4-10 CHARLESTON, SC July 28, 2014 – The Charleston RiverDogs and Palmetto Goodwill have teamed up to host Goodwill Hunting, a tri-county scavenger hunt that runs Monday, August 4 through Sunday, August 10 at select Goodwill stores. Participants can win tickets to a RiverDogs game at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park and a chance to win a daily prize pack. “We have been very pleased to partner with Palmetto Goodwill throughout this season, and this fun and exciting promotion enhances that partnership,” said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols. “We welcome all of our fans to participate in this scavenger hunt, and we wish everyone the best of luck.” Starting August 4, scavenger hunt items will […]

Charleston Battery defeat Montreal Impact Reserves 1-0

Charleston Battery defeat Montreal Impact Reserves 1-0

CHARLESTON BATTERY ESCAPE MONTREAL WITH 1-0 WIN MONTREAL July 28, 2014 – Quinton Griffith’s pace earned the free kick, Jarad van Schaik put it deftly into the mixer, and Colin Falvey’s header in the 20th minute made the difference for Charleston Battery as the visitors took three precious points from the Montreal Impact Reserves Monday morning. The rare work-week start at 10:30 a.m. was a pattern-breaker for the Battery in several ways, giving them their second two-game winning streak of 2014, their first three-match undefeated streak of the season, and pushing them into a three-way tie with Orange County and Charlotte for the final USL PRO playoff spot. Playing just two days after their 2-0 home win over Arizona United FC, the Battery’s rescheduled […]

Nikki McCray Inducted into Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame

Nikki McCray Inducted into Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame

KNOXVILLE, TN July 28, 2014 – South Carolina women’s basketball assistant coach Nikki McCray added another hall of fame induction to her accolades as the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame welcomed her as part of its Class of 2014 Thursday night at the Knoxville Convention Center. She was honored for her outstanding career as a Tennessee Lady Vol as well as her professional and international highlights. “I’m really excited about being inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame,” McCray said. “I feel like it’s a reflection of my career starting at Tennessee playing for the great Pat Summitt and of all the people who have influenced my life. It is another great blessing, and I’m humbled to […]

Carolinas Golf Association: Results For One-Day Tournament At Southern Pines Golf Club

Carolinas Golf Association: Results For One-Day Tournament At Southern Pines Golf Club

WEST END, NC July 28, 2014 – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s One-Day Tournament at Southern Pines Golf Club, in Southern Pines, NC on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Gross scores are listed. Tournament format is 18 holes of individual stroke play, both gross and net. 100% of course handicap is used to determine net scores. Entry is open to any amateur golfer who is a member of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association, and has a current USGA handicap index® at a CGA member club. The field is divided into divisions based upon handicap index, gender and age: Players may choose to compete in any division in which they are eligible. For complete […]

Time Warner Cable Arena: Part-Time Employment Open House

Time Warner Cable Arena: Part-Time Employment Open House

CHARLOTTE, NC July 27, 2014 – An exciting year is ahead at the Time Warner Cable Arena! And we want you to be part of the excitement! Are you looking for fun, part-time work?  Do you have customer service skills? Have experience in food service? Interested in working in the sports and entertainment industry?  If yes, join us Tuesday, July 29 or Wednesday, July 30 between 4-9 p.m. for our Part Time Employment Open House! Hornets Sports & Entertainment, Levy Restaurants, and Jani King Cleaning will be onsite to conduct preliminary interviews for a variety of positions. When: July 29th or July 30th Where: Time Warner Cable Arena – Employee/Media Entrance Time: 4:00-9:00pm – please plan to be onsite for […]

Benson Foundation for the Arts presents “A Night on Broadway”

Benson Foundation for the Arts presents “A Night on Broadway”

BENSON, NC July 28, 2014 – The Benson Foundation for the Arts presents, “A NIGHT ON BROADWAY,” Saturday August 23rd at 7:30pm and Sunday August 24th at 3pm. The musical variety show will be presented at the W.J. Barefoot Auditorium in the Benson Municipal Building, 303 E. Church St. Benson 27504. “A NIGHT ON BROADWAY” will be highlighting some of the best songs Broadway musicals have introduced over the past 65 years. The cast of 27 will perform numbers from shows that will include Spamelot, Annie, Cabaret, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Jekyll and Hyde, and Gypsy. Richard Davis writes and directs, D. H. Johnson produces, Justine Blackmon is musical director. Appearing in the show will […]

Dawn Staley, A’ja Wilson Open USA Basketball U18 Training Camp

Dawn Staley, A’ja Wilson Open USA Basketball U18 Training Camp

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO July 28, 2014 – South Carolina women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley and incoming freshman A’ja Wilson began their quest for a gold medal in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship as the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team began training camp on Sat., July 26, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. Staley is the team’s head coach, while Wilson headlines a trio of USA Basketball gold medalists on the team, which is on a mission to secure a seventh-consecutive gold medal at the event. “I’m excited to finally start this journey with this versatile group of U18 players,” Staley said. “We will utilize our players in a way that will increase […]

Dominic Bozzelli wins Southern Ontario Open with final day record 63

Dominic Bozzelli wins Southern Ontario Open with final day record 63

Auburn alum Bozzelli grabs 4th NGA win of the season MYRTLE BEACH, SC July 28, 2014: Southern Ontario Open – Results – All Golfers Player Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Purse 1 Dominic Bozzelli -17 70 67 67 63 267 $7,500.00 Pittsford 2 Will Strickler -16 70 65 64 69 268 $4,000.00 Dallas 3 Christopher Ross -15 69 69 65 66 269 $2,775.00 Dundas 4 Thomas Hay -14 69 65 68 68 270 $2,025.00 Langley T5 Colton Kalkanis -13 69 68 67 67 271 $1,975.00 Barrie T5 Justin Martinson -13 67 71 65 68 271 $1,975.00 Avondale 7 Sebastian Szirmak -12 69 71 67 65 272 $1,900.00 Toronto 8 Daniel Kim -11 65 71 67 70 273 $1,650.00 toronto […]

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Patti Labelle to play Charlotte this fall!

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Patti Labelle to play Charlotte this fall!

BOUNCE TV SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 STARRING MAZE FEATURING FRANKIE BEVERLY AND PATTI LABELLE WITH SPECIAL GUEST RUBEN STUDDARD PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte – Saturday September 13 TICKETS: Bounce TV Summer Music Festival 2014 Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Patti Labelle will play PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on Saturday September 13 with special guest Ruben Studdard.   Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, August 1 through the Live Nation mobile app, at www.livenation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets including the Belk Box office at PNC Music Pavilion, or by phone at 800-745-3000.   Please visit www.livenation.com for further information about the tour.   A Haymon Events / Live Nation Production.       # # #   About Live Nation Entertainment: Live […]