Entertainment

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

CAROLINA BEACH, NC Sept. 15, 2014 – This year’s Artist for the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival is Wilmington artist Harriet M. Forbis with her New Orleans Jazz-inspired tuba performer with a glow in his rainbow-cloaked eyes. Harriett states that on a 2010 venture to the Delta City of New Orleans, she came across a unique and sizable performer at Café Du Monde that inspired this wonderfully kaleidescoped rainbow piece entitled “Jazz: The Soul of New Orleans”. Harriet is a former resident of Winston-Salem, NC and relocated to southeast North Carolina three years ago. Harriet worked for the State of North Carolina as a teacher of children with disabilities and as a consultant with the North […]

Widespread Panic announces on sale dates for New Year’s Eve and Tunes For Tots Benefit concerts

Widespread Panic announces on sale dates for New Year’s Eve and Tunes For Tots Benefit concerts

WIDESPREAD PANIC NEW YEAR’S EVE 2014 Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte – December 31 TUNES FOR TOTS BENEFIT CONCERT The Fillmore Charlotte – December 30     WIDESPREAD PANIC returns to Charlotte for their 2nd annual New Year’s Eve blow out bash at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 31, 2014. TICKETS: Widespread Panic Tickets go on sale Friday September 26 at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Time Warner Cable Arena box office, Ticketmaster or charge by phone 800-745-3000.   This is a food drive event.  (View a special one song performance of Widespread Panic performing 333-feet underground via the PBS series Bluegrass Underground.) For a full list of dates visit www.widespreadpanic.com.  *ALL SHOWS ARE FOOD DRIVE EVENTS*  For more information or […]

Tickets Now on Sale for North Carolina’s Largest   Civil War Reenactment

Tickets Now on Sale for North Carolina’s Largest Civil War Reenactment

- 80,000 Fought at Bentonville Battlefield 150 Years Ago March 21-22 – FOUR OAKS, NC Sept. 2, 2014 – Thousands of military living historians from across the country will descend on Bentonville Battlefield March 21-22, 2015, to become Confederate and Union soldiers in the last major battle reenactment in the Civil War’s 150th anniversary commemoration. They will re-create one of the largest battle fought on North Carolina soil. The public is invited to watch all of the action. Nearly 5,000 re-enactors are expected for the two-day event. In addition to the daily battles, the weekend will feature free lectures, 19th century medical displays, period music and dozens of “sutlers,” selling Civil War related wares. Advanced tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity […]

Upcoming North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association Events

Upcoming North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association Events

September is North Carolina Wine and Grape Month MARSHALL, NC August 30, 2014 – As a part of this celebration, the North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association (NCMGA) has several events and educational opportunities planned. On Friday, September 5, 2014, NCMGA will participate in the Grape Day at the North Carolina Farmers Market in Raleigh. During this time, North Carolina Vineyard owners and muscadine experts will be on hand to provide visitors to the Farmers Market samples of muscadines and muscadine products. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of grapes grown throughout North Carolina. There are over 30 different Muscadine grape varietals grown in North Carolina. The North Carolina Mountain State Fair begins on September 5 […]

2014 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2014 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

KANNAPOLIS, NC  August 28, 2014 – On Thursday, October 16, 2014 the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame’s 2014 Induction Ceremony will be held at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC at 7:15pm.   2014 CLASS INDUCTEES: Clay Aiken – Pop Vocalist and 2003 American Idol runner-up, born in Raleigh, NC. Fantasia Barrino- R&B/Pop Vocalist and 2004 American Idol winner, born in High Point, NC. Jimmy Capps – Country/Bluegrass guitarist and part of The Grand Ole Opry Staff Band since 1967. Born in Fayetteville, NC raised in Benson, NC. The Embers – Beach Music Recording Artists known for their top hits ,”I Love Beach Music” & “Far Away Places”. Band formed in 1958 in Raleigh, NC “Little Eva” – […]

Uptown Charlotte Welcomes Race for the Cure® and the Chicago Bears Oct. 4-5, 2014

Uptown Charlotte Welcomes Race for the Cure® and the Chicago Bears Oct. 4-5, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC August 27, 2014 – Fans of Carolina Panthers star running back DeAngelo Williams will be busy in uptown Charlotte the weekend of Oct. 4-5. On Saturday, Williams Warriors, inspired by Williams and his late mother Sandra Hill, will participate in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure®. On Sunday, Oct. 5, attention will shift to Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium as the Panthers and Williams host the Chicago Bears.   DeAngelo Williams has a personal connection to the Komen cause, losing his mother and four aunts, Sandra Hill’s sisters, to breast cancer. The Williams Warriors team has raised over $100,000 for the cause. Williams was honored this year as a Komen Charlotte “Pink Tie Guy” […]

Sports

ESPN To Televise South Carolina-Missouri Game

ESPN To Televise South Carolina-Missouri Game

COLUMBIA, SC Sept. 15, 2014 – The South Carolina-Missouri football game, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 will kick at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN, it was announced by the league office today. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football (SEC Football) Here is the SEC television schedule for Saturday, September 27 Saturday, September 27: SEC NETWORK  12:00 ET Vanderbilt at Kentucky ESPN 12:00 ET Tennessee at Georgia CBS   3:30 ET Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (In Arlington, TX) SEC NETWORK   4:00 ET La. Tech at Auburn ESPN     7:00 ET Missouri at South Carolina SEC NETWORK   7:30 ET New Mexico State at LSU FSN   7:30 ET Memphis at Ole Miss

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

WILMINGTON, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – Head Coach Adell Harris and the UNCW women’s basketball team will be playing at Trask Coliseum early and often during the upcoming 2014-15 season, including serving as hosts for a pair of holiday tournaments in late November and December. The Seahawks have a 29-game slate overall and the ledger features 17 home dates and 12 road contests in Harris’ third season with the club. The favorable home ledger doesn’t bother Harris one bit. “We’re really excited about our schedule,” said Harris. “We have nine tests at home to get ready for the conference schedule. We really wanted to place an emphasis on playing on our home court and having some pride here at Trask […]

Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Sept. 9. 2014 – The N.C. Coastal Federation is hosting the inaugural “Cruise for the Coast” to celebrate our estuaries and support the federation’s education programs. The three-hour cruise to Masonboro Island will depart from Carolina Beach on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. aboard the 65-foot Winner Cruise Queen.   On the island, participants can walk the beach with federation staff and Richard Cecelski of Carolina Ocean Studies. The return trip will be through Snow’s Cut, just in time for the sunset, and guests can enjoy music, complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages on the upper deck.   National Estuaries Day is an annual celebration that’s been held since 1988 to highlight the importance, beauty and vulnerability […]

Charlotte Hornets And Lowe’s To Donate $50,000 In Education Grants

Charlotte Hornets And Lowe’s To Donate $50,000 In Education Grants

Charlotte-Area Public Schools & Nonprofits Can Apply On Hornets.com   CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Lowe’s today announced they will award $50,000 for education-related projects in Mecklenburg County this fall as part of the longtime partners’ education grant program. For the second consecutive year, the grants will fund high-need projects at public schools and nonprofit education programs in the Charlotte area. Charlotte-area public schools (kindergarten through 12th grade) and all 501(c)(3) organizations that support public education in Mecklenburg County are eligible to apply for a grant at http://www.nba.com/hornets/2014-15-education-grant-application. The application period is open now and will run until Oct. 10. Proposals will be evaluated by a review panel established by the Hornets and Lowe’s, and grant […]

Carolina RailHawks Draw After Controversial Stoppage Time goal by Ottawa

Carolina RailHawks Draw After Controversial Stoppage Time goal by Ottawa

Two second-half goals not enough to propel the RailHawks to victory OTTAWA, CANADA Sept. 7, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (3W-1T-6L, 10pts) were moments away from leaving Ottawa victorious on Sunday afternoon, but were forced to settle for a draw after a controversial stoppage time goal by Ottawa Fury FC (1W-3T-5L, 6pts). Even though the RailHawks dominated possession and created multiple opportunities in the first half, it was Ottawa who open the scoring in the 24th minute of play with a goal by former RailHawks forward Tom Heinemann.  Despite being one goal down, the RailHawks came out strong in the second half. In the 61st minute of play, RailHawks midfielder Danny Barrera scored his first goal of the season. After a series of deflections in the box, Barrera found the ball […]

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

Four quarterfinals kick off postseason on Saturday night   TAMPA, FL Sept. 7, 2014 – The field for the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs was set on Sunday evening, with the top eight teams in the league standings set to face off for the league championship during the next three weeks. The playoffs kick off on Saturday, September 13 with all four quarterfinals as top-seeded Orlando City SC begins its quest for a third championship before joining Major League Soccer. No. 1 Orlando City SC vs. No. 8 Harrisburg City Islanders ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET The Lions went undefeated at home to claim their third regular season title, but will host a Harrisburg side that […]

Conservation

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 […]

Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Sept. 9. 2014 – The N.C. Coastal Federation is hosting the inaugural “Cruise for the Coast” to celebrate our estuaries and support the federation’s education programs. The three-hour cruise to Masonboro Island will depart from Carolina Beach on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. aboard the 65-foot Winner Cruise Queen.   On the island, participants can walk the beach with federation staff and Richard Cecelski of Carolina Ocean Studies. The return trip will be through Snow’s Cut, just in time for the sunset, and guests can enjoy music, complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages on the upper deck.   National Estuaries Day is an annual celebration that’s been held since 1988 to highlight the importance, beauty and vulnerability […]

Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians are on site in Taiji, Japan to launch 5th Season of ‘Operation Infinite Patience’ Campaign

Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians are on site in Taiji, Japan to launch 5th Season of ‘Operation Infinite Patience’ Campaign

Sea Shepherd Returns to Taiji After Drawing Worldwide Media, Public and Political Attention Last Year to Taiji’s Brutal Hunt of Dolphins and Small Whales   TAIJI, Japan September 1, 2014 – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society reports its Cove Guardians are on the ground in Taiji, Japan for the start of the fifth consecutive season of its dolphin and small whale defense campaign, Operation Infinite Patience. Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians are prepared to once again document and expose the brutal slaughter and captive trade of dolphins and small whales, as the 2014-2015 drive hunt season begins. For a staggering six months of each year – from September until March – entire family units, or pods, of dolphins and small whales at a […]

Sea Shepherd crewmembers arrested for intervening against Faroese Pilot Whale ‘Grind’ Hunt

Sea Shepherd crewmembers arrested for intervening against Faroese Pilot Whale ‘Grind’ Hunt

Denmark, an Anti-Whaling Member Nation of the European Union, Shows Support for Slaughter of Whales by: Sea Shepherd Global SANDOY, Faroe Islands August 30, 2014  – Fourteen Sea Shepherd Conservation Society volunteer crewmembers of pilot whale defense campaign Operation GrindStop 2014 were arrested today on the Faroese island of Sandoy, as they entered the water to defend pilot whales from the brutal mass slaughter known as “grindadrap” or “grind” – putting themselves directly between a pod of 33 whales and their killers. Despite being a member nation of the European Union and subject to laws prohibiting the slaughter of cetaceans, Denmark has officially shown its support of — and now direct collaboration with — the Faroese whalers by sending the […]

Flesh From Beached Bottlenose Whales Slaughtered was Dumped at Sea by Faroese Whale Killers

Flesh From Beached Bottlenose Whales Slaughtered was Dumped at Sea by Faroese Whale Killers

Sea Shepherd’s Drone Force Captures Images of Wasteful Dumping of Meat from these Rare Whales; Proves the Whalers Do Not Need to Continue Killing Cetaceans for Food by: Sea Shepherd Global SUDUROY, Faroe Islands August 29, 2014  – On the heels of yesterday’s horrific butchering of five rather rare Northern bottlenose whales who had beached themselves in the Faroe Islands, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has discovered that a good portion of flesh from these whales — meat that the Faroese whalers claim they eat — was today dumped back into the ocean for no apparent reason. Upon learning that the whale meat was being dumped off a remote cliff, Sea Shepherd onshore volunteers sent up a drone to capture images […]

5 Beached Bottlenose Whales slaughtered by Whale Killers in the Faroe Islands

5 Beached Bottlenose Whales slaughtered by Whale Killers in the Faroe Islands

Sea Shepherd Documented the Scene as the Stranded Whales Were Butchered by: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society SUDUROY, Faroe Islands August 29, 2014 ­– In the early hours of yesterday morning, five bottlenose whales were found stranded on the Faroese island of Suduroy. In most places around the world, cetaceans who are stranded in shallow waters are given a helping hand by humans and ushered back out to sea. However, rather than make an attempt to rescue the beached pod, knife-wielding Faroese whalers killed and butchered the stranded, helpless whales, turning the bay to a sea of blood. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society — with a crew of offshore volunteers led by Sea Shepherd France and a team of onshore volunteers led by […]

South Carolina

ESPN To Televise South Carolina-Missouri Game

ESPN To Televise South Carolina-Missouri Game

COLUMBIA, SC Sept. 15, 2014 – The South Carolina-Missouri football game, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 will kick at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN, it was announced by the league office today. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football (SEC Football) Here is the SEC television schedule for Saturday, September 27 Saturday, September 27: SEC NETWORK  12:00 ET Vanderbilt at Kentucky ESPN 12:00 ET Tennessee at Georgia CBS   3:30 ET Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (In Arlington, TX) SEC NETWORK   4:00 ET La. Tech at Auburn ESPN     7:00 ET Missouri at South Carolina SEC NETWORK   7:30 ET New Mexico State at LSU FSN   7:30 ET Memphis at Ole Miss

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

Four quarterfinals kick off postseason on Saturday night   TAMPA, FL Sept. 7, 2014 – The field for the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs was set on Sunday evening, with the top eight teams in the league standings set to face off for the league championship during the next three weeks. The playoffs kick off on Saturday, September 13 with all four quarterfinals as top-seeded Orlando City SC begins its quest for a third championship before joining Major League Soccer. No. 1 Orlando City SC vs. No. 8 Harrisburg City Islanders ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET The Lions went undefeated at home to claim their third regular season title, but will host a Harrisburg side that […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Football slips in national polls

South Carolina Gamecocks Football slips in national polls

South Carolina Falls to 24th in the AP Poll and to 23rd in the Coaches Poll COLUMBIA, SC Sept. 7, 2014 – The University of South Carolina football team slipped a couple notches, but remained in both national polls released today. The Gamecocks (1-1) dropped three spots in the Associated Press poll to No. 24, while they fell two slots to No. 23 in the Amway Coaches’ poll. South Carolina was ranked 21st in both polls last week prior to a 33-23 win over East Carolina on Saturday night. The Gamecocks are tied for the fifth-longest current streak of being ranked in the A.P.’s Top-25. Carolina and Stanford have been ranked for 67-consecutive polls, trailing only Alabama, LSU, Oregon and […]

Augusta GreenJackets Quiet Charleston RiverDogs in 2014 Finale

Augusta GreenJackets Quiet Charleston RiverDogs in 2014 Finale

Augusta avoids sweep, setting down 22 straight RiverDogs at one point Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1u9NdJS AUGUSTA, GA Sept. 1, 2014 – Claudio Custodio’s leadoff single provided a great start for the Charleston RiverDogs on Monday afternoon, but the Augusta GreenJackets retired the next 22 batters in a row and grabbed a 2-0 three-hit shutout at Lake Olmstead Stadium in the South Atlantic League regular season finale. The contest was played at a brisk pace of one hour and 54 minutes. Charleston ended the year by going 38-32 in the second half and 71-69 overall. Augusta finished at 28-42 and 62-76, respectively. The RiverDogs went 10-9 against the GreenJackets this season and won this four-game series by a 3-1 margin. The GreenJackets […]

Charleston Battery Clinches USL PRO Playoff Berth

Charleston Battery Clinches USL PRO Playoff Berth

Dane Kelly has hat trick in victory against Pittsburgh   CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery clinched a place in the USL PRO Playoffs as Dane Kelly had a hat trick in a 4-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium. The Battery became the fifth team to clinch a playoff berth, with three places remaining to be claimed in the final week of the season. The Battery pressured the Riverhounds for much of the first half and took the lead in the 38th minute when Kelly was played into space by Zach Prince, and the Jamaican drove an excellent shot into the right corner of the net. The Riverhounds had a chance to level in first-half […]

Offense Lifts Clemson Tigers Women’s Soccer Over Phoenix

Offense Lifts Clemson Tigers Women’s Soccer Over Phoenix

Boxscore (PDF) | Season Stats ELON, NC August 29, 2014 – The Clemson women’s soccer team’s offensive prowess continued on Friday night as the Tigers defeated Elon 5-0 on the road. Eddie Radwanski’s team improves to 3-0 on the season and has scored 12 goals in the last two games. Freshman Salma Anastasio got the scoring started 10 minutes into the game off a pass from classmate Shannon Horgan, and the Tigers took the 1-0 lead into halftime.   One minute into the second half, sophomore Catrina Atanda got in on the action for her first goal of the season. Allie Kington followed up with a goal at the 53:56 mark, also her first of the year.   Anastasio netted […]

North Carolina

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

CAROLINA BEACH, NC Sept. 15, 2014 – This year’s Artist for the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival is Wilmington artist Harriet M. Forbis with her New Orleans Jazz-inspired tuba performer with a glow in his rainbow-cloaked eyes. Harriett states that on a 2010 venture to the Delta City of New Orleans, she came across a unique and sizable performer at Café Du Monde that inspired this wonderfully kaleidescoped rainbow piece entitled “Jazz: The Soul of New Orleans”. Harriet is a former resident of Winston-Salem, NC and relocated to southeast North Carolina three years ago. Harriet worked for the State of North Carolina as a teacher of children with disabilities and as a consultant with the North […]

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

WILMINGTON, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – Head Coach Adell Harris and the UNCW women’s basketball team will be playing at Trask Coliseum early and often during the upcoming 2014-15 season, including serving as hosts for a pair of holiday tournaments in late November and December. The Seahawks have a 29-game slate overall and the ledger features 17 home dates and 12 road contests in Harris’ third season with the club. The favorable home ledger doesn’t bother Harris one bit. “We’re really excited about our schedule,” said Harris. “We have nine tests at home to get ready for the conference schedule. We really wanted to place an emphasis on playing on our home court and having some pride here at Trask […]

Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Sept. 9. 2014 – The N.C. Coastal Federation is hosting the inaugural “Cruise for the Coast” to celebrate our estuaries and support the federation’s education programs. The three-hour cruise to Masonboro Island will depart from Carolina Beach on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. aboard the 65-foot Winner Cruise Queen.   On the island, participants can walk the beach with federation staff and Richard Cecelski of Carolina Ocean Studies. The return trip will be through Snow’s Cut, just in time for the sunset, and guests can enjoy music, complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages on the upper deck.   National Estuaries Day is an annual celebration that’s been held since 1988 to highlight the importance, beauty and vulnerability […]

Charlotte Hornets And Lowe’s To Donate $50,000 In Education Grants

Charlotte Hornets And Lowe’s To Donate $50,000 In Education Grants

Charlotte-Area Public Schools & Nonprofits Can Apply On Hornets.com   CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Lowe’s today announced they will award $50,000 for education-related projects in Mecklenburg County this fall as part of the longtime partners’ education grant program. For the second consecutive year, the grants will fund high-need projects at public schools and nonprofit education programs in the Charlotte area. Charlotte-area public schools (kindergarten through 12th grade) and all 501(c)(3) organizations that support public education in Mecklenburg County are eligible to apply for a grant at http://www.nba.com/hornets/2014-15-education-grant-application. The application period is open now and will run until Oct. 10. Proposals will be evaluated by a review panel established by the Hornets and Lowe’s, and grant […]

Carolina RailHawks Draw After Controversial Stoppage Time goal by Ottawa

Carolina RailHawks Draw After Controversial Stoppage Time goal by Ottawa

Two second-half goals not enough to propel the RailHawks to victory OTTAWA, CANADA Sept. 7, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (3W-1T-6L, 10pts) were moments away from leaving Ottawa victorious on Sunday afternoon, but were forced to settle for a draw after a controversial stoppage time goal by Ottawa Fury FC (1W-3T-5L, 6pts). Even though the RailHawks dominated possession and created multiple opportunities in the first half, it was Ottawa who open the scoring in the 24th minute of play with a goal by former RailHawks forward Tom Heinemann.  Despite being one goal down, the RailHawks came out strong in the second half. In the 61st minute of play, RailHawks midfielder Danny Barrera scored his first goal of the season. After a series of deflections in the box, Barrera found the ball […]

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

Four quarterfinals kick off postseason on Saturday night   TAMPA, FL Sept. 7, 2014 – The field for the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs was set on Sunday evening, with the top eight teams in the league standings set to face off for the league championship during the next three weeks. The playoffs kick off on Saturday, September 13 with all four quarterfinals as top-seeded Orlando City SC begins its quest for a third championship before joining Major League Soccer. No. 1 Orlando City SC vs. No. 8 Harrisburg City Islanders ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET The Lions went undefeated at home to claim their third regular season title, but will host a Harrisburg side that […]

Carolina Government

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 […]

Sneads Ferry Community Plan to host community workshop

Sneads Ferry Community Plan to host community workshop

SNEADS FERRY, NC August 5, 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 […]

Other News

Charlotte Hornets Forward Noah Vonleh Undergoes Successful Surgery

Charlotte Hornets Forward Noah Vonleh Undergoes Successful Surgery

CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 2, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets forward Noah Vonleh underwent successful surgery today to repair a sports hernia suffered in a recent workout.  The surgery was performed in Charlotte by Dr. B. Todd Henneford.  Vonleh is expected to miss approximately 6-8 weeks. The ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Vonleh was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Third Team All-Big Ten in 2013-14 at Indiana University after averaging 11.3 points, a Big Ten-high 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game. TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets (NBA) Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena.

Durham Bulls extend affiliation with Tampa Bay Rays

Durham Bulls extend affiliation with Tampa Bay Rays

Bulls, Rays to Continue Player Development Relationship Through 2018 DURHAM, NC Sept. 1, 2014 – During today’s regular season finale at the DBAP, the Durham Bulls announced the extension of their Player Development Contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, which will lengthen the Bulls’ affiliation with the Rays through the end of the 2018 season. The four-year contract comes on the heels of a four-year deal signed in August, 2009, that went in to effect after the 2010 season. In the last four years of the affiliation, the Bulls have captured three International League South Division titles and the 2013 Governors’ Cup Championship. The Rays have been Durham’s only affiliate since the team jumped to the Triple-A classification in 1998. […]

Carolina RailHawks Fail to Make Ground in the Race for The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Fail to Make Ground in the Race for The Championship

Lose to the Atlanta Silverbacks 2-0 CARY, NC August 30, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (3W-0T-6L, 9pts) fell to the Atlanta Silverbacks (3W-2T-3L, 11pts) 2-0 on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. This was the Silverbacks’ first ever victory against the RailHawks in the Triangle. In the first half, both teams got off to a sluggish start, as they fought for possession in the middle of the field, but neither team was able to create many dangerous opportunities.   Despite creating multiple opportunities at the beginning of the second half, the RailHawks were unable to break through Altlanta’s defense.   In the 63rd minute of play, Silverbacks midfielder Junior Sandoval ripped a tremendous shot from 30 yards out that left […]

Kurtis Turner’s Strike Before Midnight Gives South Carolina a 1-0 Win in Opener vs. Belmont

Kurtis Turner’s Strike Before Midnight Gives South Carolina a 1-0 Win in Opener vs. Belmont

Gamecocks host Clemson on Tuesday at 7 PM Boxscore: South Carolina vs Belmont men’s soccer (PDF) COLUMBIA, SC August 30, 2014 – With a couple of ticks left before midnight, South Carolina sophomore midfielder Kurtis Turner blasted home a goal to send the Gamecocks (1-0-0) a winner in their season-opening match against Belmont (0-1-0) on Friday night in front of the fourth-largest crowd at a men’s match in Stone Stadium history. Turner drove home the winner from 25 yards away, polishing off a rebound from junior midfielder Ryan Arambula after his shot was blocked near the top of the box. The Gamecocks had many chances, firing 26 shots, with eight coming on goal, compared to Belmont’s five that never threatened […]

College of Charleston Men’s Soccer Denied Upset Bid of No. 18 USCB

College of Charleston Men’s Soccer Denied Upset Bid of No. 18 USCB

Box Score | Photos DANIEL ISLAND, SC August 30, 2014  – The College of Charleston men’s soccer team saw its late comeback effort thwarted as the Cougars sought to upend No. 18 UC Santa Barbara in front of a raucous crowd of 1,237 fans  at Blackbaud Stadium as part of the Aaron Olitsky Memorial Classic on Friday evening. At the onset, the Cougars (0-1-0) surged forward and created the first scoring chances in the opening minutes, but as the first half took its shape the Gauchos proved the more offensive team. UCSB registered a pair of goals within 12 minutes of each other in the first half, both of which were initiated by the first-class boot of Preseason All-American and […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Wolff earns ninth win of the season (8-2) vs. Winston-Salem Dash

Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Wolff earns ninth win of the season (8-2) vs. Winston-Salem Dash

MYRTLE BEACH’S FIVE-RUN FIRST LEADS WAY TO VICTORY   MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 29, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the Winston-Salem Dash 8-2 on Friday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans decreased their magic number to two in order to clinch the second half Southern Division title. Myrtle Beach scored three runs before Dash starter Nick Blount recorded an out in Friday’s five-run first inning. The Pelicans led the rest of the way, and the lead never shrunk to fewer than four runs. The Pelicans (36-31, 80-55) opened up the contest in the first inning with five runs. Chris Grayson extended his hitting streak to six games, leading […]

Charleston RiverDogs at Augusta GreenJackets (Game 2 of this 4-game series)

Charleston RiverDogs at Augusta GreenJackets (Game 2 of this 4-game series)

Last RiverDogs Game: August 29th DAVIS STRIKES DOWN GREENJACKETS, 6-1 Rookie Davis bookends his 2014 campaign with road wins at Augusta AUGUSTA, GA August 29, 2014 – Rookie Davis posted a career-high nine strikeouts in a quality start,leading the Charleston RiverDogs to a 6-1 victory against the Augusta GreenJacketson Friday evening at Lake Olmstead Stadium inSouth Atlantic Leagueaction. MichaelO’Neill led the RiverDogs offense with three hits while also scoring a run and driving inanother.The RiverDogs jumped up to 36-31 in the second half and 69-68 overall. TheGreenJackets fell to 27-40 and 61-74, respectively. Charleston evened the seasonseries at eight wins apiece and garnered a 1-0 edge in this four-game series.Davis wrapped up his third career quality start with a phenomenal […]

Rookie Davis Strikes Down Augusta GreenJackets, 6-1

Rookie Davis Strikes Down Augusta GreenJackets, 6-1

Rookie Davis bookends his 2014 campaign with road wins at Augusta Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1u6P6G4 AUGUSTA, GA August 29, 2014 – Rookie Davis posted a career-high nine strikeouts in a quality start, leading the Charleston RiverDogs to a 6-1 victory against the Augusta GreenJackets on Friday evening at Lake Olmstead Stadium in South Atlantic League action. Michael O’Neill led the RiverDogs offense with three hits while also scoring a run and driving in another. The RiverDogs jumped up to 36-31 in the second half and 69-68 overall. The GreenJackets fell to 27-40 and 61-74, respectively. Charleston evened the season series at eight wins apiece and garnered a 1-0 edge in this four-game series. In the first inning, the GreenJackets grabbed a […]

2014-15 Waterfowl Seasons, Bag Limits, Other Limits Set in North Carolina

2014-15 Waterfowl Seasons, Bag Limits, Other Limits Set in North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC August 29, 2014 – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set season dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2014-15 waterfowl and extended falconry seasons. Beginning Sept. 1, hunters can apply for permit waterfowl hunts online, by visiting a wildlife service agent or by calling 888-248-6834, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Application deadline for the majority of waterfowl permit hunts is Oct. 1. Information on all late-season waterfowl permit hunting opportunities, including locations, dates and quotas, will be available on the agency’s website Sept. 1. The following are the 2014-15 bag limits, shooting hours and season dates for waterfowl seasons occurring after Sept. 30. Possession limits are three times the daily bag unless otherwise […]

Charleston RiverDogs vs Augusta GreenJackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, GA

Charleston RiverDogs vs Augusta GreenJackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, GA

Augusta GreenJackets (27-39, 61-73) vs Charleston RiverDogs (35-31, 68-68) Lake Olmstead Stadium – Augusta, GA 7:00 PM – Friday, August 29th, 2014 LHP Christian Jones (5-8, 3.49 ERA) Today’s Starters RHP Rookie Davis (6-8, 5.10 ERA) Last RiverDogs Game: August 28th NIEBLA LIFTS RIVERDOGS TO SHUTOUT IN HOME FINALE Charleston’s 10-run victory attended by a sellout crowd CHARLESTON, SC August 28, 2014 – The Charleston RiverDogs treated a sellout crowd of 5,579 fans with a 10-0 shutout over the Greenville Drive in Charleston’s home finale on Thursday night in South Atlantic League action. Luis Niebla fired a personal-best seven scoreless innings while striking out seven to tie a career high. The RiverDogs improved to 35-31 in the second half and […]

Luis Niebla Lifts Charleston RiverDogs to Shutout in Home Finale

Luis Niebla Lifts Charleston RiverDogs to Shutout in Home Finale

Charleston’s 10-run victory attended by a sellout crowd to close its home schedule Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1paZ8RT CHARLESTON, SC August 28, 2014 – The Charleston RiverDogs treated a sellout crowd of 5,579 fans with a 10-0 shutout victory over the Greenville Drive in Charleston’s home finale on Thursday night in South Atlantic League action. Luis Niebla fired a personal-best seven scoreless innings while striking out seven to tie a career high. The RiverDogs improved to 35-31 in the second half and 68-68 overall. The Drive slid to 23-43 this half and 57-78 this season. Charleston won this three-game series by a 2-1 margin. Charleston’s crowd of 5,579 fans was the largest attendance for a regular season home finale in at least […]

NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Atlanta Silverbacks

NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Atlanta Silverbacks

RailHawks Host Silverbacks in NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3   CARY, NC August 29, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (3W-0T-5L, 9pts) return to NASL action on Saturday August 30th to take on southern rival, Atlanta Silverbacks (2W-2T-3L, 8pts) at WakeMed Soccer Park. Saturday’s match-up is schedule to kick-off at 7:30pm and will be featured as the NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3. The RailHawks currently sit in fourth place in the NASL Combined Standings after winning three of their last five games. The top four teams qualify to the Championship (the league’s four-team post-season tournament). The RailHawks most recent victory was this past weekend in Florida when they defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0. Since the inception […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

Playoffs in sight, Wilmington edges up in rankings WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled to host Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. Looking to clinch one of the final four playoff positions, the Hammerheads recently moved into seventh place after claiming a 3-1 victory over league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday night. TICKETS: Wilmington Hammerheads FC (USL PRO) This will be the second time Wilmington and Sacramento meet on the pitch in just over a week after Republic FC hosted the Hammerheads and took a 2-0 victory on the West Coast in front of sold-out crowd at Bonney Field. Thomas Stewart opened the scoring in the […]

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC clinched a 3-1 victory over league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday night at Legion Stadium. The recent victory pushes Wilmington into seventh place in the league rankings as they continue to compete for one of the remaining playoff positions. The Hammerheads entered Thursday’s contest following a string of matches on the West Coast that brought home their first victory since mid-July. Wilmington put the pressure on Orlando within minutes after Philadelphia Union loanee Corben Bone put the ball in the net past goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo in the 3rd minute. Orlando responded with several opportunities as they tried to balance the attempts taken on goal by Wilmington, but none found the […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ blunders lead to loss in extras

Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ blunders lead to loss in extras

DAVID LYON GOES 3-FOR-3, HOME RUN SHY OF CYCLE   MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 28, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, suffered the loss 4-3 to the Winston-Salem Dash in an eleven-inning game on Thursday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans decreased their magic number to three games in order to clinch the second half Southern Division title, as the Salem Red Sox lost to the Frederick Keys. David Lyon was a home run away from the cycle in Thursday’s contest. After a scoreless first, the Dash (29-37, 59-76) picked up a leadoff double from Keon Barnum in the second inning. With two outs, Pelicans’ starter Chad James thenhit a […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans put four on Postseason All-Star Team, Gallo named MVP

Myrtle Beach Pelicans put four on Postseason All-Star Team, Gallo named MVP

GALLO NAMED MVP; ALFARO, GARIA, AND WILLIAMS ALSO MAKE ROSTER MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 28, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are pleased to announce that four Pelicans have been named to the Carolina League Year-End All-Star team, and slugging third baseman Joey Gallo has also been named league MVP, despite a call-up to Double-A before the All-Star Break. The Pelicans, tied with the Potomac Nationals, had the most players named to the team, as catcher Jorge Alfaro and outfielders Chris Garia and Nick Williams also made the All-Star roster. Gallo still leads the league in homers with 21, doing so in just 58 games with the Birds. Gallo, 20, won Carolina League […]

No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks Topped by No. 21 Texas A&M, 52-28

No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks Topped by No. 21 Texas A&M, 52-28

Jones grabs career-high 113 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions Final Stats COLUMBIA, SC August 28, 2014 – No. 9 South Carolina saw its 18-game home winning streak end tonight to No. 21 Texas A&M, 52-28 at Williams-Brice Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.  Aggie sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill passed for a school record 511 yards and three touchdowns. Senior quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for 366 yards and four touchdowns and senior wide receiver Nick Jones had a career-high 113 yards receiving and two touchdowns. On a third-and five on the opening drive, Hill stepped up in the pocket to create time and found an open Ricky Seals-Jones over the middle where he weaved his way […]

College of Charleston Cougars Men’s Soccer Ignites Historic Campaign

College of Charleston Cougars Men’s Soccer Ignites Historic Campaign

  Friday, August 29 Stats   Video 5 p.m. Furman vs. Seattle www.CofCStats.com  n/a 7:30 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at CofC www.CofCStats.com Charleston Network Sunday, August 31 12 p.m. Furman vs UC Santa Barbara www.CofCStats.com  n/a 2:30 p.m. Seattle at CofC www.CofCStats.com Charleston Network   CHARLESTON, SC August 28, 2014 – The College of Charleston men’s soccer team is set to begin its 40th season of competitive soccer with the Aaron Olitsky Memorial Classic which will draw CofC, No. 18 UC Santa Barbara, Seattle and Furman to Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island for a fully-slated Labor Day weekend. CofC Men’s Soccer Weekend Preview OPENING THOUGHTS… Head Coach Ralph Lundy: “Santa Barbara year in and year out are in the top […]

Tough Non-Conference, CAA Slate Ahead For CofC Cougars

Tough Non-Conference, CAA Slate Ahead For CofC Cougars

Click Here For 2014-15 CofC Men’s Basketball Schedule   CHARLESTON, SC August 28, 2014 – The College of Charleston men’s basketball team will face a tough non-conference and Colonial Athletic Association slate during the upcoming 2014-15 season including eight opponents which advanced to postseason play a year ago. The Cougars will host NCAA Division III opponent Emory (Ga.) University in an exhibition game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, at noon (ET) at TD Arena. The Eagles advanced to the Elite Eight in 2014.   CofC will then rekindle an old Southern Conference rivalry in its official season opener at Furman on Friday, Nov. 14, in Greenville, S.C., followed by its home opener against Gardner-Webb on Monday, Nov. 17, at TD […]

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

2014-15 UNCW Seahawks Men’s Basketball Schedule (PDF) WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – UNCW men’s basketball skipper Kevin Keatts will carry his revamped team to challenging venues at Louisville and Minnesota early in 2014-15 to prepare for an 18-game Colonial Athletic Association schedule that features several of the league’s heavyweights in the first month of the new year. The energetic Keatts took over the helm of the program last April and has hit the ground running, restocking the roster, conducting summer and preseason workouts, and assembling a competitive non-conference schedule to go along with the grueling CAA slate. “We were looking for a good way to challenge the guys before the conference schedule and we’ve accomplished that,” said Keatts, who […]