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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” […]

Theatre In The Park Presents The World Premiere of Somewhere In Between

Theatre In The Park Presents The World Premiere of Somewhere In Between

Bio – AE Pender (PDF) RALEIGH, NC, August 26, 2014 – Theatre In The Park closes its 2014 season with the world premiere of Raleigh playwright, Adrienne Earle Pender’s Somewhere In Between. The play focuses on McKenna – a young woman who, with the recent passing of her husband, finds herself on an emotional journey as friends and family pull her in different directions.  As she tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, it is the arrival of a stranger with a secret who McKenna seems to be able to connect with the most.  Twists are turned and shocking secrets are revealed as McKenna discovers the truth lies somewhere in between. Somewhere In Between explores grief, race, […]

Farm Aid Invites Fans to Connect on the #Road2FarmAid and Through the Official Concert Mobile App

Farm Aid Invites Fans to Connect on the #Road2FarmAid and Through the Official Concert Mobile App

RALEIGH, NC August 26, 2014 — Farm Aid announced today the return of the #Road2FarmAid and the official Farm Aid 2014 concert mobile app, which is now available for iPhone and Android devices. Farm Aid 2014 Tickets and more tickets… Back for the second year in a row, fans can kick off their Farm Aid 2014 concert experience with the #Road2FarmAid on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The #Road2FarmAid invites posts from people who are attending the Farm Aid 2014 concert and anyone wanting to share their own vision for strong farm and food communities. Participants who tag their photos and videos on social media sites could win Farm Aid 2014 T-shirts and be entered to win a grand prize […]

Drag Bingo at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

Drag Bingo at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

CARY, NC August 26, 2014 – Drag Bingo is a fabulous fundraising event that involves the generous participation of volunteers, sponsors, and a multitude of bingo heroes. While this event takes place about seven times a year, this will be the first time Booth Amphitheatre will serve as host venue. Bingo enthusiasts are known to scramble to buy tickets for this event so don’t delay!  If you love a good game of bingo and equally love to be entertained, you will want to be with us on October 11 and watch as the BVD’s (Bingo Verifying Divas) dazzle the crowd with their outrageous costumes, hairstyles and performances centered around the “silly” game of bingo! Proceeds to benefit the Alliance of […]

“A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier” Summer Living History Program at Bentonville Battlefield Aug. 23

“A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier” Summer Living History Program at Bentonville Battlefield Aug. 23

FOUR OAKS, NC August 22, 2014 – The sounds of artillery and musket fire will once again ring out at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site. The annual summer living history program, “A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier,”will be held Saturday, Aug. 23. Costumed living historians will demonstrate how soldiers made meals, maintained their weapons, equipment and uniforms, trained for battle, withstood the weather and much more. This free program will feature musket demonstrations at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and artillery firings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Visitors can visit a Civil War soldier’s camp and discover what role the enlisted man played in battle. Re-enactors from the Co. D 27th […]

Sports

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 […]

TYGA announces the TYGA Tots Tournament Program

TYGA announces the TYGA Tots Tournament Program

WEST END, NC August 27, 2014 – The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA), a division of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA), is proud to announce the expansion of its junior golf tournament program.  TYGA has created a new series of one day events for junior girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 11 years of age called the TYGA Tots. These events will be conducted across NC and will consist of 9-hole tournaments played under a modified Stableford scoring system. TYGA and CGA are dedicated to playing within the USGA Rules of Golf.  For this reason TYGA TOTS will use the modified Stableford scoring method which allows juniors to learn how to play the game within the Rules […]

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” […]

Oliver Schniederjans wins Mark H McCormack Medal as leading amateur

Oliver Schniederjans wins Mark H McCormack Medal as leading amateur

ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND August 28, 2014 – Oliver Schniederjans has won the Mark H McCormack Medal as the number one-ranked player in the 2014 World Amateur Golf RankingTM. The 21-year-old from Powder Springs, Georgia has enjoyed an excellent season, amassing five wins in his third year in college golf. The Georgia Tech student also finished second in the NCAA Championship and NCAA Raleigh Regional. Schniederjans reached the third round of last week’s U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club and was selected for the American Palmer Cup team which faced Europe at Walton Heath in June. Although Europe triumphed by 18 ½ to 11 ½, Schniederjans was his team’s highest points scorer winning three points from a possible four. As […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans cruise, need four wins to clinch second half

Myrtle Beach Pelicans cruise, need four wins to clinch second half

DE LEON HITS FIRST CAROLINA LEAGUE HOME RUN MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 27, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, crushed the Winston-Salem Dash 16-5 on Wednesday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans decreased their magic number to four games in order to clinch the second half Southern Division title. The Birds registered 19 hits on the evening and hit two homers for the third straight game. Luis Mendez, Preston Beck, and Chris Grayson all turned in three-hit performances in the rout of the Dash, and shortstop Michael De Leon hit his first long ball as a Pelican. The Pelicans (35-30, 79-54) scored first in the contest. Graysonhit a triple off […]

Conservation

North Carolina Dove Hunting Season Starts Monday, Sept. 1

North Carolina Dove Hunting Season Starts Monday, Sept. 1

RALEIGH, NC August 26, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters that the dove hunting season opens Monday, Sept. 1, and to be safe throughout the season for these popular game birds. Shooting hours are half-hour before sunrise to sunset for the entire season, including opening day. The 2014-15 season for mourning and white-winged dove is Sept. 1 – Oct. 11 and Nov. 27 – Jan. 15. Daily bag limit is 15 and possession limit is 45. “Opening day is a Monday, not a traditional Saturday,” said Kate Pipkin, Wildlife Commission rules biologist. “Although many hunters prefer the season to open the Saturday prior to Labor Day, federal guidelines do not allow states to open migratory game bird […]

42 States At-Risk for Earthquake: Residents Should Prepare Now

42 States At-Risk for Earthquake: Residents Should Prepare Now

TALLAHASSEE, FL August 24, 2014 – The 6.0 magnitude earthquake in California today is a stark reminder for the more than 42 U.S. states at-risk for earthquakes to take action to prevent injuries, post-earthquake fires, and property damage before the ground shakes. The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes offers step-by-step instructions to protect your home and family from earthquakes in this how-to video, Look up, Look Around, Look Down. Look Up 1.Support ceiling fans and light pendants with the use of bracing wire secured to a screw eye embedded at least an inch into the ceiling joist. 2.Brace masonry chimneys back to the roof joists or reinforce roof sheathing to protect the home from falling masonry. Look Around 3.Anchor the tops of bookcases, […]

“A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier” Summer Living History Program at Bentonville Battlefield Aug. 23

“A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier” Summer Living History Program at Bentonville Battlefield Aug. 23

FOUR OAKS, NC August 22, 2014 – The sounds of artillery and musket fire will once again ring out at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site. The annual summer living history program, “A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier,”will be held Saturday, Aug. 23. Costumed living historians will demonstrate how soldiers made meals, maintained their weapons, equipment and uniforms, trained for battle, withstood the weather and much more. This free program will feature musket demonstrations at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and artillery firings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Visitors can visit a Civil War soldier’s camp and discover what role the enlisted man played in battle. Re-enactors from the Co. D 27th […]

Rare Civil War artifact returns to Hatteras for permanent exhibit at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Rare Civil War artifact returns to Hatteras for permanent exhibit at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

HATTERAS, NC August 21, 2014 – Through the generosity of the Keith Family Foundation, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum has acquired the silk ensign from the USS Monticello.  It is one of only three silk naval flags from this period known to exist and is the only one with the name of the ship, “Monticello”, and that of her commander, “Lieut. Daniel L. Braine” embroidered along the hoist. USS Monticello, a 655-ton wooden, screw-steamer, was built at Mystic, Connecticut, in 1859 for commercial use. Chartered by the Navy in May 1861, she was named Star for a few weeks and then resumed her original name, Monticello. She was purchased by the Navy in September 1861. Her Civil War service is impressive, involving active employment in […]

Fire in the Pines at Halyburton Park in Wilmington

Fire in the Pines at Halyburton Park in Wilmington

FIRE IN THE PINES EVENT Saturday, October 11     11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th Street Fire in the Pines event will be held at Halyburton Park.   The event is free and will be held rain or shine The event will include: Demonstration of Controlled Burn Live Blue Grass Music Hayride around the park Guided hike Educational Booths Scavenger Hunt Live Animals Games and Crafts   For more information, call 341.0075 or visit www.fireinthepines.org

National Register Adds 12 North Carolina Historic Places

National Register Adds 12 North Carolina Historic Places

RALEIGH, NC August 21, 2014 – The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 12 individual properties and districts across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The properties below were reviewed by the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee and were subsequently approved by the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer and forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register. “The textile industry shaped many of our downtowns, and it’s clear that our country values that manufacturing and industry history,” Governor Pat McCrory said. “Districts and properties such as these contribute to tourism in our state, and the vast array of revival-style houses the Register has chosen to recognize show […]

South Carolina

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 […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans cruise, need four wins to clinch second half

Myrtle Beach Pelicans cruise, need four wins to clinch second half

DE LEON HITS FIRST CAROLINA LEAGUE HOME RUN MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 27, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, crushed the Winston-Salem Dash 16-5 on Wednesday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans decreased their magic number to four games in order to clinch the second half Southern Division title. The Birds registered 19 hits on the evening and hit two homers for the third straight game. Luis Mendez, Preston Beck, and Chris Grayson all turned in three-hit performances in the rout of the Dash, and shortstop Michael De Leon hit his first long ball as a Pelican. The Pelicans (35-30, 79-54) scored first in the contest. Graysonhit a triple off […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Opens 2014 Season On Thursday Vs. Texas A&M

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Opens 2014 Season On Thursday Vs. Texas A&M

Kickoff set for 6 p.m. on the SEC Network South Carolina Gamecocks vs Texas A&M Aggies football Gamenotes (PDF) COLUMBIA, SC August 28, 2014 – The 2014 South Carolina football season gets underway Thursday, August 28, when the Gamecocks begin SEC action against Texas A&M. It’s the first gridiron meeting between the two schools. The 6 p.m. ET game will be televised nationally by the SEC Network with Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer in the booth and Kaylee Hartung and Maria Taylor on the sidelines. Westwood One has the national radio broadcast with John Sadak handling the play-by-play and Chris Doering providing the color commentary. Todd Ellis and Tommy Suggs handle the call for the Gamecock Radio Network with Langston […]

Clemson Tigers Football Practice Report August 27 , 2014

Clemson Tigers Football Practice Report August 27 , 2014

By: Clemson Athletic Communications CLEMSON, SC August 27, 2014 — Wednesday, the Clemson Tigers had their final physical practice in preparation for the season opener at Georgia on Saturday night. The Tigers worked for over two hours on the practice fields behind the indoor facility. They will have one final practice on Thursday, but won’t be in full pads. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers Football Georgia’s fight song played over the P.A. system for much of the practice as the Tigers attempt to simulate the environment they will experience on Saturday night when over 90,000 fans will be in attendance. “We do that for the offense,” said head coach Dabo Swinney. “It isn’t a problem for the defense. It will be quiet when […]

South Carolina Gamecocks make final preparations

South Carolina Gamecocks make final preparations

South Carolina Football Tuesday Practice Report COLUMBIA, SC August 26, 2014 – Tbe South Carolina football team is putting the finishing touches on their game preparations for the 2014 season opener. The No. 9 Gamecocks will host No 21 Texas A&M on Thursday, August 28. Game time is set for 6 p.m. ET at a sold-out Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football (SEC Football) Following Tuesday’s practice, defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said that sophomore Jonathan Walton would get the nod at WILL linebacker over projected starter Skai Moore, although Moore would play early. “You just got to make sure he does what he was supposed to do when you ask him to do something,” said Ward of […]

Greenville Drive Scores in Final Inning to Top Charleston RiverDogs

Greenville Drive Scores in Final Inning to Top Charleston RiverDogs

Greenville takes series opener with unearned run during ninth inning Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1taw4Sa CHARLESTON, SC August 26, 2014 – An error and a passed ball helped the Greenville Drive score the winning run in the ninth inning of the Drive’s 2-1 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs on Tuesday evening in front of 3,314 fans at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in South Atlantic League action. The RiverDogs dropped to 33-31 in the second half and 66-68 overall. The Drive rose to 23-41 and 57-76, respectively. Greenville also took a 1-0 lead in this three-game series. Tzu-Wei Lin delivered a triple in the third inning to give Greenville a 1-0 lead. Cole Sturgeon extended the frame with a two-out walk against […]

North Carolina

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 […]

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” – […]

TYGA announces the TYGA Tots Tournament Program

TYGA announces the TYGA Tots Tournament Program

WEST END, NC August 27, 2014 – The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA), a division of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA), is proud to announce the expansion of its junior golf tournament program.  TYGA has created a new series of one day events for junior girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 11 years of age called the TYGA Tots. These events will be conducted across NC and will consist of 9-hole tournaments played under a modified Stableford scoring system. TYGA and CGA are dedicated to playing within the USGA Rules of Golf.  For this reason TYGA TOTS will use the modified Stableford scoring method which allows juniors to learn how to play the game within the Rules […]

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” […]

Carolina RailHawks to Host Fourth Annual Kicks for Kids Night

Carolina RailHawks to Host Fourth Annual Kicks for Kids Night

Charitable Night benefiting families is presented with PNC Bank CARY, NC August 27, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks’ Spread Your Wings Charity, Inc will host the Fourth Annual ‘Kicks for Kids’ Night presented by PNC Bank and sponsored by Duke Energy on Saturday, September 20th when the RailHawks host The New York Cosmos. Spread Your Wings Charity teams up with various local charities including the American Diabetes Association, Boys and Girls Club, North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals and other local non-profits on ‘Kicks for Kids’ Night to provide youth and their families the opportunity to experience a RailHawks game and soccer clinic. “Kicks for Kids Night is a program that resonates with soccer passionate community leaders and Is the […]

North Carolina Museum of Art Volunteers Win Two Paintings in Auction

North Carolina Museum of Art Volunteers Win Two Paintings in Auction

Paintings will be on view in upcoming Small Treasures exhibition RALEIGH, NC August 27, 2014 — The Volunteer Board of the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) recently won two paintings by Dutch Golden Age painter Jacob van Toorenvliet in a Bonhams auction. The paintings—A Bearded Man Holding a Pipe and A Woman Holding a Basket of Eggs (below)—will be added to the NCMA’s permanent collection and featured in the NCMA’s fall exhibition Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries. These are the first works from the Leiden school to enter the Museum’s permanent collection. The two paintings will be on view in Small Treasures, which opens October 11, 2014. The exhibition is the first exhibition to focus exclusively […]

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

Wilmington Hammerheads Host League-Leader Orlando City

Wilmington Hammerheads Host League-Leader Orlando City

WILMINGTON, NC August 27, 2014 – After adding four points to the league standings in a race for one of the final four playoff spots, Wilmington Hammerheads FC returns from the West Coast to host Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. All tickets dated July 3 will be honored due to prior rescheduling. Orlando City ended Wilmington’s nine-game unbeaten streak earlier in the season following a 2-0 victory after meeting on the pitch at ESPN Wide World of Sports in July.   League-leader Orlando City has claimed a spot in playoffs and are looking to accept the title of regular season champions as they close out the season. Midfielder Kevin Molino […]

North Carolina Aquarium open Labor Day

North Carolina Aquarium open Labor Day

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC August 27, 2014 – The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is open normal operating hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., throughout the Labor Day weekend. Dive shows, live animal encounters, feeding presentations and other programs are offered throughout the day, free with admission. Also free with admission: Dinosaur Adventure, featuring seven species of prehistoric creatures that move and call. This fun blast from the past has been extended through the first week of November. Winging It – Birds in Flight is presented daily at 1 p.m. in Big Rock Theater. Tickets are $2 per person. Behind the scenes tours and outdoor adventures such as stand-up paddle-boarding and a kayak/canoe excursion are offered at various […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans move past Salem Dash with victory

Myrtle Beach Pelicans move past Salem Dash with victory

DE LEON DRIVES IN GO-AHEAD RUN IN HIS PELICANS DEBUT   MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 26, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the Winston Salem Dash 7-2 on Tuesday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Michael De Leon went 1-4 in his Class A-Advanced debut; his RBI single in the sixth inning put the Birds ahead for good. With Tuesday’s win, Myrtle Beach moved ahead of the Salem Red Sox, giving the team a one game lead in the second half Southern Division standings. The Pelicans (34-30, 78-54) wasted no time getting on the board. Chris Grayson hit a first-pitch leadoff home run off of Dash starter, Tyler Danish.  The home […]

Charlotte Hornets Replica Jerseys To Go On Sale This Week

Charlotte Hornets Replica Jerseys To Go On Sale This Week

Replica Jerseys Available To General Public On Thursday At Hornets Fan Shop CHARLOTTE, NC August 26, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets replica jerseys will go on sale for the first time this week at the Hornets Fan Shop at Time Warner Cable Arena, culminating with a public on-sale at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 28.  Season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase the jerseys in an exclusive presale window on Wednesday night, while fans who follow the Hornets on social media will receive a special offer for early entry to the store on Thursday morning beginning at 8 a.m. The Hornets Fan Shop will be the first place selling replica jerseys and will stay open with special hours […]

Darlington Raceway’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 moving back to Labor Day Weekend in 2015

Darlington Raceway’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 moving back to Labor Day Weekend in 2015

Tickets may be purchased now by calling 866-459-7223 or visiting DarlingtonRaceway.com Renewal customers will be guaranteed seats and camping in 2015   DARLINGTON, SC August 26, 2014 ­ Darlington Raceway and NASCAR officials announced that stock car racing will return to the track Too Tough To Tame on Labor Day weekend in 2015. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 will compete on Sunday, Sept. 6. The NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 5 (official start times TBA). Both races are scheduled to be broadcast on NBC. The move back to Labor Day is a direct result of the tireless efforts by officials from Darlington Raceway, International Speedway Corporation (ISC […]

An interview with Clemson Football Head Coach Dabo Swinney

An interview with Clemson Football Head Coach Dabo Swinney

CLEMSON, SC August 26, 2014: COACH SWINNEY: Well, it’s finally here. I know everybody is excited to get the season going, and I know I am. It’s exciting to get this first week here. Seems like it’s been an extra long camp for whatever reason, so really glad to get to game week. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers Football (ACC Football) I’m excited to see our team play. You know, just looking forward to seeing where we are. You can only get so far from an evaluation standpoint in practice, and you know, at some point, you’ve got to go play and kind of take that next step in the evaluation of just where you are and then grow and make adjustments […]

Charlotte Eagles’ Wells Thompson Named USL PRO Player of the Week

Charlotte Eagles’ Wells Thompson Named USL PRO Player of the Week

Pair of goals led Eagles past Orlando, boosted playoff prospects   TAMPA, FL August 26, 2014 – USL PRO named its Team of the Week for Week 23 of the 2014 season on Tuesday as Charlotte Eagles forward Wells Thompson was named Player of the Week. Thompson scored both goals in the Eagles’ 2-0 victory against Orlando City SC on Thursday night, which provided a major boost to the 2013 USL PRO Championship Finalist’s playoff prospects. Thompson scored twice in the final 15 minutes against the Lions to earn the Eagles a crucial three points. The first came in the 77th minute as he picked up a pass from Zak Boggs and fired home into the far corner from the […]

New XYCAST Stadium Technology Delivers Rich, Interactive, Game-Time Content to College Football Fans

New XYCAST Stadium Technology Delivers Rich, Interactive, Game-Time Content to College Football Fans

Select Fans At Five Elite College Football Stadiums Will Be Chosen To Receive Custom Game-Time Content On Their Mobile Phones   ATLANTA, GA August 26, 2014 – Atlanta-based, XYCAST, is revolutionizing the live sports and entertainment industry. Starting this month, select sports venues will broadcast customized video highlights, photos, stats, play-by-play analysis, interactive games and more, via an app on a mobile phone. “This technology is the equivalent of an interactive personal jumbotron delivering a custom broadcast simultaneous to the live event,” says Bruce Cox, chief executive officer of XYCAST. “The XYCAST platform is valuable technology that teams and venue owners will use as a tool to enhance the fan experience before, during and after the game. Programming can be […]

Tori Andreski Named ACC & National Player of the Week

Tori Andreski Named ACC & National Player of the Week

CLEMSON, SC August 26, 2014 – Two days after recording her first career hat trick, sophomore forward Tori Andreski has been named NCAA D1 Women’s Disney Soccer/NSCAA Player of the Week and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for her performance during the week of Aug. 18-24. Andreski recorded four goals and one assist for nine points in two games last week, helping the Tigers to wins over Auburn (2-1) and Winthrop (7-0) to open the 2014 regular season. The native of Wilkesboro, N.C. netted one goal against SEC-foe Auburn on Friday, and posted a hat trick, along with one assist, versus the Eagles on Sunday.   The seven points against Winthrop moved Andreski into a tie for fifth […]

South Carolina Gamecocks just days away from opener

South Carolina Gamecocks just days away from opener

Carolina Football Practice Report COLUMBIA, SC August 24, 2014 – The South Carolina football team continued preparations for Thursday’s season opener against Texas A&M by working out for two hours at the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds” on Sunday afternoon. Linebackers coach Kirk Botkin said that the competition between T.J. Holloman and Kaiwan Lewis is still tight, with Holloman holding a slight edge. “He has just brought a little more of a physical presence,” said Botkin. “He’s always been really good in pass coverage and has some great ball skills. He’s just been a little bit more physical in his play and a little more consistent. Against spread teams, we like (Holloman) a little better. Kaiwan does a good job too. […]

Clemson Tigers Knock Off UNC Asheville 2-0 in Final Exhibition

Clemson Tigers Knock Off UNC Asheville 2-0 in Final Exhibition

ASHEVILLE, NC August 23, 2014 – The Clemson men’s soccer team defeated UNC Asheville 2-0 in its final exhibition contest of the season Saturday night. The game was played at the Carolina Day School Soccer Complex in Asheville. Iman Mafi scored both Tiger goals in the first half. The first came in the 34th minute off an assist from junior T.J. Casner. Mafi’s second score was six minutes later, in the 40th minute, and was an unassisted goal for the sophomore midfielder. Mike Noonan Postgame vs. UNC Asheville, 8/23/14 As was the case with Clemson’s first exhibition contest, a victory over UAB, the teams played a practice round of penalty kicks at the conclusion of regulation. The Bulldogs came out on top in […]

Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins Now Available at Riley Park

Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins Now Available at Riley Park

First-ever curved coins honor National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum CHARLESTON, SC August 23, 2014 – The 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY has already featured its annual induction ceremony and a visit from President Barack Obama. The United States Mint also partnered with the Hall of Fame to create its first set of curved coins in recognition of this anniversary, and the Charleston RiverDogs are offering their fans and Lowcountry numismatists a chance to own this special keepsake. While supplies last, the Charleston RiverDogs are now selling 75th Anniversary Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin packages at the Souvenir Store inside Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park and on-line at www.riverdogs.com. These […]

Carolina RailHawks Win Crucial Match on the Road over Tampa Bay Rowdies

Carolina RailHawks Win Crucial Match on the Road over Tampa Bay Rowdies

Defeat the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 ST. PETESBURG, FL (August 23, 2014) – A late goal by midfielder Tiyi Shipalane was all the Carolina RailHawks (3W-0T-5L, 9pts) needed to defeat the Tampa Bay Rowdies (3W-0T-3L, 9pts) 1-0 and earn 3 valuable points on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium in Florida. “We are delighted with the win,” said RailHawks Head Coach Colin Clarke. “It has been a tough couple of weeks for us losing some heartbreakers at home – we also had a tough time on the road this season, but we now have two road wins in a row. We needed this win and I think we deserved it.”   The first half is one that both team would […]

‘Dogs Rally for 3-2 Extra-Inning Victory at Rome

‘Dogs Rally for 3-2 Extra-Inning Victory at Rome

Wild pitches plate winning run after late Charleston runs force extra innings Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1p3aCXD ROME, GA August 23, 2014 – Facing a two-run deficit after seven innings, the Charleston RiverDogs came from behind to take a 3-2 win against the Rome Braves in 11 innings at State Mutual Stadium in South Atlantic League action. Charleston scored in the eighth and ninth innings to tie the contest before a trio of wild pitches allowed Abiatal Avelino to score the winning run in the 11th. The RiverDogs rose to 33-29 in the second half and 66-66 overall. It was also Charleston’s first victory when trailing after eight innings this season. The Braves dropped to 28-34 and 52-80, respectively as the series […]

Mother nature, error takes game from Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Mother nature, error takes game from Myrtle Beach Pelicans

TWO UNEARNED RUNS UPEND BIRDS IN SIX-INNING GAME   LYNCHBURG, VA August 23, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, suffered a rain-shortened 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Lynchburg Hillcats on Saturday night at Calvin Falwell Field. The Birds allowed two unearned runs in the fourth, the game was delayed in the sixth, and ultimately called due to inclement weather. Both starting pitchers worked out of jams in the early going. Blair Walters of Lynchburg allowed a first-inning walk, surrendered two runners in the second and three in the third, but avoided a run from coming across. The best early chance for the Pelicans (32-29, 76-53) came in the second.   Christopher […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Men’s Soccer Fights for Tie at Furman, 2-2

South Carolina Gamecocks Men’s Soccer Fights for Tie at Furman, 2-2

South Carolina begins its regular season on Friday at home against Belmont GREENVILLE, SC August 23, 2014 – The South Carolina men’s soccer team came away with a 2-2 draw at Furman on Saturday night, the final exhibition match of 2014 for the Gamecocks. “Our team showed a lot of character tonight,” said Gamecock head men’s soccer coach Mark Berson, “coming from behind twice on the road against a good opponent. Again, we gave up a penalty, and we need to stop making mistakes that are costly for us. But the attacking power that we showed in the second half and the fight was exceptional. Overall, there is a lot for us to build from going into Friday night’s opener.” […]

BMW Team RLL Qualifies 2nd and 4th at Virginia International Raceway: Auberlen P2, Müller P4

BMW Team RLL Qualifies 2nd and 4th at Virginia International Raceway: Auberlen P2, Müller P4

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 23, 2014 . . . Bill Auberlen equaled his season’s-best qualifying effort today at Virginia International Raceway, driving the No. 55 BMW Team RLL Z4 to the outside front row starting position for tomorrow’s 2.75-hour TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Oak Tree Grand Prix. His lap of 1:44.053 minutes around the 3.27-mile, 17-turn VIR circuit was only .256 seconds behind the pole-sitting Ferrari. The entire class was separated by only 1.015 seconds. Auberlen and co-driver Andy Priaulx currently stand fourth in GTLM driver points. Dirk Müller qualified the No. 56 BMW Z4 in the fourth position, only .023 seconds behind Auberlen, with a time of 1:44.076 minutes. Müller and co-driver John Edwards, pole winner at the […]

ECU Pirates Soccer Falls to No. 14 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2-0

ECU Pirates Soccer Falls to No. 14 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2-0

Pirates Draw 883 Fans, Set New Stadium Attendance Record In Season Opener ECU vs SC Gamecocks women’s soccer BoxScore 08/22/2014 (PDF) GREENVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 – In front of a record crowd of 883 fans, the East Carolina women’s soccer team fell victim to a pair of set-piece goals as 14th-ranked South Carolina picked up a 2-0 victory on Friday evening at Johnson Stadium. The final attendance number tops the 853 total from the stadiums inaugural game on Aug. 19, 2011 against the Gamecocks.   “South Carolina is a very good team and they made us work defensively,” head coach Rob Donnenwirth said after the game. “I thought we played a little nervous at times and our touches were […]

Taylor Leach Powers No. 14 South Carolina to 2-0 Season-Opening Win

Taylor Leach Powers No. 14 South Carolina to 2-0 Season-Opening Win

Senior defender scores two set piece goals in shutout victory. Box Score | Printable Box Score GREENVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 – Senior centerback Taylor Leach netted a pair of second-half goals to give No. 14 South Carolina a 2-0 win in the season opener at East Carolina on Friday night in Johnson Soccer Stadium. The Gamecocks kept possession for most of the first half, and the few times the Pirates moved the ball into their attacking third, the South Carolina defense thwarted any opportunities.   In the ninth minute freshman Savannah McCaskill saw an excellent chance off a long ball from Christa Neary, firing a shot towards goal on a one-on-one opportunity. The ball hit the crossbar and bounced […]

UNCW Seahawks fall to NC State Wolfpack in Season Opener

UNCW Seahawks fall to NC State Wolfpack in Season Opener

Match 1 – UNCW vs NCSU women’s soccer (PDF) RALEIGH, NC August 22, 2014 – Freshman midfielder Annah Lindberg’s second goal of the game with less than three minutes remaining lifted N.C. State over visiting UNCW, 2-1, in the women’s soccer season opener for both teams Friday night at Dail Soccer Field. The Seahawks seek to square their record Sunday with their home debut against Georgia Southern in a 1 p.m. kick-off at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Wolfpack entertains No. 11 Portland Sunday at Noon. In Friday’s close opener, UNCW grabbed a 1-0 advantage just after intermission before Lindberg evened the score in the 66th minute and then broke through for the game-winning goal at 87:38. UNCW Head Women’s […]