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Israel Nash to embark on Worldwide Tour

Israel Nash to embark on Worldwide Tour

NEW ALBUM RAIN PLANS DUE AUGUST 19; AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER  “A glorious neo-psychedelic masterpiece.”—KEXP “It’s a career worth following.”—The Independent   To celebrate the release of his upcoming album, Rain Plans, Israel Nash will set out on a worldwide tour including an appearance at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville. The new album, due August 19 via Loose/Thirty Tigers, is now available for pre-order: http://bit.ly/1k8Hva2. See full track listing below. Nash recently released two videos featuring live takes of songs off the record—the lead track “Rain Plains” is streaming at American Songwriter (http://bit.ly/1qYKe4s) and “Through the Door” is streaming at Paste (http://bit.ly/1xSOre3). The album was released in the U.K. and Europe earlier this year to immediate critical acclaim—Uncut hails […]

Project Real at Greenville Little Theatre

Project Real at Greenville Little Theatre

Project REAL GREENVILLE, SC July 25, 2014 – The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) will host a Professional Development Workshop for area teachers on Wednesday, July 30 from 9 am to noon. GLT is thrilled to bring Project REAL (Reinforcing Education through Artistic Learning) to the upstate. Project REAL instructors use theatre techniques and integrate real-life experiences to enhance the curriculum and provide lasting knowledge to students of all ages. Project REAL is the educational outreach branch of the Barter Theatre located in Abingdon, VA. To enroll or for more information, please call GLT’s Box Office at 864-233-6238 or email info@greenvillelittletheatre.org. The cost is $50. Greenville Little Theatre, founded in 1926, is the Upstate’s oldest and largest locally-producing arts organization. A […]

Closing Weekend: “Estampas de la raza” at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Closing Weekend: “Estampas de la raza” at the North Carolina Museum of Art

RALEIGH, NC July 25, 2014 – This weekend (Friday, July 25−Sunday, July 27) is the closing weekend of Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection and Tall Tales and Huge Hearts: Raúl Colónat the North Carolina Museum of Art. To celebrate, the Museum presents Gravity with Spanish subtitles on July 25. This screening salutes Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón, who won the Academy Award for Best Director for Gravity. Additionally, entrance to Estampas de la raza will be free all day on July 25.   Friday, July 25: Screening of Gravity with Spanish subtitles, free admission to Estampas de la raza Screening of Gravity presented with Spanish subtitles in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in […]

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, the largest by American forces until World War II, to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place, participants in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes Civil War Sesquicentennial Bus Tour will learn details about key North Carolina Civil War sites Oct. 24-26. Pre-eminent Civil War historian Mark Bradley will be the on-bus guide. Spaces are expected to go quickly. The reservation deadline is Sept. 29 and can be made at www.ncdcr.gov/CivilWarTour. The special tour is the ideal precursor to the concluding programs in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War during the grand finale events of North […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sports

U.S. Women’s National Team Match Against Switzerland on Aug. 20 at WakeMed Soccer Park, is SOLD-OUT

U.S. Women’s National Team Match Against Switzerland on Aug. 20 at WakeMed Soccer Park, is SOLD-OUT

Crowd of 10,000 Will Watch the USA’s First-Ever Match Against Switzerland CHICAGO (July 25, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Team match against Switzerland on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, is sold-out. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and fans can watch the game live on ussoccer.com and also follow on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp. Get Tickets: US Women’s National Team vs Switzerland The USA’s first match at WakeMed Soccer Park since the expansion to its current 10,000 capacity and the first sellout for the U.S. Women at this venue will also be the first meeting between the countries at the women’s senior level. This is a rare occurrence for the U.S. team, […]

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Brett Bellemore

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Brett Bellemore

Defenseman played 64 games with Carolina in 2013-14 RALEIGH, NC July 25, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Brett Bellemore on a one-year, two way contract. The deal will pay Bellemore $600,000 on the NHL level, or $175,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, in 2014-15. Tickets: Carolina Hurricanes Bellemore, 26, notched two goals and earned six assists (8 points) in 64 games with the Hurricanes in 2013-14, his first full NHL season. The Windsor, Ont., native ranked second on the team and second among NHL rookie defensemen with 169 hits, and his 45 penalty minutes ranked […]

Former Morehead City Marlin Chris Taylor makes Major League debut with Mariners

Former Morehead City Marlin Chris Taylor makes Major League debut with Mariners

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 25, 2014 – Former Morehead City Marlins’ infielder Chris Taylor took care of two career milestones in one day on Thursday. The 23-year-old Taylor made his Major League debut for the Seattle Mariners in the first game of their series against the Baltimore Orioles, and also recorded his first major league hit, going 1-for-3 in the ballgame. He becomes the first Morehead City Marlin to make it to the Major Leagues. Taylor played for the Marlins during their inaugural season in 2010, hitting .250 with seven RBI, nine stolen bases and a .396 on-base percentage in 25 games. “We’re excited that Chris got probably the best phone call in baseball and [got a chance] to play […]

Charlotte Hornets Sign 2014 First-Round Draft Pick Noah Vonleh

Charlotte Hornets Sign 2014 First-Round Draft Pick Noah Vonleh

CHARLOTTE, NC July 25, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed first-round draft pick Noah Vonleh. The Hornets selected Vonleh, a 6-10 forward, with the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets An early entry candidate, 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.  The team’s leader in rebounding and blocks, Vonleh shot .523 from the field (113-216), .485 from beyond the three-point line (16-33) and .716 from the free-throw […]

South Carolina Equestrian Names Hillary Dobbs Hunt Seat Coach

South Carolina Equestrian Names Hillary Dobbs Hunt Seat Coach

COLUMBIA, SC July 25, 2014 – University of South Carolina head coach Boo Major announced on Friday the hiring of Hillary Dobbs as the Gamecocks’ new hunt seat coach. Dobbs is the daughter of Fox Business Network host and commentator Lou Dobbs. “We are extremely excited about adding Hillary to our staff with the experience and success that she’s had as a professional,” Major said. “In a very short amount of time, she has proven that she is a top notch rider with international experience and has had great success as a trainer as well. Hillary will be a huge asset to our program, and we are excited to have her join us.” During her professional riding career, Dobbs earned […]

Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Ottawa Fury FC

Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Ottawa Fury FC

Tickets to the match are still available at www.CarolinaRailHawks.com CARY, NC July 25, 2014 –The Carolina RailHawks (0W-0T-3L, 0pts) return to WakeMed Soccer Park to take on Ottawa Fury FC (0W-1T-1L, 1pt) on Saturday, July 26th. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. EST, and it will be broadcast live on NASLlive.com and available on the radio at 99.9HD-3 The Ticket. This will be the second match of the week for the RailHawks. On Wednesday night, the RailHawks lost 2-0 to first-place San Antonio Scorpions in a physical, back-and-forth battle. The RailHawks dominated possession in the first half and created numerous opportunities to score, but two second-half goals led the Scorpions to victory.   Ottawa will be making their first […]

Conservation

Shark Week July 27 – Aug. 2 at NC Aquarium

Shark Week July 27 – Aug. 2 at NC Aquarium

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 25, 2014 – Sink your teeth into fun and facts all about sharks during Shark Week July 27-Aug. 2 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Family-friendly programs, activities, crafts and displays portray the truth about these often misunderstood creatures, their essential role in the ocean ecosystem and the threats they face. “The popularity of Shark Week and the immense interest the public has in these fascinating animals gives us an opportunity to tell the real story of what is happening to sharks,” said Education Curator Windy Arey Kent.  “Finning, over-fishing, pollution and other factors have caused shark populations to plummet worldwide. That can indicate big problems for ocean ecosystems.” Shark Week activities, […]

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, the largest by American forces until World War II, to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place, participants in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes Civil War Sesquicentennial Bus Tour will learn details about key North Carolina Civil War sites Oct. 24-26. Pre-eminent Civil War historian Mark Bradley will be the on-bus guide. Spaces are expected to go quickly. The reservation deadline is Sept. 29 and can be made at www.ncdcr.gov/CivilWarTour. The special tour is the ideal precursor to the concluding programs in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War during the grand finale events of North […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

Culture Around Every Corner: July 24-27 RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – An exploration of 18th century beer in Statesville, a look at the view 20 feet from stardom in Raleigh and a lively concert of indie folk tunes in Winston-Salem are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun starts Thursday at the coast, where the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras will help kids make sandcastle-themed crafts and host a talk on the Life-Saving Service with author Chip Marshall, as staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of […]

Feeding or Harassing Alligators is Dangerous and Illegal

Feeding or Harassing Alligators is Dangerous and Illegal

RALEIGH, NC July 22, 2014 —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding people that if you see an alligator, in most instances it is not necessary to do anything other than leave it alone. Alligators have become fairly common in some eastern areas of the state and sightings can be frequent during the summer. Feeding or harassing alligators is illegal in North Carolina. Feeding an alligator will cause the animal to lose its fear of people, making it more likely to approach and possibly attack someone. “Alligators are usually quite shy and secretive,” said Jonathan Shaw, a Wildlife Commission biologist. “If you encounter an alligator, the best option is to leave it alone and give it plenty of space. Alligators […]

Ask the Aquarium: What do shrimp eat?

Ask the Aquarium: What do shrimp eat?

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 23, 2014 Q. What do shrimp eat? A. Shrimp are omnivores and scavengers, meaning they eat most anything. Like lobsters, crayfish and crabs, shrimp are crustaceans with segmented bodies, jointed legs, eyes on stalks and hard exteriors. All crustaceans must molt to grow, and some, like shrimp, even eat their discarded calcium- rich shell. There are many species of shrimp. Some live thousands of feet under the ocean on thermal vents. Others, like the ones we’re more familiar with, live in waters from low tide to about 300 feet deep. Along the East Coast, pink, brown and white shrimp are harvested and sold commercially. These familiar varieties belong to the Penaeidae family. A shrimp’s body […]

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

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

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

South Carolina

South Carolina Equestrian Names Hillary Dobbs Hunt Seat Coach

South Carolina Equestrian Names Hillary Dobbs Hunt Seat Coach

COLUMBIA, SC July 25, 2014 – University of South Carolina head coach Boo Major announced on Friday the hiring of Hillary Dobbs as the Gamecocks’ new hunt seat coach. Dobbs is the daughter of Fox Business Network host and commentator Lou Dobbs. “We are extremely excited about adding Hillary to our staff with the experience and success that she’s had as a professional,” Major said. “In a very short amount of time, she has proven that she is a top notch rider with international experience and has had great success as a trainer as well. Hillary will be a huge asset to our program, and we are excited to have her join us.” During her professional riding career, Dobbs earned […]

UNCG School of Nursing fast-tracks medically trained veterans

UNCG School of Nursing fast-tracks medically trained veterans

GREENSBORO, NC July 22, 2014 – Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing just became easier and faster for military veterans who have hands-on medical experience. The School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro today announced the launch of an accelerated nursing degree program that provides course credit for military experience. The new program, the UNCG Veterans Access Program (VAP), will start January 2015 with a cohort of approximately 24 veterans. With some prior college credit, veterans who are RNs can earn the bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) within nine months, and those earning the BSN leading to RN licensure can complete the program within 18 months. “Many veterans worked as medics, physical therapists, nurses’ aides, […]

Project Real at Greenville Little Theatre

Project Real at Greenville Little Theatre

Project REAL GREENVILLE, SC July 25, 2014 – The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) will host a Professional Development Workshop for area teachers on Wednesday, July 30 from 9 am to noon. GLT is thrilled to bring Project REAL (Reinforcing Education through Artistic Learning) to the upstate. Project REAL instructors use theatre techniques and integrate real-life experiences to enhance the curriculum and provide lasting knowledge to students of all ages. Project REAL is the educational outreach branch of the Barter Theatre located in Abingdon, VA. To enroll or for more information, please call GLT’s Box Office at 864-233-6238 or email info@greenvillelittletheatre.org. The cost is $50. Greenville Little Theatre, founded in 1926, is the Upstate’s oldest and largest locally-producing arts organization. A […]

CofC Riley Center Helps with Conference to Change Mindset About College in S.C.

CofC Riley Center Helps with Conference to Change Mindset About College in S.C.

CHARLESTON, SC July 25, 2014 – The College of Charleston Riley Center for Livable Communities is helping to change the mindset in South Carolina about going to college. As part of the project, known as Know2, some of the nation’s experts in mindset growth projects and creating an environment of college success will be in Charleston on July 30-31, 2014 for the Know2 Conference. The Know2 program, developed by the S.C. Higher Education Foundation, is designed to ensure all citizens know two things: being educated is essential for economic success and an improved quality of life; and being educated is possible for me, my family, and my community. Projects have already been implemented in Cherokee, Marlboro and Beaufort Counties.   […]

Birds rally on Prostate Cancer Awareness Night

Birds rally on Prostate Cancer Awareness Night

PELICANS GM GETS PROSTATE EXAM WHILE SERENADING FANS MYRTLE BEACH, SC July 24, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, won the series finale with the Frederick Keys 5-4 on Thursday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” while receiving a prostate exam during the seventh inning stretch in front of a sellout crowd of 6,599 to raise awareness of the need for annual prostate exams. The Pelicans (18-17, 62-41) struck first in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Chris Garia singled and advanced to second on a Nick Williams walk. In the next at-bat, Royce […]

Tyler Wade’s Offense, Angel Rincon’s Pitching Lead Charleston RiverDogs to Victory

Tyler Wade’s Offense, Angel Rincon’s Pitching Lead Charleston RiverDogs to Victory

Charleston takes winning record in second half action Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1rPVGke LEXINGTON, KY July 24, 2014 – Behind Tyler Wade’s career-high four base hits along with shutout relief work by Angel Rincon, the Charleston RiverDogs topped the Lexington Legends by a score of 10-3 on Thursday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in South Atlantic League action. Charleston bounced above .500 to a record of 17-16 in the second half while moving to 50-53 overall. Lexington fell to 11-22 and 40-63, respectively. The RiverDogs have won 14 of their last 17 games while the Legends have lost seven consecutive contests. The first inning ended with a 1-1 score as both teams produced an early run. Charleston’s Abiatal Avelino returned from the […]

North Carolina

U.S. Women’s National Team Match Against Switzerland on Aug. 20 at WakeMed Soccer Park, is SOLD-OUT

U.S. Women’s National Team Match Against Switzerland on Aug. 20 at WakeMed Soccer Park, is SOLD-OUT

Crowd of 10,000 Will Watch the USA’s First-Ever Match Against Switzerland CHICAGO (July 25, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Team match against Switzerland on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, is sold-out. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and fans can watch the game live on ussoccer.com and also follow on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp. Get Tickets: US Women’s National Team vs Switzerland The USA’s first match at WakeMed Soccer Park since the expansion to its current 10,000 capacity and the first sellout for the U.S. Women at this venue will also be the first meeting between the countries at the women’s senior level. This is a rare occurrence for the U.S. team, […]

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Brett Bellemore

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Brett Bellemore

Defenseman played 64 games with Carolina in 2013-14 RALEIGH, NC July 25, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Brett Bellemore on a one-year, two way contract. The deal will pay Bellemore $600,000 on the NHL level, or $175,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, in 2014-15. Tickets: Carolina Hurricanes Bellemore, 26, notched two goals and earned six assists (8 points) in 64 games with the Hurricanes in 2013-14, his first full NHL season. The Windsor, Ont., native ranked second on the team and second among NHL rookie defensemen with 169 hits, and his 45 penalty minutes ranked […]

Former Morehead City Marlin Chris Taylor makes Major League debut with Mariners

Former Morehead City Marlin Chris Taylor makes Major League debut with Mariners

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 25, 2014 – Former Morehead City Marlins’ infielder Chris Taylor took care of two career milestones in one day on Thursday. The 23-year-old Taylor made his Major League debut for the Seattle Mariners in the first game of their series against the Baltimore Orioles, and also recorded his first major league hit, going 1-for-3 in the ballgame. He becomes the first Morehead City Marlin to make it to the Major Leagues. Taylor played for the Marlins during their inaugural season in 2010, hitting .250 with seven RBI, nine stolen bases and a .396 on-base percentage in 25 games. “We’re excited that Chris got probably the best phone call in baseball and [got a chance] to play […]

Charlotte Hornets Sign 2014 First-Round Draft Pick Noah Vonleh

Charlotte Hornets Sign 2014 First-Round Draft Pick Noah Vonleh

CHARLOTTE, NC July 25, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed first-round draft pick Noah Vonleh. The Hornets selected Vonleh, a 6-10 forward, with the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets An early entry candidate, 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.  The team’s leader in rebounding and blocks, Vonleh shot .523 from the field (113-216), .485 from beyond the three-point line (16-33) and .716 from the free-throw […]

Israel Nash to embark on Worldwide Tour

Israel Nash to embark on Worldwide Tour

NEW ALBUM RAIN PLANS DUE AUGUST 19; AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER  “A glorious neo-psychedelic masterpiece.”—KEXP “It’s a career worth following.”—The Independent   To celebrate the release of his upcoming album, Rain Plans, Israel Nash will set out on a worldwide tour including an appearance at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville. The new album, due August 19 via Loose/Thirty Tigers, is now available for pre-order: http://bit.ly/1k8Hva2. See full track listing below. Nash recently released two videos featuring live takes of songs off the record—the lead track “Rain Plains” is streaming at American Songwriter (http://bit.ly/1qYKe4s) and “Through the Door” is streaming at Paste (http://bit.ly/1xSOre3). The album was released in the U.K. and Europe earlier this year to immediate critical acclaim—Uncut hails […]

UNCG School of Nursing fast-tracks medically trained veterans

UNCG School of Nursing fast-tracks medically trained veterans

GREENSBORO, NC July 22, 2014 – Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing just became easier and faster for military veterans who have hands-on medical experience. The School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro today announced the launch of an accelerated nursing degree program that provides course credit for military experience. The new program, the UNCG Veterans Access Program (VAP), will start January 2015 with a cohort of approximately 24 veterans. With some prior college credit, veterans who are RNs can earn the bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) within nine months, and those earning the BSN leading to RN licensure can complete the program within 18 months. “Many veterans worked as medics, physical therapists, nurses’ aides, […]

Carolina Government

Congressmen and Parliamentarians to Join Farmworker Union in Examination of Labor Rights Abuses & Intimidation in U.S Tobacco

Congressmen and Parliamentarians to Join Farmworker Union in Examination of Labor Rights Abuses & Intimidation in U.S Tobacco

Dudley, North Carolina- On July 26th U.S Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and British Members of Parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan will participate in a fact-finding delegation to North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions in the supply chain of British and American tobacco manufacturers. This binational delegation will be joined by AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gabre and FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC), a union representing farmworkers in the American South and Midwest and organizer of the delegation, will highlight the efforts of farmworkers to engage the companies in guaranteeing their right to negotiate collectively, without fear of retaliation. On July 26, the delegation of statesmen will visit farms in the […]

Introducing the New Albert J. Ellis Police Chief: Renado Prince

Introducing the New Albert J. Ellis Police Chief: Renado Prince

JACKSONVILLE, NC July 18, 2014 – Renado Prince, the new Albert J. Ellis police chief, packs more than thirty years of experience into a career that brought him to Onslow County.  Prince was sworn in yesterday by Onslow County Clerk of Court Bettie Gurganus at the Onslow County Courthouse with nearly 30 family, co-workers and friends in attendance. The Bolivia, NC native seems perfect for his new position leading a full-service police force here. Prince’s military career, which began on active duty in 1981 and concluded in 2004 as a reservist, will endear him to many Onslow County residents and allows him to relate to the challenges of a military-based community.  His subsequent law enforcement achievements similarly separated him from […]

Governor McCrory Appoints Valerie Macon Poet Laureate

Governor McCrory Appoints Valerie Macon Poet Laureate

RALEIGH, NC July 14, 2014 –  Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Valerie Macon as the poet laureate of North Carolina. Macon will serve a two-year term and follows Joseph Bathanti in this role. The North Carolina Arts Council is pleased that the Poet Laureate program is continuing with Governor Pat McCrory’s appointment of Valerie Macon. While past appointments included a selection committee, it is not required as part of the selection process. It is the Governor’s appointment and the prerogative of his office to select the state’s Poet Laureate. The North Carolina Arts Council is looking forward to working with Ms. Macon in her term. The role of North Carolina’s poet laureate was first established in 1935. The poet laureate […]

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Sets Migratory Game Bird Seasons

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Sets Migratory Game Bird Seasons

RALEIGH, NC July 11, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the season dates for dove and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal. Seasons and bag limits for most species are similar to last year with the notable exception of the dove hunting season. This year, 20 additional days were allowed and the Commission added a portion of those extra days to the early October segment of the season and added the remaining extra days to late November and early December. Now, once the dove season reopens in late November, it will run until it closes in mid-January, effectively combining the second and third seasons into one extended second […]

North Carolina State Budget Causes Concerns for Tryon Palace

North Carolina State Budget Causes Concerns for Tryon Palace

RALEIGH, NC July 9, 2014 – Uncertainty clouds North Carolina’s first state capitol. Negotiations are underway between the House and the Senate for funding of Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center. Senate budget leaders did not include adequate funding for Tryon Palace relative to the House and Governor’s versions. Specifically, the House budget included an allocation of $400,000 to the $100,000 previously budgeted for Tryon Palace, the minimum needed to keep the Palace and the complex open to the public at current service levels. The Governor’s proposed budget gave Tryon Palace $520,000. “Tryon Palace is truly one of North Carolina’s gems that helps preserve and present a significant part of our state’s history to a wide range of […]

JUMPO LRTP Team Invites Public to Take Survey

JUMPO LRTP Team Invites Public to Take Survey

JUMPO LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN TEAM INVITES PUBLIC TO COMPLETE SURVEY JACKSONVILLE, NC June 24, 2014 – The Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) team invites the public to participate in a short survey and interactive map by visiting http://jumpo2040.metroquest.com/. This fun and interactive survey will help the team understand community preference, opinions and issues. The public will be able to express general themes and concerns along with providing location-specific concerns via an interactive online map.  There is also an opportunity for residents to provide ideas on how they would spend transportation dollars. The Jacksonville Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a community-driven process that establishes a vision for mobility in the City of Jacksonville and […]

Other News

NCACPA to Host free finance course for active and veteran military families

NCACPA to Host free finance course for active and veteran military families

RALEIGH, NC July 25, 2014 – On August 2, 2014, North Carolina Association for CPAs (NCACPA) will be hosting “A Leadership Course in Financial Fitness” in Jacksonville, which provides current and veteran service men and women, along with their families, an array of resources for managing personal finances free of charge. The three-hour event will allow attendees to learn tips and tricks to optimize tax returns, ask questions of finance professionals, and learn how to enhance and best manage a budget.   This event is part of NCACPA’s Financial Literacy initiative, which focuses on providing educational opportunities and resources to the community in an effort to cultivate greater awareness of the pitfalls to avoid and the strategies to follow to […]

Wilson Tobs: Paint the Park Pink with the Pink Ladies

Wilson Tobs: Paint the Park Pink with the Pink Ladies

RESCHEDULED : Thursday, July 31st Pink Jersey Auction Tobs’ Players Pink Jerseys WILSON, NC July 24, 2014 – Tonight’s game has been cancelled due to the weather. Paint the Park Pink with the Pink ladies and the Tobs pink jersey auction will be carried over to next Thursday, July 31st in a double header against the Peninsula Pilots. Gates will open at 5:00 pm with the first game starting at 6:00 pm. Fans who purchased tickets to tonight’s game will be able to use them for that game. Everyone who bid on the Tobs pink jerseys tonight, your bids will carry over until next Thursday and the bidding will resume at 4:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. Remember the […]

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

GREENSBORO, NC July 24, 2014 Sectional Qualifying Forest Oaks CC     Greensboro, NC Final Results Carolinas Junior Boys’ Qualifying (6,419 yards, par 72, 70.5/130)       Place   Name                                                                       Score T1    Aaron Walker (2015), Charlotte, NC                     34-34–68 Alex Burris (2015), Greensboro, NC                     36-32–68 Hardy Hogan (2016), Raleigh, NC                        34-34–68 T4    Brantley Phillips (2016), Greensboro, NC             34-35–69 James Sugg (2016), Pinehurst, NC                       34-35–69 T6    Chance Watson (2014), Newland, NC                  35-35–70 Quade Lukes (2017), Chapel Hill, NC                   37-33–70 T8    Reilly Erhardt (2015), Greensboro, NC                 36-35–71 Tripp Summerlin (2016), Summerfield, NC          38-33–71 T10   Andrew Wilmoth (2018), Raleigh, NC                   36-36–72 Colton Naslund (2015), Waxhaw, NC                   38-34–72 Dylan Lukes (2015), Chapel Hill, NC                     37-35–72 Kevin […]

Morehead City Marlins and Edenton Steamers rained out

Morehead City Marlins and Edenton Steamers rained out

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 24, 2014 – Thursday’s game between the Morehead City Marlins and Edenton Steamers has been postponed due to inclement weather. A makeup date is still to be determined. This marks the seventh regular season game that has been rained out during the 2014 season, and the second against the Steamers. All tickets for the postponed game will be honored at any remaining 2014 regular season Marlins’ game. The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL features 14 teams playing North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are […]

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

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

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

Del Brown Invitational Permit Won By Hardy Pro Angler Nathaniel Linville

Del Brown Invitational Permit Won By Hardy Pro Angler Nathaniel Linville

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

Wilson Tobs Pink Jersey Auction

Wilson Tobs Pink Jersey Auction

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

Charleston RiverDogs Host Hagerstown Suns in Upcoming Four-Game Homestand

Charleston RiverDogs Host Hagerstown Suns in Upcoming Four-Game Homestand

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

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

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

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

Frederick Keys rout Myrtle Beach Pelicans and win season series

Frederick Keys rout Myrtle Beach Pelicans and win season series

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

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

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

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

Chad Taylor Stymies Lexington Legends in Road Trip Opener

Chad Taylor Stymies Lexington Legends in Road Trip Opener

Charleston recovers lead late at Lexington, follows Chad Taylor to victory Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1kVJFEW LEXINGTON, KY July 23, 2014 – Charleston RiverDogs reliever Chad Taylor was nearly perfect in a career-high 3.1 innings pitched, helping the RiverDogs to a 6-4 victory against the Lexington Legends on Wednesday evening at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in South Atlantic League action. Brandon Thomas blasted a late home run, his third of the season, which would solidify Charleston’s lead. Charleston evened its second half record at 16-16 while moving to 49-53 overall. Lexington dropped to 11-21 and 40-62, respectively. The RiverDogs also guaranteed a win in the season series with Wednesday’s victory, taking a 6-2 advantage with only two games remaining. Mark Payton gave the […]

Carolina RailHawks Lose to First-Place San Antonio Scorpions

Carolina RailHawks Lose to First-Place San Antonio Scorpions

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

Myrtle Beach Pelicans GM set for in-game Prostate Exam

Myrtle Beach Pelicans GM set for in-game Prostate Exam

FIERCE FALLON’S FACEBOOK PAGE SURPASSES 10K LIKES MYRTLE BEACH, SC JULY 23, 2014 – Last Friday, July 19, Vice President and General Manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Andy Milovich accepted a challenge to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”. The catch? Fierce Fallon’s Facebook Page had to reach 10,000 ‘Likes’ by Thursday at 12:00 PM EST. Supports quickly jumped onboard and blew past the 10K goal shortly after 4:00 PM on Monday afternoon. Milovich is now set to receive the exam during tomorrow’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Night. The exam will be administered by Dr. Glenn Gangi of Atlantic Urology Specialists in Conway, SC.   Thursday’s timeline of events will include Milovich on-air […]

CGA Announces 13th Mid-Atlantic Challenge Junior Girls’ Team Matches

CGA Announces 13th Mid-Atlantic Challenge Junior Girls’ Team Matches

13th MID-ATLANTIC CHALLENGE JUNIOR GIRLS’ TEAM MATCHES AT THE CLUBS AT OLDE MILL IN LAUREL FORK, VA – JULY 26-27, 2014 Championship Site: The Clubs at Olde Mill 2258 Stone Mountain Road Laurel Fork, VA 24352 (800) 753-5005 http://oldemill.net/resort/ WEST END, NC July 23, 2014 – The 13th Mid-Atlantic Challenge Junior Girls’ Team Matches will be held at The Clubs at Olde Mill in Laurel Forks, VA on July 26-27, 2014. This annual team match competition is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association in conjunction with the Virginia and Maryland State Golf Associations. The Challenge is an invitation-only event pitting top junior girls from North Carolina and South Carolina against a team from Virginia and Maryland. This year the Virginia-Maryland […]

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Rasmus Rissanen

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Rasmus Rissanen

Defenseman completed third full professional season in 2013-14 RALEIGH, NC July 23, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Rasmus Rissanen on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Rissanen $575,000 at the NHL level, or $90,000 at the American Hockey League level for the 2014-15 season. Carolina Hurricanes Tickets Rissanen, 23, completed his third full season with the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate Charlotte Checkers in 2013-14, scoring three goals and earning seven assists (10 points) in 62 games. The Kuopio, Finland, native’s 10 points last season marked a career high, and his 91 penalty minutes ranked third among […]

Charleston Battery at Impact moved up to Monday

Charleston Battery at Impact moved up to Monday

CHARLESTON, SC July 23, 2014 – Charleston’s Aug. 3 match at the Montreal Impact Reserves — the Battery’s final regular-season match against a Reserve League team from an MLS club — has been rescheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 28, the clubs announced Wednesday. Montreal Impact management approached the Battery last week about rescheduling the Aug. 3rd fixture, which became a problem for the Canadian team when the schedule for CONCACAF Champions League was announced. The Impact first team is scheduled to play a home match against rivals Toronto FC on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 5 p.m., and the club had scheduled its Reserve side’s USL PRO match against Charleston for 2 p.m. as part of a double-header at […]

Charlotte Hornets Sign Free Agent Guard Brian Roberts

Charlotte Hornets Sign Free Agent Guard Brian Roberts

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

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

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

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

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

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