Entertainment

Hornets And Food Lion Feeds Partner To Feed 1,000 Second Harvest Food Bank Families

Hornets And Food Lion Feeds Partner To Feed 1,000 Second Harvest Food Bank Families

HORNETS AND FOOD LION FEEDS PARTNER TO FEED 1,000 SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK FAMILIES AT ANNUAL CORNUCOPIA EVENT ON NOV. 25 Food Lion Feeds to Donate Entire Thanksgiving Meal; Coca-Cola to Provide Beverages   CHARLOTTE, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Food Lion Feeds today announced the two organizations will provide Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 families in need at the Hornets’ fourth annual Cornucopia event on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The entire Hornets team and coaching staff will partner with Food Lion leadership and associates, as well as Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, to distribute the food at Time Warner Cable Arena, starting at 11 a.m. Food Lion Feeds is donating thousands of pounds of food to […]

Beer & Bacon Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

Beer & Bacon Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

BEER & BACON FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015 www.beerandbacon.com BOTTOMS UP, BACON DOWN! 75 Craft Beers, 15 Restaurants, 10 Bacons from across the U.S. and lots of Piggy Love!   Last year’s festival was a huge hit but it was just the beginning. The ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with the best craft beers for your tasting pleasure…and of course the food of the Gods: BACON.   Guests enjoy a souvenir glass plus the opportunity to sample 75+ of their favorite international beers and wines. VIP Beer and Bacon Admission will host over 15 restaurants tasting stations featuring the BEST restaurants in the Triangle. They will be on hand vying for the $500 Best Bacon Dish Prize. The VIP Beer & Bacon […]

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

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

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

Enchanted Airlie celebrates 10th Anniversary

Enchanted Airlie celebrates 10th Anniversary

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC Nov. 14, 2014 – Enchanted Airlie, Airlie’s holiday light show, is a Wilmington family tradition. Since first illuminating in 2005, Enchanted Airlie remains a wonderful opportunity to bring the whole family together to share in the joy of the season with holiday flowers, festive lights, spectacular displays, music of the season, and more! New this year, Winter Princesses Elsa and Anna will greet guests and be available for photos- you may even hear a song or two! Then stroll through sparkling light displays at your own pace. Enchanted Airlie starts Friday, Nov. 28, and runs specific nights until Dec. 22. There are two display times per evening, 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Also new this year, select Sundays have been […]

Last Cannon Recovered from Ocean Floor Showcased at Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab Open House Nov. 15

Last Cannon Recovered from Ocean Floor Showcased at Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab Open House Nov. 15

GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 10, 2014 – Lots of pirate loot will be showcased at the Open House at the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Laboratory Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Artifacts on view from Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, will include cannons, gold dust, navigational instruments. Conservators and archaeologists can explain the use of each prized object. Those who love pirates, archaeology and conservation will enjoy the free program. No registration is required. The open house will allow visitors of all ages to learn about recovery and conservation of Blackbeard’s cannons, and view the cannon just raised in October. Guests can look through a microscope at the smallest objects discovered over the years and see mysteries revealed in x-rays. The lab […]

Diana Krall announces rescheduled US dates for “Wallflower World Tour”

Diana Krall announces rescheduled US dates for “Wallflower World Tour”

STUNNING NEW ALBUM “WALLFLOWER” ALSO SET FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 3, 2015 ON VERVE RECORDS Tickets for the Raleigh, NC show go on Sale Sunday, November 16th at 10 a.m.. RALEIGH, NC, Nov. 10, 2014– Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer, Diana Krall is pleased to announce the rescheduled U.S. tour dates for her “Wallflower World Tour” which had been previously postponed after a case of pneumonia. Krall’s highly anticipated new album “Wallflower” was also postponed for release and is now confirmed to come out on Verve Records on February 3, 2015. To pre-order Wallflower please click HERE.   TICKETS: Diana Krall Krall’s “Wallflower World Tour” will kick off in Boston, MA on Wednesday, February 25th at The […]

Sports

Clemson Tigers Drop Heartbreaker to Gardner-Webb, 72-70

Clemson Tigers Drop Heartbreaker to Gardner-Webb, 72-70

Boxscore (HTML) ST. THOMAS Nov. 21, 2014 — The Tigers surrendered the final five points Friday in a heartbreaking 72-70 defeat to Gardner-Webb in the opening round of the Paradise Jam. Gardner-Webb’s Tyler Strange tied the game with a three-pointer and the Tigers were whistled for a technical foul on the ensuing inbounds pass for calling a timeout they did not have, leading to two free throws that gave the Runnin’ Bulldogs an amazing 72-70 victory. The loss, Clemson’s second straight to a Big South foe, dropped the Tigers to 1-2 on the season. Gardner-Webb improved to 2-1 with the win. The Tigers overcame an early nine-point deficit and took a 13-point lead at one point, only to see it […]

Hornets And Food Lion Feeds Partner To Feed 1,000 Second Harvest Food Bank Families

Hornets And Food Lion Feeds Partner To Feed 1,000 Second Harvest Food Bank Families

HORNETS AND FOOD LION FEEDS PARTNER TO FEED 1,000 SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK FAMILIES AT ANNUAL CORNUCOPIA EVENT ON NOV. 25 Food Lion Feeds to Donate Entire Thanksgiving Meal; Coca-Cola to Provide Beverages   CHARLOTTE, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Food Lion Feeds today announced the two organizations will provide Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 families in need at the Hornets’ fourth annual Cornucopia event on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The entire Hornets team and coaching staff will partner with Food Lion leadership and associates, as well as Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, to distribute the food at Time Warner Cable Arena, starting at 11 a.m. Food Lion Feeds is donating thousands of pounds of food to […]

Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the return of midfielder Paul Nicholson and forward Sunny Jane for the 2015 USL PRO regular season. Both return to the Hammerheads to fulfill their second year of their two-year contracts. “My time in Wilmington has been nothing short of fantastic,” said Paul Nicholson. “We finished last season on a very positive note and with plans to bring back a great core group of players, I am really looking forward to see how we can keep progressing next year. It is a privilege to be coming back and playing again in front of our amazing fans. I cannot wait for next season to roll around.”   The upcoming season will be […]

Carolinas PGA Section Names Liz Muroski as New Media & Promotions Director

Carolinas PGA Section Names Liz Muroski as New Media & Promotions Director

Hire Represents CPGA’s Commitment to Growing & Promoting the Game of Golf GREENSBORO, NC Nov. 2014 – The Carolinas PGA Section is pleased to announce the addition of Liz Muroski to its team as Media and Promotions Director. Liz will support the organization’s mission to grow, nurture and improve the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities. After graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Champlain College, located in Burlington, Vt., Liz pursued her passion for PR and marketing as an Account Executive at People Making Good Public Relations. In this role, she managed PR and social media for an array of lifestyle, outdoor, and specialty food brands, developing and […]

Pilot Program Allows Hunters to Sign Up for Duck Blinds Before Hunts

Pilot Program Allows Hunters to Sign Up for Duck Blinds Before Hunts

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 18, 2014 — A pilot program that allows hunters to sign up for waterfowl blinds when they apply for permits is earning high marks from hunters who are participating in the program. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission implemented the pilot program last fall on three game lands in the coastal region — the North River Game Land, which is located in Camden and Currituck counties; J. Morgan Futch Game Land in Tyrrell County, and Goose Creek Game Land in Beaufort and Pamlico counties. Wildlife Commission staff installed 28 blinds on the game lands: three on North River; 20 on J. Morgan Futch and five on the Spring Creek impoundment on Goose Creek. The blinds can accommodate three […]

Baylor Bears Hold off Late Push from South Carolina Gamecocks

Baylor Bears Hold off Late Push from South Carolina Gamecocks

Final Stats COLUMBIA, SC Nov. 18, 2014 – The South Carolina men’s basketball team hosted Baylor Tuesday afternoon as part of the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. The noon start wouldn’t faze either side, as the physical matchup was closely contested throughout. The Bears (2-0) were able to keep Carolina (1-1) at arm’s length for much of the game, and were able to seal the game with a pair of free throws late in a 69-65 win. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Basketball Senior guard Tyrone Johnson scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Gamecocks in a game that featured six ties and six lead changes. Both teams were cold in first half, with Carolina shooting 32 percent and Baylor […]

Conservation

National Register Adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places

National Register Adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 17 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.   “Architecture is among North Carolina’s rich cultural treasures,” Governor Pat McCrory said. “These selections are North Carolina’s adaptations of classic American styles of architecture ranging from a plantation house to a downtown auto dealership. I’m pleased these sites have merited selection to the National Register so they can be […]

North Carolina’s ‘Enchanted Airlie’ Grows International

North Carolina’s ‘Enchanted Airlie’ Grows International

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 20, 2014 – When night falls over 67-acre Airlie Gardens in December, the forest comes alive as “Enchanted Airlie,” an estimated 750,000 twinkling lights illuminating the half-mile, self-guided, walking trail of holiday displays. Seasonal sounds fill the air and warm holiday refreshments add the perfect touch for a winter stroll. Created by the Airlie Gardens Foundation ten years ago, Enchanted Airlie has rapidly gained national and international prominence as a must-see attraction for the holidays. “We have visitors from all 50 states and 47 different countries,” said Janine Powell, Airlie Gardens’ Development Director. “During Enchanted Airlie we’ll see around 30,000 people.” The Southeast Tourism Society voted Enchanted Airlie a Top 20 Event in 2012. In November, Out […]

Camp Lejeune Seeks Input from the Community

Camp Lejeune Seeks Input from the Community

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is looking for input for the 2015 Community Involvement Plan for the Environmental Restoration Program. If you live in the area, please consider completing the form at: MCBCAMLEJ.CIP@ch2m.com The Community Involvement Plan is a document that will describe how Camp Lejeune communicates with the local community about the environmental restoration program and also how they can provide opportunities for public involvement. This is your chance to speak your mind. This short survey (link above) is important for Camp Lejeune officials to understand the community’s suggestions, concerns, and what information the public is seeking about the program. A summary of the responses will be included in the plan. For more information about the program and the […]

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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest marine debris or become entangled in marine debris, which may lead to injury, intestinal blockage, and death.  Marine debris is an Eastern North Carolina concern not only because of the threats to our native wildlife, our ecosystem and our own health, but it also washes up on beaches and shorelines degrading the environment, and effecting our local economy and tourism. Local cooperation and regional partnership is needed to create public awareness while developing ways to […]

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Agreement Reached in Red Wolf Lawsuit Against Wildlife Commission

Agreement Reached in Red Wolf Lawsuit Against Wildlife Commission

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 14, 2014 — An agreement has been reached in a lawsuit against the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, which will restore conditional coyote hunting in the five-county red wolf reintroduction area of eastern North Carolina. The agreement will restore daytime coyote hunting on private lands in Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Tyrrell and Washington counties by licensed or otherwise authorized hunters, with a special permit obtained from the Wildlife Commission and subsequent reporting of kill. In the other 95 counties of the state, coyote hunters may hunt during daytime or at night using artificial lights, and no special permit or reporting of coyote harvests is required. The agreement stems from a lawsuit brought by the Southern Environmental Law Center on […]

Six Species of Sharks Awarded Long-Awaited Protections By CMS

Six Species of Sharks Awarded Long-Awaited Protections By CMS

By: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society FRIDAY HARBOR, WA Nov. 12, 2014 – Last weekend brought an important milestone for sharks. On Sunday, November 9, 2014 several shark species were finally granted protection under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The newly protected sharks include all three thresher species (genus alopias), the silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), and both the great (Sphyrna mokarran) and scalloped (Sphyrna lewini) hammerhead sharks. The protections were established during the eleventh Conference of the Parties to the CMS treaty (CoP11), which met in Quito, Ecuador to discuss global action to improve the conservation status of migratory species. Migratory sharks are taken in targeted […]

South Carolina

Clemson Tigers Drop Heartbreaker to Gardner-Webb, 72-70

Clemson Tigers Drop Heartbreaker to Gardner-Webb, 72-70

Boxscore (HTML) ST. THOMAS Nov. 21, 2014 — The Tigers surrendered the final five points Friday in a heartbreaking 72-70 defeat to Gardner-Webb in the opening round of the Paradise Jam. Gardner-Webb’s Tyler Strange tied the game with a three-pointer and the Tigers were whistled for a technical foul on the ensuing inbounds pass for calling a timeout they did not have, leading to two free throws that gave the Runnin’ Bulldogs an amazing 72-70 victory. The loss, Clemson’s second straight to a Big South foe, dropped the Tigers to 1-2 on the season. Gardner-Webb improved to 2-1 with the win. The Tigers overcame an early nine-point deficit and took a 13-point lead at one point, only to see it […]

South Carolina Gamecocks go indoors Tuesday

South Carolina Gamecocks go indoors Tuesday

Carolina Football Practice Report COLUMBIA, SC Nov. 18, 2014 – The University of South Carolina football team (5-5, 3-5 SEC) worked out at the indoor facility on a chilly Tuesday afternoon in Columbia. The Gamecocks are preparing for their final home game of the 2014 season, a Saturday noon start against the South Alabama Jaguars (6-4, 5-3 Sun Belt). A win would make the Gamecocks bowl-eligible for a 10th-straight season. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football The Gamecock defense played probably its best game of the season last Saturday at Florida. That may have been in part to a change at linebacker, where Skai Moore moved from Will to Mike and Jonathan Walton was inserted into the starting lineup at Will. […]

Baylor Bears Hold off Late Push from South Carolina Gamecocks

Baylor Bears Hold off Late Push from South Carolina Gamecocks

Final Stats COLUMBIA, SC Nov. 18, 2014 – The South Carolina men’s basketball team hosted Baylor Tuesday afternoon as part of the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. The noon start wouldn’t faze either side, as the physical matchup was closely contested throughout. The Bears (2-0) were able to keep Carolina (1-1) at arm’s length for much of the game, and were able to seal the game with a pair of free throws late in a 69-65 win. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Basketball Senior guard Tyrone Johnson scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Gamecocks in a game that featured six ties and six lead changes. Both teams were cold in first half, with Carolina shooting 32 percent and Baylor […]

Darlington Raceway race winners Harvick, Elliott claim series championships

Darlington Raceway race winners Harvick, Elliott claim series championships

It is the second time in track history that drivers have won the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races at Darlington Raceway and claimed championship in same year DARLINGTON, SC Nov. 16, 2014 – Darlington Raceway celebrated its’ own historical moment on Sunday when Stewart-Hass Racing driver Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick, who claimed his first career championship, joined Chase Elliott (NASCAR Nationwide Series) and Matt Crafton (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) as the 2014 NASCAR top-tier touring series champions. TICKETS: Darlington Raceway History was made at Darlington Raceway as Harvick and Elliott were both race winners at the Lady in Black in April. Harvick won the Bojangles’ Southern 500, while Elliott […]

Paradise Jam Broadcast Schedule Announced

Paradise Jam Broadcast Schedule Announced

THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR BEGINS IN PARADISE! Basketball Travelers Inc., CBS Sports Network Announce Television Schedule for 2014 Men’s Ezybonds Global Payments US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam St. Thomas, USVI Nov. 15, 2014 – Basketball Travelers Inc. and CBS Sports Network are proud to announce the television schedule and continued partnership for the 15th Annual Ezybonds Global Payments US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands. CBS Sports Network will televise the men’s first round and semi-final games on November 21st and 23rd along with the 3rd place and championship games on November 24th.   Basketball Travelers Inc. will live stream all games worldwide using the NewTek TriCaster 8000 and NewTek 3Play 440 via ParadiseJam.com […]

2014 Sigma Nu Clemson-South Carolina Game Ball Run

2014 Sigma Nu Clemson-South Carolina Game Ball Run

CLEMSON, SC Nov. 14, 2014 – Clemson’s Sigma Nu Fraternity and its presenting Sponsor PNC Bank are pleased to announce the kickoff of the annual Clemson-South Carolina Ball Run. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Football Since 1977 the members of both Clemson University and the University of South Carolina’s Sigma Nu Fraternity have participated in the annual Game Ball Run in which they complete a 138-mile trip with the football used in the annual gridiron matchup. The Game Ball run is a fundraising event for Clemson’s Sigma Nu’s philanthropy, Coach Swinney’s All in Team Foundation. All proceeds raised by the Clemson Sigma Nu Chapter will go to the foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in upstate […]

North Carolina

National Register Adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places

National Register Adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 17 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.   “Architecture is among North Carolina’s rich cultural treasures,” Governor Pat McCrory said. “These selections are North Carolina’s adaptations of classic American styles of architecture ranging from a plantation house to a downtown auto dealership. I’m pleased these sites have merited selection to the National Register so they can be […]

Hornets And Food Lion Feeds Partner To Feed 1,000 Second Harvest Food Bank Families

Hornets And Food Lion Feeds Partner To Feed 1,000 Second Harvest Food Bank Families

HORNETS AND FOOD LION FEEDS PARTNER TO FEED 1,000 SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK FAMILIES AT ANNUAL CORNUCOPIA EVENT ON NOV. 25 Food Lion Feeds to Donate Entire Thanksgiving Meal; Coca-Cola to Provide Beverages   CHARLOTTE, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Food Lion Feeds today announced the two organizations will provide Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 families in need at the Hornets’ fourth annual Cornucopia event on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The entire Hornets team and coaching staff will partner with Food Lion leadership and associates, as well as Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, to distribute the food at Time Warner Cable Arena, starting at 11 a.m. Food Lion Feeds is donating thousands of pounds of food to […]

Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the return of midfielder Paul Nicholson and forward Sunny Jane for the 2015 USL PRO regular season. Both return to the Hammerheads to fulfill their second year of their two-year contracts. “My time in Wilmington has been nothing short of fantastic,” said Paul Nicholson. “We finished last season on a very positive note and with plans to bring back a great core group of players, I am really looking forward to see how we can keep progressing next year. It is a privilege to be coming back and playing again in front of our amazing fans. I cannot wait for next season to roll around.”   The upcoming season will be […]

Carolinas PGA Section Names Liz Muroski as New Media & Promotions Director

Carolinas PGA Section Names Liz Muroski as New Media & Promotions Director

Hire Represents CPGA’s Commitment to Growing & Promoting the Game of Golf GREENSBORO, NC Nov. 2014 – The Carolinas PGA Section is pleased to announce the addition of Liz Muroski to its team as Media and Promotions Director. Liz will support the organization’s mission to grow, nurture and improve the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities. After graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Champlain College, located in Burlington, Vt., Liz pursued her passion for PR and marketing as an Account Executive at People Making Good Public Relations. In this role, she managed PR and social media for an array of lifestyle, outdoor, and specialty food brands, developing and […]

North Carolina’s ‘Enchanted Airlie’ Grows International

North Carolina’s ‘Enchanted Airlie’ Grows International

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 20, 2014 – When night falls over 67-acre Airlie Gardens in December, the forest comes alive as “Enchanted Airlie,” an estimated 750,000 twinkling lights illuminating the half-mile, self-guided, walking trail of holiday displays. Seasonal sounds fill the air and warm holiday refreshments add the perfect touch for a winter stroll. Created by the Airlie Gardens Foundation ten years ago, Enchanted Airlie has rapidly gained national and international prominence as a must-see attraction for the holidays. “We have visitors from all 50 states and 47 different countries,” said Janine Powell, Airlie Gardens’ Development Director. “During Enchanted Airlie we’ll see around 30,000 people.” The Southeast Tourism Society voted Enchanted Airlie a Top 20 Event in 2012. In November, Out […]

Beer & Bacon Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

Beer & Bacon Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

BEER & BACON FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015 www.beerandbacon.com BOTTOMS UP, BACON DOWN! 75 Craft Beers, 15 Restaurants, 10 Bacons from across the U.S. and lots of Piggy Love!   Last year’s festival was a huge hit but it was just the beginning. The ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with the best craft beers for your tasting pleasure…and of course the food of the Gods: BACON.   Guests enjoy a souvenir glass plus the opportunity to sample 75+ of their favorite international beers and wines. VIP Beer and Bacon Admission will host over 15 restaurants tasting stations featuring the BEST restaurants in the Triangle. They will be on hand vying for the $500 Best Bacon Dish Prize. The VIP Beer & Bacon […]

Carolina Government

Camp Lejeune Seeks Input from the Community

Camp Lejeune Seeks Input from the Community

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is looking for input for the 2015 Community Involvement Plan for the Environmental Restoration Program. If you live in the area, please consider completing the form at: MCBCAMLEJ.CIP@ch2m.com The Community Involvement Plan is a document that will describe how Camp Lejeune communicates with the local community about the environmental restoration program and also how they can provide opportunities for public involvement. This is your chance to speak your mind. This short survey (link above) is important for Camp Lejeune officials to understand the community’s suggestions, concerns, and what information the public is seeking about the program. A summary of the responses will be included in the plan. For more information about the program and the […]

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Agreement Reached in Red Wolf Lawsuit Against Wildlife Commission

Agreement Reached in Red Wolf Lawsuit Against Wildlife Commission

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 14, 2014 — An agreement has been reached in a lawsuit against the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, which will restore conditional coyote hunting in the five-county red wolf reintroduction area of eastern North Carolina. The agreement will restore daytime coyote hunting on private lands in Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Tyrrell and Washington counties by licensed or otherwise authorized hunters, with a special permit obtained from the Wildlife Commission and subsequent reporting of kill. In the other 95 counties of the state, coyote hunters may hunt during daytime or at night using artificial lights, and no special permit or reporting of coyote harvests is required. The agreement stems from a lawsuit brought by the Southern Environmental Law Center on […]

New Hanover residents near Brunswick Nuclear Plant to receive KI tablets

New Hanover residents near Brunswick Nuclear Plant to receive KI tablets

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC Nov. 3, 2014 – New Hanover County public health officials will provide free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets to New Hanover County residents who live within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant this week. The new KI tablets will be distributed beginning Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Carolina Beach Town Hall, located at 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Residents are reminded that following this special distribution event, the health department will continue to make KI available at no charge to EPZ residents at the health department during normal business hours. KI is an over-the-counter medication that can protect the thyroid gland if […]

Revisions Made to Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

Revisions Made to Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 30, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission today approved temporary rules allowing the issuance of permits and licenses for “farmed cervid” facilities. Cervids are the family of mammals that includes deer, elk and moose. The temporary rules for permits and licenses apply only to “farmed cervids,” defined as any member of the deer family that is not a white-tailed deer or an elk. The new rules are required by legislation adopted by the General Assembly earlier this year. Session Law 2014-100, the State Budget Act, mandated the Wildlife Resources Commission adopt rules for the issuance of new captivity licenses for cervid facilities. During the public comment period for the temporary rules, the Commission became aware of […]

Comment on Proposed Changes for Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

Comment on Proposed Changes for Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

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

Boating and Driving Safety Campaign Underway this Labor Day Weekend

Boating and Driving Safety Campaign Underway this Labor Day Weekend

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

Other News

2015 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year

2015 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year

Rockingham County Schools’ Superintendent Named 2015 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year RALEIGH, NC Nov. 18, 2014 – Dr. Rodney Shotwell, Superintendent of Rockingham County Schools, was named the 2015 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year at an awards presentation and reception held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. The award was given jointly by the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA), North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association (NCSSA) and the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA). Pearson sponsored the event and provided a $5,000 award to the winner. Since 2006, Dr. Shotwell has served as Superintendent of Rockingham County Schools, and he is currently in his 25th […]

Charlotte Hornets Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Injury Update

Charlotte Hornets Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Injury Update

MKG has Stress Reaction in His Right Foot CHARLOTTE, NC Nov. 14, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right foot. Kidd-Gilchrist, who underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) yesterday, will miss the remaining two games on the team’s road trip. He will be re-evaluated in Charlotte and a recovery timeline will be determined at that time. In six games this season, Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.8 points on .625 shooting from the field, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 23.3 minutes per game. TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets (NBA) Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena.

Daniel Rodriguez of Clemson Honored With Armed Forces Merit Award

Daniel Rodriguez of Clemson Honored With Armed Forces Merit Award

CLEMSON, SC Nov. 11, 2014 – Daniel Rodriguez, a senior wide receiver and special-teams player at Clemson, is the third recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award, presented by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). Coordinated by the staff at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the FWAA was created in June 2012 “to honor an individual and/or a group with a military background and/or involvement that has an impact within the realm of college football.” Selected by a seven-person committee made up of representatives from the FWAA and the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Rodriguez joins Nate Boyer of Texas and Brandon McCoy of the North Texas as recipients of the […]

Durham Bulls Athletic Park renovation earns top honor

Durham Bulls Athletic Park renovation earns top honor

DBAP’s Makeover Named “Best Ballpark Renovation” by Ballpark Digest DURHAM, NC Nov. 12, 2014 – Ballpark Digest, a leading online guide to ballparks and baseball, has recognized the upgrade to Durham Bulls Athletic Park as “Best Ballpark Renovation Over $2 Million” in its 2014 annual awards. The honor for the DBAP’s renovation comes a week after the franchise was named winner of the 2014 John H. Johnson President’s Award, Minor League Baseball’s highest annual accolade. “North Carolina truly is the Cradle of the Game, and the Durham Bulls are at the center of that baseball tradition,” said Kevin Reichard, Ballpark Digest publisher. “Going to a game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park is a great time, and the many improvements to […]

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Conservation

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Conservation

Thanksgiving is coming up and it is a time to be grateful.  I am grateful for all of the great conservation efforts being made here in Eastern North Carolina and throughout our Atlantic Region.  I am grateful to live by the coast and be able to enjoy all of it’s splendor.  In order for us to keep enjoying the beauty and magic of a coastal community, it is up to us to protect and conserve our community environment. Here are some important conservation tips during the Thanksgiving holiday: 1.  Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! Reduce the amount of waste you produce by buying only as much as you need and choosing products that come in packaging that can be recycled. Carry […]

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Over 300 SwingThought.com Tour alums competing in 2nd Stage

Over 300 SwingThought.com Tour alums competing in 2nd Stage

46 Current Members competing including 2014 Player of the Year Dominic Bozzelli, 2012 Player of the Year Brandon Brown, & 2011 Player of the Year Jeff Corr MYRTLE BEACH, SC Nov. 11, 2014 – Congrats to all SwingThought.com Tour members & alums competing at 2nd Stage this week and next including alums Jeff Corr, Will McCurdy, Wilson Bateman, John Ellis, Jason Millard, Michael Hebert, and Mike Van Sickle who won Medalists Honors at the respective 1st Stage sites. Jeff Corr was the 2011 SwingThought.com Tour (formerly NGA/Hooters Tour) Player of the Year while Will McCurdy was Rookie of the Year Runner-up to current PGA TOUR member Blayne Barber in 2013. Almost two thirds of the players competing in 2nd Stage have played on the SwingThought.com […]

Game Time Set for South Carolna Gamecocks vs South Alabama

Game Time Set for South Carolna Gamecocks vs South Alabama

FINAL HOME GAME SET FOR NOON KICK Tickets: South Carolina Gamecocks To Host South Alabama on November 22 COLUMBIA, SC Nov. 2014 – The final home game of the 2014 football season for the South Carolina Gamecocks will have a noon kick on Fox Sports South, the Southeastern Conference announced today. It will be Senior Day at Williams-Brice Stadium when the Gamecocks (4-5) host South Alabama (5-4) on Saturday, November 22. Bob Rathbun and Tim Couch will have the call for FOX Sports South, with Olivia Harlan on the sidelines. Here are the SEC television selections for Saturday, November 22: Saturday, November 22: SEC NETWORK*  Noon ET Eastern Kentucky at Florida SEC NETWORK* Noon ET Charleston Southern at Georgia FSN […]

Clemson Tigers Defense Suffocates Anderson, 62-36

Clemson Tigers Defense Suffocates Anderson, 62-36

CU-AU exhibition boxscore CLEMSON, SC Nov. 8, 2014 — The men’s basketball team held Anderson to just eight field goals and a .157 shooting percentage in Clemson’s 62-36 exhibition victory in Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday. The Tigers held the Trojans without a field goal for a 16:37 stretch that spanned the break, and saw the defense force 19 straight misses. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers Men’s Basketball (ACC) Senior guard Rod Hall and junior Jordan Roper each tallied 12 points in the win, which included two three-pointers for each player. At one point, Hall scored nine straight points for the Tigers, burying a pair of three-pointers and completing a traditional three-point play, keying a run that ended in a 24-point advantage for […]

CofC Cougars Down Emory In Grant’s Unofficial Debut

CofC Cougars Down Emory In Grant’s Unofficial Debut

NICK VLATTAS CofC Athletics Communications Emory Box Score CHARLESTON, SC – Behind a team-high 23 points from sophomore Joe Chealey, the College of Charleston men’s basketball team downed Emory, 78-68, in an exhibition game played on Saturday afternoon at TD Arena – first-year head coach Earl Grant’s unofficial public debut at the helm. The Cougars opened their doors to TD Arena for the first time, and an excited crowd of 2,012 fans gathered from historic downtown Charleston to get their first glances at Grant’s Cougars.   CofC did not disappoint, offering a dynamic, fast-paced brand of basketball which combined up-tempo play around the perimeter with old-fashioned, hard-nosed play beneath the basket.   Grant unveiled a free-flowing Cougar offensive team which […]

Welcome to Charlotte Hornets, Lance Stephenson!

Welcome to Charlotte Hornets, Lance Stephenson!

Stephenson Banks Home Double OT Game-Winner to Clip Hawks By Matt Gorry, hornets.com The Result Newly-acquired Lance Stephenson made his way into Hornets fans heart, while simultaneously breaking Atlanta’s, with one shot – sinking a game-winning dagger late in double overtime to send Charlotte to a wild 122-119 victory on Nov. 7 at Time Warner Cable Arena. TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets (NBA) Turning Points After Atlanta’s Kyle Korver was called for an offensive foul with 2.2 seconds left in double overtime, Lance Stephenson told Hornets Head Coach Steve Clifford to give him the ball. Clifford obliged and drew up a play for the prized free agent acquisition of the offseason coming out of the break. Stephenson took the inbounds and launched […]

Cucalorus Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years with 240+ Screenings & Dino De Laurentiis Retrospective

Cucalorus Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years with 240+ Screenings & Dino De Laurentiis Retrospective

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 7, 2014 – Twenty years ago, as Wilmington, North Carolina was establishing itself as a top U.S. filmmaking destination, a group of local independent filmmakers, known as Twinkle Doon, held a standing-room-only one-night screening of locally-made indie films. Dubbed as “An Evening of Celluloid Art: a film festival for open minds,” attendees at the inaugural festival included local indie filmmakers, artists, Wilmington residents and up-and-coming actors Anthony LaPaglia, Renee’ Zellweger and Liv Tyler—who were in Wilmington making Empire Records, one of hundreds of productions made in Wilmington over the past three decades. Wilmington’s film industry continued to thrive for the next 20 years and so did the Cucalorus Film Festival, which celebrates 20 years on November 12-16. […]

East Carolina Soccer Season Ends In American Conference Semifinals

East Carolina Soccer Season Ends In American Conference Semifinals

The Pirates Conclude The 2014 Campaign With a 12-8-1 Overall Record Box Score TAMPA, FL Nov. 7, 2014 – The East Carolina women’s soccer team saw its pursuit of the program’s first conference crown come to an end with a 3-0 defeat to USF on its home field in the semifinals of the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship Friday night at Corbett Stadium. In her final collegiate match, senior goalkeeper Erika Lenns made a career-high nine saves, while sophomore Lana Spitler and freshman Danielle Eule led the Pirates with two shots apiece.   Both sides battled each other’s respective midfields for the early portion of the match, but USF (13-6-1) quickly began to put a clamp on possession and earned […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Fall to No. 25 New Mexico Lobos 2-1

South Carolina Gamecocks Fall to No. 25 New Mexico Lobos 2-1

Eads’ second-half goal cuts lead, but New Mexico’s defense kept SC from trying for the equalizer Printable Final Stats ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – With important Conference USA Tournament seeding implications in the balance, No. 25 New Mexico (11-5-1, 4-4 C-USA) used two first-half goals to take a 2-1 win over South Carolina (8-9, 3-5 C-USA) on Friday night.   The Lobos posted an easy first goal when James Rogers pushed in a seventh-minute penalty kick. The Gamecocks were called for a handball in the box to give up the 12-yard chance. Chris Wehan added the second score in the 19th with his strike from the far right wing. Niko Hansen used a back-heel kick to find the streaking Wehan, who fired […]

Home from the Hunt Campaign Turns Attention to Waterfowl Hunting

Home from the Hunt Campaign Turns Attention to Waterfowl Hunting

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 7, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ campaign is reminding waterfowl hunters who use boats to exercise boating safety and hunting safety. The Wildlife Commission has set dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2014-15 waterfowl seasons, with tundra swan (by permit only), duck and geese hunting segments opening on Saturday. Learn more here. “Statistics show more waterfowl hunters die from hypothermia and drowning than gunshot wounds,” said Maj. Chris Huebner, the state boating safety coordinator. “Hypothermia is the loss of body heat and, left untreated, can prove fatal. Exposure to extreme cold, such as being in cold water or wearing wet clothes in cold conditions, can increase the chance of […]

No. 14 Clemson Tigers Hosts No. 18 Wake Forest in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals

No. 14 Clemson Tigers Hosts No. 18 Wake Forest in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals

CLEMSON, SC Nov. 7, 2014 – The 14th ranked Clemson men’s soccer team will host No. 18 Wake Forest Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field. The match will kick off at 1 p.m. on ESPN3. Tickets can be purchased online through the Clemson Ticket Office or at the gate. Clemson finished the 2014 regular season with a 10-6-1 overall record and a 5-2-1 record in the ACC. The Tigers won a share of the ACC’s Atlantic Division and are the No. 4 seed in the ACC Tournament. A 2-0 win over visiting NC State last Friday night, Oct. 31, capped off a successful regular season. Clemson is ranked in all three major national polls this week and moved up to […]

Clemson Tigers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Notes

Clemson Tigers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Notes

November 6, 2014 At BB&T Stadium Winston-Salem, NC   Clemson Team Notes *Clemson held Wake Forest to 119 yards of total offense and moved to #1 in the nation in that category heading into Saturday games. The Tigers are allowing just 252 yards per game. *Clemson allowed just seven yards rushing, the second time this year Clemson has done that.   The Tigers also allowed just seven yards rushing against South Carolina State.   This marked the fifth time this year Clemson has allowed less than 100 yards rushing in a game. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers football (ACC)   *Clemson’s senior class now has 39 wins, tied for second best in Clemson history. They can tie the record with a win […]

Give blood & enter to win TSO tickets!

Give blood & enter to win TSO tickets!

TSO AND AMERICAN RED CROSS TEAM UP FOR LOCAL BLOOD DRIVES IN COLUMBIA SC & GREENSBORO NC   “ROCK AND ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON” Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), and American Red Cross in Columbia SC and Greensboro NC are joining forces this holiday season and asking TSO fans to donate blood.   Tomorrow, Friday, November 7, at three locations on Main Street in downtown Columbia SC, presenting blood donors will be eligible for a chance to win one of 50 pair of tickets to the Friday, November 21st 4pm performance at Colonial Life Arena.   Friday, November 14, in Greensboro NC, presenting blood donors will be eligible for a chance to win one of 50 pair of tickets […]

ECU Baseball News: Gold Takes Game One Of World Series, 16-6

ECU Baseball News: Gold Takes Game One Of World Series, 16-6

Allen, Clinch, Lowery And Watkins Each Drive In Three Runs For Gold GOLD TAKES GAME ONE OF WORLD SERIES, 16-6 Box Score GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 6, 2014 – Travis Watkins’ bases clearing triple in the top of the third inning sparked a 13-run frame as Gold cruised to a 16-6 opening game win in the 2014 Purple-Gold World Series Thursday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark LeClair Stadium. Trailing 3-0 after two innings, Gold sent 17 hitters to the plate batting around twice taking a 13-3 lead. Parker Lamm reached on an error and scored on Hunter Allen’s single through the left side staking Gold to its first run of the afternoon. Luke Lowery and Jimmy Boyd followed with singles […]

NC Wildlife Commission Schedules Shooting Range Re-Opening Event

NC Wildlife Commission Schedules Shooting Range Re-Opening Event

ELLERBE, NC Nov. 6, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled a re-opening event at its recently renovated shooting range at the John F. Lentz Hunter Education Complex this Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “Veteran’s Day Kickoff,” which is free and open to the public, celebrates the re-opening of the shooting range. Activities will include trap, rifle, archery, pistol and 3D archery shooting, as well as a Wildlife Enforcement Officer shooting demonstration. A catered barbeque lunch, provided by Valentine Land and Timber, will be served at noon. The Wildlife Commission named the shooting complex in honor of Ellerbe native John Franklin Lentz, a former Wildlife Commissioner and avid hunter and conservationist who passed […]

Tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON go on sale TOMORROW at 10 AM!

Tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON go on sale TOMORROW at 10 AM!

WINNER! TONY AWARD – BEST MUSICAL WINNER! NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD – BEST MUSICAL WINNER! DRAMA DESK AWARD – BEST MUSICAL WINNER! OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD – BEST MUSICAL WINNER! DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD – BEST MUSICAL WINNER! GRAMMY AWARD – BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM TICKETS: The Book of Mormon Tour “THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY. Heaven on Broadway!  A celebration of the privilege of living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.” Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES Performances begin February 10 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center   Public On Sale Friday, November 7 at 10:00 AM TICKETS: The Book of Mormon Tour (North Charleston Coliseum) The producers of the national tour of THE […]

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