Entertainment

Upcoming North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association Events

Upcoming North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association Events

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

2014 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2014 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drag Bingo at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

Drag Bingo at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

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

Sports

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

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

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

Offense Lifts Clemson Tigers Women’s Soccer Over Phoenix

Offense Lifts Clemson Tigers Women’s Soccer Over Phoenix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conservation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Carolina Dove Hunting Season Starts Monday, Sept. 1

North Carolina Dove Hunting Season Starts Monday, Sept. 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Carolina

Charleston Battery Clinches USL PRO Playoff Berth

Charleston Battery Clinches USL PRO Playoff Berth

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

Offense Lifts Clemson Tigers Women’s Soccer Over Phoenix

Offense Lifts Clemson Tigers Women’s Soccer Over Phoenix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Carolina

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

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

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

Rookie Davis Strikes Down Augusta GreenJackets, 6-1

Rookie Davis Strikes Down Augusta GreenJackets, 6-1

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

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

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

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

NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Atlanta Silverbacks

NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Atlanta Silverbacks

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

Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

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

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

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

Carolina Government

Boating and Driving Safety Campaign Underway this Labor Day Weekend

Boating and Driving Safety Campaign Underway this Labor Day Weekend

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

Sneads Ferry Community Plan Team to Host Community Workshop

Sneads Ferry Community Plan Team to Host Community Workshop

JACKSONVILLE, NC August 13, 2014 — The Sneads Ferry Community Plan team will host a Community Workshop on Tuesday, August 19, in the cafeteria at Dixon Elementary School, 130 Betty Dixon Road, Holly Ridge from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The workshop is open to the general public. This event will be an interactive open house and the public is encouraged to stop by at any time to participate. During the workshop, members of the community will be able to provide input on the potential growth alternatives and transportation exhibits drafted by the plan’s Blue Ribbon Panel and project team. The Blue Ribbon Panel is composed of residents, members of the business community, and other stakeholders. The Board of County […]

North Carolina U.S. Senate Race Locked in Dead Heat between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis

North Carolina U.S. Senate Race Locked in Dead Heat between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis

12 weeks before Election Day, American Insights releases exclusive analysis as signature AI Trend Chart shows candidates deadlocked at 42%. RALEIGH, NC August 11, 2014 — With 12 weeks to go until Election Day, American Insights (AI) – a North Carolina-based polling and microtargeting firm – is releasing exclusive new analysis on the North Carolina senate race based on recent polling and the latest model-based projections. The AI Trend Chart shows Senator Kay Hagan and Speaker Thom Tillis again tied at 42% with Hagan’s recent lead having evaporated. The new analysis looks at what distinguishes individual polls and how North Carolina fits into the national narrative of Republicans seeking to take control of the U.S. Senate. “With just 12 weeks […]

STATEMENT of UNC President Tom Ross on the 2014-15 state budget

STATEMENT of UNC President Tom Ross on the 2014-15 state budget

CHAPEL HILL, NC August 7, 2014:   UNC President Tom Ross has offered the following statement on the 2014-15 state budget signed today by Governor McCrory:   “We are grateful to the members of the General Assembly for their attention to our needs and the tools that we have been given to manage our resources. There is a lot to appreciate in this budget, including the first new investment by the General Assembly for parts of our strategic directions initiative and the support of the New Teacher Support program.   “We continue to focus on our responsibility to produce a well-equipped talent force for our businesses and our communities.  Highly talented faculty and staff are critical to these efforts.  As […]

NC Wildlife Commission Offers Special-Opportunity Hunts to Youths

NC Wildlife Commission Offers Special-Opportunity Hunts to Youths

RALEIGH, NC August 5, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer facilitated permit hunts for youth, 12 to 15 years old, during the upcoming hunting season. “All participants are provided guidance and assistance,” said BB Gillen, the Wildlife Commission’s outdoor skills coordinator. “Youth and accompanying adults always have fun and learn — and typically are successful — during these hunts.” Youth hunters will be selected by a random, computer-generated draw. A $5 nonrefundable administrative fee is charged for each permit hunt application. The 2014 facilitated hunts are: Sept. 1 Dove, at Mountain Island Educational State Forest, Gaston County Application Deadline:Aug. 10 Oct. 4 Deer, at Duke Energy’s Belews Creek Steam Station, Stokes County Application Deadline:Sept. 1 Oct. 18 […]

Sneads Ferry Community Plan to host community workshop

Sneads Ferry Community Plan to host community workshop

SNEADS FERRY, NC August 5, 2014 – The Sneads Ferry Community Plan team will host a Community Workshop on Tuesday, August 19, in the cafeteria at Dixon Elementary School, 130 Betty Dixon Road, Holly Ridge from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The workshop is open to the general public. This event will be an interactive open house and the public is encouraged to stop by at any time to participate. During the workshop, members of the community will be able to provide input on the potential growth alternatives and transportation exhibits drafted by the plan’s Blue Ribbon Panel and project team.   The Blue Ribbon Panel is composed of residents, members of the business community, and other stakeholders. The Board […]

Other News

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

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

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

Luis Niebla Lifts Charleston RiverDogs to Shutout in Home Finale

Luis Niebla Lifts Charleston RiverDogs to Shutout in Home Finale

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

Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ blunders lead to loss in extras

Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ blunders lead to loss in extras

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

College of Charleston Cougars Men’s Soccer Ignites Historic Campaign

College of Charleston Cougars Men’s Soccer Ignites Historic Campaign

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

Tough Non-Conference, CAA Slate Ahead For CofC Cougars

Tough Non-Conference, CAA Slate Ahead For CofC Cougars

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

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

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

TYGA announces the TYGA Tots Tournament Program

TYGA announces the TYGA Tots Tournament Program

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

Oliver Schniederjans wins Mark H McCormack Medal as leading amateur

Oliver Schniederjans wins Mark H McCormack Medal as leading amateur

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clemson Tigers Football Practice Report August 27 , 2014

Clemson Tigers Football Practice Report August 27 , 2014

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

South Carolina Gamecocks make final preparations

South Carolina Gamecocks make final preparations

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

Carolina RailHawks to Host Fourth Annual Kicks for Kids Night

Carolina RailHawks to Host Fourth Annual Kicks for Kids Night

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

North Carolina Museum of Art Volunteers Win Two Paintings in Auction

North Carolina Museum of Art Volunteers Win Two Paintings in Auction

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

Wilmington Hammerheads Host League-Leader Orlando City

Wilmington Hammerheads Host League-Leader Orlando City

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

North Carolina Aquarium open Labor Day

North Carolina Aquarium open Labor Day

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

Greenville Drive Scores in Final Inning to Top Charleston RiverDogs

Greenville Drive Scores in Final Inning to Top Charleston RiverDogs

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

Myrtle Beach Pelicans move past Salem Dash with victory

Myrtle Beach Pelicans move past Salem Dash with victory

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