Entertainment

Wrightsville Oyster Roast and NC Surf to Sound Challenge

Wrightsville Oyster Roast and NC Surf to Sound Challenge

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Oct. 30, 2014 – Prime oyster season has arrived and the Wrightsville Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Second Annual Oyster Roast on Sunday, Nov. 2, 4-7 p.m. This all you can shuck and eat festival will be surfside, at Oceanic Pier. On the menu will be an estimated 40 bushels of fresh local oysters, shrimp plates, sides, sauces, hushpuppies, deserts, drinks, and optional bar. Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, tickets are only $30 per person and are available at Robert’s Grocery, South End Surf Shop, or online at: www.Wrightsville.org. Sales are limited to 350.   Event proceeds will help preserve historic Howell Cottage, home to the Wrightsville Beach Visitor’s Center and Chamber of […]

Journey & Steve Miller Band announce Columbia SC Concert this March

Journey & Steve Miller Band announce Columbia SC Concert this March

JOURNEY AND STEVE MILLER BAND Colonial Life Arena – Columbia SC March 11 2015   – With Special Guests Tower of Power – TICKETS: Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, SC – Tickets on Sale Starting Saturday, November 8 –   Journey and Steve Miller Band will play Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on March 11, 2015 with special guests Tower of Power.   Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Saturday, November 8  at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Colonial Life Arena box office, LMCtix.com, Play It Again Sports, or by phone 855-4-LMC-TIX (855-456-2849).    “We are all so looking forward to playing again for you in with the great company of the Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power,” […]

Miranda Lambert announces Charleston show

Miranda Lambert announces Charleston show

MIRANDA LAMBERT Certified Platinum Tour with special guests Justin Moore RaeLynn Jukebox Mafia NORTH CHARLESTON COLISEUM JANUARY 22, 2015 TICKETS: Miranda Lambert Certified Platinum Tour   Tickets on sale Friday, November 7 at 10:00am at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, at the North Charleston Coliseum Box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone 800-745-3000.   For more info go to www.livenation.com.  Presented by Live Nation.   # # #   About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.  

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

Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live 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 Friday 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!

Florida Georgia Line announces Columbia SC Concert

Florida Georgia Line announces Columbia SC Concert

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE with special guests Thomas Rhett & Frankie Ballard COLONIAL LIFE ARENA APRIL 30 2015 TICKETS: Florida Georgia Line Tickets go on sale Friday October 31 at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Colonial Life Arena box office, LMCtix.com, Play It Again Sports, or by phone 855-4-LMC-TIX (855-456-2849).  For more info or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.  Presented by Live Nation.   # # #   About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors

A Pirate’s Exile: Life in Washington…

A Pirate’s Exile: Life in Washington…

Arvada, CO, October 22, 2014-  I got off of the Greyhound in Portland, Oregon.  My cousin, Bev, had come with her son, Zack, to pick me up and head the rest of the way to her place in Buckley, Washington.  I’m pretty fond of the Greyhound but this had been a nightmare trip to begin with.  They had oversold the bus in San Diego, which resulted in a delayed departure and in missing the departing bus from LA.  Me and several other passengers were held in a sort of limbo where they had to figure out how to reroute us and get us seats.  Three people in particular stand out.  The two people in front of me, a guy and a […]

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Sports

South Carolina Gamecocks ready for Tennessee Volunteers

South Carolina Gamecocks ready for Tennessee Volunteers

South Carolina Football Practice Report Gamecocks vs Tennessee Game Notes COLUMBIA, SC Oct. 30, 2014 – The South Carolina Gamecocks spent Thursday afternoon at the Bluff Road practice fields. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football (SEC) The Gamecocks (4-4, 2-4 SEC) will host the Tennessee Volunteers (3-5, 0-4 SEC) at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia on Saturday, November 1. The SEC Network will televise the 7:30 p.m. ET game nationally with Tom Hart and Matt Stinchcomb in the booth and Heather Mitts on the sidelines. Following Thursday’s practice, defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said that linebacker Skai Moore (ankle sprain) and safety Kadetrix Marcus (shoulder sprain) would not play on Saturday due to injuries. Sophomore Jonathan Walton is slated to start at the […]

Coastinista:  Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)

A few years ago, as seen in these photos, I was doing a beach cleanup at the South end of Topsail Island and came across this Common Loon that was hooked, tangled, and emaciated. I was able to grab him, remove the hook and line, but he was still in bad shape.  I took him to Possumwood Acres Wildlife Rehab in Hubert where he recovered and was released. This is not all that uncommon and happens from time-to-time when surf and pier fishing. This summer, while attending the Southeastern Marine Debris Consortium Workshop in Charleston, I got a text message from a friend, who was pier fishing, with a photo of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle entangled in his line. I […]

By October 31, 2014 Read More →
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 […]

Charlotte Hornets Sign Walker to Multi-Year Extension

Charlotte Hornets Sign Walker to Multi-Year Extension

CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 30, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Kemba Walker to a multi-year extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Today is a great day for the Charlotte Hornets,” Cho said. “To be able to retain such an important piece of the core we are building here in Charlotte is exciting. Kemba is an integral part of the culture we’re trying to create within our organization and we are excited that he will continue to be a part of our team for years to come.” TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets (NBA) The 6-1 Walker was selected by Charlotte ninth overall of the 2011 NBA Draft and […]

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation

Please allow me to introduce Coastinista, a new, and almost, daily cup of coastal conservation and eco-awareness here at Beach Carolina Magazine.    Let’s get right to it with your daily cup (pun intended today).  I was enjoying my morning cup of java this morning and it made me think of ways to reduce waste while caffeinating. Consider what type of coffee pot you use.  Is it plastic or metal and does it use single-use plastic cups or filters?  These considerations might not be at the top of your priority list when it comes to huge environmental impacts, but everything adds up.  Just take a tour of your local landfill and you will see just how much it adds up. […]

By October 30, 2014 Read More →
The new BMW X5 M and X6 M ; the second generation of the BMW M GmbH Ultra High Performance Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupe

The new BMW X5 M and X6 M ; the second generation of the BMW M GmbH Ultra High Performance Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupe

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ Oct. 29, 2014 – The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M see BMW M GmbH setting the pace once again in the high-performance Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) segment. When the previous generation of the two vehicles arrived in 2009, it was the first time the high-performance character distilled by BMW M GmbH had been transplanted into an all-wheel-drive BMW X model. The result was class-leading dynamics. The new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M pull no punches in writing the next chapter in this success story with another significant step forward in dynamic excellence, distinct M design and outstanding efficiency. The 2015 BMW X5 M will be offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $99,650 and the 2015 BMW X6 M will […]

Conservation

Coastinista:  Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)

A few years ago, as seen in these photos, I was doing a beach cleanup at the South end of Topsail Island and came across this Common Loon that was hooked, tangled, and emaciated. I was able to grab him, remove the hook and line, but he was still in bad shape.  I took him to Possumwood Acres Wildlife Rehab in Hubert where he recovered and was released. This is not all that uncommon and happens from time-to-time when surf and pier fishing. This summer, while attending the Southeastern Marine Debris Consortium Workshop in Charleston, I got a text message from a friend, who was pier fishing, with a photo of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle entangled in his line. I […]

By October 31, 2014 Read More →
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 […]

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation

Please allow me to introduce Coastinista, a new, and almost, daily cup of coastal conservation and eco-awareness here at Beach Carolina Magazine.    Let’s get right to it with your daily cup (pun intended today).  I was enjoying my morning cup of java this morning and it made me think of ways to reduce waste while caffeinating. Consider what type of coffee pot you use.  Is it plastic or metal and does it use single-use plastic cups or filters?  These considerations might not be at the top of your priority list when it comes to huge environmental impacts, but everything adds up.  Just take a tour of your local landfill and you will see just how much it adds up. […]

By October 30, 2014 Read More →
Coastal Conservation Away from Home: Tips and Tricks for your next Vacation!

Coastal Conservation Away from Home: Tips and Tricks for your next Vacation!

  Recycling away from home can be tricky, but is just as, if not more so, important than recycling at home. Recycling is key to making sure that materials do not end up in our ocean or in a landfill where they will stay forever, especially when it comes to marketable materials like metal and non-biodegradable materials like plastics! First thing is first, reduce or better yet eliminate the single use plastics like coffee cup lids, straws, and plastic water bottles (among’st other things). Travel with a reusable metal bottle or use the same plastic bottle over and over while on your vacation. Bring a bamboo or metal straw if you must or ask for no straw.  I always feel […]

By October 29, 2014 Read More →
Outbreak of Hemorrhagic Disease in Piedmont Deer Tapers Off

Outbreak of Hemorrhagic Disease in Piedmont Deer Tapers Off

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 27, 2014 — After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in seven Piedmont counties, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said today that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease (HD) in white-tailed deer appears to be tapering off with the onset of cooler weather. Hemorrhagic disease is a common disease of deer caused by two types of viruses — one producing blue tongue and the other producing epizootic hemorrhagic disease. Tests of infected animals indicate that epizootic hemorrhagic disease appears to be the responsible virus for this year’s outbreak. HD is a cyclic disease and tends to occur in North Carolina every year, although with varying degrees of severity and distribution. The counties with moderate to […]

Award-Winning Actor Martin Sheen to Help Unveil and Christen Sea Shepherd’s Newest Ship in its Fleet, Announce New Campaign

Award-Winning Actor Martin Sheen to Help Unveil and Christen Sea Shepherd’s Newest Ship in its Fleet, Announce New Campaign

Press Conference to Be Held at 10:30 AM PST Saturday Oct. 18 in Marina Del Rey, California By: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Friday Harbor, WA Oct. 18, 2014 – A press conference to unveil the newest ship in the Sea Shepherd fleet will be held the morning of Saturday, October 18th in Marina del Rey, Calif. by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA, featuring long-time celebrity supporter and award-winning actor Martin Sheen who has campaigned with the non-profit organization in defense of ocean wildlife. Sheen will speak to media, christen the new ship and announce its name. Sea Shepherd will also announce an upcoming marine conservation campaign in which the new vessel will be used. The ship, which recently voyaged to […]

South Carolina

South Carolina Gamecocks ready for Tennessee Volunteers

South Carolina Gamecocks ready for Tennessee Volunteers

South Carolina Football Practice Report Gamecocks vs Tennessee Game Notes COLUMBIA, SC Oct. 30, 2014 – The South Carolina Gamecocks spent Thursday afternoon at the Bluff Road practice fields. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football (SEC) The Gamecocks (4-4, 2-4 SEC) will host the Tennessee Volunteers (3-5, 0-4 SEC) at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia on Saturday, November 1. The SEC Network will televise the 7:30 p.m. ET game nationally with Tom Hart and Matt Stinchcomb in the booth and Heather Mitts on the sidelines. Following Thursday’s practice, defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said that linebacker Skai Moore (ankle sprain) and safety Kadetrix Marcus (shoulder sprain) would not play on Saturday due to injuries. Sophomore Jonathan Walton is slated to start at the […]

Journey & Steve Miller Band announce Columbia SC Concert this March

Journey & Steve Miller Band announce Columbia SC Concert this March

JOURNEY AND STEVE MILLER BAND Colonial Life Arena – Columbia SC March 11 2015   – With Special Guests Tower of Power – TICKETS: Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, SC – Tickets on Sale Starting Saturday, November 8 –   Journey and Steve Miller Band will play Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on March 11, 2015 with special guests Tower of Power.   Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Saturday, November 8  at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Colonial Life Arena box office, LMCtix.com, Play It Again Sports, or by phone 855-4-LMC-TIX (855-456-2849).    “We are all so looking forward to playing again for you in with the great company of the Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power,” […]

Miranda Lambert announces Charleston show

Miranda Lambert announces Charleston show

MIRANDA LAMBERT Certified Platinum Tour with special guests Justin Moore RaeLynn Jukebox Mafia NORTH CHARLESTON COLISEUM JANUARY 22, 2015 TICKETS: Miranda Lambert Certified Platinum Tour   Tickets on sale Friday, November 7 at 10:00am at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, at the North Charleston Coliseum Box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone 800-745-3000.   For more info go to www.livenation.com.  Presented by Live Nation.   # # #   About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.  

Knudsen’s 89th-Minute Goal Gives Gamecocks 1-0 Win at Old Dominion

Knudsen’s 89th-Minute Goal Gives Gamecocks 1-0 Win at Old Dominion

Redshirt freshman drives home free kick from 30 yards away to keep SC perfect in C-USA road matches NORFOLK, VA Oct. 29, 2014 – South Carolina (8-8, 3-4 Conference USA) used a 89th-minute goal from redshirt freshman Mikkel Knudsen to grab its third road win in C-USA action in 2014, downing Old Dominion (7-6-1, 2-3-1 C-USA) 1-0 on Wednesday night. Knudsen set up from 30 yards away on a free kick after Old Dominion got called for a foul, one of 11 in the match. The Dane drilled the shot through the right side of the Monarchs’ wall and in for the only goal of the contest. South Carolina fired eight of its 10 shots in the second half, with […]

Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Paige voted Preseason Player of Year; Okafor tabbed for Rookie honor CHARLOTTE, NC (theACC.com) Oct. 29, 2014 – Duke will enter the 2014-15 season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, according to a vote of media in attendance at the league’s  annual “Operation Basketball.” The Blue Devils, who return guards Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon, along with starting forward Amile Jefferson from last year’s team that finished 26-9 and tied for third place in the final ACC regular-season standings, received 41 of 65 first-place votes in Wednesday’s preseason poll. In addition to the solid group of veterans, the Blue Devils boast a talented cast of newcomers that includes 6-foot-11 freshman Jahlil Okafor. TICKETS: Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball North Carolina […]

SwingThought.com Tour upcoming events and alumni updates

SwingThought.com Tour upcoming events and alumni updates

Special Natchez Miss. event opposite Sanderson Farms Championship; Shingle Creek to host $40,000 Guaranteed Purse in Orlando; Red Tail & Meadowlands to host Winter Series’; 2010-12 SwingThought.com Tour member Streb finds PGA TOUR success at McGladrey MYRTLE BEACH, SC Oct. 27, 2014 – The SwingThought.com Tour, formerly the NGA/Hooters Tour, has a full schedule of upcoming events planned for the winter season including two separate series and one special event coinciding with the PGA TOUR Sanderson Farms Championship pre-qualifier and Monday Qualifier. First on the agenda is the Magnolia Bluffs Casino Beau Pre Bayou Bash. This special 60 player field event will be held November 3rd through 7th at Beau Pre Country Club in Natchez, Miss., the home site to […]

North Carolina

Coastinista:  Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)

A few years ago, as seen in these photos, I was doing a beach cleanup at the South end of Topsail Island and came across this Common Loon that was hooked, tangled, and emaciated. I was able to grab him, remove the hook and line, but he was still in bad shape.  I took him to Possumwood Acres Wildlife Rehab in Hubert where he recovered and was released. This is not all that uncommon and happens from time-to-time when surf and pier fishing. This summer, while attending the Southeastern Marine Debris Consortium Workshop in Charleston, I got a text message from a friend, who was pier fishing, with a photo of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle entangled in his line. I […]

By October 31, 2014 Read More →
Wrightsville Oyster Roast and NC Surf to Sound Challenge

Wrightsville Oyster Roast and NC Surf to Sound Challenge

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Oct. 30, 2014 – Prime oyster season has arrived and the Wrightsville Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Second Annual Oyster Roast on Sunday, Nov. 2, 4-7 p.m. This all you can shuck and eat festival will be surfside, at Oceanic Pier. On the menu will be an estimated 40 bushels of fresh local oysters, shrimp plates, sides, sauces, hushpuppies, deserts, drinks, and optional bar. Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, tickets are only $30 per person and are available at Robert’s Grocery, South End Surf Shop, or online at: www.Wrightsville.org. Sales are limited to 350.   Event proceeds will help preserve historic Howell Cottage, home to the Wrightsville Beach Visitor’s Center and Chamber of […]

Charlotte Hornets Sign Walker to Multi-Year Extension

Charlotte Hornets Sign Walker to Multi-Year Extension

CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 30, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Kemba Walker to a multi-year extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Today is a great day for the Charlotte Hornets,” Cho said. “To be able to retain such an important piece of the core we are building here in Charlotte is exciting. Kemba is an integral part of the culture we’re trying to create within our organization and we are excited that he will continue to be a part of our team for years to come.” TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets (NBA) The 6-1 Walker was selected by Charlotte ninth overall of the 2011 NBA Draft and […]

Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Paige voted Preseason Player of Year; Okafor tabbed for Rookie honor CHARLOTTE, NC (theACC.com) Oct. 29, 2014 – Duke will enter the 2014-15 season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, according to a vote of media in attendance at the league’s  annual “Operation Basketball.” The Blue Devils, who return guards Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon, along with starting forward Amile Jefferson from last year’s team that finished 26-9 and tied for third place in the final ACC regular-season standings, received 41 of 65 first-place votes in Wednesday’s preseason poll. In addition to the solid group of veterans, the Blue Devils boast a talented cast of newcomers that includes 6-foot-11 freshman Jahlil Okafor. TICKETS: Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball North Carolina […]

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

Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live 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 Friday 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!

It’s a Wonderful Time of the Year – For a Wonderful Group of Tarheels!

It’s a Wonderful Time of the Year – For a Wonderful Group of Tarheels!

Operation North State Is Requesting Your Assistance With Its 2014 NCCARES Christmas Box Project WINSTON-SALEM, NC Oct. 26, 2014 – September 1st, Operation North State (ONS) began accepting the names of 1500 North Carolina deployed troops to receive its 2014 NCCARES Christmas Boxes – utilizing North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride. We currently, we have received requests for 600 boxes; we kickoff major media support and Public Service Announcements (PSAs) next week which will assist in securing the remaining recipient names. Volunteers (ONS’ chairman, founder, executive director, staff and supporters) make this special gift possible. Please consider joining us! Considered one of the state’s most popular Christmas gift box projects, this year’s gift box will feature a minimum of […]

Carolina Government

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 […]

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 […]

Other News

Carolina RailHawks Win & Remain in the Hunt for the Final Spot in The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Win & Remain in the Hunt for the Final Spot in The Championship

Defeated the Atlanta Silverbacks 2-0 at Silverbacks Park ATLANTA, GA Oct. 25, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (11W-4D-11L, 37 Pts.) needed a win in Atlanta to keep their postseason dreams alive and with two goals from Nacho Novo and Devon Sandoval the RailHawks were able to do just that, as they rolled to victory over the Silverbacks (6W-5D-15L, 23 Pts.).  ‪The RailHawks were unable to achieve any type of offensive flow in the first portion of the first half, but momentum swung in the favor of the RailHawks after goalkeeper, Scott Goodwin, came up with a tremendous penalty kick save on Silverbacks forward, Jaime Chávez in the 35th minute of play. Following Goodwin’s save, the RailHawks stormed down the field with […]

NC Aquarium hosts bewitching Halloween event Oct. 29-30

NC Aquarium hosts bewitching Halloween event Oct. 29-30

Trick or Treat Under the Sea at NC Aquarium Oct. 29-30   PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Oct. 25, 2014 – The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores offers two bewitching evenings of fishy fun with Trick or Treat Under the Sea on Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 30. Choose the evening that works best for your family or come both nights for a double dose of Halloween activities with an aquatic twist. Trick-or-treating is the main attraction as little characters and critters show off their costumes and load up on goodies at decorated booths sponsored by local businesses. Aquarium exhibits become haunted waters with décor suited to the occasion. The bolder bunch can venture outside to see the […]

Clemson and No. 11 Louisville Play to a Scoreless Draw Friday Night

Clemson and No. 11 Louisville Play to a Scoreless Draw Friday Night

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 24, 2014 – The Clemson men’s soccer team and the 11th ranked Louisville Cardinals played to a scoreless draw Friday night at Louisville’s Lynn Stadium. After tonight’s result, Clemson’s record stands at 8-6-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the ACC. Clemson junior Kyle Fisher scored in the final seconds of the second overtime period, but the goal was waived off after a penalty was called against Clemson in the box. The Tigers and Cardinals were tied with Syracuse for the lead in the ACC’s Atlantic Division prior to the match. Now Clemson and Louisville are in a two-way tie for second in the division. Tonight’s match was the first ever meeting between Clemson and Louisville. Sophomore Andrew Tarbell […]

Clemson Tigers Football to Face Texas A&M in 2018 and 2019

Clemson Tigers Football to Face Texas A&M in 2018 and 2019

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 24 – Clemson and Texas A&M have agreed to a two-game series that will be played during the 2018 and 2019 seasons.  Both schools made the announcement Thursday night. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers Football Clemson will travel to Texas A&M for a contest at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas on September 8, 2018, while the Aggies will come to Clemson’s Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019. “We are looking forward to playing Texas A&M as the two schools share a rich military heritage and of course passionate fan bases,” said Clemson Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich.  “We know our fans make Clemson a great game day experience and the Aggie fans make Kyle field also one of […]

Gamecocks Weekly Football Press Conference

Gamecocks Weekly Football Press Conference

COLUMBIA, SC Oct. 21, 2014 South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier Opening Statement “We’re going to Auburn, the Loveliest Village on the Plains. Auburn is a good team as we all know, went to the national championship game last year, had a wonderful chance to win it, but couldn’t do it. I think they’re No. 5 in the country right now, lost to Mississippi State in a game that they could’ve won, but got stymied in the red zone had to kick some field goals. Mississippi State had a very good game and they’re No. 1 in the country, but (Auburn runs) the ball extremely well and are certainly very capable of throwing the ball. Their defense is very solid, […]

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea in Wilmington, N.C. on November 20 NASHVILLE, TN Oct. 21, 2014 – Certain to be a night that you’ll never forget, the ACM, CMA, CMT-nominated duo Love and Theft are bringing their action-packed performance to Ziggy’s By The Sea in Wilmington, N.C. on November 20, 2014 as part of their headlining “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour. Supporting acts also taking the stage that night are Joel Crouse with DJ DU. Best known for their #1 platinum hit “Angel Eyes,” which garnered over seven million views on YouTube/Vevo to date, the duo takes to the road this fall on their very first headlining “Night That You’ll […]

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

WILMINGTON, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – On Saturday, Oct. 25, the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon will bring nearly 2,300 athletes, along with their friends, family and trainers to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. An additional 300 runners are expected to participate in the inaugural New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s 5K, held in conjunction with the triathlon. An estimated 8,000 spectators will cheer the athletes. The USAT-sanctioned PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, and offers a half iron distance triathlon. The full triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the half distance begins at 8:30 a.m. with a swim in the channel at the southern tip of Wrightsville […]

Ben Martin Wins in Las Vegas

Ben Martin Wins in Las Vegas

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 19, 2014 —Former Clemson All-American Ben Martin sank a 46-foot eagle putt on the par five 16th hole on Sunday and went on to win the Shriner’s Hospital For Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the first PGA Tour win for Martin, who is in his third year on the PGA Tour.  Martin is the ninth winner of the tournament to make a victory in Las Vegas his first  career triumph.  That list includes Tiger Woods, who made his first PGA victory at this event in 1996. Martin had rounds of 68-66-62-68 to finish with a 72-hole score of 264.   He played the final four holes in four under par, as he […]

United States Air Force Band Coming to Louisburg College

United States Air Force Band Coming to Louisburg College

LOUISBURG, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – The United States Air Force Concert Band will be performing on Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Louisburg College campus. The Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is the largest of six musical ensembles that comprise The United States Air Force Band. Featuring 53 active duty Airmen musicians, the Concert Band performs throughout the United States via biannual tours, live radio, television and Internet broadcasts, as well as at local concerts across metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, Concert Band members perform in smaller chamber ensembles at official military […]

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!

College of Charleston Women’s Soccer Falls to Northeastern

College of Charleston Women’s Soccer Falls to Northeastern

Box Score PLEASANT, SC Oct. 18, 2014 – The College of Charleston women’s soccer team suffered a 3-0 defeat to first-place Northeastern in Colonial Athletic Association action at Patriots Point on Sunday afternoon. The Cougars (5-11-1, 1-6-1 CAA) were unable to complete the unenviable task of solving the nation’s best defense, as NU goalkeeper Paige Burnett and company posted the Huskies’ 13th shutout of the season. Based on results from around the league, the win propels NU into sole possession of first place in the CAA standings while Delaware’s Sunday victory over James Madison eliminated the Cougars from playoff contention. “Hats off to Northeastern for coming in as a very good team which was well coached and moved the ball […]

Clemson Tigers Defeat Miami 2-0 in Pink Game Saturday at Historic Riggs Field

Clemson Tigers Defeat Miami 2-0 in Pink Game Saturday at Historic Riggs Field

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 18, 2014 – The 21st-ranked Clemson women’s soccer team defeated Miami by a score of 2-0 on Saturday night at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers improved to 11-2-2 overall and 4-2-1 in ACC play with the win, while the Hurricanes dropped to 2-12-1 (0-6-1 ACC). With the victory, Clemson now has 11 wins on the season. It is the first 11-win season for the program since 2006. That Tiger team advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals, and was ranked in a tie for 14th in the final national poll. The win was also Clemson’s first over Miami since the 2006 season. The two teams played a scoreless first half, with the Tigers controlling possession the majority of the […]

Carolina RailHawks Remain in Contention for a Spot in The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Remain in Contention for a Spot in The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Draw with Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1-1 at WakeMed Soccer Park CARY, NC Oct. 18th, 2014 – With a spot in The Championship on the line, the Carolina RailHawks (Fall Season: 6W-2T-8L, 20pts) took on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers (Fall Season: 6W-5T-5L, 23pts) on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. At the end of the match, both the RailHawks and the Strikers remain in contention for the final spot in The Championship as they drew 1-1. The first-half got off to a slow start, as neither team created any quality chances. The RailHawks opened the second half with their sights set on victory. After numerous pushes, Nacho Novo found Tiyi Shipalane deep in the Strikers zone, but the normally sure footed […]

East Carolina Pirates Soccer Hosts SMU On Senior Day Sunday

East Carolina Pirates Soccer Hosts SMU On Senior Day Sunday

The Pirates Are In Search Of Their 10th Win Of The Season ECU Notes  | American Conference Notes GREENVILLE, NC Oct. 18, 2014 – After a 1-0 victory over Houston Thursday evening, the East Carolina women’s soccer team will host SMU in its final American Athletic Conference home match of the season Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., at Johnson Soccer Stadium. It will be Senior Day, as a post-match ceremony recognizing this year’s senior class will be held on the field at the conclusion of the match. The first 100 fans will receive a free signed team poster. It will also be Faith & Family Day, as religious institutions and youth groups can receive $2 admission. Sunday will also […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Run Past Furman 41-10

South Carolina Gamecocks Run Past Furman 41-10

Davis and Williams each rush for over 100 yards, becoming first Gamecock tandem to perform feat since 2007. COLUMBIA, SC Oct. 18, 2014 – South Carolina’s ground attack produced 267 yards and three touchdowns on the day as the Gamecocks defeated Furman 41-10 on Homecoming this afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. Redshirt senior quarterback Dylan Thompson opened up the game by going four-of-five on Carolina’s opening drive, culminating in a 15-yard fade route to junior wide receiver Shaq Roland in the back of the end zone. It didn’t take Furman long to respond, as Hank McCloud, on the Paladins’ fourth play of their drive, found an opening on the right side and took the ball 60 yards down the sideline to […]

North Carolina Aquarium Succulent Seafood starts October 20

North Carolina Aquarium Succulent Seafood starts October 20

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Oct. 15, 2014 – Find out how to cook the catch of the day with the Succulent Seafood series presented by the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The first session of the fall-winter schedule for the popular program is Oct. 20 at Island Grille in Atlantic Beach. The Aquarium teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting, preparing and serving fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other weekdays at 2 p.m. Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species. Chefs provide favorite recipes and personal insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste […]

Newly renamed “Swansboro Food & Beverage Co.” to Hold Grand Opening Community Event

Newly renamed “Swansboro Food & Beverage Co.” to Hold Grand Opening Community Event

The Casual Coastal Restaurant and Bar to Celebrate Name and Menu Changes with Free Food for Patrons SWANSBORO, NC Oct. 15, 2014 – As a youngster growing up in North Carolina, Lori Sakiewicz’ family vacations on the North Carolina coast left her with so many fond memories of the area. Having the opportunity to return and open a restaurant has been a lifelong dream for the proud owner of Swansboro Food & Beverage Co., formerly known as The Swan’s Burro. She opened the restaurant in June with help from her brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Tami Sakiewicz, who are part owners. The full-service restaurant and bar, located in the beautiful historic district, is announcing exciting changes including its fresh new […]

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

Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live 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!

SwingThought.com Tour announces Inaugural “Magnolia Bluffs Casino Beau Pre Bayou Bash” event

SwingThought.com Tour announces Inaugural “Magnolia Bluffs Casino Beau Pre Bayou Bash” event

Beau Pre’ Country Club Natchez, Miss. November 3-7, 2014   Special 60 Player, 36-Hole Event to showcase Top Professional Golf Talent MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Oct. 13, 2014 – The SwingThought.com Tour (formerly the NGA/Hooters Tour) announced today a partnership with the Magnolia Bluffs Casino and Beau Pre Country Club in Natchez, Mississippi to host a special 60 player 36-hole professional event and Pro Am to take place November 3rd through 7th. The event, titled the Magnolia Bluffs Casino Beau Pre Bayou Bash, will take place prior to the start of the 2nd stage of Web.com Tour Q School. The event also takes place the same week as the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss., just a short drive away, […]

Clemson Tigers Survive Louisville Cardinals, 23-17

Clemson Tigers Survive Louisville Cardinals, 23-17

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 11, 2014 – The No. 25 Clemson Tigers pulled out a 23-17 victory over Louisville with their backs against the wall, holding the Cardinals on a last-minute, goal-line stand to preserve a hard-fought victory. The Tigers improved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the ACC in the first-ever meeting between the two. With freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson forced to leave the game early due to a broken finger, senior quarterback Cole Stoudt stepped in and went 20-33 passing for 162 yards. Freshman Artavis Scott led all receivers with 10 receptions for 66 yards, while freshman Adam Choice led all rushers with 61 yards on 16 carries. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers football (ACC) Head Coach Dabo Swinney praised Stoudt […]

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