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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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Clemson Tigers Football Report for Preseason Practice

Clemson Tigers Football Report for Preseason Practice

CLEMSON, SC July 31, 2014 – Dabo Swinney welcomed 105 active Clemson football players to the first official team meeting of the preseason on Thursday at 4:00 p.m.   Swinney’s sixth Clemson squad met for nearly four hours with various department leaders of the program who gave orientation instructions to their specific areas. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers football (ACC) The day started with the announcement that Clemson was ranked 16th in the preseason USA Today poll, the third consecutive year the Tigers have been ranked in the top 16 during the preseason. In each of the last three seasons Clemson has finished the year in the top 25, including a pair of top 10 finishes in the USA Today poll each of […]

Posted in: Clemson SC, Events, Football
Charleston Stage’s YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opening August 29th at the Historic Dock Street Theatre

Charleston Stage’s YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opening August 29th at the Historic Dock Street Theatre

Acclaimed and Timeless Screwball Comedy Opens Charleston Stage’s 37th Season at the Historic Dock Street Theatre Don’t Miss the Pulitzer Prize-winning, American Comedy Classic You Can’t Take It With You, Running Aug. 29 – Sept. 21! CHARLESTON, SC July 31, 2014 – Grandpa hasn’t paid his income taxes in ten years and when the IRS shows up to collect, they find Grandpa’s grown-up granddaughter, Essie, doing pirouettes in the middle of the living room in her pink tutu, her husband Ed accompanying her on his Xylophone, Grandpa’s son-in-law, Paul, down in the basement making fireworks and his daughter, Penny, painting a portrait of a man in a skimpy toga dressed as a roman discuss thrower. Add in a Russian Grand […]

Sunset Beach Activist, Developer Win Pelican Awards

Sunset Beach Activist, Developer Win Pelican Awards

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC July 31, 2014 – A Sunset Beach activist and a Wilmington developer have won 2014 Pelican Awards from the N.C. Coastal Federation. They are among six of the award winners along the southeast N.C. coast. Sue Weddle advocates for effective coastal stormwater regulations and tough enforcement of coastal development rules. Developer Burrows Smith won an award for being a local champion and pioneer of low-impact development, a new approach to controlling stormwater pollution. They are among the 15 statewide recipients of Pelican Awards this year. The annual award recognizes the exemplary work of people, organizations and groups to protect and enhance the N.C. coast. All will receive the awards Saturday at a luncheon at the N.C. Aquarium […]

NCACPA Financial Fitness Course August 2, 2014 has been Cancelled

NCACPA Financial Fitness Course August 2, 2014 has been Cancelled

MORRISVILLE, NC July 31, 2014 – The Financial Fitness course scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 2, has been cancelled in an effort to review the delivery of the program and potentially coordinate it at pre-established functions. Hosting this program in conjunction with larger events will help to manage challenges with attendance and scheduling—obstacles which were encountered with the program planned for August 2. The Financial Fitness course is only one of many outreach efforts associated with NCACPA’s Financial Literacy initiative. These efforts span the state of NC and allow communities to request and interact with financial experts who provide presentations and support to groups seeking more information on personal finance resources. For more information on NCACPA’s Financial Literacy […]

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The Literacy Council of Buncombe County announces its featured author for the 7th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction

The Literacy Council of Buncombe County announces its featured author for the 7th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction

James Patterson to keynote 2014 Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction September 5, 2014 | 6 p.m. Renaissance Asheville Hotel ASHEVILLE, NC July 31, 2014 – The Authors for Literacy auction will include distinctive art and crafts, autographed and rare books, and excursions in Asheville and beyond. The evening will also include a live auction opportunity to support the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s programs. Click here to learn more about James Patterson’s national youth literacy initiative, readkiddoread. Spend One-on-One Time with James Patterson! Author James Patterson has made a donation of $500 to the Literacy Council of Buncombe County in preparation for his engagement as the keynote speaker for the organization’s Sept. 5 Authors for Literacy Dinner and […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Set For Richmond Kickers

Wilmington Hammerheads Set For Richmond Kickers

WILMINGTON, NC July 31, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled to take on the Richmond Kickers for their final match of a three-game series this season on Friday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. The Hammerheads and Kickers concluded their first meeting in June at City Stadium with a 2-2 draw after a pair of Hammerheads goals were collected late in the second half to equalize with a pair of goals from Richmond’s Matthew Delicâte scored in the first half. Two weeks later, the Kickers traveled to Wilmington for their second matchup ending in 1-1 tie after Tom Parratt leveled the score in the 60th minute.   The Hammerheads enter Friday’s match following a 2-0 loss […]

Posted in: Events, Soccer, Wilmington NC
NC Aquarium hosts Pine Knoll Shores National Night Out Aug. 5

NC Aquarium hosts Pine Knoll Shores National Night Out Aug. 5

National Night Out at NC Aquarium Aug. 5 PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 31, 2014 – Celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 5, 2014, with the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and the Town Pine Knoll Shores. The Aquarium stays open late and offers free admission for kids 12 and under, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Find more free family fun outdoors in the Aquarium’s upper parking lot, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Enjoy pizza and sodas at no charge. Watch kids jump for joy in bouncy houses. Get into harmony with jazz tunes by Naked Knees. Meet the Aquarium’s shark mascot, Friendly Finley, and shake paws with safety celebrities, McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky, the […]

North Carolina Museum of Art Presents “Line, Touch, Trace”

North Carolina Museum of Art Presents “Line, Touch, Trace”

Exhibition highlights North Carolina artists who create hand-drawn works in a variety of graphic mediums   RALEIGH, NC July 31, 2014 —Beginning Saturday, August 30, 2014, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) presents Line, Touch, Trace, an exhibition of 30 hand-drawn works. Organized by Greenhill in Greensboro, N.C., the exhibition highlights 13 North Carolina artists who use graphite, ballpoint pen, conté crayon, ink, or charcoal to explore drawing in its relationship to thought processes.   In Line, Touch, Trace, artists may work with line to precisely render contours or as calligraphy on the drawing’s surface; apply touch to build tonal values or erase edges; and use traced marks to suggest elements of an imagined topography. The artists use these techniques […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Ranked 9th by Coaches

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Ranked 9th by Coaches

Carolina Opens Fall Camp Friday COLUMBIA, SC July 31, 2014 – The University of South Carolina football team begins the 2014 season ranked ninth the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released by USA Today. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks football (SEC) The Gamecocks, coming off their third-straight 11-2 campaign, received 1,009 points, including one first-place vote. Defending national champion Florida State was an overwhelming pick to repeat as national champions, collecting 56 of the 62 first place votes and 1,543 points overall. Alabama (1,455), Oklahoma (1,382), Oregon (1,314) and Auburn (1,271) round out the top five. Ohio State (1,267), UCLA (1,085) and Michigan State (1,050) begin the second five, just ahead of South Carolina. Baylor (965) rounds out the top 10. In […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Football
Matt Vogel and Wilmington Sharks Blow Wilson Tobs Away 8-1

Matt Vogel and Wilmington Sharks Blow Wilson Tobs Away 8-1

WILMINGTON, NC – On the same day Sharknado 2: The Second One was set to be unleashed upon movie theatres around the country, the Wilmington Sharks created a tornado of their own at Buck Hardee field on Wednesday night, as they sent the Tobs seeking shelter early and often. The first inning was essentially a microcosm of the game as a whole. Matt Vogel struck out three Tobs in the top of the first, and Steven Linkous and Nate Moorhouse each drew walks to kickstart the Sharks offense in the bottom of the first inning. A double steal from the two most dangerous running threats in the Coastal Plain League put two runners in scoring position. Jake Kusz knocked one […]