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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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2015 Johnnie Mercer’s Pier Dogfish Tournament

2015 Johnnie Mercer’s Pier Dogfish Tournament

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Dec. 18, 2014 – Matt Johnson, owner of Johnnie Mercer’s Pier has announced that the 2015 Johnnie Mercer’s Pier Dogfish Tournament will be held on January 24, from 1pm to 8 pm at his pier in Wrightsville Beach. This is the 10th year of the tournament and we are looking to make it special. One change this year is that there will be a raffle for a local animal shelter prior to the event and there will be a collection of pet treats for that shelter. Participants are asked to make a donation of a dog or cat treat if they desire. Last year with 100 anglers fishing the event only one fish was caught and was […]

Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

NORFOLK, VA Dec. 18, 2014 — The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January. National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It has been observed during January since 1970, and that’s no coincidence. Winter is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Unpredictable winter weather can result in blood drive cancelations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments.   Donors of all blood types are needed, […]

Darlington Raceway to celebrate Past, Present and Future

Darlington Raceway to celebrate Past, Present and Future

THE TRADITION RETURNS! DARLINGTON RACEWAY TO CELEBRATE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE LEADING INTO 2015 LABOR DAY WEEKEND Track to celebrate 1970’s icons; plus current and future NASCAR stars Kaitlyn Bailey to return as Darlington Raceway’s “Lady in Black”   DARLINGTON, SC Dec. 17, 2014 – With Darlington Raceway entering its 66th consecutive year hosting NASCAR’s top-tier touring series, the track will commemorate its return to Labor Day weekend in 2015 by honoring its storied past while celebrating the future. With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500® returning to its celebrated Labor Day weekend date, the Lady in Black will recognize past champions of the 1970’s as part of its 2015 campaign.   A number of exciting announcements are […]

2015 NASL Spring Season Schedule Released

2015 NASL Spring Season Schedule Released

RailHawks to open the 2015 Season at home on Saturday, April 4th at 1:00pm CARY, NC Dec. 17, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks and the North American Soccer League announced today their 2015 NASL Spring Season Schedule. The 2015 NASL Spring Season will see each of the 11 NASL clubs play a 10-game schedule consisting of five home games and five away games. The RailHawks will open the 2015 season at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, April 4th when they host Canadian rival, Ottawa Fury FC, at 1:00pm. “We are thrilled to be able to announce our Spring Season schedule prior to the holidays and feel it is an attractive one for fans.  We look forward to our home opener against Ottawa […]

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Chicago Cubs Announce 2015 Pelicans Coaching Staff

Chicago Cubs Announce 2015 Pelicans Coaching Staff

EIGHT-YEAR BIG LEAGUER MARK JOHNSON TO SERVE AS TEAM’S SIXTH MANAGER MYRTLE BEACH, SC Dec. 17, 2014 – In conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, are pleased to announce the field staff for the Pelicans for the upcoming 2015 season. Mark Johnson leads the coaching staff as the manager in the team’s first year as a Cubs affiliate. Most recently, Johnson was named the Manager of the Year in the Midwest League for his work the Cubs’ Class-A Kane County Cougars in 2014. He is joined by David Rosario (pitching coach), Mariano Duncan (hitting coach), Chris Gutierrez (assistant coach), and Peter Fagan (athletic trainer). Rosario and Gutierrez both served […]

Wilson Tobs 3rd Annual Homerun for Hunger Food Drive!

Wilson Tobs 3rd Annual Homerun for Hunger Food Drive!

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Homerun for Hunger Food Drive! WILSON, NC Dec. 16, 2014 – The Tobs are proud to announce the date for the 3rd Annual Homerun For Hunger Food Drive. Come out July 28th to watch the Tobs take on the Gastonia Grizzlies. Gates open at 6 P.M. Bring your non perishable food items for free entry into the game! Mark you calendars and make plans to attend the largest food drive held in Wilson! The Tobs greatly appreciate your help and support and look forward to seeing you out at the game! Sincerely, Thomas Webb Wilson Tobs Baseball Club

Chad Holbrook Receives Contract Extension with South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball

Chad Holbrook Receives Contract Extension with South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball

COLUMBIA, SC Dec. 16, 2014 – The Board of Trustees at the University of South Carolina has approved a two-year contract extension for head baseball coach Chad Holbrook.  The contract extension puts Holbrook under contract through the end of the 2019 season. “It is an honor to be the head baseball coach at the University of South Carolina,” said Chad Holbrook.  I want to thank the Board of Trustees, Dr. Pastides and Coach Tanner for their unwavering commitment to the entire Gamecock baseball program and me.  It is really neat and comforting to be surrounded by such great leadership.  South Carolina is a special place with the best fans in the country and I am fortunate to work with an […]

Posted in: Baseball, Columbia SC
Clemson Tigers Hold Bowl Practice Monday

Clemson Tigers Hold Bowl Practice Monday

CLEMSON, SC Dec. 15, 2014 — Clemson held its third bowl practice, but its first in full pads on Monday night on the practice fields behind the Indoor Practice Facility. The Tigers worked for two crisp hours in preparation for the Dec. 29 Russell Athletic Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners. “This is a big week for us,” said Head Coach Dabo Swinney. “You can’t show up in Orlando and start game planning. You have to do that on campus because there are too many distractions once you get to the bowl site. When we go to Orlando we want to be in a situation where we are just polishing (the game plan).” Swinney said it is also a big week […]

Posted in: Clemson SC, Events, Football
Clemson Tigers, UNC Tar Heels to Tip at 8:15 on Saturday, Jan. 3

Clemson Tigers, UNC Tar Heels to Tip at 8:15 on Saturday, Jan. 3

CLEMSON, SC Dec. 15, 2014 — The men’s basketball game scheduled between Clemson and North Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 3 was announced today as an 8:15 p.m. tipoff. The ACC regular season opener for both teams will be televised by ESPN, Clemson’s first game on the network in 2014-15. Tickets are available for IPTAY members only and are limited to a total of four tickets. Members are asked to call 1-800-CLEMSON to purchase.

Clemson Tigers to provide “Tickets for Troops” in Orlando area

Clemson Tigers to provide “Tickets for Troops” in Orlando area

CLEMSON, SC Dec. 15, 2014 – Clemson Athletics announced today its Tickets for Troops program, at the Russell Athletic Bowl providing an opportunity for fans to donate bowl tickets to military personnel in the Central Florida area. “Clemson has a rich tradition of supporting the Military,” said Mike Money, Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing. “We understand that not all fans are able to make the trip to Orlando and this is a great opportunity to support our Military and the Clemson football program.”   Fans can purchase a bowl ticket for as little as $75 and the athletic department will donate it to Orlando-area military personnel for the game.   Fans wishing to participate in Tickets for Troops can contact […]

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