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North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Salutes Civil Air Patrol

North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Salutes Civil Air Patrol

RALEIGH – During World War II, the arrival of the North Carolina Civil Air Patrol (CAP) dramatically reduced the German sinking of American vessels off the North Carolina coast.  In recognition of the valuable service the Civil Air Patrol provided, a N.C. Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated on Saturday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m., in Manteo at the Dare County Airport, the former CAP base. The federal Civil Air Patrol was established to serve as “flying minutemen” for the nation.  Volunteer aviators in the state’s wing of the federal program conducted sea rescues, towed targets for military training, performed courier service, and fought forest fires.  From dawn to dusk, pilots prowled up and down the Outer Banks and southern […]

Gamecock Football Participates In Pigskin Poets Event At Richland County Public Library

Gamecock Football Participates In Pigskin Poets Event At Richland County Public Library

By Katie Jordan Media Relations Student Assistant COLUMBIA, S.C. – On Friday, July 13, 2012, members of the South Carolina Gamecock football team took part in the annual Pigskin Poets event at the Richland County Public Library in downtown Columbia. The event is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program that encourages children to keep their reading skills sharp over the summer so when school starts in the fall they do not have to catch up. The goal of the program is to get people excited about continuing to read in the summer. “It’s one of our most popular programs,” Padgett Mozingo, the event’s coordinator, said. “In May when kids start signing up for summer reading they already start asking […]

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum July – August 2012 Calendar

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum July – August 2012 Calendar

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum July – August 2012 Calendar 1st Mate’s Program Daily Children age 8-12 receive a “Certificate of Rank” and a “1st Mate’s Wristband” by doing a Museum Search and attending 2 programs or a Museum Search, one program and one written activity. Free. Details, (252) 986-2995 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.   Maritime Movies   Mondays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sit down, cool off and learn about the U-85, Chicamacomico, the Alligator, the USS Monitor, the ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ and more! 20-50 minutes. Free. Details, (252) 986-2995 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.   Civil War Mini-Talks Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Local author and Civil War historian, Drew Pullen, gives an overview of the war on Hatteras. 30 minutes. Free. Details, (252) 986-2995 […]

2nd Saturdays Fun July 14 at Tryon Palace

2nd Saturdays Fun July 14 at Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace will showcase authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, July 14, in the second installment of the popular three-part summer program “2nd Saturdays.” The theme for July at Tryon Palace in New Bern is “Our Heritage by Hand.”  Artists include New Bern craftsman John Hodge who will demonstrate the art of carving decoys and songbirds; Phil Gaskins who specializes in carving canes and walking sticks; Lou Powell who carves unique works of art from cotton wood bark; Ed Campbell who specializes in glasswork; River Bend artist Alice L. Bilello, of Harbour Island Designs, will display and demonstrates her fine fashion jewelry; and painter Tessie Adams who paints lively works of art of Tryon Palace’s Jonkonnu performers as well as many […]

Ted Nugent and Styx’s Tommy Shaw Reunite in Bangor
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Ted Nugent and Styx’s Tommy Shaw Reunite in Bangor

MIDWEST ROCK ‘N’ ROLL EXPRESS TOUR CONCLUDES Nugent to Embark on 40-City “Great White Buffalo Tour” Nashville, Tenn. – On Sunday, July 8, at Bangor Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine, Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent concluded their 30-city Midwest Rock ‘N’ Roll Express Tour with a bang.  In a first since their union in supergroup Damn Yankees, Nugent and Styx’s Tommy Shaw reunited to perform “Coming of Age” during Styx’s set. Styx’s James Young had a hunch stage collaborations may take place on the tour, sharing with Billboard earlier this year, “I think something will certainly happen, but I dare not predict what it might be. I look forward to being pleasantly surprised and delighted by it all.” Nugent […]

N.C. Museum of History Wins 2012 AASLH Award of Merit

N.C. Museum of History Wins 2012 AASLH Award of Merit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the exhibit The Story of North Carolina. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in their 67th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.  This year, AASLH is proud to confer 59 national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, books and organizations. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. Presentation of the awards will be made at a special banquet […]

Toast to the Coast Returns to Buck Hardee Field

Toast to the Coast Returns to Buck Hardee Field

Wilmington, NC – Prior to Saturday evening’s game against the Forest City Owls, the Sharks will host their second annual Toast to the Coast beer fest at Buck Hardee Field. In addition to North Carolina’s own Mother Earth and Highland Pale Ale, five other craft beer brewers will showcase their beverages. Those breweries include Allagash (Maine), Bell’s (Mich.), Ska (Colo.), Uinta (Utah) and Victory (Penn.). In all, there will be twelve different kinds of beer for attendees to sample. Tickets will cost $18 in advance, or $24 at the gate. Fans who attend the event, which lasts from 1-5:00 p.m., will be welcome to stay in the park to watch batting practice in its entirety before gates open at the […]

JB and the Moonshine Band New Music Video!
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JB and the Moonshine Band New Music Video!

“No Better Than This,” World Premiere on CMT Pure and CMT.com New Video Features “Sweet Home Alabama” and Stars Paige Duke and Jeremiah James Korfe Nashville, TN — JB and the Moonshine Band has released the music video for their latest single, “No Better Than This,” which was filmed at Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, TN.  This is the second single released from the album Beer For Breakfast, and the follow-up to the Texas No. 1 title track. Lead singer for the band, JB Patterson, co-wrote the single with Chris Janson and Brandon Kinney.  The video, directed by David Poag, features Paige Duke and Jeremiah James Korfe from CMT’s hit reality series “Sweet Home Alabama.” The fun-loving video has made […]

KC & The Sunshine Band Summer Concert Series
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KC & The Sunshine Band Summer Concert Series

TO PERFORM AS PART OF FOX & FRIENDS ALL-AMERICAN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES JULY 20th New York, NY – KC & the Sunshine Band will brighten the streets of New York City with classic hits such as “Shake Your Booty,”  “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Boogie Shoes,” “Get Down Tonight” and more as the group joins FOX News Channel’s Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series on July 20th to entertain concertgoers and millions of home viewers alike. The group, who scored seven No. 1 singles and three multi-platinum albums throughout the 70s, will take the stage starting at 8:00 a.m. (ET) to perform a string of songs that defined a generation. Since first donning a pair of “boogie shoes” […]

2nd Saturdays Fun July 14 at North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort

2nd Saturdays Fun July 14 at North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort

BEAUFORT – The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort will showcase authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, July 14, in the second installment of the popular three-part summer program “2nd Saturdays.” The theme for July is “North Carolina Whales and Whaling,” in celebration of the opening of the Museum’s newest exhibit. The “Whales and Whaling” exhibit is the first phase of a major exhibition on North Carolina’s commercial fisheries.  Photographs, information and artifacts tell the story of North Carolina’s unique style of whaling. The crowning feature – a 33.5-foot sperm whale skeleton – helps to teach visitors about the species of whales that are found off the coast today. Additionally, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Museum […]