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Greenville to Host World Series Trophy on Wednesday

Greenville to Host World Series Trophy on Wednesday

Trophy will be at Fluor Field in the evening after making stops with sponsors around town during the day GREENVILLE, SC August 12, 2014 – In their role as the first full-season affiliate in the Boston Red Sox organization, the Greenville Drive play an important part in player development and helping players reach their goal of making the major leagues.  The Red Sox reached the pinnacle of baseball by winning the World Series in 2013, and the Drive will be rewarded for their part in the Red Sox title by hosting the World Series trophy on Wednesday. “We are extremely thrilled to be able to host Boston’s World Series trophy on Wednesday,” commented Drive General Manager Eric Jarinko.  “The Red […]

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 11-17, 2014)

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 11-17, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC August 12, 2014 – As the summer approaches Labor Day, Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on August 14th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring the hard-driving, country-inspired sounds of the DREW SMITH BAND. And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks. The following night, the Town of Kure Beach will sponsor The Friday Variety Entertinmant with Rock Popera […]

Phlock to the Beach Weekend Southport-Oak Island Schedule of Events

Phlock to the Beach Weekend Southport-Oak Island Schedule of Events

SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND AREA, NC August 12, 2014 – The Chamber of Commerce for the Southport-Oak Island area will host a long weekend of Jimmy Buffett-Style events August 22-24, 2014. Activities include pub tours throughout Southport and Oak Island, beach game tournaments and concerts. An annual festival, it is expected to draw many Buffett fans from across North Carolina and neighboring states. The fun begins with a local Parrot Head Pub & Grub Crawl on Friday, August 22nd.   After a day of Oak Island beach games including corn hole and horse shoes on Saturday and an Art on the Apron event at the Cape Fear Regional Airport on August 23rd , the day ends with a concert held at the […]

5 Seconds of Summer announce Raleigh concert during 2015 North America Tour

5 Seconds of Summer announce Raleigh concert during 2015 North America Tour

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL NORTH CAROLINA CONCERT DATE THE ‘ROCK OUT WITH YOUR SOCKS OUT’ 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR PRESENTED BY NABISCO TICKETS: 5 Seconds of Summer WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE RALEIGH – SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 Pop punk sensations 5 Seconds of Summer announced today the addition of a date in Raleigh, NC to their massive 2015 Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour in support of their Billboard chart-topping, self-titled debut album. The band’s first-ever North American headlining tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation and presented by Nabisco, the makers of OREO, RITZ and HONEY MAID, will kick off on July 17, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The tour will […]

Sneads Ferry Community Theatre presents a laugh-filled look at friendship with The Dixie Swim Club

Sneads Ferry Community Theatre presents a laugh-filled look at friendship with The Dixie Swim Club

SNEADS FERRY, NC August 12, 2014 – Don’t be fooled into thinking this show is just for women.  “… the men in the audience were laughing and applauding just as hard as the women, and enjoying every minute.”  –Una Harrison, Progress-Index.com Tania Gonzalez brings The Dixie Swim Club, a Jones, Hope, Wooten production to life with an all-star cast to the SFCT stage.   Five southern women, played by Sue Ferber, Tania Gonzalez, Marcia Hamilton, Andrea Horan and Amanda Williams, who were college swim teammates meet one long weekend every August in the same beach cottage at North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The show focuses on four of those weekends, and spans […]

First of Four Concerts in Series Presented by Wesley Memorial Features UNCW Faculty Brass Quintet

First of Four Concerts in Series Presented by Wesley Memorial Features UNCW Faculty Brass Quintet

WILMINGTON, NC August 12, 2014 – Wesley Memorial United Methodist is proud to present a Brass & Organ Concert on Sunday, September 7th at 5:00 p.m., at 1401 S College Road in Wilmington, featuring the UNCW Faculty Brass Quintet, Dr. John Rack on timpani, and Dr. Bettsy Curtis on organ. Dr. Curtis, Director of Music Ministries at Wesley Memorial United Methodist, says of the project, “This year Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church will celebrate its third year of community concerts whereby we invite the community into our beautiful sanctuary to hear the extraordinary musical talent of Wilmington artists.  Our opening concert will bring together the massive sound of our three manual Rodgers organ with the UNCW Faculty Brass Quintet with works […]

Summer Fun: School Days at the Museum of the Albemarle

Summer Fun: School Days at the Museum of the Albemarle

August 13, 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm   ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 11, 2014 – Get ready to go back to school by taking a trip to a schoolroom of the past.   In conjunction with the Museum of the Albemarle’s “Under Both Flags: Civil War in the Albemarle” and “Discover the Civil War through Photography” we will give a glimpse of a school day during the 1860s. Check out the difference between school rules of the past and your school rules today. A classroom will be set up to represent a one-room school taught. Read from McGuffey’s Readers, solve arithmetic problems on a slate and “make your manners” to the schoolmarm. Watch out, though! You might be crowned with […]

The Edenton Ladies: Women, Tea, and Politics in Revolutionary North Carolina

The Edenton Ladies: Women, Tea, and Politics in Revolutionary North Carolina

Cynthia Kierner, Ph.D.   ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 11, 2014 – Join the Museum of the Albemarle for a lecture and book signing for the upcoming exhibit “Steeped in Time”on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. Cynthia S. Kierner, Ph.D., History Professor and Ph.D. Program Director at George Mason University will present The Edenton Tea Ladies: Women, Tea, and Politics in Revolutionary North Carolina. Dr. Kierner’s talk is based on the essay she wrote for the book North Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume I. Dr. Kierner is a specialist in the fields of early America, women and gender, and early southern history, she is the author or editor of eight books, including Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and […]

North Carolina Museum of Art Announces Kiki Farish as Teen Programs Artist in Residence

North Carolina Museum of Art Announces Kiki Farish as Teen Programs Artist in Residence

Farish will work with NCMA Teen Arts Council and teens across North Carolina   RALEIGH, NC August 11, 2014 – The North Carolina Museum of Art announces that local artist Kiki Farish will serve as the NCMA’s Teen Programs artist in residence. The residency begins at the NCMA Teen Arts Council kickoff party on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, and runs through the NCMA ArtScene teen event on Saturday, April 25, 2015. As artist in residence, Farish will help students explore the artistic process and personal expression through drawing. She will engage members of the NCMA’s Teen Arts Council—a group of teens from area North Carolina high schools—as well as the larger North Carolina teen community. Farish will also lead a […]

12th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers Slated for August 23

12th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers Slated for August 23

The Joe Turns into a Tasting Ground for Great Beers from Around the World While Featuring Local Bands & Food Trucks CHARLESTON, SC August 11, 2014 – The Joe and the annual Ballpark Festival of Beers have been synonymous with Lowcountry fun for more than a decade. The festival, presented by The Kickin’ Chicken, will continue to offer some of the finest beers on earth while also capturing the enthusiasm for local food trucks. This year attendees can sample more than 100 varieties of beer including American and international ales, stouts, lagers, pilsners and specialty brews to quench the taste buds of every die-hard beer enthusiast at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on Saturday, August 23 from 6-9 pm. This is a […]