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A Pirate’s Exile: Tarheel Escapades
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A Pirate’s Exile: Tarheel Escapades

San Pedro, CA, June, 23, 2014-I don’t like to fly. Something about the entire process just makes me want to scream out loud about how crazy we all must be in order to pack ourselves into what amounts to a pile of metal and hurl ourselves into the air. Despite my misgivings about defying gravity, I made the decision to buy a round trip ticket to NC from Denver after talking it out with several of my friends. I needed to downsize my bags and my guitar needed to be put in a closet after sustaining some road wear. I packed the things I wanted to leave, along with the essentials and flew to Jacksonville, where my friend Steve and […]

21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Call For Artists

21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Call For Artists

CALL FOR ARTISTS 21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Call For Artists (PDF download) Kure Beach, NC June 23, 2014 – Every Year about this time, we begin the process of finding our Artist that has the vision to convey B L U E S   & J A Z Z, in an outstanding artistic form. We hold a Poster Design Contest to allow the artist within to express the Seafood Blues & Jazz feel, the BUZZ, the modaz. Do you have an idea that you need to get down on paper?   Is there a creative doodle that just will not leave your mind? Take a few minutes and review the Entry Form and requirements, and sign up. […]

Greenville Drive: Playcation Package Returns on Wednesday, July 2nd

Greenville Drive: Playcation Package Returns on Wednesday, July 2nd

Package includes 4 tickets to Drive game plus 4 passes to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, The Greenville Zoo and Greenville County Rec Waterparks/Pavilion   Greenville, SC June 23, 2014 – The Greenville Drive’s Playcation promotion has proven to be a huge hit in the Upstate since its founding in 2011.  The Drive’s first playcation package of the 2014 season produced a sold out event on June 4th, including a Drive game attendance record of 7,176 fans.   As a result of this early success, the Drive have been working with its Playcation partners to set another date for 2014. The Drive, along with The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, the Greenville Zoo and Greenville County Rec Waterparks and Pavilion, […]

Zac Brown Band – The Great American Road Trip Tour coming to Raleigh

Zac Brown Band – The Great American Road Trip Tour coming to Raleigh

ZAC BROWN BAND The Great American Road Trip Tour WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE RALEIGH – OCTOBER 9 Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music’s most heralded acts. The band’s three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged (Atlantic/Southern Ground), You Get What You Give (Atlantic/Southern Ground), and The Foundation (Atlantic Records/Home Grown/Big Picture) have together sold over six million copies and produced a historic series of eleven #1 hit singles. On the road, the group performed for over 1.3 million fans in 2013 with 70+ headline dates and more than a dozen major festival appearances. The band’s latest project, The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, is out now on Southern Ground. Zac Brown Band is represented by ROAR, a […]

This Week on Pleasure Island (6-23 to 6-29)

This Week on Pleasure Island (6-23 to 6-29)

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. CAROLINA BEACH, NC June 20, 2014 – Please plan on joining us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on June 26th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring L Shape Lot. So what can you expect at a live L Shape Lot performance? Expect to hear music ranging from solid originals to classic country, to traditional bluegrass, to unique blends of all genres. Expect to dance even if you aren’t good at it. Expect knowledge of and respect for multiple musical genres and a passion for weaving them together. Expect to see four gentlemen with the […]

Regional McDonald’s Present Donation Check to the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

Regional McDonald’s Present Donation Check to the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

WILMINGTON, NC – At the newly opened store in Leland, North Carolina, McDonald’s presented a $29,656 check to the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA for the restoration fund of the ship.  Big Macs for Battleship promotion combined efforts of 32 regional McDonald’s, as well as personal donations from owners/operators. Representing the participating McDonald’s operators:  Tim Denny, David Anderson, Kenneth Rust, Hugh Caison and Dennis Anderson states, “We are proud to be part of this historic endeavor to help preserve the Battleship for many more generations to come.”  “We look forward to bringing back Big Macs for the Battleship again next year as we continue to help raise the much needed funds.”  “The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is thankful for the outreach from McDonald’s […]

15th Annual “Kindness Beats Blindness” Auction on June 21 Benefits MUSC’s Storm Eye Institute

15th Annual “Kindness Beats Blindness” Auction on June 21 Benefits MUSC’s Storm Eye Institute

List of high-end auction items released as RiverDogs battle Kannapolis CHARLESTON, SC June 18, 2014 – The Charleston RiverDogs will host their 15th Annual “Kindness Beats Blindness RP Auction” on Saturday, June 21, at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. The RiverDogs, fresh off their All-Star break, will face the Kannapolis Intimidators with the first pitch set for 6:05 pm. With proceeds going to the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Storm Eye Institute and their on-going fight to prevent the loss of sight, the RiverDogs’ silent auction begins when the gates open at 5 pm and concludes at the bottom of the 6th inning. The Charleston RiverDogs have donated more than $500,000 to the Storm Eye Institute to help fight […]

Whole Foods Market to Donate 5% of revenue to KMI on June 25th

Whole Foods Market to Donate 5% of revenue to KMI on June 25th

WILMINGTON, NC June 18, 2014 – The local non-profit, Kids Making It, announces that they have been chosen as the quarterly non-profit partner for Wilmington’s Whole Foods Market store.  Once every quarter, the local store chooses a deserving non-profit to support through their 5% Day event.  On Wednesday, June 25th, 5% of the total net sales proceeds generated at the store that day will be donated to Kids Making It.  KMI will have a display table at the store to recognize WFM’s contribution and talk to the customers about the KMI program. About Whole Foods Market: Whole Foods Market started with a small store in Austin, TX in 1980, and has grown since then to become the world’s leader in […]

Fairfield Harbour Helps Residents Prepare For Hurricane Season With Workshop On June 19

Fairfield Harbour Helps Residents Prepare For Hurricane Season With Workshop On June 19

Local Boating And Golf Community To Host “BRACE For The Storm” And Present Information On Preparing For And Recovering From Hurricane Damage NEW BERN, NC June 18, 2014 – Fairfield Harbour, a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced it will host a free, online hurricane preparedness workshop by the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) titled “BRACE for the Storm” on Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. The workshop is designed to prepare homeowners for hurricanes and the potential resulting damage on their homes. In addition, attendees will also learn how to save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowner’s insurance. According to the State of Climate Office of North […]

July 4th Celebrations at N.C. Historic Sites and Museums

July 4th Celebrations at N.C. Historic Sites and Museums

RALEIGH, NC June 18, 2014 – A few N.C. State Historic Sites and museums are open July 4th with special observations. Plan your special day, or add an event to your vacation beach week at some of these destinations in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. East Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo. USAF Heritage of America Concert. The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band will perform patriotic standards in the Outdoor Pavilion. The Town of Manteo will provide fireworks. Concert at 8 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Free. Historic Halifax, Halifax. Independence Day Celebration. Celebrate 238 years of independence in the town where the spirit of independence was born with the Halifax Resolves in April […]