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Fireworks On and Off the Field for the Carolina RailHawks

Fireworks On and Off the Field for the Carolina RailHawks

The Carolina RailHawks defeat the New York Cosmos 5-4 CARY, NC Sept. 21, 2014 – In what ended up being a record setting Kicks for Kids Night presented by PNC Bank, 5,593 fans witnessed the Carolina RailHawks (5W-1T-6L, 16pts) post an explosive 5-4 victory against the 2013 Soccer Bowl Champions New York Cosmos (4W-4T-4L, 16pts) on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park followed by a post-game fireworks show to celebrate the victory. “There was a never-say-die attitude about both teams and a lot of goals,” said RailHawks Head Coach Colin Clarke. “Obviously we made it a lot harder than we should have – we weren’t good defending, but a great response after halftime. Three points – that’s the most important thing tonight.” The […]

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Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

CAROLINA BEACH, NC Sept. 15, 2014 – This year’s Artist for the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival is Wilmington artist Harriet M. Forbis with her New Orleans Jazz-inspired tuba performer with a glow in his rainbow-cloaked eyes. Harriett states that on a 2010 venture to the Delta City of New Orleans, she came across a unique and sizable performer at Café Du Monde that inspired this wonderfully kaleidescoped rainbow piece entitled “Jazz: The Soul of New Orleans”. Harriet is a former resident of Winston-Salem, NC and relocated to southeast North Carolina three years ago. Harriet worked for the State of North Carolina as a teacher of children with disabilities and as a consultant with the North […]

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

WILMINGTON, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – Head Coach Adell Harris and the UNCW women’s basketball team will be playing at Trask Coliseum early and often during the upcoming 2014-15 season, including serving as hosts for a pair of holiday tournaments in late November and December. The Seahawks have a 29-game slate overall and the ledger features 17 home dates and 12 road contests in Harris’ third season with the club. The favorable home ledger doesn’t bother Harris one bit. “We’re really excited about our schedule,” said Harris. “We have nine tests at home to get ready for the conference schedule. We really wanted to place an emphasis on playing on our home court and having some pride here at Trask […]

Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Sept. 9. 2014 – The N.C. Coastal Federation is hosting the inaugural “Cruise for the Coast” to celebrate our estuaries and support the federation’s education programs. The three-hour cruise to Masonboro Island will depart from Carolina Beach on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. aboard the 65-foot Winner Cruise Queen.   On the island, participants can walk the beach with federation staff and Richard Cecelski of Carolina Ocean Studies. The return trip will be through Snow’s Cut, just in time for the sunset, and guests can enjoy music, complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages on the upper deck.   National Estuaries Day is an annual celebration that’s been held since 1988 to highlight the importance, beauty and vulnerability […]

Charlotte Hornets And Lowe’s To Donate $50,000 In Education Grants

Charlotte Hornets And Lowe’s To Donate $50,000 In Education Grants

Charlotte-Area Public Schools & Nonprofits Can Apply On Hornets.com   CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Lowe’s today announced they will award $50,000 for education-related projects in Mecklenburg County this fall as part of the longtime partners’ education grant program. For the second consecutive year, the grants will fund high-need projects at public schools and nonprofit education programs in the Charlotte area. Charlotte-area public schools (kindergarten through 12th grade) and all 501(c)(3) organizations that support public education in Mecklenburg County are eligible to apply for a grant at http://www.nba.com/hornets/2014-15-education-grant-application. The application period is open now and will run until Oct. 10. Proposals will be evaluated by a review panel established by the Hornets and Lowe’s, and grant […]

Carolina RailHawks Draw After Controversial Stoppage Time goal by Ottawa

Carolina RailHawks Draw After Controversial Stoppage Time goal by Ottawa

Two second-half goals not enough to propel the RailHawks to victory OTTAWA, CANADA Sept. 7, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (3W-1T-6L, 10pts) were moments away from leaving Ottawa victorious on Sunday afternoon, but were forced to settle for a draw after a controversial stoppage time goal by Ottawa Fury FC (1W-3T-5L, 6pts). Even though the RailHawks dominated possession and created multiple opportunities in the first half, it was Ottawa who open the scoring in the 24th minute of play with a goal by former RailHawks forward Tom Heinemann.  Despite being one goal down, the RailHawks came out strong in the second half. In the 61st minute of play, RailHawks midfielder Danny Barrera scored his first goal of the season. After a series of deflections in the box, Barrera found the ball […]

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2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

Four quarterfinals kick off postseason on Saturday night   TAMPA, FL Sept. 7, 2014 – The field for the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs was set on Sunday evening, with the top eight teams in the league standings set to face off for the league championship during the next three weeks. The playoffs kick off on Saturday, September 13 with all four quarterfinals as top-seeded Orlando City SC begins its quest for a third championship before joining Major League Soccer. No. 1 Orlando City SC vs. No. 8 Harrisburg City Islanders ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET The Lions went undefeated at home to claim their third regular season title, but will host a Harrisburg side that […]

Charlotte Hornets Forward Noah Vonleh Undergoes Successful Surgery

Charlotte Hornets Forward Noah Vonleh Undergoes Successful Surgery

CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 2, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets forward Noah Vonleh underwent successful surgery today to repair a sports hernia suffered in a recent workout.  The surgery was performed in Charlotte by Dr. B. Todd Henneford.  Vonleh is expected to miss approximately 6-8 weeks. The ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Vonleh was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Third Team All-Big Ten in 2013-14 at Indiana University after averaging 11.3 points, a Big Ten-high 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game. TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets (NBA) Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena.

Tickets Now on Sale for North Carolina’s Largest   Civil War Reenactment

Tickets Now on Sale for North Carolina’s Largest Civil War Reenactment

- 80,000 Fought at Bentonville Battlefield 150 Years Ago March 21-22 – FOUR OAKS, NC Sept. 2, 2014 – Thousands of military living historians from across the country will descend on Bentonville Battlefield March 21-22, 2015, to become Confederate and Union soldiers in the last major battle reenactment in the Civil War’s 150th anniversary commemoration. They will re-create one of the largest battle fought on North Carolina soil. The public is invited to watch all of the action. Nearly 5,000 re-enactors are expected for the two-day event. In addition to the daily battles, the weekend will feature free lectures, 19th century medical displays, period music and dozens of “sutlers,” selling Civil War related wares. Advanced tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity […]

Durham Bulls extend affiliation with Tampa Bay Rays

Durham Bulls extend affiliation with Tampa Bay Rays

Bulls, Rays to Continue Player Development Relationship Through 2018 DURHAM, NC Sept. 1, 2014 – During today’s regular season finale at the DBAP, the Durham Bulls announced the extension of their Player Development Contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, which will lengthen the Bulls’ affiliation with the Rays through the end of the 2018 season. The four-year contract comes on the heels of a four-year deal signed in August, 2009, that went in to effect after the 2010 season. In the last four years of the affiliation, the Bulls have captured three International League South Division titles and the 2013 Governors’ Cup Championship. The Rays have been Durham’s only affiliate since the team jumped to the Triple-A classification in 1998. […]

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