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No. 4 UNC Tar Heels Edge UNCW Seahawks, 1-0, In Exhibition

No. 4 UNC Tar Heels Edge UNCW Seahawks, 1-0, In Exhibition

WILMINGTON, NC August 12, 2014 – Freshman striker Megan Buckingham’s first half goal was all the scoring No. 4 UNC Chapel Hill needed as the Tar Heels edged UNCW, 1-0, in the women’s soccer exhibition opener for both teams Tuesday night at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Seahawks play another 6 p.m. home friendly Saturday against Duke, while the Tar Heels return home to entertain Missouri in their final preseason tune up on Friday at 4:30 p.m. With threatening skies hovering around the coast, the two teams locked up in a defensive battle until Buckingham took a pass from  sophomore forward Sarah Ashley Firstenberg in the box and tapped the ball into the right-hand corner of the net at 39:10 […]

UNCW Seahawks Open Exhibition Slate With UNC Tar Heels

UNCW Seahawks Open Exhibition Slate With UNC Tar Heels

WILMINGTON, NC August 12, 2014 – With the start of the regular season less than two weeks away, the UNCW women’s soccer team takes on national power North Carolina Tuesday in the first of two exhibition games in five days against in-state opponents at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Seahawks and No. 4-ranked Tar Heels go head-to-head at 6 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.). Tickets are $7 for adults and $2 for 15-under. UNCW students, faculty and staff will be admitted free. “It’s such an honor to play UNC Chapel Hill,” said veteran UNCW Head Coach Paul Cairney. “They’ve won 21 national championships and we’re just hoping to stay with them and deal with their defensive pressure and try […]

Carolina RailHawks to Play UNC Men’s Soccer Team Next Week

Carolina RailHawks to Play UNC Men’s Soccer Team Next Week

The match will serve as a fundraiser for the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund CARY, NC August 11, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks announced on Monday, that they will be playing a charity exhibition match against the UNC Men’s Soccer Team on Monday, August 18th at Fetzer Field, in Chapel Hill. The match will serve as a fundraiser for the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund. Admission is free, but donations will be collected to support the former Tar Heel captain who passed away suddenly at the age of 22 of an Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy on August 5, 2012. “The RailHawks organization believes fully in the mission of the Kirk Urso Fund and is proud to play a part in raising funds […]

STATEMENT of UNC President Tom Ross on the 2014-15 state budget

STATEMENT of UNC President Tom Ross on the 2014-15 state budget

CHAPEL HILL, NC August 7, 2014:   UNC President Tom Ross has offered the following statement on the 2014-15 state budget signed today by Governor McCrory:   “We are grateful to the members of the General Assembly for their attention to our needs and the tools that we have been given to manage our resources. There is a lot to appreciate in this budget, including the first new investment by the General Assembly for parts of our strategic directions initiative and the support of the New Teacher Support program.   “We continue to focus on our responsibility to produce a well-equipped talent force for our businesses and our communities.  Highly talented faculty and staff are critical to these efforts.  As […]

John Fennebresque Elected Chair of the UNC Board of Governors; Other Officers Named

John Fennebresque Elected Chair of the UNC Board of Governors; Other Officers Named

CHAPEL HILL, NC June 20, 2014 – Charlotte attorney John Fennebresque, a partner and vice chairman of the McGuireWoods law firm, will serve as the next chair of the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  His two-year term begins July 1.  In addition, Asheville attorney Louis Bissette was elected to serve as vice chair of the board, and Kinston pediatrician Joan Templeton Perry was elected board secretary.  The new slate of officers was elected by acclamation today during the Board’s regular June meeting. Under North Carolina law, the UNC Board of Governors is responsible for the planning, development, and overall governance of all affairs of the state’s public university system, including determining […]

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ECU Wins 10 Events at Carolina Relays in Outdoor Opener

ECU Wins 10 Events at Carolina Relays in Outdoor Opener

Three relay teams earned first-place finishes over the weekend Results CHAPEL HILL, NC March 22, 2014 – The East Carolina track and field program got the outdoor season off to a solid start as the Pirates tallied 10 first-place finishes at the Carolina Relays. “For the first meet of the outdoor season things went pretty well,” Head coach Curt Kraft said. “Both teams have to understand that when you go from the indoor season to the outdoor season there is transition involved. The big difference is weather conditions.” The Pirate relay squads all turned in excellent performances as the women’s 4×100-meter relay squad, the women’s 4×400-meter relay team, and the men’s 4×100-meter relay crew all earned first-place finishes in their respective […]

USGA Announces 2014 U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying Sites

USGA Announces 2014 U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying Sites

24 Sectional Qualifiers to be Conducted Between May 5 and May 30 FAR HILLS, NJ March 17, 2014 – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, to be contested June 19-22 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2 in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C. Sectional qualifying, conducted over 36 holes, will be held at 20 sites across the United States and four international sites between May 5 and May 30. Player applications are now available at www.usga.org/champs/apply. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. EDT on April 30. The championship is open to female professionals, and female amateur golfers with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 2.4. “Sectional qualifying […]

CofC Cougars Win Pinehurst Challenge Setting New School Single-Season Record

CofC Cougars Win Pinehurst Challenge Setting New School Single-Season Record

PINEHURST, NC March 16, 2014 – The College of Charleston women’s golf team set a new school single-season record winning the 2014 Pinehurst Challenge – its third tournament victory of the season – on Sunday at the Pinehurst Resort’s par-72, No. 1 course situated next to the famous No. 2 that will play host to the 2014 U.S. Open Championships in June. Gallery: 2014 Pinehurst Challenge Final Team Results Final Individual Results Final Team-By-Team Results Final Course Statistics CofC won both the CSU Wendy’s Invitational and JU Classic in the fall, tying the program’s previous single-season best, earning its highest national ranking in school history at No. 26. Tournament play was suspended after 36 holes as rain hampered play towards […]

Tournament Play Suspended at Pinehurst Challenge

Tournament Play Suspended at Pinehurst Challenge

Updated Tee Times PINEHURST, NC March 15, 2014 – First-round tournament play at the College of Charleston-hosted 2014 Pinehurst Challenge was suspended due to darkness at the Pinehurst Resort’s No. 1 course on Saturday. The Cougars, one of the first groups to finish before play was called at 7:45 p.m. (ET), went into the clubhouse with a nine-stroke lead over Jacksonville State (+15) shooting a first-round 294 (+6). Sophomore Morgan Webber (Moore, S.C.) carded the lowest round of the day with a 3-under 69 which tied a career-low round, while freshman Laura Fuenfstueck (Frankfurt, Germany) shot a 2-under 70. Both unofficially are No. 1 and No. 2 on the leaderboard after 18 holes of play. Bucknell, Siena and eight individuals […]

UNC–Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University to Debate at North Carolina Museum of Art

UNC–Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University to Debate at North Carolina Museum of Art

Debate will raise issues about art and culture addressed in upcoming exhibition RALEIGH, NC Mar. 14, 2014 – On March 29, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) will host a debate between the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Wake Forest University Debate Team. The debaters will respond to the statement “The objectification of culture into art is damaging to that culture” and will address issues also highlighted in the Museum’s spring exhibition Estampas de la raza: Prints for the People/The Romo Collection.  At the conclusion of the debate, audience members will be invited to ask the students questions, offer commentary, and join in a conversation about the topics and […]