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Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Greensboro, North Carolina including the Greensboro Coliseum, UNC Greensboro, Greensboro Grasshoppers (MILB) and much more!

Miss Babe Ruth Recovering from Ear Surgery

Miss Babe Ruth Recovering from Ear Surgery

Her 575 Consecutive Game Streak in Jeopardy GREENSBORO, NC August 20, 2014 – Miss Babe Ruth, the Greensboro Grasshoppers beloved Labrador Retriever bat and ball dog, is recovering nicely at home following a recent surgery. Babe, who has entertained millions of Grasshoppers fans for 575 consecutive home games, had the 90 minute procedure Monday to surgically repair an auricular hematoma. “This occurred because a collection of blood and fluid developed between the skin and cartilage of the ear secondary to the rupture of a blood vessel in the ear flap.  The loose space under the skin filled up with blood and the pressure from the ruptured vessel caused the entire surface of the ear to swell and become very painful. […]

Results For One-Day Four Ball Tournament at Forest Oaks Country Club

Results For One-Day Four Ball Tournament at Forest Oaks Country Club

WEST END, NC August 19, 2014 – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Four-Ball Tournament at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, NC on Monday, August 18, 2014. Gross scores are listed. Tournament format is 18 holes of four-ball stroke play, both gross and net. 90 percent of a player’s course handicap is used to determine net scores. Entry is open to any amateur golfer who is a member of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association, and has a current USGA handicap index® at a CGA member club. The field is divided into flights based on yardages and gender: Men A, Men B, Mixed/Women flights. For complete results of the net and gross divisions, […]

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NCBA Foundation’s Camp Challenge concludes 21<sup>st</sup> Year

NCBA Foundation’s Camp Challenge concludes 21st Year

GREENSBORO, NC August 12, 2014 – The North Carolina Bankers Association Foundation’s Camp Challenge, a financial literacy summer camp for high-achieving, low-resource middle school students, has successfully concluded its 21st summer. For the first time, Camp Challenge was held at YMCA Camp Weaver in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Camp’s eight weeks of programming wrapped up on Friday, August 8. Camp Challenge strives to impart positive financial management habits and foundational principles to North Carolina middle school students through a summer camp learning experience.  Campers come from all regions of North Carolina throughout eight weeks of Camp.  Over the past 21 years, more than 9,500 of these high-achieving, low-resource children have benefited from the Camp Challenge experience and its curriculum.  To […]

10th Dogwood State Junior Championship

10th Dogwood State Junior Championship

Sapona Ridge Country Club   Lexington, NC Round Two Results   LEXINGTON, NC August 6, 2014 – Cole Ray vaulted himself from a fifth place tie after first round play to the top of the leaderboard today with a remarkable 65 at Sapona Ridge Country Club.  Ray’s six under par 65 included a string of four straight birdies on holes five through eight which began when he sank a fifty foot putt on the 420-yard par 4 fifth.  “My ball striking was really crucial today.  I hit it close a lot,” remarked the rising senior from Raleigh, NC.  Ray’s 134 two day total is followed by solo second place holder Nolan Mills, Jr. of Charlotte, NC who sits within striking distance […]

NC811: Cherokee, Clay & Graham Counties Hold Inaugural Utility Coordinating Committee Meeting

NC811: Cherokee, Clay & Graham Counties Hold Inaugural Utility Coordinating Committee Meeting

UCC’s are a forum to discuss the impact of planning, engineering, construction and technology. GREENSBORO, NC August 5, 2014 – The stakeholders of Cherokee, Clay & Graham Counties held their 1st inaugural Utility Coordinating Committee meeting in Murphy, NC to show their support for damage prevention of underground utilities. For many years, there has been a desire to bring together Utility Owners, Municipalities, Excavators and other Stakeholders in order to share information about safety and best practices.  The committee promotes safety, damage prevention and the use of NC811 for notification of all excavation activity.  The common goal is to protect underground utilities as well as keeping everyone safe.  Information is shared about any damages or incidents that may have occurred […]

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Dogwood State Junior Championship

Dogwood State Junior Championship

Sectional Qualifier Crescent GC     Salisbury, NC SALISBURY, NC August 4, 2014   Final Results       Dogwood Qualifying (6,532 yards, par 72, 73.4/133)        Place   Name                                                                  Score 1     Reid Darden (2016), Clinton, NC                             34-33–67 2     Mariano Leyva (2017), Lewisville, NC                      34-36–70 T3    Brantley Phillips (2016), Greensboro, NC                 36-35–71 Kenan Poole II (2019), Raleigh, NC                         35-36–71 Rhodes Karriker (2017), Matthews, NC                    36-35–71 Tyler Brown (2015), Waxhaw, NC                            35-36–71 T7    Corrie Kuehn (2015), Asheville, NC                          36-36–72 David White (2014), Kinston, NC                             39-33–72 T9    Corey Wilson (2016), Raleigh, NC                           39-34–73 Grant Powell (2016), Colfax, NC                             37-36–73 Hogan Lambeth (2014), Burlington, NC                   34-39–73 Hudson Helms (2015), Winston-Salem, NC              39-34–73 Jonathan Brightwell (2016), […]

UNCG Receives NEA Grant for Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference

UNCG Receives NEA Grant for Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference

GREENSBORO, NC July 30, 2014 — National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa has announced that the NC Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The grant will support the Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts (SEA) Conference to be held on Feb. 21, 2015. The SEA Conference is a one-day, regional conference supporting professional development for emerging artists. SEA connects students and artists from community and university populations, providing them with the entrepreneurial strategies and resources necessary to take artists from survival to success. Conference sessions are led by successful artists in the fields of visual, performing, literary […]

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UNCG developed strategic plan roadmaps growth for North Carolina’s wine and grape industry

UNCG developed strategic plan roadmaps growth for North Carolina’s wine and grape industry

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s wine and grape industry has experienced exponential growth in the past decade, employing more than 7,600 people. Now the industry has a five-year roadmap for continued growth and economic impact. Researchers from the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics have developed the first comprehensive strategic plan for the North Carolina wine and grape industry. Formulated with input from key stakeholders ―  including industry representatives, governmental agencies, business leaders and academics ― the report identified key areas of direction, including: Ensuring the quality of North Carolina grapes and wines to drive sales, and increase positive brand recognition and consumer confidence; Continued funding and research in enology, marketing, viticulture and wine/grape business; Enhanced marketing to inform […]

US Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, NC

US Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, NC

GREENBSORO, NC July 28, 2014 – Final results from U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, NC on Monday, July 28, 2014 (6647 yards, par 35-36—71, Rating: 72.2/139). Five qualifying spots and two alternate positions are available at this qualifying site. John Eades from Charlotte, NC shot a six-under 65 to earn medalist honors. Charlotte, NC native Matt Kilgo and Raleigh, NC native John Pitt both fired matching four-under par 67 to take the 2nd and 3rd qualifying spots.  Chris Cassetta from Winston-Salem, NC earned the 4th spot with a three-under par round of 68.  Four players played off for the last qualifying position with scores of one-under 70.  Tom Nolan from Greensboro, NC […]

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17th Carolinas Parent-Child Championship Final Results from Seven Lakes Country Club in Seven Lakes, NC

17th Carolinas Parent-Child Championship Final Results from Seven Lakes Country Club in Seven Lakes, NC

SEVEN LAKES, NC July 25, 2014 – Final results of the 17th Carolinas Parent-Child Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by Seven Lakes Country Club in Seven Lakes, NC on Friday, July 25, 2014 (Par 36-36—72, Males=6094 yards; Females=4967 yards). Kevin and Jodee Tindal of Rock Hill, SC fired a five-under par 67 to win the 17th Carolinas Parent-Child Championship by two strokes.   “Jodee drove it dead straight all day,” stated Kevin Tindal. “We then had a spurt where we made a few birdies.”   The win marks the first CGA championship title for both the 44-year-old Kevin Tindal and daughter Jodee who is a rising sophomore at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, SC.   Carolinas […]