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Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

NORFOLK, VA Dec. 18, 2014 — The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January. National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It has been observed during January since 1970, and that’s no coincidence. Winter is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Unpredictable winter weather can result in blood drive cancelations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments.   Donors of all blood types are needed, […]

USDA SNAP Sign-Up Day for surrounding Greenville Farmers and Farmers’ Markets

USDA SNAP Sign-Up Day for surrounding Greenville Farmers and Farmers’ Markets

SNAP authorization can help local farmers grow their business, farmers’ markets increase their customer base, and low-income households gain greater access to fresh produce ATLANTA, GA Dec. 2, 2014 – On Saturday December 06, 2014, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service will join North Carolina State Agencies for Agriculture and MarketLink to host a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Merchant Sign-up Day. State and Federal Agriculture departments are working together to increase SNAP recipients’ access to farmers’ fresh products and farmers’ markets. Grants for free wireless Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) equipment and internet access, innovative ways like MarketLinkTM to help farms and farmers’ markets get SNAP authorized, and additional support for incentive programs to encourage SNAP customers to shop at farms […]

Pilot Program Allows Hunters to Sign Up for Duck Blinds Before Hunts

Pilot Program Allows Hunters to Sign Up for Duck Blinds Before Hunts

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 18, 2014 — A pilot program that allows hunters to sign up for waterfowl blinds when they apply for permits is earning high marks from hunters who are participating in the program. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission implemented the pilot program last fall on three game lands in the coastal region — the North River Game Land, which is located in Camden and Currituck counties; J. Morgan Futch Game Land in Tyrrell County, and Goose Creek Game Land in Beaufort and Pamlico counties. Wildlife Commission staff installed 28 blinds on the game lands: three on North River; 20 on J. Morgan Futch and five on the Spring Creek impoundment on Goose Creek. The blinds can accommodate three […]

NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014
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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest marine debris or become entangled in marine debris, which may lead to injury, intestinal blockage, and death.  Marine debris is an Eastern North Carolina concern not only because of the threats to our native wildlife, our ecosystem and our own health, but it also washes up on beaches and shorelines degrading the environment, and effecting our local economy and tourism. Local cooperation and regional partnership is needed to create public awareness while developing ways to […]

Last Cannon Recovered from Ocean Floor Showcased at Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab Open House Nov. 15

Last Cannon Recovered from Ocean Floor Showcased at Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab Open House Nov. 15

GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 10, 2014 – Lots of pirate loot will be showcased at the Open House at the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Laboratory Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Artifacts on view from Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, will include cannons, gold dust, navigational instruments. Conservators and archaeologists can explain the use of each prized object. Those who love pirates, archaeology and conservation will enjoy the free program. No registration is required. The open house will allow visitors of all ages to learn about recovery and conservation of Blackbeard’s cannons, and view the cannon just raised in October. Guests can look through a microscope at the smallest objects discovered over the years and see mysteries revealed in x-rays. The lab […]

East Carolina Soccer Season Ends In American Conference Semifinals

East Carolina Soccer Season Ends In American Conference Semifinals

The Pirates Conclude The 2014 Campaign With a 12-8-1 Overall Record Box Score TAMPA, FL Nov. 7, 2014 – The East Carolina women’s soccer team saw its pursuit of the program’s first conference crown come to an end with a 3-0 defeat to USF on its home field in the semifinals of the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship Friday night at Corbett Stadium. In her final collegiate match, senior goalkeeper Erika Lenns made a career-high nine saves, while sophomore Lana Spitler and freshman Danielle Eule led the Pirates with two shots apiece.   Both sides battled each other’s respective midfields for the early portion of the match, but USF (13-6-1) quickly began to put a clamp on possession and earned […]

ECU Baseball News: Gold Takes Game One Of World Series, 16-6

ECU Baseball News: Gold Takes Game One Of World Series, 16-6

Allen, Clinch, Lowery And Watkins Each Drive In Three Runs For Gold GOLD TAKES GAME ONE OF WORLD SERIES, 16-6 Box Score GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 6, 2014 – Travis Watkins’ bases clearing triple in the top of the third inning sparked a 13-run frame as Gold cruised to a 16-6 opening game win in the 2014 Purple-Gold World Series Thursday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark LeClair Stadium. Trailing 3-0 after two innings, Gold sent 17 hitters to the plate batting around twice taking a 13-3 lead. Parker Lamm reached on an error and scored on Hunter Allen’s single through the left side staking Gold to its first run of the afternoon. Luke Lowery and Jimmy Boyd followed with singles […]

ECU Pirates Baseball Reveals 2015 Schedule

ECU Pirates Baseball Reveals 2015 Schedule

Pirates Play Six Teams That Appeared In 2014 NCAA Regionals ECU Pirates Baseball 2015 Schedule (PDF) GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 5, 2014 – Thirty-four home games at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium, including the 12th-Annual Keith LeClair Classic, highlight the 2015 East Carolina baseball schedule announced Wednesday morning by first-year head coach Cliff Godwin. The 2015 slate features 11 games against six teams that earned a bid to the 2014 NCAA Regionals, 28 against squads with 30-plus wins and six that finished ranked in the national polls.   ECU will play 24 of its first 33 games at Clark-LeClair Stadium including its first two American Athletic Conference series (Memphis and Tulane) and will also stay in state of North Carolina for […]

Give thanks by giving blood through the Red Cross this holiday season

Give thanks by giving blood through the Red Cross this holiday season

GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 4, 2014 —The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. Blood donations often decline during the holidays when donors get busy with travel and family gatherings, but the need for blood remains steady. Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.   Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).   As extra encouragement to donate blood during the busiest time of November […]

East Carolina Soccer Cruises Past Houston, 3-1

East Carolina Soccer Cruises Past Houston, 3-1

The Pirates Will Challenge No. 2 Seed Memphis In Sunday’s Quarterfinal Round Box Score MEMPHIS, TN Oct. 31, 2014 – Senior Brianna Spitler, junior Kendall Frey and sophomore Lana Spitler each scored a goal, as the East Carolina women’s soccer team defeated Houston, 3-1, Friday afternoon in the first round of the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship at the University of Memphis. The No. 7 seed in the tournament, East Carolina (11-7-1) advances to Sunday’s quarterfinal round to face host and No. 2 seed Memphis (8-5-4) at 3 p.m.   “The team played a great game today,” head coach Rob Donnenwirth said. “It was great to see us take what we did in training during the week and bring it […]

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