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Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Kinston, North Carolina including the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center and the Gov. Richard Caswell Memorial State Historic Site.

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 […]

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 […]

CGA Announces 5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship

CGA Announces 5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship

5th NORTH CAROLINA AMATEUR MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP AT RIVER LANDING (LANDING), WALLACE, NC – JULY 30-AUGUST 3, 2014 WEST END, NC July 28, 2014 – The 5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship will be held at River Landing (Landing Course) in Wallace, NC on July 30- August 3, 2014. 119 players have qualified for the 2014 North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship. The championship format is 36 holes of stroke play to determine 32 qualifiers for match play. The defending champion is seeded number one if otherwise eligible. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has not reached his 13th birthday by July 30, 2014, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good […]

Civil War Medicine and Surgery Display at CSS Neuse  Civil War Interpretive Center Aug. 9

Civil War Medicine and Surgery Display at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center Aug. 9

KINSTON, NC July 28, 2014 – CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will present “Civil War Surgery & Medicine” examining medicine and surgery at home and on the battlefield during the Civil War. The origins of modern triage practices can be traced back to the difficult choices made on the battlefield. Gary Riggs will display medicine and surgical equipment used and discuss the types of procedures they were used to perform.   The program commemorates the sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the Civil War and will be held Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is also the final offering of the three month long popular program “2nd Saturdays.”   The ladies of the Tar Heel Civilians will portray and […]

9th Carolinas Pro-Junior

9th Carolinas Pro-Junior

Treyburn CC     Durham, NC Final Results GOLDSBORO, NC July 21, 2014 – Clarence Rose and Nicholas Adams of Goldsboro, NC blitzed Treyburn CC firing a round of eight under par 64 to win the 9th Carolinas Pro-Junior title by three shots.  Playing a modified alternate shot format, Rose and Adams had a bogey free round on the 6,775 yard Tom Fazio designed course.  Andrew Shuck and Hughes Edwards of Charlotte, NC finished in second place with a five under par 67.  Nicholas Poole and Rick Murphy of Greensboro shot three under par 69 to take third place. This annual tournament was conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association. Place       Team                                                              Score 1          Rose, Clarence / Adams, Nicholas           33-31–64 (-8) […]

2nd Saturdays Events Across North Carolina June 14

2nd Saturdays Events Across North Carolina June 14

RALEIGH, NC June 12, 2014 – Families are sure to find lots of activities and fun at 2nd Saturdays programs at state historic sites and museums June 14. Many free and budget-friendly activities will be available on 2nd Saturdays in this summer and throughout the year at destinations within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Enjoy your staycation with local arts, culture and genuine North Carolina experiences. Amazing music, dramatic performances and artful experiences are among the wonderful possibilities. East   Somerset Place, Creswell. Days Gone By. A hands-on, fun filled day of historic games and activities, tours of the newly restored Collins house and other buildings, costumed interpreter demonstrations and samples of hearth-cooked food. Afternoon performances of slave narratives by the […]

U.S. Colored Troops Present the Honor Guard at 13th Amendment Exhibit at CSS Neuse Interpretive Center

U.S. Colored Troops Present the Honor Guard at 13th Amendment Exhibit at CSS Neuse Interpretive Center

KINSTON, NC June 9, 2014 – The members of Kinston’s 37th United States Colored Troops Infantry Regiment re-enactor group will post the colors for the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources’ exhibit of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution Saturday, June 21, at the new CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center at 100 N. Queen St. in Kinston. The program begins at 10 a.m. and the exhibit is available for viewing until 5 p.m. “The 13th Amendment wasn’t just a symbol of freedom; it was indissoluble proof that equality means nothing if it is not meant for all,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this rare exhibition to view one of the most important documents in […]

End of Story for CSS Neuse

End of Story for CSS Neuse

RALEIGH, NC Mar. 11, 2014 – On March 11, 1865, the Confederate ironclad CSS Neuse was scuttled in the Neuse River, just downstream from Kinston, to prevent its capture by advancing Union forces. Following the Battle of Wyse Fork, fought the three days earlier, Gen. Braxton Bragg ordered the gunboat’s commander, Capt. Joseph Price, to use his vessel to hold off Union Gen. Jacob D. Cox’s force while the Confederate Army evacuated the town and retreated west toward Goldsboro. The ship was then to be destroyed.   The CSS Neuse had been partially constructed at what is now Seven Springs, starting in October 1862. It was floated downriver to Kinston in the summer of 1863, where it was outfitted with […]

Battle of Wyse Fork, Overlooked Encounter on the Eve of Bentonville

Battle of Wyse Fork, Overlooked Encounter on the Eve of Bentonville

RALEIGH, NC Mar. 8, 2014 – On March 8, 1865, the Battle of Wyse Fork began near Kinston. The first day of action would prove to be the high point for Confederate forces. More than 13,000 Union forces under Maj. Gen. Jacob D. Cox were intent on moving up the rail line from New Bern through Kinston to Goldsboro to unite with Gen. William T. Sherman and open a supply route through eastern North Carolina. Around 12,500 Confederate troops under Gen. Braxton Bragg entrenched on Southwest Creek sought to impede Union progress. The two forces clashed there, and the ensuring battle lasted for three days. The Battle of Wyse Fork involved one of the largest concentrations of troops ever on […]

Search for Remnants of Confederate Ironclad CSS Neuse Begins This Monday

Search for Remnants of Confederate Ironclad CSS Neuse Begins This Monday

KINSTON, NC Mar. 6, 2014 – This Monday, March 10 at 10 a.m., the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources’ State Underwater Archeology team will be on the Neuse River to search for remnants of the ironclad CSS Neuse using the latest in high resolution technology. Their vessel, a 23′ boat named the R/V Snap dragon II, will patrol the river between the King Street bridge and the Queen Street bridge for about five hours. The focus of the expedition will be to gather data on any objects from the Confederate built ironclad that was destroyed in March 1865. There will be an initial pre-launch briefing at 10 a.m. at the boat ramp off Highway 70 in Kinston and a follow-up […]

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