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NC Wildlife Commission Issues Archery Hunting Safety Reminders

NC Wildlife Commission Issues Archery Hunting Safety Reminders

RALEIGH, NC Sept. 23, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign recommends some guidelines when hunting with archery equipment, including crossbows. “The safety considerations for using a crossbow, longbow or compound bow are similar to other hunting methods,” said Travis Casper, state hunting education coordinator. “Hunting safety is exercising caution, obeying regulations and putting into practice what you’ve learned in hunter education. “As with any method of hunting, always point your crossbow, longbow, compound bow in a safe direction,” he said. “Only release an arrow after positively identifying your target and what’s beyond it. Never use a scope to identify a target; use binoculars instead.” The Home From The Hunt™ campaign advises: · Never […]

Posted in: Events, Hunting, Raleigh NC
UNCG makes ‘Military Friendly Schools’ list for fourth consecutive year

UNCG makes ‘Military Friendly Schools’ list for fourth consecutive year

GREENSBORO, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success. Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools listing, now in its sixth year, is based on a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. “Supporting students with military backgrounds — financially, academically, personally — is a point of pride for UNCG,” said Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “These students have much to offer in terms of self-discipline, life experience and specialized skills. UNCG is honored to dedicate the necessary resources to […]

Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort

Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort

WEST END, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort – Bald Mountain,  in Lake Lure, NC  on Tuesday, September 23, 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 male amateur golfer who has reached his 55th birthday by the tournament date, 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 divisions based on age and total team […]

Dillsboro Artist Frank Brannon Named  Regan Residency Grant Recipient

Dillsboro Artist Frank Brannon Named Regan Residency Grant Recipient

RALEIGH, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – Frank Brannon, a book artist from Dillsboro, has been selected for the first Mary B. Regan Residency Grant for a project to revitalize the Cherokee language through his artistry as a letterpress printer. Brannon’s one-year project is based on his work with a program he supports at Southwestern Community College in Swain County, near Cherokee, where students are learning the art of printmaking by printing materials using the Cherokee syllabary. The 85-character syllabary was developed in 1821 by Sequoyah – a silversmith, blacksmith and artist – making it possible to read and write the spoken language of the Cherokee.   Working with translations from the Cherokee Studies Program at Western Carolina University, Brannon uses manual […]

Jordan Staal suffers broken bone in leg

Jordan Staal suffers broken bone in leg

Hurricanes center injured during preseason game in Buffalo RALEIGH, NC Sept. 23, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, tonight announced that center Jordan Staal suffered a broken bone in the lower portion of his right leg during the team’s preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres. TICKETS: Carolina Hurricanes (NHL Hockey) Staal, 26, was injured during the third period when he got tangled up with Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges in the third period of Carolina’s 2-0 exhibition loss. Staal will return to Raleigh with the team on Wednesday and will be evaluated by team doctors on Thursday. A timetable for his recovery has yet to be determined.   The Carolina […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
Charlotte Hornets Add Cobbs, Lauderdale And Qvale To Training Camp Roster

Charlotte Hornets Add Cobbs, Lauderdale And Qvale To Training Camp Roster

CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 22, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Justin Cobbs, forward Dallas Lauderdale and center Brian Qvale to its training camp roster.  Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. The training camp roster now stands at 17. A 6-3 guard, Cobbs was not selected in the 2014 NBA Draft.  As a senior at California last season, he averaged 15.6 points, 5.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds. Over his three-year career at California, he appeared in 102 games averaging 14.4 points, 5.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 34.1 minutes. Prior to joining the Golden Bears, Cobbs played one season at the University of Minnesota. TICKETS: […]

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 […]