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Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival   Wilmington, NC July 9, 2014 – On July 25-27, blues fans are in for a special treat when the Cape Fear Blues Society welcomes blues harmonica master and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Lee Oskar to Wilmington during the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival. There’s no one in the music world quite like Lee Oskar. He is a founding member and former lead harmonica player for the 1970s funk/jazz band, WAR. His signature harp solos helped define the WAR sound (think “Cisco Kid” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends”). In 1976 he earned Billboard’s title of #1 Instrumental Artist of the Year. In 1983 he […]

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman and Wake County Wildlife Club Offer Shooting Sports and Archery Workshop

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman and Wake County Wildlife Club Offer Shooting Sports and Archery Workshop

DURHAM, NC July 9, 2014 —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program will offer a free shooting sports and archery workshop on Aug. 23 at the Wake County Wildlife Club range, located at 1313 Coley Road in Durham. The 9 a.m.-5 p.m. workshop will feature hands-on training in shotgun, rifle, bow and arrow, and crossbow. Experienced instructors will emphasize safety, proper firing techniques and offer one-on-one instruction. “I would argue the best marksmen in the world are women, and Olympic competition tends to prove me correct,” said BB Gillen, outdoor skills coordinator for the Wildlife Commission. “No previous experience is needed for this workshop — just an interest in shooting and archery. Thanks to the Wake County […]

Sneads Ferry Community Theatre: Open Auditions for Dixie Swim Club

Sneads Ferry Community Theatre: Open Auditions for Dixie Swim Club

SNEADS FERRY, NC July 9, 2014 – A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever! Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York AUDITIONS Tuesday, July 15th and Thursday, July 17th 2014 @ 7:00 PM Sneads Ferry Community Center 126 Park Lane Show Dates: September 5,6,7 & September 12,13,14 5 WOMEN ARE NEEDED: We are looking for five women who can portray characters that age from 45-80 years old. All five women have major roles in the show. SYNOPSIS: Five southern women who were college swim teammates meet one long weekend every August in the same beach cottage in North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The show […]

Charlotte Hornets Name Pat Delany Assistant Coach

Charlotte Hornets Name Pat Delany Assistant Coach

CHARLOTTE, NC July 9, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has added Pat Delanyas an assistant coach on the staff of Head Coach Steve Clifford. Charlotte Hornets Tickets Delany joins the Hornets after spending last season as head coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Miami Heat.  In his first head coaching job, Delany led the team to a 31-19 record, which was tied for the second-best record in the D-League.  The .620 winning percentage was the fifth-best in the franchise’s 25-year history and the second-best in its eight seasons in the D-League. Prior to being named head coach of the Skyforce, Delany served as the Heat’s advance […]

Posted in: Basketball, Charlotte NC
Dine with Dr. Dino July 19-20 at NC Aquarium

Dine with Dr. Dino July 19-20 at NC Aquarium

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 9, 2014 – Dr. Dino brings his passion for paleontology and some of his fossilized finds to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores on July 19-20, in conjunction with the summer Dinosaur Adventure exhibit. Dr. Dino, a.k.a. Chris DeLorey and the education director at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Fl., has been hunting fossils for educational use for 25 years. Dine with Dr. Dino before or after hours, and enjoy exciting stories from the field, fascinating information about what new research has to say about these prehistoric animals, a narrated tour of the Dinosaur Adventure exhibit and a chance to make souvenir “fossils” from molds of dinosaur bones. Choose from two breakfast programs and an […]

2014 Triple-A Home Run Derby Participants Announced

2014 Triple-A Home Run Derby Participants Announced

IL Home Run King Mike Hessman Headlines Group Of Six Sluggers Who Will Compete For Derby Belt DURHAM, NC July 8, 2014 –Mike Hessman, Jesus Aguilar, and Dan Johnson of the International League and Allan Dykstra, Mike Jacobs, and Francisco Pena of the Pacific Coast League have been named the six participants for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby. The Home Run Derby will take place on Monday, July 14 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park at 6:30pm. The IL’s newly crowned all-time Home Run King, Toledo’s Mike Hessman enters his fourth Triple-A Home Run Derby looking for his first win in the event. Hessman crushed his 259th career home run in the IL on June 30 to break the […]

Posted in: Baseball, Durham NC, Events
RailHawks, Silverbacks Aim For Spots In U.S. Open Cup Semifinals As #NASLTheCup Action Continues on Wednesday

RailHawks, Silverbacks Aim For Spots In U.S. Open Cup Semifinals As #NASLTheCup Action Continues on Wednesday

NASL Clubs Face MLS Opposition As They Move Step Closer To Possible CONCACAF Champions League Berth; Both Matches Available Live NEW YORK, NY July 9, 2014 - Having eliminated three opponents each thus far, including a combined four MLS clubs, Atlanta Silverbacks and Carolina RailHawks continue their quest for Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup glory representing the North American Soccer League (NASL). The clubs once again take on MLS (Major League Soccer) opposition on Wednesday in the quarterfinals with both NASL vs. MLS encounters shown on the NASL family of websites (NASL.com, NASLLive.com). The NASL clubs move a step closer as they attempt to secure one of the four U.S. representatives to the CONCACAF Champions League which goes to the annual […]

Posted in: Cary NC, Events, Soccer
Wildlife Commission Reports CWD Not Detected in North Carolina

Wildlife Commission Reports CWD Not Detected in North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC July 8, 2014 — Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a transmissible and fatal neurological disease of deer and elk, was not detected in a recent statewide survey conducted by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Humans are not known to contract CWD. No treatment or cure for CWD exists. Direct, animal-to-animal contact is a means of transmission, but evidence suggests that contaminated environments and equipment also present risks. “CWD proves devastating to populations of cervids — the family of mammals that includes white-tailed deer, elk, mule deer and moose,” said Dr. Maria Palamar, wildlife veterinarian for the Commission. “The indications of this survey are welcome news.” The diagnostic laboratory report was from a sampling of more than 3,800 free-ranging deer […]

The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra to Hold Auditions for New Members

The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra to Hold Auditions for New Members

AUDITIONS! The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra to Hold Auditions for New Members   WILMINGTON, NC July 8, 2014 – The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for new members on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the UNCW Cultural Arts Building.  Times by appointment.  Interested musicians must schedule an audition time by emailing the WSO Orchestra Manager, Shirley Lebo at orchestramgr@wilmingtonsymphony.org.  Applications and required audition music are available at www.wilmingtonsymphony.org, or by calling the symphony office at 910-791-9262. Percussionist Alex Tomlin says of his experience playing with the symphony, “There are tremendously talented faculty members and community professionals (local band directors and musicians) that make up the Wilmington Symphony, of which I’m proud to say I am a member.”   Musicians for […]

Jacksonville Council for the Arts: Summer Art Camp

Jacksonville Council for the Arts: Summer Art Camp

JACKSONVILLE, NC July 8, 2014 – The Council for the Arts will have a kid’s Summer Art Camp “Art Explosion” July 21-25, 2014 at the Council for the Arts Building, 826 New Bridge Street. Children ages 7 – 16. The week will include acrylics, oil pastels, watercolor, mixed media and printmaking. Cost $80.00. Supplies are included in price. Please call (910) 455-9840 to reserve a spot for your child. Council For The Arts 826 New Bridge St Jacksonville NC 28540 www.jaxarts.com Phone: (910) 455-9840 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm