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Contemporary Photographs from Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection Featured at the N.C. Museum of Art

Contemporary Photographs from Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection Featured at the N.C. Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art Presents Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection Photographs are part of promised gift to the NCMA in honor of Lawrence J. Wheeler   RALEIGH, NC August 19, 2014 — Beginning September 13, 2014, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) presents Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection. The exhibition features a selection of contemporary photographs from a promised gift to the NCMA by North Carolina native Allen G. Thomas Jr. in honor of Lawrence J. Wheeler’s 20th anniversary as director of the Museum. The works will officially enter the NCMA’s permanent collection pending a vote by the Board of Trustees on September 10, 2014. “I am honored and grateful to receive […]

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, […]

Posted in: Events, Golf, Greensboro NC
This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 18-24, 2014)

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 18-24, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC August 18, 2014 – As the summer approaches Labor Day, Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on August 14th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring a mix of contemporary music performed by LYNNE AND THE WAVE And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks. The following night, the Town of Kure Beach in conjunction with the Pleasure Island Chamber […]

NC Aquariums – Ask the Aquarium – mole crabs

NC Aquariums – Ask the Aquarium – mole crabs

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC August 18, 2014: Q. My kids like catching those little gray, bug-like things in the sand where the waves break on the beach. Sometimes we find them and sometimes we don’t. We’ve heard them called sand fleas. Can you tell us what they are? A. Those are mole crabs (Emerita talpoida), often called sand fleas, sand fiddlers, sand bugs or sand hoppers. Looking more like insects than crabs, these busy little crustaceans show up in early spring in the pounding surf zone – a tough place to eke out a living. As you’ve seen, mole crabs are small, measuring only an inch to an inch and a half long. They are harmless and live in large […]

Caitlin Hite Garners Preseason All-American Conference Nod

Caitlin Hite Garners Preseason All-American Conference Nod

East Carolina picked to finish eighth GREENVILLE, NC August 18, 2014 – East Carolina University sophomore women’s soccer player Caitlin Hite was one of 11 players named to The American’s preseason all-conference team, according to an announcement by the league office Monday afternoon. As a freshman in 2013, Hite became the first player in program history to earn All-Conference USA First Team honors and also received NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team recognition. The Stafford, Va., native started all 21 matches and played every minute in 19 of those contests, which included five double-overtime games. Hite served as the team’s left backer all season on a defense that posted six shutouts and held opponents to a 0.85 shooting percentage.   The […]

US Senior Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Duke University Golf Club

US Senior Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Duke University Golf Club

DURHAM, NC August 18, 2014 – Final results from U.S. Senior Amateur Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Duke University Golf Club in Durham, NC on Monday, August 18, 2014 (6585 yards, par 36-36—72, Rating: 71.8/134). Four qualifying spots and two alternate positions were available at this qualifying site. Gary Robinson of Fayetteville, NC, Rock Cloninger of Fort Mill, SC and Trip Boinest of Shelby, NC all fired three-under par 69 to share medalist honors and take three of the four available spots.   Kelly Miller of Southern Pines, NC shot two-under par 70 and earned the final qualifying position by making a 25-foot putt for par on the third playoff hole.   The four qualifiers will advance to the U.S. Senior […]

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Macy’s Hosts Ninth Annual Shop for a Cause

Macy’s Hosts Ninth Annual Shop for a Cause

MACY’S HOSTS NINTH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE” ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 AND CUSTOMERS SAVE STOREWIDE Macy’s offers customers a one-day 25 percent discount with a $5 donation to March of Dimes   RALEIGH, NC August 18, 2014 – Macy’s and the March of Dimes invites customers to participate in its ninth annual national Shop For A Cause charity event on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique, one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise more than $44 million for thousands of charities across the country. Macy’s has designated March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization in support of pregnancy and baby health, as its […]

Join Federation Advocate Mike Giles on a Rich Inlet Exploration

Join Federation Advocate Mike Giles on a Rich Inlet Exploration

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC August 17, 2014 – The N.C. Coastal Federation along with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours Inc. will sponsor two boat trips with the federation’s Coastal Advocate Mike Giles and Capt. Joe Abbate to explore Rich Inlet and the Lea Island complex of shoals and sandbars north of Figure Eight Island. The first trip is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 29 and the other for Friday, Sept. 26. Both four-hour trips start at 8 a.m. The boat trips, part of the federation’s Coastal Adventures series, will explore diverse marine ecosystems, visit important birding areas and see first-hand the unspoiled Hutaff-Lea Island barrier island complex. Lunch will be provided aboard Abbate’s boat, Shamrock. “The trips will give people the chance to […]

North Carolina Coastal Federation Report: A Sustainable Economic Development Vision for New Hanover

North Carolina Coastal Federation Report: A Sustainable Economic Development Vision for New Hanover

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC August 17, 2014 – The N.C. Coastal Federation, in partnership with Cape Fear River Watch and local business leaders, has scheduled a media event at the Wilmington Riverfront Park at the corner of Market and Water Streets on Thursday August 21 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. This news conference is to unveil a collaborative effort to work with diverse groups and industries to kick-start the economic vision described in the report, “Pathways to Prosperity,” which was commissioned by New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington in August of 2013. Garner Economics of Atlanta prepared the report. “We have completed an exhaustive review of the Garner report and recommendations” says Mike Giles, a coastal advocate with the federation.  […]

Carolinas Team wins the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches in Wallace, NC

Carolinas Team wins the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches in Wallace, NC

WALLACE, NC August 17, 2014 – The eight-golfer Carolinas team won five of eight closing day singles matches and halved another to post a two-point victory (9-7) against their Virginias counterparts to claim the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches, which concluded today at River Landing Golf Club. One point was available per each match. Virginias owned a one-point lead (4½-3½) following Saturday’s opening day foursome and four-ball matches, but Carolinas outscored their opponents by three points (5½-2½) in concluding singles’ encounters.   Virginias swept Saturday morning’s four opening day foursome matches, but Carolinas responded, besting their opponents 9-3 the rest of the way, including winning Saturday afternoon’s four-ball encounters by three points (3½-½) to only trail by one point heading into […]