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Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival at NC Museum of History

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival at NC Museum of History

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival RALEIGH, NC July 16, 2014 – From belly dancing to baklava, the event Cedars in the Pines on the Plaza will be a celebration of Lebanese culture. This free festival takes place on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. With food, music, dance and activities for all ages, the event will overflow onto Bicentennial Plaza in front of the museum. The festival is co-sponsored by the Triangle Lebanese Association and the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies at N.C. State University. Parking is free on weekends. Watch traditional Lebanese dances performed by the Triangle Lebanese Association’s nationally recognized Dabke group. Dive into delicious authentic […]

Introducing Jorga, the MVP of I & I International K-9 Search and Rescue Team

Introducing Jorga, the MVP of I & I International K-9 Search and Rescue Team

“I & I Gives Law Enforcement, Corporations and General Public a resource to call when someone or something is missing”   WILMINGTON, NC July 16, 2014 -  Annually, more than 800,000 people are reported missing and entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center. Of these, 85-90% are minors.   New Hanover County does not possess a full-time Search and Rescue Team to assist in the locating of missing persons and important evidence. We are pleased to introduce Jorga… Jorga, a Dutch Shepherd born February 27, 2013 in Morganton, NC is certified in Live Search, Building Search, Evidence/Article Search, Area Search and Human Decomposition Odor Detection (Cadaver Dog). She is able to locate a single drop of blood on a […]

UNCG’s Summer Music Camp celebrates 32nd Season with Record Enrollment

UNCG’s Summer Music Camp celebrates 32nd Season with Record Enrollment

GREENSBORO, NC July 16, 2014 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s 32nd Annual Summer Music Camp program at UNCG is hosting a record crowd of young musicians, retaining the title of largest university music camp in the nation. Enrollment for 2014 is the largest in the history of the UNCG Summer Music Camp, with approximately 1,830 students in attendance. Since the camp began in 1983, some 54,000 student musicians have attended. “We have had a record demand for enrollment this year and it seems to grow every year,” said Dr. John R. Locke, founder and director of the music camp. The 2014 camp has drawn students from 15 states, from as far away as California, Vermont and Iowa, […]

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Fulfilling a Recreational Request (NC Coastal Fishing Outing) of NC’s Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans   WINSTON-SALEM, NC July 16 - Operation North State (ONS), its supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride to help support the 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival. The event will be held Friday, October 17 at Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island. ONS is hosting  300 Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers and/or friends to a great day of pier fishing and friendships. According to Operational North State’s Founder/Volunteer, Terry Snyder, “For the past two years, ONS continued to receive requests from Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers to provide a coastal fishing event. In June, […]

Second Round Results of the 58th Carolinas-Virginias Women’s Team Matches in Wilmington, NC

Second Round Results of the 58th Carolinas-Virginias Women’s Team Matches in Wilmington, NC

CAROLINAS LEADS ENTERING THE FINAL DAY OF THE 58th VIRGINIAS-CAROLINAS WOMEN’S TEAM MATCHES   WILMINGTON, NC July 15, 2014 – The 24-golfer Carolinas team owns a 15-point lead (43½-28½) over their Virginias counterparts entering Wednesday’s final day of the 58th Virginias-Carolinas Women’s Team Matches being conducted at Porter’s Neck Country Club. Carolinas won second day modified foursome matches by six points (21-15). Carolinas owned a nine-point advantage following Monday’s first day of modified four-ball matches.   Carolinas notched six wins and halved three other matches on day two; the team scored at least one-half point in 11 of the 12 matches for a second consecutive day.   For Carolinas, the tandems of Cecilia Fournil (Columbia, S.C.)-Savannah Hallman (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) […]

Posted in: Events, Golf, Wilmington NC
Women’s Surfing Competition Returns to North Carolina

Women’s Surfing Competition Returns to North Carolina

Wahine Classic kicks off week of surf contests, camps WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC July 15, 2014 – On the shores of the nationally ranked surf town in some of the country’s cleanest ocean waters, more than 100 female surfers from New York to Florida will compete in shortboard, longboard and standup paddleboard heats during the Wahine Classic in Wrightsville Beach, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17.   The quintessential surf town made National Geographic’s short list of America’s Last Best Beach Towns in its June/July 2014 issue. Also in June 2014, Wrightsville Beach was named by the Natural Resources Defense Council as one of its 35 Superstar Beaches for its clean ocean waters.   Wahine Classic organizers Jo Pickett of Crystal South […]

Carolina Golf Association NC Junior Boys’ 13 and Under Championship

Carolina Golf Association NC Junior Boys’ 13 and Under Championship

18th NC Junior Boys 13 & Under Championship Asheboro City Golf Course July 14-15, 2016   Match Play Results ASHEBORO, NC July 15, 2014 – Grayson Wotnosky of Wake Forest, NC captured his first CGA major title defeating Symon Balbin of Pinehurst, NC six and five in the championship match of the 18th NC Junior Boys 13 and Under Championship being hosted by Asheboro City Golf Course in Asheboro, NC.  Wotnosky never trailed in any of his four matches during the event winning four and two over Smith Brewer of Raleigh, NC, four and two over Wells Armes of Raleigh, NC, three and two over qualifying medalist Fulton Smith of Pinehurst, NC.  Balbin advanced to the championship match defeating Jack […]

8th Carolinas Golf Association Junior Girls’ 15 & Under Championship

8th Carolinas Golf Association Junior Girls’ 15 & Under Championship

Country Club of Whispering Pines Final Results WHISPERING PINES, NC July 15, 2014 – Roshnee Sharma of Waxhaw, NC fired a final round 71 to win the 8th Carolinas Junior Girls’ 15 and Under Championship hosted by the Country Club of Whispering Pines in Whispering Pines, NC. Sharma used three birdies in her final round to hold off a back nine charge from her fellow competitor, Elizabeth Nguyen, from Pinehurst, NC. Nguyen finished in solo second after giving a Sharma a little bit of a scare, “she birdied three holes on the back and it was impressive,” said Sharma of Nguyen’s back nine play. Sharma stayed steady to finish her round capturing the title becoming the 8th Champion of the […]

Carolina Hurricanes hire David Marcoux as Goaltending Coach

Carolina Hurricanes hire David Marcoux as Goaltending Coach

Coached Vezina Trophy winner Kiprusoff in Calgary RALEIGH, NC July 15, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired David Marcoux (mahr-COO) as its new goaltending coach. “David has 25 years of experience as a goalie coach, and his results speak for themselves,” said Francis. “This completes what we feel is a very strong and experienced coaching staff.”   Marcoux spent six years as the goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames between 2003 and 2009, helping Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff become a Vezina Trophy and Williams Jennings Trophy winner, as well as a Hart Trophy finalist in 2005-06. The Flames originally acquired Kiprusoff in […]

Posted in: Hockey, Raleigh NC
Austin Bossart’s home run the difference maker in 7-5 win for the West

Austin Bossart’s home run the difference maker in 7-5 win for the West

MOREHEAD CITY, NC July 15, 2014 – Austin Bossart may not have been able to win the Home Run Derby for the West on Sunday, but he did have the last laugh on Monday as his two-run home run in the seventh inning off Wilmington pitcher John Olczak gave the CPL West a 7-5 lead—the score by which they would eventually win. Rouric Bridgewater doubled to lead off that top half of the seventh inning, which brought up Bossart for his first at bat of the game. The catcher from the Asheboro Copperheads took Olcazk deep to left center with a towering drive that cleared the scoreboard at Big Rock Stadium. “I was just going up hacking really, just having […]