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Call for Artists – Seafood Blues and Jazz Poster Contest (Deadline 9-8-14)

Call for Artists – Seafood Blues and Jazz Poster Contest (Deadline 9-8-14)

CALL FOR ARTISTS 21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Call For Artists (PDF form download ) KURE BEACH, NC August 17, 2014 – Time is growing short, but there is still time to submit your entry for your vision to convey B L U E S   & J A Z Z, in an outstanding artistic form. We hold a Poster Design Contest to allow the artist within to express the Seafood Blues & Jazz feel, the BUZZ, the modaz. Do you have an idea that you need to get down on paper?   Is there a creative doodle that just will not leave your mind? Take a few minutes and review the Entry Form and requirements, and sign […]

Duke Blue Devils Slip Past UNCW Seahawks In Exhibition, 1-0

Duke Blue Devils Slip Past UNCW Seahawks In Exhibition, 1-0

WILMINGTON, NC August 16, 2014 – Freshman midfielder Imani Dorsey scored just 50 seconds into the game and No. 18 Duke held on to edge host UNCW, 1-0, in the second and final preseason exhibition game for the Seahawks on Saturday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Seahawks open the regular season on Friday at 7 p.m. against N.C. State in Raleigh. The Blue Devils face Ohio State on Friday at 5 p.m. in the UNC Nike Classic. Dorsey’s early score stood up after both teams tightened up defensively and battled to a stalemate the rest of the way before 296 fans. Dorsey took the ball on the left flank, dribbled through the Seahawk defense and launched a shot from […]

Carolina RailHawks Lose Heartbreaker to FC Edmonton

Carolina RailHawks Lose Heartbreaker to FC Edmonton

Lose 3-2 at WakeMed Soccer Park CARY, NC (August 16, 2014) – Two goals by RailHawks forward Zack Schilawski weren’t enough for the Carolina RailHawks (2W-0T-5L, 6pts) to defeat FC Edmonton (2W-2T-3L, 8pts) on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. The 3-2 loss snapped the RailHawks 4-match home unbeaten streak against FC Edmonton dating back to 2012. Zack Schilawski had the first goal of the match in the 12th minute as he found the back of the net with a tremendous header off a cross from defender Jordan Graye. His second goal of the match came in the 75th minute off a penalty kick. FC Edmonton came alive in the second half scoring all three of their goals after the […]

Posted in: Cary NC, Events, Soccer
32nd Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team Matches

32nd Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team Matches

River Landing CC (River)     Wallace, NC Saturday, August 16, 2014 Carolinas – 3.5     Virginias – 4.5   by Andrew Blair of the VSGA WALLACE, NC August 17, 2014 – Fueled by a sweep of morning foursome encounters, the eight-golfer Virginias team, owns a slim one-point advantage (4½-3½) over their Carolinas counterparts at the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches being conducted at River Landing Golf Club. After Virginias swept foursomes, Carolinas answered in afternoon four-ball matches, taking three of four-ball matches and halving another. One point is available per each match. Though Virginias claimed foursomes, each match was tightly-contested. For Virginias, the teams of Fitz Woodrow IV (Charlottesville, Va.)-Tom Crow (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Logan Yates (Ruckersville, Va.)-Matthew Brittain (Ashburn, Va.) each […]

Courtney Taybron’s OT Goal Lifts ECU Over Longwood, 1-0

Courtney Taybron’s OT Goal Lifts ECU Over Longwood, 1-0

East Carolina picks up shutout victory in line exhibition of 2014 GREENVILLE, NC August 15, 2014 – Freshman striker Courtney Taybron scored in the 93rd minute to give East Carolina a 1-0 victory over Longwood in exhibition play Friday evening at Johnson Soccer Stadium. “We had moments of good play but gave up the ball to easily in the midfield,” head coach Rob Donnenwirth said. “We tried a completely different way of playing in the second half. The freshmen got their feet wet and that’s what you want. We’re still in preseason mode and working hard every day. Overall, I’m happy with how they played tonight.”   The Pirates held the Lancers without a shot in the first half and […]

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Underwater Symposium – September 5 & 6

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Underwater Symposium – September 5 & 6

HATTERAS, NC August 15, 2014 – The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is hosting an Underwater Heritage Symposium bringing together state, local and regional professionals in the diving and underwater archaeology fields. The symposium takes place at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras on September 5 & 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The two-day symposium provides the opportunity to connect with leading experts that bring knowledge from the Graveyard of the Atlantic to the surface.   North Carolina Maritime Museum System Director, Joseph K. Schwarzer, opens the symposium that covers a wide variety of topics including near shore and offshore shipwreck diving, laws protecting underwater cultural heritage, technologies for marine science and ocean exploration and recreational […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut out Carolina Mudcats

Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut out Carolina Mudcats

WOLFF AND PARRA BLANK CAROLINA IN SERIES FINALE MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 14, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the Carolina Mudcats 1-0 on Thursday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. History was made Thursday when the Pelicans had their first consecutive sellouts in franchise history. Sam Wolff and Luis Parra combined to pitch the Pelicans’ ninth shutout of the season. The Pelicans (30-23, 74-47) recorded only two hits on the night off of Carolina starter Adam Plutko, which was a season-low for the Birds. Royce Bolinger hit a single to right center field, but was erased when trying to stretch the hit into a double. In the next at-bat, Nick […]

Charlotte Girl Reels in State Record Green Sunfish

Charlotte Girl Reels in State Record Green Sunfish

CRESTON, NC August 15, 2014 — It was a team effort that landed 13-year-old Victoria Navaroli a state record fish from a private pond in Creston. In the early morning hours of July 12, the 13-year-old Charlotte girl watched as her big brother Jack baited his hook with ¼ of a nightcrawler and then handed his fishing rod to her. Two casts later, Victoria reeled in the record-breaking green sunfish. The fish weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces and measured 12 inches in length, breaking the previous state record, held since 2008 by Sean Vanderburg, by 1 ounce. While some brothers might not appreciate the irony of handing over a rod and reel to watch a sibling reel in a state […]

Posted in: Charlotte NC, Fishing
North Carolina Team is Tops at National Youth Hunter Education Challenge

North Carolina Team is Tops at National Youth Hunter Education Challenge

RALEIGH, NC August 15, 2014 — The Yadkin Patriots of Forbush Middle School in Yadkin County took top honors in the nation as junior champions at the 29th annual International Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC), a demanding week-long shooting and outdoors skills competition held recently at Mansfield, Pa. The YHEC competition by the National Rifle Association (NRA) was held in July. Teams from across the country competed in marksmanship with .22-caliber rifles and black powder rifles at knock-down targets, shotgun on a sporting clays course, and archery at 3-D game targets. Non-shooting events included orienteering, wildlife identification, hunter responsibility and ethics exam, and a hunter safety trail test. Nearly 300 competitors, coaches and parents from across America attended this year’s […]

Posted in: Events, Hunting, Raleigh NC
USL PRO Southeast Battles Highlight Weekend Schedule

USL PRO Southeast Battles Highlight Weekend Schedule

Charleston hosts Rochester, Orlando faces Harrisburg in key USL PRO action TAMPA, FL August 15, 2014 – With four weeks to go in the regular season, an eight-game slate in USL PRO this weekend sees key contests in the race for the USL PRO Playoffs, the regular-season championship and playoff seeding. Highlights include a Friday night clash between Charleston and Rochester, and Saturday’s contest between Orlando and Harrisburg. Charleston Battery vs. Rochester Rhinos, Friday, 7:30 p.m. ET Friday night’s clash between the two longtime rivals became even more critical for Rochester after Charleston took a 3-2 victory against Orange County on Wednesday night to move into eighth place in the league standings. The Battery would jump past the Rhinos with […]