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Ask the Aquarium: What do shrimp eat?

Ask the Aquarium: What do shrimp eat?

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 23, 2014 Q. What do shrimp eat? A. Shrimp are omnivores and scavengers, meaning they eat most anything. Like lobsters, crayfish and crabs, shrimp are crustaceans with segmented bodies, jointed legs, eyes on stalks and hard exteriors. All crustaceans must molt to grow, and some, like shrimp, even eat their discarded calcium- rich shell. There are many species of shrimp. Some live thousands of feet under the ocean on thermal vents. Others, like the ones we’re more familiar with, live in waters from low tide to about 300 feet deep. Along the East Coast, pink, brown and white shrimp are harvested and sold commercially. These familiar varieties belong to the Penaeidae family. A shrimp’s body […]

Charlotte Hornets Sign Free Agent Guard Brian Roberts

Charlotte Hornets Sign Free Agent Guard Brian Roberts

CHARLOTTE, NC July 23, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Brian Roberts.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Charlotte Hornets Tickets “Brian is a quality point guard who we believe will play a key role for us,” Cho said.  “We look forward to having him as part of our team.”   The 6-1 Roberts has spent the last two seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 8.2 points, 3.0 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 19.9 minutes in 150 total games.  For his career, he has shot .418 from the field (457-1092), .372 from beyond the three-point line (123-331) and .929 from the free-throw line (195-210). […]

Georgia Tech alum Richy Werenski grabs 3rd win in 5 starts at Seven Lakes NGA Classic in Pinehurst

Georgia Tech alum Richy Werenski grabs 3rd win in 5 starts at Seven Lakes NGA Classic in Pinehurst

Virginia alum McLaughlin finishes solo 2nd. 2014 NGA Winners Bozzelli, Horne, Martinson tie 3rd. FAYETTEVILLE, NC July 20, 2014 – Rookie Richy Werenski, a recent grad from Georgia Tech, has been playing like anything but a college player in his first five starts as a professional. The four time US Amateur qualifier has made the transition to professional golf and made the transition better than most grabbing his 3rd win in just his 5th professional start with a victory at the Seven Lakes NGA Classic in Pinehurst. The South Hadley, Massachusetts resident won his first two professional events, the NGA Carolina Series Cutter Creek event and the Vermont Open, after turning pro but his win this past week may have […]

Posted in: Events, Fayetteville NC, Golf
2nd Saturdays: Summer Fun Day!

2nd Saturdays: Summer Fun Day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014 10 a.m.–2 p.m. ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 22, 2014 – Wear your sunglasses and welcome summer with your beach blanket and a picnic on the Green. Join The Junior Docents at the Museum of the Albemarle beginning at 10 a.m. for a beach party where amateur DJs will play beach music while you try your steps on the dance floor. The limbo stick will test your flexibility! You might also make a toy sailboat and take part in other beach crafts. For more information concerning the event call 252-335-1453.   The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, […]

Ninth-inning runs push Morehead City Marlins to victory over Asheboro Copperheads

Ninth-inning runs push Morehead City Marlins to victory over Asheboro Copperheads

ASHEBORO, NC July 22, 2014 – A two-run ninth inning broke a seven-all tie Wednesday between the Marlins and Copperheads, propelling Morehead City to a 9-7 win—their third straight win and sixth in the last seven games. Asheboro reliever Brandon Warren had two outs in the top half of the eighth inning when he surrendered a double to Dalton Britt. That brought Jacob Bruce to the dish, who topped a ball to deep short that was thrown wide to first from Connor Justice, giving the Marlins an 8-7 lead. They tacked on another run one batter later when Nick Lombardi smashed an RBI single of his own, making it a 9-7 game for closer Matt Tindall, who set down the […]

NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks at San Antonio Scorpions

NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks at San Antonio Scorpions

Watch Wednesday’s Match on NASLLive.com   CARY NC July 22, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (0W-0T-2L, 0pts) return to NASL action when they travel to San Antonio to take on the first place San Antonio Scorpions (2W-0T-2L, 6pts) on Wednesday, July 23rd at Toyota Field. The match will kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET and it will be broadcast LIVE on NASLlive.com. Tickets: Carolina RailHawks at San Antonio Scorpions The RailHawks enter week 3 of the NASL Fall Season after losing to current Spring Season Champions Minnesota United FC 1-0 on Thursday night. Both teams had their chances in the first half, but it was Minnesota’s Daniel Mendes who scored in the 26th minute. After the goal, the RailHawks kept pushing forward, but they […]

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Wilmington Symphony 2014-15 Masterworks Concert Season “STARS. PLANETS. MAGIC.”

Wilmington Symphony 2014-15 Masterworks Concert Season “STARS. PLANETS. MAGIC.”

Wilmington Symphony Announces 2014-15 Masterworks Series Concert Season WILMINGTON, NC July 22, 2014 – The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce its 2014-15 Masterworks Series Concert Season, “Stars. Planets. Magic.”  This 43rd concert season is both welcoming and rewarding for audience members with something for everyone, including great works by composers such as Bach, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, and Gustav Holst.  The 2014-15 concert season is sponsored by Reeds Jewelers.  Individual tickets go on sale August 1st at the Kenan Auditorium Ticket Office. Don’t miss Opening Night on September 20, which begins with Mozart’s delightfully lyrical Concerto for Flute and Harp, featuring Christina Brier (harp), and Mary Jo White (flute), and Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”. In October, Wilmington […]

Surf City steps out with Gun Safety Camps for kids

Surf City steps out with Gun Safety Camps for kids

SURF CITY, NC July 22, 2014 – Surf City Parks & Recreation is taking aim with two Gun Safety Camps for youths ages 9-14, with activities taking place within 15 hour course based at the Surf City Community Center. The camp dates are July 28 to August 1 and August 11 – 15. The camp beginning July 28 will run from 1 pm – 4 pm and the camp starting August 11 will run from 9 am to 12 Noon. The camps are being offered in cooperation with community partner Surf City Guns & Ammo, local law enforcement personnel and certified NRA instructors, Rachelle and Jeff Trout.  Specific visits from local law enforcement agencies and Pender County Sheriff’s Department are […]

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Caleb Sturgeon Earns Trip to U.S. Amateur with Sectional Qualifier Win

Caleb Sturgeon Earns Trip to U.S. Amateur with Sectional Qualifier Win

ROCKY MOUNT, NC July 22, 2014 — South Carolina senior Caleb Sturgeon qualified for the 114th U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday by winning a sectional qualifier at Benvenue Country Club. Sturgeon won the qualifier with a 36-hole total of 131 (-13), firing rounds of 65 (-7) and 66 (-6). Patrick Cover of Huntersville, N.C., finished runner-up with a total of 135 (-9). A native of Laurens, S.C., Sturgeon will be making his first appearance at the U.S. Amateur Championship. He is coming off a stellar junior season with four top-20 finishes, including his second career win. Sturgeon will join teammates Matt NeSmith and Will Murphy at the championship. NeSmith and Murphy qualified earlier this month by finishing first and second, […]

USGA Announces 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship Qualifying Sites

USGA Announces 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship Qualifying Sites

Entry Deadline Aug. 6; 18-Hole Qualifiers to be Held at 51 Sites from Aug. 2014-March 2015 FAR HILLS, NJ July 22, 2014 – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, to be held at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., May 2-6, 2015. Conducted over 18 holes, sectional qualifying will be held at 51 sites across the United States from Aug. 13, 2014, to March 31, 2015. Player registration is available now and continues through 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 6 (https://champapps.usga.org/fourball/champ/31). Several U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifying sites have hosted USGA championships. Philadelphia Country Club, in Gladwyne, Pa., has been home to four, including the 1939 U.S. Open, […]