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Jim Grainger No Longer a Stranger to the Winner’s Circle at the Carolinas Senior Amateur

Jim Grainger No Longer a Stranger to the Winner’s Circle at the Carolinas Senior Amateur

GREENSBORO, NC Sept. 26, 2014 – Final round results of the 53rd Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship hosted by Sedgefield Country Club (Dye Course) in Greensboro, N.C. on Friday, September 26, 2014 (6350 yards, par 35-36—71, 71.7,136). Playing in the next to last group of the day, Jim Grainger, 58, of Charlotte, N.C. fired a tournament-low round of five-under 66 to win the 53rd Carolinas Senior Amateur by one stroke. The win is Grainger’s first CGA individual title but fourth in his career that includes the 1976 Carolinas Father-Son with his dad Ike Grainger, 1986 Carolinas Four-Ball with Bill Plyler and the 2012 North Carolina Senior Four-Ball with reigning North Carolina Senior Amateur champion Jim Pearson. “I did not know how […]

Posted in: Events, Golf, Greensboro NC
Carolina Hurricanes to assign nine players to Charlotte Checkers

Carolina Hurricanes to assign nine players to Charlotte Checkers

Larose added to training camp roster, which now stands at 36 players RALEIGH, NC Sept. 27, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will reassign nine players from its training camp roster to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. Francis also announced that the team has added forward Chad LaRose to the training camp roster on a professional tryout. Defensemen Trevor Carrick, Dennis Robertson and Keegan Lowe and goaltender Daniel Altshuller were assigned directly to the Checkers. Forwards Ben Holmstrom, Justin Shugg, Greg Nemisz and Jared Staal will be assigned to Charlotte pending waivers. Forward Kyle Hagel, who has an AHL contract with […]

Jordan Staal to undergo surgery on right leg

Jordan Staal to undergo surgery on right leg

Center suffered a fractured fibula during Tuesday’s game in Buffalo RALEIGH, NC Sept. 25, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced center Jordan Staal will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured fibula in his right leg. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Kevin Logel and Dr. Marty Isbell at Raleigh Orthopaedic and recovery time is estimated at three to four months. Staal, 26, was injured during the third period of Carolina’s exhibition game at Buffalo on Tuesday, when he got tangled up with Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges. The Thunder Bay, Ont., native did not miss a single game during his first two seasons with the […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

MORRISVILLE, NC Sept. 24, 2014—The Trusted Choice independent insurance agents of North Carolina are teaming up with both Make-A-Wish chapters in the state to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Through a state-wide sponsorship, Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) will be a key supporter of Walk for Wishes at four community events during October and November. This $15,000 contribution is part of Trusted Choice’s 2014 national commitment of more than $530,000 that helps local chapters throughout the country grant more wishes.   Walk for Wishes is a signature Make-A-Wish program, bringing grassroots fund-raising support to local communities.  The fall schedule in North Carolina kicks off in Wilmington on Sunday, October 12th, […]

Two Blues Icons Double Headline at 21st Annual Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival

Two Blues Icons Double Headline at 21st Annual Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival

The Robert Cray Band & Delbert McClinton double-headline Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival KURE BEACH, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – Picture yourself this October in a serene coastal setting being entertained by cool jazz and hot blues. All this and more awaits visitors during the 21st annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival, October 11-12, at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area near Kure Beach. This year’s musical lineup is double the fun with two renowned blues headliners: The Robert Cray Band and Delbert McClinton. As if that’s not enough, more than a dozen more local and regional jazz and blues artists are also scheduled to perform–not to mention the seafood, vendors, and kids’ activities. For […]

#16 Clemson Hosts #8 North Carolina Thursday Night

#16 Clemson Hosts #8 North Carolina Thursday Night

CLEMSON, SC Sept. 24, 2014 – The 16th-ranked Clemson women’s soccer team hosts eighth-ranked North Carolina Thursday night at 7 p .m. at Historic Riggs Field. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3. Admission is free to all regular season home women’s soccer games, and the first 300 students through the gates on Thursday will receive a Clemson soccer t-shirt. The Tigers are 7-1-1 on the season and 0-1 in the ACC after suffering a 2-0 loss at second-ranked Virginia Tech last Friday in the conference opener. Clemson is ranked in all three major polls for the third consecutive week. The NSCAA ranks the Tigers the highest at 16th.   Sophomores Tori Andreski and Catrina Atanda lead the Tigers with […]

NC Wildlife Commission Issues Archery Hunting Safety Reminders

NC Wildlife Commission Issues Archery Hunting Safety Reminders

RALEIGH, NC Sept. 23, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign recommends some guidelines when hunting with archery equipment, including crossbows. “The safety considerations for using a crossbow, longbow or compound bow are similar to other hunting methods,” said Travis Casper, state hunting education coordinator. “Hunting safety is exercising caution, obeying regulations and putting into practice what you’ve learned in hunter education. “As with any method of hunting, always point your crossbow, longbow, compound bow in a safe direction,” he said. “Only release an arrow after positively identifying your target and what’s beyond it. Never use a scope to identify a target; use binoculars instead.” The Home From The Hunt™ campaign advises: · Never […]

Posted in: Events, Hunting, Raleigh NC
UNCG makes ‘Military Friendly Schools’ list for fourth consecutive year

UNCG makes ‘Military Friendly Schools’ list for fourth consecutive year

GREENSBORO, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success. Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools listing, now in its sixth year, is based on a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. “Supporting students with military backgrounds — financially, academically, personally — is a point of pride for UNCG,” said Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “These students have much to offer in terms of self-discipline, life experience and specialized skills. UNCG is honored to dedicate the necessary resources to […]

Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort

Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort

WEST END, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort – Bald Mountain,  in Lake Lure, NC  on Tuesday, September 23, 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 male amateur golfer who has reached his 55th birthday by the tournament date, 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 divisions based on age and total team […]

Dillsboro Artist Frank Brannon Named  Regan Residency Grant Recipient

Dillsboro Artist Frank Brannon Named Regan Residency Grant Recipient

RALEIGH, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – Frank Brannon, a book artist from Dillsboro, has been selected for the first Mary B. Regan Residency Grant for a project to revitalize the Cherokee language through his artistry as a letterpress printer. Brannon’s one-year project is based on his work with a program he supports at Southwestern Community College in Swain County, near Cherokee, where students are learning the art of printmaking by printing materials using the Cherokee syllabary. The 85-character syllabary was developed in 1821 by Sequoyah – a silversmith, blacksmith and artist – making it possible to read and write the spoken language of the Cherokee.   Working with translations from the Cherokee Studies Program at Western Carolina University, Brannon uses manual […]

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