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Charleston Battery Claims USL PRO Title

Charleston Battery Claims USL PRO Title

Late goal by Azira gives Battery fourth title in 20 seasons   CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery kept their perfect record in championship games intact on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium, capturing the 2012 USL PRO Championship with a 1-0 win against the Wilmington Hammerheads.   Game MVP Jose Cuevas created the only goal the Battery would need to send the crowd of 4,963 home happy, threading a pass through the Wilmington defense in the 74th minute to Mike Azira, who hit a first-time left-footed shot into the far corner from the left side of the penalty area, giving Wilmington keeper Alex Horwath no chance.   It was the fourth title in four trips to the final for Charleston, […]

ECU Falls At No. 9 South Carolina, 48-10

ECU Falls At No. 9 South Carolina, 48-10

Sophomore Justin Hardy caught eight passes for 111 yards Final Stats  | ECU Post-Game Notes l ECU Post-Game Quotes COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Justin Hardy caught eight passes for 111 yards for East Carolina, but No. 9 South Carolina (2-0) topped East Carolina 48-10 Saturday. Dylan Thompson completed 21 of 37 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns for the Gamecocks. Thompson started the game in place of the injured Connor Shaw, and left little doubt coach Steve Spurrier made the right choice to let Shaw rest. Thompson’s first completion was a 53-yard pass to Damiere Byrd. He finished the game averaging almost 16 yards a completion and did not throw an interception. The rejuvenated passing game allowed Spurrier to use […]

UNCW Wraps Up Spartan Classic With Sweep

UNCW Wraps Up Spartan Classic With Sweep

UNCW posted a 3-0 sweep of host Norfolk State to close out its appearance in the Spartan Classic on Saturday.

No. 9 Gamecocks Roll Past East Carolina, 48-10

No. 9 Gamecocks Roll Past East Carolina, 48-10

In his first career start, sophomore quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns to lead ninth-ranked South Carolina to a 48-10 victory over East Carolina in its home opener on Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Invade Charlotte Motor Speedway During Bank of America 500 Week

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Invade Charlotte Motor Speedway During Bank of America 500 Week

Nickelodeon’s iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will invade Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Bank of America 500 week, Oct. 11-13.  Look out for the famous shell-backs – Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo — to bring their…

Pirates Football Travel To No. 9 South Carolina

Pirates Football Travel To No. 9 South Carolina

Saturday Marks First Road Test For ECU Football GREENVILLE, N.C. –  East Carolina will face the first of two automatic-qualifying Bowl Championship Series (BCS) members on its 2012 schedule when the Pirates travel to Columbia on Saturday, Sept, 8, to meet South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium for a non-conference matchup at 12:21 p.m. The battle against the Gamecocks will also open a three-game road swing for ECU, who will begin Conference USA play next week when it visits Southern Miss before facing off against North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Sept. 22. The Pirates will try to move to 2-0 for the second time in the three-year tenure of head coach Ruffin McNeill and for only the third time since […]

Wildlife Commission Hosts National Hunting and Fishing Day Events

Wildlife Commission Hosts National Hunting and Fishing Day Events

RALEIGH,N.C. (Sept. 7, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by hosting or supporting eight family-oriented outdoor events across the state on Sept. 22. Through interactive activities and demonstrations, participants can connect with nature and test their outdoor skills. Some of the activities, which vary for eachevent, include: Fishing (with bait and tackle provided), Shooting a bow and arrow and pellet guns with a qualified instructor, Seeing live animals, such as reptiles, amphibians and raptors, Outdoor cooking over a fire — and tasting the results, and Learning about North Carolina’s hunting heritage. The Wildlife Commission, in conjunction with conservation partners such as the N.C. Wildlife Federation, Wake County Wildlife Club, Ducks Unlimited, Trout […]

Democrats Leave Charlotte After A Week Of Discord, Controversy, And Denial

Democrats Leave Charlotte After A Week Of Discord, Controversy, And Denial

THE WEEK BEGAN WITH DEMOCRATS UNABLE TO ANSWER WHETHER AMERICANS ARE BETTER OFF AFTER FOUR YEARS OF OBAMA When Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) Was Asked If Americans Were Better Off After Four Years Of Obama He Said “No.” CBS’s BOB SCHIEFFER: “Can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago?” GOV. MARTIN O’MALLEY: “No, but that’s not the question of this election.” (CBS’ “Face The Nation,” 9/2/12) When Asked If Americans Are Better Off Than They Were Four Years Ago, Obama Senior Adviser David Axelrod Didn’t Respond To The Question. FOX’s CHRIS WALLACE: “But you keep talking about Romney. I’d like to talk about the Obama record and I want to put some […]

Volunteers Fill Victory Offices For Super Saturday Push Across North Carolina

Volunteers Fill Victory Offices For Super Saturday Push Across North Carolina

Raleigh, NC – TODAY, Republicans in North Carolina and around the country will kick off the third monthly Super Saturday weekend ahead of November. Statewide hundreds of volunteers will make tens of thousands of voter contacts. Nationally, we have made 20 million voter contacts, knocked 16 times more doors and made 8 times more phone calls than at the same point in 2008.   Today’s dismal jobs report is more of the same for middle class families who are suffering through the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. After 42 straight months of unemployment above 9% in North Carolina, we now know that President Obama just hasn’t lived up to his promises and his policies haven’t worked. If we […]

The New River Foundation’s 3rd Annual Bream Tournament

The New River Foundation’s 3rd Annual Bream Tournament

Jacksonville, NC – New River Foundation would like to spotlight their Bream Tournament Saturday 22, 2012 during The New River Foundation’s Palooza and the Riverwalk Festival! “Through education and stewardship, the New River Foundation is dedicated to restoring and protecting the quality of the local public trust waters” The entry fee is $100.00 per boat, up to two adults per boat, the fee will also pay for your membership to the New River Foundation for the year ! Launch time: first light Departing from USO in Downtown Jacksonville weigh in time : 2:00pm The fishing boundaries are the New River and it’s creeks! Live bait can be used (crickets, worms, minnows etc) This is a great opportunity for those just getting […]