“We had a letter on our desk, there were armed guards at the doors,” he remembers. “We went to one place if we had one letter—and a different place if we had a different letter. And everyone that had the same letter I did—we were laid off that day.” –David Both, former employee of Bain Capital’s Interpath Communications in NC The Republican National Convention didn’t shy away from Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital. In fact, night after night, they touted his business experience as a qualification to “lead” the country. But here in North Carolina, we’ve already seen that experience at work—and it’s not what will move our state forward. The News & Observer recently published a detailed report […]
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Jacksonville, NC – The following is Coastal Plains Raceway’s schedule of events for September 14 – 15, 2012: Friday September 14th Coastal Plains Dragway Test n Tune Gates open 6:30pm Time Runs 7 – 1100pm Car and Driver – $25.00 Gen admission – $5.00 (kids 12 and under free) Coastal Plains Raceway Practice Gates Open 4pm Practice 5pm til dark Car and Driver – $25.00 Gen admission – $5.00 (kids 12 and under free) Saturday September 15th Coastal Plains Raceway Sunoco Super Series Stock Car Racing featuring Limited Late Model, Street Stock, Mini Stock, Legends, Renegades, Hornets and the Young Guns Pit Gate Opens (Limited Late Model only) @ 12pm Pit Gate Opens (all other Divisions) @ […]
Jacksonville, NC – Below are results from Coastal Plains Raceway’s IHRA Summit Super Series and Coastal Plains Dragway Bracket Race held on September 8, 2012: Race # 1 Top Eliminator Winner – Craig North Runner – up – David Baysden Semi – Michael Smith Modified Eliminator Winner – David Antinori Runner – up – Tommy Duff Semi – Ross Gould Junior Dragster Winner – Justin Edwards Runner – up – Matthew Medlin Race # 2 Top Eliminator Winner – Keith Waugh Runner – up – Neil Smith Semi – Anthony Walton Modified Eliminator Winner – David Antinori Runner – up – Ross Willard Semi – Stev Antinori Junior Dragster Winner – Justin Edwards Runner – up – Matthew Medlin […]
Kannapolis, NC – For the first time in its history, The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame is offering tickets to the general public for this year’s induction ceremony on Thursday, October 11th. The acquisition of a new venue in Concord makes it possible to seat more than 500 people vs. the former much smaller space at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. This year’s induction ceremony will be held at the Vintage Motor Club Conference & Events Center in the Gibson Mill complex at 325 McGill Avenue in Concord. Ticket holders are invited to attend a wine and cheese meet-and-greet reception with the inductees, a sit down dinner, the induction ceremony and entertainment by inductees both […]
Red Cross Eastern NC Region Urges Everyone to Plan for Emergencies during National Preparedness Month
WILMINGTON, NC, September 10, 2012 — It’s National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Eastern NC Region, is encouraging all households to create a family disaster plan to make sure they are ready for the next emergency or disaster. Plans should include designating a meeting place right outside the home in case of a sudden emergency like a fire, an out-of-area emergency contact person and a location where everyone should meet if they can’t go home. All members of the household should work together on the emergency plan and each person should know how to reach other family members. “Disasters can strike at any time and being prepared is a family’s best defense,” said David Garrison, Regional […]
The men's team won four out of five draws and the women's squad captured championships in two brackets at CCL.
UNCW opens the fall portion of its 2012-13 schedule this week with the Wofford Terrier Intercollegiate.
The women's soccer team captured the UNCW Courtyard Marriott Wilmington Invitational crown Sunday by trouncing Troy, 4-0.
Freshman Courtney Angotti-Smith scored a brace and classmate Raina Johnson added another as the freshman Gamecocks led South Carolina (3-2-1) to a 3-0 victory against East Carolina (3-4-0) in the non-conference finale at Stone Stadium.