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REO Speedwagon & Chicago’s Co-Headlining Summer 2014 tour coming to Raleigh this Saturday!

REO Speedwagon & Chicago’s Co-Headlining Summer 2014 tour coming to Raleigh this Saturday!

REO SPEEDWAGON & CHICAGO’S CO-HEADLINING SUMMER 2014 TOUR A MAJOR HIT FROM COAST-TO-COAST Saturday, August 23 – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh Legendary Rock Bands Captivate Crowds Across the U.S. with Special Shared Encore LOS ANGELES, CA August 19, 2014 – Legendary rock bands Chicago and REO Speedwagon recently kicked off a co-headlining summer tour which is proving to be a massive hit all across the country. The tour, presented by Live Nation, has already taken the bands through California and the Midwest on the way to an East Coast run and the reviews have been phenomenal; more so, the bands are having the time of their lives, playing a truly “raucous” encore – a two band, hit-fuelled, epic jam. Chicago […]

Cape Fear Museum Offers New Education Programming

Cape Fear Museum Offers New Education Programming

WILMINGTON, NC August 20, 2014 – Cape Fear Museum is expanding its education programming to offer more in-depth experiences for its visitors. Beginning in September, the Museum will host Family Science Saturday. These workshops are hands-on experiences that encourage families to experiment, discover, and explore together.  Each month features activities – including a take home project – focused on a different history and/or science topic. The 45-minute program is offered three times on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m. in Williston Auditorium. The 10 a.m. workshop is targeted to families with preschool-age children. The 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. workshops are appropriate with families with children ages 5-14. The Exploration Station, located […]

NC Wildlife Commission Schedules Hunting Mentor Seminars

NC Wildlife Commission Schedules Hunting Mentor Seminars

RALEIGH, NC August 19, 2014 —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host 11 hunting mentor seminars statewide in September to network with experienced hunters and share information about mentoring new hunters. The Wildlife Commission created the new “Hunting Mentor Seminars” to build on the popularity of free, skills-based hunting seminars that the Commission has been offering to the public since 2011. The Commission created the skill-based hunting seminars to address potential barriers to hunter recruitment and retention in North Carolina, according to Walter “Deet” James, the Commission’s hunting heritage biologist. Participants attending the hunting mentor seminars will: ·         Understand why hunter recruitment and retention is important, ·         Hear personal accounts from experienced mentors including mentoring tips and suggestions, and ·         […]

Henry Shimp named recipient of 2014 David Parrott Award

Henry Shimp named recipient of 2014 David Parrott Award

WALLACE, NC August 19, 2014 — Henry Shimp of Charlotte, NC was honored this past weekend as the 2014 recipient of the Carolinas Golf Association’s (CGA) David Parrott Award.  Shimp, the 2014 Carolinas Junior Boys champion, was selected from the eight team members that represented the CGA in the Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team Matches at River Landing CC in Wallace, NC. The David Parrott award is given annually to the Carolinas Team player who displays excellence in sportsmanship, ability, and academic excellence. The award is presented by Dr. Larry and Joy Parrott of Camden, SC in honor of their son David. David Parrot was diagnosed with leukemia in the spring of 1982 and during his brief illness, he participated in the […]

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: 2014 September Events

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: 2014 September Events

HATTERAS, NC August 19, 2014:   Salty Dawgs: History and the Hatteras Island Ecology Part 1 September 2, 2 p.m. Meet and experience a presentation by Dave Kelmer, a resident expert on historic Hatteras ecology and changes made to the environment by European settlers. Free admission. Email: maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. 252-986-2995, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Maritime Movies, First Thursdays: Titanic at 100, Mystery Solved September 4, 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Feature films on underwater exploration and archaeology and maritime history and culture. Rated: G/PG. Film Room. Free admission. Email: maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. 252-986-2995, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.   The Civil War on Hatteras Island September 3, 10, […]

Contemporary Photographs from Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection Featured at the N.C. Museum of Art

Contemporary Photographs from Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection Featured at the N.C. Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art Presents Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection Photographs are part of promised gift to the NCMA in honor of Lawrence J. Wheeler   RALEIGH, NC August 19, 2014 — Beginning September 13, 2014, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) presents Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection. The exhibition features a selection of contemporary photographs from a promised gift to the NCMA by North Carolina native Allen G. Thomas Jr. in honor of Lawrence J. Wheeler’s 20th anniversary as director of the Museum. The works will officially enter the NCMA’s permanent collection pending a vote by the Board of Trustees on September 10, 2014. “I am honored and grateful to receive […]

Results For One-Day Four Ball Tournament at Forest Oaks Country Club

Results For One-Day Four Ball Tournament at Forest Oaks Country Club

WEST END, NC August 19, 2014 – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Four-Ball Tournament at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, NC on Monday, August 18, 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 amateur golfer who 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 flights based on yardages and gender: Men A, Men B, Mixed/Women flights. For complete results of the net and gross divisions, […]

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This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 18-24, 2014)

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 18-24, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC August 18, 2014 – As the summer approaches Labor Day, Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on August 14th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring a mix of contemporary music performed by LYNNE AND THE WAVE And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks. The following night, the Town of Kure Beach in conjunction with the Pleasure Island Chamber […]

NC Aquariums – Ask the Aquarium – mole crabs

NC Aquariums – Ask the Aquarium – mole crabs

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC August 18, 2014: Q. My kids like catching those little gray, bug-like things in the sand where the waves break on the beach. Sometimes we find them and sometimes we don’t. We’ve heard them called sand fleas. Can you tell us what they are? A. Those are mole crabs (Emerita talpoida), often called sand fleas, sand fiddlers, sand bugs or sand hoppers. Looking more like insects than crabs, these busy little crustaceans show up in early spring in the pounding surf zone – a tough place to eke out a living. As you’ve seen, mole crabs are small, measuring only an inch to an inch and a half long. They are harmless and live in large […]

Caitlin Hite Garners Preseason All-American Conference Nod

Caitlin Hite Garners Preseason All-American Conference Nod

East Carolina picked to finish eighth GREENVILLE, NC August 18, 2014 – East Carolina University sophomore women’s soccer player Caitlin Hite was one of 11 players named to The American’s preseason all-conference team, according to an announcement by the league office Monday afternoon. As a freshman in 2013, Hite became the first player in program history to earn All-Conference USA First Team honors and also received NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team recognition. The Stafford, Va., native started all 21 matches and played every minute in 19 of those contests, which included five double-overtime games. Hite served as the team’s left backer all season on a defense that posted six shutouts and held opponents to a 0.85 shooting percentage.   The […]