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Miss North Carolina: Celebrating 75 Years of Memories

Miss North Carolina: Celebrating 75 Years of Memories

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of History and the Sisterhood of Miss North Carolina have collaborated to produce the commemorative exhibit Miss North Carolina: Celebrating 75 Years of Memories, opening Friday, June 22, at the museum in Raleigh. The Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant Inc. is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and the exhibit offers a rare glimpse into the history of the pageant and the 75 women who have served the state. Featuring wardrobe items, crowns, portraits and other memorabilia spanning seven decades, the exhibit showcases items from dozens of Miss North Carolinas. Admission is free, and the exhibit will run through Nov. 25, 2012. “The Miss North Carolina Pageant is part of the heritage and civic fabric of our state,” […]

Cracker Barrel Offers Up Three Additional Helpings on Eden’s Edge Debut Album – Deluxe Edition

Cracker Barrel Offers Up Three Additional Helpings on Eden’s Edge Debut Album – Deluxe Edition

Free Digital Download Card for Trio’s Sassy Single, “Too Good To Be True,” Available At All Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Locations LEBANON, TN – The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program is set to release a deluxe edition of hot newcomers Edens Edge’s debut album.   The release of Edens Edge – Deluxe Edition coincides with Big Machine Records’ self-titled, standard edition – both will be available beginning June 12.  The Arkansas-bred band is comprised of lead vocalist Hannah Blaylock; harmony vocals, guitar and dobro player Dean Berner; and harmony singer, mandolin, banjo and guitar player Cherrill Green. Collectively, they penned half of the songs on the project as well as three exclusive tracks for the deluxe version […]

Sharks Swamped By Fayetteville

Sharks Swamped By Fayetteville

Wilmington, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs came into Buck Hardee Field looking for revenge on the Sharks, who had taken the last two matchups between the clubs, and that is exactly what they got in a 13-4 road victory.   There was trouble from the very beginning, with the visitors jumping out to a 1-0 advantage in the top of the first inning. That didn’t last long, however, as the hosts plated a pair of their own in the bottom of the second. For the third straight game, it was Zach Stephens scoring the first Sharks run of the night after knocking his only hit of the evening, a single, and eventually scoring from third on a Casey Goss groundout. […]

Birth of a Colony to be Shown

Birth of a Colony to be Shown

RALEIGH – North Carolina’s early history, from the arrival of Europeans to the end of the Tuscarora War, is examined in the documentary “Birth of a Colony.”  Produced by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources and Horizon Productions, and broadcast by UNC-TV, there will be a free screening of the film at the Archives and History/State Library building on Monday, June 11, at 2 p.m. Original footage shot in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, rare artifacts, archival footage, and interviews with key historians, make this a significant work on North Carolina history.  The screening will be preceded by remarks Cultural Resources Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Crow, head of the Office of Archives and History, and followed by a question and […]

The Town of Kure Beach and The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Present 2012 Free Summer Concert Series

The Town of Kure Beach and The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Present 2012 Free Summer Concert Series

Kure Beach, NC – Summertime at the beach is all about sun, sand, waves, seafood and MUSIC! So we’re bringing you our FREE Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach on the second and fourth Fridays of June, July and August. Bring blankets and chairs for the whole family and prepare to boogie the night away. The first installment on Friday, June 8th at 6:30 pm is local favorites “EASTBOUND”.  Influenced heavily by the Rocking Country of the 90′s and today Eastbound is a 5 Piece rolling out of Wilmington NC. Fronted by Jason Jackson on Lead vocals, Mike Gardner on lead guitar, Danny McLeod on rhythm guitar, Bill Warren on Drums, and […]

Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble to play in Surf City

Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble to play in Surf City

Surf City, NC – Enjoy a concert given by the United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue jazz ensemble of the USAF Heritage of America Band at Soundside Park on Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00pm. The concert is free and open to the public. Rhythm in Blue features the diverse talents of 15 professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. The band incorporates a wide repertoire of jazz and fusion, from big band swing to cutting-edge contemporary music. Their fabulous vocalist radiates sounds of the great jazz divas and inspires with patriotic classics. Activated in 1941, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring public patriotism and […]

Team Effort Secures Dogs Win

Team Effort Secures Dogs Win

Wilmington, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs turned in a gem of an effort on Monday night in Wilmington, defeating the hometown Sharks by a final of 13-4. Jeffrey Stoner (Francis Marion) was brilliant once again for the Dogs in his second start of the year, retiring 12 of the last 13 hitters he faced en route to his first win of the season. He allowed just two runs in six innings of work, striking out seven Sharks during that span. Mike Tauchman (Bradley) made a stellar season debut for Fayetteville, going 3-5 at the plate with a double and a two-run single to his credit. The SwampDogs took a one-run lead in the first, when Connor Obrochta drove in University […]

N.C. Historical Highway Marker to Honor State’s First Jewish Legislator

N.C. Historical Highway Marker to Honor State’s First Jewish Legislator

The Jacob Henry House in Beaufort, N.C. RALEIGH – Jacob Henry served in the North Carolina House of Commons in 1808 and 1809, at a time when citizens were bound constitutionally to affirm the “truth of the Protestant religion.” Henry was the first Jewish member elected to the legislature, representing Carteret County. He inadvertently became a defender of religious liberty.  Henry will be honored with a N.C. Highway Historical Marker to be dedicated on June 11 at the Jacob Henry House at 229 Front St., Beaufort, at 5 p.m. Henry was elected and served in 1809 without incident, but after the 1809 election another legislator introduced a resolution to vacate Jacob’s seat because of his religion. In a rousing speech, Henry […]

Rutherford Statement on Frederik Andersen

Rutherford Statement on Frederik Andersen

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today issued the following statement about contract negotiations with goaltender Frederik Andersen. The team failed to reach an agreement by today’s 5 p.m. deadline, and Andersen will enter the 2012 NHL Draft. Andersen was Carolina’s eighth selection, 187th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.   “We tried to sign Frederik to a contract, and made him aware that we felt there was an opportunity here for him to earn one of our two NHL spots during training camp,” said Rutherford. “We are very disappointed that he chose not to join our organization. Prior to him changing his agent, we had every indication that […]

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Younger Earns Chapel Hill All-Regional Team Honors

Younger Earns Chapel Hill All-Regional Team Honors

GREENVILLE, N.C. June 4, 2012 – East Carolina senior Tim Younger closed out his Pirate career being named to the 2012 Chapel Hill All-Regional Team as voted by the members of the media following Sunday night’s championship game between St. John’s and host North Carolina. Complete Chapel Hill Regional Stats l ECU Regional Stats Only The Clearwater, Fla. native batted .357 (5-for-14) tying for second on the team with Drew Reynolds and trailing only sophomore Chase McDonald, who batted .545 (6-for-11). Younger drove in a pair of runs, scored twice, drew one walk and recorded 14 putouts and six assists. Younger, who became the ninth recipient of the honorary No. 23 jersey worn by the late ECU Head Coach Keith […]