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Cougars Ranked Program-Best No. 5 In ITA Carolina Region

Cougars Ranked Program-Best No. 5 In ITA Carolina Region

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s tennis team capped yet another record-setting season ranked a program-best No. 5 in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Carolina Region rankings.   The Cougars were previously ranked No. 8 at the conclusion of the 2010-11 campaign. They rounded out the top 5 in one of the nation’s toughest regions consisting of Division I schools in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina behind No. 3 nationally-ranked Duke, No. 8 North Carolina, No. 13 South Carolina and No. 25 Clemson. CofC was ranked No. 63 in the final ITA national rankings and captured its fourth-consecutive Southern Conference title and NCAA Tournament berth.   “I’m really proud of the team and their […]

Onslow County, NC: The 29th Annual Freedom Festival

Onslow County, NC: The 29th Annual Freedom Festival

Jacksonville, NC – The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and the Jacksonville Daily News are sponsoring the 29th Annual Freedom Festival at Onslow Pines Park! Activities, games, rides and vendors will be open at 3pm. Live entertainment will be presented on 2 stages and will feature Gaylon Pope & SweetWater and Flatbed Dixie Band beginning at 5pm. Fireworks will begin at 9pm. There is no cost to attend. Onslow Pines Park is located at 1244 Onslow Pines Rd. in Jacksonville. For more information and details please call 910-347-5332 or visit       http://www.onslowcountync.gov/parks/   MCCS Camp Lejeune 4th of July Celebration Celebrate America’s 236th Birthday with MCCS Camp Lejeune 4th of July Celebration. Festivities will begin at 5pm on the […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Corey Hertzog Named USL PRO Player of the Week

Wilmington Hammerheads Corey Hertzog Named USL PRO Player of the Week

Pair of goals led Hammerheads to victory against Los Angeles   TAMPA, Fla. – USL PRO announced its Team of the Week for week 13 of the 2012 season today, honoring Wilmington Hammerheads forward Corey Hertzog as Player of the Week after he recorded a pair of goals in his side’s 4-2 victory against the Los Angeles Blues on Saturday night.   Hertzog, who joined the Hammerheads in late May on loan from the New York Red Bulls, has scored six goals in eight games since his arrival. On Saturday night, he combined with fellow Team of the Week selection Bryce Taylor to give the Hammerheads a 2-0 lead in the first six minutes, scoring the second goal off Taylor’s […]

Lucky Fayetteville SwampDogs Fan Wins Steal of a Lifetime

Lucky Fayetteville SwampDogs Fan Wins Steal of a Lifetime

Stewart Nissan Gives New Car To Dogs Fan Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs were pleased to present Wendy Anderson with her new car on Saturday night, after her name was drawn as part of the Stewart Nissan Steal of a Lifetime promotion with the club. Each night, SwampDogs fans can register to win a new car by simply submitting their name into a box at the main gate. If a SwampDogs’ player steals home, a lucky fan’s name is drawn to win a brand new vehicle. On June 15th, Fayetteville’s Joe Ciamacco (Ohio State) stole home in the third inning against the Wilmington Sharks, setting the wheels in motion for a fan to win the grand prize. Anderson’s name […]

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N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Reveals Truth Behind Pirate Life

N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Reveals Truth Behind Pirate Life

SOUTHPORT – How do Hollywood pirates match up to the real pirates of the past? Find out in “Myth vs. the Reality of Pirate Life” offered by the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport on Tuesday, July 17. The free program, featuring author and historian Jack Fryar, begins at 7 p.m.   “Fryar will go beyond the infamous Blackbeard, and will examine many others who plied through the waters of our region,” said Museum Site Manager Mary Strickland.   The program will be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and registration is recommended. Call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com   -30- The North Carolina Maritime Museum […]

Layne Somsen Named CPL Pitcher of the Week

Layne Somsen Named CPL Pitcher of the Week

Fayetteville, NC – Layne Somsen (South Dakota State) was named the Pitcher of the Week in the Coastal Plain League for Week Five of the season today, after a brilliant performance against the Martinsville Mustangs on June 29th. Somsen went seven strong innings while allowing just four baserunners, and struck out nine en route to his third win of the season. His 38 strikeouts on the year are most by any pitcher in the CPL. The SwampDogs urge fans to reserve their seats now for the July 3rd Fireworks Extravaganza, as limited seats remain for the contest. To order tickets, visit or call the business office at (910)-426-5900.   For the Coastal Plain League’s Full Release, click here.

Bill Carson Passes Away Monday Morning

Bill Carson Passes Away Monday Morning

GREENVILLE, N.C. July 2, 2012 – Bill Carson, who guided the East Carolina track and field program from ground level to one that developed Olympic competitors, passed away in his sleep early Monday morning at his home in Winterville at the age of 75. Under Carson’s 40-year direction, ECU athletes advanced to the NCAA National Championships in 18 of his last 19 seasons. In addition, he produced 70 All-America selections and 40 individual event champions at the IC4A, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) or Conference USA championships. “It is hard to put into words what Bill Carson meant to ECU,” head coach Curt Kraft said. “He had such a positive impact on so many student athletes as well as countless others […]

Wilmington Sharks Reserved Seats Sold Out for July 3rd

Wilmington Sharks Reserved Seats Sold Out for July 3rd

Wilmington, NC – All reserved seating has been sold for the Wilmington Sharks game on Tuesday, July 3 against the Wilson Tobs. General admission tickets are still available at a cost of $6 for adults and $5 for children (ages 5-12), seniors and military. As part of the club’s Time Warner Cable Twofer Tuesday deal, all tickets are two-for-one admission. Adult beverages will cost just $2. Following that night’s Coastal Plain League contest, there will be a fireworks show presented by Taco Bell. Both general admission and reserved tickets are available for every other game this summer, including Monday night’s tilt against the Fayetteville SwampDogs. This week, the Sharks also host the Edenton Steamers for Fire Safety Night on Fat Tony’s […]

Allison Lipsher Named Assistant Soccer Coach

Allison Lipsher Named Assistant Soccer Coach

GREENVILLE, N.C. July 2, 2012 – Former Duke Blue Devil standout and Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) player Allison Lipsher has been named assistant coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head coach Rob Donnenwirth Monday. “I am very excited to have Allison join our staff,” said Donnenwirth. “She will be an integral part of our goalkeepers’ development. Allison has had a great playing career at the collegiate and professional level and also has experience as a coach at the Division I level. She will be a great role model for all of our student-athletes and will provide great insight on what it takes to get to the next level.” Lipsher has spent three years on soccer’s biggest stage […]

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The Raleigh Report – Rep. Phil Shepard July 2nd, 2012

The Raleigh Report – Rep. Phil Shepard July 2nd, 2012

Representative Phil Shepard NC House of Representatives 300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 301H Raleigh, NC 27603 919-715-9644 Phil.Shepard@ncleg.net The Raleigh Report Representative Phil Shepard July 2nd, 2012 A Note from Representative Shepard: The General Assembly will be wrapping up soon. Our Legislature will likely end this two-year-long session this week. Both chambers will set times to reconvene next year where the first order of business will be to install newly elected and reelected representatives in their seats and elect leadership in their respective chambers.   However, before we can head back home we must reach a final agreement on the state budget. Both the House and Senate have passed the budget- but, the Governor has decided to veto it. We […]