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SwampDogs at RedWolves Postponed

SwampDogs at RedWolves Postponed

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Thursday night’s contest between the Fayetteville SwampDogs and the Florence RedWolves was postponed due to inclement weather, and will be played as part of a doubleheader at “The Swamp” on Monday, July 16th. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Florence, but the Dogs do not return there before the conclusion of the season. Per league rules, the game will be made up as part of a doubleheader during the RedWolves’ visit to Fayetteville next Monday night. The next SwampDogs’ home game is on Friday, July 13th, where it’s Freaky Friday at “The Swamp.” It’s salute to the Trunk or Treat at “The Swamp” in July, as fans should come dressed in costume to participate […]

SwampDogs Stage Late-Inning Comeback

SwampDogs Stage Late-Inning Comeback

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs (23-12, 5-2) improved to 13-5 at home this year with a 5-3 victory over the Wilson Tobs (13-24, 4-5) on Wednesday night. Fayetteville’s bullpen combined for three shutout innings to seal the win. The Tobs took a 1-0 lead in the second, but the Dogs tied it up in their half of the frame when Blake Beemer (Ball State) drove in Sal Giardina (Lynn) with an RBI-single up the middle. The 1-1 tie stood until the fifth, when Wilson added another run off starter Drasen Johnson (Illinois), and extended their lead to 3-1 after the top of the sixth. Reed Harper (Austin Peay) cut the deficit in half in the Dogss portion of the […]

Wilmington Sharks Summer Baseball Camp Starts Thursday

Wilmington Sharks Summer Baseball Camp Starts Thursday

Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington Sharks summer baseball camp started today, July 12. Children between the ages of 5 and 13 will join Sharks coaches Ryan McCleney and Jimmy Roesinger plus selected players to work on baseball skills. Each session, on July 12, 19 and 26, will last from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Parents may sign their kids up for one, two or all three days, with one day of camp costing $25, two days being $50 and the full three-day experience being $100. Hot dogs will be provided at the end of each camp day, and t-shirts will be given to attendees. The t-shirts will not be available on June 12, but can be picked up at a later […]

Striking Out Cancer with the SwampDogs 2012 Pink Jersey Auction Underway

Striking Out Cancer with the SwampDogs 2012 Pink Jersey Auction Underway

Place a Bid FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs and the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundations Friends of the Cancer Center are teaming up once again for the 6th Annual StriKing Out Cancer Night, offering fans the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind pink SwampDogs jersey’s that will be auctioned off.  Winning bids will receive commemorative game-worn jerseys from the SwampDogs players and coaches while the second highest bids will receive replica jerseys.  The minimum bid at the auction is $75. The StriKing Out Cancer Night will be held on July 21st as the SwampDogs take on the Edenton Steamers.  Cancer survivors will also be honored in a special Survivor Walk during the seventh-inning stretch. In 2011, “Striking Out Cancer” raised […]

Durham Bulls Host Ryne Sandberg’s Ironpigs During Big Homestand

Durham Bulls Host Ryne Sandberg’s Ironpigs During Big Homestand

Hall of Famer’s Squad Visits Durham During Eight Game Set That Features #DBAPTweetup, Spider-Man, and George Jetson Appearances DURHAM, NC – The Durham Bulls begin their first homestand of the second half on Monday, July 16, hosting the Ryne Sandberg-led Lehigh Valley IronPigs and the Rochester Red Wings during an eight game stretch. The #DBAPTweetup, Spider-Man and George Jetson appearances, and a Friday Night Fireworks show headline the event schedule.   Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg leads the IL North front running IronPigs into Durham for their only visit of the season, beginning a four game series against the Bulls on Monday, July 16. On Tuesday, July 17, fans can once again get 2 Terrace Reserved Tickets for $9, thanks […]

Posted in: Baseball, Durham NC, Events
Canes Agree to Terms with Marc-Andre Gragnani

Canes Agree to Terms with Marc-Andre Gragnani

RALEIGH, NC– Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani (MAHRK-AWN-dray GRAN-ya-nee) on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Gragnani $800,000 on the NHL level or $105,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level.   “Marc-Andre was in the NHL all of last season, and will push for a job with us in the fall,” said Francis. “He has good size and has shown the ability to produce offensively both in the AHL and the NHL.” Gragnani, 25, split the 2011-12 season between Buffalo and Vancouver, totaling two goals, 13 assists (15 points) and 26 penalty minutes in 58 […]

Posted in: Hockey, Raleigh NC
N.C. Museum of History Wins 2012 AASLH Award of Merit

N.C. Museum of History Wins 2012 AASLH Award of Merit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the exhibit The Story of North Carolina. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in their 67th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.  This year, AASLH is proud to confer 59 national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, books and organizations. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. Presentation of the awards will be made at a special banquet […]

Toast to the Coast Returns to Buck Hardee Field

Toast to the Coast Returns to Buck Hardee Field

Wilmington, NC – Prior to Saturday evening’s game against the Forest City Owls, the Sharks will host their second annual Toast to the Coast beer fest at Buck Hardee Field. In addition to North Carolina’s own Mother Earth and Highland Pale Ale, five other craft beer brewers will showcase their beverages. Those breweries include Allagash (Maine), Bell’s (Mich.), Ska (Colo.), Uinta (Utah) and Victory (Penn.). In all, there will be twelve different kinds of beer for attendees to sample. Tickets will cost $18 in advance, or $24 at the gate. Fans who attend the event, which lasts from 1-5:00 p.m., will be welcome to stay in the park to watch batting practice in its entirety before gates open at the […]

UNCW’s Chad Tomko Embarks on Pro Career in Denmark

UNCW’s Chad Tomko Embarks on Pro Career in Denmark

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Former UNCW men’s basketball star Chad Tomko has never been to Europe. All that will change on August 1. Tomko, who closed out his four-year career as the program’s third all-time scorer, has signed a one-year contract with the Bakken Bears professional team in Aarhus (pronounced Are-hoose), Denmark. It’s a dream come true for the Charlotte native who tormented Colonial Athletic Association opponents with his deft ball handling skills and scoring ability to the tune of 1,702 points and 481 assists from 2008-11. “I’ve never been out of the country, so it’s pretty exciting,” said Tomko, who plans to immerse himself into the Danish culture. “English is their second language, so it’s going to be interesting. […]

Sea Turtle Hospital News – Week of July 10th

Sea Turtle Hospital News – Week of July 10th

Spotlight on Danielle O’Farrell Even the Golden Gate Bridge can get old after awhile, according to our San Francisco native, Danielle O’Farrell. In her quest to see what life was like on our side of the country. she headed off to Tufts University near Boston last fall where she began her studies in child development. After completing her freshman year, she charted a course south to Hampstead where she’s been spending summers with her grandparents for as long as she can remember. Danielle is a major fan of the Topsail area and always took time to visit our hospital when she was here, falling in love with every patient she met. After a conversation with Jean, she did a little […]

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