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Michael Murray Named Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach

Michael Murray Named Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach

Michael Murray has been named assistant men’s tennis coach at East Carolina University, announced head coach Shawn Heinchon on Thursday. Murray joins the Pirates after spending five years as the head boy’s and girl’s varsity tennis coach at Forsyth Cou…

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Women’s Basketball Adds Jada Payne For 2012-13

Women’s Basketball Adds Jada Payne For 2012-13

GREENVILLE, N.C. July 18, 2012 – Former Hickory High School standout Jada Payne has completed a grant-in-aid agreement to attend East Carolina and join the women’s basketball program beginning with the 2012-13 campaign, according to an announcement Wednesday by head coach Heather Macy. Payne, a 6-2 combo guard and wing player, will sit out the upcoming season due to NCAA rules regarding transfer students and will have three years of eligibility remaining with ECU. “I am pleased to be able to welcome Jada Payne back to her home state,” Macy said. “She is an impact player and will certainly raise the competitive level of the program. Jada really fits the mold of the type of player we want at East […]

Charlotte Bobcats Withdraw Qualifying Offer to Derrick Brown

Charlotte Bobcats Withdraw Qualifying Offer to Derrick Brown

Charlotte, NC July 18, 2012 – Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has withdrawn its qualifying offer to forward Derrick Brown. Brown now becomes an unrestricted free agent. Selected by the Bobcats with the 40th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Brown averaged career highs of 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 22.2 minutes in 65 games played last season. In 171 games over three NBA seasons with the Bobcats and Knicks, he has career averages of 5.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in 14.9 minutes played. Bobcats Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Bobcats and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena.

Carolina Hurricanes Summer Fun Fest Set for Friday, July 20

Carolina Hurricanes Summer Fun Fest Set for Friday, July 20

RALEIGH, NC – Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced specifics regarding the team’s fifth annual Summer Fun Fest. The event will take place on Friday, July 20, at PNC Arena, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free to the general public and fans should park and enter on the East side of the arena.   New for 2012, Summer Fun Fest will move inside PNC Arena with activities spread across the arena floor and the first level. While the ice will not be down, fans will be able to take pictures on the Hurricanes’ bench, in the penalty box, with the Olympia ice resurfacers and more. In […]

Janelle Breneman Takes UNC Greensboro Head Coaching Spot

Janelle Breneman Takes UNC Greensboro Head Coaching Spot

COLUMBIA, S.C. July 18, 2012 – After two years as an assistant coach for the South Carolina softball program, Janelle Breneman has accepted a new role elsewhere, as she was named as the head coach at UNC Greensboro on Wednesday. “I am grateful for the past two years at South Carolina,” said Breneman, “and I have enjoyed my time in this outstanding athletic program. Working alongside Beverly (Smith), Calvin (Beamon) and Chrissy (Schoonmaker) has been rewarding, and coaching this group of student-athletes has been a special experience. I am confident this program will continue to reach new levels in the competitive SEC. As I switch gears in my career, I am extremely eager to get on the field and lead […]

Grayson Atwood Homer Steams CPL’s Top Team

Grayson Atwood Homer Steams CPL’s Top Team

Wilmington, NC – A Grayson Atwood home run in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Wilmington Sharks (8-4, 23-15) to a 3-2 victory over the Edenton Steamers (10-5, 28-13) at Buck Hardee Field on Tuesday night. The North Carolina Tar Heel entered the game as a pinch hitter for third baseman Brad Shaban in the seventh inning, and made head coach Ryan McCleney look like a genius for making the move. After Connor Mitchell led off with a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, Atwood came up with two outs and blasted a line drive out of the park for his third long ball of the season. Wilmington trailed 2-1 entering the ninth inning, with […]

All-Stars Carry SwampDogs to 7th Straight Win

All-Stars Carry SwampDogs to 7th Straight Win

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs won their seventh consecutive game on Tuesday night, defeating the Petersburg Generals 13-5 to improve to 9-2 in the second half. All-Star lefty Dan Smith improved to 5-0 on the season, working seven strong innings and picking up four strikeouts. He once again lasted an entire start without surrendering a walk, as he has allowed just four base-on-balls in 42.2 innings of work this season. Fayetteville scored two runs in the first on two errors by Petersburg’s defense, as the Dogs had a two-run lead before recording a base hit. Two more runs came across in the second inning, extending the lead to 4-0 in favor of the SwampDogs. Joe Ciamacco (Ohio State) picked […]

Red Bull Storm Chase Coming to Hatteras!?!

Red Bull Storm Chase Coming to Hatteras!?!

The Red Bull Storm Chase has narrowed its short list of international destinations for the upcoming extreme wave/wind surfing window, and Hatteras has made the cut! The listing notes the “US East Coast” yet the marker is firmly planted on Cape Hatteras, and I have been in direct contact with the Chase organizers ironing out details for their Chase to these islands! The Chase will bring PWA international extreme windsurfing superstars to Hatteras! The select group of riders participating includes the very top international PWA ranked wavesailors and with the base organization stemming from Europe, the real heart of international windsurfing, the eyes on Hatteras will be huge! The window for Hatteras will likely be late October into November and […]

News From The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation – David Allred

News From The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation – David Allred

Spotlight on David Allred People who are successful in life are those who constantly seek knowledge and embrace challenges, David Allred recognized that our internship was his opportunity to do just that. He admits that he was attracted to our hospital because he was “naïve” about working with sea turtles and he had no idea what might be involved in their rehab. He did know that they were “really cool creatures,” so when his adviser at Appalachian State presented our program as an option, he jumped on it. David may not have had much interaction with sea turtles, but he’s seen a lot of other critters as part of his job at a vet clinic. Starting out as a kennel […]

2012 SwampDogs Bowl for Charity

2012 SwampDogs Bowl for Charity

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs’ Bowl for Charity event was a resounding success on Sunday, as players and fans shared the alleys at B B Lanes for an afternoon of excitement and fun. The Dogs teamed up with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for the event, as all proceeds went directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. SwampDogs players were teamed up with fans, young and old, during two bowling sessions in the tournament. The highest combined score at the end of each session was crowned the winner, with plenty of prizes up for grabs. Participants had an opportunity to win raffle prizes from Cold Stone Creamery, Aspen Creek, Chick-Fil-A, Huske Hardware, Wet Willie’s, Carolina Ale House and Kickback Jack’s, as […]

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