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Carolina Hurricanes Announce 2012-13 Mini Season Ticket Plans

Carolina Hurricanes Announce 2012-13 Mini Season Ticket Plans

RALEIGH, NC – Kyle Prairie, Director of Ticket Sales for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team’s mini-season ticket plans for the 2012-13 season. Mini-season ticket plan-holders can opt for a 26-game plan, or choose between three different 12-game plans.   The 26-game plan covers more than half of the Hurricanes’ home schedule, and includes the team’s home opener on Oct. 26 against the New York Rangers. Of the 26 games in the plan, 20 fall between Thursday and Sunday, and the plan includes popular selections like the team’s New Year’s Eve game against Montreal, Dec. 26 showdown with Detroit and the season finale on April 12. The 26-game package also features all of Carolina’s home games […]

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N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Offers History on Wheels

N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Offers History on Wheels

SOUTHPORT – The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport has partnered with the Adventure Kayak Company to offer “Historical Southport Bicycle Tours” this summer. The guided tour will wind through live oak-canopied streets and along the waterfront, incorporating local history. Participants will pedal past Fort Johnston, the Brunswick Inn, the Old Brunswick Jail, the “Crimes of the Heart” home, The Indian Trail Tree, along the Cape Fear River and more. The tour goes from 8 – 10 a.m.   Program dates include: Saturday, June 30 Saturday, July 28 Saturday, August 18 Saturday, September 1   The tour is $20 per person, which includes use of a bike and helmet. Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun for […]

Statement of UNC President Tom Ross on the 2012-13 budget approved by the NC General Assembly

Statement of UNC President Tom Ross on the 2012-13 budget approved by the NC General Assembly

Chapel Hill, NC June 21, 2012 UNC President Tom Ross has offered the following statement on the 2012-13 state budget adopted today by the NC General Assembly:   “Given current economic realities, the 2012-13 state budget adopted today by the NC General Assembly is fair to the University of North Carolina and supports our highest priority needs. We understand that resources are scarce in every part of state government and believe the legislature worked hard to address our most significant needs and assist us in protecting the quality of education we deliver to our students. This budget provides some funding for enrollment growth, provides operating reserves for new buildings, and begins to restore earlier reductions in financial aid for North […]

Celebrate “The Glorious Fourth!” at Tryon Palace

Celebrate “The Glorious Fourth!” at Tryon Palace

New Bern, NC – This year, join Tryon Palace in commemorating the birth of our nation with special fun-filled programming that has a little historical something for everyone. Start the celebration off early on the evening of Tuesday, July 3 with a rousing concert of patriotic music and popular songs.  Pack a picnic and join your family and friends on the beautiful South Lawn overlooking the Trent River for this free show by the 440th Army Band NC Army National Guard Concert Band and the Jazz Patriots Big Band/Show band.  Please bring your own chairs and blankets, but leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. This concert is presented as part of the Tryon Palace Performing Arts Series with media […]

A Note From North Carolina Representative Phil Shepard June 21, 2012

A Note From North Carolina Representative Phil Shepard June 21, 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 June 21st, 2012 A Note from Representative Shepard: The Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives and Senate reached an agreement that provides the best services, disbursements, and qualities for the citizens of this state. This consensus budget reforms and invests in public education, gives raises to teachers and state employees, fixes problems in Medicaid, and cuts the gas tax. All of this without a $1 billion tax hike to fill the $2.5 billion deficit we first inherited from previous leadership. Through fiscally responsible decisions and economically sustainable choices, we were able to build on […]

Sen. Harry Brown Constituent Update June 21, 2012

Sen. Harry Brown Constituent Update June 21, 2012

Senator Harry Brown CONSTITUENT UPDATE Jones and Onslow Counties- 6th District 300-B Legislative Office Building 300 N. Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone (919)-715-3034 Fax (919)-715-7586 E-mail harry.brown@ncleg.net June 21, 2012   Another busy week is almost over. As a conferee, I am proud to announce that the Senate has reached a budget agreement with the House and hopefully the Governor will decide to sign this important bill. If the Governor vetoes the bill and her vote is not overridden, then we will have no choice but to revert back to the original bill, House Bill 200, Current Operations and Capital Improvements Appropriations Act of 2011. This would mean state employees and retirees will not see a raise and education […]

Another Blanking For Wilmngton Sharks, 5-0 Over Florence

Another Blanking For Wilmngton Sharks, 5-0 Over Florence

Wilmington, NC – For the second straight game at Buck Hardee Field, the Florence RedWolves (7-12) were the visitors. For the second straight time, the Wilmington Sharks (13-9) sent them packing as losers, this time with a 5-0 shutout victory. It was the third shutout of the season for Wilmington. Despite a high pitch count that neared 100, Sharks starter Nick Price lasted five scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and three walks while striking out five. Due to another great start on the other side of the field, Price got no run support before he exited and took his third no-decision of the summer. The only early signs of offense from either team came in the first inning when […]

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Will Commemorate 1961 Nuclear Near-Miss In Rural Wayne County

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Will Commemorate 1961 Nuclear Near-Miss In Rural Wayne County

RALEIGH – A nuclear near-catastrophe is the subject of a new N.C. Highway Historical marker . The latest marker in the popular program will be dedicated on Friday, June 29, in at the intersection of Main Street and Faro Road in Eureka, N.C., at 11 a.m. In January 1961, a plane crashed in rural Wayne County at the height of the Cold War. It was then U.S. policy to keep armed aircraft in the air at all times in the event of a conflict. A B-52 bomber carrying two MK39 nuclear weapons caught on fire while preparing to land, and exploded. Three members of the eight man crew died, and the bombs were released. A parachute deployed on one of […]

Morehead City Marlins Walk-Off Over Military All-Stars

Morehead City Marlins Walk-Off Over Military All-Stars

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – Sam Ott ripped an RBI-double in the bottom of the ninth as the Morehead City Marlins defeated the United States Military All-Stars 3-2 on Thursday evening in front of 2,020 fans at Big Rock Stadium. With two outs and nobody on base, Landon Moseley and Chace Mitchell worked back-to-back walks before Ott lined his double down the right field line, scoring the winning run from second base. The Marlins scored the first two runs of the game in the bottom of the first inning when Jarrett Higgins and Moseley singled to lead off the game. After Higgins stole third Mitchell grounded out, scoring Higgins from third. Later in the inning, Eric Peterson grounded in to a […]

SwampDogs Sal Giardina’s Homer Breaks Up No-Hitter

SwampDogs Sal Giardina’s Homer Breaks Up No-Hitter

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Sal Giardina (Lynn) broke up a no-hitter with a solo home run in the seventh inning, but the Fayetteville SwampDogs fell victim to an outstanding pitching performance by Wilson’s Andrew Istler on Thursday night, losing 8-1 at “The Swamp.” Istler took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, in a dazzling performance that saw him retire ten straight SwampDogs at one point. Gary Ashcraft was impressive on the mound for Fayetteville, as he was up for the challenge presented by his counterpart. He left after surrendering just two earned runs through six full innings on the bump. The no-hitter was broken up with two outs in the seventh on Giardina’s fourth home run of the season. The […]