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Fun and Festivities at North Carolina Symphony’s “Fables for Families,” June 16

Fun and Festivities at North Carolina Symphony’s “Fables for Families,” June 16

CARY, N.C.—The North Carolina Symphony welcomes all princesses and heroes, witches and wizards, fairy tale champions and fable-inspired villains to Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre for “Fables for Families.” This fun and festive concert, led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry and featuring North Carolina storyteller Heather Patterson King, takes place on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. Children 12 and under are admitted free for lawn seating. Maestro Curry leads the orchestra in a program of musical enchantments. Opening with the Witch’s Ride from composer Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel, the concert takes families through the magical worlds of Harry Potter, Stravinsky’s Firebird, Carl Nielsen’s take on Aladdin and more. Headlining the evening is Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless musical fable Peter and […]

Butts Named Southeast Region Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year

Butts Named Southeast Region Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year

NEW ORLEANS, La. June 4, 2012 – A few weeks after winning the NCAA East Preliminary Round title in the high jump, junior and three-time All-America performer Tynita Butts was selected the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year – according to a release Monday by the organization. The honor completes a 2012 sweep of the USTFCCCA region indoor and outdoor field awards for Butts as she captured the indoor honor on March 5. She is the only Conference USA athlete, male or female, to pick up an outdoor region accolade. Butts posted a mark of 5-11.25 (1.81m) to share the NCAA East Region championship with Boston University’s […]

Energy Conservation – from the Fields to the Forests

Energy Conservation – from the Fields to the Forests

New Hanover County, NC – New Hanover Soil and Water Conservation District is proud to be a sponsor of Project Learning Tree’s workshop, “Energy Conservation – from the Fields to the Forests.” The three-day workshop includes the popular Project Learning Tree curriculum and has been scheduled for June 18 to 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Location will change daily to accommodate the field sites. Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an environmental education curriculum designed for educators of any background that work with students pre-kindergarten through grade 12. All background information for the 96 interdisciplinary activities is provided in the PLT Activity Guide, so proficiency in science is not needed to facilitate activities with your group. PLT […]

Stephenson And Varner Named All-East Region

Stephenson And Varner Named All-East Region

GREENVILLE, N.C. June 4, 2012 — East Carolina seniors Adam Stephenson and Harold Varner were both named to the 2012 Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division I Ping All-East Region Team. They join a group of 25 all-region players chosen from the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Varner was selected to the team for the second straight season, while Stephenson was named to the squad for the first time. It the second straight season in which the Pirates have had two players earn all-region honors. Varner, who was named the 2012 Conference USA Golfer-of-the-Year, had another exemplary season. He posted the third lowest scoring average (71.97) in school history, while recording seven top-10 finishes. […]

Posted in: Golf, Greenville NC
Workshop for Junior Docents

Workshop for Junior Docents

Elizabeth City, NC – The Museum of the Albemarle will host a “Teen Workshop” on Wednesday, June 13 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 pm. This workshop is open to anyone interested in becoming a summer intern, a Junior Docent and also any current Junior Docents in need of a refresher course. Participants will receive training in program presentation for MOA’s summer activities. Junior Docents are highly motivated and interested in exploring history, developing their leadership skills and have a desire to make a significant contribution to the community. The Junior Docent program has been sponsored in the past few years by the Perry Auto Group. This workshop is designed for students who are between the ages of 12 and 16. […]

Progress Energy Requests To Lower Retail Customer Charges

Progress Energy Requests To Lower Retail Customer Charges

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 4, 2012) – For the third time in four years, Progress Energy Carolinas today is requesting to lower the overall rate N.C. retail customers pay for electric service.   The utility is making three filings. One seeks to lower the portion of customer bills that pays for fuels used to generate electricity. Another filing requests a slight decrease in the monthly customer charge to pay for adding renewable and alternative energy as required under state law. The third seeks to raise the portion of bills used to pay for expanded energy-efficiency and demand-side management programs.   The net effect of the three filings, if approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission, would be a reduction of $0.66 per […]

Posted in: Raleigh NC
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

BEER, BOURBON & BBQ FESTIVAL www.beerandbourbon.com Come Out and Join us For The Most Fun You’ll Have This Summer! 60 Beers, 40 Bourbons & Lots of BBQ! Cary, NC – Last year’s show was a SELL-OUT and this year is sure to repeat. Enjoy a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry and you can also enjoy seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music.   Friday Night Pig Pickin’ – August 3rd/6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday VIP Session – August […]

Dogs Offense Impressive In Close Loss To Marlins

Dogs Offense Impressive In Close Loss To Marlins

Morehead City, NC – A four-run sixth inning foiled the SwampDogs’ attempt at a third consecutive win on Sunday night, as they fell in Morehead City to the Marlins. The Marlins picked up three hits in the bottom half of the second inning en route to scoring the games’ first two runs. The Dogs cut the lead in half in the top of the third as Connor Obrochta (Tampa) scored on a groundout after stealing both second and third base. Ryan Cranmer (Pitt C.C.) extended Morehead City’s lead in the fourth with a solo shot on the heels of Fayetteville starter Stephen Frey (Monmouth) retiring seven consecutive Marlins. John Howell (Binghamton) drove home Zach Gawrych (Tampa) in the fifth to […]

Canes Agree to Terms with Brody Sutter

Canes Agree to Terms with Brody Sutter

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Director of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Brody Sutter on a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Sutter $525,000 per season at the NHL level, or $55,000 per season at the minor-league level, and includes a $105,000 signing bonus.   “Brody had a good final year of junior hockey, and played well in Charlotte to finish the season,” said Francis. “He’s a big body and has shown an ability to produce offensively.” Sutter, 20, led the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Lethbridge Hurricanes in 2011-12 with 30 goals and 60 points, and ranked second on the team with 30 assists, […]

Hertzog Leads Hammerheads To Victory

Hertzog Leads Hammerheads To Victory

Scores two goals, adding assist as Wilmington hands Orlando first defeat   WILMINGTON, N.C. – Corey Hertzog had two goals and an assist as the Wilmington Hammerheads handed Orlando City its first defeat of the USL PRO season after they rallied from an early deficit at Legion Stadium on Saturday night.   Orlando had taken the lead in the 13th minute as Dennis Chin beat Wilmington goalkeeper Alex Horwath to a through-ball, poking his finish past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net. But the Hammerheads were able to hit back through their recent loan addition from the New York Red Bulls, with a slick passing move springing the former Reading United standout in the 26th minute as […]