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Journalist Uppalapati Comes in Close Second in State-Wide Competition

Journalist Uppalapati Comes in Close Second in State-Wide Competition

by xhorxhina zyka staff writer The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, founded in the late 1930s, recognized by academics, journalism and leadership skills, is an educational program which selects potential winners and runner-ups to become N.C. High School Journalist of the Year. “North Carolina Scholastic Media Association is the state high school association in Chapel Hill which serves students and teachers across the state,” said Monica Hill, director of NCSMA. For 2012, Resita Cox, co-editor of The Viking Press at Kinston High School, was named Rachel Rivers-Coffey N.C. High School Journalist of the Year. Cox represented the state in the National High School Journalist of the Year competition. One of the two alternates is Amulya Uppalapati, the senior managing editor […]

Seahawks Reach Agreement With IMG College

Seahawks Reach Agreement With IMG College

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW athletics department has reached an agreement with IMG College, a division of IMG Worldwide, on a multi-year athletics sponsorship consulting partnership. IMG College is the leading multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company in America and represents more than 200 of the nation’s top collegiate properties, including the NCAA and its 89 championships. Since its creation in 2007, IMG College has grown to represent the sponsorship or multimedia rights of numerous collegiate properties, including Colonial Athletic Association members Delaware and Georgia State. “We’re pleased to partner with IMG College and look forward to continuing to expand our sponsorship portfolio,” said Jimmy Bass, UNCW’s athletic director. “We’re confident that this partnership will result in maximized opportunities […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Head North for the Second Time in Two Weeks

Wilmington Hammerheads Head North for the Second Time in Two Weeks

Hammerheads look to continue in-form status Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington Hammerheads take to the road again as they travel north to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Dayton, Ohio this weekend to take on the Riverhounds and the Dutch Lions. The Hammerheads are scheduled to play the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at Chartiers Valley HS, and the Dayton Dutch Lions at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at Miami Valley South Stadium.   The Hammerheads and the Riverhounds faced off at Legion Stadium once already this season back in April, allowing Wilmington their first win of the 2012 season with a 1-nil victory. The lone goal came from Hammerheads forward Andriy Budnyy in the 45th minute just […]

UNCW Surf Team Placed Third Nationally

UNCW Surf Team Placed Third Nationally

Wilmington, N.C. – For the second consecutive year, the University of North Carolina Wilmington Surf Team has placed third at the 2012 NSSA National Interscholastic Championships held Saturday, June 17 at Dana Point, Calif. Team member Tony Silvagni also placed first in the collegiate longboarding category.   The UNCW team was the highest placed collegiate team from the East Coast at the championships. The 2012 competition marks the team’s fourth straight year placing in the top four at the championships.   Competition scores are based on points collected by individual surfers for the team in their individual categories.   Coach Dylan McNamara said the surf team is comprised of a broad mix of students – future entrepreneurs, scientists and creative […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Player Mark Briggs Announced as Assistant Coach

Wilmington Hammerheads Player Mark Briggs Announced as Assistant Coach

Wilmington’s Mark Briggs, Midfielder and Assistant Coach   Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington Hammerheads have officially announced that midfielder Mark Briggs will now be upholding the Assistant Coach position along with his player responsibilities. The current midfielder is also a former 2009 Hammerhead, thus having a proficient background with the organization.   “It’s a great first step onto the coaching ladder for me,” said Briggs. “It’s a very proud moment for me personally to be announced Player/Assistant Coach to a squad and organization I’m very honored to be a part of.”   Looking back to when Mark Briggs, also known as ‘Briggsy’ by his friends and teammates, signed with the Wilmington Hammerheads in 2009, he was voted team MVP while […]

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Sound Impressions Top 97 Billion Mark In Amazing Career Track With Radio & Retail

Sound Impressions Top 97 Billion Mark In Amazing Career Track With Radio & Retail

New Single “Right Back Atcha Babe” Continues Blockbuster 2012 Nashville, TN –Tim McGraw’s strong career history of connectivity with country radio continues on an amazing course of record breaking stats with the announcement today from Curb Records that his debut single Better Than I Used To Be from McGraw’s latest studio album Emotional Traffic has just been certified gold by RIAA.   Gold certification of the latest single follows McGraw’s most recent previous gold tracking earlier this year with Felt Good On My Lips, which topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts for three weeks and set a new industry record. With a cumulative of 69 weeks at #1 over the course of 32 chart topping single releases, Felt Good On […]

Monday’s Rainout In Columbia To Be Played June 24th

Monday’s Rainout In Columbia To Be Played June 24th

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs’ game against the Columbia Blowfish scheduled for Monday, June 11th was postponed due to inclement weather and will be played as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, June 24th. All games postponed due to weather are made-up as part of a doubleheader with this meeting to be played on June 24th. Fayetteville and Columbia will play two seven-inning games with a twenty minute intermission, with the first game getting underway at 5:05pm on Sunday, June 24th.

2012 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Available July 2

2012 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Available July 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 19, 2012) – “Redheads in Needlerush,” the 2012 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print, will be available through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s N.C. Wild Store http://www.ncwildstore.com on July 2. Signed and numbered regular edition prints with mint stamps will sell for $145. The collector’s mint stamp will sell for $10. The acrylic artwork depicting a pair of brilliantly colored redhead ducks was painted by Delaware artist Richard Clifton. “Redheads in Needlerush” marks the second year in a row Clifton has won North Carolina’s waterfowl conservation stamp and print competition. He took top honors last year with his vivid portrayal of a pair of Canada geese standing in a pasture. He placed second in the 2010 […]

Gamecock Signee Matt NeSmith Wins FJ Invitational

Gamecock Signee Matt NeSmith Wins FJ Invitational

GREENSBORO, N.C. June 15, 2012 – South Carolina men’s golf signee Matt NeSmith posted a final-round 70 (E) on Friday afternoon to win the American Junior Golf Association Footjoy Invitational at Cardinal Golf and Country Club. NeSmith claimed a one-stroke victory with rounds of 70-67-69-70=276 (-4), earning a sponsor’s exemption to the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship on Aug. 16-19 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. A native of North Augusta, S.C., NeSmith competed against a field of 84 golfers from 21 states and nine foreign countries. He jumped to the top of the leaderboard on the second day after firing a 3-under 67 and never relinquished his lead. NeSmith will join the Gamecocks in the fall after a stellar […]

Wilmington Sharks Bitten Again By Asheboro Copperheads

Wilmington Sharks Bitten Again By Asheboro Copperheads

Wilmington, NC – For the second straight night, the Wilmington Sharks (11-9) couldn’t get past the Asheboro Copperheads (11-6-1), falling on their home turf by a 7-3 score. Asheboro started their offense right away, jumping on Mike Frank for three quick runs in the first inning. Preston Troutman led off with a walk, and came home when UNC Wilmington’s Hunter Ridge pounded a ball over the right center field wall for his first home run of the season. Corbin Shive also scored after taking a free pass to first, touching the plate on Luke Tendler’s triple. In the bottom of the first, the Sharks posted two runs of their own but couldn’t quite tie the game up. Casey Goss and […]