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Carolina Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Joe Corvo

Carolina Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Joe Corvo

RALEIGH, NC– Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Joe Corvo on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Corvo $2 million for the 2012-13 season. “Joe and his family call Raleigh home, and he has had some of his best seasons while playing here,” said Rutherford. “We are pleased to welcome him back and to add his veteran presence to our blue line.” Corvo, 35, completed his ninth NHL season in 2011-12, skating in 75 regular-season games with the Boston Bruins. The Oak Park, IL, native notched four goals, earned 21 assists (25 points) and posted a plus-10 plus/minus rating, while averaging […]

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Canes Agree to Terms with Jordan Staal on 10-Year Contract

Canes Agree to Terms with Jordan Staal on 10-Year Contract

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Jordan Staal on a 10-year contract extension. The deal begins with the 2013-14 NHL season and extends through the 2022-23 season, paying Staal $6 million per season. “We are very pleased that Jordan has chosen to commit to the Hurricanes organization and to make North Carolina his home,” said Rutherford. “At 23 years old he is just starting to come into his prime, and he now represents a cornerstone of our franchise for the long term.” Staal, 23, completed his sixth NHL season in 2011-12, posting career highs in assists (25) and points […]

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It’s Electrifying! New Exhibit at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

It’s Electrifying! New Exhibit at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

Fayetteville, NC – On Saturday, July 14, the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex will open the exhibit It’s Electrifying! This traveling exhibit from the North Carolina Museum of History highlights how the distribution of electric power changed lives throughout the state in the early twentieth century. Electric power impacted the lives of North Carolinians during the first half of the 20th century. As more homes and communities got power, the demand for electric appliances grew, which manufacturers promised would make housewives’ chores easier. The exhibit illustrates this by contrasting pre-electric devices such as waffle irons, toasters, coffeepots, clocks, fans and irons with their electric-powered counterparts. “Today, we have become accustomed to rapidly changing technology and how it affects […]

Edenton Steamers Set Season Highs in Runs, Hits in Win

Edenton Steamers Set Season Highs in Runs, Hits in Win

EDENTON, NC – The Edenton Steamers (19-8, 1-0) set two season highs with 15 runs and 18 hits in a 15-4 drubbing of the Morehead City Marlins (10-18, 0-1) to begin the second half of the Coastal Plain League season on Saturday at Historic Hicks Field.   Right-handed pitcher Kevin Bibler (Southern Polytechnic State University) made his second start for the Steamers, squaring off against right-handed pitcher Matt Ogden of the Marlins, who made his fifth start of the year. Each pitcher came into the game with a 1-0 record.   The Steamers gained a 1-0 advantage in the bottom of the first when Jason Kanzler (University at Buffalo) reached on an error and then moved to second on an […]

Clams Swallow Morehead City Marlins in Second Half Opener

Clams Swallow Morehead City Marlins in Second Half Opener

EDENTON, N.C. – The Edenton Steamers (1-0 second half, 19-8 overall) dropped eight runs in the third inning over the Morehead City Marlins (0-1 second half, 10-18 overall) en route to a 15-4 victory in the first game of the second half for each team at Historic Hicks Field Saturday evening. After the Steamers already led 1-0 through two innings, the Marlins took the lead in the top of the third when Chad Shannon singled and Jarrett Higgins followed up with his first home run of the summer to make the score 2-1 in favor of Morehead City. The Steamers opened the floodgates in the bottom of the third inning however, plating eight runs on seven hits, highlighted by a […]

Roanoke Island Festival Park: N.C. A&T Presents “Songs I Have Always Wanted To Sing”

Roanoke Island Festival Park: N.C. A&T Presents “Songs I Have Always Wanted To Sing”

MANTEO – North Carolina AT State University returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park with the production, “Songs I have Always Wanted To Sing” on July 2-6 at 7 p.m. in the Indoor Theatre. Have you ever wanted to sing like Celine Dion or Garth Brooks or even Diana Ross? This musical odyssey is full of some our favorite songs and music styles. From gospel to pop to classical to disco this will be a night of get up and dance and sing along fun!  Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for children six to 12-years-old. Admission is free for kids five and under are free. They may be purchased in advance at the Visitors Center or the night of the event. Some of North Carolina’s best […]

Roanoke Island Festival Park Exhibit Explores the Civil War and the Sea

Roanoke Island Festival Park Exhibit Explores the Civil War and the Sea

ROANOKE ISLAND – The exhibit, Workboats and Watermen in the Civil War, honors the State of North Carolina’s Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War. It can be seen daily at Marshes Lighthouse located on the Manteo Waterfront through September 4, 2012. The Battle of Roanoke Island, fought on February 8, 1862, was part of the Burnside Expedition. Confederate and Union forces quickly realized the importance of regional expertise and need for local flat-bottomed workboats as the Civil War reached coastal North Carolina.  The Union used Roanoke Island as a base of operations to advance on coastal towns such as Plymouth, Elizabeth City, New Bern and Beaufort. The Union secured forts Hatteras and Clark in August, 1861, and used local knowledge to […]

Tynita Butts Takes Seventh At 2012 Olympic Trials

Tynita Butts Takes Seventh At 2012 Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. July 1, 2012 – Pirate All-America Tynita Butts cleared 1.84 meters in the high jump finals of the 2012 Olympic Trials Saturday night, finishing in a tie for seventh place and just missing making the American Olympic squad. The top three athletes booked their spots in London. After successfully reaching 1.79 meters on her first attempts, Butts jumped over the bar at 1.84 meters but could not set a new personal best when the bar was raised to 1.89 meters. American record holder Chaunte Lowe and two-time defending champion Brigetta Barrett jumped 2.01 meters to earn a berth to the Olympics and are joined by Amy Acuff, who cleared 1.95 meters to nab the last spot. Butts will […]

SwampDogs Sweep Season Series With Catawba Valley

SwampDogs Sweep Season Series With Catawba Valley

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs improved to 2-0 against the Catawba Valley Stars in 2012, defeating the CVCL team 12-11 in a wild contest at “The Swamp” on Saturday night. Fayetteville tallied nine hits and twelve runs in a game that saw both teams combine for nine errors. The Dogs were hit-by-pitch victims on eight separate occasions. After scoring three runs through the games’ first two innings, the Dogs batted around in the third frame, scoring eight runs. The inning began with four consecutive base hits by Tyler Ding (Tampa), Brian Bullard (Albany), Jacob Golliday (Francis Marion) and Stephen Frey (Monmouth), as the team took an 11-4 lead into the fourth inning. The Stars battled back, however, as they […]

Registration Now Open for 15th Annual Kids ‘N Community Foundation Golf Tournament

Registration Now Open for 15th Annual Kids ‘N Community Foundation Golf Tournament

RALEIGH, NC – Doug Warf, Senior Director of Marketing for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that registration is now open for the 15th Annual Kids ‘N Community Golf Tournament presented by Volvo Construction Equipment. The 2012 tournament will take place at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on Oct. 8, and will have an 11 a.m. shotgun start.   As in years past, Hurricanes players, coaches, broadcasters and management will join each participating foursome. Each registered golfer will receive a gift bag valued at $250, on-course food and beverage and a tax receipt for participation. Following the tournament, golfers will enjoy a reception where prizes will be awarded to […]

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