From Staff Reports Winning a total of 43 awards, First Flight High School was one of the big winners in the state last week at the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association’s Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among the awards were three Tar Heels, making First Flight one of only two schools to accomplish this feat. The FFHS newspaper (Nighthawk News), Nighthawk News Online and the yearbook (Shorelines) each claimed a Tar Heel Award, NCSMA’s highest honor. It was the eighth straight year that Nighthawk News has won a Tar Heel Award. Seventeen FFHS students and adviser Robin Sawyer joined more than 280 students and teachers from across the state in Chapel Hill June 18-21 […]
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Kure Beach, NC – The air is crisp, the nights are cool and the sky is blue – Welcome to Pleasure Island in the fall. And there is no better way to bring in Autumn than to attend the 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival on October 13th & 14th. This years’ Festival brings 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Blues Icon, the legendary GREGG ALLMAN to Pleasure Island. In addition, there wil be fourteen other blues and jazz groups on two stages over the two day festival brought to you by Bryant Real Estate and the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area. GREGG ALLMAN will arrive on Pleasure […]
New Hanover County, NC – It’s been over 30 years since the world first learned of HIV/AIDS. Since 1995, the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) has recognized June 27th as National HIV Testing Day. On National HIV testing day, local organizations across the nation will encourage and promote early diagnosis. In the United States, over one million people are estimated to be living with HIV infection, and approximately 1 in 5 of those is unaware of their infection. Research shows that among those who test positive for HIV, at least 1 in 3 people have been tested too late to take full advantage of early treatment. Early HIV diagnosis is critical, so people who are infected can fully […]
Local Wish Kids will attend Marlins home game against Team USA MORRISVILLE, N.C. (June 25, 2012)—Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina announced today that the Morehead City Marlins will host Wish Kids and their families during its home game against Team USA on Wednesday, June 27. The children, who all live in Eastern North Carolina, will have the opportunity to meet with players and staff from both the Marlins and Team USA prior to the game. The exhibition game is scheduled for 7:05 pm at Puck O’Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium. “We’re honored to have these children and their families from Make-A-Wish Eastern NC join us for this special game,” said Marlins General Manager Christopher Marmo. “Their strength, determination and […]
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Friday · October 19 · 8 p.m. Tickets on Sale Friday, June 29 @ 10 a.m. ~$25/Lawn/Pit/Reserved table seats Price increases to $27.50 Day of Show ~ Tickets can be purchased at Booth Amphitheatre (Tuesday- Friday, Noon – 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) or through etix.com. By phone call (800) 514-3849 Etix hours: Monday-Friday/ 9 a.m.-8 p.m. EST Saturday/10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST & Sunday/12 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST For complete concert information go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or call (919) 462-2025. Booth Amphitheatre is an SMG Managed Facility. About SMG Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to more than 22 public assembly facilities worldwide, including arenas, stadiums, theatres and […]
WILMINGTON, NC – Noted as Coastal Living’s 10 Spots to Celebrate the Fourth and recent recipient of Southeast Tourism Society’s award of Top 20 things to due in July, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, U.S. Cellular and the City of Wilmington present the 2012, 16th Annual Battleship Blast Fireworks show sponsored by WECT TV-6 and 102.7 WGNI on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The celebration will not disappoint and at 9:05pm the Battleship fireworks spectacular will begin. You don’t want to miss this year as the fireworks display will light up the skies of Wilmington. Starting at 5:00 the 4th of July Riverfront Celebration will begin in downtown Wilmington as the Street Fair kicks off the festivities. Entertainment will provided by L […]
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The Morehead City Marlins are happy to announce they are hosting the 2012 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:05 p.m. at Big Rock Stadium. The Marlins are honored to be just one of five collegiate baseball teams in the country the National Team plays during their summer tour, and all four teams are members of the Coastal Plain League. Team USA plays the Fayetteville SwampDogs tonight, the Wilmington Sharks tomorrow night and travel to Morehead City on Wednesday. The National Team plays its final game against Coastal Plain League competition on July 1 in Forest City, North Carolina against the Forest City Owls. “It’s a privilege to welcome Team USA to […]
Jacksonville, NC – The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department’s Southwest Youth Baseball/Softball District will hold an officer election meeting on Wednesday, July 25, at Onslow Pines Park (1244 Onslow Pines Rd, Jacksonville) at 5:30pm. The meeting is open to the public, but nominations and voting limited to adults 18 and over who reside in the district or have children attending school in the district.
Sneads Ferry, NC – The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department’s Dixon Youth Baseball / Softball District will hold an officer election meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Stump Sound Park (1771 Hwy 172, Sneads Ferry) at 7pm. The meeting is open to the public, but nominations and voting limited to adults 18 and over who reside in the district or have children attending school in the district.
Columbia, SC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs swept the Columbia Blowfish in a doubleheader on Sunday night, improving their season record to 16-8 and 3-0 against the Blowfish on the year. The Dogs took the first game of the twin bill, 3-2, behind a strong pitching performance by Dan Smith (Monmouth) and some timely hitting. Sal Giardina (Lynn) ripped a base hit to plate Zach Gawrych (Tampa) in the first inning, as Gawrych extended his league-leading run total to 23 on the season. The RBI was Giardina’s 21st on the year, also good for most in the Coastal Plain League. Columbia answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the frame, knotting it up at one run apiece. […]