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Study finds American fast food saltier than other countries’

Study finds American fast food saltier than other countries’

by megan munson staff writer A man eats an Angus Bacon and Cheese Burger from his local McDonald’s and casually sprinkles extra salt over his fries, ignoring the nutrition label on the side of the carton. A dash of salt might seem harmless, but a teaspoon of salt packs a punch with 2,325 milligrams of sodium. According to CDC.gov, adults should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day. Those who are 51 or older and who have high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease or diabetes are recommended to limit their sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams a day. In an American McDonald’s, an Angus Bacon and Cheese Burger has 2,070 milligrams of sodium. In a Canadian McDonald’s, an […]

UNCW’s Christina Lee Named CAA’s Top Women’s Tennis Scholar

UNCW’s Christina Lee Named CAA’s Top Women’s Tennis Scholar

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Make it two in a row for UNCW senior Christina Lee, who has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Tennis Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year for the second straight year. The Charlotte, N.C., netter was one of 11 student-athletes honored Monday by the CAA for the spring sports season. The conference honors one scholar-athlete in each of its 22 championship sports. Nominees for the award must be a starter or important reserve on their team and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25. The winners were selected by a vote of the sports information directors at each CAA institution. “I’m elated that Christina has been recognized again as our conference’s top scholar-athlete in women’s tennis,” […]

Koka Booth Amphitheatre Event Schedule June – October

Koka Booth Amphitheatre Event Schedule June – October

BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE EVENT SCHEDULE   For complete concert information log on to boothamphitheatre.com Tickets available at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre Box Office or     Event Date On-Sale Ticket Prices WakeMed Cary Hospital presents: The Help—PG 13 Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m. Tickets available the night of the movie $3 AdultsKids 12 and under FREEPicnics welcome! WINE & DESIGNDiscover the inner artist in you! Friday, June 22 Pre-register at:http://boothamphitheatre.com/events/wine-and-design-cary/  $38 pre-registration and $40 at the door. North Carolina SymphonySUMMERFEST SERIES:Totally Awesome 80s Saturday, June 237:30 p.m. Tickets On Sale Now! $33 – $43Kids 12 & under FREEPicnics welcome! WakeMed Cary Hospital presents: Movies By MoonlightDrive—R Friday, June 298 p.m. Tickets available the night of the movie $3 AdultsKids 12 and under […]

Asheboro Comes From Behind In 3-2 Win Over Sharks

Asheboro Comes From Behind In 3-2 Win Over Sharks

Asheboro, N.C. – The Asheboro Copperheads (10-6-1) took advantage of a seventh-inning error to score their third and winning run and hung on for a 3-2 victory over the Wilmington Sharks (11-8). Wilmington’s bats seemed to be alive from the very beginning with hard-hit balls against Asheboro starter Zach Parks, but twice fell victim to the strong arm of center fielder Preston Troutman thanks to strong throws to home plate and first base. In the third, Zach Stephens recorded an RBI for the second straight night when he drove a liner into left field, scoring Casey Goss from second base. Sharks pitcher Stephen Vaughan retired ten batters in a row following a pair of two-out singles in the first, but […]

Studies show Millennials are less involved

Studies show Millennials are less involved

By Madeline Bailey Staff Writer In spite of previous studies, researchers now say that Millennials, those born between 1982 and 2000, are less politically and civically involved than the Generation X and Baby Boomer generations. A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, describes Millennials as a generation more concerned with materialistic values and less focused on helping the community, according to USAToday.com. This generation is also less likely to get involved with helping the environment. The new study shows an increase in volunteering for the Millennials but only when it is required for school. “All student volunteers we have at Hotline are here for school requirements except for students referred by Teen Court,” said Lynn […]

SwampDogs Win 4th Straight To Sweep Homestand

SwampDogs Win 4th Straight To Sweep Homestand

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs won their fourth consecutive game on Sunday night when they defeated the Edenton Steamers 6-to-5 at “The Swamp.” Mike Tauchman (Bradley) ripped his first home run of the season in the bottom of the seventh, driving in Joe Ciamacco (Ohio State) to take a 6-to-4 lead. Fayetteville took the early lead in the third when Ciamacco drove in Brian Bullard (Albany) with a single after Bullard was walked to lead off the inning. Ciamacco extended the lead in the fifth when he doubled home Zach Gawrych (Tampa), who scored two runs on the night, bringing his league-leading total to 22 on the year. Sal Giardina (Lynn) then singled home Ciamacco for his 18th RBI […]

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital Once Again Heals Sick and Injured For Return to Atlantic Ocean

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital Once Again Heals Sick and Injured For Return to Atlantic Ocean

We did it again! Rescue, rehabilitate, release; it’s what we do! And if you’re a sea turtle, the very best part of what we do is release. That’s what happened to fourteen fully rehabilitated patients on June 6th. After spending from several years to just a few short months under our care, six large Loggerheads, two small Greens and six Kemp’s of varying sizes were given a hearty breakfast, a farewell ceremony and then loaded into their chariots for a short trip to the beach. A crowd of volunteers, interns, externs and invited guests gathered at the hospital, ignoring the constant drizzle as they listened to Jean review the events leading up to the day. She spoke about the dedication […]

Day Three, Saturday Wavesailing Action!

Day Three, Saturday Wavesailing Action!

Day Three of the NNE spree took us to the south side as far as the south end of Ocracoke Island!  The swell was considerably smaller than Friday’s south side wrap, but there remained some fun set waves and perfect side-off wind direction on the south side of Ocracoke.  Ralph and I caught it down there while the tide was coming in with some fun wave rides and jumps/loops in solid sub-5.0m wind!  Though interestingly, the wave zone was quite disconnected on the south side compared to the north, even though winds remained side-off.  Perhaps there is a point a little further north on Ocracoke island where a “magic spot” exists where the island turn occurs to foster true side-off […]

Shades of Shakespeare – Twelfth Night at Greenfield Amphitheater

Shades of Shakespeare – Twelfth Night at Greenfield Amphitheater

Wilmington, NC – The Shakespeare Youth Company kicks off the 20th season festival performing: Shades of Shakespeare – directed by Cherri McKay Featuring 12th Night Greenfield Amphitheater Monday 6/11/2012 Tuesday 6/12/2012 Wednesday 6/13/2012 Thursday 6/14/2012 Shakespeare is alive and well at Greenfield Park! Visitors to Historic Wilmington and North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast can experience live outdoor Shakespearean drama when the Shakespeare on the Green Festival presents “12th Night” at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Come early, picnic on the green or enjoy a snack from our concession at the newly renovated Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Wilmington’s annual free-to-the-public Shakespeare on the Green festival is celebrating its 19th season. Call (910) 399-2878 for more information. All shows are free to the public. […]

Second Sharks Shutout Of The Season Comes At Martinsville, 4-0

Second Sharks Shutout Of The Season Comes At Martinsville, 4-0

Martinsville, Va. – Another strong effort from Ross Whitley and the Sharks (11-7) bullpen help the Martinsville Mustangs (6-11) scoreless for the second team shutout of the season on a final score of 4-0. Whitley (2-0) finished the night with eight strikeouts in six innings, walking three and allowing only three hits. Wes Hatley, Ryne Frankoff and Nick Bruns combined to close out the game. Each of the first two Sharks runs came on defensive errors, with Lloyd Enzor advancing home from third base on a wild pitch in the top of the second and Aaron Preston coming across on a throwing error by the catcher, who was trying to catch Preston stealing third. In the top of the seventh, […]