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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 […]

Posted in: Soccer, Wilmington NC
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 […]

Canes Re-Sign Broadcasters to Multi-Year Contracts

Canes Re-Sign Broadcasters to Multi-Year Contracts

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed its three broadcasters to new, multi-year contracts.   “John, Tripp and Chuck have been mainstays of the Hurricanes for a long, long time,” said Rutherford. “Most of our young fans have grown up with their voices describing the game, and we are very pleased that they will each continue in their roles moving forward.” John Forslund will begin his 18th season as the team’s television play-by-play voice in 2012-13, and his 22nd season with the Hurricanes organization. Former professional goaltender Tripp Tracy will join Forslund as color analyst for the duo’s 14th season together, calling the team’s […]

Posted in: Hockey, Raleigh NC
Marlins Fall to Owls, Snap Three-Game Winning Streak

Marlins Fall to Owls, Snap Three-Game Winning Streak

FOREST CITY, N.C. – The Morehead City Marlins (7-14) saw their three-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the Forest City Owls (12-6), dropping a 4-1 decision at McNair Field Monday evening. The Owls plated the game’s winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, when Nick McQuail led off with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and advanced to third on a single by Kurt Seiders. The next batter, leadoff man Nate Chong, hit a fly ball to deep right, scoring McQuail from third and giving the Owls a 2-1 lead. Forest City scored the first run of the evening in the second inning when Justin Bryan reached first base on […]

Thomason Reels in the Marlins

Thomason Reels in the Marlins

Forest City Starter Goes Seven Strong in 4-1 Win. Forest City, NC – Drake Thomason put together his best outing in an Owls uniform on Monday night, throwing seven innings and allowing just one run in 4-1 victory over the Morehead City Marlins.  The seven-inning outing was the righty’s longest of the season.  Thomason also turned in his second quality start of the year in picking up his second victory.  He gave up just three hits and four walks, with four strikeouts.   The win was in doubt going into the 7th inning after Morehead City tied things up with a sacrifice fly in the 6th.  The Owls took control though in the 7th after a leadoff single by Nick […]

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 […]