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Beautiful Side Off at Billy Mitchell (Ramp 49)!

Beautiful Side Off at Billy Mitchell (Ramp 49)!

Beautiful Side Off at Billy Mitchell (Ramp 49)! Yesterday, the NE continued providing the famed “NE Wrap” of swell around Cape Point to allow surf to fill in on the south facing beaches of the OBX.  Billy Mitchell Airfield (Ramp 49) has some excellent outside sandbars right now, and the setup yesterday provides for some literally beautiful wavesailing conditions.  Perfect water, waves, wind all added up to a stellar session for those who caught it…, bummed, I missed it! Good news is that there will be a repeat today, and I will be down there!!  FUN times here on the OBX right now, and you should be here!! More pics from yesterday’s action in slideshow: (all images Keith McCulloch with […]

State Library Announces $1.4 Million for Books, Outreach, Technology

State Library Announces $1.4 Million for Books, Outreach, Technology

  Henderson, NC – Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle announced today that the State Library Division of the Department of Cultural Resources is awarding $1.4 million in federally funded grants for 71 local and statewide library projects for community outreach, library book collections, technology improvements and digitization of materials. “As North Carolinians turn to their libraries for help doing job searches, summertime reading, and programs for families, this federal investment will help libraries maintain their collections and provide the service and technology so important today,” said Carlisle. The grant funding is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal grant-making agency. North Carolina disseminates […]

Butts Selected To Team USA For NACAC U-23 Championships

Butts Selected To Team USA For NACAC U-23 Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. June 15, 2012 – Junior All-America high jump specialist Tynita Butts has earned a spot on Team USA for the 2012 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Championships, scheduled for July 6-8 in Guanajuato, Mexico. The NACAC Athletic Association’s U-23 Championships are held every two years in one of the 32 member nations of the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association – one of six regional athletics associations affiliated with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Butts was chosen by USA Track Field based on the May 29 United States performance rank order list for all age-eligible athletes (those being 20, 21 or 22). The 2012 NACAC U-23 team consists of two athletes […]

Jelnick Picks Up NCCSIA All-State Honors

Jelnick Picks Up NCCSIA All-State Honors

DURHAM, N.C. June 15, 2012 – East Carolina sophomore designated player Jill Jelnick was named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) University Division All-State Softball Team, according to an announcement by the organization Friday. The all-state award is the first of Jelnick’s career and comes three weeks after she received Capital One Academic All-America honors. The ninth-annual NCCSIA team consists of NCAA Division I student-athletes from North Carolina colleges and universities. North Carolina sports information professionals submitted the nominees and NCCSIA members voted for the squad, which consists of two pitchers, one catcher, four infielders, three outfielders, one designated player and one utility player. NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the university (NCAA Division I) and college (Division […]

Brandi Carlile at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

Brandi Carlile at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

Brandi Carlile with Special Guest Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra August 8, 2012 Doors open at 6:00pm Show starts at 7:00pm Tickets: $35/$40 DOS Were we ever gonna get out of this town? – Just Kids – BEAR CREEK “If you start a band with me, I’ll get us signed and on the road within a year”…… Not only did the determined, confident and tenacious 22-year-old Brandi Carlile come through with her promise to twin bothers and initially reluctant band members Phil and Tim Hanseroth, but she also exceeded their expectations. Carlile landed the prophesied record deal with Columbia Records one year later and with the guidance of producer Rick Rubin, they recorded and released their eponymous debut album in […]

Conference at N.C. Maritime Museum On  “America’s Forgotten War” of 1812

Conference at N.C. Maritime Museum On “America’s Forgotten War” of 1812

BEAUFORT – In a free daylong conference marking its bicentennial, “America’s Forgotten War,” the War of 1812, will be remembered at the N.C. Maritime Museum-Beaufort on June 29.  Speakers will examine the conflict that resolved issues remaining from the American Revolution.  The symposium will focus upon the naval war, one that strengthened the young United States and firmly established its position in the world. A proclamation issued by Governor Bev Perdue explains, “Whereas the sacrifices of the nation’s soldiers and citizens during the War of 1812 strengthened the position of the United States as a burgeoning world power, in addition to establishing the need for a national system of defense and a professional military;” and the proclamation further references contributions of Dolley Madison, Andrew […]

Sharks Fall, 5-4 (10 Innings), In Back-And-Forth Affair

Sharks Fall, 5-4 (10 Innings), In Back-And-Forth Affair

Fayetteville, N.C. – In just the second extra-inning game of the season for the Sharks (10-7), fifth for the SwampDogs (10-6), Wilmington came back from down 3-0 to take a 4-3 lead but lost in the 10th inning by a final score of 5-4 at J.P. Riddle Stadium on Friday. The third inning saw three runs come across the plate for the home team, with Andrew Valencia letting three passed balls skip by him and Blaze Tart throwing one wild pitch. Those miscues helped Fayetteville’s runners move around the base paths, but they also also stole four bases in the inning. The second Dogs run was actually scored on one of those steals, as Joe Ciamocco was officially credited with […]

SwampDogs Win Extra-Inning Classic

SwampDogs Win Extra-Inning Classic

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs won their 10th game of the season in grand fashion on Friday night, defeating the Wilmington Sharks 5-to-4 in 10 innings. No fan was happier than Wendy Anderson, who won $15,000 towards a new car courtesy of Stewart Nissan when the Dogs stole home in the third inning. The Steal of a Lifetime promotion worked to perfection for the faithful SwampDogs fan, who celebrated on the field after the inning concluded. Reed Harper (Austin Peay) drove in the game-winning run with a walk-off RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th frame. The Dogs took a 3-to-0 lead in the third inning, where three passed balls by Wilmington’s defense led […]

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Recognizes Civil Rights Activist and Mentor Ella Baker

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Recognizes Civil Rights Activist and Mentor Ella Baker

RALEIGH – Ella Baker grew up in Halifax County and dedicated her life to advancing civil rights for African Americans.  She had a “habit of pushing the boundaries of acceptable behavior for a respectable, middle-class, married woman during the 1940s,” according to biographer Barbara Ransby. Her life’s work is being recognized with the dedication of a N.C. Highway Historical marker on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m. at Roanoke Chapel Baptist Church, 1991 Roanoke Chapel Rd., Littleton, N.C. The marker will be erected the following week in Littleton. Baker moved to New York in 1930 and began work with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1940 as field secretary, rising to director of branches.  She […]

New Cracker Barrel Exclusive CD-Eden’s Edge – Deluxe Edition – Now Available

New Cracker Barrel Exclusive CD-Eden’s Edge – Deluxe Edition – Now Available

The project features three exclusive songs, in addition to all 10 tracks from the trio’s Big Machine Records’ debut album LEBANON, TN – The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program kicks off a sizzlin’ summer of songs with the release of Edens Edge – Deluxe Edition CD. The release includes three additional exclusive tracks and coincides with the hot newcomers’ self-titled, standard edition on Big Machine Records. The talented, Arkansas-bred trio includes lead vocalist Hannah Blaylock; harmony vocals, guitar and dobro player Dean Berner; and harmony singer, mandolin, banjo and guitar player Cherrill Green. The deluxe version is available for $11.99 at all Cracker Barrel locations and at CRACKER BARREL; the album and individual tracks are also available […]