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Preston Named Hitter Of The Week

Preston Named Hitter Of The Week

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – The Coastal Plain League announced today that Wilmington’s Aaron Preston was named the Rawlings Hitter of the Week, while Asheboro’s David Roseboom was honored as the Rawlings Pitcher of the Week for week two of action (June 4-June 10). Preston, a redshirt-junior at Presbyterian College, batted .444 through seven starts for the Sharks on the week. His 12 hits were tied for most in the league on the week, with four of them being doubles (a league-best), and two more being a triple and a home run. Preston, who is from Goose Creek, S.C., tallied four RBIs and scored five runs. He also racked up a league-high 21 total bases, while finishing with the second-highest slugging […]

FFHS Women’s Soccer comes together to advance deep in NCHSAA playoffs

FFHS Women’s Soccer comes together to advance deep in NCHSAA playoffs

By Kaitlyn Godsey Sports Editor For the first time since 2009, the women’s soccer team made it to the fourth round of the state playoffs before losing to the defending state champions from Carrboro High School, 5-2. Despite being disappointed that the team did not advance to the eastern finals, players say it was a good year. “It was very sad to see this season come to an end because of how close we became,” senior Aleah Metzger said. “The team this year included players that grew up together, on and off the soccer field, so a lot of us have been playing together since we were little.” After winning the state 2A title in 2008, the women’s team advanced […]

BIG Lighthouse!

BIG Lighthouse!

Outer Banks, NC – Is it September?!  Yesterday, the ocean churned up some mighty big swell from a coastal low located off New Jersey.  Normally, the first day of a NE wind stretch offers moderately sized surf at the Lighthouse ranging chest+ in size but rarely over 6 ft faces.  Yesterday however, the biggest set waves were in the 12+ ft range on Day One!  Actually, it was quite an awesome setup with excellent “sit down” windows for making it out if you did not fall.  Then pick up one of the sets and the ride though the wave zone was massive! Keith McCulloch caught some excellent wave rides on long line mast high set waves that would have scored […]

CSS Neuse Moves to Downtown Kinston

CSS Neuse Moves to Downtown Kinston

KINSTON – After many years of planning and preparation, the CSS Neuse will move to its new climate controlled home in downtown Kinston on Saturday, June 23.  The 141 foot remains of the vessel will be loaded onto moving dollies at sunrise to begin the short journey from Vernon Avenue to downtown.  The 260 tons will travel at the dizzying speed of one mile per hour and should arrive at its destination after two hours. The ironclad CSS Neuse was a new class of warship built with iron plates attached to protect her crew.  Because of her weight and the receding Neuse River, she saw little military action and was scuttled and burned by her crew in 1865.  For nearly 100 years, […]

SwampDogs Improve To 9-6 On Season

SwampDogs Improve To 9-6 On Season

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs improved to 9-6 on the year with an impressive 8-to-5 win over the Petersburg Generals on Thursday night. Max McDonald (St. Edwards) picked up his first win of the season after working through six solid innings, recording five strikeouts. A.J. Gaura (Austin Peay) picked up the save in his SwampDogs’ debut while working three innings of relief. The Dogs jumped out to an early lead in the first inning, scoring three runs on a two-run triple by Sal Giardina (Lynn), who scored on a Reed Harper (Austin Peay) groundout in the frame. Four more SwampDogs came across to score in the second inning, highlighted by a two-run single by Giardina. Connor Obrochta (Tampa) recorded […]

Panel To Discuss Hank Williams’ Influence on American Singer/Songwriters

Panel To Discuss Hank Williams’ Influence on American Singer/Songwriters

Set for June 20th in New York City New movie about Williams’ last days to be previewed at free event New York, NY – Hank Williams wasn’t just an influence in country music, he influenced all American music.  The New School, with special thanks to Oxford American Magazine, will present a free screening of The Last Ride, the new film about the mysterious final days of Hank Williams.  Following the screening, a panel will discuss Hank Williams and his historic place in American music. The event will be held at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson / J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street in New York, NY at 6 pm on June 20th.  The screening and panel discussion […]

Hammerheads’ Horwath Named Player of the Week

Hammerheads’ Horwath Named Player of the Week

Goalkeeper played key role as Wilmington took four points from weekend TAMPA, Fla. – USL PRO announced its Team of the Week for the 10th week of the 2012 season today, honoring Wilmington Hammerheads goalkeeper Alex Horwath as Player of the Week after a standout weekend that saw him record a 10-save shutout as Wilmington picked up four of a possible six points and moved into fifth place in the league standings. Horwath put in a solid performance as the Hammerheads took a 1-1 draw in their opening game of the weekend against the Rochester Rhinos at Sahlen’s Stadium. It was on Saturday night in his side’s 2-0 win against the Harrisburg City Islanders that the 25-year-old former New York […]

Seahawk Administrators Selected To CAA Posts

Seahawk Administrators Selected To CAA Posts

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Director of Athletics Jimmy Bass have been selected by the Colonial Athletic Association’s Council of Presidents to serve key leadership posts in the conference over the next two years. Dr. Miller begins a two-year term as Chair of the Council of Presidents, while Bass opens a two-year stint as conference president. The Council of Presidents met Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to discuss a variety of topics and gave final approval on a number of recommendations made by the league’s athletic directors last week in Hilton Head, S.C. “Chancellor Miller and I are pleased to assume these leadership roles and we’re looking forward to continuing the positive growth and progress of […]

Early Football TV Selections Include Eight ECU Games

Early Football TV Selections Include Eight ECU Games

Conference USA Release Includes 2012 FOX Sports and CBS Sports Network Picks GREENVILLE, N.C. – Eight East Carolina football games, including five at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, are scheduled for live television coverage in 2012 according to Conference USA’s release of initial broadcast selections Thursday.   FOX Sports Networks will air three of the home contests, including the season opener against Appalachian State at 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 1. FSN, which began its partnership with C-USA last year, will also broadcast Navy’s visit on Oct. 27 and a potentially pivotal league interdivision matchup against Houston on Nov. 3. The Cougars’ trek to Greenville will mark their first since ECU posted a 38-32 victory in the 2009 league title game.   C-USA has […]

July Programs at the N.C. History Museum

July Programs at the N.C. History Museum

Raleigh, NC – Plenty of July programs at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will enrich your summer. For example, join a special tour of the outdoor exhibit History of the Harvest. Learn firsthand about North Carolina agriculture, past and present. During a drop-in program, watch woodworker Louis Sachs make bowls on a lathe. He creates one-of-a kind items with both character and charm. Check out all of July’s offerings at the N.C. Museum of History. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Weekend parking is free. Programs *Time for Tots: Things That Go! Tuesday, July 10 or July 17 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult $1 per person To register, call 919-807-7992. *History Corner: North Carolina Folklife Wednesday, July […]