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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 […]

Aliotta Named Conference USA Field Athlete Of The Year

Aliotta Named Conference USA Field Athlete Of The Year

Postseason League Honor is a First for the Program IRVING, Texas – The 2012 award haul for the East Carolina track and field team grew larger Thursday as senior Dennis Aliotta was named the Conference USA Field Athlete of the Year. It is the first time that a member of the squad has won one of the league’s postseason awards. Aliotta capped off his collegiate career by earning Second-Team United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-America accolades as he finished 10th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the shot put with a toss of 18.92m (62-1). He also posted a fourth-place finish (19.30m/63-7) in the shot put at the NCAA East Preliminary. At the Conference USA […]

NCAA Recognizes Women’s Golf Program Again

NCAA Recognizes Women’s Golf Program Again

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The UNCW women’s golf program has received a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA for the third consecutive year for placing among the top 10 percent nationally for its work in the classroom.   The NCAA honored 950 Division I teams Thursday with public recognition awards for their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The teams recorded multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.   The APR is a yearly measure of eligibility and retention for student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. Thursday’s APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that includes scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years. In seven years […]

Posted in: Golf, Wilmington NC
State Library Announces $1.4 Million for Books, Outreach, Technology

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

HENDERSON, N.C. – 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 […]

A Summerfest Love Story: North Carolina Symphony Presents “Romeo and Juliet,” June 30

A Summerfest Love Story: North Carolina Symphony Presents “Romeo and Juliet,” June 30

CARY, NC — The North Carolina Symphony invites Triangle audiences to discover another side of Shakespeare later this month. The orchestra, led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, takes a Shakespeare motto to heart — “If music be the food of love, play on” — to present the greatest musical works inspired by The Bard. These famous selections are paired with favorite Shakespeare scenes, as performed professional actors from the Triangle. “Romeo and Juliet,” part of the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series, takes place at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Children 12 and under are admitted free for lawn seating. The program presents “a wide range of styles and tastes and times,” says Symphony Music Director […]

Hurricanes Announce 2012 Preseason Schedule

Hurricanes Announce 2012 Preseason Schedule

RALEIGH, NC – Jason Karmanos, Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team’s 2012 exhibition schedule.   The Hurricanes will open the preseason at Columbus on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., as they play the first of five games in five days. Carolina will next face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL, before hosting the Nashville Predators at PNC Arena on Friday, Sept. 28. After a game at Nashville on Sept. 29, the Hurricanes will round out their five-games-in-five-days run at home with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee against Tampa Bay on Sept. 30. Carolina will face […]

Posted in: Hockey, Raleigh NC
First Flight’s new shooting club competes in its first District 1 Hunter Safety Tournament

First Flight’s new shooting club competes in its first District 1 Hunter Safety Tournament

By Christopher Oakes Staff Writer The school’s newest club, the shooting team, participated along with 16 other high school teams from this district in its first District 1 Hunter Safety Tournament on Saturday, March 31 at the 4-H Environmental Center in Columbia. The team is coached by Samuel Ballard and assisted in a variety of events by several students’ parents, including Warren Westphal, Rob Schreyer, Ralph Jarvis, Rick Denton and Curtis Pentecost. Overall the team placed 15th out of 16, which is slightly better than expected considering most first year teams finish last, according to Dare County Schools Online. “I learned that competition is very hard and the other schools are very good,” freshman Jimmy Spore said. “So hopefully next year […]

Anastasini Circus

Anastasini Circus

Anastasini Circus at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, North Carolina. Tickets: Advanced- $12 Reserve / $7 GA; Day Of: $15 Reserved / $10 GA More Info Show Times: 7/12 – 11am, 1pm 7/13 – 11am, 1pm, 7pm 7/14 – 1pm, 4pm, 7pm The Anastasinis are eighth-generation World Class Entertainers. Since 1877, Anastasinis have been delighting audiences all over the globe. They are renowned for their performances packed with the epitome of professionalism, spontaneity, charm and elegance. The Anastasinis are dedicated to the delivery of world-class entertainment which will amaze and enchant clients and audiences in any venue. Each performance is treated as if it were the most important in their careers. The Anastasini’s goal is to present performances that will […]