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Butts Set To Challenge Field At 2012 Olympic Trials

Butts Set To Challenge Field At 2012 Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. June 26, 2012 – East Carolina junior and four-time All-America Tynita Butts will take her talents to Oregon this week for the 2012 Olympic Track and Field Trials at historic Hayward Field. USA Track and Field Olympic Trials Central Butts hopes to nab one of three high jump berths to the London Olympic Games when she begins competition Thursday, June 28, at 8 p.m. ET. The NBC Sports Network will provide live coverage beginning at 9 p.m. A total of 24 athletes will compete in the event, with the top 12 advancing to Saturday’s final. At the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Butts won the bronze medal in the high jump and posted the highest-ever finish (third) in program […]

Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit To Be Hosted by Edgecombe County Public Library in July

Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit To Be Hosted by Edgecombe County Public Library in July

RALEIGH – The Civil War savaged lives yet secured the future of generations in North Carolina and the rest of the nation, and altered the course of American history. The injustices faced by African Americans were some of the most significant factors leading to the American Civil War (1861-1865). The fight for liberation is just one of many moving features of the “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit” which will visit the Edgecombe County Public Library in Tarboro from July 2-29. “The Civil War was the first war widely covered with photography,” explains Deputy Secretary Dr. Jeffrey Crow of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.  “The Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory exhibit provides images of historic figures, artifacts, and […]

SwampDogs Tally 13 Hits In Tough Loss

SwampDogs Tally 13 Hits In Tough Loss

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs posted 14 hits on Tuesday night, but came up just short against the Columbia Blowfish in a 7-6 loss at “The Swamp.” Tyler Ding (Tampa) was a key contributor the Dogs offensively, as he went 3-for-4 with three RBIs on the night. Columbia recorded four runs in the top of the third to take the lead on Fayetteville, but the Dogs answered in the fourth with five runs of their own to gain a one-run advantage. Ding picked up a double with the bases loaded that scored two runs, before his University of Tampa teammate, Connor Obrochta, drove in two runs of his own with a single down the right field line. Mike Tauchman […]

Carolina Hurricanes’ Conditioning Camp Set for June 26-30

Carolina Hurricanes’ Conditioning Camp Set for June 26-30

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will hold its annual conditioning camp in Raleigh, June 26-30. Hurricanes Head Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach Peter Friesen will run the camp for 13 prospects, teaching the players proper conditioning techniques to help them prepare for careers in professional hockey.   In addition to physical training techniques and testing, the players at the camp will have seminars covering other areas including motivational techniques, media training and proper eating habits, including a trip to the grocery store with a nutritionist. On-ice sessions will be led by Assistant Coach Rod Brind’Amour, Director of Forwards Development Cory Stillman, Director of […]

2nd Saturdays Fun July 14 at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

2nd Saturdays Fun July 14 at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

SOUTHPORT, NC – The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will showcase authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, July 14, in the second installment of the popular three-part summer program “2nd Saturdays.” The theme for July at the Museum is “Fort Johnston: A Civil War Story.”  Artists include: photographer Jeri Ward, photographer Melissa Gordon, watercolor artist Linda Carole  –  www.lindacorole.com, Turtle Track Pottery – Donna Michaux, musician P.D. Midgett, authors Sharon Claudette Smith and Sherry Monahan – book signing for “Southport,” crafter Don Fererro of B Carter Horn Works, knifemaker William Bisher of Black Turtle Forge – www.blackturtleforge.com, artist Donald Byrum, jewelry designer Kathleen Hoff and more.   The Museum will also offer Civil War-themed activities, such as: […]

Southport NC 4th of July Festival Naturalization Ceremony, 2012

Southport NC 4th of July Festival Naturalization Ceremony, 2012

Southport, NC – The Honorable Robert B. Jones, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina at Wilmington will administer the Oath of United States Citizenship to 121 candidates, in a ceremony beginning at 4:00 PM on the Ft. Johnston Garrison House lawn on July 3, 2012.  The ceremony, the 16th annual event, is a significant part of the NC 4th of July Festival held annually in Southport, NC. This will be among the largest number of new citizens to participate in the Southport ceremony. The keynote speaker for this annual event will be Mr. Alfred Schnog, a Holocaust survivor from Cologne, Germany and frequent lecturer in North Carolina, and himself a naturalized United States Citizen. The new citizens represent […]

Onslow County Museum Opens 2012 Kids’ Discovery Gallery: “The Night Sky”

Onslow County Museum Opens 2012 Kids’ Discovery Gallery: “The Night Sky”

Onslow County, NC – The Onslow County Museum is pleased to announce the official opening of its 8th annual kids’ discovery gallery featuring “The Night Sky.” “This exhibit was created especially for our junior visitors,” says Museum Collections Manager – Patricia Hughey, “Each summer we install an exhibit with a different theme, and this year we chose to explore the night sky.” “The exhibit incorporates the Museum’s favorite four words,” says Hughey “Discover, Imagine, Connect, and Explore. We always want our visitors to approach the Museum with a sense of wonder and curiosity, and this exhibit is no different.” Visitors to the gallery will learn about the constellations that fill the evening sky. A special waddler-toddler station is for the […]

SwampDogs Face Nation’s Best

SwampDogs Face Nation’s Best

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs welcomed Team USA into “The Swamp” on Monday night, falling to the collegiate all-stars by a final score of 11-6. Fayetteville SwampDogs vs Team USA Box Score (PDF) Drasen Johnson (Illinois) and A.J. Gaura (Austin Peay) split the game on the hill for Fayetteville combining for just four earned runs and seven strikeouts against the premiere collegiate talent in the country. Team USA jumped out to an early 9-0 lead after the top of the third, with defensive errors by Fayetteville aiding the scoring effort for the visitors. The Dogs struck back in the third, however, as Andrew Parker (Towson) scored on a Zach Gawrych (Tampa) RBI base-hit after Parker led off the inning […]

Camp Lejeune Celebrates Independence Day!

Camp Lejeune Celebrates Independence Day!

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC – Join us on July 4, 2012, as America celebrates its 236th birthday! Marine Corps Community Services will present the 4th of July Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, at 5 p.m. on W.P.T. Hill Field aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. This annual, family-friendly celebration is filled with pride, tradition and fun for all ages! This year’s celebration will include a variety of musical entertainment, children’s activities, inflatables and a fireworks display that will thrill the crowd! This year’s festivities include a performance by country singer Chris Cavanaugh. Showtime is 6 p.m. The Naturalization Ceremony to welcome the newest members of the United States begins at 7:30 p.m. The 4th of July Celebration also […]

First Flight students bring home 43 awards from NCSMA Institute in Chapel Hill

First Flight students bring home 43 awards from NCSMA Institute in Chapel Hill

From Staff Reports Winning a total of 43 awards, First Flight High School was one of the big winners in the state last week at the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association’s Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among the awards were three Tar Heels, making First Flight one of only two schools to accomplish this feat. The FFHS newspaper (Nighthawk News), Nighthawk News Online and the yearbook (Shorelines) each claimed a Tar Heel Award, NCSMA’s highest honor. It was the eighth straight year that Nighthawk News has won a Tar Heel Award. Seventeen FFHS students and adviser Robin Sawyer joined more than 280 students and teachers from across the state in Chapel Hill June 18-21 […]

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