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Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers Preview

Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers Preview

CAROLINA HURRICANES at NEW YORK RANGERS Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden * New York, NY Hurricanes: 26-28-15 (67 pts.) Rangers: 43-18-7 (93 pts.) * All statistics through NHL games of March 11   TV: NBC Sports Network HD RADIO: Hurricanes Radio Network: WCMC 99.9 FM The Fan (Raleigh – flagship); WWNB 1490AM/105.7FM (New Bern, NC); WAVQ 1400 (Jacksonville, NC); WMFD 630AM (Wilmington, NC) INTERNET: www.CarolinaHurricanes.com   TOMORROW’S GAME Carolina visits the New York Rangers on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden for the fourth and final meeting between the clubs in 2011-12 (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Rangers won the first three meetings this season, including a 5-1 win at Madison Square Garden […]

65th Annual N.C. Azalea Festival Ushers In Spring With Celebration

65th Annual N.C. Azalea Festival Ushers In Spring With Celebration

WILMINGTON, NC – Azaleas, azaleas everywhere! It must be springtime in Wilmington, North Carolina and its island beaches! Each year in April when the landscape is dominated by thousands of brilliant pink, white, and purple azaleas, Wilmington pays homage to these dazzling flowers during the annual North Carolina Azalea Festival, a five-day celebration that ushers in spring with Southern hospitality and fanfare. A springtime tradition since 1948, the 65th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival (April 11-15, 2012) celebrates the rich history, arts, and culture of Wilmington, North Carolina’s historic river district and the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach.   Highlights of the N.C. Azalea Festival include the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles dressed in […]

Kangaroo Express and Coca-Cola Partner for Kids at Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction

Kangaroo Express and Coca-Cola Partner for Kids at Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction

Month-long fundraiser across three states; more than 700 stores to sponsor campers   CARY, N.C., March 1, 2012 – The Pantry, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTRY), the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States, is partnering with Coca-Cola for a fourth consecutive year to send children to Victory Junction, a year-round camping environment for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. The five-week fundraiser launches March 1 in more than 700 Kangaroo Express convenience stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Kyle Petty Appearance Tuesday, March 13 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Kangaroo Express at 395 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte, N.C. Richard Petty Appearance Thursday, March 15 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. […]

East Carolina Upends Tulsa In C-USA Tournament First Round

East Carolina Upends Tulsa In C-USA Tournament First Round

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Celeste Stewart led three Pirate players in double figures with 18 points as 11th-seeded East Carolina knocked off No. 6 seed Tulsa, 59-49, in the opening game of the 2012 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Championship Wednesday at the University of Memphis’ Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Box Score: (11) East Carolina 59, (6) Tulsa 49  | Postgame Notes  | Postgame Quotes “Obviously, I thought I just needed to step up,” Stewart said. “This is the best time to do it. I knew I had to step up for my team, and I recognized that [the Golden Hurricane] were going to back off of me, so I was like I’ve got to take that chance and I’ve got to take […]

‘Canes Recall Bobby Sanguinetti From Charlotte

‘Canes Recall Bobby Sanguinetti From Charlotte

Defenseman’s first NHL recall this season RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Sanguinetti will join the Hurricanes in New York as they prepare to face the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network, Hurricanes Radio Network). This marks the first NHL recall of the season for the 24-year-old Sanguinetti. The Trenton, NJ, native leads all Charlotte defensemen, ranks second among Checkers skaters and ranks seventh among all AHL blueliners this season with 35 points, while playing in 49 of Charlotte’s 60 games. His 27 assists […]

Marlins Hire Sutor as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for 2012 Season

Marlins Hire Sutor as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for 2012 Season

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – After completing an off-season search, the Marlins are pleased to announce the addition of Matt Sutor to the organization as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the 2012 season.   Sutor, a senior at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., already has a wealth of experience in broadcasting and journalism. In the summer of 2011, he was the Broadcasting and Media Relations assistant for the New Jersey Jackals in the independent Canadian-American League. Following his time with the Jackals, he served as the radio producer for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the short-season Single-A affiliate for the Tampa Bay Rays. In addition to his work in minor league baseball, Sutor also served as the color commentator […]

New Hanover County launches Help2Others Initiative

New Hanover County launches Help2Others Initiative

New Hanover County, NC — New Hanover County officials and staff are taking up a new initiative aimed at wiping the slate clean for hundreds of area households without water service due to nonpayment and additional fees. The Help2Others campaign will feature a day long telethon at the New Hanover County Government Center on Saturday, March 24. The idea behind the idea to televise a fundraising event was suggested by County Commissioner, Rick Catlin, who also serves on the board of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. “This isn’t just an economic issue for those residents who have found themselves in this situation,” Catlin said, “it’s a public health issue when you consider the numbers of children and elderly who […]

Gamecocks Open SEC Play, Hosting Arkansas

Gamecocks Open SEC Play, Hosting Arkansas

COLUMBIA, S.C. March 8, 2012 – South Carolina (16-6) returns to the familiar confines of historic Beckham Field for a six-game home stretch, opening with a three-game Southeastern Conference series against Arkansas (16-4, 0-2 SEC). Game times are set for 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, with Gametracker live stats and a live audio stream available at GamecocksOnline.com. Notes for March 8 Softball Stats 3/7 Recapping The Road Trip Returning home for the first time in seven games, the Gamecocks went 5-2 during their three-state, seven-game road swing. Twice, South Carolina run-ruled its foe, while the Garnet Black also capured two one-run wins in comeback fashion. The two losses came on the end of the trip […]

Zac Brown Band Adds Raleigh Date To Spring Tour!

Zac Brown Band Adds Raleigh Date To Spring Tour!

ZAC BROWN BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh Friday May 11 ZAC BROWN BAND will play TIME WARNER CABLE MUSIC PAVILION in RALEIGH on Friday, May 11. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 17 at 10am at LiveNation.com, The Hardee’s Thickburger Box Office at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Ticketmaster, select Walmart locations or charge by phone 800-745-3000. Lawn 4-packs available while supplies last. ### About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over […]

Statements from the University of North Carolina regarding the NCAA Committee on Infractions’ Report

Statements from the University of North Carolina regarding the NCAA Committee on Infractions’ Report

Statements from the University of North Carolina regarding the NCAA Committee on Infractions’ Report, March 12, 2012:   Chancellor Holden Thorp: “It’s been almost two years since this investigation began, so getting the NCAA ruling is a big step in moving forward. We approached this investigation the way that you would expect of Carolina – thoughtfully, thoroughly and with full cooperation – and that was the right thing to do.   We self-imposed a number of penalties in the fall that we thought were appropriate based on the facts in our case. The NCAA has given us additional penalties, and the sanctions are more severe than we expected. The ruling is disappointing for our new coaching staff and our student-athletes. […]