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Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine Begins Annual Photo Competition

Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine Begins Annual Photo Competition

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 21, 2012) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold the eighth annual Wildlife in North Carolina photo competition, with entries accepted from June 1 until Sept. 1, 2012. This year, rules require entrants to be either a current magazine subscriber or younger than 18. “Last year, nearly 1,000 photographers entered more than 4,000 outdoor images,” said Jim Wilson, editor of Wildlife in North Carolina. “To have the budget to hold such a large-scale photo competition necessitated implementing the new entry policy. Considering a one-year subscription is only $12, entering the competition is still quite reasonable.” Photos will be judged in 10 categories: * Birds * Mammals * Reptiles and Amphibians * Invertebrates * Wild Landscapes * […]

National Trails Day Event In Wilmington North Carolina

National Trails Day Event In Wilmington North Carolina

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY EVENT June 2, 2012 10 a.m. – 12 noon Greenfield Lake @ adjacent to the Boathouse National Trails Day is June 2, 2012. Each year events are held to help promote awareness of the wide variety of benefits that trails provide, to encourage people to discover their local trails, to raise awareness of trail issues, and to instill excitement for the outdoors. Locally, a National Trails Day event will take place at Greenfield Lake and will include a variety of activities including:   · Free Nature Hikes · Free Kayak Demos · Discounted Paddleboat Rentals Complete the Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a new bike, Hammerheads tickets, or free Ritas Italian Ice. For Scavenger Hunt […]

Softball Announces Summer Camp Dates

Softball Announces Summer Camp Dates

GREENVILLE, N.C. May 21, 2012 – The East Carolina softball program will host three skills camps this summer, according to an announcement by the team Monday. Each session will be conducted inside the ECU Softball Stadium and feature instruction provided by the Pirate coaching staff as well as selected current and former players. 2012 Summer Camps The first camp is scheduled for July 17-19 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and is designed for players entering, or already in, high school. The All Skills Camp will focus on fine tuning and advancing the skills of the game – hitting, defense, base running, strategy and more. From July 24-26, the Pint Size Pirate Camp (9:00 – 11:00 a.m.) and Intermediate Camp […]

College of Charleston Releases 2012 Volleyball Schedule

College of Charleston Releases 2012 Volleyball Schedule

CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston head volleyball coach Jason Kepner has released the 2012 indoor schedule. With four tournaments and a trip to Kansas, this year’s schedule will feature high-level volleyball as the Cougars look to make yet another run at a Southern Conference championship. College of Charleston 2012 Volleyball Schedule (PDF)   The Cougars will open the season with two home tournaments at TD Arena. The first tourney will feature Sacramento State, Jacksonville and N.C. State on August 24-25. The following weekend, the Cougars will welcome North Florida, Memphis and the Serbian National team to Charleston.   College of Charleston will then travel to Kansas for a homecoming trip for senior Kelly Kolich. The Cougars will face off […]

Canes, Blanchard Agree to Terms on Two-Year Deal

Canes, Blanchard Agree to Terms on Two-Year Deal

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Director of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Nicolas Blanchard on a two-year, two-way contract. The deal will play Blanchard $525,000 per season at the NHL level, or $105,000 per season at the minor-league level, with a guarantee of $125,000 per season. “Nicolas is a physical and reliable forward who continues to develop his game,” said Francis. “He has been a leader on and off the ice, and is well respected by his teammates and coaches.” Blanchard, 24, completed his fifth full professional season in 2011-12, scoring nine goals, earning 12 assists (21 points) and accumulating 103 penalty minutes in 68 […]

Sorry For Party Rocking Tour Featuring LMFAO And The Party Rock Crew

Sorry For Party Rocking Tour Featuring LMFAO And The Party Rock Crew

REDFOO AND CHERRYTREE PRESENT: SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING TOUR FEATURING LMFAO AND THE PARTY ROCK CREW AND SPECIAL GUESTS BOJANGLES’ COLISEUM – JUNE 19 SPECIAL $25* TICKETS ON SALE NOW   Charlotte, NC – They shared the stage with Madonna at the Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime show, now LMFAO is ready to take their party rock anthems on the road as Redfoo and Cherrytree Present: Sorry for Party Rocking Tour Featuring LMFAO and the Party Rock Crew and Special Guests Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simmons and Natalia Kills.   Tickets for the Charlotte Bojangles’ Coliseum concert on June 19 are now just $25* and are on sale at livenation.com, the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office, Ticketmaster, […]

13th Annual NC Seafood Festival Scholarship Superball Challenge Tournament Winners Presented by U.S. Cellular

13th Annual NC Seafood Festival Scholarship Superball Challenge Tournament Winners Presented by U.S. Cellular

Sponsored by Chick-Fil-A of Morehead City Hole in One – Sponsored by Make Toler Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Pepsi, Coke, WITN, and Costal Beverage   Morehead City, NC – Dozens came out for a fun afternoon of golfing and fellowship at the 13th Annual NC Seafood Festival Superball Challenge while supporting the North Carolina Seafood Festival Scholarship Program which took place on Thursday, May 3 with proceeds going towards five – $1,000.00 scholarships for Carteret County Public School seniors.   Money raised from the event will go to awarding seven deserving students whose families are employed in the fishing industry or for students pursuing and education in the Marine Science Field or Tourism Field. Five $1,000 scholarships for Carteret County High […]

Light Air Wavesailing, Is it the New Thing?!

Light Air Wavesailing, Is it the New Thing?!

The introduction of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boarding a few years ago enabled a new brand of enjoyment in the ocean as well as flat water. Similar to kiteboarding’s introduction a number of years earlier, both sports blossomed as new and, in many respects, “easier” introductions into active water sports. Over the past year or so, Light Air Wavesailing has hit the market and offers a new and easy method to catch waves with a windsurfing rig in hand. I have been a strong supporter of Light Air Wavesailing since my initial experiences with the AHD SeaLion during late summer 2010 and all of 2011.  Blending an aggressive light air board design with a medium sized windsurfing sail has offered […]

Purchase Your Fishing License Before Heading to the Beach

Purchase Your Fishing License Before Heading to the Beach

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 18, 2012) – With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding beach-bound anglers to purchase their saltwater fishing licenses before leaving home. Anglers can purchase licenses online, www.ncwildlife.org, or they can visit a local wildlife service agent, most of which are located in bait-and-tackle shops, hunting and sporting goods stores and larger chain stores. They also can call the Wildlife Resources Commission at 1-888-248-6834 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Anglers with smartphones, tablets or other portable devices can now purchase licenses using the Commission’s new mobile site<http://www.ncwildlife.org/News/NewsArticle/tabid/416/IndexID/7882/Default.aspx>, which is designed specifically for small screens and touch technology. Users simply access the Commission’s full website, which then […]

Cougars Defeat UNCG, 10-4, Win Share Of SoCon Regular Season Championship

Cougars Defeat UNCG, 10-4, Win Share Of SoCon Regular Season Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Matt Pegler put together a quality start and the CofC offense tallied 12 hits to lead the Cougars to a 10-4 win over UNCG to finish the 2012 regular season. The Cougars’ win, combined with an Appalachian State loss, gave College of Charleston a share of the 2012 SoCon Regular Season title, the program’s first since 2007. College of Charleston (37-18, 21-9) will head to next week’s Southern Conference tournament as the second seed as Appalachian State holds the tiebreaker. The Cougars will play seventh-seed The Citadel at 10 a.m. on the first day of the tournament. Pegler (9-2) went 6.0 innings, allowing just three hits and two runs while walking just one batter and striking out […]

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