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Vliegen Earns First Individual ITA Ranking At ECU

Vliegen Earns First Individual ITA Ranking At ECU

GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina sophomore Joran Vliegen earned some individual recognition this week as he became the first player in school history to enter the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men’s Division I National Singles Rankings. Vliegen is ranked 105 in the latest compilation. He has posted a 6-2 overall singles record this season, playing seven of his at matches at the No. 1 position. Among his victories is a come-from-behind triumph over Memphis’ David O’Hare (3-6, 6-2, 11-9), who was ranked 50th at the time of their match. Each of his two losses came in three sets, while five of his victories were in straight sets. Vliegen has won six matches in a row since dropping his first two […]

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Walter “Bev Per-Two” Dalton Announces Run for NCGOV

Walter “Bev Per-Two” Dalton Announces Run for NCGOV

Doubles Down on “Per-Two” reputation RALEIGH, NC – NCGOP Spokesman Rob Lockwood had this to say, “This morning, the number-two man in Governor Perdue’s Administration made it official: he’s running for Governor. Not only that, but “Per-two” has made it clear through his early statements that he would want his administration to serve as the sequel to Perdue’s tenure in office. We can fairly state this, because “Per-Two” has yet to show any distinguishable difference or disagreement between himself and Perdue, so he is fighting hard to keep his nickname.”   Perdue/Dalton Platform on Major Issues: 1.) Both support the 15% increase on the sales tax on all North Carolina families “I don’t look at that as Governor Perdue’s sales […]

Pirates Conclude Season With Third-Place Finish At C-USA Championships

Pirates Conclude Season With Third-Place Finish At C-USA Championships

HOUSTON Feb. 18, 2012 — The East Carolina women’s swimming and diving team concluded its season Saturday with a third-place finish at the 2012 Conference USA Championships. The Pirates (690.5) finished 125.50 points behind champion SMU (816) and 27.5 points back of second-place Rice (718). C-USA Swimming and Diving Championship Day 4 Results Freshman Megan Rossi earned all-conference honors by finishing third in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:45.21. Senior Caitlin Marsilli and freshman Lauren Chew also participated in the finals of the event and finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Senior diver Kaite Yamomoto earned a fourth-place finish on the platform in her final conference championship meet. Likewise, senior Meghan Coyne placed seventh with sophomore Taylor Edwards and junior […]

NC-DEM GOV Candidate Faison Hides from “Sales Tax” Pitch in TV Spot

NC-DEM GOV Candidate Faison Hides from “Sales Tax” Pitch in TV Spot

RALEIGH, NC – NCGOP Spokesman Rob Lockwood on Bill Faison’s first TV ad, “Bill Faison is the first candidate in the North Carolina Democratic Governor’s race to be up on television promoting a 15% sales-tax increase on every family in North Carolina. When amongst liberal supporters Faison doesn’t shy away from talking about his preferred new tax, but in this new ad he noticeably forgot to mention the core tenet of his ‘jobs plan.’ It would be interesting to see if the Occupy Movement that Faison frequently speaks with embraces his idea to tax everybody in North Carolina. If Faison is the nominee, it would also be interesting to see if President Obama thinks that raising taxes on every person […]

Coastal Consumer Showcase – March 8th

Coastal Consumer Showcase – March 8th

SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND, NC — The 2nd Annual Coastal Consumer Showcase –“Highlighting the Best in Local Products & Services” will be held on Thursday, March 8th from 4pm-8pm in the St. James Community Center. This exciting event gives residents of the Southport-Oak Island area and Brunswick County a chance to become acquainted with a sample of the variety of products and services our area business community offer. Admission will be free. There will be over $2,000 worth of prizes given away. One ticket will be available FREE for anyone attending with additional tickets for sale.   The Coastal Consumer Showcase is sponsored by Al Fulford HVAC, BEMC & Carillon Assisted Living. Over 43 businesses will be participating including: 3 Cheers Party […]

Fayetteville Native Serves Union Army

Fayetteville Native Serves Union Army

FAYETTEVILLE – On March 1 at 7:00 pm, the Museum of the Cape Fear will sponsor a presentation about native son Alexander McRae, a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War. Long-time museum volunteer, Paul Peeples, will provide the presentation. Peeples’ presentation will include a brief history of the 1862 New Mexico Campaign and the Battle of Valverde, New Mexico Territory, where McRae was killed on February 21, 1862, 150 years ago. A southern-born Union officer and battles in the Western Theater are not typical discussions for North Carolinians, yet timely for the Civil War 150th commemoration. The Battle of Valverde took place along the banks of the Rio Grande, the first engagement in the far west of […]

Fieldhouse, Lewis Drive Pirates Past Hofstra

Fieldhouse, Lewis Drive Pirates Past Hofstra

GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 20, 2012 – East Carolina held on for a 4-3 victory over Hofstra Monday evening and ended the season-opening home stand with a 5-3 record. The Pride scored twice in the top of the seventh and had two runners on when the final out was recorded. Pirate sophomores Alex Fieldhouse and Jordan Lewis combined for four hits, two runs batted in and one scored to pace the offense while freshman pitcher Sarah Christian improved to 4-1. Box Score | Box Score in PDF Format Watch Highlights | Live Chat Replay Christian tossed the first four innings and came back in for the final three outs to earn the victory. She allowed six hits and did not walk a […]

Researching Your Civil War Ancestors

Researching Your Civil War Ancestors

DURHAM — The Duke Homestead State Historic Site and the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society can help you go back 150 years on the family tree.  They will offer the free workshop “Researching Your Civil War Ancestors” on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2-4 p.m., as part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial observance. There will be sessions on the use of Union, Confederate and other readily available records to trace your ancestors.  QA will follow each class, and handouts will be available.  Registration is not required and seating is on a first come-first served basis. The mission of Duke Homestead State Historic Site is to preserve and interpret the history of the Washington Duke homestead and the North Carolina tobacco industry. For information call […]

Raleigh Amphitheater will host An Evening with CAKE on April 15

Raleigh Amphitheater will host An Evening with CAKE on April 15

AN EVENING WITH CAKE RALEIGH AMPHITHEATER APRIL 15, 2012 Raleigh Amphitheater will host An Evening with CAKE on April 15.   Tickets go on sale Friday, February 24 at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Hardee’s Thickburger Box Office at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, the Progress Energy Center Box office, Ticketmaster or charge by phone 800-745-3000.   This show is produced by Live Nation.   For more information go to www.LiveNation.com.     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 […]

2012 Baseball Preview: Infield

2012 Baseball Preview: Infield

Feb. 15, 2012 By Sam Hickman ECUPirates.com Infield If the Pirates can take any consolation in losing one of the best casts of pitchers in the program’s history, it lies in the return of eight positional starters from a year ago. However, the single piece East Carolina is left with replacing is Trent Whitehead. The center fielder, who chased down fly balls in center field for the last four years, played his final out in a Pirate uniform in last season’s Regional Final loss at Virginia. While the gaping hole left in center field and the leadoff spot will be tough to fill, the infield remains intact and possesses several weapons heading into the 2012 campaign. Arguably, the most integral […]