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Spring is Here, Or Has Winter Never Arrived?!

Spring is Here, Or Has Winter Never Arrived?!

We may be in the “winter” months; however the weather and air/water temps have remained “mid-March”-like since December 2011!  What a contrast to the winter of 2011 where we were locked in a deep freeze starting Dec 1, 2010 and thawing around late March 2011.  This year however, has been a complete opposite, and for the windsurfing opportunities, it has been fantastic! Andy down at Wind-NC has been catching most of it, keeping his game on par for the upcoming regular season.  Weekend warriors have been here to hit it, while some of the local crew have been off the water due to injuries as well as “little dudes” maintenance.  Now that March is here though, we begin the true […]

Posted in: OBX Outer Banks NC
Get Yourself One of These, SeaLion 2012!

Get Yourself One of These, SeaLion 2012!

The 2012 Hatteras windsurfing season is about to kick off!  Actually, given the mild winter, for some it really never ended between 2011 and 2012.  Though, as northern locations in New England and Canada remain frozen, the trek will begin soon to find warm weather and water here on the OBX. A hot ticket phenomenon last year was wavesailing SUPs to take advantage of light air surf conditions.  A leader in that arena is the AHD Sealion for its aggressive shape and agility on a wave when winds are below 10 knots.  I had a TON of fun last summer riding the Lion in everything from knee high outside nuggets, to logo high bombs kicked up by tropical action.  In […]

Posted in: OBX Outer Banks NC
Tar Heels Come Away With In 4-2 Victory

Tar Heels Come Away With In 4-2 Victory

Seniors Suzanne Riggs And Priscilla Velasquez Hit Home Runs CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – In the first meeting between rivals East Carolina and North Carolina since 2009, the Tar Heels (18-7) got the upper hand with a 4-2 victory over the Pirates (10-14) Tuesday afternoon at Anderson Stadium. The game’s only runs were via home runs as UNC’s Constance Orr and Logan Foulks each hit a two-run home run and ECU seniors Suzanne Riggs and Priscilla Velasquez hit solo shots. North Carolina pitcher Lori Spingola struck out nine, five looking, in the complete-game effort.   Freshman Sarah Christian (8-8) suffered the loss for the Pirates, surrendering five hits, three in the bottom of the second inning and two in the sixth. […]

Where are Dalton, Etheridge, and Faison on Jobs?

Where are Dalton, Etheridge, and Faison on Jobs?

RALEIGH, NC March 13th 2012– Today’s Employment Security Commission report showed that unemployment in North Carolina is 10.2%.   NCGOP Executive Director Scott Laster had this to say, “With unemployment in North Carolina remaining nearly two points higher than the national average, it’s clear that North Carolina needs a Governor with a real jobs plan.   The News and Observer reports that Governor Perdue snuck out of the state unannounced to learn more about “fracking.” After three years of wavering on the issue, has Perdue decided to embrace its potential to create jobs now that she doesn’t have to deal with the political blowback from her liberal supporters? Those same supporters who, “… (environmental advocates) have championed her veto of […]

“Last Summer On Earth” Tour Comes to Raleigh and Charlotte

“Last Summer On Earth” Tour Comes to Raleigh and Charlotte

“LAST SUMMER ON EARTH” TOUR FEATURING: BARENAKED LADIES BLUES TRAVELER BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS CRACKER Raleigh Amphitheater – July 12 Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte – Friday, July 13 Multi-platinum pop rock group the BARENAKED LADIES have announced their “Last Summer On Earth,” a freewheeling road show featuring BLUES TRAVELER, BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS and CRACKER. Launching July 6th at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre in Toledo, OH, the much-anticipated tour will hit more than 30 arenas and amphitheaters across the country, with tickets going on sale at Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com “Last Summer On Earth” Tour featuring Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker will play Raleigh Amphitheater on July 12 […]

Visions Film Festival & Conference Hosts Award-Winning Student Filmmakers and Film Scholars March 30

Visions Film Festival & Conference Hosts Award-Winning Student Filmmakers and Film Scholars March 30

Wilmington, N.C. – In its second year, the Visions Film Festival & Conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will continue the tradition it established in 2011 of bringing the finest student talents in filmmaking and film studies research to North Carolina. Planned, organized and run by undergraduate students, Visions will bring to Wilmington scholarly works and well-crafted films from the next generation of academic and industry leaders from around the globe.   Filmmaker Javi Zubizarreta, writer and director of “Zuretzako” and the 2010 recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation’s Undergraduate Scholarship Cary Grant Award, will kick off this year’s festival with a keynote address on Friday, March 30 at 9 a.m. in Lumina Theater in the Fisher Student […]

Seven UNC Student-Athletes Headed To NCAA Championships

Seven UNC Student-Athletes Headed To NCAA Championships

Carolina will take largest contingent from ACC to this year’s meet. CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–Seven student-athletes from the University of North Carolina men’s swimming and diving team, the largest cadre of any Atlantic Coast Conference school, have been invited to compete in the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships to be held in Federal Way, Wash. on March 22-24. The NCAA proffered the invitations on Wednesday afternoon. Coach Rich DeSelm’s Tar Heels have been 15th in 2010 and 14th in 2011 at the NCAA Championships. Those are the best back to back finishes for UNC teams since the 1960s. He will lead another deep and talented contingent to Federal Way with him later this month. Receiving invitations were […]

Battery partners with Ticketfly

Battery partners with Ticketfly

Charleston Battery single game tickets on sale Friday at 9 AM   Charleston, SC – Single game tickets for the upcoming Charleston Battery USL PRO season will go on sale this Friday, March 9 at 10 AM.  The Charleston Battery 2012 Home Opener versus the Richmond Kickers is set for Saturday, April 14 at Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island, SC; gates open at 6 PM – kick off 7:30 PM.  Single game tickets start at just $10; to purchase tickets or for more information visit www.charlestonbattery.com or call 877-435-9849.   The Battery plays a 24 game USL PRO regular season and will also compete in the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.   2012 is the Charleston Battery’s 20th anniversary season […]

Two Hawks Land in Fayetteville for 2012 Summer

Two Hawks Land in Fayetteville for 2012 Summer

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs are pleased to welcome a pair of left-handed pitchers from Monmouth University into the fold for the 2012 campaign. Sophomore Stephen Fry and junior Danny Smith will add a southpaw presence to the pitching staff this summer. Frey posted an impressive 3-0 record and a 2.55 ERA last season for the Hawks, fanning 12 batters in 17.2 innings of work. The 6-0, 170-pound Washingtonville, NY native also recorded one save in 13 appearances. He has made two starts so far this spring, sporting a 1-1 record with two starts in three appearances. Frey was an Under Armour All-American in 2009 and 2010 at Washingtonville High School, and also lettered in ice hockey during his […]

Marlins Welcome Back Four Players

Marlins Welcome Back Four Players

Morehead City, N.C. – As opening day is just two and a half months away, the Marlins are happy to announce the return of four players to the organization. Dario Santangelo, Aaron Stull, Drew Woodall and Corey Bass are all making their return to Morehead City for the second time around. Dario Santangelo, a pitcher from East Carolina University, will take the mound again for the Marlins after posting a 3-5 record with a 5.04 ERA in nine appearances with the club last season. In 50 innings of work, the righty allowed just 42 hits and struck out 42 batters. Currently as a redshirt freshman for the Pirates, he has thrown three innings, striking out five batters in the process. […]