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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. […]

North Carolina Symphony Takes a “Carmen Fantasy” to New Bern and Chapel Hill

North Carolina Symphony Takes a “Carmen Fantasy” to New Bern and Chapel Hill

Sarah Hicks Conducts, March 24-25 CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Musical influences from Spanish, French and Russian culture are the focus of North Carolina Symphony performances later this month, when Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks leads 14-year-old violin phenom Sein An and the orchestra in “Carmen Fantasy.” These lively and flavorful concerts begin at New Bern Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern, N.C., on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Philip Evancho of Craven Community College will present a pre-concert talk on the program on the second floor of the Convention Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. The concerts continue at Memorial Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus on Sunday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m., where Dr. Letita Glozer of UNC-Chapel Hill will present a […]

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 […]