North Carolina

North Carolina concerts, sports and recreational events.

Skinner Named Triangle’s Sports Person of the Year

Skinner Named Triangle’s Sports Person of the Year

RALEIGH, NC – The Greater Raleigh Sports Council tonight announced that Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner has been named Capitol Broadcasting Company Sports Person of the Year. Skinner received the honor at the organization’s annual Evening of Champions event, held tonight at the RBC Center. Skinner, 19, became the first player in Carolina’s franchise history to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 2010-11, ranking first among league rookies in points (63), second in assists (32) and third in goals (31). The Markham, Ont., native was tied for second among NHL rookies in power-play assists (12) and power-play points (18), and trailed only Eric Staal among Hurricanes skaters in goals and points. Skinner (5’11”, 193 lbs.) scored […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
Pirates Head To The Sunshine State To Battle UCF

Pirates Head To The Sunshine State To Battle UCF

Feb. 17, 2012 vs.    East Carolina vs. UCF Feb. 18, 2012 | 7 p.m. EST Orlando, Fla.. TV: Bright House Sports Network/CSS Watch | Live Stats | Game Notes | Tickets | Gameday Central MEDIA INFORMATION Date Feb. 18, 2012 Location Orlando, Fla. Tickets Online Ticket Center TV Bright House Sports Network/CSS Live Video ECU All-Access  Radio Pirate IMG Sports Network Live Stats Gametracker Game Notes East Carolina Twitter @ECUPirateHoops EAST CAROLINA PIRATES Record 12-12, 3-8 C-USA Last Game Lost to Marshall, 78-68 Head Coach Jeff Lebo (North Carolina, 1989) Career: 241-184 (13th season) ECU Record: 30-28 (2nd season) UCF Knights Record 18-7, 7-3 C-USA Last Game Lost at Southern Miss, 78-74 Head Coach Donnie Jones (Pikeville, 1988) Career […]

Pirates Power Past Cougars, 83-77

Pirates Power Past Cougars, 83-77

GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 16, 2012 – East Carolina led for the majority of Thursday night’s contest against Houston and used an offensive outburst to post an 83-77 win over the Cougars at Minges Coliseum, the team’s second consecutive triumph. The Pirates are now 8-17 overall and 2-10 in Conference USA play while Houston drops to 2-22 and 1-11. Box Score East Carolina 83, Houston 77 | Post-Game Interviews and Highlights The 83 points scored are the second most for ECU this season and the highest in league games. The Pirates recorded a campaign second-best 21 assists on 28 baskets with Celeste Stewart handing out seven of the helpers against just two turnovers in her 32 minutes played. Additionally, East Carolina hit […]

Canes to Host USO of North Carolina Military Drive

Canes to Host USO of North Carolina Military Drive

RALEIGH, NC– Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will hold a drive to collect supplies to benefit the USO of North Carolina. Fans donating at least one item will receive a buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) ticket voucher for the Feb. 28 game against the Nashville Predators. Vouchers can be redeemed until game time on Feb. 28 for most price categories in the arena, subject to availability and restriction. Donations for the USO of North Carolina can be placed in one of the bins located at the VIP Entrance of the RBC Center from Feb. 20 until game time on Feb. 28. Items needed include travel size toiletry items, […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
Hammerheads Sign Two Former NY Red Bull players to their 2012 Squad

Hammerheads Sign Two Former NY Red Bull players to their 2012 Squad

Wilmington, North Carolina February 16, 2012 – The Wilmington Hammerheads formally announce the signing of two former New York Red Bull players to their 2012 squad, Defender Tyler Lassiter and Goalkeeper Alex Horwath, pending USSF approval. Lassiter, a Wake Forest, N.C. native, was drafted by the Red Bulls in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. Lassiter made his debut for the Red Bulls on June 28, 2011, in a 2-1 victory over FC New York in the US Open Cup. Two months later on August 30, New York announced that Lassiter had been loaned to the Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League where he played alongside former Hammerheads standout Gareth Evans. Twenty-two-year-old Lassiter said, “I’m excited […]

Posted in: Events, Soccer, Wilmington NC
N.C. Museum of Art Schedule for March 2012

N.C. Museum of Art Schedule for March 2012

Tours “Explore the Collection” Tuesdays–Fridays, 1:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm Free; no reservations necessary. A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. Meet at West Building Information Desk. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. “Meet Your Museum” Tours Fridays, 6 pm and 7 pm Saturdays, 11 am, noon, 2 pm, and 3 pm Sundays, 2 pm and 3 pm Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at East Building Information Desk. Guided tour introduces visitors to the Museum buildings, Plaza, and related works of art.  “Storytelling in the Galleries” Weekend Family-Friendly Tours Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 am Free; sign up that day; first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk. Half-hour tours for kids age […]

ECU Hosts Houston Searching For Second-Straight Win

ECU Hosts Houston Searching For Second-Straight Win

Greenville, NC – Houston head coach Todd Buchanan served as an assistant coach for East Carolina from 1998-2000. THE SERIES: HOUSTON East Carolina and Houston meet for the 11th time in a series that began in 2002. The Cougars have dominated the series by a 9-1 count and won the first eight games before the Pirates picked up an overtime win in Houston on Jan. 15, 2010. ON THEIR WAY TO SEE THE PIRATES PLAY The crowd of 3,258 that witnessed the win over Marshall represents the fifth-largest in program history. A throng of 4,500 people, the most to ever watch a women’s basketball game at East Carolina showed up on a snowy evening in 1981 as ECU fell to […]

Sharks To Host Team USA

Sharks To Host Team USA

Wilmington, NC; February 15, 2012 – The Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League (CPL) announced they will host Team USA this summer at Buck Hardee Field.   USA Collegiate National Team will make a stop in Wilmington on Tuesday, June 26.  Game time is scheduled for 7:05 PM with the gates to open at 6:00 PM.  The Sharks are one of four CPL teams that will host Team USA this coming summer.  Fayetteville SwampDogs, Morehead City Marlins and Forest City Owls will be the only other teams in the League that will take on Team USA.   “I am very happy to announce that the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team will be returning to play teams in the Coastal […]

East Carolina Drops Home Opener To Elon, 6-1

East Carolina Drops Home Opener To Elon, 6-1

GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 15, 2012 – Elon used a doubles point and five decisive singles wins to post a 6-1 non-conference victory over East Carolina at the ECU Tennis Complex Wednesday afternoon and spoil the Lady Pirates’ home opener. With the victory, the Phoenix improved to 4-2 while ECU dropped to 2-5. Elon took an early 1-0 advantage after winning two of three doubles bouts. Frida Jansaker and Jordan Johnston blanked Danielle Terpko and Yilian Zhang by an 8-0 count at No. 1 before Bryn Khoury and Viviana Stavreva knocked off Dana Gray and Neena Wanko 8-5 to clinch the opening point. East Carolina used an 8-3 victory by Renata Bakieva and Natalie Collins over Briana Berne and Maria Camara Ruiz […]

Posted in: Events, Greenville NC, Tennis
Tar Heels Have Solid First Day At ACC Championships

Tar Heels Have Solid First Day At ACC Championships

UNC finishes second in both relay events.   CHRISTIANSBURG, VA.— The University of North Carolina women’s swimming and diving team turned in a pair of solid relay performances on the opening day of the 2012 ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Christiansburg Aquatics Center. UNC came within a half second of breaking the school record in the 800-yard freestyle relay and ranks second in the team standings after day one.   Carolina started off the night with a runner-up finish in the 200-yard medley relay. UNC placed second in an NCAA “B” qualifying time of 1:39.64. Virginia won the championship in the event and Miami finished third. The UNC relay dropped nearly two seconds off its seed time […]