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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 […]

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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 […]

Cougars Fall On Road To North Division Leader UNCG, 78-63

Cougars Fall On Road To North Division Leader UNCG, 78-63

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Derell Armstrong scored a game-and career-high 30 points including 20 in the first half to lead North Division leader UNCG over College of Charleston, 78-63, in Southern Conference action held on Wednesday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. Armstrong scored the majority of the Spartans’ first-half points in which they forced the Cougars (16-11, 8-8) into 12 of their season-high tying 22 turnovers. UNCG (12-15, 10-5) played without the services of SoCon leading scorer Trevis Simpson, who did not play due to an injury to his toe. The Spartans have now won 10 of their last 11 games, while it was CofC’s first loss in four games under interim head coach Mark Byington. UNCG went into halftime with […]

New Hanover County 8th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

New Hanover County 8th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Special Olympics NEW HANOVER COUNTY THIS WEEKEND TAKE THE PLUNGE TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS! 8th ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE Saturday, February 18, 2012 Carolina Beach Boardwalk (adjacent to Courtyard by Marriott) Join us we take a chilly plunge in the Atlantic Ocean to benefit Special Olympics. It is an opportunity for the adventurous and the not so adventurous to have a great time and to support the New Hanover County Special Olympics program. You can plunge as an individual or as a member of a team. NO WETSUITS! 100% of proceeds go directly to benefit New Hanover County athletes, providing them with year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. […]

Bakieva and Gray Bring International Flavor to Lady Pirates

Bakieva and Gray Bring International Flavor to Lady Pirates

by Sam Hickman ECUPirates.com Greenville, NC Feb. 14, 2012 – Every first-year college student faces several challenges when dealing with the acclimation process – new classes, new teachers, new friends and new schedules. Athletes deal with even more difficulties trying to balance their unfamiliar environments with rigorous practice routines, study halls and daily workouts. For a pair of Lady Pirate tennis players, those burdens were even more demanding. Renata Bakieva and Dana Gray are first-year members of the East Carolina program, and while their teammates traveled within one time zone to extend their competitive careers, their respective journeys began overseas. Bakieva, who hails from St. Petersburg, Russia, enrolled last month, and Gray, a native of New Zealand, began school in […]

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VFW, Sport Clips Haircuts to Sponsor NASCAR Nationwide Series Event at Darlington Raceway

VFW, Sport Clips Haircuts to Sponsor NASCAR Nationwide Series Event at Darlington Raceway

VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 to honor America’s military heroes and their families   DARLINGTON, S.C. (February 15, 2012) – Longtime partners, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) and Sport Clips Haircuts, proudly announce the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Darlington Raceway on Friday, May 11, 2012.   The VFW and Sport Clips will use their NASCAR partnership to raise awareness about the struggles many military families are facing and the VFW’s mission to support active-duty military, veterans and their families.   Founded in 1899, the VFW is America’s largest major combat veterans’ organization. The VFW offers several assistance programs to lessen the burden on active-duty military, […]

Swansboro Rotary Club 33rd Annual Oyster Roast and Pig Out

Swansboro Rotary Club 33rd Annual Oyster Roast and Pig Out

Swansboro, NC – Swansboro Rotary Club has held the line on ticket prices for the club’s 33rd annual Oyster Roast and Pig-Out. The event will be March 17, 5-8 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance are $40 – the price has not been increased in the past four years. They allow entry to one of the club’s most popular fundraisers, an all-you-can-eat extravaganza that takes place indoors at the Rotary Civic Center in Swansboro. Machine Gun, a popular and well-known variety band from Wilmington, will provide musical entertainment. Diners are reminded to bring an oyster knife and a glove. In addition to oysters, the menu includes roasted pig, fried fish, clam chowder, hot dogs with chili, cole slaw, hush puppies, condiments […]