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Commissioners Name Coudriet as Next County Manager

Commissioners Name Coudriet as Next County Manager

New Hanover County – Today, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners named new county manager, selecting experienced Assistant County Manager Chris Coudriet to succeed Bruce Shell. Coudriet brings to the position almost twenty years of public administration experience, with more than a decade as a county manager in North Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from East Carolina University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Coudriet and his wife, Leigh, have two children: Montgomery, daughter age 10, and Silas, a son age 8. Coudriet has served as Assistant County Manager since he was hired in 2008, and oversees the following departments: Development Services, […]

Marlins Continue to Shape Pitching Staff

Marlins Continue to Shape Pitching Staff

Morehead City, N.C. – The Morehead City Marlins are pleased to announce the addition of two right-handed pitchers to the roster for the 2012 season. Matt Ogden (pictured left) and David Lucroy (pictured right), both of whom were drafted in Major League Baseball’s 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of high school, will be spending the summer in Morehead City. Ogden, a freshman pitcher at the University of Michigan, was originally drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 24th round of the 2011 draft after being named the Colorado High School Pitcher of the Year. The 6-3 right-hander from Aurora, Colorado has appeared in four games for the Wolverines this season, and has allowed just seven hits and has struck out […]

David Skinns Takes Cutter Creek Lead

David Skinns Takes Cutter Creek Lead

Mark Silvers, Joseph Ida T2, 2 back Snow Hill, N.C. – March 30, 2012 – David Skinns of Lincoln, England, shot a 2-under 70 in the third round of the Cutter Creek Golf Classic presented by Bojangles to inch away from the field in the NGA Pro Golf Tour event.   Skinns, a former University of Tennessee stalwart, carded four birdies and two bogeys on Friday to move to 7-under par for the tournament and two shots clear of Mark Silvers and Joseph Ida. If Skinns can hold the lead on Saturday, the victory would be the fifth career title for the 2008 NGA Tour Player of the Year and his second in the last 10 months.   “It was […]

Former JuCo Teammates Seeking To Fill Secondary Voids

Former JuCo Teammates Seeking To Fill Secondary Voids

March 29, 2012 by Sam Hickman ECUPirates.com Despite attending schools less than 15 miles apart, Adonis Armstrong and Godfrey Thompson didn’t know each other until the final year of their prep careers. Fast forward three years and you’d be hard-pressed to find one without the other. After graduation from high school, both went on to play football at Hinds Community College – a junior college in Raymond, Mississippi, located just outside the state capital of Jackson. Shortly thereafter, they formed an impenetrable bond. When the coaches needed Armstrong, they tracked down Thompson. And if they couldn’t locate Thompson? Somebody call Adonis. I need to speak with Godfrey. “We became best friends,” Thompson said – a statement verified by Armstrong as […]

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort April-May Calendar

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort April-May Calendar

-ONGOING- Temporary Exhibit: “Watched by Sound and Sea: Occupied Beaufort, 1862” Learn how the Civil War transformed a quiet coastal town into a hub of Union naval activity. On display now. Sailing Lessons By appointment only, call for prices and details. Learn how to sail! Pick from traditional boat handling, adult, or family sailing lessons. $70-$210. Museum members receive a 10% discount. Call (252) 728-2762. -APRIL- Brown Bag Gam: “Diamond Lady, The Cape Lookout Lighthouse” Wednesday, April 11, noon Pack a snack and meet at the Museum during your lunch hour for a free informal presentation. “The Diamond Lady” has stood watch over her section of the North Carolina coast for generations without batting an eyelash.  She has watched fisherman, […]

Dare County High Schools Open Art Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Dare County High Schools Open Art Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park

ROANOKE ISLAND – Join Roanoke Island Festival Park in celebrating the art of Dare County high school students at their annual show April 4- 28 in the Art Gallery. High schools participating include First Flight, Cape Hatteras and Manteo. Students from the three schools will showcase work, which includes student assignments as well as individual creations. An opening reception will be held on April 20 from 6-8 p.m. Both events are free. Hours are Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ( except for April 21.) The student’s art and crafts come in a wide variety of mediums including painting, drawing, collage and mixed media, woodwork, fiber art, stained glass and photography. Generally […]

ECU Earns Shortened 4-0 Victory Over Davidson

ECU Earns Shortened 4-0 Victory Over Davidson

GREENVILLE, N.C. March 24, 2012 – East Carolina used three straight-set singles wins and an abbreviated doubles sweep to record a 4-0 non-conference victory over Davidson Saturday morning at the ECU Indoor Facility. The Lady Pirates (7-11) quickly extended a 1-0 lead after doubles play by capturing three singles matches in convincing fashion. Neena Wanko and Renata Bakieva cruised to 6-0, 6-1 and 6-4, 6-1 wins over Katharine Dicconson and Nisha Crouser at the No. 3 and No. 2 positions, respectively. Yilian Zhang followed with a 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Catherine Wood at No. 4 to clinch the team triumph. Danielle Terpko and Zhang led 1-0 in a No. 1 doubles meeting against Stephani Synn and Crouser before the Davidson […]

No. 19 UCF Takes Series From No. 25 ECU, 10-6

No. 19 UCF Takes Series From No. 25 ECU, 10-6

ORLANDO, Fla. March 24, 2012 – Alex Friedrich posted a team-best four hits and was one of three players to belt home runs as No. 19 UCF (19-5, 2-0) claimed the opening weekend series from No. 25 East Carolina (15-7, 0-2) Saturday afternoon at Jay Bergman Field, 10-6. Box Score l Live Chat Replay Trailing 6-5 going to the bottom of the fifth, Friedrich and Ryan Breen each belted solo home runs putting UCF up 7-6, a lead they would not relinquish. The Knights would tack on an additional run in the seventh and a pair in the eighth for a 10-6 victory. For the second-straight day, the Pirates got on the board early scoring four runs in the second […]

Sunday’s ECU-UCF Game to Air Nationally on Fox Sports Net

Sunday’s ECU-UCF Game to Air Nationally on Fox Sports Net

ORLANDO, Fla. March 24, 2012 – When No. 25 East Carolina (15-7, 0-2) and No. 19 UCF (19-5, 2-0) meet Sunday afternoon for the final game of the Conference USA opening series, the contest will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net. First pitch from Jay Bergman Field at the UCF baseball complex is at 1 p.m. (EST). In the North Carolina, the game will air on Fox Sports South. Here is the list of additional live clearances: Fox Sports Arizona Fox Sports Detroit Fox Sports Houston Fox Sports Ohio Fox Sports South Fox Sports Southwest Prime Ticket Comcast Mid-Atlantic ROOT Sports (Pittsburgh) ROOT Sports (Rocky Mountain) Te game will also air later on: Fox Sports Houston (Monday, 1 a.m. […]

Pirates Go For Sweep Sunday

Pirates Go For Sweep Sunday

March 24, 2012 at     East Carolina Game 30: UTEP Sunday, March 25 | 12:00 p.m. ET Greenville, N.C. (ECU Softball Stadium) Watch Live | Gametracker | Live Chat | Mobile Live Chat EAST CAROLINA PIRATES Record 12-17, 2-3 C-USA Game Notes East Carolina Notes Statistics 2012 Stats UTEP MINERS Record 12-20, 2-6 C-USA Statistics 2012 Stats PIRATE SOFTBALL CENTRAL Gameday Central 2012 Fact Book 2012 Roster C-USA Softball NCAA Softball GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina (12-17, 2-3 C-USA) goes for its first sweep of the Conference USA season Sunday with a 12:00 p.m. contest against UTEP (12-20, 2-6 C-USA). Saturday, the Pirates topped the Miners twice, recording a 12-4 victory in five innings and using three runs in […]

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