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BMW of North America Announces Best Dealership Awards

BMW of North America Announces Best Dealership Awards

31 BMW dealers honored as Centers of Excellence Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 7, 2012… BMW of North America, LLC today announced its annual Center of Excellence honors, awarded to the top performing dealerships in the U.S.  Thirty-one of the 339 BMW dealers nationwide achieved “2012 Center of Excellence” status based on their 2011 performance in customer satisfaction, outstanding brand representation, operational excellence and profitability. “BMW customers have high expectations of their vehicle and their dealer,” said Peter Miles, BMW of North America Executive VP of Operations.  “It takes extraordinary and consistent effort to attain the level of a COE dealership.” The BMW Group continues to lead the automotive industry as the number one premium auto manufacturer in the world […]

Obama Stumps at Big Labor Shop in NC

Obama Stumps at Big Labor Shop in NC

RALEIGH, NC March 7th 2012 – NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes had this to say, “The Obama Campaign clearly understands the troubles that are plaguing the Democratic Party in North Carolina. With Governor Perdue’s decision, the failed attempt to convince Erskine Bowles to run, the retirements of US Representatives Shuler and Miller, and the option for many prominent Democratic state legislators not to run for re-election, it’s clear that OFA knows how dismal their outlook has become.   President Obama is going to speak about the economy and his preferred budget –a budget that proposes adding another trillion dollars to the national debt. What President Obama needs to understand is that campaign speeches don’t create jobs, no matter how eloquent they […]

East Carolina Softball Tops Cal State Fullerton 10-0

East Carolina Softball Tops Cal State Fullerton 10-0

FULLERTON, Calif. March 7, 2012 – A pair of unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning, an eight-run seventh and a one-hit performance by freshman pitcher Sarah Christian propelled East Carolina to a 10-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday night at Anderson Family Field. The victory snapped the Pirates’ six-game losing streak and lifted the team’s record to 8-10 while the Titans dropped to 9-13. Box Score | Box Score in PDF Format Live Chat Replay East Carolina sophomores Jill Jelnick, Chelsea Kaluhiokalani-Glackin and Kristi Oshiro each tallied two hits while classmate Jordan Lewis hit a grand slam to lead the offense. Christian (6-5) tossed the first shutout of her young career and threw her second-straight complete […]

ECU Softball – California Bound

ECU Softball – California Bound

March 7, 2012 by Jill Jelnick Sophomore infielder/outfielder Part four of four Well, let me tell you … this has been one great adventure the last six days! I don’t even know where to begin! From the In-N-Out Burger at the airport, to our awesome tailgates after the games, to playing two top-20 teams within 24 hours to jumping off 15-foot cliffs into a pool, this has been more than a trip to remember. But most importantly, I couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls to share it with. I will be the first to admit it, but I know we are all thinking it … we have been pleasantly spoiled the last couple days! We have been so […]

Pirates Finish In Fifth-Place At Palmetto Intercollegiate

Pirates Finish In Fifth-Place At Palmetto Intercollegiate

AIKEN, S.C. March 6, 2012 — The East Carolina men’s golf team earned a fifth-place finish at the 15th Annual Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate, which was held at the 6,617-yard par-70 Palmetto Golf Club. The Pirates fired a 28-over 868 (290-285-293) to finish 14 strokes behind team champion No. 13 Clemson (286-285-282=854). 2012 Palmetto Intercollegiate Final Results Virginia (292-278-285=855) finished one stroke behind the Tigers in second-place with South Carolina (286-284-293=863) claiming third-place, nine strokes back and No. 34 Liberty (291-290-286=867) taking fourth, one stroke ahead of the Pirates. The Flames and 35th-ranked Cavaliers are both rated ahead of the Pirates in the latest power rankings. However, the No. 45 Pirates finished nine strokes in front of No. 27 Chattanooga, which […]

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Auditions At Sneads Ferry Community Theatre For “The Nerd”

Auditions At Sneads Ferry Community Theatre For “The Nerd”

AUDITIONS SNEADS FERRY COMMUNITY THEATRE   Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday March 27, 28 and 29, 2012 at 7:00pm   SNEADS FERRY COMMUNITY CENTER 126 PARK LANE   The Nerd By Larry Shue   Aspiring young architect, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but saved his life after he was seriously wounded in battle.  He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”— so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly on the night of his 34th birthday.  But his delight soon fades as it becomes […]

Pirates Set To Face Rice In C-USA Tournament

Pirates Set To Face Rice In C-USA Tournament

March 6, 2012 vs.    East Carolina vs. Rice March 7, 2012 | 1 p.m. EST Memphis, Tenn. TV: CSS Watch | Live Stats | Game Notes | Tickets | Gameday Central MEDIA INFORMATION Date March 7, 2012 Location Memphis, Tenn. Tickets Online Ticket Center TV CSS Live Video ECU All-Access  Radio Pirate IMG Sports Network Live Stats Gametracker Game Notes East Carolina Twitter @ECUPirateHoops EAST CAROLINA PIRATES Record 14-15, 5-11 C-USA Last Game Defeated Tulane, 66-49 Head Coach Jeff Lebo (North Carolina, 1989) Career: 243-187 (13th season) ECU Record: 32-31 (2nd season) RICE OWLS Record 17-14, 8-8 C-USA Last Game Lost to Houston, 76-75 Head Coach Ben Braun (Wisconsin, 1975) Career Record: 601-466 (35th season) Record at School: 49-77 […]

East Carolina Opens Puerto Rico Trip With 6-0 Victory

East Carolina Opens Puerto Rico Trip With 6-0 Victory

RIO PIEDRAS, P.R. March 6, 2012- The East Carolina women’s tennis squad swept five singles matches in straight sets and earned the doubles point to post a 6-0 non-conference victory over Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Monday afternoon. The win, which also served as the Lady Pirates’ second shutout of the season, improved ECU’s overall spring dual match record to 5-8. East Carolina opened the match by capturing the doubles point against the Gallitos, who compete as an independent at the NCAA Division II level. Tandems Dana Gray and Neena Wanko (8-0), along with Vanessa Fuleihan and Karling Watson (8-1), each rolled to impressive wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions to clinch the first tally before Renata Bakieva and […]

Morrow and Paul Receive All-Conference USA Honors

Morrow and Paul Receive All-Conference USA Honors

GREENVILLE, N.C. March 5, 2012 — East Carolina senior Darrius Morrow and junior Miguel Paul were each named All-Conference USA as voted upon by the league’s 12 head coaches and a select media panel. Paul received second-team honors, while Morrow was voted third-team. This is the first time in which the Pirates had multiple members selected to one of three all-conference teams. Paul started 28 of 29 games he participated in this season and averaged 15.0 points and a league-best 5.8 assists per game. In addition to leading Conference USA in assists, he finished the regular season third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0), fourth in 3-point field goals made (2.2), sixth in scoring and 3-point field goal percentage (.366) as well […]

Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

WILMINGTON, NC – Commemorating the life of the great apostle of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the most popular cultural events in the United States. Join us for the Annual Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade, on Saturday March 17th, 2012 in Downtown Wilmington. Festivities start at 11:00am with the 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, hosted by the Friends of Hibernian’s. The parade begins at N. Front St. traveling south to Dock St., then circling back north on Water St. Spectators can view the parade all along the streets that the parade will be marching through. The announcements will be presented from the Festival area Main Stage on Water St, in front of the Federal […]