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Home Of The Hurricanes Renamed “PNC Arena”

Home Of The Hurricanes Renamed “PNC Arena”

Carolina hosts St. Louis tonight RALEIGH, NC – Please be advised that, as of today, the home of the Carolina Hurricanes should be referred to as PNC Arena. The Hurricanes and PNC Bank, a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., will mark the change with special activities surrounding the team’s home game tonight against the St. Louis Blues. The naming rights agreement replaced the RBC Center name due to PNC’s acquisition of RBC Bank (USA). The simultaneous closing and conversion of 900,000 customers and 415 branches, including 126 in North Carolina, was completed successfully as the branches reopened as PNC Bank on March 5. The 19,000-seat arena (18,680 for hockey), opened in 1999, and averages 1.5 million guests […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
Plan B Age Requirement Remains

Plan B Age Requirement Remains

By Murphy Grant Staff Writer A teenage girl wakes up the morning after unprotected sex and knows she needs emergency contraception. Arriving at the store, she realizes she is not old enough. Now what? The Health and Human Services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, overruled the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive to be sold to teens younger than 17 without a prescription. Sebelius chose to overrule the decision because girls as young as 11 are physically capable of bearing children and may use the pill as a form of birth control. “I think that at times it is a necessary choice however if used as a regular birth control it is very unhealthy for a […]

Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation Project Management Team Hires First CEO

Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation Project Management Team Hires First CEO

Morehead City, NC – March 14, 2012 – Marine research in coastal NC will soon have a fresh flux of energy. The first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has been hired for the Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation (MBCOI). Dr. Deborah Mosca began her new role on March 10. Launched through funding of a Center of Innovation grant provided by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the MBCOI will be a catalyst for commercialization, partnership and entrepreneurial and fiscal investments for marine-based research and innovations. The MBCOI strives to be a sustainable, not-for-profit entity which will integrate marine biotechnology-based research, services, innovations, and entities to identify and meet market needs. Creating unique alignments between market demands and potential technology solutions, the MBCOI, […]

Time to Pay to Play!

Time to Pay to Play!

2012 will mark the first year where we will be required to buy permits to drive on the sand. The new requirement takes affect in a few days (Feb 15) and permits may be purchased at various stations located at or near access ramps throughout the NPS Cape Hatteras National Seashore.  For local/regular Hatteras wavesailors it will mean $120 for the annual pass.  Those here short term will require a $50/week pass. There has been a lot of debate on the issue with those both in favor as well as the majority who are against the new requirement.  I for one, am semi-neutral.  I see the validity given the explosion of SUV popularity over the past 20 years and the […]

Posted in: OBX Outer Banks NC
Spring is Here, Or Has Winter Never Arrived?!

Spring is Here, Or Has Winter Never Arrived?!

We may be in the “winter” months; however the weather and air/water temps have remained “mid-March”-like since December 2011!  What a contrast to the winter of 2011 where we were locked in a deep freeze starting Dec 1, 2010 and thawing around late March 2011.  This year however, has been a complete opposite, and for the windsurfing opportunities, it has been fantastic! Andy down at Wind-NC has been catching most of it, keeping his game on par for the upcoming regular season.  Weekend warriors have been here to hit it, while some of the local crew have been off the water due to injuries as well as “little dudes” maintenance.  Now that March is here though, we begin the true […]

Posted in: OBX Outer Banks NC
Get Yourself One of These, SeaLion 2012!

Get Yourself One of These, SeaLion 2012!

The 2012 Hatteras windsurfing season is about to kick off!  Actually, given the mild winter, for some it really never ended between 2011 and 2012.  Though, as northern locations in New England and Canada remain frozen, the trek will begin soon to find warm weather and water here on the OBX. A hot ticket phenomenon last year was wavesailing SUPs to take advantage of light air surf conditions.  A leader in that arena is the AHD Sealion for its aggressive shape and agility on a wave when winds are below 10 knots.  I had a TON of fun last summer riding the Lion in everything from knee high outside nuggets, to logo high bombs kicked up by tropical action.  In […]

Posted in: OBX Outer Banks NC
Tar Heels Come Away With In 4-2 Victory

Tar Heels Come Away With In 4-2 Victory

Seniors Suzanne Riggs And Priscilla Velasquez Hit Home Runs CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – In the first meeting between rivals East Carolina and North Carolina since 2009, the Tar Heels (18-7) got the upper hand with a 4-2 victory over the Pirates (10-14) Tuesday afternoon at Anderson Stadium. The game’s only runs were via home runs as UNC’s Constance Orr and Logan Foulks each hit a two-run home run and ECU seniors Suzanne Riggs and Priscilla Velasquez hit solo shots. North Carolina pitcher Lori Spingola struck out nine, five looking, in the complete-game effort.   Freshman Sarah Christian (8-8) suffered the loss for the Pirates, surrendering five hits, three in the bottom of the second inning and two in the sixth. […]

Where are Dalton, Etheridge, and Faison on Jobs?

Where are Dalton, Etheridge, and Faison on Jobs?

RALEIGH, NC March 13th 2012– Today’s Employment Security Commission report showed that unemployment in North Carolina is 10.2%.   NCGOP Executive Director Scott Laster had this to say, “With unemployment in North Carolina remaining nearly two points higher than the national average, it’s clear that North Carolina needs a Governor with a real jobs plan.   The News and Observer reports that Governor Perdue snuck out of the state unannounced to learn more about “fracking.” After three years of wavering on the issue, has Perdue decided to embrace its potential to create jobs now that she doesn’t have to deal with the political blowback from her liberal supporters? Those same supporters who, “… (environmental advocates) have championed her veto of […]

“Last Summer On Earth” Tour Comes to Raleigh and Charlotte

“Last Summer On Earth” Tour Comes to Raleigh and Charlotte

“LAST SUMMER ON EARTH” TOUR FEATURING: BARENAKED LADIES BLUES TRAVELER BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS CRACKER Raleigh Amphitheater – July 12 Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte – Friday, July 13 Multi-platinum pop rock group the BARENAKED LADIES have announced their “Last Summer On Earth,” a freewheeling road show featuring BLUES TRAVELER, BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS and CRACKER. Launching July 6th at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre in Toledo, OH, the much-anticipated tour will hit more than 30 arenas and amphitheaters across the country, with tickets going on sale at Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com “Last Summer On Earth” Tour featuring Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker will play Raleigh Amphitheater on July 12 […]

Visions Film Festival & Conference Hosts Award-Winning Student Filmmakers and Film Scholars March 30

Visions Film Festival & Conference Hosts Award-Winning Student Filmmakers and Film Scholars March 30

Wilmington, N.C. – In its second year, the Visions Film Festival & Conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will continue the tradition it established in 2011 of bringing the finest student talents in filmmaking and film studies research to North Carolina. Planned, organized and run by undergraduate students, Visions will bring to Wilmington scholarly works and well-crafted films from the next generation of academic and industry leaders from around the globe.   Filmmaker Javi Zubizarreta, writer and director of “Zuretzako” and the 2010 recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation’s Undergraduate Scholarship Cary Grant Award, will kick off this year’s festival with a keynote address on Friday, March 30 at 9 a.m. in Lumina Theater in the Fisher Student […]

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