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Varner Named To Hogan Award Watch List

Varner Named To Hogan Award Watch List

GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 8, 2012 – East Carolina University senior Harold Varner was one of 28 collegiate men’s golfers named to the watch list for the 2012 Ben Hogan Award. Varner is the only Conference USA golfer to make the list as well as the only player from any North Carolina-based institution. Hogan Watch List Award Announcement The most prestigious award in men’s college golf, The Ben Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the past 12-month period. The Ben Hogan Award Selection Committee represents leaders in professional, amateur and collegiate golf. Varner continues to lead the Pirates in […]

Posted in: Events, Golf, Greenville NC
2nd Annual BIG Bite Returns to “The Swamp”

2nd Annual BIG Bite Returns to “The Swamp”

Fayetteville, NC – Food fanatics from around the Sandhills region will once again have the opportunity to take a “BIG Bite” out of Fayetteville. The Fayetteville SwampDogs are happy to announce the 2nd Annual BIG Bite, a sampling of Fayetteville’s local restaurant fare. On April 14, “The Swamp” will open its gates to welcome local restaurant chefs who are anxious to showcase their premier items to the culinary connoisseurs of Cumberland County. Guests will have the opportunity to visit numerous restaurant displays to sample their finest, as well as sampling a few exotic adult beverages. The feasting begins at noon with the final sample to be served at 7pm. Food, drinks and fun won’t be the only entertainment “The Swamp” […]

Pirates Ready To Open 2012 Campaign

Pirates Ready To Open 2012 Campaign

Feb. 9, 2012 and     East Carolina Games 1-2: Virginia and Canisius Friday, Feb. 10 | 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. ET Greenville, N.C. (ECU Softball Stadium) Virginia Gametracker | Canisius Gametracker | Live Chat | Mobile Live Chat EAST CAROLINA PIRATES 2011 Record 41-22, 14-10 C-USA Last Game Lost to Baylor, 1-0 (NCAA College Park Regional Final) Game Notes East Carolina Pirate Classic Notes Statistics 2011 Final Stats VIRGINIA CAVALIERS 2011 Record 24-31, 5-14 ACC Last Game Lost to Florida State, 12-5 (Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Semifinals) Statistics 2011 Final Stats CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS 2011 Record 20-21, 7-9 MAAC Last Game Defeated Rider 13-3 Statistics 2011 Final Stats PIRATE SOFTBALL CENTRAL Gameday Central 2012 Pirate Classic 2012 Fact Book […]

The ‘Rock’ to Host First College Action in 2012

The ‘Rock’ to Host First College Action in 2012

Morehead City, N.C. – As the CPL season rapidly approaches, Carteret County fans do not have to wait any longer for collegiate baseball action.  Morehead City plans to kick off baseball activities at Big Rock Stadium this month.  This February 18-19, Morehead City will host their first college baseball tournament in 2012.   Four Division II teams from four different states will play their first games of the season at Big Rock Stadium.  Felician College, Merrimack College, Molloy College, and Southern Connecticut State University baseball programs will make the trek down south to the lovely Crystal Coast next weekend to kick off their spring season.   Southern Connecticut State University Baseball is no stranger to Carteret County.  This year will […]

DELAWARE 71, UNCW 53

DELAWARE 71, UNCW 53

NEWARK, Delaware – Delaware opened the second half with a 14-4 surge and led by as many as 20 points in the second half to race past UNCW, 71-53, in Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball Wednesday at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Blue Hens won their third consecutive game to even their record at 12-12 on the season and stand 8-6 in the CAA. The Seahawks lost their fifth in six outings and fell to 9-15 and 5-9. “We’re disappointed in the loss,” said Buzz Peterson, UNCW’s second-year coach. “I didn’t like the intensity level and our focus in the second half. I don’t think our guys were focused in the second half. Overall, they had much more energy and […]

Stop the State’s Giveaway to the Billboard Industry

Stop the State’s Giveaway to the Billboard Industry

Scenic North Carolina Calls on Governor Perdue to Halt Temporary Billboard Rules Durham, North Carolina – Scenic North Carolina, a nonprofit group working to protect the beauty of North Carolina’s roadways, is calling on Governor Bev Perdue to withdraw temporary rules that will result in the irreparable loss of millions of dollars worth of trees along North Carolina’s roads and highways. The temporary rules approved by the Rule Review Commission on January 19 decrease protection to public property, and effectively cut citizens out of their right to be heard on these matters. The new rules allow clear cutting in a 340 foot zone around billboards in cities and in a 380 foot zone in rural areas. The NC Department of […]

PPP Poll: Bob “The Wrestler” Etheridge Crowned Heavyweight Champ

PPP Poll: Bob “The Wrestler” Etheridge Crowned Heavyweight Champ

Etheridge pins the opposition in first NC-DEM GOV Primary Poll   RALEIGH, NC February 8th 2012 – Today, PPP Polls released a new survey that shows former US-Rep Bob Etheridge as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Below we have outlined some of Bob Etheridge’s greatest slips, most of them occurring over the last few days. http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/02/etheridge-leads-dems-in-nc.html   Grapple: Etheridge’s unclear stance on the sales tax: “The sales tax was temporary to begin with. It should not have been done away with.” Maybe Etheridge meant to propose a “permanent sales tax?” http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/etheridge_on_gay_marriages_and_taxes_revised   Off-the-ropes: Gaston Gazette Editorial “This is not what voters in the state of North Carolina need right now.”   “A career politician who has spent the […]

Carolina Hurricanes at Anaheim Ducks

Carolina Hurricanes at Anaheim Ducks

CAROLINA HURRICANES at ANAHEIM DUCKS Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10 p.m. ET Honda Center * Anaheim, CA Hurricanes: 20-25-9 (49 pts.) Ducks: 20-24-8 (48 pts.) * All statistics through NHL games of Feb. 6   TV: FOX Sports Carolinas HD RADIO: Hurricanes Radio Network: WCMC 99.9 FM The Fan (Raleigh – flagship); WWNB 1490AM/105.7FM (New Bern, NC); WAVQ 1400 (Jacksonville, NC); WMFD 630AM (Wilmington, NC) INTERNET: www.CarolinaHurricanes.com   TOMORROW’S GAME Carolina visits the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday at Honda Center for the first of two meetings between the teams in 2011-12 (10 p.m. ET, FOX Sports Carolinas HD, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Canes won the only meeting of 2010-11, 4-2, on Dec. 18 in Raleigh. The teams conclude their 2011-12 season […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
Cultural Resources Secretary Linda CarlisleAnnounces Arts-Based RecommendationsTo Boost Local Economies

Cultural Resources Secretary Linda CarlisleAnnounces Arts-Based RecommendationsTo Boost Local Economies

DURHAM, NC – North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle today released recommendations from a statewide task force that calls for arts and cultural districts planning and funding for arts-driven economic development pilot projects. The recommendations were from the SmART Initiative Task Force appointed by Carlisle last year. She charged the Task Force with using arts-driven economic development as a catalyst in North Carolina communities. Jim Goodmon, CEO of Capitol Broadcasting, served as chairperson of the Task Force. “The SmART Initiative reinforces Cultural Resources’ work in the creative economy,” said Carlisle. “Investment in arts and culture makes North Carolina a place where businesses want to be, where people want to live, and where visitors want to explore.” […]

Seahawks Eye Sweep Of Blue Hens

Seahawks Eye Sweep Of Blue Hens

NEWARK, Dela. – The UNCW men’s basketball team seeks its second series sweep of the regular season Wednesday night when the Seahawks visit the Bob Carpenter Center to challenge Delaware’s surging Blue Hens. The Seahawks, 9-14 overall and 5-6 in the loop, hold down eighth place in the CAA standings with five conference games remaining. The Blue Hens are tied for sixth place with an 11-12 mark in all games and 7-6 league ledger. The game can be heard on the Seahawk Sports Network via Sunny 104.5 FM. A free video stream is available by clicking the link available on UNCWsports.com. “Delaware is playing good basketball right now, so it should be a very interesting game,” said Buzz Peterson, UNCW’s […]