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March Events at Tryon Palace

March Events at Tryon Palace

The Piedmont Blues Show featuring Lightnin’ Wells and Jon Shain Cullman Performance Hall - Friday, March 2, 8 p.m. Lightnin’ Wells and Jon Shain, two of North Carolina’s most pre-eminent Piedmont Blues performers will make a rare concert appearance together Friday, March 2, at Tryon Palace. Lightnin’ Wells is recognized as one of today’s most talented and knowledgeable performers of Piedmont fingerstyle guitar playing, which thrived in North Carolina during the depression era. Veteran singer-songwriter Jon Shain combines improvised Piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing and ragtime. Presented by the Down East Folk Arts Society in the Tryon Palace Performing Arts Series. Media sponsorship is provided by Public Radio East. For more information, click here or call (252) 633-6444. Civil War Weekend Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary […]

Pirates Close Out The Regular Season At Tulane

Pirates Close Out The Regular Season At Tulane

March 3, 2012 vs.    East Carolina vs. Tulane March 3, 2012 | 8 p.m. EST New Orleans, La. TV: None Watch | Live Stats | Game Notes | Tickets | Gameday Central MEDIA INFORMATION Date March 3, 2012 Location New Orleans, La. Tickets Online Ticket Center TV None Live Video ECU All-Access  Radio Pirate IMG Sports Network Live Stats Gametracker Game Notes East Carolina Twitter @ECUPirateHoops EAST CAROLINA PIRATES Record 13-15, 4-11 C-USA Last Game Defeated Marshall, 69-68 (ot) Head Coach Jeff Lebo (North Carolina, 1989) Career: 242-187 (13th season) ECU Record: 31-31 (2nd season) TULANE GREEN WAVE Record 15-14, 3-12 C-USA Last Game Lost to Houston, 82-53 Head Coach Ed Conroy (The Citadel, 1989) Career Record: 118-164 (9th […]

Always…Patsy Cline

Always…Patsy Cline

MOREHEAD CITY, NC – The Morehead Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the St. Charles production of Always…Patsy Cline.  The show will feature the talent of Allison Conner of Newport as Patsy and Jennifer Meier of Sneads Ferry as Louise. Director Nancy St. Charles and AD Aimee’ St. Charles Kahl have partnered with Musical Director Phil Routszong to bring this touching story of the life of one of country music’s most beloved artists to the stage. The show will run April 27th, 28th, 29th and May 4th, 5th, and 6th with Friday and Saturday night shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon shows starting at 2 p.m.  Ticket prices are $15 for Adults in advance ($20 […]

Family-Friendly Cape Fear Wildlife Expo Showcases Wildlife, Nature, Conservation & Outdoor Recreation

Family-Friendly Cape Fear Wildlife Expo Showcases Wildlife, Nature, Conservation & Outdoor Recreation

Wilmington, N.C.: From the banks of the storied Cape Fear River to the luminous shores of our island beaches, Wilmington, North Carolina’s historic river district and the coastal towns of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach provide an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. On March 16-18, the 4th annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo will showcase the state’s natural resources, wildlife, conservation, and outdoor recreation. The three-day event features more than 100 exhibitors with interactive displays, intriguing workshops and educational activities at the Coastline Conference & Event Center and the new riverfront Wilmington Convention Center.   The family-friendly Cape Fear Wildlife Expo—a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event—is committed to encourage youth to enjoy the outdoors through hunting, fishing, and other outdoor-related […]

Seahawks Rip Dukes To Advance In CAA’s

Seahawks Rip Dukes To Advance In CAA’s

RICHMOND, Virginia – Freshman forward Cedrick Williams and sophomore reserve Shane Reybold each posted new career highs in scoring and ninth-seeded UNCW used a 15-2 run midway through the first half to race past No. 8 James Madison, 70-59, in the opening game of the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship Friday at the Richmond Coliseum. The Seahawks, 10-20 overall, will face regular season champion and top-seeded Drexel Saturday in one of four quarterfinal matchups. The Dukes ended their season with a 12-20 mark. It marked UNCW’s first CAA Tournament win in four years, dating back to an 83-59 decision over Delaware on March 8, 2008. “The first four minutes of the second half were the most important for […]

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Onslow County, NC – March 4 – 10, 2012 is Severe Weather Awareness Week. According to Onslow County Emergency Services, this is an ideal time to create your own family emergency readiness plan to prepare for virtually any weather event. “During the last two years, Onslow County has experienced flooding, ice storms and snow, a tornado, and two hurricanes,” states Norman Bryson director of Onslow County Emergency Services, “We encourage all residents to take this time to prepare for the safety of themselves, their family, and their pets.” There are a number of online resources available for assembling your family preparedness plan including the National Weather Service, the American Red Cross, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Many of these sites […]

Pleasure Island Bluegrass By The River

Pleasure Island Bluegrass By The River

Saturday – May 12, 2012 Gates Open at 11:30 am Music starts at 12:20 pm Tickets – $10.00 advance and $15.00 Day Of Show Children 12 and Under FREE Student, Military and Senior Discount Day of Show Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area 118 Riverwood Road Kure Beach, NC FREE KidZone Clogging, Music and Wash-Tub Bass Workshops Open Jam at the Beach House Pickers of all kinds – Please bring your instruments No Coolers ~ No Pets ~ No Refunds Pickin’ & Grinnin’ Encouraged Bluegrass Vendors Application Bluegrass Artists/Crafters Application

16th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off

16th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off

PLEASURE ISLAND, NC – Come and Enjoy the best seafood chowder in our 16th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-off, Saturday, April 14th at the Lake in Carolina Beach. Join the fun and excitement as local restaurants offer up the best of the best and compete for the “glory” of the People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice. The atmosphere is always fun and festive as contestants prepare their finest ingredients outdoors around the Carolina Beach Lake to the delight of thousands of spectators. Call 910.458.8434 for more information.

Kevin Brandt and Pirates Shutout Seawolves, 1-0

Kevin Brandt and Pirates Shutout Seawolves, 1-0

Drew Reynolds Notches Fourth Save Of The Season GREENVILLE, N.C. – Senior Kevin Brandt tossed eight shutout innings and Corey Thompson drove in the Pirates lone run as No. 30 East Carolina (6-2) posted its second shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory over Stony Brook (4-1) Friday night at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.   In what was expected to be a pitcher’s duel between two of the top career active NCAA wins leaders, Brandt (2-1) and Tyler Johnson (0-1) didn’t disappoint as the duo tossed a combined 15 shutout frames allowing just one run on 10 total hits. Sophomore Drew Reynolds recorded his fourth save in five appearances on the mound for the Pirates tossing a scoreless […]

“Destitute Patriots” of Bertie County Focus of War of 1812 Book

“Destitute Patriots” of Bertie County Focus of War of 1812 Book

RALEIGH — The latest title from the Historical Publications Section of the N.C. Office of Archives and History examines what is called the “Second War of U.S. Independence.”  Written by Gerald W. Thomas, the book, “Destitute Patriots:  Bertie County in the War of 1812,” examines contributions to and sacrifices for the war by Bertie County citizens. Militiamen and regular army troops from Bertie County suffered greatly from a lack of basic military training, equipment and supplies.  Nonetheless they offered their services to the perpetuation of the nation, its sovereignty and the freedoms won almost three decades earlier in the Revolutionary War.  That many of the men did not receive pay until the war ended gives rise to the title “Destitute […]