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FFHS teacher wins at The Cold Clash in the Carolinas

FFHS teacher wins at The Cold Clash in the Carolinas

By Jordan Hennessy Photo/Graphics Editor First Flight High School Spanish teacher Ramon Sanchez participated in The Cold Clash in the Carolinas a USA Table Tennis Competition hosted by the Camp Lejeune Ping Pong Club, held Saturday, Jan. 28, in Jacksonville, N.C. USA Table Tennis is a national organization for table tennis that was started in 1933 and is now headquartered in Colorado Springs. The organization currently serves about 7,900 members and about 285 clubs. Sanchez received a gold medal for being the champion of the novice division at the tournament. Each ranking for the USA Table Tennis goes up in increments of 100. The novice division starts at 100 and goes up to 1000; the intermediate division 1100-1700; the advanced […]

Pirates Pull Away To Top Rice, 82-68

Pirates Pull Away To Top Rice, 82-68

From wire and staff reports GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 4, 2012 – Darrius Morrow scored 16 points and Maurice Kemp had a double-double to help East Carolina to an 82-68 win over Rice on Saturday. Coach Lebo Post-Game Interview l Player Post-Game Interviews Box Score East Carolina 82, Rice 68 Pirate Basketball Central Basketball Home | Season Statistics | Roster | Fact Book | ECU All-Access – Watch the games online! | Conference USA Basketball | NCAA Basketball Kemp finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds — five offensive — for the Pirates (12-10, 3-6 Conference USA), who have won three in a row. Miguel Paul also had 14 points with a game-high six assists, while Corvonn Gaines and Paris Roberts-Campbell each […]

K’s for Canines

K’s for Canines

Help the Sharks provide homes for Canines! Submit your Pledge Now Make a donation for every strikeout recorded by a Sharks pitcher at home or make a one-time donation. All of the money received goes to the Paws Place Dog Rescue. Paws Place is a privately run, non-profit dog rescue facility in Brunswick County. Founder Nancy Janovetz established Paws Place in April of 1999. In June of that year, Paw’s Place, Inc. purchased a five-acre tract of land in Boiling Spring Lakes. Nancy then designed the dog kennels and layout paying special attention to the needs of the dogs’ comfort, safety and proper hygiene. With the help of volunteers, 42 covered kennels were completed in 90 days. The shelter had […]

Scholarship Available from Bennett Place State Historic Site

Scholarship Available from Bennett Place State Historic Site

DURHAM – The Bennett Place Support Fund, Inc., a nonprofit group with the mission to support Bennett Place State Historic Site, is presenting a $500 scholarship to a deserving rising North Carolina high school senior at an accredited school.  This is the third year for the award. The scholarship application requires two essays, one addressing the student’s interest in Bennett Place, the other detailing an overview of how to improve the facility and the image of Bennett Place locally and nationally.  High school transcripts and letters of reference also are required. Applications must be postmarked by April 13. The scholarship presentation will be the weekend of April 28-29 during the 147th Anniversary of Surrender Weekend at Bennett Place. The award is […]

Motz Fundraiser

Motz Fundraiser

Posted by Sawyer | Posted on 03 February 2012 A UNC basketball signed by the 2011-2012 team has been donated for the silent auction for First Flight High School science teacher Stephanie Motz. A ”Motz Wonderful Variety Show, Silent Auction and Raffle will be held, Thursday, February 23, at First Flight High School. Motz has been unable to work since October due to serious heath issues.

Arts & Cultural Events Observe African-American Heritage

Arts & Cultural Events Observe African-American Heritage

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington, North Carolina is among the most historically significant African-American regions in the United States. African-American ancestry is traced back to the 1700’s, and although much important history left no visible landmark, several historical sites still exist, such as the Cape Fear Museum, Bellamy Mansion, and Thalian Hall. Other sites include the 1898 Memorial, churches, cemeteries, and historical markers such as the U.S. Colored Troops highway marker at the Wilmington National Cemetery and Orange Street Landing at Cape Fear, a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site that interprets the story of 11 slaves who escaped to freedom. During the month of February, festivals and special events celebrate Black History Month. Other events that commemorate African-American heritage […]

Christian Knapp Conducts North Carolina Symphony in “Firebird,” Feb. 9-11

Christian Knapp Conducts North Carolina Symphony in “Firebird,” Feb. 9-11

RALEIGH, N.C.—Celebrated conductor Christian Knapp will lead the North Carolina Symphony’s concert program “Firebird” in Southern Pines and Raleigh, Feb. 9-11, the Symphony announced today. The previously scheduled conductor, Joana Carneiro, canceled her appearance on the advice of her doctors after injuring her shoulder earlier this week. Joining Knapp on stage is soloist Johannes Moser on cello. The program remains the same: the orchestra will perform the 1945 version of Stravinsky’s legendary Firebird Suite, alongside stirring wartime music by English composers Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar. The performances take place at Lee Auditorium at Southern Pines’s Pinecrest High School on Thursday, Feb. 9 and Meymandi Concert Hall, in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, on Friday and […]

Visitation Surge Continues Upward Trend  at Cultural Resources Venues

Visitation Surge Continues Upward Trend at Cultural Resources Venues

RALEIGH – The last few months have seen a surge in attendance at a number of North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources attractions, including record breaking numbers at the N.C. Museum of History’s African American Cultural Celebration, the Department reported today. The news showcased a continuing upward trend in attendance at North Carolina historic sites and museums. From 2010 to 2011, overall visitation at Cultural Resources locations was up 18 percent. In total, 4.4 million people attended Cultural Resources programs, exhibits, and sites in 2011. The African American Cultural Celebration, held each year at the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh, saw a record-breaking 10,256 visitors at this year’s event on Jan. 28 — an increase of 36 percent over […]

Green Wave Post 7-0 C-USA Win Over Pirates

Green Wave Post 7-0 C-USA Win Over Pirates

ORLANDO, Fla. Feb. 4, 2012 – Tulane did not drop a set in all six singles matches and lost just seven games in three doubles events to earn a 7-0 Conference USA neutral site win over East Carolina Saturday morning at the UCF Tennis Complex. The loss extended the Pirates’ season-opening losing streak to three straight (0-3), while the Green Wave improved their spring dual match mark to 4-0 with the victory. Tulane opened play by capturing the doubles point, using a pair of 8-1 triumphs at the No. 1 and No. 2 slots before Lindsay Dvorak and Hila Ester completed the sweep with an 8-5 victory against Renata Bakieva and Abby Richmond at the No. 3 position. The Green […]

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Food Bank Reaches Out to Kids

Food Bank Reaches Out to Kids

RALEIGH - Wool E. Bull and fellow mascot Sharky ran around the Food Bank of Central Eastern North Carolina on Saturday to draw some laughs, but they were also there to bring attention to the serious problem of childhood hunger.   Wool E. Bull of the Durham Bulls and Sharky of the Wilmington Sharks helped unveil the new logos for the Food Bank’s child nutrition programs that serve thousands of youngsters from the Triangle to Wilmington. The repeated message on Saturday was that many more children need help and that it’s only possible if the public helps with donations.   “Children shouldn’t have to worry about when they will have their next meal,” said Earline Middleton, vice president of agency services […]