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ECU Takes Down Murray State

ECU Takes Down Murray State

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Feb. 5, 2012 — East Carolina recorded its fifth win in its last six matches with a 6-1 victory over Murray State late Saturday. After sweeping the doubles points, the Pirates won five of six singles matches, all in straight sets. The Pirates’ No. 3 doubles tandem of John Schmitt and Mario Martinez blanked the duo of Jose Berardo and Dylan Gerlach, 8-0 before David Masciorini and Niels Cleeren clinched the point with an 8-1 victory over T.J. Jeffers and Daniel Max McLean at the No.2 position. Joran Vliegan and Nicolas Soriano completed the sweep with an 8-6 triumph at the first position over Arthur Valle and Daniel Heibel. In singles action, Vliegen made quick work of Valle […]

Posted in: Events, Greenville NC, Tennis
The Treasure Below: Excavating at the Ancient Port of Constantinople

The Treasure Below: Excavating at the Ancient Port of Constantinople

SOUTHPORT – The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is privileged to present Dr. Ufuk Kocabas, Director of Istanbul University’s Department of Marine Archeology and the Yenikapi Shipwrecks Project, from 2-4 pm Sunday, March 4, at the Southport Community Building. Cost for Presentation and following Reception is $7 Members, $10 Non-members. Dr. Kocabas will describe the 2004 discovery and subsequent excavation of the ancient portus Theodosiacsus the principle port of Byzantine Constantinople.  The discovery was made during construction of the world’s deepest tunnel for a rail and metro network designed to run under the Bosphorus and link Europe and Asia. The vast archeological site covers the equivalent of ten city blocks in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul. The remains of 36 […]

Hurricanes Reassign Riley Nash to Charlotte

Hurricanes Reassign Riley Nash to Charlotte

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned forward Riley Nash to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Nash, 22, played three games with the Hurricanes following his Jan. 30 recall, and has recorded one assist and averaged 10:34 of ice time in five games for the Hurricanes this season. The Consort, Alb. native has scored six goals and earned 12 assists (18 points) in 41 games with the Checkers in 2011-12. Nash (6’1”, 191 lbs.) is in his second professional season following three years with the Cornell Big Red of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), and has totaled 50 points […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
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 […]