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Butts Captures Third Career All-America Honor

Butts Captures Third Career All-America Honor

BOISE, Idaho March 10, 2012 – Junior jumps specialist Tynita Butts earned her third career All-America honor early Saturday morning, finishing seventh in the high jump at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships in Boise, Idaho. She produced a mark of 1.81 meters at the Jacksons Indoor Track and tied for third-highest jump but ended up seventh due to taking all three attempts to clear the height. Butts has garnered All-America status each season of her collegiate career, beginning with a seventh-place result at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships and following that performance with a fourth-places showing at the 2011 outdoor national meet. She is the first three-time All-America in program history. The Alexandria, Va., native capped off her indoor campaign […]

April Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

April Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

April brings best-selling author Dr. James M. McPherson to the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Widely known as a pre-eminent Civil War scholar, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. McPherson will present a lecture on April 29 at the museum, so sign up early to reserve a seat. During another April program, a performance will take you on a musical tour of Latin America. Pianist-composer Alejandro Santoyo will play traditional folk music. Folk pottery traditions in North Carolina will be highlighted in a program presented by Charles Zug, author of Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina. He will present an informal lunchtime lecture. Take advantage […]

Sharks Sign Three JMU Dukes

Sharks Sign Three JMU Dukes

WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League (CPL) announced they have signed three players from James Madison University.  Outfielder Cole McInturff, pitcher Aaron Hoover and infielder Casey Goss.   McInturff will make his Sharks debut this summer following his junior season for the Dukes.  Last summer McInturff played summer ball for the Vienna River Dogs in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. He ranked third in the league with a .357 batting average and started in center field for the CRCBL All-Star game. He was named to the All-League team and was identified as the 27th-best professional prospect in the league by Perfect Game.  A native of Centerville, VA, McInturff is majoring in Sport Management.   A […]

Posted in: Baseball, Wilmington NC
Canes Announce 2012-13 Season Ticket Prices, Benefits

Canes Announce 2012-13 Season Ticket Prices, Benefits

RALEIGH, NC– Kyle Prairie, Director of Ticket Sales for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced changes to season ticket pricing and incentives for the 2012-13 season at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes will reduce costs for full-season tickets in several areas of the arena for the 2012-13 season. The popular $9.99 FanZone will add six new sections, spanning from section 308 to 320. The two northernmost sections of Sideline Premier in the lower level, sections 107 and 116, will see a 20 percent reduction in pricing for season ticket holders, from $72 per game to $57 per game. In addition, the top eight rows of Lower Level South will see a 33 percent price drop, from $60 per game […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
Wright Named To 2012 Bench Watch List

Wright Named To 2012 Bench Watch List

WICHITA, Kansas March 9, 2012 – East Carolina’s Zach Wright is one of 43 catchers named to the official watch list for the 2012 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com and the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. The Bench Award, which is given annually to the top division one collegiate catcher, is a rolling list that will be updated to include other candidates until May 7, 2012. Past Winners Wright, who has started 75 straight games behind the plate since the 2010 Conference USA Championships, is currently batting .216 (8-for-37) with two doubles, two RBI, three runs scored and has thrown out 3-of-7 base stealers (42.9 percent). Heading into his senior season he was named 2012 Preseason First-Team All C-USA […]

N.C. Museum of Art Reports over $13 Million in Direct Visitor Spending from Rembrandt in America

N.C. Museum of Art Reports over $13 Million in Direct Visitor Spending from Rembrandt in America

RALEIGH, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art reported today that the Rembrandt in America exhibition injected over $13 million in direct visitor spending into the Wake County economy. Through occupancy, food and beverage, and sales taxes, over $350,000 in local tax revenue was generated by visitors to the exhibition. State sales tax generated was over $600,000. The exhibition’s 150,905 attendees were from all 100 North Carolina counties and all 50 states, plus Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, China, Germany, and more, for a total of 42 countries. Some 56 percent of exhibition attendees came from outside the Triangle, with the top 10 North Carolina cities being Greensboro, Wilmington, Winston Salem, Greenville, Fayetteville, Charlotte, Pinehurst, New Bern, Sanford, […]

Baseball. Baseball Set To Participate In DRASH Alabama Baseball Classic

Baseball. Baseball Set To Participate In DRASH Alabama Baseball Classic

March 9, 2012 vs.    East Carolina vs. Alabama Mar. 9, 2012 | 7:05 p.m. ET Tuscaloosa, Ala. RADIO: WNCT 1070 AM Watch | Live Stats | ECU Notes | Alabama Notes | C-USA Notes | Tickets | Gameday Central | Live Chat EAST CAROLINA PIRATES Record 8-3 Last Game Loss at Troy, 8-3 (3/7/12) Head Coach Billy Godwin (Atlantic Christian, 1986) Career: 487-225 (13th season) ECU Record: 225-141 (7th season) Twitter @ECUBaseball ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE Record 5-7 Last Game Loss vs. Auburn, 8-3 (3/6/12) Head Coach Mitch Gaspard (Lafayette-Louisiana, 1988) Career Record: 286-188 (9th season) Record at School: 82-60 (4th season) DRASH Tournament Schedule Friday, March 9 No. 16 Louisville (9-3) vs. Oral Roberts (6-5) at 2 p.m. (ET) […]

New Hanover County: No Bed Bugs Found In Courthouse

New Hanover County: No Bed Bugs Found In Courthouse

New Hanover County, NC – Although preliminary information indicated bed bugs were observed within the New Hanover County Courthouse, positive identification reveals a domestic carpet beetle. After reports surfaced on Wednesday, court officials decided to suspend court operations from the building – shifting certain functions to nearby facilities. Superior Court resumed this morning from the Historic Courthouse, while civil proceedings took place from the Office of Juvenile Justice. “We’re pleased to announce that there were no indicators of bed bugs in this morning’s evaluation,” said Jerome Fennell, who serves as the County’s Property Management Director. Identification for bed bugs, carried out by Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, included bringing in their corporate entomologist and several other company officials this morning. […]

Manny Guzman Returns to the Hammerheads

Manny Guzman Returns to the Hammerheads

Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington Hammerheads’ are excited to announce another 2012 roster addition as they approach the opening of their preseason camp. Rejoining the club for this season is midfielder, Manny Guzman, as the  Hammerheads return another key cog from last season’s roster, pending USSF approval. A highly coveted player, Guzman chose to rejoin the Hammerheads after being pursued by a number of clubs during the offseason. After considering his options, he will call Wilmington home for the 2012 USL season. Emanuel “Manny” Guzman made his debut with the Wilmington Hammerheads last year after he signed his first professional contract with the team in March 2011. During the 2011 Hammerhead season, Guzman played in 21 games; scoring 3 goals […]

Tulane Eliminates East Carolina For Third-Straight Season

Tulane Eliminates East Carolina For Third-Straight Season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. March 8, 2012 – No. 11 seed East Carolina’s run at the 2012 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Championship came to an end Thursday as No. 3 seed Tulane posted a 67-51 quarterfinal victory at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. The Green Wave knocked ECU out of the event for the third-straight season. East Carolina ends the season at 12-19 overall while Tulane improves to 21-9 heading to the semifinals. (3) Tulane 67, (11) East Carolina 51 | Postgame Notes | Postgame Quotes “I thought we had a really nice run in the second half,” head coach Heather Macy. ” We cut it to seven and got that steal and weren’t able to convert that steal into a score which would […]

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