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“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 […]

Spring Break Treasure Hunt with Artifacts from Modern Greece Shipwreck

Spring Break Treasure Hunt with Artifacts from Modern Greece Shipwreck

KURE BEACH – While some college students head off to the Bahamas for spring break, the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources’ Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) is offering students from East Carolina University (ECU) and UNC-Wilmington (UNC-W) three “fun-filled” days, March 5-7, of sorting artifacts from the 1862 shipwreck of the blockade runner, Modern Greece. Hosted by Fort Fisher State Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Fisher, 11 graduate students from ECU’s Maritime History Program and four interns from UNC-W will complete an inventory of the remaining artifacts of the Civil War era shipwreck that started in 2011. In June 1862, the Modern Greece was evading a ring of Federal ships while entering the Cape Fear River, but was spotted […]

Pirates Start Spring Break With No. 2 Cal And Northwestern

Pirates Start Spring Break With No. 2 Cal And Northwestern

March 2, 2012 and     East Carolina Games 14-15: No. 2 California and Northwestern Saturday, March 3 | 12:00 and 4:30 p.m. ET Fullerton, Calif. (Anderson Family Field) California Gametracker | Northwestern Gametracker | Live Chat | Mobile Live Chat EAST CAROLINA PIRATES Record 7-6 Last Game L, 9-8 (8 innings) vs. North Dakota State (2/26) Game Notes East Carolina DeMarini Invitational Notes Statistics 2012 Stats No. 2 CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS Record 12-0 Last Game W, 7-0 Cal State Northridge (2/26) Game Notes California DeMarini Invitational Notes Statistics 2012 Stats NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS Record 5-8 Last Game W, 7-1 VS. No. 11 Missouri (2/26) Game Notes Northwestern DeMarini Invitational Notes Statistics 2012 Stats PIRATE SOFTBALL CENTRAL Gameday Central DeMarini Invitational […]

Fun-Go Teams Up with Monkey Joe to Read Across America

Fun-Go Teams Up with Monkey Joe to Read Across America

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Fun-Go visited Monkey Joe’s today in Fayetteville to Read Across America. Fun-Go and his friend Monkey Joe were surrounded by youngsters as they read books by Dr. Seuss. Each year Dr. Seuss’ birthday is celebrated with the Read Across America program, encouraging kids to read.  

Mountaineers Top Cougars In SoCon First Round, 93-81

Mountaineers Top Cougars In SoCon First Round, 93-81

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – College of Charleston fought its way back through the very end, but senior leadership would prevail as No. 5 North Division seed Appalachian State defeated No. 4 South Division seed CofC, 93-81, in the first round of the 2012 Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship held Friday afternoon at the U.S. Cellular Center. Senior Omar Carter scored 19 points, including a trio of three-pointers, to keep the Mountaineers’ (13-17) postseason tournament run alive and snap a three-game win streak by the Cougars (19-12). It was CofC’s first opening-round loss since joining the league in 1998-99 – the program’s last appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Mike Neal knocked down a game-high 21 points as ASU shot the lights out […]

ECU Women’s Swimming Posted Second-Highest GPA In The Nation

ECU Women’s Swimming Posted Second-Highest GPA In The Nation

GREENVILLE, N.C. March 1, 2012 — The East Carolina women’s swimming and diving team earned Scholar All-America status for the 2011 Fall semester after posting a 3.56 GPA, the second-highest in the country among all Division I teams. Fall 2011 Scholar All-America Team Honors “It’s our goal as program to produce well-rounded student-athletes,” said Pirate head coach Rick Kobe. “This is a very gratifying and distinguished achievement for our ladies. I’m so proud of the dedication they have of not just succeeding in the classroom, but excelling.” Only the University of South Carolina women’s team, coached by ECU letterman McGee Moody, compiled a better GPA than the Pirates among the 165 teams recognized. The ECU women’s team has been on […]

Spring is Here, Or Has Winter Never Arrived?!

Spring is Here, Or Has Winter Never Arrived?!

OUTER BANKS, NC – We may be in the “winter” months; however the weather and air/water temps have remained “mid-March”-like since December 2011!  What a contrast to the winter of 2011 where we were locked in a deep freeze starting Dec 1, 2010 and thawing around late March 2011.  This year however, has been a complete opposite, and for the windsurfing opportunities, it has been fantastic! Andy down at Wind-NC has been catching most of it, keeping his game on par for the upcoming regular season.  Weekend warriors have been here to hit it, while some of the local crew have been off the water due to injuries as well as “little dudes” maintenance.  Now that March is here though, […]

Seahawks, Dukes Dance In CAA Tourney Opener

Seahawks, Dukes Dance In CAA Tourney Opener

RICHMOND, Virginia – UNCW tries to get its 28th appearance in the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championships off to a quick start when the No. 9 Seahawks take on No. 8 James Madison in the 2012 tourney opener Friday at Noon at the cavernous Richmond Coliseum. The UNCW-JMU winner earns a quarterfinal date with regular season champion and No. 1 seed Drexel at Noon on Saturday. Friday’s contest can be heard on the Seahawk Sports Network via Sunny 104.5 FM. Full tournament coverage is available on UNCWsports.com and CAAsports.com. “Everyone comes into the tournament with a clean slate,” said Buzz Peterson, UNCW’s second-year coach. “You get that first win and you never know what happens from there.” After closing […]

Film Documenting Efforts to Save and Preserve North Carolina Coastal Areas to Debut at UNC Wilmington March 15

Film Documenting Efforts to Save and Preserve North Carolina Coastal Areas to Debut at UNC Wilmington March 15

Wilmington, N.C. – The University of North Carolina Wilmington and the North Carolina Coastal Federation have partnered to create the documentary film Habitats, Heroes and Hallelujah: Stories of Hope from the North Carolina Coast. The premier showing of the film will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 in UNCW’s Lumina Theater in the Fisher Student Center, with a reception prior to the showing at 6 p.m. Both the reception and screening are free and open to the public. The N.C. Coastal Federation’s 50-minute video was produced by UNCW Media Production, part of Public Service and Continuing Studies. Hosted by author, song writer and Coastal Federation board member Bland Simpson, the video highlights some of the North Carolina coast’s most […]

‘Canes Reassign Justin Peters To Charlotte

‘Canes Reassign Justin Peters To Charlotte

Brian Boucher to be removed from injured reserve RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned goaltender Justin Peters to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Rutherford also announced that netminder Brian Boucher, who has been sidelined since Dec. 5 with a lower-body injury, will be removed from injured reserve.   Peters, 25, was recalled to Carolina from Charlotte on emergency conditions on Dec. 14. The Blythe, Ont., native played in seven games during the recall, posting a 2-3-2 record, a 2.48 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage. He made six starts in that span, and recorded his first NHL shutout […]

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