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Bakieva and Gray Bring International Flavor to Lady Pirates

Bakieva and Gray Bring International Flavor to Lady Pirates

by Sam Hickman ECUPirates.com Greenville, NC Feb. 14, 2012 – Every first-year college student faces several challenges when dealing with the acclimation process – new classes, new teachers, new friends and new schedules. Athletes deal with even more difficulties trying to balance their unfamiliar environments with rigorous practice routines, study halls and daily workouts. For a pair of Lady Pirate tennis players, those burdens were even more demanding. Renata Bakieva and Dana Gray are first-year members of the East Carolina program, and while their teammates traveled within one time zone to extend their competitive careers, their respective journeys began overseas. Bakieva, who hails from St. Petersburg, Russia, enrolled last month, and Gray, a native of New Zealand, began school in […]

Posted in: Greenville NC, Tennis
VFW, Sport Clips Haircuts to Sponsor NASCAR Nationwide Series Event at Darlington Raceway

VFW, Sport Clips Haircuts to Sponsor NASCAR Nationwide Series Event at Darlington Raceway

VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 to honor America’s military heroes and their families   DARLINGTON, S.C. (February 15, 2012) – Longtime partners, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) and Sport Clips Haircuts, proudly announce the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Darlington Raceway on Friday, May 11, 2012.   The VFW and Sport Clips will use their NASCAR partnership to raise awareness about the struggles many military families are facing and the VFW’s mission to support active-duty military, veterans and their families.   Founded in 1899, the VFW is America’s largest major combat veterans’ organization. The VFW offers several assistance programs to lessen the burden on active-duty military, […]

Swansboro Rotary Club 33rd Annual Oyster Roast and Pig Out

Swansboro Rotary Club 33rd Annual Oyster Roast and Pig Out

Swansboro, NC – Swansboro Rotary Club has held the line on ticket prices for the club’s 33rd annual Oyster Roast and Pig-Out. The event will be March 17, 5-8 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance are $40 – the price has not been increased in the past four years. They allow entry to one of the club’s most popular fundraisers, an all-you-can-eat extravaganza that takes place indoors at the Rotary Civic Center in Swansboro. Machine Gun, a popular and well-known variety band from Wilmington, will provide musical entertainment. Diners are reminded to bring an oyster knife and a glove. In addition to oysters, the menu includes roasted pig, fried fish, clam chowder, hot dogs with chili, cole slaw, hush puppies, condiments […]

P1 Superstock USA Announces 2012 Race Schedule

P1 Superstock USA Announces 2012 Race Schedule

Greenville, NC: February 14, 2012 – The one-design P1 SuperStock USA Championship is set for a second season of exciting and highly competitive offshore powerboat racing with five events on its 2012 race schedule.   For the second consecutive year, P1 SuperStock USA teams will race in Detroit, MI and Morehead City, NC with the addition of three new venues: St. Cloud, FL, Biloxi, MS and Pittsburgh, PA.   “We were approached by a huge number of venues who are interested in bringing P1 SuperStock USA to their city,” said Martin Sanborn, P1 Director of North American Operations. “The amount of interest this series has generated throughout the U.S. is very encouraging and will be instrumental in bringing the Championship […]

Beach Boys Bring Historic 50th Anniversary Tour To Raleigh Amphitheater on April 29

Beach Boys Bring Historic 50th Anniversary Tour To Raleigh Amphitheater on April 29

Beach Boys Bring Historic 50th Anniversary Tour To Raleigh Amphitheater on April 29 Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks To Tour Together For The First Time In More Than Two Decades Tickets on Sale Saturday, February 25 at 10 am RALEIGH, NC (February 15, 2012) — The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary and influential bands, have reunited for a global 50th Anniversary Tour. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks will tour together for the first time in more than two decades. The 40+ city tour, which will begin in April, will feature a headlining date at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 27th and a […]

Hurricanes Announce St. Baldrick’s Promotion

Hurricanes Announce St. Baldrick’s Promotion

RALEIGH, NC– Doug Warf, Senior Director of Marketing for the Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced the team’s plans to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and raise money for childhood cancer research. In conjunction with Radio 96.1, the Hurricanes are offering fans free tickets to their Feb. 23 game against the Anaheim Ducks if they are willing to have their locks shorn for St. Baldrick’s prior to the game. In an effort to encourage Hurricanes fans to support St. Baldrick’s, the first 200 fans to shave their heads prior to the team’s game on Feb. 23, will receive four tickets to that night’s game and have their picture taken with members of the […]

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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA: Firepower Program

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA: Firepower Program

Firepower Program Battleship NORTH CAROLINA February 18, 2012 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM WILMINGTON, NC – Thursday, February 16 is your last chance to purchase tickets for the engaging Firepower tour on the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. Learn about and explore the Battleship’s 16-inch and 5-inch guns from the gun houses to the ammunition loading compartments; the 40mm and 20mm guns, and the weapons that they replaced (1.10 and 50 caliber guns). The finest guns are of little use without the means to direct their fire accurately at the target. Presenters will discuss the various types of fire control equipment (directors/optical range finders, radar, computers) and how main and secondary battery plotting rooms and the combat information center operated. Participants will […]

Cougars Prepare For Mid-Week SoCon Clash With UNCG

Cougars Prepare For Mid-Week SoCon Clash With UNCG

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (16-10, 8-7 SoCon) vs. UNCG (11-15, 9-5 SoCon) Game #27 February 15, 2012 • 7:00 p.m. (ET) Greensboro Coliseum (7,617) at Greensboro, N.C.   Television: None Radio: Cougar Sports Network (ESPN Radio 910 AM) Series History: CofC Leads 20-8 Last Meeting: UNCG def. CofC, 73-66, on Jan. 12, 2012 in Charleston, S.C. Internet: Free Live Statistics at www.CofCSports.com Twitter: @CofCBasketball   THE COACHES College of Charleston: Mark Byington Interim Year at CofC: 4-2 (.667) Interim Year Overall: 4-2 (.667) UNCG: Wes Miller Interim Year at UNCG: 9-7 (.563) Interim Year Overall: 9-7 (.563)   RADIO (Cougar Sports Network) Play-By-Play: Jeff McCarragher Color Analyst: Everett German   TELEVISION (None)   GAME PREVIEW With four games remaining in the […]

Women’s Hoops Downs Marshall For First League Win

Women’s Hoops Downs Marshall For First League Win

GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 12, 2012 – Buoyed by a crowd of 3,258, the fifth-largest in program history, East Carolina broke through for its first Conference USA win of the season and snapped a 14-game skid along the way with a 61-57 victory against Marshall Sunday at Minges Coliseum. The Pirates improve to 7-17 overall and 1-10 in league play while the Herd lost its eighth contest in the last nine to move to 13-11 and 4-7. Box Score: East Carolina 61, Marshall 57 After trailing 24-21 at halftime, ECU out-scored Marshall 40-33 in the second stanza – marking the first time since the win over Monmouth on Nov. 30 that the Pirates have netted at least 40 points in a single […]

New Reader’s Theater Work About Sojourner Truth

New Reader’s Theater Work About Sojourner Truth

RALEIGH, NC – A new Readers’ Theater work about the family life of Sojourner Truth, a 19th-century abolitionist and women’s rights activist, will be presented at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. Four professional actors in the performance group Voices in Concert will present a play that suits all ages. Begin your weekend with a First Friday performance of Sojourner Truth and Her Children. Tickets cost $5 per person; ages 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets in advance at ncmuseumofhistory.org or night of event in Museum Shop. Written by playwright Rudy Wallace, artistic director of Voices in Concert, the   drama begins when Truth and her son, Peter — both of whom […]