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Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Paige voted Preseason Player of Year; Okafor tabbed for Rookie honor CHARLOTTE, NC (theACC.com) Oct. 29, 2014 – Duke will enter the 2014-15 season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, according to a vote of media in attendance at the league’s  annual “Operation Basketball.” The Blue Devils, who return guards Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon, along with starting forward Amile Jefferson from last year’s team that finished 26-9 and tied for third place in the final ACC regular-season standings, received 41 of 65 first-place votes in Wednesday’s preseason poll. In addition to the solid group of veterans, the Blue Devils boast a talented cast of newcomers that includes 6-foot-11 freshman Jahlil Okafor. TICKETS: Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball North Carolina […]

United States Air Force Band Coming to Louisburg College

United States Air Force Band Coming to Louisburg College

LOUISBURG, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – The United States Air Force Concert Band will be performing on Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Louisburg College campus. The Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is the largest of six musical ensembles that comprise The United States Air Force Band. Featuring 53 active duty Airmen musicians, the Concert Band performs throughout the United States via biannual tours, live radio, television and Internet broadcasts, as well as at local concerts across metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, Concert Band members perform in smaller chamber ensembles at official military […]

Ride North Carolina’s AMTRAK to the State Fair: Carolinian to make special stop at fairgrounds in Raleigh

Ride North Carolina’s AMTRAK to the State Fair: Carolinian to make special stop at fairgrounds in Raleigh

WASHINGTON, DC Oct. 10, 2014 – Amtrak is the most convenient way to travel to this year’s North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. Beginning Oct. 17 and continuing through Oct. 26, the Carolinian (Trains 79/80) will make a special stop twice a day near the fairgrounds entrance. Passengers traveling from Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, High Point, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham, and Cary will have easy access to the fair. The northbound Carolinian leaves Charlotte at 7 a.m. with a scheduled arrival at the fairgrounds at 10:08 a.m. The southbound Carolinian departs the fairgrounds at 4:56 p.m., with a scheduled arrival in Charlotte at 8:12 p.m.  The special stop is wheelchair accessible and the train has Wi-Fi®. For information about visiting the North […]

Blaze Orange Requirements and Recommendations for North Carolina

Blaze Orange Requirements and Recommendations for North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 8, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign is reminding hunters to follow blaze orange requirements and making safety recommendations to others who spend time outdoors. In North Carolina, hunters are required to wear a cap, hat or an outer garment in blaze orange that is visible from all sides when hunting bear, feral hogs, deer, rabbit, squirrel, grouse, pheasant or quail with a firearm. Anyone hunting deer during a deer firearms season, regardless of method, must wear blaze orange. Hunters also are required to wear blaze orange while hunting with a bow on Sunday during the black powder and gun seasons. “Wearing blaze orange is an easy and effective step […]

Posted in: Hunting, Raleigh NC
What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

Culture Around Every Corner: October 8-11 RALEIGH, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – A celebration of Revolutionary War music and dance in Halfiax, behind-the-scenes Battleship tours in Wilmington and a mountain militia muster in Weaverville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun and learning start Thursday when the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort hosts an informal lunchtime chat about a French merchant ship’s role in the American Revolution. Later that day, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at its 1888 steam-powered fire engine and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will host a special screening of a series of films by […]

Three Lakes in Jackson County Will Not Receive Fall Trout Stockings

Three Lakes in Jackson County Will Not Receive Fall Trout Stockings

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 7, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission cancelled trout stockings in three Jackson County lakes this fall because of low water levels resulting from maintenance work on dams. Bear, Wolf Creek and Tanassee lakes will not receive fall trout stockings because Duke Energy, which owns the lakes, is performing maintenance on the lakes’ dams and will draw down the water. Normal stockings will resume in spring after the work is completed and water levels return to normal. Although these three lakes will not be stocked this fall, anglers can fish other trout waters in Jackson County that will receive regularly scheduled trout stockings. These include Balsam Lake and the Delayed Harvest section of the Tuckasegee River. For […]

Posted in: Fishing, Raleigh NC
Comment on Proposed Changes for Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

Comment on Proposed Changes for Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 6, 2014 — As required by a new state law, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is revising management of its captive cervid program through rulemaking. Cervids are the family of animals that includes white-tailed deer and elk. The proposed changes, detailed in Session Law 2014-100, will include amending the current regulations covering transportation of cervids within the state, licensing of new captive cervid facilities and age requirements for disease testing. Session Law 2014-100 prohibits any importation of captive cervids until at least 2017. The Wildlife Commission is accepting public comments on the proposed changes at two public hearings and online through Oct. 16. While the rule amendments are necessary to implement the new law, the Commission needs […]

Carolina Hurricanes reduce training camp by 10 players

Carolina Hurricanes reduce training camp by 10 players

Jordan Staal placed on injured reserve; Carolina’s roster now at 25 players RALEIGH, NC Oct. 2, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has trimmed its training camp roster by 10 players. It also was announced that center Jordan Staal has been placed on injured reserve. With the moves, just 25 players remain in the team’s training camp heading into its final two exhibition games, Friday at PNC Arena against Buffalo and Sunday at Washington. Forwards Phil Di Giuseppe, Brock McGinn, Carter Sandlak, Brody Sutter and Brendan Woods, as well as defenseman Danny Biega, will join the Charlotte Checkers’ training camp immediately. Goaltender Drew MacIntyre […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
Down Home Classic Country Music Show October 3-4, 2014 in Benson, NC

Down Home Classic Country Music Show October 3-4, 2014 in Benson, NC

BENSON, NC Sept. 30, 2014 – Tina Seldin Cash is returning to Johnston County! Want to hear some good ole classic country music? Join us for the Down Home Classic Country Music Show on Saturday, October 3-4 at 7:00 PM in the W. J. Barefoot Auditorium located on Church Street in Benson. The show is being produced and directed by Tina Seldin Cash. Nashville recording artists Tony Gibson, Russ Varnell and Erica Jones with perform as well as popular local singer Calla Godwin, Paige Johnson, Amber Pittman, Aubrey Sasser and Sydney Wheeless. Tina Seldin Cash is currently one of the North Carolina Lottery Hosts, announcing the winning lottery numbers on live television during the 11:00 news on WRAL. She worked […]

Carolina Hurricanes to assign nine players to Charlotte Checkers

Carolina Hurricanes to assign nine players to Charlotte Checkers

Larose added to training camp roster, which now stands at 36 players RALEIGH, NC Sept. 27, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will reassign nine players from its training camp roster to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. Francis also announced that the team has added forward Chad LaRose to the training camp roster on a professional tryout. Defensemen Trevor Carrick, Dennis Robertson and Keegan Lowe and goaltender Daniel Altshuller were assigned directly to the Checkers. Forwards Ben Holmstrom, Justin Shugg, Greg Nemisz and Jared Staal will be assigned to Charlotte pending waivers. Forward Kyle Hagel, who has an AHL contract with […]

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