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Durham Bulls to host Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Durham Bulls to host Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Free Event Gives Fans Opportunity to Meet Rays Outfielder Jerry Sands, Take Batting Practice on Field DURHAM, NC Oct. 8, 2014 – The Durham Bulls will host their annual Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18.  The free event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.  Tampa Bay Rays outfielder and Smithfield, NC native Jerry Sands will be on hand to sign autographs and fans will be able to take batting practice and play catch on the field. Entry to Fall Fan Fest is free with the donation of three canned food items, which will be contributed to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. With that donation, fans will be […]

Hornets, Novant Health Honor Community Members at Seventh Annual My Hero Gala

Hornets, Novant Health Honor Community Members at Seventh Annual My Hero Gala

Charlotte’s Most Unique Fundraiser And Black Tie Event Brings Heroes From The Hardwood Together With Heroes From The Community CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield, along with Novant Health Executive Vice President & Chief Consumer Officer Jesse Cureton, will host more than 700 guests at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday, October 25, 2014, for the seventh annual “My Hero Gala” black tie fundraiser to support the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser and the Charlotte Hornets Foundation. An unforgettable evening presented by Deloitte and hosted by Emmy® Award-winning sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, the “My Hero Gala” features the entire Hornets team and coaching staff donning tuxedos and basketball shoes. This red-carpet […]

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
Peace of mind in the ocean: The first user-friendly shark deterrent band

Peace of mind in the ocean: The first user-friendly shark deterrent band

CHARLESTON, SC Oct. 7, 2014 –  Shark. Just one mention of the ancient jagged-toothed creature that lurks beneath the waves fascinates our culture as much as it inspires fear. This image is amplified annually through the beloved Sharkweek program, which has run for more than 25 years. People know the chances of a shark attack are minimal, but we have a hard time silencing the fear that we could be the unlucky one. Nathan and David Garrison, surfers, divers, and Co-founders of Mano (the Hawaiian word for Shark), say they and fellow surfers share a heightened fear of sharks because they spend so much time in the ocean. Nathan is quick to note, “We always hear the ‘lightning vs shark […]

Carolina RailHawks to Wear Commemorative Jersey During Oct. 18 Match

Carolina RailHawks to Wear Commemorative Jersey During Oct. 18 Match

Commemorative Jerseys to raise awareness and funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Durham CARY, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks announced on Tuesday that they will be wearing a commemorative jersey in honor of the Ronald McDonald House of Durham during their October 18th home match against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. This special edition RailHawks Jersey will have the iconic Ronald McDonald House logo on the front. The RailHawks are participating in the global commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Ronald McDonald House Charities which celebrates the millions of seriously ill children whose lives have been touched since it began operations in 1974 through more than 340 houses worldwide. “The RailHawks are a great example of our generous community that has made […]

Posted in: Cary NC, Events, Soccer
BI-LO, Ragú® and Charlotte Motor Speedway to Celebrate Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Birthday at the Bank of America 500

BI-LO, Ragú® and Charlotte Motor Speedway to Celebrate Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Birthday at the Bank of America 500

CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 6, 2014 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. will celebrate his 40th birthday during the Oct. 9-11 Bank of America 500 weekend and fans can join the fun at the Dale Jr. Birthday Pit Party presented by BI-LO on Saturday, Oct. 11. The pre-race pit party will include a concert by The Band Perry, the 2014 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year, along with performances by Parmalee and Jimmy Wayne. The No. 88 National Guard driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will make appearances on stage for fan Q&A sessions, while pit crew demonstrations, games and photo opportunities will take place in Victory Circle and toward the exit of […]

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 […]

The Band Perry Headlines Pre-Race Country Jam and Pit Party at Bank of America 500

The Band Perry Headlines Pre-Race Country Jam and Pit Party at Bank of America 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jimmie Johnson to Make Fan Stage Appearances The 2014 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year, The Band Perry, will headline the largest pre-race Country Jam and Pit Party in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s history prior to the Bank of America 500 on Saturday, Oct. 11. The three-hour-long entertainment festival will take place on pit road and will also include concerts by Jimmy Wayne and Parmalee. No. 88 National Guard driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will make appearances on stage for fan Q&A sessions, while pit crew demonstrations, games and photo opportunities will take place in Victory Circle and toward the exit of pit road. All the […]

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
Clemson Athletics to Support Breast Cancer Awareness in October

Clemson Athletics to Support Breast Cancer Awareness in October

CLEMSON, SC Sept. 30, 2014 — Clemson Athletics and head football coach Dabo Swinney’s All In Team Foundation are teaming with Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital System, Coca-Cola and OOBE in support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Beginning today and continuing throughout the month Clemson’s program to promote breast cancer awareness will feature: A custom designed 2014 “Tiger Breast Cancer Awareness Pin” worn by players and coaches during Tiger Walk and by coaches on the sideline during games. Special men’s and women’s pink apparel designed and manufactured by OOBE available in many Clemson outlets. Clemson’s home football game against Louisville on Oct. 11 will feature special Nike gear worn by […]

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