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Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Minnesota United FC

Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Minnesota United FC

Tickets to the 2014 NASL Regular Season Finale are still available at CarolinaRailHawks.com CARY, NC Oct. 31, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks will return to WakeMed Soccer Park this Saturday for Fan Appreciation Night to take on Minnesota United FC in the final game of the 2014 NASL Regular Season. Prior to the game, the RailHawks will be hosting its 3rd Annual pre-game Soktoberfest festival. Saturday’s match-up is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30pm and will be featured as the NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3. Saturday’s match will also be LIVE on WRAL2, web streamed online at NASLlive.com and available on the radio at 99.9HD-3 The Ticket. The RailHawks are coming into Saturday’s match after earning three valuable points on the road after defeating the Atlanta Silverbacks 2-0. […]

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South Carolina Gamecocks ready for Tennessee Volunteers

South Carolina Gamecocks ready for Tennessee Volunteers

South Carolina Football Practice Report Gamecocks vs Tennessee Game Notes COLUMBIA, SC Oct. 30, 2014 – The South Carolina Gamecocks spent Thursday afternoon at the Bluff Road practice fields. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football (SEC) The Gamecocks (4-4, 2-4 SEC) will host the Tennessee Volunteers (3-5, 0-4 SEC) at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia on Saturday, November 1. The SEC Network will televise the 7:30 p.m. ET game nationally with Tom Hart and Matt Stinchcomb in the booth and Heather Mitts on the sidelines. Following Thursday’s practice, defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said that linebacker Skai Moore (ankle sprain) and safety Kadetrix Marcus (shoulder sprain) would not play on Saturday due to injuries. Sophomore Jonathan Walton is slated to start at the […]

Coastinista:  Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)
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Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)

A few years ago, as seen in these photos, I was doing a beach cleanup at the South end of Topsail Island and came across this Common Loon that was hooked, tangled, and emaciated. I was able to grab him, remove the hook and line, but he was still in bad shape.  I took him to Possumwood Acres Wildlife Rehab in Hubert where he recovered and was released. This is not all that uncommon and happens from time-to-time when surf and pier fishing. This summer, while attending the Southeastern Marine Debris Consortium Workshop in Charleston, I got a text message from a friend, who was pier fishing, with a photo of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle entangled in his line. I […]

No. 21 East Carolina Hits The Road To Take On Temple

No. 21 East Carolina Hits The Road To Take On Temple

GREENVILLE, NC Oct. 30, 2014 – East Carolina, which is bowl eligible for the eighth time in the last nine years, opens a two-game roadswing when it faces Temple in an American Athletic Conference battle Saturday at 12 noon. The Pirates, who will enjoy their third and final bye week of the 2014 campaign after visiting Philadelphia, will try to begin league play 4-0 for the first time since 2010 when they square off against the Owls. ECU will play its fourth contest as a nationally-ranked program after cracking the polls on Sept. 21 and will also be looking to match its best “season-opening” eight-game mark in school history when it meets Temple. TICKETS: East Carolina Pirates football East Carolina Game […]

Revisions Made to Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

Revisions Made to Captive Cervid Licenses and Permits

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 30, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission today approved temporary rules allowing the issuance of permits and licenses for “farmed cervid” facilities. Cervids are the family of mammals that includes deer, elk and moose. The temporary rules for permits and licenses apply only to “farmed cervids,” defined as any member of the deer family that is not a white-tailed deer or an elk. The new rules are required by legislation adopted by the General Assembly earlier this year. Session Law 2014-100, the State Budget Act, mandated the Wildlife Resources Commission adopt rules for the issuance of new captivity licenses for cervid facilities. During the public comment period for the temporary rules, the Commission became aware of […]

Charlotte Hornets Sign Walker to Multi-Year Extension

Charlotte Hornets Sign Walker to Multi-Year Extension

CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 30, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Kemba Walker to a multi-year extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Today is a great day for the Charlotte Hornets,” Cho said. “To be able to retain such an important piece of the core we are building here in Charlotte is exciting. Kemba is an integral part of the culture we’re trying to create within our organization and we are excited that he will continue to be a part of our team for years to come.” TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets (NBA) The 6-1 Walker was selected by Charlotte ninth overall of the 2011 NBA Draft and […]

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation
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Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation

Please allow me to introduce Coastinista, a new, and almost, daily cup of coastal conservation and eco-awareness here at Beach Carolina Magazine.    Let’s get right to it with your daily cup (pun intended today).  I was enjoying my morning cup of java this morning and it made me think of ways to reduce waste while caffeinating. Consider what type of coffee pot you use.  Is it plastic or metal and does it use single-use plastic cups or filters?  These considerations might not be at the top of your priority list when it comes to huge environmental impacts, but everything adds up.  Just take a tour of your local landfill and you will see just how much it adds up. […]

The new BMW X5 M and X6 M ; the second generation of the BMW M GmbH Ultra High Performance Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupe

The new BMW X5 M and X6 M ; the second generation of the BMW M GmbH Ultra High Performance Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupe

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ Oct. 29, 2014 – The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M see BMW M GmbH setting the pace once again in the high-performance Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) segment. When the previous generation of the two vehicles arrived in 2009, it was the first time the high-performance character distilled by BMW M GmbH had been transplanted into an all-wheel-drive BMW X model. The result was class-leading dynamics. The new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M pull no punches in writing the next chapter in this success story with another significant step forward in dynamic excellence, distinct M design and outstanding efficiency. The 2015 BMW X5 M will be offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $99,650 and the 2015 BMW X6 M will […]

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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 […]

Coastal Conservation Away from Home: Tips and Tricks for your next Vacation!
By October 29, 2014 Read More →

Coastal Conservation Away from Home: Tips and Tricks for your next Vacation!

  Recycling away from home can be tricky, but is just as, if not more so, important than recycling at home. Recycling is key to making sure that materials do not end up in our ocean or in a landfill where they will stay forever, especially when it comes to marketable materials like metal and non-biodegradable materials like plastics! First thing is first, reduce or better yet eliminate the single use plastics like coffee cup lids, straws, and plastic water bottles (among’st other things). Travel with a reusable metal bottle or use the same plastic bottle over and over while on your vacation. Bring a bamboo or metal straw if you must or ask for no straw.  I always feel […]

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