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Carolinas PGA Section Announces Special Awards and Honors Winners

Carolinas PGA Section Announces Special Awards and Honors Winners

Ten of the Carolinas’ top PGA Professionals will be awarded for their contributions to the game of golf Browns Summit, N.C. (November 21, 2012) – The Carolinas PGA Section Awards and Honors are distributed each year to the ten Carolinas PGA Professionals who not only excel in their fields of expertise, but also contribute to the growth of the game in the Carolinas. These individuals have dedicated themselves to maintaining the integrity of the golf industry, and day in and day out exemplify what it means to be a PGA Professional. Our Special Awards and Honors committee chair, and the 41st Inductee into the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame, Mike Harmon, PGA of Secession Golf Club, is proud to announce […]

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Free Fishing Workshops Offered at Pechmann Fishing Center in December

Free Fishing Workshops Offered at Pechmann Fishing Center in December

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 21, 2012) — Looking for a perfect gift for your favorite angler? Don’t buy one, make one. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting two free workshops at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville in December where participants will make — and keep — a fishing rod and lanyard. The 3-day Basic Rod Building Course, scheduled for Dec. 5, 6 and 7 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., covers the basic techniques for building a 6-foot, light-action spinning rod. All tools and supplies are provided. Due to space restriction, the class is limited to 15 participants and pre-registration is strongly recommended. In the Fishing Lanyard Making Workshop, scheduled for Dec. 8 from 9-10 a.m., participants will construct […]

ePatrol: BMW Group DesignworksUSA shows futuristic vision of police vehicle of the year 2025

ePatrol: BMW Group DesignworksUSA shows futuristic vision of police vehicle of the year 2025

Los Angeles/ Munich. The L.A. Autoshow is not just the place to inspect new models of automotive companies. For the 9th time, it is also the place where the design teams of the top automotive companies enter a creative competition of the most exciting kind when presenting visionary concepts around the topic of individual mobility. In 2012 the challenge for the design teams was to create the ultimate 2025 highway patrol vehicle. The solution delivered by BMW subsidiary DesignworksUSA demonstrates that BMW´s design think tank has more to offer than a rich 40 year history of product design. The visionary concept ePatrol gives a glimpse into the forceful power of innovation and future thinking that the mother company BMW Group […]

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“What Channel is the Game On?” Clemson Edition

“What Channel is the Game On?” Clemson Edition

Our weekly “what channel is the game on?” post returns as the Gamecocks prepare for the final game of the regular season against rival Clemson. Carolina hopes to earn their fourth-straight victory over their rival Tigers, matching their longest win streak in history. The game is sold out so we know a lot of fans will be tuned in at home. Every week we bring you this post to try to help out those in Gamecock Country who can’t make it to the game in person. The Gamecocks take on Clemson on Saturday, November 24, airing nationally on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. ESPN’s Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen, and Shannon Spake will call the action for the broadcast. The game […]

Ford Motor Company Fund Pledges $1 Million to American Red Cross

Ford Motor Company Fund Pledges $1 Million to American Red Cross

DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Company Fund is pledging $1 million to the American Red Cross for workplace development training for veterans, military members and their families, as well as to disaster relief through the Red Cross Disaster Responder program. Ford Motor Company Fund announces $1 million pledge over two years to American Red Cross for disaster relief and career training for veterans and family members Through this grant, 200 veterans, those soon to leave military service, or their family members will receive scholarships for free training for a career in health care Healthcare Scholarships are available to military families in Detroit, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Tenn. and Louisville, Ky. In this two-year commitment, Ford’s longstanding support of the American […]

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Gamecocks Men’s Hoops To Host Elon In Midweek Matchup Wednesday

Gamecocks Men’s Hoops To Host Elon In Midweek Matchup Wednesday

The game will not be televised. COLUMBIA, S.C. Nov. 20, 2012 – The South Carolina men’s basketball team (3-0) hosts Elon (3-1) on Wednesday in a 7 p.m. matchup at Colonial Life Arena. The contest will not be televised, but live video (subscription required) will be available via GamecocksOnline.com, and the game will also be broadcast on the Gamecock IMG Sports Network. Below are game details and notes for the non-conference contest. OPENING TIP Date: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 Tipoff: 7 p.m. ET Location: Columbia, S.C. Arena: Colonial Life Arena (18,000) Series: South Carolina leads 2-1 Last Meeting: Elon win, 58-53, Nov. 15, 2011 in Elon, N.C. Television: None Radio: Gamecock IMG Radio Network Sirius: None; XM: None Talent: Andy […]

Gamecocks Practice Report: Carolina Prepares for Palmetto State Showdown

Gamecocks Practice Report: Carolina Prepares for Palmetto State Showdown

Columbia, SC – The University of South Carolina football squad worked out Tuesday afternoon at the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds.” The Gamecocks (9-2) are preparing for Saturday’s regular season finale at Clemson (10-1). South Carolina Gamecocks vs Clemson Game Notes (PDF) “They’ve done a tremendous job all season,” said defensive line coach Brad Lawing of the Clemson offense. “They’ve got the best offense we’ve faced this season. They’re averaging 200 yards a game rushing, so we’ve got to stop the run and affect the quarterback and see where that goes from there.” Lawing confirmed that sophomore defensive end, a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy, the Lombardi Award and the Bednarik Award, practiced today, but is not 100 percent. “He’s still […]

Frank Martin Comments on New Signees

Frank Martin Comments on New Signees

By Brittany Lane on November 21, 2012 Columbia, SC – South Carolina Men’s Basketball has announced three signees, Desmond Ringer, Justin McKie and Sindarius Thornwell. Head Coach Frank Martin shared his thoughts on them:   Martin on Desmond Ringer (F/C – 6-9 – 260 – McDonough, Ga. – Eagle’s Landing) “Desmond Ringer gives us size, strength, athleticism and skill on the front line.  He comes from a very successful high school program, and we’re excited to have him be part of our family.  He is a guy that understands how to play, and he has great size and real good hands.  Desmond is someone that we feel will become a big-time presence on the front line for many years to […]

Cougars Lend A Helping Hand at Lights Of Love

Cougars Lend A Helping Hand at Lights Of Love

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston men’s basketball team and coaching staff lent a helping hand at the 2012 Lights of Love lighting ceremony held on Tuesday night at the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Charleston. The Ronald McDonald House is a ‘home away from home’ for families of seriously ill children. The Cougars learned more about the organization and helped spread some holiday cheer while taking a tour of the house. The lighting ceremony is an annual holiday fundraiser which brings the light of hope and love to families who must stay in Charleston during the holiday season. Every donation received during lights of love is represented by a light illuminated at the lighting ceremony and throughout the […]

College of Charleston Softball Inks Four-Member Signing Class

College of Charleston Softball Inks Four-Member Signing Class

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston softball team and head coach Shelly Hoerner have announced the addition of the 2013-14 freshman class which is comprised of four talented players from across the country who will immediately look to make an impact on the program. The class features Katie Padilla, a middle infielder from Corona, Calif.; Brianna Davis, a third baseman from Simpsonville, S.C.; Sam Martin, a pitcher from Tallahassee, Fla.; and Kayla Hall, an outfielder from Cornelius, N.C. “I am thrilled to add these four players to our team next season,” said Hoerner. “They all bring a high-level of playing experience to our program and are truly team-first players.  Their competitiveness and drive will enhance what we have built and […]