Daily Archives: June 29, 2012


Wilmington Sharks Triumphant in Return to CPL Play

Wilmington, NC – Three errors committed by the Wilmington Sharks (15-11) in the first inning gave the visiting Peninsula Pilots (11-15-1) an early 1-0 lead, but the hosts returned to Coastal Plain League action for the first time since Sunday at Petersburg with a 5-4, come from behind win. Despite […]


Two Gamecocks Named to Blue Ribbon Yearbook All-America Team

Columbia, SC June 29, 2012 – The University of South Carolina football team placed two of its players on the preseason All-America team as selected by Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook, it was announced today. Junior running back Marcus Lattimore and sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney were named to the […]


SwampDogs Drop Slugfest In Edenton

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs saw their first half division title hopes fade as they lost to the Edenton Steamers 10-9 on Thursday night. The two teams combined for six home runs, the highest single-game total in the Coastal Plain League this season. The Dogs jumped out to a […]


Topsail Island North Carolina – 4th of July Weekend Celebrations

Independence Day Celebration Surf City July 3 Fireworks at 9PM, Soundside Park Independence Day Celebration Holly Ridge July 4 4th of July Fireworks in the Holly Ridge Municipal Park! Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 Park opens at 6 p.m. and the fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Inflatables, glownecklaces, Concessions, Music!!!! Bring […]


BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation Agree to Further Strengthen Collaboration

Companies sign MoU aimed at collaboration in four fields of technology   Tokyo/Munich . Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), met today with Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, at BMW Group headquarters in Munich to announce the planned expansion of their existing […]


Spencer Hampton Loses Battle Against Cancer

GREENVILLE, N.C. June 29, 2012 – Spencer Hampton, a former East Carolina University football player whose determined rise from walk-on status culminated with a Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl victory in 2007 and a Conference USA title in 2008, died early Friday following a brief illness. Hampton, 25, was diagnosed with stage […]


Progress Energy warns customers against utility bill payment scam

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 29, 2012) – Progress Energy is urging customers be on alert for a new utility bill payment scam affecting customers across the country. Scammers claim that President Obama will pay customers’ utility bills through a new federal program. Progress Energy has received reports of customers who have […]


North Carolina Symphony Summerfest Concert to Delay Start Time This Saturday

Romeo & Juliet Concert to begin at 8:30 p.m. Cary, NC – The most up-to-date weather information for Saturday, June 30 indicates a strong possibility of excessive heat on the Booth Amphitheatre stage at the regular Summerfest start time of 7:30 p.m. Therefore, in order to best balance the safety […]


North Carolina Museum of History Associates Announces William Wilson as Executive Director

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Museum of History Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of William “Billy” Wilson as Executive Director, effective July 1. Wilson’s duties will include leading efforts to expand membership in the Associates across the state, implementing events to diversify and increase the organization’s funding […]


Amanda Rutqvist Finishes Fourth in 200 Breaststroke at Swedish Nationals

COLUMBIA, S.C. June 29, 2012 – South Carolina rising junior swimmer Amanda Rutqvist had a strong showing in the 200 breaststroke on Thursday at the Swedish Nationals as she swam to a fourth-place finish in the finals with a time of 2:30.92. Rutqvist, who earned All-America honors in the event […]