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High-Flying TORC Series Racing Returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte

High-Flying TORC Series Racing Returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC April 21, 2014 – TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL, the popular Baja-style off-road truck racing series, will return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte April 25-26 with the Husqvarna Showdown. The TORC series includes popular drivers Jessie and Jarit Johnson, brothers to NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson, Arie Luyendyk Jr., and father and son duo, Johnny and CJ Greaves. Drivers push the limits over jump filled natural terrain tracks in two- or four-wheel drive trucks built to race. With unrivalled action, TORC bridges the gap between extreme sports and traditional racing with an edge not found in other forms of motorsports. The radical obstacles at The Dirt Track will offer genuine racing excitement that will have fans […]

USGA Announces “Open For All” Fan Programming To Amplify Historic 2014 U.S. Open Championships

USGA Announces “Open For All” Fan Programming To Amplify Historic 2014 U.S. Open Championships

New Experiential and Online Fan Engagement to Run Through Championship Weeks VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, NC April 21, 2014 – As part of its commitment to make golf more accessible and enjoyable, the United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced “Open For All”, a series of beyond-the-gates experiential initiatives surrounding this year’s historic back-to-back U.S. Open Championships. The fun and interactive events have been designed to attract new audiences and celebrate golf fans’ connection to the game. The U.S. Open Championships will be held in consecutive weeks at Pinehurst No. 2 in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C. The 114th U.S. Open will take place June 12-15, followed by the 69th U.S. Women’s Open Championship, June 19-22. Three primary elements will define […]

NC Baptists Plan Statewide, One-Day Wheelchair Ramp Build

NC Baptists Plan Statewide, One-Day Wheelchair Ramp Build

By: North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry THOMASVILLE, NC April 21, 2014 – On Saturday, April 26, North Carolina Baptist wheelchair ramp building teams will once again rise before the sun, load pickups with lumber, hammers and saws, and head out to spend the day building wheelchair ramps for those in need in their communities. Rampin’ Up! is a biennial event jointly sponsored by North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) and North Carolina Baptist Men. The outreach is held in conjunction with NC Operation Inasmuch – a one-day mission opportunity blitz across North Carolina. Ramp-building teams will be at work in every county. Call 1.877.506.2226 to learn where ramps are scheduled to be built in your area as well as information […]

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NBA Playoffs: Charlotte Bobcats Can’t Grab Game 1

NBA Playoffs: Charlotte Bobcats Can’t Grab Game 1

By Shane Skeary bobcats.com MIAMI, FL April 20, 2014 88vs.99 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FLA 1 2 3 4 CHA 23 19 23 23 88 MIA 19 30 23 27 99 Preview | Boxscore | Chat Replay | Game Gallery THE RESULT Kemba Walker led the Cats with a team-high 20 points and Al Jefferson had a double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds), but Charlotte couldn’t hang on to open up the franchise’s second-ever playoff series, falling, 99-88, to the Miami Heat on April 20 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. TURNING POINTS After being outscored by Miami, 30-16, in the second quarter and trailing, 49-42, at half, the Cats fought their way back in the third quarter on […]

Onslow County Board of Commissioners’ Meeting April 23, 2014 includes Dixon Middle School Project

Onslow County Board of Commissioners’ Meeting April 23, 2014 includes Dixon Middle School Project

ONSLOW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING April 23, 2014 Jacksonville City Hall, Council Chambers 815 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville, NC 7:00 PM REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER – Chairman Paul Buchanan PRAYER FOLLOWED BY A MOMENT OF SILENCE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mr. David B. Cotton, Deputy County Manager, will lead the audience and the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS PRESENT CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS We ask that all in attendance please set your cell phones to silent or vibrate mode. The Board offers the public two opportunities to speak during the meeting. Comments during the first public comment period should be limited to three minutes each and must be directly issue- oriented with the agenda items […]

Shawn Morimando Strong in Win over Frederick

Shawn Morimando Strong in Win over Frederick

By Darren Headrick / Carolina Mudcats (919-269-2287/mudcatsradio@carolinamudcats.com) ZEBULON, NC April 20, 2014 —Shawn Morimando looked stout over six innings as the Carolina Mudcats beat the Frederick Keys 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium. Alex Monsalve drove in a season-high three runs and the Mudcats (9-7) snapped the Keys’ winning streak at four games. Morimando (2-0) held Frederick (7-9) to one run on six hits. The left-hander was locked in from the opening pitch as he struck out five without a walk. His only blemish was a solo home run by Creede Simpson with two out in the fourth. Parker Bridwell (0-2) was spotty in the losing decision for Frederick. The right-hander allowed four runs on four hits with […]

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Myrtle Beach Pelicans power past Blue Rocks – W, 7-1

Myrtle Beach Pelicans power past Blue Rocks – W, 7-1

HOMERS POWER PELICANS PAST BLUE ROCKS MYRTLE BEACH WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT HOME GAME   MYRTLE BEACH, SC APRIL 20, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, notched another win over the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Saturday evening at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans struck for seven runs in the first two innings and got home runs from Nick Williams and Christopher Bostick to push past Wilmington with a 7-1 win. Lefty Sean Manaea, making his third professional start was hit hard by the Myrtle Beach hitters right off the bat. Consecutive infield singles set the table for Williams, who sent a 1-1 pitch to the opposite field for his first Carolina League […]

Western Wake Music Fest this Sunday at Booth Amphitheatre!

Western Wake Music Fest this Sunday at Booth Amphitheatre!

WESTERN WAKE FEST TO FEATURE OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL TALENT   CARY, NC April 21, 2014 – The Western Wake Music Fest brings together extraordinary talent from four local Western Wake County High School music programs. Support the arts in your community and bring a picnic to Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre on Sunday, April 27th, from 4 – 8 p.m. to enjoy this entertaining and FREE event!  Guests are sure to tap their feet to the stylings of the jazz ensembles from Cary, Green Hope, Panther Creek and Athens Drive high schools.  For that relaxing vibe, the sounds of the Athens Drive Strings Orchestra are just the thing for a lazy Sunday.  In a special highlight concert-goers will be treated experience the […]

Old Crow Medicine Show announce Raleigh & Charlotte dates

Old Crow Medicine Show announce Raleigh & Charlotte dates

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW   WITH SPECIAL GUEST SHOVELS & ROPE   AUGUST 20 – RED HAT AMPHITHEATER RALEIGH   AUGUST 21 – UPTOWN AMPHITHEATRE CHARLOTTE OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW will play Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on August 20 & Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte on August 21.   Tickets go on sale Friday April 25 at 10am at LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 800-745-3000.   Tickets for the August 20 Raleigh show will also be available at Duke Energy Center box office and Belk box office at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre.   Tickets for the August 21 Charlotte show will also be available at The Fillmore Charlotte box office.   For more information go to livenation.com.   # # […]

Kings of Leon announce fall tour coming to Charlotte and Raleigh

Kings of Leon announce fall tour coming to Charlotte and Raleigh

KINGS OF LEON 2014 MECHANICAL BULL TOUR   WITH SPECIAL GUESTS YOUNG THE GIANT & KONGOS   SEPTEMBER 16 – PNC MUSIC PAVILION CHARLOTTE (FORMERLY VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE)   SEPTEMBER 17 – WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE RALEIGH Kings Of Leon announced the third leg to their 2014 MECHANICAL BULL TOUR. Produced and promoted by Live Nation, the band will kick off the summer amphitheater tour on Thursday, July 31 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, Mo. Joining Kings Of Leon on select dates this summer will be Young The Giant and Kongos. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, April 25 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.   KINGS OF LEON will bring their […]