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Rookie Davis Wins Season Opener for RiverDogs

Rookie Davis Wins Season Opener for RiverDogs

Rookie Davis keeps Augusta scoreless early as Charleston claims its first victory AUGUSTA, GA March 3, 2014 – Rookie Davis pitched five shutout innings and struck out five to key the Charleston RiverDogs to a 5-1 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Thursday evening at Lake Olmstead Stadium in South Atlantic League action. Davis’s shutout performance carried the RiverDogs to a 1-0 start for the 2014 season. This marks the first season opener that Charleston has won since 2011 when the RiverDogs claimed a 6-1 road victory against the Lexington Legends. Augusta starter Chase Johnson locked up with Davis to keep the contest scoreless through the first four innings. Mike Ford collected two singles against Johnson and Gosuke Katoh singled […]

Internship Opportunity at Museum of the Cape Fear Complex

Internship Opportunity at Museum of the Cape Fear Complex

FAYETTEVILLE, NC March 3, 2014 – The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex is seeking two interns to volunteer with 1897 Poe House tours and other duties at the complex this summer. The selected interns will provide guided tours of the 1897 Poe House for walk in visitors during the week. Tours are offered at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 Tuesday through Friday. Between tours, the intern would assist the Education Staff with various projects related to special events, publicity, and educational activities for all age groups. “This is a great opportunity for students contemplating careers in the museum or history fields to get some hands on practice and understanding of the museum environment.  Volunteer internships look fantastic on college […]

Earth Fair OBX III

Earth Fair OBX III

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC April 2, 2014 – Celebrate this year’s Earth Day at the third annual OBX Earth Fair Saturday, April 26, at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, 850 NC 345, in Wanchese. A number of local organizations team up to provide an afternoon of family fun, featuring lots of  hands-on activities throughout the facility and on surrounding grounds. The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island brings Enviroscape, an interactive model for demonstrating how water can become polluted when it travels over land, streets, yards and through storm drains. The model also points out how our personal actions can affect the health of our oceans, sounds and waterways. Earth Day features an ongoing speaker series by local professionals and a […]

NC Aquarium cake competition sweetens Earth Day celebration

NC Aquarium cake competition sweetens Earth Day celebration

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC March 31, 2014 – The Cakes for Conservation competition April 22 adds a sweet touch to the annual Earth Day Party for the Planet at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Bakers ages 5 and up are invited to express their philosophies in frosting and compete for cash prizes with confections that depict “Backyard Buddies” – amphibians, birds, snakes, turtles, insects and plants you might see from your deck or in your garden. There is no entry fee. Judges will be looking for creativity, taste, portrayal of the theme and use of local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Cash prizes to be awarded include $100 to the winner in the professional category; $50 for the […]

Lady Cat Social Media Sweetheart of the Week – Katrina

Lady Cat Social Media Sweetheart of the Week – Katrina

Each week this season a Lady Cat will be highlighted as our Social Media Sweetheart. During the week, fans will get an inside look into the lives of these hard working ladies through social media. This week’s sweetheart is Katrina. Lady Cat Katrina Gallery | Lady Cat Katrina Facebook Page CHARLOTTE, NC March 31, 2014 Throughout the 13-14 season, the Bobcats are highlighting one Lady Cat each week as a Social Media Sweetheart. During the week, fans will get an inside look into the lives of these hard working ladies as they go about their daily lives at their offices, classrooms, Lady Cats practices, family outings and Bobcats games. Hometown:Denver, CO Occupation:Cocktail waitress, nanny Education:UNCC Hobbies:Playing basketball, working out Dream […]

Charlotte Bobcats Sign Forward DJ White to 2nd 10-Day Contract

Charlotte Bobcats Sign Forward DJ White to 2nd 10-Day Contract

CHARLOTTE, NC March 31, 2014 – Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed forward DJ White to a second 10-day contract. The 6-9 White has seen action in one game for the Bobcats this season, tallying one rebound and one steal in four minutes. He is in his sixth NBA season and has career averages of 5.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 133 games played with the Thunder, Bobcats and Celtics. For his career, White has shot .507 from the field (348-686) and .720 from the free-throw line (113-157). Prior to joining the Bobcats, White played 27 games this season for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. He averaged […]

Vincent Colyer, Freedmen’s Friend

Vincent Colyer, Freedmen’s Friend

RALEIGH, NC March 31, 2014 – On March 31, 1862, Vincent Colyer was appointed Superintendent of the Poor for the Union’s Department of North Carolina. Stationed in the occupied town of New Bern, Colyer immediately set about employing African Americans as skilled laborers to work on fortifications for the town. He managed to have three sets of earthworks constructed during his brief tenure. Colyer set up schools to educate the African Americans, but ran afoul of Edward Stanly, who was serving as the military governor of North Carolina. Stanly was under orders to restore North Carolina to the Union as it was before the Secession movement, and in Stanly’s view that meant that educating blacks was illegal. Colyer successfully appealed […]

No. 47 UNCW Defeats Old CAA Foe ODU

No. 47 UNCW Defeats Old CAA Foe ODU

The men’s tennis team wrapped up a two-game road swing to Virginia by beating former CAA rival ODU, 6-1, on Saturday. NORFOLK, VA March 29, 2014 – No. 47 UNCW concluded a two-match weekend road swing to Virginia by beating former Colonial Athletic Association rival Old Dominion, 6-1, in men’s tennis action Saturday at the Folkes Stevens Tennis Center. The Seahawks, who edged No. 37 VCU, 4-3, on Friday in Richmond, won their fifth match in a row to increase their record to 11-6 this season. The Monarchs are now 11-7. Coach Mait DuBois and his squad made quick work of the Monarchs, taking the first two doubles matches off the court and sweeping five of the six singles pairings. […]

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Loray Mill Walkout, 1929

Loray Mill Walkout, 1929

RALEIGH, NC March 30, 2014 – On March 30, 1929, workers at the Loray Mill in Gastonia began a walkout. Two days later, they called a general strike. At the time the five-story building covering more than a half-million square feet and was the world’s largest factory under one roof. Labor unions targeted it for organization because of its size, and the Rhode Island owners caused resentment by erecting a tall fence around the property and pressing for greater productivity. The National Textile Workers Union, widely acknowledged to be under Communist influence, exploited the situation by sending activists to Gastonia. They argued that winning North Carolina was the key to the labor movement’s advancement in the South, and winning the […]

Orlando Magic Comeback Too Much for Cats

Orlando Magic Comeback Too Much for Cats

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com ORLANDO, FL March 28, 2014 105vs.110 Amway Center, Orlando, FL 1 2 3 4 OT CHA 30 20 31 16 8 105 ORL 16 25 33 23 13 110 Preview | Boxscore | Game Recaps|Game Gallery THE RESULT Josh McRoberts had a career night for the Cats, scoring a career-best 24 points, including six three-pointers to go with seven rebounds and six assists but Charlotte could not hold off a Magic comeback on the way to a 110-105 overtime defeat on March 28 in Orlando. Kemba Walker added 24 points and eight assists in the loss. TURNING POINTS Charlotte led this one most of the way before Orlando opened the fourth quarter on a 15-8 run […]