RALEIGH, NC Mar. 9, 2014 – On March 9, 1891, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, was founded as a land grant institution for African Americans. The school, originally named the Agricultural and Mechanical College, was established as a result of the Second Morrill Act, enacted by Congress in 1890, which mandated separate colleges for the “colored race.” Initially, the college shared space with Shaw University, but eventually moved to its permanent home in Greensboro with the assistance of Dewitt Clinton Benbow, a Guilford County businessman and philanthropist, and Charles H. Moore, an African American educator and businessman. In 1915, the state legislature changed the name to Agricultural and Technical College. In 1967, the college became a university and […]
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Casey Rowland matched her career high with 12 strikeouts to lead UNCW to a 4-0 win over NCCU Saturday at Boseman Field Box Score WILMINGTON, NC Mar. 8, 2014 – Junior Casey Rowland matched her career high with 12 strikeouts to lead UNCW to a 4-0 victory over North Carolina Central in collegiate softball action Saturday at Boseman Field. The Seahawks improved to 9-8 with the victory while the Eagles moved to 0-13 on the campaign. Rowland’s matched both personal and program single-game marks for strikeouts in a game to highlight a solid effort in the circle for the Albany, N.Y., product as she allowed just four hits and one walk in seven innings of work to move her record […]
Elvis Presley Celebrated with Another Prized Vehicle on Display at the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair Hosted by OldRide.com
CHARLOTTE, NC Mar. 7, 2014 – When Elvis Presley wasn’t singing to thousands of adoring fans, he was working on his always expanding car collection. Elvis’ love affair with automobiles started when he was young and grew over time, just like his music career, ever changing and evolving. Last year, Charlotte Motor Speedway displayed one of his most famous cars, his 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II, courtesy of Elvis Presley Enterprises and Graceland. The celebration of Elvis and his passion for cars will continue this year at the April 3-6 AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com as an even more famous and historic vehicle will be on display in the Showcase Pavilion. The automobile will be announced at a special press event, […]
The Pirates receive a first-round bye and will play on Wednesday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. (MT) 2014 C-USA Women’s Basketball Tournament Bracket | Coach Macy Quotes GREENVILLE, NC Mar. 7, 2014 –The East Carolina women’s basketball team claimed the No. 5 seed in the 2014 Conference USA Tournament which will be held in El Paso, Texas. The tournament will begin on Tuesday, March 11, however, the Pirates earned a first-round bye and play in the second round on Wednesday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. (MT). ECU will take on the winner of the No. 12 Rice-No. 13 FIU game. The Pirates will enter the tournament with a 22-7 overall record and a 10-6 conference mark. As the No. 5 […]
RALEIGH, NC Mar. 8, 2014 – On March 8, 1865, the Battle of Wyse Fork began near Kinston. The first day of action would prove to be the high point for Confederate forces. More than 13,000 Union forces under Maj. Gen. Jacob D. Cox were intent on moving up the rail line from New Bern through Kinston to Goldsboro to unite with Gen. William T. Sherman and open a supply route through eastern North Carolina. Around 12,500 Confederate troops under Gen. Braxton Bragg entrenched on Southwest Creek sought to impede Union progress. The two forces clashed there, and the ensuring battle lasted for three days. The Battle of Wyse Fork involved one of the largest concentrations of troops ever on […]
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC Mar. 7, 2014 – In its second outdoor meet of the season, UNCW’s men’s and women’s programs combined to win seven events and post a pair of top-10 marks on Friday at the Palmetto Classic. Breaking into the women’s all-time top-10 in the High Jump were Margaret Edwards and Emily Kimble, who both tied for the win after posting best marks of 5-5, tying them for 10th all-time. In the 110 meter hurdles, sophomore Hezekiah Ward top the field with a time of 15.25 seconds. Senior Anthony Colon finished third with a time of 15.51. The Seahawk men dominated the 400 meters by taking the top five times. Finishing in the top three were event winner Trip […]
Photo Gallery/Courtesy of CAA | UNCW-Hofstra Box Score BALTIMORE, MD Mar. 7, 2014 – Eighth-seeded Hofstra survived a long range assault and spirited play by No. 9-seeded UNCW to escape with a 78-70 victory in the opening game of the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship Friday night at the Baltimore Arena. The Pride knocked off the Seahawks for the third time this season and improved to 10-22 with the hard-fought win. Hofstra faces top-seeded Delaware in the first of four quarterfinal pairings on Saturday at Noon UNCW, meanwhile, closed out its season with a 9-23 mark after dropping four of its last five outings. My hat’s off to Hofstra,” said UNCW fourth-year head coach Buzz Peterson, who concluded […]
Marshall at East Carolina Mar. 8, 2014 | 12 Noon (EST) Greenville, N.C. RADIO: WNCT 1070 AM Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 1 | Game 2 | ECU Notes | Marshall Notes | C-USA Notes MEDIA INFORMATION Date Mar. 8, 2014 Location Greenville, N.C. Tickets Online Ticket Center Live Audio/Video Game 1 | Game 2 Radio Pirate IMG Sports Network Live Stats Game 1 | Game 2 Game Notes East Carolina I Marshall Twitter @ECUBaseball l @ECUScoreboard EAST CAROLINA PIRATES Record 7-5 Last Game Win at UNCG 4-3/10 inn. (Mar. 5, 2014) Head Coach Billy Godwin (Atlantic Christian, 1986) Career: 553-278-1 (15th season) ECU Record: 291-193-1 (9th season) MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD Record 3-8 Last Game Loss vs. Rhode […]
Wilmington, NC Mar. 7, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today that they have welcomed forward Brian Ackley to the squad for the 2014 USL PRO regular season. This will be Ackley’s first season with the Hammerheads and his second season competing in USL PRO. Ackley, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, makes the transition to the Hammerheads from a two year stint with the Carolina Railhawks of the North American Soccer League (NASL). Ackley tallied three goals and two assists with the Railhawks in 2012 before duplicating the same statistics again in 2013. “I am excited to be in Wilmington and helping the team with their goal of winning a championship,” said Ackley. “There is a lot of talent […]
JACKSONVILLE, NC Mar. 7, 2014 – Sneads Ferry Branch Library continues the move into the new Sneads Ferry Branch Library and Environmental Education Center. Unfortunately weekly programs such as storytimes scheduled for Mar. 10-14 must be cancelled. Astro4Girls has been rescheduled for Mar. 25 at 4:30 pm. American Girls will still take place Mar. 22 at 10:00 am. Updates will be released as schedules firm up. Immediate information will also be disclosed at: https://www.facebook.com/OnslowCountyPublicLibrary , https://www.facebook.com/government1 , http://www.onslowcountync.gov/library/ and via Twitter. The branch telephone number is 910.327.6471. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to join us when we open the new facility.