(Fort Mill, SC) – Trayce Thompson, rated as the fourth-best prospect in the White Sox organization by Baseball America, has been promoted the Charlotte Knights from Double-A Birmingham today.
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American Idol Winner and Platinum Country Recording Artist Will Throw Out First Pitch, Perform “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” DURHAM, NC – The Durham Bulls today announce Scotty McCreery will headline festivities at the 2012 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game at the DBAP on Tuesday, September 18. The country music superstar will throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch and perform “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th Inning Stretch. McCreery, a native of Garner, NC, was crowned the winner of the tenth season of American Idol in 2011. He has since become one of country music’s brightest young stars, selling over a million copies of his debut album Clear as Day. Now enrolled at North […]
Max Henson Staff Writer CHARLOTTE – The fourth preseason game allows players battling for roster spots one last chance to make a positive impression. That will be the goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. But the Panthers’ coaching staff and front office have been forming their player evaluations for months now. Head coach Ron Rivera made it clear that he and his staff will take a comprehensive approach to finalizing their 53-man roster. “We can’t get caught up in the moment,” Rivera said. “It really has to be the whole body of work — what we’ve done staring with OTAs, to minicamp, through training camp and to the last preseason game.” Rivera added that there are “probably a dozen” […]
Bryan Strickland Senior Writer CHARLOTTE – As the media gathered around Justin Medlock following Panthers practice Tuesday, one reporter congratulated him on being the last kicker standing. “Thanks,” Medlock said. “But it’s not over.” The Panthers released a pair of veteran specialists Monday – kicker Olindo Mare and punter Nick Harris – paving the way for Medlock and punter Brad Nortman. It’s a breakthrough for Medlock – whose last NFL kick was as a rookie in the 2007 season opener – and a relief for Nortman, a rookie. But neither is planning to pop open the champagne just yet. “I have to keep earning it every day,” Nortman said. “Your last punt is the only punt that matters. So even […]
Paced by trio of Morgan Kline, McKenzie Keightley and Christi Laite, UNCW posted a 3-0 sweep of visiting Campbell Tuesday.
(Fort Mill, SC) – Tuesday's game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, August 29. First pitch of Wednesday's game will be at 6:15 p.m.
Teams face off in USL PRO Playoffs Semifinal match Friday Wilmington, NC – Following their quarterfinal victory over the Richmond Kickers on Saturday, the Wilmington Hammerheads will go on the road south to compete with Orlando City for a spot in the USL PRO Playoffs final. The USL PRO Playoffs semifinal match between the Wilmington Hammerheads and the Orlando City Lions is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31 at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Orlando City finished at the peak of the USL PRO rankings for the 2012 regular season, therefore claiming the No. 1 seed position and earning a bye in the quarterfinal round of playoffs. The six top-ranked teams in the league made it to playoffs […]
Wilmington, NC August 28, 2012 — The Red Cross has launched a large disaster response that could last for weeks across multiple states along the Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Isaac affects millions of lives with strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and coastal surges. Almost 2,400 Red Cross disaster workers are in the region, opening evacuation shelters and providing relief supplies for those affected by Isaac in several states along the Gulf. Last night nearly 800 people stayed in 52 shelters in five states and more shelters could open today. HOW EASTERN NC IS PITCHING IN Although our region will not see major effects from Hurricane Isaac, the Eastern NC region of the American Red Cross has been hard at […]
New Hanover County – New Hanover County officials would like to address an online news report circulating regarding the building of a private baseball stadium. “New Hanover County has not engaged in any negotiations to build a private baseball stadium,” said County Manager Chris Coudriet. “Staff has been approached by an organization who proposed an idea, but that’s the extent of it – it’s an idea – and giving an audience to such an organization isn’t out of the ordinary,” said Coudriet. New Hanover County often receives ideas regarding community issues and projects, such as the recent development ideas for the former county administration building, located at 320 Chestnut Street. New Hanover County is dedicated to advancing its mission and […]
Rockingham, N.C. (August 28, 2012) – Rockingham Speedway will host the biggest single day of championship stock car racing in the track’s 47-year history on Saturday, Nov. 3 with the inaugural running of the “Classic 3 Championship Presented by the RCR Racing Museum.” The first-time event will feature championship-deciding races for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, UARA-Stars Late Models and Frank Kimmel Street Stock Series, all in one jam-packed afternoon of excitement on the one-mile Rockingham oval. “I’m a big believer in `Go big or go home,’” said Rockingham Speedway president Andy Hillenburg in announcing the event. “Most people would be satisfied to host the final point-counting race for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. But my first […]