RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has awarded Dr. Harry E. LeGrand, Jr., a zoologist with the N.C.Natural Heritage Program, with one of its most prestigious awards, the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award. Gordon Myers, the Commission’s executive director, presented LeGrand with the award, along with a plaque and framed wildlife print at the Commission’s business meeting today. “Dr. Harry LeGrand, Jr., is one of the most precise and exacting scholars in the wildlife conservation science community today,” Myers said. “His dedication, focus and expertise as a wildlife biologist and natural resources inventory specialist are just a few of the many reasons why he is so deserving of this honor.” LeGrand, a vertebrate biologist […]
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RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2012) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission today welcomed two new members to its19-member governing board and honored a former Commissioner for his years of service and leadership. James Garry Spence of Charlotte and V. Ray Clifton, Jr., of Clarkton were sworn in by Superior Court Judge Douglas Parsons during the agency’s business meeting today. A former Wildlife Commissioner,Parsons resigned from the Commission earlier this year when Gov. Bev Perdue appointed him to the Superior Court bench for the 4-A Judicial District. Spence will serve as an at-large Commissioner, appointed by President Pro Tempore of the N.C. Senate Phil Berger. Spence replaced Doc Thurston, who resigned in January. Spence will serve the remainder of Thurston’s two-year term, […]
UNCW opens the home portion of its 2012 schedule this weekend with matches against state foes Charlotte and Davidson.
Wednesday was a big day for drag racing’s premier sanctioning body as NHRA officials unveiled the 2013 schedule and announced that, beginning next year, The Coca-Cola Company will rebrand NHRA’s top series the Mellow Yellow Drag Racing Series.
UNCW begins a 10-match road swing this weekend with an appearance in the Deacon Invitational, hosted by Wake Forest.
Opening Night at the DBAP Slated for Monday, April 8th – The Durham Bulls today announce their home schedule for the 2013 International League season. After opening the season on the road, the Bulls kick off their 72-game home slate on Monday, April 8th against the Gwinnett Braves. The home schedule concludes on Tuesday, August 27th, with the Bulls then closing out the regular season on the road. The Bulls will once again host a home game on the Fourth of July, when the division rival Norfolk Tides visit the DBAP for a two game series on July 4 and 5. The Pawtucket Red Sox, Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, return to Durham for a weekend series on […]
Raleigh, NC – Award winning poet, professor and advocate for literacy, Joseph Bathanti, of Vilas, has been named North Carolina’s Poet Laureate by Governor Bev Perdue. “Joseph Bathanti is an award-winning poet and novelist with a robust commitment to social causes. He first came to North Carolina to work in the VISTA program and has taught writing workshops in prisons for 35 years,” Perdue said. “As North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate he plans to work with veterans to share their stories through poetry — a valuable and generous project.” North Carolina’s seventh poet laureate, Bathanti will be installed during a public celebration scheduled Thursday, Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the State Capitol. The event is free. He succeeds Cathy […]
Senior Hunter Ridge was named second-team Coastal Plain League All-Star for the Asheboro Copperheads.
Raleigh, NC – As part of Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week, U.S. Congressman David E. Price toured the major exhibit The Story of North Carolina at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week was launched this year by the American Association of Museums to emphasize the vital contributions of museums to our nation. Price, who represents Fourth District North Carolina, was impressed with The Story of North Carolina, the largest exhibit ever produced at the N.C. Museum of History. “It’s really extensive,” said the congressman about the exhibit covering more than 14,000 years of North Carolina history, from the state’s earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. “It’s […]
Top-seed Orlando hosts Wilmington, while Charleston visits Rochester TAMPA, Fla. – The USL PRO Playoffs continue this weekend with No. 1-seed Orlando City and No. 2-seed the Rochester Rhinos joining the fray after their bye into the semifinals. The defending champion Lions will host the No. 5-seed Wilmington Hammerheads, while the Rhinos will host the No. 3-seed Charleston Battery, with both games set for Friday night. Orlando will be playing only its second game since August 3 when it hosts the Hammerheads at the Florida Citrus Bowl at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the Lions’ last outing a 1-1 draw in their season finale against the Dayton Dutch Lions on August 17. The Lions were able to rest and recuperate […]