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Senior will spend summer in China, immerse herself in language, local culture

Senior will spend summer in China, immerse herself in language, local culture

By Anderson Sullivan Associate Editor When most students think of summer, the beach, jobs and time with friends come to mind. For one senior, this summer will hold much more. Senior Amanda Slowikowski will be spending six weeks of her summer in China through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. Just two weeks after graduation Slowikowski will leave for the Jilin Province of China to live with a host family and immerse herself in the Chinese language and culture. “I really want to be fluent in Chinese and plan on minoring in it in college along with Spanish,” Slowikowski said. “A six week summer program dedicated entirely to the Chinese language sounds amazing, and I’m sure I’m going […]

Chris Thomas Signs Professional Contract

Chris Thomas Signs Professional Contract

Wilmington, NC – As the United States celebrates its birth on this Fourth of July, Sharks pitcher Chris Thomas celebrates the birth of his new career as a professional baseball player after signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Though he primarily came out of the bullpen this summer, the righty was a starter at Lander University, where he was the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year among many other accolades, and will be a starter in the Diamondbacks organization. He has been waiting for this opportunity, calling it an “unrealistic feeling to watch your dream become a reality.” Thomas added, “I’m very thankful that I’ve been blessed enough to get this opportunity and that the Lord gave it to me.” […]

Posted in: Baseball, Wilmington NC
Deunte Heath Recalled by Chicago White Sox

Deunte Heath Recalled by Chicago White Sox

Right-Hander Becomes Eighth Knights Player to Go from Charlotte to Chicago This Season Fort Mill, SC – The Chicago White Sox have announced that right-handed pitcher Deunte Heath, who was originally scheduled to start tonight’s game for the Charlotte Knights, was recalled to Chicago earlier today. Heath posted a 4-2 record with one save and a 1.70 ERA in 22 games (three starts). Heath will replace RHP Jesse Crain, who the White Sox placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 24) with a right posterior shoulder strain. Heath, 26, is now the eighth Charlotte Knights player this season to go from Charlotte to Chicago. RHP Dylan Axelrod, LHP Eric Stults, LHP Jose Quintana, OF Jordan Danks, RHP Brian […]

Posted in: Baseball, Charlotte NC
UNCW’S Blaze Tart Picks Up Win In 2-1 Victory

UNCW’S Blaze Tart Picks Up Win In 2-1 Victory

Wilmington, NC – Blaze wasn’t just the name of the pitcher on the mound for the Wilmington Sharks (17-13) on Tuesday night. It was also the pace of the game in a 2-1 victory over the Wilson Tobs (10-21) that lasted just two hours, the shortest nine-inning game the Sharks have played this season. Before the fireworks started in the outfield, the Sharks opened the game with a quick burst for two runs in the first inning. Each of the first four batters reached base, with Casey Goss and Aaron Preston scoring the runs and Andrew Valencia and Scott Coleman providing the RBIs with a single and a fielder’s choice. After that point, the home team notched just two hits […]

SwampDogs Tally 20th Victory In Front Of Sellout Crowd

SwampDogs Tally 20th Victory In Front Of Sellout Crowd

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs improved to 20-10 on the season with a 3-2 victory over the Asheboro Copperheads on Tuesday night, impressing more than 6,000 fans that packed “The Swamp” to watch the game. It was the perfect way to kickoff the evening that culminated in the biggest and brightest Fireworks Extravaganza of the summer. Drasen Johnson picked up his second victory of the season as he worked seven strong innings as the starter. He retired the leadoff man in each of those seven frames, and walked no one. He has walked only one opposing hitter in over 20 innings of work on the mound this season. Asheboro picked up a run in the top of the first […]

Cougars Ranked Program-Best No. 5 In ITA Carolina Region

Cougars Ranked Program-Best No. 5 In ITA Carolina Region

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s tennis team capped yet another record-setting season ranked a program-best No. 5 in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Carolina Region rankings.   The Cougars were previously ranked No. 8 at the conclusion of the 2010-11 campaign. They rounded out the top 5 in one of the nation’s toughest regions consisting of Division I schools in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina behind No. 3 nationally-ranked Duke, No. 8 North Carolina, No. 13 South Carolina and No. 25 Clemson. CofC was ranked No. 63 in the final ITA national rankings and captured its fourth-consecutive Southern Conference title and NCAA Tournament berth.   “I’m really proud of the team and their […]

Onslow County, NC: The 29th Annual Freedom Festival

Onslow County, NC: The 29th Annual Freedom Festival

Jacksonville, NC – The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and the Jacksonville Daily News are sponsoring the 29th Annual Freedom Festival at Onslow Pines Park! Activities, games, rides and vendors will be open at 3pm. Live entertainment will be presented on 2 stages and will feature Gaylon Pope & SweetWater and Flatbed Dixie Band beginning at 5pm. Fireworks will begin at 9pm. There is no cost to attend. Onslow Pines Park is located at 1244 Onslow Pines Rd. in Jacksonville. For more information and details please call 910-347-5332 or visit       http://www.onslowcountync.gov/parks/   MCCS Camp Lejeune 4th of July Celebration Celebrate America’s 236th Birthday with MCCS Camp Lejeune 4th of July Celebration. Festivities will begin at 5pm on the […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Corey Hertzog Named USL PRO Player of the Week

Wilmington Hammerheads Corey Hertzog Named USL PRO Player of the Week

Pair of goals led Hammerheads to victory against Los Angeles   TAMPA, Fla. – USL PRO announced its Team of the Week for week 13 of the 2012 season today, honoring Wilmington Hammerheads forward Corey Hertzog as Player of the Week after he recorded a pair of goals in his side’s 4-2 victory against the Los Angeles Blues on Saturday night.   Hertzog, who joined the Hammerheads in late May on loan from the New York Red Bulls, has scored six goals in eight games since his arrival. On Saturday night, he combined with fellow Team of the Week selection Bryce Taylor to give the Hammerheads a 2-0 lead in the first six minutes, scoring the second goal off Taylor’s […]

Lucky Fayetteville SwampDogs Fan Wins Steal of a Lifetime

Lucky Fayetteville SwampDogs Fan Wins Steal of a Lifetime

Stewart Nissan Gives New Car To Dogs Fan Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs were pleased to present Wendy Anderson with her new car on Saturday night, after her name was drawn as part of the Stewart Nissan Steal of a Lifetime promotion with the club. Each night, SwampDogs fans can register to win a new car by simply submitting their name into a box at the main gate. If a SwampDogs’ player steals home, a lucky fan’s name is drawn to win a brand new vehicle. On June 15th, Fayetteville’s Joe Ciamacco (Ohio State) stole home in the third inning against the Wilmington Sharks, setting the wheels in motion for a fan to win the grand prize. Anderson’s name […]

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N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Reveals Truth Behind Pirate Life

N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Reveals Truth Behind Pirate Life

SOUTHPORT – How do Hollywood pirates match up to the real pirates of the past? Find out in “Myth vs. the Reality of Pirate Life” offered by the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport on Tuesday, July 17. The free program, featuring author and historian Jack Fryar, begins at 7 p.m.   “Fryar will go beyond the infamous Blackbeard, and will examine many others who plied through the waters of our region,” said Museum Site Manager Mary Strickland.   The program will be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and registration is recommended. Call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com   -30- The North Carolina Maritime Museum […]