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Butterflies Land at the Aquarium

Butterflies Land at the Aquarium

KURE BEACH, NC March 25, 2014 – A new exhibit takes flight this spring at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Unlike many at the popular attraction, this experience does not include scales or fins. Yet, it continues the Aquarium’s mission of inspiring conservation and appreciation of the natural world. Visitors to the new Butterfly Bungalow delight in the beauty of hundreds of exotic butterflies from around the world. Through the encounter, guests gain a better understanding of the importance of butterflies and other insect pollinators. “The Butterfly Bungalow and garden offers guests a wonderful, immersive experience,” said Aquarium Director Peggy Sloan. “You can’t help but smile when a butterfly floats by or lands on your shoulder. We hope it […]

Open Auditions: Sneads Ferry Community Theatre’s “Mama Won’t Fly”

Open Auditions: Sneads Ferry Community Theatre’s “Mama Won’t Fly”

SNEADS FERRY, NC March 25, 2014 – The Sneads Ferry Community Theatre will hold open AUDITIONS for an outrageously hilarious race against the clock family comedy: Mama Won’t Fly a Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy! April 15 and 16, 2014 7:00pm The Sneads Ferry Community Center 126 Park Lane Sneads Ferry, NC 28460   6 women and 2-3 men are needed. 3 main female characters, 2-3 men to cover 10 different characters, 3 women to cover 11 different characters. None of the 10/11 extra characters have appearances more than a couple of pages.   In addition there will be 8 “walk across stage” characters, separating scenes. WE HAVE A PART FOR YOU!!! 3 main characters:  Savannah Honeycutt:  Feisty Southern successful business woman, […]

ECU Pirates Spring Football Notebook No. 3

ECU Pirates Spring Football Notebook No. 3

After a pair of non-contact orientation workouts in shorts and helmets, East Carolina took its next step of the spring by moving to shells for a two-hour practice Monday afternoon on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex. Highlights and Interviews GREENVILLE, NC March 24, 2014 – After a pair of non-contact orientation workouts in shorts and helmets, East Carolina took its next step of the spring by moving to shells for a two-hour practice Monday afternoon on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex. The session was the first of 12 which will be conducted in gear, including a pair of scrimmages and the Purple-Gold Spring Game on April 12. Despite the added equipment, fifth-year head coach Ruffin […]

Cats Can’t Cool Rockets

Cats Can’t Cool Rockets

By Shane Skeary bobcats.com CHARLOTTE, NC March 24, 2014 89vs.100 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC 1 2 3 4 CHA 24 26 18 21 100 HOU 25 29 24 22 89 Preview | Boxscore | Game Recaps|Game Gallery THE RESULT Kemba Walker (22 points) and Al Jefferson (20) each turned in 20-point efforts for the 14th time this season, but the Cats dropped this one, 100-89, to the Houston Rockets on March 24 at Time Warner Cable Arena. TURNING POINTS The Cats trailed for most the game, but hung around and went on a 12-3 run in the third quarter sparked by Al Jefferson to take a 66-65 lead. The Rockets responded behind James Harden, who scored 10 points […]

Social Media Sweetheart of the Week – Lauren T

Social Media Sweetheart of the Week – Lauren T

Lady Cat Lauren T. Gallery | Lady Cat Lauren T. Facebook Page CHARLOTTE, NC March 24, 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:Unionville, NC Occupation:Marketing Assistant Education:Major in Psychology with minors in Criminal Justice and Dance from Appalachian State University Hobbies:Dancing, traveling, scrapbooking, hiking What is your favorite charity and why? My favorite charity is the Ronald McDonald House. I am an alumna of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and we worked […]

Speedway Children’s Charities to Offer Once-In-A-Lifetime  Opportunities for Fans During NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Speedway Children’s Charities to Offer Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunities for Fans During NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

CHARLOTTE, NC March 24, 2014 – Speedway Children’s Charities has teamed up with zMAX Dragway to put together three once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for fans during the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 11-13. Fans who bid on the online auction can win the chance to fly in a warbird for the pre-race flyover, a two-seat ride along, or even get the chance to hang out with legendary NHRA driver and 16-time Funny Car champion John Force. Each experience offers a unique opportunity and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Bids can be placed anytime online at charlotte.speedwaycharitites.org until April 11, at 12 p.m. All three experiences will offer an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that fans can only find at one place, zMAX […]

Howard Cosell, North Carolinian: Like Him or Lump Him

Howard Cosell, North Carolinian: Like Him or Lump Him

RALEIGH, NC March 25, 2014 – On March 25, 1918, television sportscaster Howard Cosell was born Howard William Cohen in Winston-Salem. Before Cosell turned three, his family moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he later changed his surname from Cohen to Cossell to reflect his Polish roots. Cosell studied law at New York University, passed the state bar in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. After the war, Cosell practiced law in Manhattan and hosted a Saturday-morning ABC radio show featuring Little Leaguers interviewing major leaguers. He became a full-time ABC sportscaster in 1956, first gaining fame as a boxing announcer.  He went on to co-anchor Monday Night Football, for which he is now best known. […]

Living History Event and Troop Encampment April 12 at the State Capitol Recalls Civil War Occupation

Living History Event and Troop Encampment April 12 at the State Capitol Recalls Civil War Occupation

RALEIGH, NC March 24, 2014 – Visitors to the State Capitol can step back in time Saturday, April 12, at the site’s “Raleigh Occupied” living history program. Costumed interpreters will share their stories in four historically accurate vignettes about the Civil War in one of the state’s most historic and important structures. A Civil War era troop encampment on the lawn and character interpretations will recall the April 1865 occupation of the State Capitol by troops of Union General William T. Sherman. The occupation occurred just days before the largest surrender of the war at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham that included almost 90,000 Confederate troops from the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. Experience the historic interpretations while strolling […]

State Historic Sites and Museums Seek Volunteers for Park Day Saturday, April 5

State Historic Sites and Museums Seek Volunteers for Park Day Saturday, April 5

RALEIGH, NC March 24, 2014 – As our nation commemorates the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Civil War, volunteers across the country will once again answer their nation’s call to service. North Carolina State Historic Sites Bentonville Battlefield, Fort Fisher, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson and Bennett Place, and the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport, will participate in the April 5 national Park Day program. History buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust, History™ and Take Pride in America at more than 98 historic sites across the country to participate in the 18th annual Park Day. Volunteers at Bentonville Battlefield will help clean brush, bushes and vines from the re-enactor camp areas that will be used during […]

UNCW Women’s Tennis Team Wins 10th Match

UNCW Women’s Tennis Team Wins 10th Match

The women’s tennis team recorded its sixth shutout of the season with a 7-0 hammering of West Virginia State on Sunday. UNCW-WVSU Match Results WILMINGTON, NC March 23, 2014 – The UNCW women’s tennis team continued its torrid pace in March by overwhelming NCAA Division II West Virginia State, 7-0, in a match played Sunday at the UNCW courts. The Seahawks won their fifth match in six tries this month to improve to 10-3 on the season heading into the final five outings of the spring campaign. It was the team’s second straight shutout and the sixth of the season for Evan Clark’s club.The Yellow Jackets of the Mountain East Conference are now 12-3. With rain expected during the day, […]

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