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Bobcats 2014 NBA Playoffs Schedule; Charlotte Opens at Miami on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Bobcats 2014 NBA Playoffs Schedule; Charlotte Opens at Miami on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

BOBCATS TO OPEN 2014 NBA PLAYOFFS IN MIAMI ON SUNDAY AT 3:30 PM; CHARLOTTE HOSTS FIRST HOME PLAYOFF GAME  ON SATURDAY, APRIL 26 AT 7 PM Bobcats First-Round Playoff Tickets On Sale Now at Bobcats.com, Time Warner Cable Arena Box Office, All Ticketmaster Locations or by Calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX  CHARLOTTE, NC April 17, 2014 – The Charlotte Bobcats 2014 NBA Playoffs schedule was announced today by the NBA. The No. 7-seeded Bobcats will play the No. 2-seeded Miami Heat in a best-of-seven first-round series in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Bobcats 2014 Playoffs, presented by Novant Health, Papa John’s and Sprite, will be the franchise’s second postseason appearance and first since 2010. Game 1 of the Bobcats-Heat series will be Sunday, […]

RailHawks and Capitol Broadcasting Company Expand Broadcast Partnership

RailHawks and Capitol Broadcasting Company Expand Broadcast Partnership

Voice of the RailHawks Dean Linke returns for 8th season with John Bouille CARY, NC April 15, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks in partnership with Capitol Broadcasting Company  will broadcast six home games live on television channel WRAL2.  In addition, all RailHawks home games will be broadcast over the radio on 99.9HD-3 The Ticket.  The stream of The Ticket is also available on WRALSportsFan.com.  Special games including marquee U.S. Open Cup home games and additional exhibition games will also likely be broadcast on the aforementioned Capital Broadcasting Company outlets. WRAL2 is available to viewers over the air on channel 5.2 and on Time Warner Cable digital channel 106.  The first match available for the at home fan’s viewing pleasure will […]

Posted in: Cary NC, Events, Soccer
Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

WILMINGTON, NC April 15th, 2014 – Bruce Hemmingway was riding home on his motorcycle on April 12, 2013.  The driver of a van was Texting while driving and did not yield the right of way.  Despite the fact that Bruce was wearing his helmet, he suffered spinal cord injuries and is currently a quadriplegic with his life forever changed. Bikers for Bruce, A Fundraising Festival will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014.  100% of the proceeds will go to Bruce and Vicki Hemmingway to help with physical therapy and rehabilitation so that Bruce may walk again. The day will begin with registration at Logan’s Roadhouse located in Jacksonville, NC from 11-12 and at Fat Tony’s Pub in Wilmington, NC […]

Fluor Field to Host HBCU Classic Presented by Michelin, N.A. on Friday

Fluor Field to Host HBCU Classic Presented by Michelin, N.A. on Friday

First pitch at 7:00 PM between Benedict College and Paine College Greenville, SC April 16, 2014 – On Friday, April 18th, the Drive and Michelin will join forces to pay tribute to a man that has made the most significant impact on the game of baseball – Jackie Robinson – with the 6th Annual HBCU Classic at Fluor Field. This special game will begin at 7 PM, when the Benedict College Tigers will take on the Paine College Lions. Both schools are recognized Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).  Tickets are $8 for open seating in the box seats, with 25% of the proceeds going to support the colleges’ athletic programs. “Jackie Robinson did so much for the game of […]

Hilton Head Island Chamber Bike & Dine Week Returns

Hilton Head Island Chamber Bike & Dine Week Returns

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC April 14, 2014 – May is national biking month and Chamber Bike & Dine Week, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, April 28 through May 4th, offers bicycling enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy fantastic cuisine island-wide. Now in its second year, Chamber Bike & Dine Week, sponsored by Coligny Plaza, celebrates the island’s ranking among the nation’s best destinations for biking and fine dining. Participating restaurants will offer Bike & Dine Week menus to patrons arriving by bike along with special dining offers. With a full line-up of events, Chamber Bike & Dine Week celebrates the island’s bicycle friendly setting with  lunch meet-ups at Bomboras Grill during the week and Saturday’s free bike ride.  […]

Darlington Raceway Announces Plans to Honor its History and Shape its Future

Darlington Raceway Announces Plans to Honor its History and Shape its Future

The Track “Too Tough To Tame” Embraces the Past, Present and Future of NASCAR DARLINGTON, SC April 12, 2014 – It all started in the fall of 1949, when a crisp breeze toyed with the loose soil of an old cotton field on the west side of rural Darlington, South Carolina.  Harold Brasington saw more than just dirt dancing around that patch of land. He saw the future.  He saw Darlington Raceway. Today, Darlington Raceway is a place of history, where fans reminisce about the past, while creating lasting memories of the present.  Where NASCAR legends were born and the youth of NASCAR dream about making their mark on the famed walls of The Lady in Black. Celebrating its roots […]

Florida Southern’s Brian Richey takes NeSmith Chevrolet Classic lead into Sunday

Florida Southern’s Brian Richey takes NeSmith Chevrolet Classic lead into Sunday

SHELLMAN BLUFF, GA April 12, 2014 – When the final pairing of the 2014 NeSmith Chevrolet Classic tees off at Sapelo Hammock Sunday in Shellman Bluff, Georgia ironically it will be two players from the state of Florida trying to capture their first ever NGA Tour Pro Series win. Florida Southern alum Brian Richey (Lakeland, Fla.) has held the lead after each of the first three rounds posting scores of 65, 67, and 69 for a three day 12 under par total. It’s only fitting the player he will be paired with Sunday would be his traveling mate Wesley Graham (Daytona Beach, Fla.), a former number one ranked junior player in the world who went on to star at Florida […]

Posted in: Events, Golf, Myrtle Beach SC
Charleston Battery come up short in Orlando

Charleston Battery come up short in Orlando

ORLANDO, FL April 12, 2014 – The Charleston Battery (0-1-2) lost to Orlando City SC (2-0-2) by a score of one goal to none on Saturday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Stadium.  Substitute forward Brian Spann scored the lone goal slotting home from close range in the 74th minute. The loss was the Battery’s first of the USL PRO season. The Battery started well and came close in the 24th minute after earning a corner on the near side.  Midfielder Zach Prince whipped the ball to the back of the six-yard box but forward Mamadou Diouf’s sharp header was cleared off the line and away to safety.   Orlando fought back and had two excellent chances just […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Soccer
Augusta GreenJackets Swarm Charleston RiverDogs

Augusta GreenJackets Swarm Charleston RiverDogs

Augusta strikes early, never looks back en route to win CHARLESTON, SC April 12, 2014 – Despite three base hits and a run batted in from Mike Ford, the Charleston RiverDogs lost an 8-2 decision to the Augusta GreenJackets on Saturday night in front of 6,136 fans at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in South Atlantic League action. The RiverDogs have a 3-6 record after their fourth consecutive loss while the GreenJackets are now 6-4. Augusta has won the first three games of this four-game set at Riley Park. All eight of Augusta’s runs were scored before the RiverDogs scratched the scoreboard. After scoring two in the first inning, the GreenJackets drove in Brandon Bednar from first base on a […]

Langdon, Capps, McGaha and Ray Top the Leaderboard Going Into Sunday’s Eliminations at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Langdon, Capps, McGaha and Ray Top the Leaderboard Going Into Sunday’s Eliminations at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, NC April 12, 2014 – For the second season in a row Shawn Langdon will enter eliminations at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals as the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel. Ron Capps (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at the Bellagio of drag strips. Langdon piloted his Al-Anabi Racing dragster to a 3.753 second pass at 321.81 mph during the first day of qualifying and that run held up as hotter temperatures cooled down the runs in the two qualifying sessions on Saturday. CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY TICKETS “We’ve had a really good car […]