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Remington Ammunition Selected for State of Colorado Law Enforcement

Remington Ammunition Selected for State of Colorado Law Enforcement

Madison, NC – Remington Arms Company, LLC. (“Remington”) is proud to announce that ProForce has been awarded an ammunition contract to supply law enforcement agencies in Colorado with Remington ammunition.  The agreement is valid from Sept. 7, 2012 to July 31, 2014 with an option to renew for 3 additional years.   ProForce of Prescott, Arizona is the distributor awarded this contract and can be contacted at 800-367-5855.   The contract and pricing is available at http://www.gssa.state.co.us/SPAgree  under the Ammunition-Law Enforcement tab.   About Remington LE Ammunition: Remington offers a wide variety of specialized choices in all popular law enforcement calibers. All specifications are loaded to optimum velocity and pressure for reliable bullet performance. For departments and agencies using high velocity […]

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Statement From Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning On The Passing Of Chris Economaki

Statement From Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning On The Passing Of Chris Economaki

Darlington, SC – “I have known Chris Economaki since I started my career in racing nearly three decades ago and I can honestly say that there wasn’t a more passionate person in the media who helped to propel the sport to new heights like Chris did. He was one of the most respected journalists in our sport and covered Darlington Raceway in a variety of ways, including providing expert commentary during ABC’s Wide World of Sports broadcast of the Bojangles’ Southern 500, during the early 1970s. He was a great man, great champion of our sport, and a mentor who I respected very much and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Chiquita Classic: Six tied for lead in suspended first round

Chiquita Classic: Six tied for lead in suspended first round

WEDDINGTON, N.C. — Charlotte resident Jason Kokrak gave stock car racing legend Richard Petty a brief putting lesson before starting play at the third annual Chiquita Classic. By helping Petty, The King of NASCAR and Honorary Tournament Chairman of the event, Kokrak got some good vibes of his own and as a result, he managed to card eight birdies that translated into a 6-under 66. Kokrak’s score today earned him a share of the Thursday lead with five other players including two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen and also Russell Henley, Skip Kendall, Will Wilcox and Scott Dunlap when first-round play was halted by darkness at 7:14 p.m. with 39 players left to complete their opening rounds at The Club […]

Posted in: Charlotte NC, Events, Golf
ECU Women’s Soccer Travels To Memphis and UAB

ECU Women’s Soccer Travels To Memphis and UAB

Pirates Look To Continue Hot Start In C-USA Action GREENVILLE, N.C. Sept. 27, 2012- The East Carolina women’s soccer team will hit the road for a pair of Conference USA matches this weekend, traveling to No. 25 Memphis (Sept. 28/8 p.m. ET) and UAB (Sept. 30/2 p.m. ET) looking to improve on its perfect 2-0 start in league play. Match Notes l Live Stats vs. Memphis l Live Video vs. Memphis (All-Access Subscription) Live Stats vs. UAB l Live Video vs. UAB (All-Access Subscription) Last weekend the Pirates (6-4, 2-0) picked up a pair of shutout wins at home claiming victories over UTEP (1-0) and Colorado College (1-0) for its first 2-0 start since the 2009 season, when they claimed […]

Posted in: Events, Greenville NC, Soccer
Learning from The Past: SC Football Looks to Capitalize Against Kentucky

Learning from The Past: SC Football Looks to Capitalize Against Kentucky

*Written by student assistant Kelly McAlindin Columbia, SC -Following practice Wednesday, Carolina Football coaches and players are feeling confident as they prepare to hit the road to Lexington to face Kentucky. It’s been two years since the disappointing 31-28 loss at Commonwealth Stadium and that game has been looming in the mind of the team, especially Marcus Lattimore. “They are the only [SEC] East team in the past three years that has beat us, it stays on our mind,” Lattimore said. Although the memory remains sour amongst the players and coaches, they plan to use it as motivation to get on the field and win, “They embarrassed us, ” Lattimore explained, “but we’re getting ready to go to Kentucky and […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Events, Football
Carolina Hurricanes: NHL Announces Cancellation of Exhibition Games

Carolina Hurricanes: NHL Announces Cancellation of Exhibition Games

Hurricanes outline interest, discount plans for season ticket holders By Terrell Williams RALEIGH, NC– The National Hockey League today announced the cancellation of the balance of the league’s exhibition schedule, due to the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL. Included in today’s cancellations are the Carolina Hurricanes’ contest against the Montreal Canadiens in Quebec City on Oct. 2, the team’s game in Montreal on Oct. 3 and its preseason finale at PNC Arena against the Columbus Blue Jackets. In addition, the Hurricanes today announced measures to recognize the loyalty of season ticket holders who keep their money on account with the team, should a new agreement not be reached in time to […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
UNCW Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon Set

UNCW Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon Set

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Seahawk fans can meet and speak with men’s basketball coach Buzz Peterson and new women’s basketball coach Adell Harris when they preview the 2012-13 season at the upcoming UNCW Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon.   The event, featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet, takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Buffalo Wild Wings on Old Eastwood Road from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.   Peterson, who begins his third season this fall, and Harris, who accepted the post last summer, will provide an in-depth look at their respective teams, players and the schedule. The coaches will also host a question and answer session and season tickets will be available for purchase.   Hosted by Mike Vaccaro, UNCW’s play-by-play voice, the event returns […]

“Inside The Chart” with Andy Demetra – September 28, 2012

“Inside The Chart” with Andy Demetra – September 28, 2012

That season-defining, circled-on-your-calendar gauntlet awaits the Gamecocks next week. Or maybe, it begins tomorrow. A 1-3 Kentucky team may seem like an unlikely choice to include in Carolina’s midseason meat grinder.  But consider this:  in the last seven meetings between Carolina and UK at Commonwealth Stadium, the average margin of victory is 4.9 points.  Gamecock fans have hardly forgotten the horrors of 2010, when Kentucky reeled off 21 straight second-half points to steal a 31-28 win.  That also marked the last time South Carolina lost to an SEC Eastern Division opponent.  And while they may have played their most well-rounded game of the season against Missouri, Steve Spurrier says his team has played far from its best.  “We haven’t done that […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Events, Football
Cougars Back in Action at Charlotte Invitational

Cougars Back in Action at Charlotte Invitational

CHARLESTON, S.C. – After a week off from competition following the Winthrop Invitational, the College of Charleston men’s and women’s cross country teams travel to Charlotte, N.C. Friday for the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational. A total of 43 schools will be represented including Wake Forest, Clemson, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and several Southern Conference schools. Many of these schools will be back on Nov. 9 as the NCAA Southeast Regional will be ran on the same course at McAlpine Park in Charlotte. The women’s 6K race will be contested at 3:30 PM with the men’s 8K race to follow starting at 4:15 PM. The Cougars last competed Sept. 15 at the Winthrop Invitational where the women’s team finished 12th and […]

CofC Olympian Shifts Gears With National Titles In Mind

CofC Olympian Shifts Gears With National Titles In Mind

COURTNEY ALEXANDER CofC Athletics Communications The past two years have been a whirlwind for College of Charleston sailor Juan Maegli, and after a stop at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, he won’t be slowing down anytime soon in Charleston. After a two-year hiatus from college sailing training for his second Olympic Games, Maegli was back in fine form capturing his third SAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championship title this past weekend amid variable conditions on Crab Bank in Charleston Harbor. The win will now take him one step closer to a second national title in the event as he is scheduled to compete at the 2012 ICSA Men’s Singlehanded Championship hosted by USC on Nov. 2-4 in Long Beach, Calif. […]