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CofC Women’s Soccer Readies for SoCon Season

CofC Women’s Soccer Readies for SoCon Season

Cougars get fresh start as they head into the bulk of their season

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Soccer
Jeff Gordon Unveils Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Paint Scheme for Bank of America 500

Jeff Gordon Unveils Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Paint Scheme for Bank of America 500

Jeff Gordon and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kicked off this weekend’s Food Lion AutoFair by revealing a special paint scheme that the driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet will race in the Oct. 13 Bank of America…

Saturday Proclaimed as Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina

Saturday Proclaimed as Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2012) — Gov. Beverly Perdue has proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, as Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina, coinciding with National Hunting and Fishing Day. National Hunting and Fishing Day is set aside to recognize the conservation achievements of hunters and anglers that benefit everyone who appreciates wildlife and the outdoors. “This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, one of the most significant and successful partnerships to benefit conservation in American history,” said Travis Casper, the state hunter education coordinator. “Thanks to hunters and anglers, all species can benefit from the increased protection of habitat and natural resources, and everyone can appreciate those contributions.” In celebration of […]

BMW Manufacturing Recognized for Export Success at South Carolina Plant

BMW Manufacturing Recognized for Export Success at South Carolina Plant

Remains largest vehicle exporter from the U.S. Spartanburg, S.C. – September 20, 2012…BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) recognized the company as its Exporter of the Year. In addition, the NAFTZ recognized BMW as the recipient of its Export Achievement Award for being the member that showed the most improvement in value. BMW’s plant in South Carolina has steadily increased its export activity. According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, based on the 2011 value of BMW exports from South Carolina, the company’s Spartanburg facility is the largest automotive exporter from the U.S. BMW’s plant in Spartanburg currently produces over 1,000 vehicles each day and is the exclusive exporter of […]

Posted in: Motorsports
The Pinno Perspective: Giving Back

The Pinno Perspective: Giving Back

Athletic Communications intern Stacey Pinno joins Tori Sewel and Marlee Cadwell to review their mission trip to South Africa.

CofC Men’s Soccer Explodes to High-Octane 4-2 Win over Winthrop

CofC Men’s Soccer Explodes to High-Octane 4-2 Win over Winthrop

Three second-half goals in under 10 minutes solidify Cougar win

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Soccer
PEAK Motor Oil Named Title Sponsor of World of Outlaws World Finals

PEAK Motor Oil Named Title Sponsor of World of Outlaws World Finals

The World of Outlaws and Charlotte Motor Speedway are pleased to announce PEAK® Motor Oil as title sponsor of the World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 1-3, 2012, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. In addition, NAPA Auto Parts will be presenting sponsor …

Darlington’s Williamson Park Receives Trees Due To Darlington Raceway Partnership

Darlington’s Williamson Park Receives Trees Due To Darlington Raceway Partnership

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Sept. 19, 2012) – A ceremonial tree planting took place at Williamson Park in Darlington, S.C. on Wednesday as part of a partnership with the City of Darlington, Darlington Raceway and the NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting program.   Williamson Park received 81 trees as part of the program. NASCAR Green and Darlington Raceway donated 10 trees for every green flag that was flown during last May’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500.   Nine green flags occurred during the race resulting in a total of 90 trees being supplied courtesy of Triple R Landscape and Supply of Florence, S.C. The remaining nine trees will be planted around the racetrack property.   The tree planting program […]

NHL Cancels Preseason Schedule Through Sept. 30

NHL Cancels Preseason Schedule Through Sept. 30

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012 preseason schedule through Sept. 30. In addition, the 2012 Kraft Hockeyville preseason game, scheduled for Oct. 3 in Belleville, Ontario, has been postponed to 20…

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
Payne McLeod, Lori Beth Adams Sweep CAA Golf Honors

Payne McLeod, Lori Beth Adams Sweep CAA Golf Honors

Juniors Payne McLeod and Lori Beth Adams gave UNCW a sweep of the CAA's Player-of-the-Week honors in men's and women's golf.

Posted in: Events, Golf, Wilmington NC