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67th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival – Wilmington, NC

67th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival – Wilmington, NC

The North Carolina Azalea Festival is Wilmington’s annual community celebration and the largest festival of its kind in the state. Founded in 1948, the Azalea Festival has emerged as Wilmington’s premier event. Each April, a full week of natural beauty, big-name entertainment, festive galas, fun family events and Southern hospitality come together to showcase the charms of the Wilmington area. For community pride and springtime pageantry, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has no equal! The Festival’s concerts, fairs and special events are viewed by more than one million people each year, in person and through media coverage. More than 200,000 are estimated to attend the annual two-day street fair, while more than 100,000 gather to watch the Festival parade. Each […]

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Matt Glaeser Signs with Wilmington Hammerheads in Dual Role

Matt Glaeser Signs with Wilmington Hammerheads in Dual Role

Wilmington, NC March 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the addition of goalkeeper Matt Glaeser for the 2014 USL PRO regular season. The former Fort Lauderdale Striker will also serve as Goalkeeper Coach and Community Development Coordinator for the upcoming season. “I am honored and excited to be joining such a well-respected club,” said Glaeser. “It is a great opportunity for me to continue my playing career as well as transition into a coaching position. I am looking forward to a successful season.” The 6-foot, 5-inch goalkeeper will make his debut with the Hammerheads following time spent with North American Soccer League’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers since 2011. Prior to joining the NASL, Glaeser played with Finnish club Pallo-Iirot […]

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Hammerheads Partner with Tourbeau Sports Group

Hammerheads Partner with Tourbeau Sports Group

Wilmington, NC March 24, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today their partnership with Tourbeau Sports Group. The video streaming production and sports development company, known especially for their work in the soccer industry will stream all Hammerheads FC home matches in HD quality in 2014, free of charge, via the team’s YouTube Channel. “We are excited about our partnership with Tourbeau Sports as it is another way Hammerheads FC will be elevating our product and professionalism this season,” said Wilmington Hammerheads FC General Manager Jason Arnold. “Tourbeau Sports are leading experts in the sports production market and we are pleased to be aligned with them for the 2014 season.” Tourbeau Sports Group has produced live broadcasts of U.S. Soccer, […]

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Toronto FC Assign Three to Wilmington

Toronto FC Assign Three to Wilmington

Wilmington, NC March 17, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced Monday that Major League Soccer affiliate Toronto FC has assigned goalkeeper Quillan Roberts, along with midfielders Daniel Lovitz and Manny Aparicio, on loan for the 2014 USL PRO regular season. “We feel this will be of great benefit for Quillan, Daniel, and Manny and it will allow them to earn valuable match experience in a professional environment,” said Toronto General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “Throughout the course of the season our coaches will make trips to Wilmington to observe our players. We had very productive meetings during preseason with Jason Arnold (general manager) and David Irving (head coach) and really feel comfortable about the environment our players will be developing in.” […]

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Cody Arnoux: A knack with the game on the line.

Cody Arnoux: A knack with the game on the line.

WILMINGTON, NC Mar. 6, 2014 – I am glad the Hammerheads re-signed Cody Arnoux for the third straight year. I knew he was highly regarded, but he has a reputation as injured prone. Let’s hope this is the year he remains healthy because I would like to see him at his best in 2014. I saw glimpses or flashes, even though a nagging hamstring injury limited his participation in 2013. He still finished with four goals and one assist. More important, he produced in the clutch or at least by our definition of coming through with the game hanging in the balance. His goal in the 90th minute – four minutes after entering – lifted Wilmington to a 2-1 victory […]

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Trialists Join Preseason with Hammerheads

Trialists Join Preseason with Hammerheads

Wilmington, NC Mar. 4, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC and Head Coach David Irving have invited four combine participants to enter preseason in Wilmington as trialists leading up to the 2014 USL PRO regular season. Steven Miller, Emmanuel Gómez and Michael Collis attended the New Jersey combine at Capelli Sport Center, while Vasilios Dimopoulos was invited for his performance during the first Wilmington combine in February. Day one of preseason training for the Hammerheads began on Monday. The team is scheduled to play the Charleston Battery on Tuesday, March 11 at Blackbaud Stadium for their first preseason matchup. Midfielder Steven Miller, originally from Ivyland, Pennsylvania, was first seen by Irving at the New Jersey combine hosted by the Hammerheads in […]

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Wilmington Hammerheads Sign Maryland Standout Sunny Jane

Wilmington Hammerheads Sign Maryland Standout Sunny Jane

  Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today they have signed forward/midfielder Tsotleho “Sunny” Jane for the upcoming 2014 USL PRO regular season. Jane, a former player for the University of Maryland men’s soccer team, will make his professional debut with the Hammerheads this season. “I am looking forward to playing the best soccer I have ever played in my life,” said Jane. “My goal is to help take the team to the championship this coming season.” A native of South Africa, Jane played for the U15-16 Lesotho National Team before moving to the United States at the age of 13 years old to advance his soccer career while being recruited by United 1996 FC in Louisville, Kentucky. Jane […]

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Wilmington Hammerheads Announce Preseason Schedule

Wilmington Hammerheads Announce Preseason Schedule

Wilmington, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC released their preseason schedule today, kicking off their first match on the road versus the Charleston Battery on Tuesday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Blackbaud Stadium; there is no charge for parking or admission. The Hammerheads will host one preseason match at Legion Stadium versus the University of North Carolina at Wilmington on Saturday, March 22. Admission is free for all ages. Hammerheads 2014 Preseason Schedule Tuesday, March 11 – Charleston Battery – Blackbaud Stadium – 2:00PM Saturday, March 15 – Elon University – Rudd Field – 1:00PM Wednesday, March 19 – Coastal Carolina University – CCU Soccer Field – 7:00PM Saturday, March 22 – University of North Carolina Wilmington […]

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Wilmington Hammerheads Re-sign Arnoux

Wilmington Hammerheads Re-sign Arnoux

Wilmington, NC Feb. 18, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced on Thursday the re-signing of forward Cody Arnoux for the 2014 USL PRO regular season. This will be Arnoux’s third consecutive season with the USL PRO club. “I am excited to be back for my third season,” said Arnoux. “I am even more excited to spend another year in my hometown of Wilmington. It is great to see all of our local soccer programs doing well and growing in numbers.” The Wilmington native filled a late slot in the Hammerheads roster in July 2012 after having previously signed with Real Salt Lake and the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer. Prior to the start of his MLS career, Arnoux was […]

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New Hanover closes Noble shelter; opens Codington Elementary School

New Hanover closes Noble shelter; opens Codington Elementary School

WILMINGTON, NC Feb. 13, 2014 11:30 AM EST – New Hanover County Emergency Management announces a change to the emergency shelter location. As of noon Thursday, Codington Elementary School will open and become the primary emergency shelter location for New Hanover County residents. Codington Elementary School is located at 4321 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412. The relocation of this shelter is being coordinated with New Hanover County Schools to reduce the impact to their operations. For additional information, the public should contact the New Hanover County Emergency Public Information Center at (910) 798-6800. A Spanish translator is available for non-English speaking residents at (910) 798-6808.