August 21, 2014

Preparations swing into action to welcome U.S. Open fans to North Carolina

North Carolina will welcome thousands of golf fans next month as Pinehurst Resort hosts the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women’s Open Championships the weeks of June 9 and 16, respectively. The N.C. Depts. of Commerce, Cultural Resources and Transportation are using these major sporting events to showcase the state to visitors from around the […]

DBAP to host ACC Baseball Championship through 2018

Durham Bulls Athletic Park will host the ACC Baseball Championship from 2015 to 2018, the league and the Durham Bulls announced last Thursday. The baseball championships have been held in Durham eight times previously, with its last appearance in 2013. Last year, the tournament set records for single-game attendance (11,329) and championship game attendance (8,697). […]

30th Annual VGCC Golf Tournament raises Record-Setting Amount

The team from CenturyLink, including from left, John Zeigler, Tom Bradley, Steve Launder and Randy Gilmore, won the afternoon round of the 30th Annual Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund Golf Tournament at the Henderson Country Club on May 6. (VGCC Photo)

Vance-Granville Community College’s 30th annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament generated approximately $51,000 from entry fees and from sponsors to help fund scholarships for deserving students and support the mission of the college. That result set a new record as the highest-grossing golf tournament in VGCC history, far surpassing the previous record of $35,420, set just […]

30th Annual NASCAR All-Star Race Kicks Off Motorsports Season in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 14, 2014) — North Carolina is fueling up to host two iconic NASCAR events: the 30th annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600. The events kick off a series of motorsports-related tourism offerings throughout the state for the 2014 season and cap off “Motorsports Month” as proclaimed by Governor Pat McCrory […]

NCAA Tournament weekend generates $4.2M for Triangle economy

Second and third-round NCAA Tournament games held in Raleigh’s PNC Arena helped generate more than $4 million, according to the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance. About 17,000 people visited the Triangle during the first full weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Total attendance for the three sessions at PNC Arena was 53,172. A ZIP code study showed […]

VGCC to hold 30th Benefit Golf Tournament on May 6

Players enjoy the Henderson Country Club course during the 2013 VGCC Endowment Fund Golf Tournament. (VGCC photo)

The 30th annual Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund Golf Tournament will be held at the Henderson Country Club on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. All event proceeds support the mission of the college, the Endowment Fund and student scholarships. The milestone for the fundraiser comes as the college prepares to celebrate its 45th anniversary. “In almost […]

Tour De Vance Bike Ride April 26th, 2014

Seasoned Riders: 30-mile and 60-mile rides traverse rolling farmland. 30-mile “Forest and Farmland” is mainly a circle route. 60-mile “Kerr Lake Look” adds an out-and-back spur past Nutbush Creek State Recreation Area to turn around at Kerr Lake ‘s Bullocksville State Recreation Area. Lunch provided for 30- and 60-mile riders – BARBEQUE from Nunnery-Freeman! Download […]

DBAP showing off new look at Thursday’s opener

With a renewed emphasis on the gameday experience and entertainment, the 18-year-old Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham broke ground on more than $20 million worth of renovations as soon as the last pitch was hurled in September. Fans will get to see the result when the Bulls begin the 2014 season tomorrow (Thursday) against […]

Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” route includes Oxford Stop

N.C. Commerce Sec. Sharon Decker has announced the 2014 Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” route with the help of town representatives at the Division of Tourism offices in Raleigh. The 16th annual ride, scheduled Sept. 27-Oct. 4, will begin in Sparta with overnight stops in Mount Airy, Reidsville, Oxford, Roanoke Rapids, Edenton, Manteo, and […]

Team Ball Pro Seeking Basketball Players for League Play

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Team Basketball Pro Teen boys aged 16 – 21 years old are encouraged to join a new league in the Henderson, NC area.  Position can pay up to $9.00 to $15.00 per hour. Tryouts will be held on April 5th, 2014 at the basketball courts behind the Elk Lodge on Chestnut Street in Henderson, NC […]

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