Shaked’s Scoreboard Show
Live streaming video by Ustream
Tune in Friday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. as Shaked Bar-Tal keeps up to date on all the score in the area.
SPC Tournament Finals
Concord at Jay M. Robinson
The boys game will be for the South Piedmont Conference regular season title. Concord won the first game 101-97 in overtime. A packed house is expected.
West Stanly at Mt. Pleasant
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SOUTHERN SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Find gifts and goods for home, garden and lifestyle Feb. 26 – 28 and March 4 – 6
Charlotte, N.C.: Any project a homeowner ever undertakes begins with an idea. And those are in great supply at the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show. But to make that idea a reality takes supplies. And guests will also find those in abundance. Plants, pots, gardening tools, yard art, kitchen gadgets, wildflower wreaths, pillows and pottery, gifts and so much more are in store at the 56th annual show.
“The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show is a treasure chest of ideas,” said Mardee Woodward, the show’s manager. “Guests can leave with the inspiration, snapshots and know-how to take on a variety projects. But they can also leave with more than ideas. The show is a shopper’s paradise.”
For home gardeners, there are plants, soil, tools, equipment and more. Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, is a perennially popular part of the Green Market. So are the bonsai trees from the Bonsai Society of the Carolinas.
Even those who lack a green thumb – but want to add interest to their yard or patio – will find something to love … perhaps in the form of whimsical yard art. (No watering needed!)
And in addition to the nearly exhaustive array of home and garden items available, there’s even more – wine, gourmet foods, purses and tote bags, scarves, soap and lotions, artisan jewelry.
More than 350 exhibiting companies will be at the show with products, services and demos designed to inspire a sense of adventure in home and garden design. And of course, the latest accessories, tools and plants are all available for purchase.
For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.southernspringhomeandgardenshow.com.
Feb. 26 – 28 and March 4 – 6, 2016
The Park Expo
800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28205
Friday, Feb. 26 and March 4: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27 and March 5: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 6: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Preview Night Gala to Benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25. Tickets are $75 and include access to Freedom Hall, food, beverage and entertainment. To purchase: www.catawbalands.org/spring
Tickets (at the door):
Children under 15: Free with paying adult
Seniors (55+) Day:
Seniors get in for $7 on both Fridays.
$5 admission on Fridays after 5 p.m. (at the door only) and $5 parking after 5pm
$8.50 (with VIC card) at regional Harris Teeter locations. Advance tickets will be available at beginning Jan. 27.
$9 online at www.southernshows.com
$8.50 for group orders of 20 tickets or more when ordered in advance.
All-day parking: $7 (cash only)
FREE parking for coaches, transport vans and buses
NBC’s Howard races to school bus win
Joe Howard started on the front row and grabbed the lead in Turn 1 and never looked back in his debut the Media Mayhem school bus race at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout. Read about all the races and the results.
Watch the Independent Tribune video about Mark Plemmons’ attempt at bus racing.
The new Dean Smith Award
A new Dean Smith Award has been established and the award and scholarship program begins next October. Here is the ACC Digital Network’s report including Coach Roy Williams.
13th Annnual Bill Dooley Chapter Pigskin Preview
The Pigskin Preview Luncheon will be held on July 23 at the Embassy Suites in Cary. Registration starts at 11:00AM and program will commence at 11:30AM.
The inside scoop on the upcoming college football season will be shared by those that know best…..Duke’s David Cutcliffe, East Carolina Ruffin McNeill, North Carolina Central University Jerry Mack, North Carolina State University Dave Doeren and University of North Carolina Larry Fedora.
Sponsorships and tickets are now available. For payment information visit www.nffbilldooleychapter.org
There will be an opportunity to ask a question via the website, www.nffbilldooleychapter.org, “Contact Us” form. The emcee, WRAL Jeff Gravley, will randomly select questions for the five coaches to answer at the event.
NFFCHOF BILL DOOLEY CHAPTER:
On August 23, 1995, Coach Bill Dooley, one of the “winningest” coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference history, invited Athletic Directors, Coaches and Representatives from the University of North Carolina, Duke, North Carolina Central and North Carolina State University to join him and NC Governor, Jim Hunt, at the State Capitol Old Senate Chambers. It was at that meeting that the universities pledged their support to the newly formed NFFCHOF Chapter and its mission.
Since its inception, Executive Director Bill Dooley has worked to promote chapter growth. In 2012 East Carolina University joined the Chapter. In 2014, the NFFCHOF Board of Directors unanimously voted to name the chapter after its founder. Today the Bill Dooley Chapter ranks as the largest in the country.
NFFCHOF BILL DOOLEY CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET:
Each year the Chapter awards up to 38 scholarships to high school football student athletes in Wake, Orange, Durham and Pitt counties. This year is the 20th year of honoring these young men.