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Carolina Hurricanes To Host Annual Fan Appreciation Week, Invite Fans On The Ice

Carolina Hurricanes To Host Annual Fan Appreciation Week, Invite Fans On The Ice

By Jon Chase, Carolina Hurricanes, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – This week, the Carolina Hurricanes announced the details for Fan Appreciation Week, which will be held in conjunction with the team’s final three regular-season home games, from April 3rd – 10th. On Thursday, April 3rd, the Carolina Hurricanes host…

The Hurricanes’ Jeff Skinner Named NHL Star Of The Week

The Hurricanes’ Jeff Skinner Named NHL Star Of The Week

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – One the Carolina Hurricanes’ youngest and most popular players has been chosen as the National Hockey League’s Star of the Week, says the team. “The National Hockey League today announced that Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner has been named the league’s First Star for the…

Ron Francis Says Carolina Hurricanes Sign Deal With Carter Sandlak

Ron Francis Says Carolina Hurricanes Sign Deal With Carter Sandlak

Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In a statement from the Carolina Hurricanes, the team revealed that they have signed a new contract with left wing Carter Sandlak. Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team signed a…

Nike Stops Selling Shirt That Said Carolina Panthers Were In SC

Nike Stops Selling Shirt That Said Carolina Panthers Were In SC

By The Raleigh Telegram CHARLOTTE – Last week, sports apparel manufacturer Nike removed a shirt for sale on the Internet that somehow confused South Carolina with North Carolina. The shirt featured a Carolina Panthers NFL Football team logo but also had an image of the State of South Carolina on…

Raleigh Green Beret Soldier Honored At Boston Red Sox Game

Raleigh Green Beret Soldier Honored At Boston Red Sox Game

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A soldier from Raleigh got a standing ovation at a Major League Baseball game yesterday afternoon and was honored in front of thousands for his military service. During the fourth inning in Saturday’s afternoon game, Sergeant First Class James Farrell stood along the front…

Carolina Hurricanes Sign Backup Goalie Anton Khudobin

Carolina Hurricanes Sign Backup Goalie Anton Khudobin

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Carolina Hurricanes have signed a new goalie to work as a backup to Cam Ward, the All Star goalie currently serving the Raleigh NHL hockey team. Today, Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, said that the…

Carolina Hurricanes Add New Players After NHL Draft

Carolina Hurricanes Add New Players After NHL Draft

By Ken Preston, Special To The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Carolina Hurricanes today selected four players and acquired veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera via trade from Buffalo at the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The Hurricanes opened the day by using the fifth overall pick…

OPINION: The Charlotte Hornets And An Enemy General Still Remembered

OPINION: The Charlotte Hornets And An Enemy General Still Remembered

By D.G. Martin, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – What enemy general who fought in North Carolina is most memorialized here? Here is a hint. The Charlotte pro basketball team is taking back the Hornets name. One reason they are taking back that name is because the old Charlotte Hornets sports…

Over 1,550 People Run Down Raleigh Streets Wearing Kilts

Over 1,550 People Run Down Raleigh Streets Wearing Kilts

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In what must have been an unusual sight to anyone who wasn’t sure what was going on, over 1,550 people recently ran down the streets of downtown Raleigh wearing traditional Irish and Scottish kilts. The March 2nd event was part of an attempt organized…

Carolina Hurricanes’ Chris Terry Makes Debut, Scores First NHL Goal

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Chris Terry from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). This marks Terry’s first NHL recall since turning professional in 2009.…

Carolina Hurricane Goaltender Out: Cam Ward Diagnosed With Third-Degree MCL Sprain

Carolina Hurricane Goaltender Out: Cam Ward Diagnosed With Third-Degree MCL Sprain

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that goaltender Cam Ward has been diagnosed with a third-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL). Surgery will not be required for the injury, but he is expected…

Raleigh NHL Star Bates Battaglia To Be On CBS TV Show

Raleigh NHL Star Bates Battaglia To Be On CBS TV Show

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the Carolina Hurricanes, former National Hockey League player and Raleigh business owner Bates Battaglia will star on the upcoming season of the TV show “The Amazing Race” on CBS. Battaglia is a well known former hockey player who played from 1998 to…

Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Action Finally Returns To The Ice In Raleigh With Prizes, Giveaways

Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Action Finally Returns To The Ice In Raleigh With Prizes, Giveaways

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The long wait for hockey fans in Raleigh is finally over, as management and the hockey players’ union has reached an accord. Although it will be a truncasted season, the National Hockey League announced that there will be a 2012-13 regular season after all.…

Carolina Hurricanes’ Ron Francis To Be Inducted Into NC Sports Hall Of Fame

Carolina Hurricanes’ Ron Francis To Be Inducted Into NC Sports Hall Of Fame

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – One of the most popular and profilic players to hit the ice in Raleigh will be honored once again.  This time, Ron Francis will be inducted into the 50th anniversary class of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony later this…

NC Basketball Legend Michael Jordan Banned From Miami Golf Course

NC Basketball Legend Michael Jordan Banned From Miami Golf Course

By The Raleigh Telegram MIAMI – North Carolina basketball legend Michael Jordan has evidently been banned from a Miami golf course after playing there recently.  According to various news reports, including one in the Los Angeles Times, the UNC, NBA star, and Charlotte Bobcats owner was asked to leave the…

NCSU Football Coach Tom O’Brien Fired Before Bowl Game

NCSU Football Coach Tom O’Brien Fired Before Bowl Game

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In what is not really a surprise to anyone, except perhaps in the timing of the dismissal, NC State Athletic Director Deborah A. Yow fired head football coach Tom O’Brien over the weekend.  The news is not really a shock to Wolfpack fans, although…

Raleigh Ironman Competition Will Get $70,000 In Local Funding

Raleigh Ironman Competition Will Get $70,000 In Local Funding

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A high profile Ironman competition race that is scheduled to appear in North Carolina for the first time will get at least $70,000 in funding from local government and civic groups.  The race is scheduled to take place in the Triangle and in Raleigh…

Hockey Fans Go Crazy Over NHL Strike, Crush Truck With Bulldozer

Hockey Fans Go Crazy Over NHL Strike, Crush Truck With Bulldozer

By The Raleigh Telegram ALBERTA, CANADA – You can’t have a winter without hockey and Canadian hockey fans are expressing their anger over the National Hockey League lockout this year with serious grumblings and heartfelt frustration.  However, some folks in Canada are taking the lack of a hockey season even…

Maryland Shocks Many By Leaving ACC To Join Big Ten Conference

Maryland Shocks Many By Leaving ACC To Join Big Ten Conference

By The Raleigh Telegram MARYLAND – The University of Maryland shocked many in the sports world by announcing Monday that they are leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference to enter the Big Ten Conference. The move means that Maryland, a charter member of the ACC, will be in a new conference…

ESPN: Coach Ditka Suffers Minor Stroke On Friday

ESPN: Coach Ditka Suffers Minor Stroke On Friday

By The Raleigh Telegram CHICAGO – According to ESPN, popular football commentator and former NFL coach Mike Ditka suffered a minor stroke on Friday and had to go to the hospital for treatment.  Ditka works for ESPN, which said that the Superbowl winning coach would not be broadcasting this weekend.…

UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp Tells All In Exclusive Interview

UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp Tells All In Exclusive Interview

By Bernie Reeves, Metro Magazine, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram CHAPEL HILL – It’s not a huge stretch to envision embattled UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp as actor Michael Caine in the 1964 film Zulu defending against waves of fierce native warriors. The movie depicts the famous 1879 battle of Rorke’s Drift in…

NCSU Beats Wake 37-6, Guaranteeing Post Season Football Bowl Bid

NCSU Beats Wake 37-6, Guaranteeing Post Season Football Bowl Bid

By  The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – North Carolina State University fans were understandably happy on Saturday night with the Wolfpack football team, as they not only racked up a victory over Wake Forest but secured a guaranteed post season bowl bid. Many expected a tight game between the Demon Deacons…

PHOTOS: See 53 Pictures From NCSU Vs. Wake Forest Football Game In Raleigh

PHOTOS: See 53 Pictures From NCSU Vs. Wake Forest Football Game In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – See over 50 photos from last Saturday’s North Carolina State University’s win over Wake Forest University at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh.  The win made NCSU eligible for a bowl game after the regular season. Article Posted: Tuesday, November 13th, 2012. PHOTOS BY THE RALEIGH…

The Raleigh Telegram Interviews George Will On The NC Election, Politics, & Baseball

The Raleigh Telegram Interviews George Will On The NC Election, Politics, & Baseball

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – During his visit to the City of Raleigh, The Raleigh Telegram briefly talked with famous columnist and television political commentator George Will about his thoughts on North Carolina politics, why he has never run for office, and his love of baseball.  Our newspaper reporter…

NHL, Carolina Hurricanes Cancel Hockey Season Through November

NHL, Carolina Hurricanes Cancel Hockey Season Through November

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Because of the player lockout, the Carolina Hurricanes announced this week that the National Hockey League is cancelling games through November. “The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through November 1st,” said the Hurricanes in a statement to…

NHL Cancels Hockey Exhibition Games, But Caniac Carnival Still On For Sunday

NHL Cancels Hockey Exhibition Games, But Caniac Carnival Still On For Sunday

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Due to the National Hockey League “lockout,” the exhibition games that were planned for the preseason have been cancelled.  The Carolina Hurricanes said in a statement this week, that until further notice all games have been postponed.  Included in this week’s cancellations are the…

Carolina Hurricanes Lockout NHL Players, Reassigns 28 Players To Charlotte

Carolina Hurricanes Lockout NHL Players, Reassigns 28 Players To Charlotte

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – After the National Hockey League lockout started yesterday, the Carolina Hurricanes has said that some of its players are being reassigned to lower level teams across the country, including 28 players that are headed to Charlotte. The regular season is set to begin on October…

JIMMY V: New York Firefighters From 9-11 Speak About Cancer Research

JIMMY V: New York Firefighters From 9-11 Speak About Cancer Research

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – At the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic evening gala held last weekend, leaders of the charity brought in members of the New York Fire Department who were working to save lives on September 11th, 2001 to speak.  Leaders of the Jimmy V charity also…

JIMMY V: Boyz II Men Shine At Raleigh’s Charity Golf Gala

JIMMY V: Boyz II Men Shine At Raleigh’s Charity Golf Gala

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – At the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Tournament last weekend to raise money for cancer research, a household name in music was one of the big draws for fans in Raleigh. The supergroup Boyz II Men played golf at the tournament held at the Loonie…

JIMMY V: Photos From NCSU Golf Course Action Including Scotty McCreery

JIMMY V: Photos From NCSU Golf Course Action Including Scotty McCreery

By Andy Martin, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – At the Loonie Poole Golf Course at NC State University’s Centennial Campus last weekend, stars and sports figures showed up to play golf for a great cause.  The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Tournament brings fans and famous folks together every September to…

JIMMY V: Charles Barkley Charms Crowd At Raleigh Golf Tournament

JIMMY V: Charles Barkley Charms Crowd At Raleigh Golf Tournament

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH -  Basketball legend Charles Barkley is always a welcome sight at the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic, which he has been attending since the beginning of the tournament.  One of the sports figures who attends almost every year, Barkley has been a big supporter of…

JIMMY V: See Over 80 Photos From Evening Gala With Charles Barkley, Scotty McCreery, Boyz II Men, And Others

JIMMY V: See Over 80 Photos From Evening Gala With Charles Barkley, Scotty McCreery, Boyz II Men, And Others

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – At the beautiful evening gala and auction for the Jimmy V Foundation to raise money for cancer research last Saturday night, guests, sports figures, and celebrities gathered together for a fantastic evening for a good cause. See over 80 photos from the special event…

Fan Falls To His Death At NC State – Tennessee Football Game

Fan Falls To His Death At NC State – Tennessee Football Game

By The Raleigh Telegram ATLANTA – Not many details have been released, but a fan at the North Carolina State University football game against Tennessee University on Friday night fell to his death, according to various media reports and authorities at the Georgia Dome. According to reports, the fan fell…

When Is The London Olympics Closing Ceremony On TV?

When Is The London Olympics Closing Ceremony On TV?

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Viewers in the Triangle area who want to catch the closing ceremonies from the London Olympics can watch it online live at the NBC Youtube streaming channel or they can watch it on regular TV as well. Local NBC affiliate NBC-17 will be airing…

Ironman Competition Is Coming To Raleigh In 2013

Ironman Competition Is Coming To Raleigh In 2013

By The GRCVB, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Today, the World Triathlon Corporation announced that they will be hosting an Ironman triathlon event next year in Raleigh.  The inaugural event is scheduled for Sunday, June 2nd, 2013, and will be the first Ironman race ever held in North…

Carolina Hurricanes Jeff Skinner Signed To Six Year, $22.3 Million Contract

Carolina Hurricanes Jeff Skinner Signed To Six Year, $22.3 Million Contract

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – One of the Carolina Hurricanes’ most popular players and highest scorers was signed to a long term contract this week.  Jeff Skinner, who has been mobbed by fans at public appearances and continues to produce on the ice, has been signed to a six…

CELEBRITY MAGNET: Tiki Barber Says Michael Phelps “Greatest Olympian Ever”

CELEBRITY MAGNET: Tiki Barber Says Michael Phelps “Greatest Olympian Ever”

By Tom Murro, The Raleigh Telegram NEW YORK – We just had a wonderful time at the David Yurman Summer Rooftop Soiree on Wednesday night August 1st, in New York City.  Who was there?  David Yurman and his wife Sybil, NY Giants great Tiki Barber and his new wife and…

Carolina Hurricanes Sign Russian Hockey Great Alexander Semin For $7 Million

Carolina Hurricanes Sign Russian Hockey Great Alexander Semin For $7 Million

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In continuing efforts to beef up their lineup for the upcoming National Hockey League season, the Carolina Hurricanes recently announced that they have signed hockey great Alexander Semin, a gold medal-winning hockey player from Russia who is among the best players currently in the…

UNC’s Shalane Flanagan Running For Second Medal In London Olympics

UNC’s Shalane Flanagan Running For Second Medal In London Olympics

By The Raleigh Telegram CHAPEL HILL – In just a couple of days, we will watch the most elite athletes from all over the world converge on the London Olympic games. Many eyes will be set on North Carolian’s own Shalane Flanagan, who currently calls Chapel Hill home. Shalane was…

Carolina Hurricanes Sign Younger Brother Of Eric Staal, Nine Others To Hockey Team

Carolina Hurricanes Sign Younger Brother Of Eric Staal, Nine Others To Hockey Team

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Last week, the Carolina Hurricanes announced that they acquired center Jordan Staal from the Pittsburgh Penguins. In exchange for Staal, Carolina has traded center Brandon Sutter, defenseman Brian Dumoulin and its first-round pick (8th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft to the Penguins. …

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