Thursday, March 23, 2006
Gone for good?
At that particular point in time, everybody I was dealing with, the commissioners and even residents that we were talking to wanted the lake restored,” said Eddie Maynor, who was on the town board. But a lengthy permitting process and soaring construction costs after last summer’s Gulf Coast hurricanes have pushed the estimated cost of a new spillway from $6.3 million to $9.3 million. Now, for the first time, some residents are starting to ask whether Hope Mills really needs a lake — especially if it is going to cost the town millions of dollars.
Davis on cam ... in the tub
Riley and Gabrielle
Hanging with the Sherwins
Monday, January 16, 2006
Celebrating the national champions
Tiger dresses the Bears
In memory of a great Mom
Edward C. McRae of Hope Mills recently made a $25,000 gift to create and endow the Linda Haddock McRae Memorial Fellowship scholarship in memory of his wife, Linda.
She was a 1966 ECU graduate with a bachelor's degree in library studies and educational technology. She was originally from Greene County and taught in the state public schools for 30 years.
She taught in Richmond County and Cumberland County schools and spent most of her career in Pitt and Greene counties. The McRaes have three children.
The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship support to deserving graduate students who are pursuing a master of library science degree in the College of Education. First preference will be given to candidates from Greene or Cumberland counties.
“By providing scholarship funds to educate future generations of librarians, the McRae scholarship enables the College of Education's Department of Library Science and Instructional Technology to support ECU's mission to train the leaders of tomorrow,” department Chairman Al Jones said.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Jacobs at Busch Gardens
Monday, November 28, 2005
Can't forget my Halloween photo
Halloween with the Nazarios
Friday, November 18, 2005
She's my sunshine
This is the same photographer who snapped away at my wedding last year. She make anyone look good, even flatlanders.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
A sweet Fairy Princess
Eddie Dees won the mayoral race Tuesday night with more votes than his two opponents combined. "I'm kind of shocked, to tell you the truth," Dees said after the returns were posted in the Town Hall. Dees, 51, is a teacher and softball coach at South View High School. During his campaign, he focused on restoring Hope Mills Lake.
Checkin' in with Bruce
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
SVHS versus Appalachian
The name Jeff Capel will always be recognizable in college basketball. What’s less of a certainty is for which role NCAA fans will remember him. ...Capel was named an assistant coach for the 2005 USA Men’s World University Games Team, joining Manhattan head coach Bobby Gonzalez in assisting Villanova head coach Jay Wright. The United State won the gold medal in Izmir, Turkey, in August. ... At 27 years old, Capel became the youngest head coach in Division I men’s college basketball after being promoted from assistant in 2002. After leading the Rams to a 12-6 CAA record and a No. 2 seed in the CAA Tournament, he was selected as the CoSIDA Coach of the Year for the State of Virginia. The team’s 18 wins tied Capel for the most victories by a first-year head coach in VCU history. ... As a point guard at South View High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Capel set school career records in points (2,066), rebounds (668) and assists (663). As a senior in 1993, he averaged 23.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game, guiding South View to a 31-1 record and a state championship.
Capel’s father, Jeff Capel Jr., currently serves as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA. A former college coach, he spent eight years as head coach at Old Dominion. Capel’s brother, Jason, played basketball for North Carolina.