Weekend Picks: Mountains to Sea 50K and 12 Mile Challenge

first_imgThe Mountains to Sea 50K and 12 Mile Challenge is filling up fast! This trail race winds along a single-track hiking trail with rocks, roots, logs, critters, water and other obstacles.Time: 50k start 7:00am and 12-mile start 8:00amThe 12-mile is a point-to-point run starting at the end of Bayleaf Church Rd. and finishing at the Falls Lake dam.The 50-km is an out-and-back starting and finishing at Blue Jay Point Park and turning around at the Falls Lake dam.According to the group’s website, the race course follows beautiful single track of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) as it winds through the woods around Falls Lake near Raleigh, N.C. The MST, part of the NC State Park system, stretches 1000-miles across North Carolina from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smokies to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks. More than 500 miles of the official trail are now complete, and with temporary connectors on back roads people can now hike across the state. Race proceeds benefit the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail who build and maintain the trail throughout the state as well as advocate and educate the importance of maintaining and securing our natural resources.Visit bullcityrunning.com for more information!last_img read more

Armed men terrorise, rob poultry farm owner

first_img– cart off cash, motor carThe owner of the Lalbeharry Poultry Farm, Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD) is now counting her losses after bandits stormed her establishment and carted off a quantity of cash, along with her son’s motor car.The victim, Patsy Lalbeharry, called Lalita, of Buzz-Bee-Dam, Craig, is still left in shock following the daring robbery, which occurred about 04:14h on Thursday.When contacted, Lalbeharry’s son, Deonauth, explained that his mother resided with him and another son in the two-storey structure. On the morning of the robbery, Deonauth explained that he was awakened by the sound of a “loudThe home which the bandits broken intoexplosion”.“I start thinking it is some electrical problem, but then I heard my mother pleading and saying ‘Oh God, don’t kill me!’” the man recalled. At that time, he said three men barged into his room, armed with handguns.Guyana Times understands that the bandits kicked open the door leading to the businesswoman’s bedroom after which they made their way to the two sons’ rooms. The armed men threatened the trio, demanding that they turn over their “cash and gold”.Fearful for her life and her sons’, the 56-year-old woman immediately complied and the men escaped with one of her son’s motor car – a silver grey Toyota Premio, PTT 502.Law enforcement ranks were immediately contacted and checks at the home revealed that the bandits might have been hiding in the house for quite some time.“We found cigarette ash in the lower flat and it appears as though the men were in the house and waiting for someone to come downstairs,” Deonauth noted.This is the first time the family has been robbed at their home, but back in 2017, the family suffered significant losses following a burglary committed on their business located on the public road.Meanwhile, the Police have dusted the crime scene for fingerprints as they continue their investigations. No arrests were made.last_img read more

KILLYBEGS ON CREST OF A WAVE AFTER CRUISE SHIP VISIT

first_imgCaptain Box receives his Donegal Pen.The first P&O Cruise ship to visit Killybegs, the 30,000 ton MV “Adonia”, arrived in port at 9am yesterday with about 700 passengers on board.The master of the ship, Captain David Box, called in at the Killybegs Information Centre and presented a commemorative plaque to Manager, Anne Dorrian, and the team.In return, he was presented with an engraved Donegal Pen to mark his visit. The Visitor Centre and the Harbour were bedecked with a set of new tear-drop flags, sponsored by Donegal County Council, and bearing the slogan “Welcome to Killybegs”.Several of the passengers took the Hidden Gems On The Edge tour to Sliabh Liag and Kilcar.Other attractions enjoyed by the visitors included a day-long craft fair in the Bay View Hotel, a new visitor shop in Anvil Court, and the Killybegs International Carpet Making and Fishing Centre.When the ship departed at 10pm, a lone piper played on the pier. The “Adonia” is the fifth cruise ship to visit Killybegs this year. On Friday, June 26, the largest cruise ship ever to visit the port, the MV “Oriana”, is due in port with 1,800 passengers.Already, ten cruise ships are confirmed to visit Killybegs in the 2016 season. See for more details.KILLYBEGS ON CREST OF A WAVE AFTER CRUISE SHIP VISIT was last modified: June 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Adoniacruise shipdonegalKillybegslast_img read more