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Your businesses' electrical system will trip when it has too much electricity running through it. These problems are very common in commercial properties and usually stem from one of three culprits: circuit overloads, short circuits, and ground fault surges. Obviously, when your circuits are tripped regularly, your business operations suffer. To help solve your circuit breaker problems, our commercial electricians will come to your location for in-depth troubleshooting. Once we discover the root cause, we'll get to work on repairing your circuit breaker, so you can continue working and serving your customers.
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Dead power outlets aren't always dangerous, unlike other recurring commercial electrical issues. They are, however, disruptive to your company's productivity. Dead outlets are common in older commercial buildings and are often caused by circuit overloads. Connecting multiple high-wattage devices and appliances to the same power socket can cause overheating. When the power outlet overheats, it can lead to tripped circuit breakers. In some cases, the live wire catches fire and burns until it is disconnected. For a reliable solution using high-quality switches, sockets, and circuit breakers, it's best to hire a professional business electrician to get the job done right.
Finding a real-deal, qualified commercial electrician in South Carolina is harder than you might think. Whether it's due to availability or budget, you might be tempted to hire a residential electrician for your commercial electrical problem. While it's true that great residential electricians can help solve commercial issues in theory, it's always best to hire a business electrician with professional experience.
Unlike their residential colleagues, commercial electricians are licensed to deal with different materials and procedures suited specifically for businesses. Commercial wiring is much more complex than residential, and is strategically installed with maintenance, repair, and changes in mind. Additionally, commercial properties usually use a three-phase power supply, necessitating more schooling, skills, and technical ability to service.
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HICKORY, N.C.-- The Lenoir-Rhyne men's basketball team dropped a 20-point decision to Wingate in the SAC Opener on Saturday afternoon in the Shu. The Bears were held scoreless for a stretch of 5:37 from the end of the first half through the start of the second half as the Bulldogs scored 15 unanswered and didn't look back.GAME INFORMATION: Final: Wingate 89, Lenoir-Rhyne 69 Records: Lenoir-Rhyne (4-3, 0-1 SAC), Wingate (3-3, 1-0 SAC) Location: ...
HICKORY, N.C.-- The Lenoir-Rhyne men's basketball team dropped a 20-point decision to Wingate in the SAC Opener on Saturday afternoon in the Shu. The Bears were held scoreless for a stretch of 5:37 from the end of the first half through the start of the second half as the Bulldogs scored 15 unanswered and didn't look back.
GAME INFORMATION: Final: Wingate 89, Lenoir-Rhyne 69 Records: Lenoir-Rhyne (4-3, 0-1 SAC), Wingate (3-3, 1-0 SAC) Location: Hickory, N.C. | Shuford Arena
STATS OF THE GAME: - Andreas Wilson came off the bench to score 25 points for the Bulldogs and went 6-of-9 from long range. 15 of those 25 were scored in the first half as he went 4-for-5. - Wingate closed the first half on a 7-0 run to take a 42-33 advantage going into the break. The Bears went just 1-of-8 to close out the first half and didn't score for the final 2:35 of the opening half. - The Bulldogs kept the run going to start the second half, scoring the first eight points to extend the run to 15-0. With Wingate up 50-33, Salle Wilson ended the run with a bucket in the paint to end a 5:37 scoring drought. - Back-to-back threes from Wilson and Nas Tyson cut Wingate's lead to 58-48 with 12:33 to go but Wilson's three capped a 12-5 spurt that pushed the lead back to 70-53. - Jarren Cottingham had 19 points and was 7-of-9 from the field adn hit all three of his 3-point attempts. In total, five players scored in double figures for Wingate. - Nas Tyson had 21 for LR and was 9-of-13 from the field. T.J. Nesmith added 15 points and nine boards.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE: - Wilson enjoys playing in the Shu as he went off for 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting in 2021. - LR hit just 5-of-23 from long range, shooting 23.8 percent. - Jalen Johnson and L.J. McCoy combined for just six points. - LR was outrebounded for the fifth time this season. - The two teams combined for just 16 turnovers in the game.
UP NEXT: LR will return to action with at home against Newberry next Wednesday (12/14) at 7:30 p.m.
WINGATE, N.C. — A grant is giving a boost to a new program for first-generation college students at Wingate University.What You Need To Know The First-Gen Bulldog Program started in fall 2021 with 46 freshmen.The program helps students who are the first in their immediate families to attend a four-year-institution. It offers information and connects them to resources and mentors.A $133,250 grant will allow the program to expand its reach to support first-generation college sophomores, junio...
WINGATE, N.C. — A grant is giving a boost to a new program for first-generation college students at Wingate University.
The First-Gen Bulldog Program started in fall 2021 with 46 freshmen.
The program helps students who are the first in their immediate families to attend a four-year-institution. It offers information and connects them to resources and mentors.
A $133,250 grant will allow the program to expand its reach to support first-generation college sophomores, juniors and seniors.
The funding will also be used for academic workshops, cultural trips, parent/guardian orientation and stipends for peer mentors.
First-generation college students needing financial support for school-related expenses will also be able to apply for hardship funding.
The incoming freshman class in the First-Gen Bulldog Program will arrive to campus a week earlier to settle in.
Savannah Phillips, who just finished her freshman year, participated in the program.
The English major said her parents didn’t pursue higher education but have always encouraged her to go to college.
“They always told me, we want you to have a job that you love going to every single day,” Phillips said.
However, the South Carolinian admits being a first-generation college student came with challenges.
“The overwhelming aspect of it all. You don’t know anything about college — anything,” Phillips said.
Phillips is grateful for the First-Gen Bulldog Program.
“If it weren’t for them, I would’ve been a lot more lost than I was,” Phillips said. “I feel like they made me feel welcome and at home here, just knowing I’m not the only first-gen student here.“If it weren’t for them, I would’ve been a lot more lost than I was,” Phillips said. “I feel like they made me feel welcome and at home here, just knowing I’m not the only first-gen student here.
According to Wingate University, almost 40% of its students are the first in their families to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
Antonio Jefferson, Wingate’s assistant vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, led the launch of the First-Gen Bulldog Program with the help of staff from Residence Life, the Academic Resources Center and the Dean of Campus Life.
He was also the first in his family to attend college, and receive a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a doctorate.
When he was in college, he was part of a federal program that helped first-generation college students.
“I saw how important it was to me to navigate the college experience, to receive that support,” Jefferson said.
Jefferson said the grade-point average for the fall semester for the First-Gen Bulldog Program first class was 2.8.
He added they not only did well in the classroom but on campus.
“They are leaders in student organizations. They have jobs on campus, so we are really seeing how these students came in and hit the ground running. We think that happened because they found a foundation in the first-gen program,” Jefferson said.
Phillips earned a 4.0 GPA both semesters of her freshman year. She was also involved in extracurriculars, including writing an advice column for the school newspaper.
She applied to be a mentor for first-generation college students in the fall and has already been hired to be a campus guide.
“I want to give back what Wingate gave to me my first semester,” Phillips said.
Other universities in North Carolina, including N.C. State, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, Eastern Carolina and Appalachian State, offer programs supporting first-generation college students.
HICKORY, N.C. – A late touchdown from Wingate sent the Bulldogs past the Bears for the first time since 2017, snapping LR's five game winning streak over the Bulldogs. Shaw Crocker hit Trevor Grant from 10 yards out with 4:29 to play and the Wingate defense made that 24-21 lead stand up.INSIDE THE MATCHUP: Final: Wingate 24, #22 Lenoir-Rhyne 21 Records: Lenoir-Rhyne (6-3, 5-2 SAC), Wingate (8-1, 6-1 SAC) Location: Hickory, N.C. | Moretz St...
HICKORY, N.C. – A late touchdown from Wingate sent the Bulldogs past the Bears for the first time since 2017, snapping LR's five game winning streak over the Bulldogs. Shaw Crocker hit Trevor Grant from 10 yards out with 4:29 to play and the Wingate defense made that 24-21 lead stand up.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP: Final: Wingate 24, #22 Lenoir-Rhyne 21 Records: Lenoir-Rhyne (6-3, 5-2 SAC), Wingate (8-1, 6-1 SAC) Location: Hickory, N.C. | Moretz Stadium
STATS OF THE GAME: • For the second straight week, LR fell behind 17-0 in the first half. Crocker hit Kamal Desor on a 19-yard TD connection and Ethan Evans connected on a 35-yard field goal. With 1:50 left in the first half, Crocker's heads up lateral to Ryder Martin resulted in a five yard touchdown run to make it 17-0. • Wingate held LR's offense in check for the majority of the first half before Sean White found a wide open Malik Simmons for a 70-yard touchdown pass. Prior to that drive, LR managed just 19 yards of offense. • LR stuffed Wingate on the first drive of the second half and then White hit Kelin Parsons in the corner of the end zone to cut the Wingate lead to three points. • White would connect with a returning Deondre Lester for a 14-yard touchdown to give LR a 21-17 lead with 9:42 to play which was set up by Devin Hibbitt's second interception of the half. • That lead would stand up until a late interception set Wingate up at the Bears six yard line with just over five minutes to play. On third down, Crocker connected with Grant for the game-winning touchdown. • LR's ensuing drive stalled at their own 43 yard line, forcing a punt. The Bears used all three timeouts and stopped Wingate on a much-needed three-and-out to get the ball back with just under two minutes. • However, LR would turn it over on downs and Wingate ran out the clock. • White went 18-for-35 for 292 yards and three touchdowns but also threw three picks. • LR was held to just 12 yards rushing on 21 attempts. The leading rusher was Jadus Davis' 23 yards on six attempts. • Wingate sacked White four times, the most sacks given up by Lenoir-Rhyne this season. • Hibbitt kept the Bears close with 13 tackles and a pair of interceptions. • Crocker finished just 8-for-17 for 72 yards and two interceptions but added the two TD passes. • Wingate ran the ball 53 times for 178 yards, an average of 3.4 yards per carry but they were able to churn out the clock. Wingate had the ball for 13:30 more than LR and ran 14 more plays. • Evans was the unsung hero for Wingate, pinning LR inside their own 10 yard line with multiple punts and inside the 20 five times. He also boomed a 56 yarder and made a field goal.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE: • Ryan Carter reached 100 career receptions with his first grab today. He is the 11th receiver in program history to reach 100 career receptions. • This was the second time LR was held below 20 yards rushing in a game this year. Ferris St. held LR to 16 yards rushing. • Jon Ross Maye tied a career-high with 15 tackles and Andre Jefferson and Zeke Nance each had sacks. • LR managed just 12 first downs in the game with 10 coming through the air. • Crocker continued a trend with a 2-interception game against LR. In his six career starts against the Bears, he has thrown multiple interceptions in five. • Wingate is now 14-24 all-time against LR with today's win. The Wingate defense entered the game allowing just 8.5 points per game which was the best mark in the nation. • This is the first two-game losing streak for LR since dropping three straight to close the 2017 campaign.
UP NEXT: LR will hit the road and take on Catawba on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Associate-degree graduates of Richmond Community College can earn a bachelor’s at Wingate University for $2,500 per year or less, thanks to a new partnership between the two institutions. The Gateway Scholarship was announced today by Wingate University President Dr. Rhett Brown and Richmond Community College President Dr. Dale McInnis.“This is a wonderful opportunity, and we want to embrace it,” McInnis said. “Our college faculty and staff are committed to making sure our students are fully prepared to succeed...
Associate-degree graduates of Richmond Community College can earn a bachelor’s at Wingate University for $2,500 per year or less, thanks to a new partnership between the two institutions. The Gateway Scholarship was announced today by Wingate University President Dr. Rhett Brown and Richmond Community College President Dr. Dale McInnis.
“This is a wonderful opportunity, and we want to embrace it,” McInnis said. “Our college faculty and staff are committed to making sure our students are fully prepared to succeed when they enroll at Wingate.”
The agreement ensures that the transition from RichmondCC to Wingate will be a seamless process for students.
“We are going to teach the right courses, the right way at the right time,” McInnis said.
According to Wingate President Brown, Wingate is the private university of choice for Richmond County students.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to collaborate with RichmondCC to make a bachelor’s degree even more attainable. Together we can help students clear the hurdles that can slow them down – whether it’s the cost of higher education or worries that classes won’t transfer.”
He said that the partnership will help the state close its educational-attainment gap. According to the nonprofit MyFutureNC, 67 percent of jobs across the state require a postsecondary degree or high-quality credential, but only 49 percent of North Carolinians ages 25 to 44 have that level of education. In Richmond County, that number is 24 percent.
Data from Carolina Demography, a population-data organization based at UNC Chapel Hill, shows that 60 percent of Richmond County high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution within a year after graduating, 3 percentage points higher than in their peer counties. But fewer Richmond County students persist to their second year (68 percent versus 73 percent), resulting in a six-year graduation rate that is lower than that of peer counties.
To help Gateway scholars stay on track, Wingate and RichmondCC faculty and staff will work together to offer collaborative academic advising, financial aid counseling and career counseling.
“Our state needs 2 million people with postsecondary degrees or certificates by 2030. We believe the Gateway Scholarship is part of the solution,” Brown said. “We look forward to opening the door for more Richmond County students to build on the success they’ve achieved at RichmondCC.”
Wingate Provost Dr. Jeff Frederick also spoke at the ceremony about what it means to be good neighbors. Wingate and RichmondCC are less than an hour’s drive apart.
“Our story today is good neighbors building a gateway to bring down fences so that we can work together in our common goal of making a transformative, skill-building gateway into degrees, into a brilliant future for students of all types in the greater Richmond County area.”
The presidents also signed an agreement between Richmond Community College and Wingate’s School of Pharmacy by which the University agreed to save up to 10 enrollment spots each academic year for qualified RichmondCC students with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0. RichmondCC students headed toward Wingate’s School of Pharmacy will be able to participate in the University’s Pre-Pharmacy Club and get support from Wingate’s director of health professions pathways.
Funding to help bring students’ out-of-pocket annual tuition costs at Wingate down to $2,500 or less includes federal aid, the North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship and support from generous donors.
To learn more about the Gateway Scholarship, email Valerie Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (704) 233-8103. To learn more about Richmond Community College, visit www.richmondcc.edu or call (910) 410-1700.
Photo provided by Wingate AthleticsPhoto provided by Wingate AthleticsPhoto provided by Wingate AthleticsNews File PhotoNational recognition continues to pour in for Ethan Evans.Evans is a 2019 graduate of North Surry High School and a Dec. 2022 graduate of Wingate University. The punter/placekicker built up an impressive resume during his time as a Greyhound as well as a Bulldog, and his football career isn’t over yet as Evans has the NFL in his sights.The All-American will have a chance to fu...
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National recognition continues to pour in for Ethan Evans.
Evans is a 2019 graduate of North Surry High School and a Dec. 2022 graduate of Wingate University. The punter/placekicker built up an impressive resume during his time as a Greyhound as well as a Bulldog, and his football career isn’t over yet as Evans has the NFL in his sights.
The All-American will have a chance to further prove himself in front of NFL scouts when he takes part in two of the most prestigious post-season events for college football players: the 77th annual Hula Bowl and the 98th annual East-West Shrine Bowl.
“My time playing at Wingate was the best four years of my life,” Evans said after being selected for the nationwide Shrine Bowl. “I’m blessed to be able to wear the Wingate helmet one last time and to show the world what it truly means to be a Wingate Bulldog.”
High School All-Star
Evans left a permanent mark on North Surry football during his time as a Greyhound.
The 2019 graduate holds school records for career PATs (77), career field goals (17) and the longest made field goal (51 yards). He was named Western Piedmont 2A Conference Specialist of the Year in 2017 and 2018, and had a 75% touchback rate in 2018.
Evans represented North Surry at the N.C. East-West All-Star Game in July 2019. He was just the eighth player from North Surry to compete in the East-West game and the first in 23 years.
Evans finished his college career as one of Wingate’s best special teams players.
In 39 career games, Evans recorded the following stats as a punter: 186 punts for 8,027 yards (43.2 average) with a career long of 72 yards, as well as 47 fair catches, 89 punts inside the 20-yard line and 53 punts of 50 yards or more.
As a placekicker, Evans finished his career with: 213 kickoffs for 13,230 yards (62.1 average) and 120 touchbacks.
As a senior, Evans recorded: 67 kickoffs for 4,180 yards (62.4 average) with 44 touchbacks, 77 punts for 3,518 yards (45.69 average) with a long of 67 yards, 39 punts inside the 20-yard line and 30 punts of at least 50 yards.
Ethan’s mark of 45.69 yards per punt ranked No. 2 in the NCAA’s Division II. Only 11 kickers in the NCAA in any division averaged more yards per punt: nine in DI-FBS, one in DI-FCS and one in DII.
Evans and the Bulldogs ranked fourth nationally in net punting in 2022.
He also took over field goals and PATs as a senior, making 10-of-18 field goal attempts (long of 41) while converting 43-of-44 PATs.
Wingate advanced to the national quarterfinals for the first time in program history in 2022, winning a program-record 11 games. Evans was named D2Foootball.com’s National Special Teams Player of the Week twice in 2022, and was honored on the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) All-Conference First Team and the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Region Team.
Evans was named a D2CCA First-Team All-American on Dec. 14. Four Wingate players received D2CCA Honors, tied for the most in the nation, with Evans being the only Bulldog to receive First-Team Honors.
Later in the day on Dec. 14, Evans was named an AP All-American. Wingate led every team in Division II with five student-athletes earning All-American honors from the Associated Press. The Bulldogs had a nation’s-best three first team selections in Ethan Evans, Davon Gilmore and Tre Morrison, with D.J. Horne and Evan Surgeon picking up second team accolades.
Evans was selected to compete in the 77th-annual Hula Bowl, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the University of Central Florida’s FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando.
Via hulabowl.com, “The Hula Bowl is the Nation’s Premier College Football All-Star Game. The Hula Bowl is an event where all NFL, XFL, USFL and CFL teams will be represented by top scout players during Hula Bowl week.”
“Athletes chosen to participate in the Hula Bowl are selected by the Hula Bowl Selection Committee. This committee is made up of former College and Professional football players and coaches. The invitations are primarily based on an athletes potential to make a professional football team roster.
“Scouts representing from the NFL, XFL, USFL and CFL teams are invited to provide their input for athletes that they may want to see in the Hula Bowl game for additional evaluation.”
Since its inception in 1946, the Hula Bowl has featured over 6,000 players from every DI college and multiple DII and DII schools. Over 1,000 NCAA and NFL coaches have prepared players for being scouted (with over a 100+ head coaches).
Notable players include NFL MVPS (Deion Sanders and Dan Marino), Heisman winners (Ricky Williams and Billy Sims), and NFL/CFL Hall of Famers (including Tony Dorsett, Eric Dickerson, and Junior Ah You). Legendary coaches include Mike White, Grant Teaff, Rex Ryan, and Mike Smith.
East-West Shrine Bowl
Evans’ final game as a Wingate Bulldog will come on Feb. 2 as part of the 98th annual East-West Shrine Bowl. The game will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Evans is one of only four players from NCAA Division II to earn an invitation to this year’s Shrine Bowl.
“We are very excited for Ethan to have this unbelievable opportunity,” said Wingate head coach Joe Reich. “It’s totally the result of his hard work and dedication to his craft.”
The East-West Shrine Bowl is the longest-running college all-star football game in the nation. An important part of America’s football tradition, the event gives top college players a chance to showcase their talents to NFL scouts and a national television audience.
This year, the East-West Shrine Bowl is part of the NFL’s Pro Bowl Week events in Las Vegas.
Since 1925, the East-West Shrine Bowl has benefited Shriners Children’s and its mission to provide excellent specialty care for children.
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