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Today's News

  • BCC sweeps Catawba Valley, remains in first

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team remained in first place in the region after winning three games last weekend against Catawba Valley Community College.

    BCC is 16-1 in the NJCAA Division II Region 10, 31-7 overall. Catawba is 9-9, 21-22. It entered the series in fourth place.

    The Dolphins play a three-game series April 22-23 at Founders Field against Patrick Henry Community College, a team in third place as of April 14 (14-3, 26-15). Pitt is second (12-2, 25-7).

     

  • Trojans win softball tournament

    By Ed Hullings

  • Dealing with dreaded hot spots

    Robin couldn’t believe what she was seeing. The rug in front of her door was a tangle of hair and blood, with couch cushions strewn across the floor. Hearing faint echoes of whimpering from the kitchen, she rushed to find her beloved Boston terrier frantically clawing at the side of her face, now a gory mess. Without thinking, Robin swept Suki into her arms and sped to her veterinarian, praying they could ease her baby’s misery.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    Remember St. Patrick’s Day? Here is a plant, now in full bloom, which might stir your memory.

  • There is power in one person’s faith, fidelity and fearlessness

    Lois Carroll, Branch manager of Rourk Library, is to be commended for her efforts in retrieving a variety of good movies for twice-monthly viewing. Whether the “theater” is packed or just a few arrive, the participants enjoy the films and each other’s company. Tears and laughter alike are shared, along with the tasty provisions to assuage hunger and thirst.

  • We celebrate Easter with a variety of traditional recipes

    Passover began this last Tuesday. Throughout Passover week, only unleavened bread, or matzo, is eaten. Those adhering to strict their traditions will abstain from all leavened food and even some non-leavened food if it’s not prepared for the festival with special care.

  • The pain and pleasure cycles of your life

    By Linda Arnold

     

    “Every decision you make — whether you’re conscious of it or not — relates to whether you think it will bring you pain or pleasure.”

     

    Have you heard of the pain/pleasure principle?

    Research shows it lies at the core of everything you do. The decisions you make — and the actions you take — are all based on this principle, whether you’re consciously aware of it or not.

  • Out of the ashes: Calabash fire victim grateful for great friends and Elks Lodge

    CALABASH — It was supposed to be a festive weekend for Emily Beecher, filled with visiting friends and family, good food and fun, not a fire.

    The latter was the last thing on Beecher’s mind as she and Vickie Sibley, her friend from Florida, along with Beecher’s daughter and son-in-law visiting from Texas, settled down late Saturday night in March after enjoying a delicious meal home-cooked by Sibley.

  • Invasive plants in your landscape

    By Sam Marshall

     

  • Miss Brunswick County pageant crowns five queens

     

    Five girls were crowned March 25 at the Miss Brunswick County pageant. From left are Sarah Shaw, Teen Miss Brunswick County; Brooke Kesky, Greater Miss Brunswick County and winner of the People’s Choice Award, Most Photogenic and the Bennie J. Ward Act of Kindness Award; Skylar Gateman, Miss Brunswick County; Morgan Strahley, Junior Miss Brunswick County and winner of the Congeniality Award; and Natalie Space, Little Miss Brunswick County.