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Today's News

  • Leadership: Allen credits many for his baseball success

     Talk to Hunter Allen about baseball for a few minutes, and it becomes apparent why he is a co-captain of the East Carolina University baseball team.

    Whatever success he has had, he mentions those responsible. Whether is it is a state-championship winning high school baseball coach or an anonymous college athletic trainer, Allen will tell you how that person has helped him.

    And he does so as effortlessly as he swings his bat at a 90-mph fastball or as easily as he times his swing toward an off-speed curveball.

  • Quick soups and chili –– not from a can!

      

    Soups are always a good choice, either as a meal starter or as a complete meal in itself. In most cases, they are good choices nutritionally because of the variety of foods.

    Usually, soups contain lots of vegetables and small amounts of fat. A little meat can go a long way in even the heartiest soup. Adding beans and brown rice provides fiber, as well as flavor.

  • Caro, the story of a good shepherd

     Once upon a time, in a land quite far from here, there lived a shepherd whose name was Caro. He was a gentle man who lived a simple life on a tiny patch of land he had inherited from his father, and his grandfather before him.

     

    Caro lived in a little hut made from stone that had been gathered from the hillside nearby. It had only one room, and its furniture was sturdy but simple: a table and chair, a straw mat for sleeping, one oil lamp, and a few pots and pans for cooking. A huge fireplace provided heat and light.

  • What is this mystery plant?

      By John Nelson

    Petruchio: “Nay, come, Kate, come: you must not look so sour.”

    Katharina: “It is my fashion, when I see a crab.”

    Petruchio: “Why, here’s no crab; and therefore look not sour.”

    The Taming of the Shrew

    (More humor from Shakespeare! This time, you would need to know what Elizabethans would call a sour apple.)

     

  • Strawberries ready for picking at local produce farms

     Strawberries typically peak during May in our area. Producing good strawberries depends on ideal spring weather conditions. Although our area has been hit hard by cold and rainy weather this spring, berries are ripe for the pickin’ and hopefully the weather will improve enough to extend the season.

     

  • West Brunswick golf team qualifies for state

     The West Brunswick boys’ golf team finished third in the NCHSAA Class 3A East Regional golf tournament May 4 and qualified for state.

    Corinth Holders was first (317), host Hunt second (328) and West third (331) in the 10-team tourney.

    West’s Drew Boyer shot a 79 and finished in a tie for seventh. Landon Patterson shot an 82. Dylan Howard shot an 84. Cole Snyder shot an 86. Tucker Vaughan shot an 88.

    South’s Xavier Williams shot an 81.

    The state tourney is May 11-12.

  • North’s Klutz strikes out 12 in five innings

    LELAND — The North Brunswick softball team beat Northside 10-0 in five innings May 4.

    North is 8-1 in the conference, 15-5 overall.

    Stacy Fodrie was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBIs.

    Kasey Klutz was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

    Preston Ellenberg was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs.

    Raven Freeman was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

    Klutz was the winning pitcher. She gave up one hit and struck 12.

     

  • Trojans open conference tourney with 7-1 victory against Ashley

     The West Brunswick baseball team won its first-round game May 4 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship, beating Ashley 7-1.

    Hunter Ashburn was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Gray Cheers was 2-for-3 with a triple.

    West led 3-1 entering the bottom of the sixth and scored four runs.

    With one out, Johnathan Carlyle was hit by a pitch, Cheers singled and Tyler Stanley walked. Ashburn drove in two runs, putting West ahead 5-1, and an error on the play allowed West to scored another run. The final run scored on a passed ball.

  • Alfy Hill to get tryout with Cardinals

    Alfy Hill has signed a rookie free-agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals and will get a chance to show his skills in a three-day camp.

    Hill, a West Brunswick graduate, was a defensive end last season for Winston-Salem State University.

    Teammate and quarterback Phillip Sims also has signed with the Cardinals.

    The three-day camp begins Friday, May 8, and will be for the rookies, whether drafted or signed as undrafted free agents.

  • Gulf Stream trip produces successful day of fishing

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

     

    It is safe to say the spring fishing has officially set in. The mahi mahi are biting in the Gulf Stream, the king mackerel are feeding depths of 80 100 feet and the Spanish mackerel have shown up in good numbers along the beach.

    In addition to all the great fishing, the weather finally decided to cooperate this weekend as well. Therefore, just about every angler in Brunswick County tried his or her luck on the action — including myself.