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Today's News

  • 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.

  • District court docket for March 29, 30 and 31.

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on March 29, 30 and 31 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Wednesday, March 29

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Knights score six in seventh, defeat Trojans

    SHALLOTTE — North Davidson defeated West Brunswick 7-3 April 12 in the championship game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball tournament on Mike Alderson Field.

    The Knights, the defending Class 4A state champions, scored six runs with two outs in the top of the seventh in taking the 7-3 lead.

    West starter Johnathon Carlyle had given up one hit through six innings. He gave up a leadoff hit in the top of the seventh but a strikeout and a flyball left the Trojans one out from victory.

  • Scorpions defeat Wakefield

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    North Brunswick beat Wakefield 2-1 April 12 in a consolation game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational on Mike Alderson Field.

    The Scorpions scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Joey Matthews led off and walked. He stole second and Zack Brown bunted him to third. Trenton Chasteen bunted home the go-ahead run.