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Today's News

  • Simmons selected to Greek Basketball League All-Star team

    Former West Brunswick High School basketball player Cedric Simmons has been selected to play in the Greek Basketball League All-Star game March 13.

    Simmons is one of 12 players on the Rest of the World Team, which will take on the Greek Team.

    Simmons scored 11 points and had a team-high 15 rebounds in Kavala’s 90-85 victory March 9 in a Greek professional basketball league game.

    Simmons played a team-high 36 minutes and blocked three shots.

  • Solano graduates from basic

    Solano graduates from basic

    Air Force Airman Jonathan F. Solano, son of Teresa Fike of Shallotte, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Solano completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Students compete in FASTAR competition

    Pit crews, qualifying races and big trophies for the winners. No, it’s not stock car racing, it’s FASTAR, an  academic competition for students at The Roger Bacon Academy. 

    Each year, nearly 200 charter school student-racers and their crew chiefs (parents) accept the challenge of tuning their reading and math skills, qualifying for the big race event and competing for trophies and gold medals while their classmates cheer them on to the finish line.

  • Teachers get North Carolina honors

    Brunswick County Schools are proud to be the home of the top two North Carolina social studies teachers. 

    The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS) announced the selection of Laura Hunter of South Brunswick High School as Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year and Margaret Arrowood of Shallotte Middle School as Outstanding Middle School Social Studies Teacher of the Year. 

    “Both of these awards coming to one county is remarkable,” said Superintendent Edward Pruden, when he learned of the honors. 

  • Bolivia Elementary names Terrific Kids

    Bolivia Elementary has announced the following students have been named Terrific Kids for November, December and January:

    November Terrific Kids

    Kindergarten: Gabriel McKenney, Gracie Trivette, Anthony DiAngelo.

    First grade: Cameron Troscianiec, Daniel Champion, Ryleigh Gleason, Cameron Burgess.

    Second grade: Issak McKenney, Serena Priestley, Brooke Huffman.

    Third grade: Tyress Hall, Dixie Barker, Sadie Steele, Cassidy McLaughlin.

    Fourth grade: Amanda Wescott, Anna Shelton, Iain Rice, Hannah Vetrano.

  • CIS honored for volunteer hours, contributions

    CIS of Brunswick County was recognized as the local affiliate with the most volunteers (1,934) and donating more than 67,000 hours of volunteer time in the school year of 2009-2010 at the 2011 Communities in Schools of North Carolina Training Institute. CIS Brunswick County leads all other affiliates in the state, which includes areas such as Charlotte and Wake County.

  • Newcomers to meet March 16

    The Brunswick Newcomers Club (BNC) will meet on Wednesday, March 16, at the Southport Community Center, 223 E. Bay St. (between Bay and Moore streets). The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments, followed by the formal meeting at 10 a.m.

    Tom Woods, Brunswick County Master Gardener, will talk about what grows here in coastal North Carolina. This will be a time to get a jump on your spring and summer planting and gardening.

    Sign-up sheets for various activities and trips will also be available at the meeting.

  • Blooming for a Cause is April 16

    The GFWC of Holden Beach will once again present Blooming for a Cause, a charity luncheon, fashion show and silent auction to benefit Hope Harbor Home and Providence Home, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

    Hope Harbor Home is a shelter for women and children. Providence Home provides temporary housing for teens in need.

  • Religion briefs

    Hoppers are coming to church

    As part of their Southern Gospel Music Series at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia, The Hoppers from Madison will be appearing in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20.

    The Hoppers, one of Gospel music’s most acclaimed and awarded family recording artists, have just completed an all-new studio recording, “Something’s Happening” (Spring Hill Music). The new release, produced and arranged by composer and producer Lari Goss, has been in the works for nearly two years.

  • The women of the world pose a serious question: How many loaves have you?

    I can still smell the yeasty, sweet, enticing aroma of baking bread as the bus ride took us past the Wonder Bread Bakery in East Hartford, Conn. Probably a mile or two before we spotted the factory, the odors bathed us, encasing us in a comforting fragrance. It was far more than the scent of an irretrievable past. It was a reminder that simple things are not to be trashed.