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Today's News

  • West, South play in jamboree Friday

    The West Brunswick and South Brunswick high school football teams will be among the 10 teams playing Friday in the 24th annual BB&T Football Jamboree.

    The jamboree is a fundraiser for 10 southeastern North Carolina high schools and student scholarships.

    The jamboree begins at 5 p.m. at Legion Stadium in Wilmington with the cheerleading showcase. West and South cheerleaders will be participating.

  • West season tickets on sale

    Season tickets for West Brunswick High School sports are on sale and can be purchased at the front desk in the school office or by calling athletics director John Floyd at 398-2740. 

    The all-season pass costs $50 and covers all sporting events for the 2010-11 school year at West except for N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs and the Easter baseball/softball tournament.

  • Byrd wins Hooters event at Oyster Bay

    Zack Byrd is known as the “Birdie Man” among the Hooters Carolina Tour Players. 

    Last  week he earned his nickname when he shot a sizzling 9-under score of 201 to win the three-day event at the par-70 Oyster Bay Golf Course in Calabash. He collected $3,700 for his efforts.

    Byrd carded a 69-64-68 over the three days of play and credits his coach, Mike Schroeder, with helping him keep the ball in play on the tough Maples design that weaves in and out of the surrounding marshlands.

  • Roberts wins bowling scholarship tourney

    LELAND—Two Thunder Alley bowlers won college scholarship money in the recent BPAC/GA Rising Stars Youth Scholarship Tournament. 

    Christian Roberts, of Bolivia, finished first in his division (170 single-game average and higher) and won $1,500. He is a student at South Brunswick High School.

    Amanda Buckner, of Leland, finished sixth in the same division and won $400. She is now a student at East Tennessee State University.

  • Arts and entertainment

    Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    “Puppet Art” exhibition, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington. For more information, visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

  • Religion briefs

    WMU to have fellowship dinner

    All pastors and wives, WMU directors and husbands are invited to dinner and fellowship at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Supply Baptist Church.

    The Rev. Larry Shreve, pastor of Open Door Baptist Ministries, and Tom Sherman, celebrate recovery director, will be guest speakers on a ministry sponsored by Open Door Ministry Church.

  • A new beginning: Churches are more than buildings

    Never was it more apparent that a church, all churches, are more than buildings than at the dedication of the new, renewed St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church. The entire sanctuary was filled to capacity with people who wanted to participate in the wonder of a project long in coming to fruition. 

  • Gainey completes U.S. Navy training

    Navy Seaman Jacob H. Gainey, grandson of Barbara L. Sellers of Leland, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. 

    During the eight-week program, Gainey completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. 

  • Lee graduates basic training

    Army Reserve Pfc. Karen T. Lee, daughter of Dolores Ballard of Leland, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, Lee studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Manzo returns from Afghanistan

    Army Col. Fred V. Manzo, son of Fred V. Manzo Sr. of Bolivia, is returning to the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Montgomery, Ala., after being deployed to Afghanistan serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.