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Today's News

  • Cereal for dinner: Taking cereal to a new level

     You’re tired, there’s no one else to fix dinner for tonight and all you feel like doing is pouring a bowl of cereal. But wait! Take an extra five minutes and prepare this luscious parfait, full of foods from three of the five food groups. This dish takes cereal to a new level.

  • Scars tell stories

     

     

    I don’t know Craig Scott. I do know a quote attributed to him. “From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, ‘I survived.’” The quote is powerfully real. It describes so many survival experiences, so many scars, so many stories.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Let’s be bees — busily buzzing bees. If I were one, this is where I would be.

  • Braising turns a tough cut of meat into a fabulous cooked meal

     Many of you have probably used a braising method when cooking meat or vegetables and didn’t even know it.

  • Officials say railroad track likely sparked wildfire

    The probable cause of a wildfire that burned nearly 500 acres damaged five homes and forced evacuations in three neighborhoods near Northwest last month is a nearby railroad track.

    No one was injured during the fire or evacuation and no homes were destroyed, but the N.C. Forest Service report estimated the damage at $980,000.

  • North coach appreciative after another state title

     GREENSBORO — Coach Garry Bishop may have been more excited than his athletes after they won the NCHSAA Class 2A state track title Saturday, May 16. This was the fourth straight title in two years for the Scorpions. They have won back-to-back indoor titles and back-to-back outdoor titles.

    Bishop knows what can go wrong at a state meet, and that is why state titles are so meaningful to him.

  • Washington earns Most Valuable Athlete award

      GREENSBORO — North Brunswick sophomore Jayhlen Washington won the Most Valuable Athlete award in the state track meet with an effort most appreciated by his coach.

    Washington scored 28 of the Scorpions’ 53 points in leading the Scorpions to their second straight NCHSAA Class 2A outdoor track state championship. He won the long jump and the triple jump. He was second in the 110-meter hurdles. And he was running the final lap in his final event, the four-by-200, until he pulled a hamstring, ending what already was a memorable day.

  • Calabash teen reported missing found safe

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies said a 16-year-old Calabash girl last seen Saturday night, May 16, has been found safe.

    Spring Johnson of Cedar Tree Lane was located, though no other details were available from a Monday morning, May 18, news release.

  • Cheers to play in all-star basketball game

     West Brunswick senior Gray Cheers has been selected to play in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star men’s basketball game.

    The game features some of the top graduated senior basketball players in the state.

    The basketball game will be played July 20 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

    Cheers is one of 10 players on the East roster, which includes Hoggard’s Trae Bryant and Whiteville’s Shaun Kirk. Cheers will continue his basketball career at Hampden-Sydney.

  • Scorpions advance to third round in softball playoffs

     North Brunswick advanced to the third round of the Class 2A state softball playoffs by beating No. 22 North Pitt 7-0 Saturday, May 16, in Leland.

    The No. 6 Scorpions (18-5) will play on Tuesday, May 19, at No. 3 Beddingfield (18-1).

    North Pitt finishes 16-8.

     

    Against North Pitt, Preston Ellenberg (7-2) was the winning pitcher. She gave up five hits and one walk in the seven-inning game. She hit two batters and struck out nine.