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Today's News

  • Take action to reduce fire risk

    To report a single fire death during the course of a winter is terrible. To report five of them in less than 48 hours is beyond horrific, especially because four victims in the five fires reported in five days last week were members of a Supply family that included a 3-year-old boy and his pregnant mother.

    Compounding that tragedy is the fact their mobile home had no smoke detectors. We will never know if having one would have saved their lives, but we know it would have increased their chances of survival.

  • Community involvement has its rewards — and sometimes glitter

    Martha Babson, Virginia Williamson Elementary School’s parent facilitator, paid me an incredible compliment by inviting me to participate in the school’s Read Across America event featuring Dr. Seuss again.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we returned to a full schedule after two weeks of rough weather; we heard from the chief justice on the state of the judiciary; and we passed two important bills for economic development and transportation infrastructure maintenance.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    The General Assembly is abuzz with business, and our office wanted to share a little bit about what we are doing in the North Carolina Senate.

    This week, the House will take up Senate Bill 20 (Motor Fuel Tax Changes). We in the Senate hope the House will pass this bill so the governor can sign it and the citizens of North Carolina can receive a tax cut they deserve.

  • Learn the Rules of Golf — It’s fun

    I’ve always been fascinated by the Rules of Golf. They are complicated, exasperating and enlightening.

    Look at all the other sports. How many rules does a bowler need? How many things can happen on a wooden playing field that is 60 feet long and 7 feet wide?

  • Fishing takes persistence and patience
  • Trojans win doubleheader

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    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Myrtle Beach 8-6 Saturday on Mike Alderson Field.

    West took advantage of four errors and a passed ball in the first inning on the way to a 3-0 lead.

    The Trojans scored in the fourth and scored four in the fifth in taking an 8-2 lead.

    In the fifth, Lewis led off and singled. Davis singled. The runners advanced on an error. A sacrifice fly by Johnson scored a run. After Carlyle walked, Charlie Carcich singled home a run. Ashburn singled home the final two runs.

  • BCC sweeps Lakeland

     BOLIVIA — Dillon Stewart singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as BCC beat Lakeland 3-2 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, March 7, at Founders Field

    With one out in the inning, Willie McRae singled and advanced to second on a passed ball. After Chase Gehringer walked — he had homered in the third — Stewart hit the game-winning single. Stewart finished two singles, a double and one RBI. McCrae had two hits. Kyle Mehl also doubled.

  • Nathan Gilbert photos
  • BLT Stagestruck Players extend 'Godspell Jr' two more performances

     IF YOU GO

    What: “Godspell Junior”

    When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 21; 3 p.m. Sunday March 22

    Where: Brunswick Little Theatre, 8068 River Road, Southport

    How much: $6 for children up to age 12; $12 for students with an ID and $17 for adults.

    Tickets may be purchased online at www.brunswicklittletheatre.com or Ricky Evans Gallery at 211 N. Howe St. in Southport.

    For more information go to www.brunswicklittletheare.com or call 447-BLT6 (2586)