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Today's News

  • North rallies from 11-3 deficit to beat West 19-16 in baseball

    North Brunswick overcame an 11-3 deficit to defeat West Brunswick 19-16 in a marathon slugfest in Shallotte April 17.

    The seven-inning, 35-run high school baseball game lasted 3½ hours.

    If hitting is indeed contagious, this was a full-blown epidemic. North had 14 hits in 34 at-bats while West had 12 hits in 31 at-bats.

    The loss dropped the Trojans out of sole possession of first place in the Waccamaw Conference and into a tie with North Brunswick and Whiteville.

  • Lady Trojans beat West Bladen 7-0 in shortened game

     In a conference game April 18 in which West Brunswick girls’ soccer team played sometimes with as few as nine players on the field, the Lady Trojans beat West Bladen 7-0 at West Bladen.

    Carla Zio, off an assist from Skylar Jenkins, scored the Trojans’ final goal 23 seconds after the start of the second half in a heavy rain. The game ended shortly thereafter.

    West scored its first goal quicker than it did its last goal: Karson Lewis scored in 15 seconds. Within 2 minutes, Some Milliken scored off an assist from Lewis.

  • Guild displays ‘A Galaxy of Quilts’

    The Brunswick Quilters guild will present “A Galaxy of Quilts” quilt show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at The Brunswick Center, 1513 North Howe St. in Southport.

  • Club briefs

    Buy wine tasting tickets by April 25
    The Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society will host its next wine tasting event for area wine lovers and their guests at 5 p.m. April 29 at the Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road in Ocean Isle Beach.
    The cost of the tasting will be $10. All guests are urged to bring their favorite wine glass for this event. Prior to the tasting, the chapter will have a brief meet-and-greet social with wine and cheese being served.

  • Garden tour offers views of coastal plantings

    The Coastal Garden Club of Shallotte will host its annual tour and tea on Saturday, April 28. Gardens in the Seascape and Lockwood Folly plantations will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The tea will take place from noon-3 p.m. at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

  • Business briefs

    Clapper wins national Hardee’s award
    Patty Clapper of the Hardee’s at 5 Ocean Highway West in Supply has won the Carleton Noell Achievers award, the top award given out by the largest Hardee’s franchisee in the country, Boddie-Noell Enterprises.
    The Carleton Noell Achievers award is given annually to the company’s top 10 restaurant general managers and top district managers. This is the second time Clapper has won this award and the sixth time the restaurant has won.

  • Art Loft adds space to Franklin Square

    The Art Loft, a new section of art at Southport’s Franklin Square Gallery, opens on April 23. This added attraction is the brainchild of two officers, Claire Martin and Virginia Wagner.
    “The gallery had growing pains,” Martin said, “and we needed more exhibition space.”
    The two put their heads together and restyled and reconfigured the historic building’s second floor. The result is space that expands the area for hanging paintings and centralizes art in one location.

  • Nantucket Band looks to be 'Heartbreaker' April 28 in Holden Beach

    Nantucket Band, a longtime rock group formed in Jacksonville in 1969, will perform live in an outdoor concert 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in Holden Beach.

    The concert, Holden Beach Grassroots Presents Nantucket Live at Holden Beach, will take place in a field at 1305 Cedar Landing Road near Provision Company Restaurant on the mainland side of Holden Beach.

    Concert host Jabin Norris describes the event as a big concert that’s the same weekend as the two-day Days at the Docks at Holden Beach.

  • Religion briefs

    Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 18
    Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Ha Shoah) will be hosted by the Chabad Academy at 2803 North Oak Street in N. Myrtle Beach, S.C., at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, with all local synagogues participating.
    The program will be “Children Remembering the Children of The Holocaust,” and will feature the Butterfly Museum, candle lighting, Psalms and prayers in Hebrew and English by local rabbis.

  • ‘Here I am, Lord,’ was the cry and response at area church

    Recently, I attended the installation of the Rev. Rudra Ramphal as senior pastor of Brunswick Islands Baptist Church. It was a double pleasure, since Rudy was one of my students when I taught at Brunswick Community College. He was an outstanding student, a young man whose interest and enthusiasm made teaching a joy. I have been following his career ever since, so I could not miss this climatic moment in his faith journey.