Today's News

  • BCC, Lakeland split baseball games with dramatic endings

     The Brunswick Community College and Lakeland Community College (Kirtland, Ohio) baseball teams played a doubleheader March 14 with dramatic endings.

    In the first game, Laker freshman first baseman Drew Kissinger used all of his 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame in lofting a three-run home run to deep center field—the final three runs in a 10-run seventh-inning rally and a 14-12 victory.

  • Fletcher reinstated as head football coach at West Brunswick

     Jimmy Fletcher has been reinstated as head football coach at West Brunswick High School.

    After West Brunswick High School athletics director John Floyd dismissed Fletcher in November, Fletcher filed a grievance. The school board ruled in favoer of the grievance Tuesday.

    “I’m excited to come back and look forward to coaching the guys,” Fletcher said Wednesday night, the elation audible in his voice.

  • West gets first victory of season in soccer

     LELAND—The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team got its first victory of the season by beating North Brunswick 5-0 March 14.

    The Lady Trojans scored all five goals in the first half. Junior forward Amanda Davinson scored the first goal. Sophomore midfielder Carla Zio scored the next two goals. Senior defender/forward Jordan Sanchez scored the final two goals.

    West played everyone on the roster, which included at least four players from the junior varsity. The goalkeepers were sophomore Meg Fletcher and freshman Madison Simmons.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 29 and March 1, 2 and 5 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Feb. 29

    Joshua Albarran, consume alcohol less than 19, disorderly conduct, two counts simple assault, all voluntarily dismissed.

  • Members show work at Franklin Gallery

    Portraits by Herb Pritchard and pottery by Carla Edstrom are under the spotlight as these two featured artists introduce their latest work to the public at the Franklin Square Gallery’s new Members Show. The show is from March 26-May 5. This cooperative community gallery is in downtown Southport’s historic district.

  • Volunteers needed for Park Day cleanup

    More than 150 years after the first shots of the Civil War were fired, another wave of volunteers is about to descend on America’s storied battlegrounds, only this array of dedicated men and women will be armed with paint brushes, trash bags and weed-whackers.
    The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport needs volunteers for its Park Day historic preservation event on Saturday, March 31, at 204 East Moore St. in Southport, on the historic Fort Johnston grounds. The event begins at 9 a.m. Rain date will be April 14.

  • RBA runs math and reading races

    Everyone loves a good race, and this is especially true for elementary students and their parents.
    The Roger Bacon Academy’s annual FASTAR event isn’t about racing cars or bikes. FASTAR is a race of academic skills. Nearly 400 charter school student-racers test the speed of their reading and math skills at this annual event.
    Students must practice math and reading proficiencies to qualify for the FASTAR race day. When they qualify, they compete for trophies and gold medals while their classmates, parents and supporters cheer them on to the finish line.

  • Education briefs

    Green is Employee of the Month
    For Kids Only C.D.C has named Amy Green as Employee of the Month for January. She has been employed at For Kids Only for 12 years and will graduate from UNC Pembroke in December with a bachelor’s degree in birth-kindergarten education. Her commitment, resourcefulness and enthusiasm in the classroom were a true asset to the center, coworkers said.

  • Students construct giant cell

    Seventh-grade students in Kathleen Harris’s science classroom at South Brunswick Middle School have been studying cell structure and functions of each organelle. As a culminating hands-on extension to this unit, students used everyday materials to construct a large-scale model of the individual aspects of a cell.
    After comprehensive planning and design, students got their hands dirty using paper mache, balloons, wire, foam and plastic to make something invisible to the naked eye large enough to fill a classroom.

  • Business briefs

    Conservation reserve signup begins
    USDA Farm Service Agency will have a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup through April 6, according to Coke Gray, the agency’s Brunswick County executive director.
    CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation’s natural resources through voluntary participation, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.