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Today's News

  • Padgett has stunning finish at state track and field meet

    GREENSBORO—Ever since last spring, when Kayla Padgett first picked up the shot (and threw it as if it were a softball) and first threw the discus (as if it were a Frisbee disc), she has been surprising everyone with her victories.

    Friday at the NCHSAA Class 3A state track and field meet at North Carolina A&T State University, Padgett, a West Brunswick High School senior, had one more surprise: on her final throw in the shot put, she set a Class 3A record with a mark of 42 feet, 7 inches.

    “I didn’t see that one coming,” she said

  • Relay for Life this weekend at West Brunswick High School

    Cancer survivors and loved ones of those who lost their battles with the disease will be celebrated at the 2011 Relay for Life of Brunswick County, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday at West Brunswick High School.

    Opening ceremonies start at 6 p.m. with a survivor lap on the track at 6:15 p.m.

    “A survivor is anyone who has ever heard the words ‘You have cancer,’” according to the American Cancer Society’s website. “And we invite all cancer survivors in the community to attend Relay For Life.”

  • North Lenoir ends Trojans’ baseball season

     A one-out single in the top of the seventh inning by Brian Hardy scored sophomore pinch runner Sammy West and helped North Lenoir beat West Brunswick 4-3 in a first-round game of the NCHSAA Class 3A state baseball playoffs May 12.

    The Hawks (17-8) overcame stellar defensive plays by the Trojans (11-11) in advancing to the second round.

    The game featured coaches who have won state championships, and North Lenoir’s Jim Montague said senior starting pitcher John Delaney and junior reliever Caleb Kearney were both sick the day before the game.

  • RACE pet adoption fair Saturday in Shallotte

    Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) is having its third annual pet adoption fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Shallotte District Park, 5550 Main St., Shallotte. Featured are a Van Dyne K9 dog training-agility demo at 10:30 a.m., a Canine Angels demo at 11:30 a.m., a children’s education corner, lots of great vendors, hot dogs and drinks and Sunset Slush. The rain date is May 21. For more information, call (910) 754-9971.

  • Scorpions finish season 10-8

     North Brunswick sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Stalnaker is hit by the foot of a Topsail player but deflects the ball from the goal during the soccer playoff game May 11 at North. The Scorpions, with three seniors on the 16-player roster, lost 7-0 and finish the season 10-8. See more photos here.

  • Roger Bacon students help with communications

    Student ham radio operators from The Roger Bacon Academy went on the air at the annual Coastal Carolina Air Show to help provide emergency communication backup and assist first responders in their communication needs.

  • Pastors to be honored at Mount Olive Baptist

    BOLIVIA—Retired pastors are to be honored for their dedication and life’s work.

  • Religion briefs

    Change the World on May 21

  • Scripture is filled with promises for people whose faith is powerfully credible

    When I read the words quoted in the Gospel according to John, I am blown away with their potency. It is not a matter of lacking faith or hope or charity. It concerns the human effort to believe in promises since we are a people who seem more in tune with breaking promises than with keeping them.

  • Master Gardeners do new community project

    Each winter, a group of strangers come together in a class of novice gardeners hoping to become Master Gardeners. A new dimension has been added to this year’s class, one of outreach into the community. This year’s class voted to work on the “secret garden” at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center in Southport.