Today's News

  • Roundup: Trojans clobber New Hanover in varsity softball

     West Brunswick’s varsity softball team improved to 3-0 in Mideastern Confernece play and 3-1 overall with a pair of league wins last week.

    Morgan Beeler tossed a complete-game shutout in a March 12 win over Hoggard and the Trojans routed New Hanover 19-0 in five innings on Friday, March 15, to complete a perfect week.

    Eleven different Trojans had base hits against the Wildcats. West scored 11 runs in the top of the first frame and cruised to a mercy-rule win.

  • Hollar signs to play football at Presbyterian College (S.C.)

     SHALLOTTE – When Kasey Hollar first attended a Brunswick County Parks and Recreation football practice, he could barely run, according to his father.

    Now more than 10 years later, Hollar signed a national letter of intent to play college football at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.

    Hollar put ink to paper on Thursday, March 14, inside the West Brunswick High School cafeteria with friends, family and others in attendance.

  • A Second Look: Believing in a Cosmic God or a Cozy God makes all the difference

    It was early one morning when I picked up a reflection to read as a way to start my day with calm meditation. I was unprepared for the surprising gift I received in these words offered by Richard Rohr: “You are a child of God, and always will be, even when you don’t believe it.”

  • What is this mystery plant?

    For a while there as a kid, I went through a very serious bird phase. If it had feathers, I was all over it — how birds acted, moved, ate, sang, squawked, flocked. I was a total bird geek. Especially nests. There was just something about seeing those splendid images of birds’ nests in the encyclopedia — with eggs! Or better than that, little birds.

  • What to say when a friend is hurting

    By Linda Arnold

    We’ve all been there. That awkward pause when you find out a friend is getting a divorce. Or dealing with a drug overdose in the family. Maybe it’s a devastating medical diagnosis, a job layoff or the loss of a beloved pet. You want to be supportive. And say the right thing. How do you know, though?

    What not to say

    Here’s a summary of what not to say. These phrases can come off as trite and insincere. They can even make matters worse.

    I know what you’re going through.

  • How to apply eye ointments to your pet

    Every spring, veterinarians across the country will begin diagnosing dogs and cats with a variety of eye ailments. Allergic conjunctivitis, corneal ulcerations, and eye infections will require a host of ointments, washes, rinses, and lubricants. Prescribing an eye ointment for a pet patient is easy; administering it can be a challenge.Tips to help you treat your pet’s injured or ailing eye 

    Make sure to wash your hands both before and after administering any ophthalmic medication to avoid contamination and/or inadvertent spread of infection.

  • March is Living Well Month

    It’s Living Well Month! Time to celebrate Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences programs. This special month is promoted each year by the Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, both at the national level and here in North Carolina.

    “Raising Kids, Eating Right, Spending Smart, Living Well” is the theme that helps share information about the variety of educational programs and opportunities available through Extension Family and Consumer Science (FCS) programs nationwide.

  • Rhythm of the Dance energizes BCCOWA stage March 22

    Irish dance reigns at the next BCCOWA Performing Arts Series performance at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    That’s when nimble-footed members of internationally renowned Rhythm of the Dance bop into Brunswick County to do their thing.

    Showcasing traditional dance and music with up-to-date stage technology, the two-hour music-and-dance extravaganza takes the audience on an energy-packed time trip through the ages.

  • 16th N.C. Black Film Festival unreels March 21-24

    Fifteen years ago, the first North Carolina Black Film Festival (NCBFF) launched in Wilmington to celebrate innovative, independent work by African-American filmmakers.

    This year’s 16th Annual NCBFF is back with films and events Thursday through Sunday, March 21-24.

    Thursday, March 21

    The festival kicks off with a CineMixer opening reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station Building at 502 N. Front St. Tickets are $35 in advance.

    Friday, March 22

  • Brunswick Little Theatre presents ‘Once Upon A Mattress’

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s production of “Once Upon A Mattress” is based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” — but that is not the whole story.

    With the book by late, great playwright Jay Thompson of Myrtle Beach, S.C, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, the story of Princess Winnifred (Hailey Myer) takes some surprising turns in her pursuit of Prince Dauntless the Drab (Ben Miers).