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Today's News

  • West-South volleyball photos
  • South beats West for volleyball title in intense five-set match

    The South Brunswick High School volleyball team beat West Brunswick in five sets to finish a perfect conference season. Here are photos of some of players’ reactions during the match.

  • Fatality on N.C. 179 involving a bicycle

    A bicyclist was killed Thursday, Oct. 11, on N.C. 179 in Shallotte.

    Timothy Leonard, 57, of Shallotte died when his bicycle collided with a Ford van driven by Lucinda Stanley, 52.

    According to N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. C.K. Parks, Stanley wasn’t at fault.

    “There are no charges. The driver of the van was doing everything within the perimeters of the law,” Parks said. “Speed is not suspected as a factor on Stanley’s part.”

  • Club briefs

    Retired educators to meet Oct. 15
    The Retired School Personnel of Brunswick County will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Progress Energy Visitors Center. Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram will be the guest speaker, and will discuss the new and continuing programs for retirees. All retired educators are welcome to attend.

  • Business briefs

    Evans becomes certified public manager
    Without strong leadership, few organizations are successful. This rule certainly holds true for North Carolina state and local government organizations.
    For the past 16 months, select managers from across North Carolina state and local government organizations have worked to improve their skills and become better leaders through participation in the Certified Public Manager Program (CPM).

  • Religion briefs

    Fall festival is Oct. 20
    Sonrise Baptist Church, 8375 River Road SE in Southport, will have its fall festival from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. It will be a day of fun for the whole family, filled with games, prizes, food, hayrides, a cakewalk and a moonwalk with a slide.
    Bethel homecoming planned for Oct. 14
    Bethel United Methodist Church in Bolivia will have its annual homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 14, beginning with special services and music at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark Murphy is pastor. Food and fellowship will follow the services.

  • As we become ‘hearing-impaired,’ to listen is to be silent

    We were chattering away, enjoying each other’s company and eager to share news, views, opinions, challenges and comfort. It was our weekly meeting to search the Scriptures for the word, or words, God had for each of us.
    The session was to begin with prayer at 9:30 in the morning. It never did. Always, there was the pre-study gathering time, time to renew ourselves as we reviewed the events of the previous week. We arrived separately to become community. We needed time and space before we could gather ourselves into the uniqueness of the group.

  • TiLT has teen recruitment day

    On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Brunswick County 4-H Cooperative Extensions youth program had a Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) recruitment day. The day was designed to inform new teens about the program, offer them a sample of a workshop, as well as reward former TiLT teens with a fun outing.
    Nine teens participated and learned the 4-H National Youth Science Experiment, “Eco-Bot Challenge,” to help facilitate programming for younger youth. Seven TiLT teens were joined by two youth interested in joining the program.

  • It’s National Apple Month

    Originally founded in 1904 as National Apple Week, it has now been expanded to the entire month. It’s a perfect month to enjoy all the flavors that the fall harvest has to offer and nothing says it better than crisp apples.
    There are about 2,500 known varieties of apples grown in the United States, but only 15 varieties make up the majority of apple production. These include: Braeburn, Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Idared, Jonagold, Jonathan, McIntosh, Red Delicious and Rome. Do you have a favorite?

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 15
    Spaghetti/Italian meat sauce, blended vegetables, peaches, whole-wheat bread, milk.
    Tuesday, Oct. 16
    Herb-roasted pork chop/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, steamed cabbage, fresh apple, dinner roll, milk.
    Wednesday, Oct. 17
    Baked potato/cheese and chili sauce, green beans, fresh banana, whole-wheat bread, milk.
    Thursday, Oct. 18