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Today's News

  • Youth volleyball club celebrates season

     The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club had an end-of-season celebration March 25 at Cape Fear Academy.

    “The club was established to offer volleyball opportunities for girls ages 12-18 from all areas and walks of life,” said Melissa Everitt, the club founder. “Even though we were named Brunswick Juniors, we pulled girls into the club from all over this area, including North Myrtle Beach, Pender County, Topsail and many from Wilmington. We practiced and held tournaments at the BCC Fitness Center. It was a great setup.”

  • BCC coach Burke nominated for YMCA Achievement Award

      Ashlyn Burke, head women’s basketball coach and assistant athletics director for Brunswick Community College, has been nominated for a YWCA Women of Achievement Award.

  • Tyler Zeller to play in all-star game at BCC

     

    ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Tyler Zeller and the ACC All-Stars will play a team of local basketball all-stars 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym on the Brunswick Community College campus.

    The ACC All-Stars include Duke’s Miles Plumlee, N.C. State’s C.J. Williams and UNC seniors. The ACC All-Stars will face a Brunswick County All-Star team (roster below).

  • Detention officer fired, arrested for drug possession

    BOLIVIA—A detention officer at the Brunswick County Detention Center was arrested for drug possession Wednesday and fired immediately following his arrest.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh said Bryan Marshburn, 56, of 55 Burton Road, Southport, was arrested and charged by agents with the sheriff’s office vice narcotics unit Wednesday, March 28.

  • Sweet six for West Brunswick’s Carla Zio in 7-1 victory over South Brunswick

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick sophomore Carla Zio scored six straight goals as the Trojans beat South Brunswick 7-1 in a conference game March 28.

    “It was a major accomplishment for our girls (to beat South),” coach Laura Hickman said, “especially the seniors—they have been waiting four years for this moment.”

    West coaches said they know of no other county soccer player who has scored six straight goals in a game.

  • Pre-K registration is still open for 2012-2013

    If you missed Brunswick County’s N.C. Pre-K countywide registration, you can still apply for the 2012-2013 school year.
    N.C. Pre-Kindergarten applications are available at Smart Start of Brunswick County, 5140 Sellers St. in Shallotte, or at the following NCPK sites: Brunswick Community College Early Childhood Education Center, Earth Angels Educational Center, For Kids Only, Kids Connection, Kids World Learning Center, Kids World Academy, Little Sandpipers Learning Center I, Long Beach Academy, Longwood Head Start, Piney Grove Head Start, Specnine and Tiny Tots.

  • Religion briefs

    Calabash Presbyterian sets services
    Calabash Presbyterian Church will celebrate Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. April 5. Easter Sunday services will begin at 8 a.m. April 8 on Sunset Beach and at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Adult Sunday school is at 11 a.m.

  • The truth will set you free, if you choose to accept it

    I don’t know about you, but I have heard the words “the truth will set you free” many times in my life. Most often they fall from the lips of my darling husband as he both encourages and challenges me to speak truth to power. He also adds, “but it may hurt you in the meantime, for a little while.”
    That’s the part that puts fear into my heart. Who wants to hurt or be hurt? Who wants to feel the isolation and alienation that too often comes with speaking the truth? I surely don’t. I cringe at the possibility.

  • Food safety class offered

    Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class offered in three sessions on Mondays, April 23, April 30 and May 7 at the Training Center in the Cooperative Extension building (Bldg. N) at the Government Center in Bolivia. Classroom sessions will start at 11:30 a.m. on the first day and participants will determine the schedule for the remaining days. A total of 12 classroom hours must be completed.

  • Food gardening means feed your garden

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Intensive food gardening is almost certain to strip nutrients from the soil, nutrients you will need to put back in order to grow vegetables year after year.
    I admit I am no expert in soil science or in the practice of permaculture, which seeks to create near-closed loop systems for food production with minimal outside input; that is, without bringing in large amounts of fertilizer from the world outside your yard. But I read a lot.