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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Club briefs

    Elks to award service March 16
    Shallotte Elks 2854 in Shallotte will honor those who provided outstanding service to the town of Shallotte and Brunswick County at its annual awards dinner at 5:30 p.m. March 16.
    The dinner is open to the public and will take place at The Woodman of The World on Commerce Street in Shallotte. There is an $8 donation for adults and $4 for children younger than 10.

  • 4H’ers, On My Toes Clog for a Cure

    Clog for a Cure is a partnership between Jennifer Hoffman of On My Toes Dance Studio and Brunswick County 4-H, created by 4-H teen and On My Toes Dance Studio teen teacher Samantha Lawrence.
    The 4-H special interest group was developed by Lawrence to assist the Brunswick County 4-H Relay for Life team in raising awareness and collecting money for the American Cancer Society. Transportation and organization assistance is provided by dance mom Stephanie Bumgarner and Angie Lawrence, 4-H program assistant.