12th Dec2012

Today in History Dec. 12 – Teenager convicted of
killing kids in his school

by Ken Clarke

On this day in 1997 Michael Carneal, 14, was convicted as an adult for three counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder in the shooting of his fellow students at Heath High School in West Paducah, Kentucky.

12th Dec2012

Sea Turtle Hospital News – No matter what happens the first
and second time, the third time isn’t always “the charm.”

by Contributor

A small Loggerhead arrived at our hospital a few weeks ago sporting a tag on her rear flipper, and also showing the scars from where a second tag had been on her other flipper. Turtles that are tagged have obviously been caught somewhere at sometime for some reason. Turns out that Griffin got her jewelry last year at the Nuclear Power Plant in Brunswick County. Could it be that she liked those sparkly baubles so much she went back to replace the one that was lost?

12th Dec2012

PENDER COUNTY GOVERNMENT NEWS 12/12/12

by Contributor

PENDER COUNTY GOVERNMENT NEWS 12/12/12

12th Dec2012

Education Cuts: Facts Trump Fiction

by Ken Clarke

Last year, North Carolina public schools operated under the first budget passed by the Republican legislative majority elected in 2010. Doomsday prophets — the media, state education officials, and public school advocacy groups — declared that the budget would do nothing less than destroy the state’s public education system. In one notable instance of hyperbolic hilarity, Gov. Bev Perdue proclaimed that the budget would “result in generational damage” to North Carolina’s public schools.

11th Dec2012

Topsail Beach to consider parking meters

by Ken Clarke

TOPSAIL BEACH – A visit to Topsail Beach for day trippers may get more expensive as the town board, looking to generate more revenue, will soon consider the installation of parking meters along the town streets.

11th Dec2012

Outstanding defensive effort paces Lady
Bulldogs 2nd win

by Lee Wagner

HOLLY RIDGE – Over the first six games of the season, all losses, the Dixon High School girls’ basketball team was having trouble mustering up points, and when the defense could not get the stops it needed, the Lady Bulldogs found themselves coming out on the short end on the scoreboard.

11th Dec2012

Third-quarter rally lifts Dixon to first victory

by Lee Wagner

HOLLY RIDGE – When the game is on the line in football, coaches often turn to their placekickers, when it is on the line late in a baseball game, coaches turn to their closers, and when the basketball game between Dixon High School and Wilmington Christian Academy was on the line, Bulldogs’ Coach Phil Durr turned to what he labeled his, “Defensive specialist,” and the results were the first win of the season for Dixon boys.

11th Dec2012

Surf City announces its December home of the month

by Ken Clarke

SURF CITY – The Surf City December Home of the Month Is located at 6007 6th Street and is owned by Mary Lynn Hall.