WILMINGTON – It’s sometimes amazing what you can do when you are forced to mix-and-match, and that’s where Topsail summer-league softball Coach Davis Burton found himself on Thursday as he creatively took a group of younger players and interspersed them with a few varsity veterans called into action due to the absence of several players who were in Chapel Hill at volleyball camp.
SURF CITY – The Parks and Recreation department in Surf City is kicking off the weekend with some contemporary Christian music with its free Concert in the Park series at Soundside Park.
SNEADS FERRY – A production of Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers is coming to the Sneads Ferry, with open auditions beginning tomorrow.
PENDER COUNTY – Everyday firefighters throughout Pender County risk their lives to help people they don’t even know, now they are the ones asking for help.
BURGAW – A little more than a year after turning over Animal Control to the Sheriff’s Office, the Pender County commissioners appear to be pleased with the transition.
HAMPSTEAD - The Well WOW Church and its nonprofit, The Well Community Development Corporation is hosting “Friends and Family” weekend, July 27-29.
SURF CITY – The Surf City Police Department is asking that residents be more vigilant in securing items located outside their residence and where they hide extra keys to their homes.
It’s a truism in education that high standards fuel rigor. Expect more; get more — or so the thinking goes. Such a view has spawned a years-long curricular “pushdown” requiring children to learn content and master skills once relegated to their older peers.