BEAULAVILLE – It matters little what the age of your players are, or what level of experience they have, when you head on the road to face a 9-2 team and you have more turnovers than field-goal attempts it’s a good bet you’re going to climb back on the activity bus with a loss, rather than a win, and that was the unhealthy – and unproductive – reason the Lady Pirates of Topsail High School did not pull an upset on Wednesday night, despite a very good defensive effort.
HAMPSTEAD – Maybe it was the 11 day layoff due to the Christmas and New Year holiday, or maybe it was the long bus ride to Beulaville, or maybe it was some less-that-competent officiating, but the truth is they would both be poor excuses for a loss such as the one the Topsail High School boys’ basketball team suffered last night at East Duplin High School.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Late Tuesday night the US House of Representatives voted 257-167 to approve a bill that would avert the fiscal cliff. Had the Senate Bill not passed automatic cuts in spending and tax increases would have gone into effect making nearly all Americans pay more in taxes this year.
NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH – The Alderman at North Topsail Beach have sent out a public notice that they will hold a public hearing regarding a PARTF grant application for the acquisition and recreational development of real property at its January meeting.
On this day in 1811 Senator Timothy Pickering from Massachusetts became the first to receive a censuring from the US Senate after he was accused of violating congressional law by revealing secret foreign policy documents sent to congress by the President.