TOPSAIL BEACH – Residents and visitors lined South Anderson Blvd. Saturday morning in Topsail Beach to watch town officials, merchants and Santa Clause pass by in the 9th annual Topsail Beach Christmas Parade.
ROCKY POINT – Heading into Friday night’s game between the boys’ basketball teams from Trask and Dixon High Schools one could make the argument that the Titans were a one-man show with junior Rasheed Brown having scored 17 points in a 67-40 loss to New Hanover, and 31 points in a 70-48 defeat at the hands of North Brunswick.
HAMPSTEAD – A quote that originally said, “Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships,” has often been associated with former Alabama football Coach Bear Bryant but the truth is the origin is traced back to Dave Thorson, a high-school basketball coach and Michigan graduate.
On this day in 1955 a black seamstress and member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Montgomery, Alabama named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man and instantly became the mother of the civil rights movement.