HAMPSTEAD – Beating the under in the Topsail – Croatan overtime game was a smart move Friday night as the Lady Pirates (6-7, 1-4) pulled out a 26-23 win in a low scoring affair Friday night in Hampstead.
WALLACE – Fourth quarter dominance by the Lady Patriots was not enough to get a road win Friday night against Wallace as Pender fell 41-40. In the boys game Pender played consistent on offense scoring around the 10 point mark in each quarter but it was not enough as they fell 49-40 on the road to the Bulldogs.
TOPSAIL BEACH – The Town of Topsail Beach will be collecting used Christmas trees after the holidays and placing them at the toe of the dune. These trees will be staked down in a liner fashion as recommended by various agencies and other areas that have done this in the past. The purpose is to collect sand through Aeolian action of the wind moving the sand particles that are captured by sand fencing and or other vegetative materials. This will help build the dunes that experience harsh wave action and escarpment during the winter ocean movements and Nor’easters. All Christmas trees, except artificial, may be placed at Town property at the Corner of Davis and Anderson in the marked area, immediately after Christmas and for the first few weeks of January.
MIDWAY – In a game that was tight until the second half, the Pender Patriots managed to pull out a 59-50 win over Midway last week due in part by consistent play by the team in the fourth quarter. The girls on the other hand were just the opposite as they fell apart in the second half and fell 52-28.
DIXON - The Dixon Elementary CHEW! (Children Healthy Eating on Weekends) Program assists children in our community by providing backpacks filled with child-friendly, easy to prepare meals throughout the weekend. In partnership with local businesses, churches and United Way of Onslow County, this program’s simple mission provides a lifeline to those children who may otherwise go without food outside of school.