COLD? What cold? Thanks to the excellent facilities at Cowley International College Saints have been able to continue their preparations for the new season.Whilst other clubs maybe struggling to find suitable training venues as the weather closes in, Saints are making the most of their fantastic training facility.And as our main pic shows, the 3G pitch is standing up to the frost, even if the grimaces on the players’ faces show they might not be…!Season Tickets for the new campaign are on sale now and you could save ££ on matchday prices. Buy yours now at www.saintssuperstore.com
NATHAN Brown has confirmed that James Roby will be out of action for an “extended period of time.”The hooker picked up an ankle injury in the 52-18 win over Wakefield and limped off at half time.“Robes will be out for an extended period of time,” Brown said. “We’re not sure how long at the moment as he is seeing a specialist on Tuesday. It is more than likely he will be out for a month and maybe as long as ten weeks. Ant Walker will be out for two to four weeks too.“It is definitely something we didn’t want to happen but we will move on, move someone in there and that will give them the opportunity to do well for the team. I’m sure they will.“We will look at the best options and see how we go later in the week. I wouldn’t want to move our half backs around but maybe that is the best option.“On the good side though Paul Wellens will return, as will Tony Puletua whilst Ade Gardner has a chance too.”Tickets for Friday’s match against Salford City Reds are now on sale. You can buy from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — One Leland dental office is offering kids a brighter smile for free.Complete Coastal Dentistry is participating in Give Kids a Smile, which raises awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease. It also provides access to oral health care to children who qualify.- Advertisement – Complete Coastal Dentistry will provide free cleanings, exams, and flouride treatments.It will be offered on a first come first serve basis to children who qualify.It’s from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.Related Article: Leland school makes top state listTo learn more about attending this event, call or text (910) 663-1223.
Related Article: Dashcam video shows Wilmington man point gun at officer Shellman Hughes (Photo: NC Dept. of Public Safety) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man convicted of rape in New Hanover County and sentenced to life in prison has been granted parole.Shellman Hughes, 72, was convicted in 1980 for first degree rape and first degree sexual offense.- Advertisement – He became eligible for parole due to a change in the state’s sentencing laws. Parole is now eliminated for crimes committed after October 1, 1994. Hughes was sentenced under previous sentencing guidelines.Hughes is scheduled to be released August 3, 2021.
A schools spokesman says EMT’s checked out the students and thankfully no one was injured.The bus was not damaged and continued on its route.Law enforcement is investigating. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County school bus was rear-ended late Wednesday afternoon. 21 students were on board at the time, according to the schools system.It happened just after 4:30 p.m. on Funston Road in Winnabow.- Advertisement –
“Due to the number of teachers who have taken leave on this day and the inability to provide the number of substitutes necessary for normal operations, we cannot ensure sufficient instruction or supervision for our students on May 1,” the district said in a news release. “While we fully support teacher rights, Brunswick County was impacted by Hurricane Florence far greater than many of the school systems across the state who have educators taking part in the events. This will ultimately be a 20th and 23rd (Bolivia/Town Creek) day of missed instruction for Brunswick County students.”It’s the second year in a row the county has had to cancel classes on the same day as a teacher rally sponsored by the NC Association of Educators in Raleigh. The district says May 1 will now be an optional, non-instructional workday for all staff.Brunswick County is the first district in southeastern North Carolina to announce it will cancel classes May 1.Related Article: Brunswick County student named NCASA Student of the YearEarlier this week, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson told WWAY he supports teachers, but wishes they could find a day to hold the rally when students are not in class. Teachers from across North Carolina rally in Raleigh on May 16, 2018. (Photo: WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Schools will be closed for all students the day of a planned teacher rally in Raleigh.According to a news release, the district has canceled classes for May 1.- Advertisement –
A farmers market, located on US 17 in Scotts Hill, is held there every Wednesday until September 25.Derek Markey and his son Lincoln went for the first time today, and they were definitely satisfied“I actually didn’t know anything about it,” Markey said. “My wife took me here. It’s really cool though I love how everything is fresh and local. He [Lincoln] likes the cinnamon rolls and the jump house– the bouncy house.”Related Article: Disney World changes flexible-pricing with new toolThe Markeys plan to attend throughout the summer.Poplar Grove Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Poplar Grove Plantation Farmers Market on May 22, 2019. (Photo: WWAY) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Each Wednesday during spring and summer Poplar Grove Plantation gives us something we can really sink our teeth into!Produce, crafts, music, jewelry, are more are all available for you to purchase at the historic plantation.- Advertisement –
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