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March 8, 2010

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Changes considered for school calendar law

March 07, 2010 4:18 PM
By Barry Smith
Freedom News Service

The struggle by many North Carolina school systems to make up snow days has prompted a renewed effort to change or do away with the state’s 6-year-old school calendar law.

The law, approved by the General Assembly in 2004, was supported by a coalition of parents, teachers and members of the state’s tourism industry as a way of guaranteeing opportunities for families to take vacations well into August.

Dubbed the “Save our Summers” law, it laid out bookends for the school calendar. School could not begin before Aug. 25 nor end after June 10. Year-round schools, such as Tucker Creek Middle and Havelock and Arthur Edwards elementary schools in Havelock, were exempt, as were school systems that could demonstrate a need for greater flexibility because of inclement weather.

Connie Wilson, who in 2004 was a Republican state representative who sponsored the law, is now a lobbyist representing the state travel industry. She said that some state leaders are working on consensus legislation that would give school systems a bit of leeway in fulfilling their school calendar this year.

Current law requires school systems to have 180 instructional days and provide at least 1,000 hours of instruction for students. Wilson said the proposal that legislators and officials are considering would allow for school systems to have fewer than 180 days if they provide at least 1,000 hours of instruction.

“It’s not like we are without precedent,” said Wilson, noting that lawmakers approved a similar one-time plan a decade ago following Hurricane Floyd, which caused schools to close for days in September of 1999.

“That may be an appropriate fix for this year,” said Sheri Strickland, president of the N.C. Association of Educators.

The association, which supported the 2004 law, is now calling for changes in the law to allow for more local flexibility.

“Now that we have lived with it for six years, we’re recognizing that it is not working for our locals,” Strickland said.

Strickland said that the NCAE hopes changes in the law will come about to give school systems more calendar flexibility. She said changes to allow school systems to start earlier, end later or do away with the law altogether and leave the school calendar entirely up to local school boards are among the proposals that could get NCAE support.

“Ultimately, we would like to see school systems design a calendar that works for them as long as they’re doing it with the educators and the community,” Strickland said.

Before the law, classes in Craven County public schools began in the first week of August and dismissed for the year right before Memorial Day at the end of May.

In that calendar, students in high school were able to take their end-of-course exams for the fall semester before the two-week Christmas break. With the current law, those exams are given generally about 2 1/2 weeks after students return from their two-week Christmas break.

In Craven County, fall semester EOC test scores were 10 percentage points higher than the previous year, and Wilson said that overall across the state, the exam schedule has not been a huge issue.

“Students are performing much better on tests than they did in 2004,” Wilson said. “I think the facts speak for themselves.”

In response to the change in position by the NCAE, Wilson said that she knows of teachers who like starting school at the later August date. She pointed out that NCAE supported a provision in the 2004 law that sliced five teacher workdays from the school calendar without teachers losing any pay.

“They took their money and ran,” Wilson said.

Strickland said that teachers are still getting their staff development days. They’re just not formally placed into the school calendar the way they were before.

“The staff development is happening,” Strickland said. “It’s happening in different ways.”

February 12, 2010

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February 11, 2010

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Packed air show schedule includes new, familiar acts

February 10, 2010 7:02 PM
Drew C. Wilson
Freedom ENC

CHERRY POINT — While the Blue Angels will be taking the premier spot in this year’s Cherry Point Air Show, a range of other acts have also signed on to perform.

“We’re excited,” said Bob Kenward, head of Marine Corps Community Services at Cherry Point air station. “We’ve got some acts that we’ve never had before, like Aeroshell and Otto the Helicopter.

“With the return of the United States Navy Blue Angels and a variety of never-before-seen acts for our show, plus a combination of us being one of the very few air shows in the Carolinas for 2010, we fully intend for this to be a banner show for MCAS Cherry Point.”

Organizers are beginning the stretch drive for the show, which is scheduled for May 21-23 at Cherry Point. The theme for the show will be announced later this month, and the acts have been booked for an event that is expected to draw more than 100,000 people in three days. Preferred, box and chalet seating tickets are scheduled to go on sale within days.

The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team of AT-6 Texans will be filling the sky with smoke in precision flying formations this year. The four-member flying team uses speedy propeller-driven trainers that first appeared in 1938. The aircraft is the forerunner to the P-51 Mustang fighter.

The crowd will see precision flying with a laugh from Otto.

“Otto is a comedy act,” Kenward said. “We always try to get at least one comedy act for the show. He entertains the crowd by blowing bubbles, playing yo-yo and picking up barrels.”

Aerobatic acts range from silent parachutists and hang gliders to looping, rolling and spinning biplanes and monoplanes.

Other acts include pilot Bill Leff, whose polished aluminum T-6 will be shooting pyrotechnics and smoke from the wingtips in low level barrel rolls and inverted flying.

Pilots Buck Roetman and Dan McClung will put Red Eagle and Talon Eagle biplanes through the paces in flat spins, outside loops and tail slides.

Another aerobatic performance will be from pilot Tim Weber, flying a mono wing Geico Extra 300 that uses a 350-plus horsepower engine that can push the aircraft on a roll rate of 420 degrees per second. The plane can climb at 3,200 feet per minute and is one of the most high-powered aircraft on the air show circuit.

The Marine Air Ground Task Force will demonstrate the might of the Marine Corps with C-130 Hercules, AV-8B Harrier, EA-6B Prowler, F/A-18 Super Hornet, V-22 Osprey and CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft along with associated Marine ground troops.

Cherry Point’s CH-46 Pedro rescue helicopters from Marine Transport Squadron 1 will also give a demonstration.

In an example of near silent flight, motorized hang glider pilot Dan Buchanan, a paraplegic, will be delivering streamer flights by day and fireworks trailing flights for the Friday night show.

Another air show favorite that will be staying at ground level will be the returning Super Shockwave Jet Truck, the fastest Chevy truck in the World. The truck has been clocked at speeds up to 334 mph.

Dropping in from above will be the Black Daggers, the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team.

General admission and parking to the air show are free to the public, but Kenward said that paid premium seating will also be available.

Those wishing to purchase featured seating, box seating or chalet seating can visit the air show Web site at cherrypointairshow.com or call 866-946-4762 for more information.

January 22, 2010

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Big mission, big bucks

January 21, 2010 9:23 AM
By Sue Book
Freedom ENC

Cherry Point local economic impact is at $2.18 billion a year and growing and appears secure, top base officials told local leaders Wednesday.

New economic impact numbers for the air station were presented by

Col. Doug A. Denn, Cherry Point’s commanding officer, presented the numbers to at a luncheon Wednesday at Craven Community College’s Institute of Aeronautical Technology in Havelock.

Salaries alone for base active and retired military and civilian population totaled $1.43 billion in fiscal year 2009, he said. The total number of military and civilian employees at the station is now more than 15,000 including more than 3,700 at Fleet Readiness Center East, the Navy aircraft maintenance and repair facility on base.

Denn said when he arrived in August the impact number was at $1.8 billion and he set a personal goal to see it top $2 billion before leaving command, but it has already happened on its own.

Work for civilian employees is also robust, said Col. L. Scott Loch, commanding officer of FRC East. He said that while the sun may be setting on work on older aircraft like the CH-46 helicopter, “here it is still sitting pretty high in the sky.”

Hearings for determining the site for the 13 Marine Corps squadrons of F-35B Joint Strike Fighters won’t be until April. But Loch said a decision has been made that Joint Strike Fighter work, when they are up and running, “will come fully to us” for the F-35B and F-35C models.

“We have a bright future,” he said. “That work would exceed the sum of current work here.”

But Loch pointed out that FRC East is more than just jobs.

“We exist to bring readiness to the fleet,” he told the gathering. “The Joint Strike Fighter is a very technologically advanced airframe, and we need to grow technology expertise. They can’t just bring it in and people know what has to be done.”

He said FRC needs to further grow the partnerships it has with the community, such as that with the community college as a training ground, to make sure it is ready for the task.

Jimmy Sanders, Havelock mayor and chairman of the Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow lobby group, moderated the event. He said that base wages help support 35,000 people in Craven County, more than 10,000 in Carteret and about 1,200 each from Pamlico and Jones counties.

“We stress the economic impact, but we know what you do is making a difference in the world,” he told the military leaders.

About 75 base and civilian leaders from area counties attended the luncheon hosted by ACT, the Havelock Chamber of Commerce, the Craven County Committee of 100, the city of Havelock and Craven Community College.

January 18, 2010

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Contract awarded for pilings around BT-11 target range

January 15, 2010 1:05 PM
Havelock News

Cherry Point has awarded a contract to place 10 navigational pilings with warning signs around restricted areas at the BT-11 bombing target at Piney Island.

The $78,716 contract went to the Tesoro Corporation, of Virginia Beach, Va.

BT-11 is located near the juncture of Neuse River and Pamlico Sound in Carteret County. The contract calls for the work to be completed by April 11.

According to a release from Cherry Point, the placement of the pilings does not modify or expand existing security areas or change the configuration of the scope of military training at the bombing ranges.

Restricted areas already appear on navigational charts for the area.

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources approved the placement of the additional pilings on Dec. 8. The markers are designed to better inform boaters of the restricted area to prevent inadvertent entry of what can be dangerous areas where military aircraft sometimes train with live ammunition.

The prohibited area consists of a 1.8-mile radius area centered on a target in Rattan Bay. The water and land in this area is closed to the public at all times.

Another restricted area is at Newstump Point and a third is along the west coast of Piney Island between Marsh Point and North Bay. Each of those restricted areas has a radius of one half mile around a defined point. Both of these areas are open for public navigation at night, but there is no access in these areas during the day.

January 15, 2010

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Daily Real Estate News  |  January 11, 2010  |  

Fed: It’s Time the Market Stands on its Own
April 1 will be the first day that the Federal Reserve will end its debt purchase program and allow the struggling U.S. mortgage market to operate unassisted. As a result, the Fed believes mortgage rates will rise about three-quarters of a percent to about 6 percent, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said Saturday.

Fear of a worldwide perception that the U.S. government is simply printing money to use to purchase mortgage-related securities is a big reason the Fed has pulled back, analysts say. If that fear caused a sell-off of U.S. government bonds, it would push borrowing costs substantially higher and derail the economic recovery.

“We are still in uncharted waters,” Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said in an unrelated speech Saturday. “We will need to be flexible and adjust as we gain experience.”

Source: Reuters News, Pedro Nicolaci da Costa (01/08/2010)

January 13, 2010

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Havelock board approves replacement of Little League field lighting

January 12, 2010 4:31 PM

Drew C. Wilson
Freedom ENC

HAVELOCK — Commissioners decided Monday night to replace some, but not all, of the lighting on the baseball, softball and soccer fields at the city’s recreation complex.

The cost to fix the all the lights would have been $475,000, which would have included a 25-year guarantee.

Instead, the board favored replacement of lights on two Little League baseball fields that have inadequate lighting for night play. The cost is going to be $146,000, and commissioners will decide how to pay for it at their Jan. 25 meeting.

Commissioner George Liner was adamant that the cost for repairs not come from the city’s reserve fund but instead be paid out from next year’s budget.

“The Little League field lighting needs to be replaced,” said Havelock Mayor Jimmy Sanders, who is a Babe Ruth baseball official but not associated with Little League. “It’s a safety issue. God forbid some little kid gets hurt because he gets hit in the face with a ball.”

Liner disagreed.

“I don’t see it as a safety issue,” said Liner. “If they can’t see at night, schedule the games in the daytime.”

Commissioner Jim Stuart said that when the vote came in two weeks, if paying for the lights was going to mean affecting the city’s reserves, he intended to vote against it.

“It would be nice to have, but I want the people to know that there are other things, too,” he said. “We don’t want to run out of money. If taxes have to go up to start paying for it, then so be it.”

The board also decided to send a letter to Craven County commissioners asking for a subsidy and pointing out that 134 children who live outside Havelock city limits play ball on the city fields.

Sanders and the commissioners complained that they were not made aware of the lighting situation until June of last year, about a month after the city budget process had been completed.

In other business Monday night, the board:

♦  agreed to allow Fire Chief Rick Zaccardelli to reclassify a fire department position as “administrative captain.” The employee would be in charge of other department members and serve at the old fire station when the chief moves to the new West End Fire Station, and would be in charge in Zaccardelli’s absence.

♦  asked city planner Scott Chase to present a plan to commissioners with alternatives on how to better enforce the city’s building permit rules. The discussion was prompted by a stop-work order issued to the contractor of the AAR Building at 529 B U.S. 70 because the contractor allegedly misled the city and conducted work that wasn’t permitted.

“It went from a $5,000 job to a $150,000 job,” Chase said.

♦  awarded a $42,104 contract to Osprey Builders to construct a sidewalk along Manchester Road from Catawba Road to the back side of Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School.

♦  recognized police officer David King for 30 years of service at the Havelock Police Department by awarding him his badge and service sidearm.

♦  agreed to spend $42,000 to rehire Marlowe and Company to lobby for city interests in Washington.

January 13, 2010

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F-35B passes more flight tests

 Sue Book

Sun Journal Staff

Successful tests on the Marine version of the Joint Strike Fighter were performed last week, the Marine Corps Times reported Saturday, bringing the plane that could bring as many as 11 new aircraft squadrons to Cherry Point air station one step closer to its first short takeoff and vertical landing.

The test on the F-35B Lightning II was at the Patuxent River Navy air station on Thursday and a test pilot successfully engaged the lift propulsion system for 14 minutes, the Times reported. The pilot practiced slowing the aircraft from 288 mph, making ready to hover, and then accelerating.

The F-35B fifth-generation fighter jet is the first aircraft in history to combine STOVAL — or short takeoff/vertical landing capability and supersonic speed — with stealth.

The tests aim for full STOVAL flight in the spring after civilian partner contractors BAE Systems and Lockheed work to progressively slow the aircraft while in flight so it can hover and then land vertically.

Lockheed Martin executive vice president and general manager Dan Crowley said in a statement: “The joint F-35 industry and government team has already shown during extended ground tests that the STOVAL propulsion system performs well, and thousands of hours of component testing has validated its durability.”

“Now we are seeing early proof that the system operates in flight as our team predicted,” Crowley said.   

There have been several delays in the program, but Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway said in December that he is confident the first operational squadron will stand up in 2012 as first planned.

He said the Corps has “accepted risk now for a number of years by not buying fourth-generation airplanes, such as the Navy has done, to await the arrival of this aircraft.”

 The F-35B is expected to replace the AV-8B Harrier, EA-6B Prowler and the F/A-18 Hornet at East Coast Marine bases expecting a total of 176 planes.

The Golden Leaf Foundation allocated $115,000 in December to look at the economic impact of F-35B home base options being studied by the Navy in a report expected in April that include air stations at Cherry Point and Beaufort, S.C.

The options under consideration involve as many as 11 Joint Strike Fighter squadrons at Cherry Point, and Craven Community College is already optimistically preparing for them.

Those close to the process say the basing plan will probably split between two training squadrons with 40 F-35B’s likely coming to Beaufort, S.C., and most of the rest to Cherry Point.

The college plans to launch a new training program next fall on developing, using and testing the strong, lightweight carbon fiber-polymer composite materials used in F-36B and the V-22 Osprey’s construction and repair.

Scoping hearings on the environmental impact of the F-35B were held in Havelock and Pamlico County in February 2009. About 250 people attended those hearings, and the noise expected to be generated by planes was the only possible negative issue raised.

At that time, plans were for the Department of Defense to buy about 700 Joint Strike Fighters with the Air Force expected to get first delivery.

November 20, 2009

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Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

By Amy Fontinelle, Investopedia

Oct 30th, 2009

 These mistakes will blow your cool — your budget is likely to follow.

Buying a home is a very emotional process, and allowing those emotions to get the best of you can cause you to make any number of mistakes. Since buying a home has many far-reaching implications, from where you will live to how hard it will be to make ends meet, it’s important to keep your emotions in check and make the most rational decision possible.

There are eight common emotional mistakes that people make when buying a home. Avoiding these pitfalls will help you find the best home-sweet-home.


Mistake 1: Falling in love with a house you can’t afford

Once you’ve fallen in love with a particular home, it’s hard to go back. You start dreaming about how great your life would be if you had all the wonderful things it offered – the lovely, tree-lined streets, the jetted bathtub, the spacious kitchen with professional-grade appliances. However, if you can’t or won’t be able to afford that house, you’re just hurting yourself. To avoid the temptation to get in over your head financially, or the disappointment of feeling like you’re settling for less than you deserve, it’s best to only look at homes in your price range.

Further, start your search at the low end of your price range – if what you find there satisfies you, there’s no need to go higher. Remember, when you buy another $10,000 worth of house, you’re not just paying an extra $10,000 – you’re paying an extra $10,000 plus interest, which might come out to double that amount or more over the life of your loan. You may be better off putting that money toward another purpose.

Mistake 2: Thinking that a particular house is the only one that will suit you

Unless you are a high-end buyer looking at custom homes, chances are that for any home you find that you like, there are quite a few others that are nearly identical to it. Most neighborhoods have multiple homes that are the same model. Further, most neighborhoods are full of homes that were all constructed by the same builder, so even if you can’t find an identical model for sale, you can probably find a house with many of the same features. If you’re considering a condo or townhouse, the odds are also in your favor.

Even when you have a long list of must-haves, there are probably several homes out there that can meet your needs. Another house in the same area might be similar enough to meet your needs but be less expensive. Likewise, you could find a similar model with more of the upgrades you’re looking for at a similar price.

Mistake 3: Being so desperate to become a homeowner that you buy a place that doesn’t suit you

When you’ve been looking for a while and you’re not seeing anything you like – or worse, you’re getting outbid on the houses you do want – it’s easy to start thinking that what you really want simply won’t happen. If you move into a house you’ll end up hating, the transaction costs to get rid of it will be costly. You’ll have to pay an agent’s commission (up to 5-6% of the sale price) and you’ll have to pay closing costs for the mortgage on your new house. You’ll also deal with the hassle and expense of moving yet again. If you decide not to move but to try to make the best of what you have, remember that alterations and renovations are expensive, time-consuming and stressful. The best advice is to wait if you have the luxury of time, or to correct your vision for your future to what you actually need, not want.

Mistake 4: Overlooking important flaws in the structure, appearance or location of the house

For any of the three reasons we just discussed, you might be tempted to ignore major problems with the house that will be difficult, expensive or impossible to change. Carefully consider your options before you make a commitment, and consider waiting until something better comes along. New houses come on the market every day.

Mistake 5: Thinking you’re a handyman when you’re not

Don’t buy a fixer-upper that’s more than you can handle in terms of time, money or ability. For example, if you think you can do the work yourself then realize you can’t once you get started, any repairs or upgrades you were planning to make will probably cost twice as much once you factor in the labor – and that may not be in your budget. Not to mention the costs involved to fix anything you may have started and the fees to replace the materials you wasted. Honestly evaluate your abilities, your budget and how soon you need to move before purchasing a property that isn’t move-in ready.

Mistake 6: Putting in an offer before carefully considering all the pros and cons of the property

In a hot market (or even a hot submarket, with dirt-cheap, bank-owned properties during a housing slump) it may be necessary to pull the trigger very quickly if you find a home you like. However, you have to balance the need to make a quick decision with the need to make sure the home will be right for you. Don’t neglect important steps like making sure the neighborhood feels safe at night as well as during the day and investigating possible noise issues like a nearby train. Ideally you’ll be able to take at least a night to sleep on the decision. How well you sleep that night and how you feel about the home in the morning will tell you a lot about whether the decision you’re about to make is the right one. Taking the time to consider the decision also gives you a chance to research how much the property is really worth and offer an appropriate price.

Mistake 7: Being too slow to pull the trigger

It’s a tough balancing act to make sure you make a careful decision yet don’t take too long to make it. Losing out on a property that you were almost ready to make an offer on because someone beat you to it can be heartbreaking. It can also have economic consequences. Let’s say you are self-employed. Perhaps for you more than anyone else, time is money. The more time and energy you have to take out of your normal activities to search for a house, the less time and energy you have available to work. Not dragging out the homebuying process unnecessarily may be the best thing for your business, and the continued success of your business will be essential to paying the mortgage. If you don’t pull the trigger quickly, someone else might, and you’ll have to keep looking. Don’t underestimate how time-consuming and routine-disrupting house shopping can be.

Mistake 8: Offering more than a house is worth

If there’s a lot of competition in your market and you find a place you really like, it’s all too easy to get sucked into a bidding war – or to try to preempt a bidding war by offering a high price in the first place. There are a couple of potential problems with this. First, if the house doesn’t appraise at or above the amount of your offer, the bank won’t give you the loan unless the seller reduces the price or you pay cash for the difference. If this happens, the shortfall on your bid as opposed to your mortgage will have to be paid out of pocket. Second, when you go to sell the house, if market conditions are similar to or worse than they were when you purchased, you may find yourself upside down on the mortgage and unable to sell. Make sure the purchase price for the home you buy is reasonable for both the house and the location by examining comparable sales and getting your agent’s opinion before making an offer.


Even knowing all of these things, it’s still hard to act on them. You may still find yourself making decisions based on emotion during the home-buying process. Slow down, overcome your emotions and, ultimately, make a home-purchase decision that’s good for both your feelings and your finances.


November 17, 2009

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By Adam Thompson
Freedom ENC

Danny Webster had a near-perfect passing day, leading Havelock to a 40-14 victory over Southern Guilford in the first round of the playoffs Monday.

The Rams junior quarterback completed 15 of 16 passes for 196 yards and two touchdown passes. Webster also ran for 89 yards on 11 carries.

“Danny is a great quarterback,” said Havelock senior running back William Griffith. “He can run, he can pass, he’s smart, and he can do it all. I’m proud to play with Danny.”

Due to rain and a flooded football field, Havelock’s originally scheduled game for Friday was pushed to Monday. The Rams will have just three days to prepare for their second-round opponent, East Rowan (9-3).

But playing on a short week is nothing new to Havelock (11-1), which beat White Oak on a Monday earlier this season before capping off a short week with a victory over D.H. Conley.

“It’s never good to have a short week of practice, especially against a team like East Rowan,” said Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant. “We are going to try and get the kids healthy. We won’t have a lot of contact this week.”

One of the banged up Rams was Webster, who strained his knee late in Monday’s game, and was taken out for precautionary reasons.

According to Bryant, Webster wanted to return, but with Havelock holding a 33-14 lead in the fourth quarter, backup quarterback Garrett Crowe finished the game.

Havelock running back Andretti George ran for 120 yards and a touchdown, while Griffith scored three touchdowns — one rushing, one receiving and one on a 35-yard interception return.

“It’s a team effort,” Griffith said. “I wouldn’t have been able to score if the line didn’t do their job, or if Danny didn’t do his job. I’m just happy we all did our part tonight.”

Webster got Havelock on the board with a 17-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. A 9-yard run by George and a 16-yard touchdown catch by Jerell Wallace gave the Rams a 20-0 lead at halftime.

After recovering a fumble on its own 18-yard line with five minutes remaining in the first half, Southern Guilford squandered an opportunity to score. On a trick play, halfback Warren Scott was intercepted by Havelock’s Andy Keel.

Southern Guilford scored on the opening kickoff of the second half when Scott returned the ball 76 yards for a touchdown. Storm quarterback Jamie Cunningham connected with Darren Mitchell for the two-point conversion.

Havelock answered on its next possession when Griffith scored on a 4-yard run. After a failed two-point conversion, the Rams took a 26-8 advantage.

Scott’s 3-yard touchdown run with 2:29 remaining in the third quarter cut the Storm’s deficit to 12 points.

Griffith ended the third quarter with a 20-yard touchdown reception, while icing the game with an interception return with 5:28 left in the game.

“I didn’t think we played great, but we played good enough to win,” Bryant said. “A win is a win in the playoffs, whether it’s ugly or pretty.”

Havelock totaled 401 yards of offense, with 205 coming on the ground. The Rams fumbled seven times, and lost three.

Daniel Bailey hauled in 137 receiving yards, while Wallace had three catches for 50 yards.

Havelock’s defense allowed 135 yards, and forced three interceptions. Cody Toler had the Rams’ lone sack.

Scott led Southern Guilford’s offense with 62 rushing yards on 20 carries.

Havelock’s next opponent, East Rowan, defeated South Brunswick 14-11 in overtime.

“This feels good, but we just have to get back to work tomorrow and get ready for Friday night,” George said. “We have got to go hard. We can’t take anyone lightly.”

Havelock 40, Southern Guilford 14

Southern Guilford    0    0   14   0 — 14

Havelock               7   13   13   7 — 40

First quarter

H — Danny Webster 17 run (Tylor Cooper kick), 4:15

Second quarter

H — Andretti George 9 run (Cooper kick), 6:03

H — Jerell Wallace 16 pass from Webster (kick failed), 1:05

Third quarter

SG — Warren Scott 76 kickoff return (Jamie Cunningham pass to Darren Mitchell), 11:46

H — William Griffith 4 run (run failed), 5:05

SG — Scott 3 run (kick failed), 2:24

H — Griffith 20 pass from Webster (Cooper kick), :00

Fourth quarter

H —Griffith 35 interception return (Cooper kick), 5:28

Team stats              SG                 H

First downs              9              23

Total yards             135           401

Rush-yards            26- 53      36-205

Passing yards           82            196

Comp.-Att.-Int.     8-19-2       15-16-0

Punts-yards            3-66          3-66

Fumbles-lost           0-0            7-3

Penalties-yards       6-50           7-70

Individual stats

Passing: Southern Guilford — Jamie Cunningham 8-19-2 82, Warren Scott 0-1-1 0. Havelock — Danny Webster 15-16-0 196.

Rushing: Southern Guilford — Scott 20-62, Josh McDuffie 4-15, Cunningham 1- -8, Michael Mattocks 1- -16. Havelock — Andretti George 19-120, Webster 11-89, William Griffith 2-8, Frazier 3- -2, Garrett Crowe 1- -10.

Receiving: Southern Guilford —  Adonis Sherrod 3-24, O’Brien Chatman 2-20, Wesley Stephens 1-18, Scott 1-14, McDuffie 1-6. Havelock — Daniel Bailey 8-137, Jerell Wallace 3-50, Griffith 1-20, George 2- -5, Sonny Courtney 1- -6.