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Today's News

  • This NASCAR question is as reliable as paying taxes and the sun rising in east

    One of the most enjoyable things I do during the course of my normal work week in the Darlington, S.C., area is serve as part-time co-host of a morning sports-talk radio program, the Powerade Press Box (see, it really is all about the sponsorship, even in the small- to mid-market radio series.)

  • BCC bats light up scoreboard in 14-0 triumph

    Brunswick Community College’s second inning was as explosive as a fireworks show, as the Dolphins whipped Stanly Community College 14-0 Sunday afternoon.

    “We just got hits at the right time,” BCC coach Robbie Allen said. “It feels good because we haven’t been able to score bunches this year. We haven’t been able to string together hits. Now that we kind of know how that feels, maybe we’ll be able to do that more often.

  • Jordan Davis drills winning run in bottom of ninth

    Trailing by one run going into the bottom of the ninth inning, Brunswick Community College came from behind to edge Southeastern Community College 7-6 last Wednesday night.

    Jordan Davis drove in the winning run.

    The first two Dolphin batters in the bottom of the ninth, David Smeltzer and Jeremy King, each got hit by a pitch. Then T.J. Overman smacked a base hit up the middle, driving in Smeltzer to tie the game at 6-6, and Overman went to second on the throw to home. Southeastern intentionally walked Frankie Everitte to load the bases with no outs.

  • Diving among draws at Hard Rock Park

    It’s not often we get to see people dive in person, so it was a treat to watch the divers in the Malibu Beach Party at Hard Rock Park Saturday.

    Although they didn’t match Olympic gold-medalist Greg Louganis, the young men in the show did a variety of pikes, tucks and twists that were entertaining to watch. Often diving two at a time, the guys had to hit small landing spots in the anti-Olympic-sized pool.

    Then they rushed back up the ladders and dived again and again. Anybody would have to be in great shape to do this three performances a day.

  • Bowling

    MCDONALDS AMUSEMENT

  • Everyone wins at county's Special Olympics

    BOILING SPRINGS LAKE—Everybody was a winner at the Brunswick County Special Olympics Spring Games Friday at South Brunswick High School.

    Everybody who competed got a ribbon to prove it.

    The athletes and coaches also each received a British-racing green tie-dyed T-shirt, worn proudly and testifying everybody was on the same team.

    The sun played peek-a-boo from behind the clouds, making the temperature in the upper 70s pleasant.

  • Anglers anxiously awaiting the arrival of near-shore kings

    Now that we’ve broken the hot/cold cycle and spring is working toward summer, the fishing is finally starting to get on track.

    The near-shore waters have warmed to 68 degrees, and the offshore waters are 70-plus degrees. Water temperatures are one of the keys to fish migrations, and king mackerel fishermen out there know what 68 degrees means. That is considered in the optimal temperature range for kings, and it means it will be very soon these hard–fighting and good-eating game fish invade our waters.

  • Surviving rejection and pondering murder mystery

    Last year I fulfilled a lifelong dream when I finished my novel, “Footes Creek.” It’s a mystery that takes place at a prestigious old country club in an upper-class bedroom community in northern New Jersey.

    The story begins when a Hispanic worker on the maintenance crew is brutally murdered. A few days later, another worker is found dead in his car at the bottom of the lake surrounding the famous 17th island green. The USGA is about to announce that Footes Creek will be added to the list of U.S .Open sites.

  • Golf action

    Carolina Shores Men

    The Carolina Shores Men played a team event April 25. The scoring consisted of counting one low net on par fives, two low nets on par fours and three low nets on par threes.

    George Balbach, Frank Talak, Rich Hamilton and a blind draw took first with 111. Mike Devereux, George Bridges, Dick Polanski and Bill Teshler were second with 114 (match of cards). Gary Stewart, Keith Rogerson, Ron Buck and Roger Thompson finished third with 114. Bob Barrett, Dan Roberts, Bob Fyock and Don Errickson were fourth with 115.

  • West student-athletes learn from coach and captain retreat

    It’s a wise move to get there early. Then you can’t be accused of breaking the rules.

    West Brunswick’s contingency arrived first at the Spring Coach and Captain Retreat at the Radisson Governor’s Inn in Research Triangle Park.

    Trojan students Dylan Bowman, Mariah Evans and Chaz Earp immediately jumped in the unheated pool and swam. Then, with fellow student Breana Gause, they went to their rooms and ordered a pizza.