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Today's News

  • Runners help benefit Brunswick Family Assistance programs

     

    The 11th annual Brunswick Family Assistance Sea Trail Plantation Road Races took place Saturday, and every runner who finished knew she or he had a made a difference in someone’s life.

    BFA is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals in crisis in Brunswick County by providing emergency assistance. Programs include the food pantry and emergency utilities and emergency rent assistance. Toward that end, the proceeds from the race benefit BFA programs.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Trojan football spirit

     Some photos of those who cheer for the football team and entertain the fans at West Brunswick High School.

  • West loses to unbeaten Laney

     West Brunswick lost 37-16 to unbeaten Class 4A Laney in a non-conference high school football game Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    Laney scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the first half in taking a 27-10 lead. The second score was set up when Laney blocked a punt with 1:43 left in the half. Laney recovered the ball at the 11 and scored with 64 seconds left in the half.

  • West’s boys win cross-country opener

     LELAND—North Brunswick’s Laney Huneycutt and South Brunswick’s Carmen Hilliard won the first cross-country meet of the conference season.

    Honeycutt finished first out of 48 runners in 19 minutes, 2 seconds. Hilliard finished first out of 28 runners in 20:33. She won by nearly four minutes.

    Teams from Pender and the three county high schools competed on the 3.1-mile course at Northwest Park in Leland.

  • DSS appointments draw confusion

    RALEIGH—Members of the N.C. Social Services Commission have appointed two members to the Brunswick County Board of Social Services, and not the two members endorsed by county commissioners.

    At their Sept. 6 meeting, Brunswick County Commissioners endorsed two candidates—Dean Walters and Sue Carroll—for the two vacant positions on the board.

    The vote was four votes to one, as Charles Warren, county commissioner who also serves as chairman of the DSS board, opposed the measure.

  • BCC’s Montgomery NJCAA Division II Volleyball Player of the Week

     STAFF REPORT

    BCC freshman middle blocker Samantha Montgomery is the NJCAA DII National Volleyball Player of the Week for Aug 28-Sept. 4.

     “That is an outstanding award for our team,” BCC coach Melissa Everitt said.

    Montgomery, a Laney High School graduate, led the Dolphins to a 4-2 record with 14 kills and 15 kills in the first two collegiate matches of her career. In six matches, Montgomery had 9.3 kills per set and connected on 10 aces. She showcased her defensive grit with 6.8 digs per set and 14 blocks.

  • Down a player, West ties Ashley 2-2

     Playing one man down because of a red-card penalty, the West Brunswick High School soccer team scored two goals—both by junior forward Scottie Melvin—and went on to tie Ashley 2-2 in a non-conference game Sept. 7.

     “We got down early tonight and we got after it and we got after it,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “They want to win and they want to do what it takes to win.”

    Melvin scored the tying goal off a corner kick from junior midfielder Jonathan Newhouse with about 26 minutes left in the game.

  • Religion Briefs

    lpha Course set at Trinity UMC
    The Alpha Course, a practical introduction to the Christian faith, is being offered free to the public at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14, through Nov. 23.
    The class begins at 6:15 p.m. and is preceded by an open church buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5; free for first-timers.

  • Help is wanted, needed and must be honored

    When I spoke with one of my daughters about the treat in store for me, she got a case of the giggles. I told her that my friend Rita, who is a registered nurse, asked if I’d like to join her and her daughter plus another pal in viewing “The Help.” She felt that it would be a great venture to offset my increasing cabin fever. My daughter’s comment had me laughing. She said, “Isn’t that your first name these days, Help?”

  • Tips on how to harvest rainwater

    Rainwater harvesting is the idea of capturing stormwater runoff, often from rooftops, and storing the water for later use. When we have heavy rains such as with Hurricane Irene, most of that water is diverted into stormwater drains or ditches and is carried away before it penetrates the ground. Rain barrels or more complex cisterns can be installed to capture runoff and provide water for plants during drier periods. Increasing development along with the drought has increased the demand on municipal water supplies.