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Today's News

  • Be attuned to the presence of God in life, see simple things

    People usually react negatively to the label: simple. It evokes a sense of naiveté and oversimplification that borders on avoidance and denial. We know the agony of being considered a simpleton. Somehow simple and simplistic have become identified, but there is a significant difference. To be simple is to model divinity. God is simple. Union with God is simple. Yet, neither is simplistic.

  • Another honor for Mendoza, Ryan Hill

    West Brunswick High School quarterback Ryan Hill and West soccer forward John Mendoza will cap their high school sports careers by playing in July in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star games.

    Mendoza is believed to be the first soccer player from West Brunswick to be selected to play in the all-star game, which features graduated seniors.

    West Brunswick coach Tripp Smith recommended Mendoza to Chip Stone, the East coach.

  • Trojans’ first conference win a thriller

    JACKSONVILLE—Pat Kamfolt hit a jump shot with 0.8 seconds left as West beat White Oak 64-63 in the conference basketball game Jan. 27.

    This victory was the first in the conference this season for the Trojans.

    West trailed 63-62 when coach Brad Lewis called time with seven seconds left to set up the play.

  • West wins back-to-back in MEC

    West Brunswick rallied from a 16-point deficit in the third quarter to beat Ashley 52-48 Friday in a Mideastern Coference basketball game.

    West held Ashley scoreless for nearly eight minutes in the third and fourth quarters in rallying for the victory, the Lady Trojans’ second straight in the MEC. West is 2-7 in the MEC, 9-10 overall.

    Breana Gause finished with 12 points, Kayla Padgett and Sheena Suttlemyre 11 each, Rebecca Sidelinger 10 and Jasmine Daniels eight. Gause had eight rebounds and Jackson six. Suttlemyre had four assists.

  • South Brunswick dominates in winning third straight wrestling title

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Led by tournament MVP Jeromy Roundtree, South Brunswick won its third straight Waccamaw Conference championship wrestling tournament Saturday.

    “I can’t really complain today,” said coach Jack Southern, who has been teaching at South Brunswick for 10 years. “All 14 of our kids placed.”

  • Schools calendar may include Saturday make-up days

    BOLIVIA—Multiple make-up days may result in Saturday classes for all Brunswick County Schools students next year.

    The 2009-1010 calendar committee, which was made-up of one parent and one teacher from all 18 schools, unanimously agreed to use half-day Saturdays in times of emergency.

  • BCC offers continuing education courses for the community

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • Supply Elementary announces student awards, honor rolls

    Supply Elementary School has announced its second nine-weeks awards and honor roll:

    VFW awards

  • From geek to sports nut: One woman’s journey

    As a kid, I was the geek princess. I took voice lessons, piano lessons, diction lessons and yes, violin lessons. Check out my yearbook and you’ll see I was president of the National Honor Society and I sang in the Glee Club.

    No sports.

    Then I went to Syracuse University.

  • WBHS performs 'Rumors'

    What should be an evening of celebration quickly turns into a mystery involving blood betrayal and baffling situations.

    “Rumors,” a farce by Neil Simon, was performed at the West Brunswick High School Theatre. The student-directed show involved a cast of 10 characters who walk into a night of chaos when arriving at the New York home of Charley and Myra Brock.

    The Brocks are holding a party celebrating their 10th anniversary, but their friends arrive to find Myra nowhere in sight and Charley in an upstairs bedroom, bleeding from a gunshot wound to his ear.