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Today's News

  • West JV boys’ basketball team improves to 14-2

     The West junior varsity boys’ basketball team improved to 10-1 in the conference and 14-2 overall by routing South Columbus 51-28 Friday.

    Eleven Trojans scored in the victory. O.J. Hill was the top scorer with 12 points.

    West trailed in the first quarter, but Saadiq Johnson hit a 3-pointer from the corner to cut the Stallions’ lead to 15-12. Johnson then hit a 3-pointer early in the second quarter, giving West a 20-17 lead. The Trojans outscored the Stallions 12-4 in the quarter and led 26-19 at the half.

  • VIDEO West Brunswick dance team
  • Basketball video
  • New home, different outlook for BCC baseball

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team begins the 2012 season on a new field.

    When the Dolphins play Catawba Valley Community College in the first game of a doubleheader that starts at noon Feb. 11, it will be the first game on the field across from the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    The field was the result of donations and services by many people, BCC coach Robbie Allen said.

  • BEMC offers $5,000 reward for power-outage vandalism

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for breaking into the BEMC Hickmans Crossing substation in Calabash and committing vandalism that resulted in a power outage.

    About 3,600 co-op members in the Calabash area were without power from 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, to 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, as a result of the vandalism.

  • VFW monthly breakfasts resume this Sunday, Feb. 5

     Calabash VFW Post 7288 will resume its first-Sunday-of-the-month breakfasts starting in February. For $5, one can have a sit-down breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausage patties or links, home-fried potatoes, eggs to order, grits, toast, coffee and juice. Pictured preparing the home fries is breakfast chairman Kirk Earney, who spends two days preparing the potatoes before they’re served. The monthly breakfast is served on the first Sunday from 8-11 a.m. at the post, 900 Carter Drive. For more information, call 579-3577.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Lady Dolphins beat Lenoir in overtime

      Shanita Hampton and Emily Schweer each sank free throws in the final 10.9 seconds of overtime as the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Lenoir 69-67 Feb. 1 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Hampton, who missed a game-winning layup in the final seconds of regulation, scored 26 points. Shaquitta Jones, who did not play in the first half, scored 18 points.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 18, 19, 20, 23 and 24 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Jan. 18

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Kacou Jean Aboi, PG improper equipment.

  • Art gallery offers winter classes in a variety of media

    The tourists are fewer, the pace is slower, but many area artists still visit Southport in the quiet winter months.
    Franklin Square Gallery is a hub of artistic activity, with an array of classes and workshops for both beginners and professionals. Painters and potters from Wilmington and throughout Brunswick County travel to Southport to participate.

  • Business briefs

    Chamber announces award nominees
    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s community award nominations were announced at the chamber’s annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19. Nominees are as follows:
    Employee of the Year
    Carrie Gilliam, medical receptionist with Varnam Family Wellness Center; Mark Koval, resource development director with Communities in Schools; Gary Staley with First Federal Bank; and Gatha McKeithan, distribution system crew leader with the town of Ocean Isle Beach.