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Today's News

  • Victory keeps playoff hopes alive

    West Brunswick held off a strong finish by Whiteville to beat the Wolfpack 2-1 Monday night in a nonconference soccer game.

    “We were playing on our heels a little bit in the last 10 minutes,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “You can tell it’s been a month since we won a ballgame.”

    The Trojans’ last victory was Sept. 12 against Waccamaw Academy. Since then, West had lost 11 straight games in the Mideastern 4-A/3-A Conference and dropped to 7-11 overall.

  • Some fishermen buzzing about spot fishing and the electric chicken

    As is usual for inshore fishing this time of the year, a majority of anglers are camped out at the piers and inlets waiting for the spot to run. So far the results have been mixed. We were having a great fishing year, despite the high gas prices, right up until the fall, which has been a bit of a disappointment.

  • Fall fishing continues to be great; Fall Brawl is this weekend

    There is no doubt fall is here. We have had our first good cold snap, which is great news for fishermen and thankfully bad news for mosquitoes (they were getting a bit out of hand).

    The cold weather has dropped the water temperatures to the low 70s and upper 60s, which is prime for king mackerel in the nearshore waters as well as the backwater fishing for redfish and speckled trout. As it continues to get colder, the offshore waters near the Gulf Stream will cool and create temperature edges, which will attract concentrations of wahoo.

  • Winter is coming—time to tune up your game in the off months

    Last week I wrote about Barry Walters, the head PGA golf professional at The Founders Club at St. James. Barry is a teacher, an accountant, a merchandiser, an Internet whiz kid, an arbitrator, a rules expert and a psychologist.

  • Golf action

    The Piperettes played their annual championship tournament Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. The low-gross champion was Judy Nicoletti, who shot her best-ever score, 67, and set a course record for women on the Bay to Sand Course. Her total score for the two days was 147.

    The low-net champion was Patty Lawton, who had a 2-day net total of 144.

    The flight winners with net scores were the following: Marci Berry, net 153. Sharon Pies, net 148. Michaela Richardson, net 146. Candy Jones, net 149.

  • McCumbee races twice at Martinsville

    Chad McCumbee drove twice in NASCAR races over the weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, but his highest finish was 24th.

    In the Sprint Cup Series Tums Quikpak 500 on Sunday, McCumbee started 41st in the Marathon American Sprint Motor Oil Dodge and finished 25th. He won $83,958.

    “We really went through everything today,” McCumbee said. “We were tight in the middle and I had decent drive most of the race. I think that we had a little bit of a rear-brake issue.

  • Supports McIntyre

    To the editor:

    I am a transplant here from Robeson County. Fortunately, I not only know Mike McIntyre for his outstanding job in Congress, I also know him personally along with his family and the integrity and honesty instilled in him as a child and a young man growing up.

    I know how he was raised in church and the values and morals he stands for today. You can’t bring up a conversation on politics without people commenting on the great job he has done for his district.

  • Students encourage community to vote

    LELAND—Even though they may not be of legal voting age, fourth- and fifth-graders at Lincoln Elementary School are encouraging others to vote in the upcoming November General Election.

    Fifth-grade teacher Jan Boone attended a workshop where an idea to spread a message to the community was discussed. The paper bag project used brown paper bags from a local grocery store, which students decorated with their intended message.

    Boone had the idea to bring the paper bag project to Brunswick County, encouraging the community to vote in November’s election.

  • Driver-Wemyss

    Phil and Nancy Wemyss of Ocean Isle Beach have announced the forthcoming marriage of their son, James Wemyss of Ocean Isle Beach, to Crystal Driver of Supply, the daughter of Tom and Shirley Driver of Supply. An April 2009 wedding is planned at Orton Plantation.

  • Mercer-Rynearson

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Melissa Ann Mercer of Clayton, formerly of Supply, to Adam Thomas Rynearson of Clayton. The bride-elect is the daughter of Wesley and Vickie Mercer of Shallotte and the granddaughter of the late Delcie Graley and Bob Graley, Janice Pridgen of Whiteville and John Mercer of Wilmington. She is a 2004 graduate of West Brunswick High School. The prospective groom is the son of Bob and Gina Fry of Raleigh and Roger Rynearson of Iowa and the grandson of Erica Worley and the late Dale Worley. A Nov.