.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Remember to have a blessed day

    Among the many things I love about living in the South is the custom of being blessed.

    Along with the paper or plastic question, many cashiers send me on my way home with the words, “Have a blessed day” ringing in my ears.

    For some, it may be a substitute for the ubiquitous “Have a good day,” but I suspect most folks really mean the benediction. They feel God’s graciousness in their lives and wish to share that giftedness.

  • Holden Beach Chapel to be part of Days at the Docks

    The Holden Beach Chapel has several events planned for Saturday, April 26, during the festivities of Days at the Docks.

    A silent auction will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bids are placed during the day and the final high bidder receives the item.

    Items open for bidding include: original art work, service projects, jewelry and collectables. Special recreational offerings include: beach home rentals, a quail hunt, golf packages and tickets to a UNC football game.

  • West athletic director makes annual pilgrimage to Final Four

    Most people never get to go to a Final Four.

    Marcia Heady has been to 18.

    For a few days each year, the West Brunswick athletic director traipses all over the country watching the best women’s basketball coaches and players in America.

    Besides watching the NCAA Women’s Basketball semifinals and championship game, Heady spends her Final Fours listening to lectures, talking in elevators and even dining beside her heroes and heroines.

  • Kyle Busch takes Mexican road race

    MEXICO CITY, Mex.—Kyle Busch caught and passed Scott Pruett nine laps from the finish to win Sunday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mexico City.

    It was the third consecutive Nationwide Series win for Busch.

    Probably the biggest story of the race was the second-place finish of Marcus Ambrose—the highest career finish for the Australian native.

    Ambrose had to go to the rear of the 43-car field twice: first, at the start of the 80-lap race because his crew changed a clutch after qualifying, and again for a pit road violation.

  • Government could take a clue on refunds and fulfillment from NASCAR

    Wouldn’t it be great if the IRS operated more like NASCAR?

    When expending a certain amount of angst, effort or both, it seems only right and natural to expect some sort of a payoff in return. This is never more evident than during (and before and after) tax season, which for most of us has just concluded its annual fusillade of frustration.

  • Documentary showcases outfielder

    Even his name was poetic.

    How pleased I was Monday night to find PBS airing a documentary on my favorite baseball player of all time, Roberto Clemente.

    He had a chiseled face that could have been on a Michelangelo statue, and I remembered his heart, too. What I had forgotten about was his arm.

  • Bowling

    McDONALDS AMUSEMENT

  • West Brunswick honors Doug Rutter

    West Brunswick High School officials presented Doug Rutter with a plaque of appreciation that also encased a clock before the varsisy baseball game against Hoggard Friday night.

    Rutter, a longtime sports editor for The Brunswick Beacon, became a Brunswick County magistrate in March.

    His wife, Susan, and daughter, Olivia, looked on as West athletic director Marcia Heady presented Rutter the plaque.

  • At last, the linebackers of the fish world have arrived

    They are mean, they are mad, they are hungry, and they are here. So why not go out and catch them?

    The first bluefish of the year have appeared in our local waters, and they are only going to be joined by more. A great many will be smaller blues caught by anglers throwing pencil plugs such as Gotchas out on the deeper ends of the piers, while some will be really big fish landed at the very end of the piers by folks using heavy tackle.

  • Spring fishing heats up; Sauls catches 7.95-pound trout

    Finally, the weather has begun to settle, and water temperatures are on the rise. We’ve been back and forth between winter and spring too long, and I’m hoping we have finally shaken that trend.

    During the past week and a half, the weather has finally stabilized—allowing fishermen to get out on the water. In addition, the warmer air temperatures have helped raise water temperatures, which has spurred the fish into moving and feeding.