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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

     

    Poison ivy isn’t “evil.” (Neither are spiders or hurricanes.)

    Some plants do cause problems, of course. Poison ivy is a “problem” plant for humans, in that it causes lots of people to break out in allergic reactions, sometimes severely. And yet poison ivy is, in fact, a widespread native species, providing wildlife food for a variety of critters. It is a common component of many natural ecosystems and has been here in our landscapes a lot longer than we humans have.

  • BCC wins volleyball opener

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College volleyball team beat the St. Andrews’ junior varsity 25-15, 26-24, 25-9 Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    BCC has a new coach this season, Justin Hoskins, and the Dolphins played before an enthusiastic crowd of many fellow student-athletes.

    Morgan Sullivan served the Dolphins to a 10-4 lead in the first game and the Dolphins controlled the rest of the game for the victory.

  • Scorpions lose football opener 23-0 to Whiteville
  • Play It Forward

     Only in golf do we think we are touring pros.

    Here’s the deal. Most of the other sports we watch on TV are team sports, with highly trained, muscular professional players. Each sport has specialty players: catchers, pitchers, outfielders and infielders in baseball; linemen, receivers, quarterbacks, halfbacks, punters and kickers in football — and on and on in sports like soccer and lacrosse and field hockey.

    In golf, you are a one-person team playing against a golf course.

  • West Brunswick opens boys’ soccer season

     MAYSVILLE — Still adjusting to the loss of two key players from last year’s team, the West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team lost its two opening games in the annual Battle at the Beach.

    West lost 3-0 to Havelock on Friday, Aug. 22, and lost 3-1 to Southwest Onslow on Saturday, Aug. 23.

  • Sheriff's office seeks missing Leland woman

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a missing  Leland woman. 

  • Sheriff's office seeks truck thieves

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are asking for the community's assistance for any information regarding a larceny that occurred earlier this week. 

  • West Brunswick loses 48-26 to Socastee

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick lost 48-26 to Socastee (S.C.) in the season-opening football game for both teams Saturday, Aug. 23.

    West had 15 possessions in the game that was played over two days because of a delay caused by lightning Friday night in the second quarter. Of those 15 possessions, nearly half ended in turnovers: West quarterbacks threw five interceptions and two other possessions ended in fumbles.

  • Trojans lose home opener in volleyball

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick volleyball team lost 3-0 to Pender in the Trojans’ home-opening match of the season Aug. 21.

    Pender beat West 25-21, 25-20, 25-19 in the non-conference match.

    West led 19-18 in first game, Pender led 19-18 in the second game and was score was tied 17-17 in the third game before West lost all three games.

     

  • Milliken wins pole, races to victory July 19

     By Steve Zacharias

    Special to the Beacon

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  Justin Milliken won one of the two 50-lap Late Model races July 19 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. 

    Eighteen Late Models were on hand, competing for $2,500, in the two 50-lap races in the NASCAR Whelen Late Models series.

    In qualifying, a familiar trend for 2014 took place when Milliken set the