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Today's News

  • West Brunswick beats Topsail 3-0, finishes 4-0 in 3A part of MEC

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team beat Topsail 3-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game April 25 at West.

    The victory gave West a 4-0 record against Topsail and South, the other 3A teams in the conference. The Trojans are 4-5-1 in the MEC, 10-5-1 overall.

    Topsail is 0-8-1 in the conference, 4-8-5 overall.

    “I didn’t realize they were plagued with injuries,” West coach Richard Dominguez said. “They were thin. But they still played hard. Fortunately for us, we came out on top.”

  • Two West golfers, two South golfers qualify for regional

    Two West Brunswick golfers and two South Brunswick golfers have qualified for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional.

    The regional, May 2 at Lane Tree Golf Course in Goldsboro, is a qualifier for the state championship tournament the following week.

    The four golfers qualified for the regional in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship tournament April 25 at Magnolia Greens.

    South freshman Walker Isley shot a 1-over par 73 on the 6,280-yard course and finished second overall. Junior teammate Xavier Williams shot a 79.

  • Nolan graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman Cleveland B. Nolan, son of Clytie R. Nolan of Shallotte and Thomas L. Nolan of Cheraw, S.C., and husband of Kathryn N. Bartholomew, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

  • What to do to fish in the wind
  • Patience is key for spring fishing

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Fishing and spring break commotion have seemed to subside with the wind and rain our county has endured. Last week, it seemed more like summer with the many visitors to Brunswick County islands and the warm temperatures. Yet this week, tempo has slowed as we all wait for more good weather to go fishing again.

  • We goofed in a headline, and I’m sorry

    When’s the perfect time to print a misspelled word in a headline?

    The proper answer is never.

    In our case, it was above an editorial extolling Brunswick County Schools in the edition that just went to press.

    Naturally. Or should I say “naturalily?”

    If you missed it, the word we misspelled was “potential.” Our new word? “Potentional.”

  • Accreditation demonstrates promise and potential of efforts in county schools

    When a team from AdvancED, a national nonprofit that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States, came to Brunswick County to assess the public school district in 2012, its findings revealed communication breakdowns at almost every level.

    The results also helped establish a foundation for improvement.

    Now, five years later, it seems Brunswick County Schools have not only strengthened that foundation, but also built upon it.

  • Letting joe help me re-learn language of page design

    Once upon a time, I used to quaff at least a 12-pack of Diet Pepsi almost every day. I did it since I was in college, a regimen I developed to cope with exams and 8 a.m. Japanese 101 recitations.

    Exams are a way of life for college students, who often use this part of their educational career to study unusual, exciting subjects.

    I decided in my freshman year to take three semesters of Japanese for the fun of it.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we had more frequent and busier committee meetings, we had more urgency in longer House floor sessions, and we saw the governor veto two of our bills.

    First, prior to going to Raleigh, I had a couple of days in the district because of the long Easter weekend. On April 17, I had a meeting with a group of citizens in the Schooner Point community of Ocean Isle Beach. We had a great discussion and chance to improve communication with their state government.

  • Seniors in nursing homes are at risk of sexual assault

    By Jennifer Stuart

    Guest Columnist

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to shed light on a subject that, for most people, might conjure up images of college students at alcohol-infused parties or joggers on dark, lonely roads.

    Most people, when thinking of sexual assault victims, probably don’t think of seniors in nursing homes. Perhaps they should.

    A recent CNN investigation found claims of rape in nursing homes are widespread, but difficult to document and substantiate because of the victims’ circumstances.