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Today's News

  • League-leading Patriots sweep South Brunswick

    The Pender High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams swept South Brunswick last Tuesday to remain unbeaten in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference.

    Pender’s girls rolled to a 70-31 victory against the visiting Lady Cougars. The Patriots won the boys’ game 63-58 in overtime despite 24 points from South Brunswick’s Ervin Hall.

    Pender’s boys overcame a five-point deficit late in the fourth quarter and held the Cougars to three points in overtime.

  • Scorpions squeak past East Columbus

    LELAND—The best and the worst of the North Brunswick High School boys’ basketball season was on display Friday night against East Columbus.

    An almost full house saw the Scorpions come out on fire to start the game. They took a 41-21 lead into halftime of the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference game between two teams trying to avoid last place in the league standings.

    The Scorpions (3-6 conference, 6-12 overall) used a 10-0 run at the start of the second quarter to forge the wide gap, and they needed every point in the 66-64 victory.

  • North splits with Whiteville

    The North Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team recorded its fourth consecutive win while the boys’ squad suffered its fifth straight loss last Tuesday at Whiteville.

    Freshman guard Tyera Fisher scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Lady Scorpions to a 64-53 victory.

    Latesha Harrison added 11 points and Asheley Robbins had 10 as North Brunswick improved to 6-2 in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference and 13-4 overall.

    The Lady Scorpions trailed 27-26 at halftime and erupted for 38 points in the second half.

  • Brunswick Wildlife: Longleaf Pine Specialist

    “Too picky” might work when describing a stern college professor, parent, or ex-girlfriend. You can just ignore them or run for cover, absolving yourself of any wrongdoing on your part. However, when “too picky” applies to an animal with very specialized needs, in this case a woodpecker, it is not that easy. It cannot help itself so we must.

  • West's Lady Trojans get back on track

    WILMINGTONThe West Brunswick High School girls basketball team shook off a five-game losing streak in the best way possibleby winning two conference games on the road.

    After posting a 59-53 victory last Tuesday at White Oak, the Lady Trojans crossed the Cape Fear River again on Friday and came away with a 49-45 overtime win at Ashley.

    West Brunswick improved to 4-5 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference and 12-8 overall and moved to within one game of clinching a berth in the state 3A playoffs.

  • Contract awarded for Sunset Beach high-rise bridge

    North Carolina Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett has approved awarding a $31 million contract to replace the Intracoastal Waterway bridge in Sunset Beach to English Construction Co. of Lynchburg, Va., according to information released Thursday.

    The award comes three months after residents opposing a high-rise bridge filed a federal lawsuit, which stopped the North Carolina Department of Transportation from awarding the $30.9 million contract to build a 65-foot-tall bridge to replace the town's aging pontoon span connecting its mainland and island.

  • Winter fun aquarium style

    Sometimes it’s hard to find fun things to do in the winter, especially if you have kids.

    There are only so many trips to the library they can take and only so many video games you can buy before you go broke.

    Luckily, for those interested in taking a day trip either by car or on a ferry, the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher has found a cure for the weekend “Mom, I’m bored!” blues.

  • Cold temperatures outside call for warm, hearty chili inside

    Find winter’s warmth in a big bowl of easy-to-prepare chili. This quick and easy recipe is a hearty meal that we have enjoyed at our home for many years.

    It tastes like it’s been cooking on the stove for hours, but can be eaten in about 30 minutes!

    I must confess this recipe is strictly my wife’s, and since she has been making it for us for a long time, I asked her if she would share it with our readers. Not a problem, until I asked her for the recipe!

  • Understanding cholesterol risks

    High cholesterol risks are not usually immediate. The damage accumulates over years and decades-high cholesterol in your 20s and 30s can take its toll in your 50s and 60s. Because the effects take time, many people don’t feel real urgency in treating it. They feel they can just deal with it later.

  • N.C. Community College BioNetwork to offer classes at Brunswick Community College

    Courses made possible through a N.C. Community College BioNetwork grant are reshaping the future in Brunswick County, according to Karen Ladley, the school’s public information officer.