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Today's News

  • Can love be lived on death row?

    In a real sense, we are all living love on death row. None of us knows the date or time of our demise. We live precariously, yet few of us are as aware of our mortality as those who occupy prison cells on the infamous death row. Few of us would classify ourselves as dead people walking. The very thought is chilling and worthy of classic avoidance and denial. Yet, there are among us those whose lives are penned in such cages.

  • Church briefs

    Zion Hill Choir to celebrate anniversary

    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, has announced the Zion Hill adult choir will celebrate its 53 anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20.

    Various musical guests will be in attendance.

    King of Glory to have blood drive

    The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive from 12:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 11th Ave. and Jordan Road in N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. Appointments are suggested but not mandatory.

  • McCumbee eager to race in Texas

    Chad McCumbee is 10th in the standings in the 2008 driver’s championship race as he and the rest of the Craftsman Truck Series head to Texas for the Sam’s Town 400. McCumbee and Team MRD look for redemption as they return to the site of their breakout race of 2007. The team took the lead prior to the last caution of the race but came up just short of their first victory following an on-track incident on the ensuing green-white-checkered restart. The race is scheduled for Friday and will be televised live on Speed starting at 8:30 p.m.

  • Kyle Busch dominates at Dover

    DOVER, Del.—Toyota driver Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing tamed Dover’s Monster Mile Sunday. Busch led 158 laps of the 400-lap race and crossed the finish line nearly six seconds ahead of the runner-up, Carl Edwards.

    “The guys on pit road did a phenomenal job,” Busch said. “We didn’t have the best car at the start of the race. We had about a third-place car and they gave me what I needed to win the race.”

    It was Busch’s fourth win of the season but the first for him at Dover.

  • Deep NASCAR pool creates some surprise allegiances

    I was having a nice end-of-weekend lunch recently, and the stranger sitting next to me observed that Sunday afternoons are pretty boring when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races are on Saturday night. I agreed.

    Then we moved on to the results of the previous night’s race, followed by a discussion of NASCAR’s Fab Four: Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and that other fellow. What’s his name again? Oh, right, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    Then, the inevitable question — “Who’s your driver?”

  • Brunswick County drivers win four divisions

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Brunswick County drivers won four of the stock car classes Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    In Mini Stock, the Fulfords swept the top-three places. Adam was first, Dub second and Willie third. Terry Evans was fourth.

    In Street Stock, Tommy Poole was first, Dean Cumbee second and Kent Bellamy third.

    Brent Brinson won both of the 40-lap Late Model races. Sam Yarborough was second in the second race.

    Saturday will be Bell and Bell Night’s Pontiac Excitement Sun Fun 101.

    Mini Stock, 20 laps

    1. 71 Adam Fulford *

  • Cheers heard in gym, but not for sports

    The grandfather stood at the lectern during the West Brunswick High School Senior Awards Program and with pride announced the winner of a scholarship from the organization he represented: his grandson.

    When they hugged, it seemed as if everyone else in the gym also felt the embrace.

    For most of the morning, the emotion was the same as dozens and dozens of scholarships were awarded to the WBHS Class of ’08.

  • Dixie Boys baseball results

    Leland Bulldogs 11

    Town Creek White Sox 6

    Matt Lowry led the Bulldogs in the victory May 19 with a triple, a double and a single. Lucas Ganey, T.J. Faircloth, Tyler Lewis and A.J. Jones all doubled and singled for the Bulldogs. James White and Chris Diaz also had hits. Lewis was the winning pitcher.

    For the White Sox, Terrell Stanley had a double and a single. Cody Ward had two singles. Darren Farris singled. Stephen Frink and Cody Tow homered.

    Southport Red Sox 7

    Southport Dodgers 6

  • Chevy dealer contributes to Shallotte Dixie Youth

    Ocean City Chevrolet has developed a partnership with Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball through the Chevy Youth Baseball program that will include monetary and equipment donations during the 2008 season.

    Now in its third year, Chevy Youth Baseball is an initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve.

    During the course of the season, Ocean City Cherolet will donate team-equipment kits that include equipment bags, baseballs, ball buckets and T-shirts.

  • Corbin Shell has top-10 finish in grueling bicycle ride

    The last 2.5 miles—containing “the wall”—was the most difficult.

    But that is the challenge Corbin Shell enjoys.

    So after having ridden 97.5 miles of the 100-mile Brasstown Bald Buster Century bike ride, Shell prepared for the final steep stretch, a stretch containing a climbing grade of 24-26 percent—“the wall”— to the top of Georgia’s highest mountain.