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Today's News

  • Inaugural middle school tennis season completed

    The final tennis match for Brunswick County Middle School athletes was Oct. 16 at Lockwood Folly Park. Forty athletes participated in this pilot program, with double the number of fans. The athletes who participated were from Smithville Park and Shallotte Park. They practiced on Tuesdays after school and they had played two matches before the final matches.

  • Horse show honors young equestrian, raises money for scholarships

    “Alex would have loved this. I feel she is here with us, enjoying every minute of this day.”

    These were the words of Jane Cockrell-Hartner as she looked around at the huge crowds and dozens of horses at the Alex Hartner Memorial Horse Show at the Lake Waccamaw Boys & Girls Home Exhibition Center in Lake Waccamaw last weekend.

  • Shallotte Middle defeats Cape Fear

    The Shallotte Middle School football ended a two-game losing streak by beating Cape Fear 33-8 Oct. 21.

    Markel Jones had six carries for 162 yards, including touchdown runs of 65 yards and 47 yards. He also kicked one extra point.

    For the season, Jones has gained 752 yards rushing and scored 11 touchdowns.

  • McCumbee 36th in Atlanta Sprint Cup race

    In his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut Sunday afternoon at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Chad McCumbee finished 36 out of 43 cars.

    McCumbee started 41st and drove the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge in the Pep Boys Auto 500 in Hampton, Ga. Despite the low finish, McCumbee earned $93,408.

  • Schedule set for Seneca 400 at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    Myrtle Beach Speedway’s traditional November race has picked up the support of Seneca Tobacco Co., based in Hartsville, S.C. The Seneca 400 is Nov. 20-23 and includes a $10,000 first-place payout.

    The weekend will feature the Seneca 250 for NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars, along with the Don Brewer Memorial 100 for the Super Trucks.

    Supporting races will be 50-lap Limited Late Model, Mini-Stock and Street Stock races.

  • Jones-Wash

    Elizabeth Megan Jones and Jonathan Martin Wash were married Oct. 25 on Sullivans Island, S.C., with the Rev. Peter Jorgensen officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Alan Jones of Mount Pleasant , S.C., and formerly of Brunswick County.

    The groom is the son of Nancy Brame of Mount Pleasant and Russell Wash of Atlanta, Ga.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her parents.

    Maid of honor was Sable Jones of Mount Pleasant, the bride’s sister.

  • DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 15

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    David Christopher Anderson, speeding 54 in a 45 zone, $25 and costs.

    Jessica Anderson, reckless driving to endanger, Brunswick County Jail 12 hours active in lieu of community service.

    Konda Lee Ballard, allow unlicensed to drive, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Brunswick grand jury returns indictments

    A Brunswick County grand jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Oct. 6:

    Christopher K. Ayers, 43, of 2433 Bittar Spar Road, Little River, S.C.; felony possession of cocaine.

    Eric Edward Bryant, 44, of 1820 Stone Chimney Road, Supply; fail to heed light or siren, felony flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, resisting public officer, driving while license revoked.

    Brent Sanders Child, 27, of 3490 Maco Road NE, Leland; felony larceny.

  • Beauty and the book

    Starting life on a farm in Ash, where her parents worked hard for everything they had, Esther Myles knows the importance of perseverance.

    She’s gone from farm life to motherhood, from business owner to teacher to world champion hairdresser and make-up artist, eventually founding the cosmetology department at Brunswick Community College.

    Myles says she wants to encourage people to follow their dreams, let faith guide them and not be afraid of hard work.

    That’s why, in 2002, she began writing a book to tell her story and inspire others.

  • Dolphins win conference championship

    Rallying from a first-game loss, overcoming an injury to a captain and playing all season without any matches on campus, Brunswick Community College’s first-ever volleyball team made school history Sunday afternoon by winning a conference championship.

    BCC beat Louisburg 22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 at West Brunswick High School. The victory makes the Dolphins the No. 1 seed heading into the conference tournament Nov. 7-8 at Louisburg. The winner of that tourney qualifies for the NJCAA Division II national tournament Nov. 20-22 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.