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Today's News

  • Mixed golf can be fun

     Mixed golf can be a lot of fun, or it can also be a pain.

    I’ve played in a lot of mixed events and I’ve seen it all. Some golf tournaments were absolute nightmares; others were a lot of fun.

  • Scouting your fishing area is important

     Conditions are forever changing in our waters around the Brunswick islands. We have inlets filling in and inlets getting dredged that will move sand, making it important to learn new navigation routes this coming season. Freshwater runoff will drop salinity levels and stain the water, possibly moving fish to other areas. Strong currents and strong winds will stir up silt in the water, making it nearly impossible for fish to breath. It will be important to ride around your favorite fishing areas looking for these changing conditions for better success this year.

  • Dosher Hospital begins patient care unit renovation

    Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 N. Howe St. in Southport, has begun the major renovation of its medical/surgical Inpatient Care Unit (ICU).

  • BEMC awards $35,550 in community grants

    Twenty-four projects were selected from a field of nearly 50 applicants to receive funding for their programs from Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.’s Community Grant program. This year’s grants total was $35,550 for projects to be implemented in Brunswick and Columbus counties.

  • BCC beats Catawba Valley 5-4 in 14 innings

     

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to force extra innings and scored two in the 14th to beat Catawba Valley Community College in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday at Founders Field.

    BCC won the second game 5-2 in seven innings.

    CVCC drops to 9-5 in the region, 22-7 overall. BCC is 10-4, 17-11, as it seeks a region title. BCC is on probation and ineligible for postseason play. Its season ends May 4.

  • Trojans rout Topsail, secure a top seed in softball

     SHALLOTTE—Following Julius Caesar’s lead, the West Brunswick Trojans came to the plate, they saw and they conquered.

    West shut out Topsail 10-0 in 4½ innings Thursday night to guarantee them a spot in the 3A state softball playoffs in May.

    After squeaking by Topsail 1-0 the previous week, the Trojans concentrated their practices on offense.

    “We spent 2½ hours just making sure we’re seeing the ball hit the bat,” West

    coach Joe Noble said.

  • Schedule for Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational

     The annual Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball and softball  tournaments are April 21, April 22 and April 23 at West Brunswick High School.

    This is the baseball schedule for April 21 (subject to change):

    10 a.m. —  Harrells Christian Academy vs. North Brunswick

    1 p.m. — Winslow Township (N.J.) vs. South Columbus

    4 p. m. — South Stanly vs. Richmond County

    7 p.m. — East Columbus vs. West Brunswick

  • Trojans lose to New Hanover in baseball

      SHALLOTTE — New Hanover scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning — two of them on a home run to center field Cory Everett   — and went on to beat West Brunswick 7-4 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game Thursday, March 27, at West.

  • Dosher CEO sports beard in ‘Hair for Hope’ challenge

    Sometimes the best ideas are not planned. They just happen in a moment of inspiration. Such was the case with the beard that now occupies the face of Tom Siemers, CEO of Dosher Memorial Hospital.

    It all began one morning in mid-February when Siemers accidentally cut himself shaving. Several days later, the cut got infected and, as the infection grew worse, Siemers paid a visit to Dosher’s emergency department, where he was treated and told he couldn’t shave for at least two weeks.

  • ATMC customers could lose 14 networks Monday

    Viacom International Inc., owner of the MTV Networks group, may remove 14 of its channels from ATMC’s cable TV lineup and the lineups of more than 5 million cable TV customers nationwide at midnight Monday, March 31, according to the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC).