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Today's News

  • BLT presents Fezziwig's Ball Murder Mystery

    As part of this year’s Dickens festivities in Southport, Brunswick Little Theatre is presenting Fezziwig’s Ball Murder Mystery, which also offers a Dickens twist.

    The party is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at BLT’s new theater at 8068 River Road SE, Southport.

    The event begins with a grand Victorian Ball, hosted by Mr. Fezziwig straight from “A Christmas Carol,” where guests can learn to dance the Roger de Coverly and sing a few carols.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report Nov. 11-22

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests Nov. 10-23. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 11

    Wendall Dane Fulford, 45, 5580 Watts Road SW, Ocean Isle Beach, arrested on order for arrest on parole and probation violations

    Nov. 14

    Mary Moore Fletcher, 36, 1435 Nix Drive, Lewisville, charged with obtaining controlled substance by fraud.

    Larceny of a wallet, forge and uttering (with financial transaction card), Colony Place 1.

    Nov. 18

  • Annie Moses Band, Viennese Xmas Dec. 4, Dec. 9 at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College will be the site of two upcoming holiday concerts.

    Christmas with the Annie Moses Band will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, followed by A Viennese Christmas by the Hollywood Concert Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    Christmas with the Annie Moses Band on Dec. 4

    The Annie Moses Band is an acclaimed classical crossover ensemble that performs stunning arrangements of holiday

  • Dickens Revue has a 'twist'

    The Charles Dickens Christmas Revue is unfolding with a twist the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

    Dickens fans and pun-meisters might even refer to the change for the Nov. 29 revue in Southport as an “Oliver Twist.”

    This year’s event is an abbreviated, altered version of the historic seaport town’s Dickens Festival of the previous two Christmases past, event spokeswoman Meg Dellinger said.

  • On Thanksgiving Day, I’m grateful for golf

     I’ve been a rookie golfer for decades. I’ll never be a single-digit handicapper or a club champion. My 13-year-old grandson outdrives me and my 4-year-old granddaughter gives me a run at mini-golf.

    But I still love the game.

    I grew up on a chicken farm in rural Maryland and golf was nowhere to be seen. Not a course in Cecil County. I did not play any sports in high school; I sang in the glee club and was president of the National Honor Society, not a big huge deal because we had only 65 in our graduating class.

  • Trojans open basketball season with a victory

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team beat Lincoln Charter 60-45 in the Trojans’ season-opening game Saturday, Nov. 22.

    Gray Cheers scored 20 points, Jon Jordan nine and Saadiq Johnson eight.

    The Trojans held Lincoln scoreless in the first 4 minutes, 7 seconds of the third quarter in taking a 32-22 lead. From 1:26 in the third quarter to 6:40 in the fourth quarter, West again held Lincoln scoreless as the Trojans extended their 36-28 lead to 47-28.

  • Rotary Clubs’ 5K Turkey Trot photos
  • Swim teams open season

     BOLIVIA — Four South Brunswick relays swam regional qualifying times in their season-opening swim meet Friday, Nov. 21 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    In all, South had automatic times in 11 events and West Brunswick automatically qualified in three events.

    These are the automatic qualifiers for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association regional, set for Feb. 6 and Feb. 7.

  • School board names Tubb interim superintendent

    The Brunswick County Board of Education has named Les Tubb to serve as Brunswick County Schools interim superintendent.

    Tubb succeeds Edward Pruden, whose contract the board terminated Nov. 12 after a special called meeting. Terms of his contract, including a start date and compensation, are being negotiated and will be shared as they become available, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said in a news release.

  • Rhyne to play softball for Columbia College

     

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Dalys Rhyne signed a letter of intent Thursday, Nov. 20, to play softball for Columbia (S.C.) College.

    Rhyne is a part of a growing trend of aspiring collegiate players who emphasize travel ball more than high school ball.

    Rhyne played junior varsity softball for two years at West Brunswick and played her junior and senior years with the Coastal Lightning. The team travels the Southeast playing in showcase tournaments in an effort to be seen by college coaches.