BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick built a 17-point lead and then held off a South Brunswick rally, which cut the lead to 1 point in the fourth quarter, to beat the Cougars 47-41 in a Waccamaw Conference girls’ basketball game Friday night.
The game was the second for West in since Dec. 22. The victory ended a seven-game losing streak. West improved its conference record to 2-3 and its overall record to 3-11. Jasmine Jackson scored a game-high 18 points and Kayla Padgett, playing through an injury, scored 10 points.
SUNSET BEACH—The old pontoon bridge house has finally moved to the mainland.
Friday, a crane lifted the two-story white house from a barge on the Intracoastal Waterway and moved it up the hill to a vacant lot on Shoreline Drive to join the old bridge that was moved last week.
Members with the Old Bridge Preservation Society, which has launched a fundraising effort to convert the bridge into a museum, said they couldn’t be happier as the house was deftly lifted through oak trees, over the old bridge and placed into position next to it.
BOLIVIA—Finding the right president for Brunswick Community College is like a puzzle.
“The most important part of the puzzle is you,” Scott Ralls, president of the North Carolina Community College System, told the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees Wednesday.
Ralls spoke to the trustees during their monthly meeting. He told trustees he could answer questions regarding the presidential search process but would be “slow to give advice,” as he does not know the college or community well enough.
The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team has been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for its sportsmanship and ethical play during the 2010 season, coach Cally Morrill said Friday.
Two former West Brunswick High School soccer players are on the team: junior Mary Dorn and sophomore Monica Young.
For the first time in state history, speckled trout fishing is temporarily closed down. N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) Director Louis Daniel issued a proclamation last week closing all waters to commercial and recreational harvest of the important species for an indefinite period.
Coach Joe Stanley is a man who has taught me many things about both life and basketball. I first met Coach Joe in 2009 at a board meeting of The First Tee, when my brother Holden and I spoke. Coach Joe would become my travel AAU basketball coach in 2010. I was in for much character improvement, both on and off the court. Coach Joe taught his team respect for others as well as for our surroundings.
On Jan. 12 at Meadowlands, in a C.O.D. event, Pete Scott, John Ducey and Joe Gallo tied at +1. Scott and Gallo each had three skins. Steve Maiorca had one skin.
On Friday in a Stableford match at Meadowlands, Ron Doeblin was first at +3, John Ducey second +2, Karl Pettersen third at +1 on a match of cards and Joe Gallo fourth. Ducey had two skins. Doeblin and Pettersen had one skin each.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending a reception at the Lockwood Folly clubhouse for its new pro, Jeff Ruth. The crowd was noisy, enthusiastic and totally enchanted with its new head professional.
Lockwood Folly Country Club is the only member-owned course in Brunswick County. In 1996, the developers of Lockwood Folly (Channelside Corp.) approached the members to see whether they wanted to purchase the course. Most of the lots had been sold and before they opened it up to outsiders, perhaps the members wanted to get together and buy it.
Twenty-four bowlers from two states competed in Planet Fun’s first scratch sweeper. The champion was Ken Shealy, finishing with a 223.6 average.
The runner-up was Richard Chmura with a 216 average.
Jason Fitzgerald was third, with a 220 average. Chris Arcaro was fourth with a 212.1 average and Tony Todd was fifth with a 207.2 average. Ken Shealy also won the top qualifier bonus by leading the 10 games of qualifying with a 2,236 score (223.6 average).