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Today's News

  • Remember, you can be 'dead right'

    I remember reading a billboard sponsored by a local motor vehicle department that cautioned, “You can be dead right.”

    Obviously, the reference was to persons whose “righteous” actions could also be fatal mistakes. When the need to be right supersedes common sense, the results are disastrous and deadly.

    Instead of giving way to errant drivers, they kept on going because they had the right-of-way and the other drivers did not. They were right. The others were wrong.

  • Church briefs

    Gospel sing fundraiser set

    A gospel sing fundraiser for Marty Fulford, featuring The Guiding Lights & Kindred Spirit, will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Sabbath Home Baptist Church.

    The Sabbath Home Adult Choir, members of Sharon United Methodist Church, Gospel Center Baptist Church and Drake Phelps will provide additional music.

    A love offering will be accepted to help defray the medical costs of Fulford’s lung cancer treatment.

    Fourth Lenten Luncheon set

  • Rocket Man' Newman rules at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Ryan “Rocket Man” Newman, with the help of his teammate Kurt Busch, made it a 1-2 finish for Penske Racing in Sunday’s Daytona 500.

    “Without Kurt there was no way I could have won it,” said Newman. “It was just a great effort. We had an awesome team, and the Penske Dodge was awesome.

    “My dad was spotting for me. My grandmother is here, and there are so many people that contributed to this win.”

  • The elephant in the garage

    There is a wonderful scene near the end of the classic movie “Field of Dreams” where Timothy Busfield’s character, named Mark, suddenly looks up and says to Kevin Costner’s Ray Kinsella character, a farmer who had plowed his cornfield under to build a baseball diamond in the middle of Iowa, “When did these ballplayers get here?”

    Mark, of course, had just been able to see for the very first time what almost everyone around him had been intensely focused on all along.

  • Walk-off win caps weekend series

    SHALLOTTE—Brunswick Community College’s baseball team won three out of four games during the first home series of its inaugural season, capping it with a dramatic comeback victory.

    An RBI single by Derek Cozzolino with two outs in the seventh inning completed a four-run rally and gave the Dolphins a 6-5 win in Sunday’s series finale against Danville (Va.) Community College.

    Cozzolino, a freshman from Jacksonville, was mobbed by teammates following the game-winning hit. He said it was important to win the final game of the four-game series.

  • Louisburg stops BCC win streak

    SHALLOTTE—It was an alarming Saturday for the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team.

    Louisburg came into the West Brunswick High School gymnasium and did something no other team has done this season—beat the Dolphins on their home court.

    Anton Silver made two free throws with nine-tenths of a second remaining to give the Hurricanes an 85-83 win in a game that featured questionable officiating and a 25-minute delay because of a fire alarm.

  • Denmark defeats short-handed Dolphins

    SHALLOTTE—It looks like the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team will achieve its goal of making it through the entire season, but only by a whisker.

    After canceling two recent non-conference road games due to a lack of healthy players, the Lady Dolphins only had five in uniform for Sunday’s contest against Denmark (S.C.) Technical College.

    BCC gave Denmark Tech all it could handle—despite finishing the game with four players on the court—before falling 70-61. It was the 10th loss in a row for the Lady Dolphins.

  • All about teamwork

    I’ll admit it. I didn’t expect the West Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team to have much success this season, not after what the Lady Trojans did last season and not after what they lost off that team.

    But a year after finishing 6-19, failing to win a single conference game and losing most of its top players to graduation, West Brunswick found a way to turn it around.

    The Lady Trojans completed the regular season with a 4-8 mark in Mideastern 3A/4A Conference play and an overall record of 13-11, much to my surprise and, it seems, theirs.

  • Bowling

    Clardy leads bowlers with 759 series

    Michael Clardy rolled a 759 set as the classic leagues at the Brunswick County Bowling Center produced three 700 series in the past week.

    Clardy had games of 259, 244 and 206 in the McDonald’s Amusement Classic League on Feb. 11.

    Maurice Webster bowled a 742 and Rhonda Sabiston a 713 in the Williams Carpet Classic League on Feb. 15. Webster had games of 203, 233 and 279 while Sabiston rolled 264, 257 and 192.

    McDONALD’S AMUSEMENT

  • Mount Calvary, Pleasant View stay unbeaten in church league

    Brunswick County Men’s Church Basketball League leaders Mount Calvary and Pleasant View kept their undefeated records in tact last week.

    Mount Calvary defeated Dixon Chapel 72-32 on Friday to improve its record to 7-0. Pleasant View was an 84-51 winner over Jennies Branch last Thursday to move to 6-0.

    Feb. 12 scores

    *New Beginnings 72, Shallotte First Baptist 29. Tim Mokma scored 19 points and James Ward added 14 for New Beginnings. David Batten led First Baptist with 10 points.