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Today's News

  • PREVIEW: South capable of making big plays this season

     The second football season for South Brunswick High School head coach Roman Kelley begins 7:30 p.m. Friday at Midway.

    “I’m very excited about the season,” he said. “Our kids have worked really hard during the summer, and we are looking to take the season, one game at a time. We have our first game with Midway and then Ashley comes into town, and then we go on from there.”

    The Cougars squared off Friday in the BB&T Jamboree against New Hanover High School, who went to the eastern finals last year.

  • PREVIEW: Linemen to be a key to West’s season

     Despite having graduated six players who have accepted college offers, and despite losing two linemen to offseason knee injuries, West Brunswick High School football coach Jimmy Fletcher has high expectations for this season.

    “I know we won eight last year,” he said, “but I want to be better. I want to win the conference. I want to take it to the next level in the playoffs.”

    West returns five starters on offense, including most of the backfield.

  • Ex-NFL player Tony Collins talks at North Brunswick about recruiting.

     LELAND—The high school football season starts Friday, and former East Carolina University and New England Patriots’ running back Tony Collins talked Saturday to North Brunswick and Topsail football players about the college football recruiting process.

     “If you have not received a letter from a college and you’re starting, guess what? (College coaches) don’t know who you are,” he said. “They don’t know where you are. So you got to get the process started.”

  • PREVIEW: North remakes offense, rebuilds defense

    LELAND—North Brunswick High School enters the 2010 season with an experienced offense and a yet-to-be-tested defense.

    On offense, the Scorpions return four senior linemen: Tylan Kelly (6-0, 245), Joshua Richburg (5-11, 205), Robert Bowens (5-7, 208) and center Zach Sellers (5-11, 269).

    Jirese Thomas (5-10, 192) returns at fullback. Last year he averaged 10.4 yards a carry and gained 505 yards, second most on the team. He was a second-team all-conference selection.

  • Sheriff warns about fraudulent phone calls

    A resident of Brunswick County made contact with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Friday in reference to a solicitation received through a telephone call.

  • Supply man charged with breaking and entering and larceny

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Supply man for breaking and entering into a Supply home in June.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, John Truman Holden III, 23, of 2827 Sea Vista Drive, Supply, was arrested Aug. 6.

  • RACE is on for nonprofit management of Brunswick County animal shelter

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—An organizer of a fledgling nonprofit is publicly outlining plans to pursue management of the Brunswick County Animal Shelter about a year from now.

    Cheri McLain, organizer of the newly formed Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE), spoke at an organizational meeting Aug. 5 that was attended by more than 60 people from throughout the county.

  • Letter-writing rules draw debate in Calabash

    CALABASH—Town commissioners have approved revisions about sending written communications after debating the issue Tuesday at their monthly meeting.

    Town commissioner Mary Knight took issue, stating her First Amendment rights were being violated.

    Fellow commissioner John Melahn said the measure was to establish consistency for the town policy.

  • Golf tournament briefs

    PIZZA-’N’-PUTT TOURNEY AUG. 20

    An all-you-can pizza and putt-putt golf event will take place from 5-9:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Bridge Grill in Sunset Beach. “Proceeds go to American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” Shirley Tacchetti said.

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TOURNEY

  • Results, scores from local golf leagues

    BRIERWOOD MGA

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association format for Aug. 5 was one best ball on the par 4s and two best balls on the par 3s and par 5s.

    The winners at -20 were Tom Arney, Odie Johnson, Paul Salerno and Gary McDaniel. In second at -18 was the team of Bernie Gruzlewski, Jim Pope, David Harper and a draw. The team of Harvey Hundley, Chuck Hornfeck and George Edwards finished third at -12.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE