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Today's News

  • Fishermen welcome Kingfish Cup tournament series

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    March can be an extremely fickle month both with fishing and weather. Many of the local fishermen call this month and April transition months because of how much changes within the fishing world between the last cold front and that first day your car air-conditioner is on full blast. Typically, local fishermen spend their time maintaining and upgrading their boats yet eagerly wait for the next calm day to make the run to the Gulf Stream.

  • Breaking barriers to playing golf

    By Darren deMaille

    For many reasons, people are intimidated to take up the game of golf. I relate it to myself as if I were to take a dance class, which is completely out of my element. I know nothing about dance. Putting myself on showcase on a dance floor in front of other people is not something that would be comfortable for me to do.

    For this reason I understand why people are intimidated to play golf or take a lesson. We have to get out of our comfort zone sometimes and put ourselves out there to experience different things and bring more enjoyment to life.

  • Trojans rally, defeat North 5-4 in softball

    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 5-4 in seven innings in a non-conference softball game March 8 at North.

    West trailed 4-2 in the top of the fifth but scored three runs with two outs in taking a 5-4 lead.

    With one out, Haley Long doubled and McKenzie Benton walked. With two outs, Cierra Watts reached on an outfielder’s error and two runs scored. Pinch hitter Peyton Daniels walked. Mackenzie Williams singled, scoring a run, but Daniels was out at third, ending the inning.

  • Trojans beat Whiteville 4-1 in soccer

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Whiteville 4-1 in a non-conference soccer game March 7 at West.

    Senior Amberlee Fogel scored three goals and senior Claire McNeil one. McNeil and sophomore Estephanie Cruz each had an assist.

    The victory came one day after the Trojans shut out North Brunswick 5-0.

    Fogel scored four goals and sophomore Jessica Barba one, coach Richard Dominguez said. McNeil had three assists and Cruz had an assist.

    Joi Sturdivant was West’s goalkeeper in both games.

  • A Nomad’s Notes: In praise of Pearl Jam

     

    To be honest, I decided to officially make this topic my column not one minute ago. It was my initial idea for this week’s column, but I talked with my mom about some other ideas now that my Egypt series is over, and they were good ideas, but none of them felt as genuine a topic for me as this one.

  • Man accused of taking indecent liberties with children

    A Leland man charged with taking indecent liberties with a child Saturday, Feb. 25, is accused of committing the same crime against a second child.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 63-year-old Kenneth Ray Wells of Maco Road on Feb. 25 and charged him with the felony.

    Warrants show both incidents happened Feb. 25 and involved a child younger than 16 and a child younger than 13.

  • Animated crowd fills Odell Williamson Auditorium for Rouzer visit

    BOLIVIA — Congressman David Rouzer’s town hall packed Odell Williamson Auditorium on Monday with an audience that was more interested in disagreeing with their representative than hearing what he had to say.

    Rouzer took in stride the crowd’s animated reactions to each public comment and his responses to them from the auditorium stage.

  • Leland hosts twin events – Bark in the Park and Youth Arts Day March 11

    Kids and pets are the focus of Leland’s two events Saturday, March 11.

    The dogs will have the run of Leland Municipal Park at the town’s seventh annual Bark in the Park.

    The dog-centric, free event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

    The Leland Municipal Park is at 102 Town Hall Drive across from the new town hall building.

    Bark in the Park features a free rabies clinic presented by Capeside Animal Hospital and Furever Friends Animal Rescue of Brunswick County.

  • Planetarium serves up Pi Day 3.14.17

    Ingram Planetarium at 7625 High Market St. in Sunset Beach is once again celebrating Pi Day next Tuesday night, March 14.

    Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with hands-on educational activities for children and adults to engage in mathematics.

    Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.

    A number of activities will include a Pi skyline poster craft, a fraction model to help visualize fractions and a Pi bracelet. Math resources will also be available.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre’s Stagestruck Players dude up for ‘Grease’

    The Stagestruck Players, the youth division of Brunswick Little Theatre, debut classic 1950s musical “Grease” this weekend and next at the BLT theater in Southport.

    Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, “Grease,” honoring the working-class youth subculture of 1959 known as “greasers,” launched in 1971 in the old Kingston Mines nightclub in Chicago, soon migrating to brighter lights and lengthier fame on Broadway and the eventual hit movie.