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Today's News

  • Former West star Eric Johnson has insight into pro sports

    As West Brunswick High School senior pitcher Jay Gause seeks, and gets, advice about whether to sign with the Cleveland Indians or attend N.C. State University, one person has already expressed his thoughts.

    “I talked to his father a little while back and I talked to Jay,” said Eric Johnson, a West Brunswick and Western Carolina University football and baseball player drafted by the Indians in the third round of the June 1999 draft.

  • West beats Topsail, can’t beat rain in game against Ashley

    Lightning and rain caused the Junior American Legion Baseball game June 10 between West Brunswick and Ashley to be suspended with the score tied 8-8 in the sixth inning. 

    Bruce Clewis and Dustin Darguzas had hit two-run home runs in the fourth inning in giving West an 8-4 lead. But Ashley scored four runs with two outs in the fifth to tie the score.

    The game will be resumed June 21 when West plays at Ashley.

    West scored twice in the first on an error and then on a single by Clewis. Ashley scored in the second on a wild pitch.

  • Jolly Mon Classic this weekend

    Jack Holmes hears fishermen talking about it “every day.”

    What he is referring to is the record-setting performance by the McMullans in November 2009 at the SKA Mercury Tournament Trail’s Open Class National Championship in Biloxi, Miss.

    Holmes will have a chance to talk about it this week with Brant, Barrett and Rube McMullan during the Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic.

    Holmes will be in Ocean Isle Beach for classic, which his 20-year-old Southern Kingfish Association sanctions.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From June 7-13, K-9 deputies answered 17 calls, wrote nine citations and made eight drug arrests.

    Charges included three possession of marijuana charges and nine possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

    K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Magnolia Greens, Shell Point Acres, Seashore Hills, Forest Hills and Supply.

  • Students win county oratorical scholarship contest

     On April 28 at Brunswick Community College, the 2009-2010 Odell and Virginia Williamson Oratorical Scholarship Contest took place. 

    Marnie Williamson and Paul Pigott represented the Williamson family and presented the awards to students.

    County winners were Peggy Briana Randolph from North Brunswick High School and MacCauley Thompson from South Brunswick High School. 

    As county winners, each of these graduating seniors received a college scholarship worth $2,600, a $100 school prize and a wall plaque. 

  • Interactive events planned at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

         Visitors are invited to drill with Capt. William Dry’s Militia Company at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site on Saturday, June 19. 

    Al Denn will demonstrate 18th century apothecary and surgery in Colonial America and Albert Shaw will display Colonial weapons and demonstrate Colonial surveying.

  • CIS gives scholarships to high school students

      Communities in Schools (CIS) awarded $1,000 scholarships to 15 graduating seniors at all Brunswick County high schools during this year’s senior awards ceremony.

    Recipients were interviewed and scored based on academics, school activities, community involvement, financial need and interview presentation. 

    CIS partners with local businesses, industries, civic clubs, agencies, communities of faith and individuals to provide these scholarships.

  • BCC faculty takes part in internship program

    Brunswick Community College recently had four faculty members intern at five local business/agencies as a part of its College Tech Prep Faculty Internship Program.

    The program helps faculty members gain firsthand experience with new technology, gives them the opportunity to bring new knowledge into classrooms and bridges the gap between the education system and the business sector.

  • ‘Wit’ gives us life at full dose; learning about living while dying

    I cried when I first viewed 99 power-packed minutes of “Wit,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson made into a 2001 HBO movie.
    I thought my tears would end with the final scene of the movie that tracked the last days of Vivian Bearing, Phd., a professor of English whose academic life revolved about the works of John Donne, particularly the holy sonnet “Death Be Not Proud.” But, I was wrong! Tears flowed as abundantly when I saw the film again, this time with my companion chaplains at Brunswick Community Hospital.