Today's News

  • Adam Fulford wins Mini-Stock title



    Myrtle Beach Speedway crowned champions and ended its 2010 points season with exciting racing from all divisions Saturday.

    The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series was the main featured event of the night with two 35-lap races. Jeremy McDowell won the pole, clocking in at 21.182 seconds, which is about 91 mph. McDowell shared the front row with Justin Milliken. 

  • Cougars beat Topsail, improve to 3-0

    TOPSAILThe South Brunswick Cougar football team remained the only unbeaten team in the county after beating Topsail 28-3 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game.

    “We are 3-0,” South coach Roman Kelley said, “but our goal is to be 1-0 each week.”

  • College football roundup

    West Brunswick graduate Graham Purvis averaged 50.4 yards a punt in Gardner-Webb’s 28-14 victory over Brevard in Boiling Springs. The redshirt junior punted five times, and the longest punt covered 55 yards. Two of his punts landed inside the 20.

  • CIS awards local students scholarships

    Each year, Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at each of the county’s three high schools, as well as the Brunswick County Academy and Early College High School.

    The number of scholarships awarded depends upon donations received at the Benefit Gala for Children where naming rights are auctioned off as part of the live auction. Donors are given the opportunity to present the scholarships to the recipients at the awards day ceremonies at each school.

  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary celebrates 25th anniversary

    This year, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7288 in Calabash celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner/dance at the post on Aug. 14. Chartered on Aug. 4, 1985, the auxiliary started with 45 charter members and now has a membership of 166, with 52 of them life members.

    The auxiliary has had steady growth since 1985 and members have loyally contributed their time, talents and heart to provide assistance to the veterans and their families and to aid active duty troops and their families.

  • Club briefs

    Newcomers Club to meet Sept. 15

    The Brunswick Newcomers Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Southport Community Center, 223 E. Bay St. (between Bay and Moore streets). The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments, followed by the formal meeting at 10 a.m.

    This first meeting of the year will be devoted to presentations of the club’s social and travel plans for the coming year. Sign-up sheets for various activities and trips will be available at the meeting.

  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary members attend national convention

    Members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7288 in Calabash attended the 2010 VFW National Convention from Aug. 21-26 in Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Church briefs

    Gospel jubilee set

    The Winnabow Gospel Jubilee will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Zion Baptist Church, N.C. 130 West in Ash. This is a free event.

    For those interested in singing or more information, call Billy Hill at 209-4927.

    Ladner to lead prayers

    Betty Ladner will be ministering prayer for the sick, jobless and those with addictions at Community Chapel, 569 Holden Beach Road (N.C. 130) in Shallotte, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

  • What a wonderful life: Make way for a gal from Grissettown

    The phone rang, jarring me from my typical summer mid-afternoon reverie, also known as a reviving nap. Without caller ID, I responded generically to the cheery, “Hi, how are you?” Thankfully, the woman at the other end of the phone mentioned her name. 

    “This is Lottie Howard. Are you busy on Sunday? I’m calling to ask you to come to the celebration of our 60th wedding anniversary...a year and two days late. Everyone will be there. Just come any time from noon to 5 p.m.”

  • Tomlinson birth

    Maggie and John Tomlinson of Charlotte are the parents of a boy, Reynolds Mason Tomlinson, born at 1:22 p.m. July 7 at Charlotte Presbyterian.

    He joins a sister, Ava Jane, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Patty and Terry Garrison of Holden Beach and Alan and Karen Nealeans of Lewisville.

    Paternal grandparents are Don Tomlinson of Asheville and the late Jane Tomlinson.

    Great-grandparents are Carolyn and Bill Tomlinson of Georgia.

    Great-great-grandparent is Pearl Brockwell of Chapel Hill.