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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Veterans Coalition to meet March 15

    The Brunswick County Veterans Coalition will meet Wednesday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at American Legion Post 543 in Oak Island. Interested Brunswick County veteran organizations are encouraged to send a representative to meet fellow veterans from the area and learn what each of their organizations do for veterans and citizens of the county.

    Gary G. Crowden, commander of American Legion Post 543, will lead the meeting.

  • Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood

    During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

    Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.

  • Are political differences affecting your friendships?

     By Linda Arnold

     

    If you find yourself in one uncomfortable situation after another following our recent national election, you’re not alone.

    Generally, at this point after an election, tempers have calmed down and folks are either excited about a new administration — or resigned to wait out four years, with an eye to the future.

    Not so with our country’s recent election.

  • what is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

     

    “…in an early spring we see th’ appearing buds; which to prove fruit 
Hope gives not so much warrant, as despair, that frosts will bite them.”

                                                          Henry IV, Part II (Act 1 Scene 3)

  • Thai dishes prepared quickly and inexpensively at home

     I really love Thai food. It’s quick and tasty. I’ve read that Thai food used to be a lot spicier than it is now, but apparently over the years it has been toned down. The Thai food in America is often blander than its counterpart in Thailand.

  • Am I being unfair to you?

     The women of the Philippines worked as a team with others to put together the worship service for World Day of Prayer 2017. They began their labor by listening to stories, especially news of the day a horrendous typhoon made landfall in their country. The tales they heard contained more than details of horrors seen and endured. They were revelations of resilience and faith. But, they were also narratives that evoked more questions than answers.

  • Sunset Beach hires new police chief

    The town of Sunset Beach has hired a new police chief.

    Kenneth J. Klamar, chief of the Perkins Township Police Department in Sandusky, Ohio, has been selected following a nationwide recruitment, according to a press release issued Monday morning, March 6, by Sunset Beach Town Administrator Susan Parker.

    He is slated to begin his new duties April 20 at a starting salary of $85,000.

    Klamar began his law enforcement career in 1995 and has advanced through the ranks in his current agency from patrol officer to patrol sergeant to chief of police in 2009.

  • Stenborg leads division in scoring, Jenkins in rebounding

    The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team won its final regular season game, beating Clinton Community College 100-86 March 2.

    For BCC, Bobby Stenborg scored 24 points, Daivon Gamble 18, Jaylon Wray 17 and Devin Hutchinson 11.

    Stenborg, a sophomore, finished the regular season as the division leader in scoring, 20.3 points per game. He hit 60.1 percent of his shots, third highest in the division.

    BCC is 17-13 overall. It finished 3-9 and tied for fifth in Region 10.

  • Tyquan Hill to play in national basketball tourney

    Davidson County Community College beat Montgomery (Md.) College 92-79 Saturday in Oxford, Ga., and won the NJCAA Division III District 7 title. The victory qualified the Storm for the national tournament March 16-18 at the UCR Regional Sports Centerin Rochester, Minn.

    Freshman Tyquan Hill, a West Brunswick graduate, played nearly 30 minutes in the title game. He led the Storm in assists (10). He tied for most steals (two) and blocked shots (one). He hit a 3-pointer and scored seven points.

  • BCC splits doubleheader with USC Sumter

    BOLIVIA —  The Brunswick Community College baseball team split two games against the USC Sumter Fire Ants in a doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field.

    In the first game, the Dolphins made six errors in losing 8-7 in nine innings. BCC starter Derrick Carter gave up six runs, three of them unearned, in 3.2 innings. He walked none, gave up eight hits and struck out eight.

    BCC trailed 8-3 entering the bottom of the fifth but scored four runs.