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  • Brunswick County Chamber honors citizens, businesses

    SUPPLY—The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce honored its members for their hard work in a challenging economic year at its annual meeting Tuesday night at 101 Stone Chimney Place.

    Business leaders and local elected officials gathered for the dinner, awards ceremony and to witness the “passing of the gavel.” The chamber’s 2009 president Bobby Davis handed the ceremonial gavel to 2010 president Ron Watts.

  • ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ planned for CIS Benefit Gala for Children




    “Some Enchanted Evening” is planned for Oct. 21 under the Palm Court Tent at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center in Sunset Beach. As the major fundraising event for CIS, the evening will be a black tie optional event featuring “A Taste of Brunswick County” from local chefs, live and silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, and live music.

  • North beats N.J. team in thriller

    In the top of the eighth inning, Scorpion right-fielder Kyle Hufham threw out a Winslow Township runner at home plate trying to score from third on a sacrifice fly. Hufham hit his own sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning to plate D.J. Graham in leading North to a victory in the first game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Monday at West Brunswick High School.

  • Area results

    The Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Low gross: Randy Cogdill, 84; Bob Byrne, 86; Paul Michal, 86; Charlie Shore, 87; Jamie Cogdill, 88; Bob Smith, 89. Low nets: Smith, 67; Byrne, 68; Jamie Cogdill, 68; Shore, 69. Team two low nets per hole: Reggie Auten, R. Cogdill, J. Cogdill and Shore at 25-under par. Golfer of the week was Smith.


  • West golf team second in tourney

    Host West Bladen and West Brunswick finished ahead of conference leader South Brunswick in a conference tourney March 31 at Carolina Sands at White Lake.
    For the tournament, West Bladen finished at 321, West Brunswick 323, South Brunswick 334, Whiteville 343, North Brunswick 376, East Bladen 385 and South Columbus 487.

  • BCC baseball team has record-setting week

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team has completed the most successful and noteworthy week in the history of the three-year program.
    On March 31, the Dolphins, an NJCCA Division II team that does not offer scholarships, beat Pitt Community College, an NJCCA Division I team that entered the game ranked No. 2 in the nation.

  • Padgett’s discus throw highlights West victory

    Kayla Padgett’s discus throw highlighted West Brunswick’s victory in a three-team meet March 31 at North Brunswick.
    West scored 68.5 points and North 67.5. South Columbus scored six points.
    West won nine events, the most notable victory being Padgett’s in the discus throw. Her mark of 115-1, in the fourth meet of her high school career, would have placed her third at the state meet last year.
    Padgett, a junior, also won the shot put (32-2) in qualifying for the regional.

  • Re-enactment shows realities of drunk driving to Brunswick County Academy students

    Barbara Musgrave stood quietly between Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram and John Ponds of Andrews Mortuary Service.

    Surrounded by the sparking lights of a police car, an ambulance and fire trucks, she waited to get closer to her daughter, 17-year-old Academy student Marissa Beckman.

    As part of a drunk driving fatality re-enactment through the Keys to Life program Musgrave knew what was waiting for her.

    She expected to see torn wreckage of damaged vehicles. She knew there would be lights and sirens.

  • Reader feedback, interaction important to newspaper's growth, survival

     When newspaper people get together, we often swap war stories about things that have happened to us in the business.

    Like many professionals who are proud, we sometimes talk about things we’ve done well, awards garnered, favorite pieces written, photos we’ll never forget and people who’ve shared amazing stories with us.

  • Wings of Love Prom Closet

    Crystal Williams had her choice of 500 dresses, all different styles and colors. She tried on a short black dress that tied in the back, then a light blue dress with beading. She looked at bright-colored dresses and some with muted tones. But after sifting through countless racks of dresses, she chose the first one she tried on—a long gown made of rich, brown chiffon.

    “It’s kind of plain, but it’s me,” she said.

    Being able to select a dress from the Wings of Love Prom Closet, Williams said, was a “dream.”