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Today's News

  • Coaches select best basketball players

    Staff Report

    Waccamaw Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball coaches have voted to determine the best players in the conference. These are their selections.
    West Brunswick
    Jasmine Jackson, a senior forward, is first team. She averaged 15.3 points and 12 rebounds a game. She blocked nearly four shots a game.  She scored 306 of the team’s 719 points.
    Nicole Turner, a senior forward, is second team. She averaged 5.8 points a game and led in assists.

  • Sports calendar

    Zumbathon is April 26 at BCC
    Brunswick Community College student-athletes will be hosting a Zumbathon from 6-8 p.m. April 26 to help raise money for the 2012 Relay for Life. The Zumbathon will be a $10 donation and will be on campus at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center.

  • BCC sweeps Rockingham

    Aaron Champion threw a seven-inning four-hitter as the Brunswick Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader Saturday against Rockingham Community College, winning the first game 14-6 in seven innings and the second game 8-0 behind Champion’s four-hitter.
    Champion, a left-hander, struck out two and walked one.
    Alex Sasser was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Ryan Hill was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
    In the first game, the Dolphins scored five runs in the fifth inning in taking a 7-4 lead. BCC scored three in the sixth and four in the seventh to end the game.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on April 4, 5, 9 and 10 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, April 4

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Ben Laquan Ash, resisting public officer, voluntarily dismissed.

  • The whole issue is bigger than it appears

    On the surface, it may seem like a whole lot of digging going on in local town governments.
    Beach communities throughout Brunswick County are up to their necks in sand, and they’re talking about its impact.

  • Varnamtown oystering on TV

    Early-morning oystering trips, cooking class and interviews with Varnamtown’s finest are all part of a new documentary about coastal seafood scheduled to air this Thursday night on UNC-TV.

    The documentary, “North Carolina’s Local Catch,” was produced for UNC-TV by Rick Sullivan of Rick Sullivan Media in Cary and is scheduled to air at 10 p.m.

  • Strawberries ripe for picking at local fields

    ASH—It’s that juicy-red time of year again.

    Strawberries galore are ripening in local fields, ready for picking, buying, cooking and eating.

    Billy and Katherine Ingram have been busy picking berries from the field at their Waccamaw River Farm and Nursery in Ash.

    Recent cool temperatures have kept local farmers busy covering the berries at night. When it gets down in the 30s like it did last week, Billy said it slows the berries from ripening and they have to be covered.

  • Democrat governor candidate makes Brunswick campaign stop

    BOLIVIA—For Democrat gubernatorial candidate Bob Etheridge solving the state’s problems goes back to one issue—education.

    Not surprisingly, the former state superintendent of public instruction sees a well-educated workforce as a solution to the state’s economic woes, including attracting industry for expansion in North Carolina.

  • For or against? Marriage amendment on primary ballot

    Regardless of party affiliation, all registered voters will be able to vote on the marriage amendment, which would amend the North Carolina Constitution to define marriage between a man and a woman as the “only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.”

    The Defense of Marriage Act was approved by a three-fifths majority of the General Assembly last year, which allowed for it to appear as a voter referendum on the May 8 primary ballot in North Carolina.

  • The cost of changing: School district looks at impact of going back to single-start time

    BOLIVIA—The recent board of education decision to revert to a single-bell schedule has left board members with the task of making up for the loss in efficiency by not renewing their staggered bell schedule.

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) reimburses local school systems for their transportation costs on an efficiency rating scale—meaning the more efficient the school system, the more money they receive from the state.