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Today's News

  • Weather is improving; fishing, too

    It is finally beginning to feel like spring. It feels good to see daylight at 7 p.m., not to mention the 60-degree days we had this past weekend. According to the forecasts, this week will bring more 60s and 70s by the weekend. This winter has dragged on and on; between dismal weather and dismal business conditions, it has been hard to muster up the optimism to prepare for the spring and summer. But all that is behind us now; time to look forward and be optimistic. 

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER SCORES

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, March 7: Wayne Branch 258, 255, 211, 724; Eric Jenrette 223, 231, 236, 690; Demaris Lance 234, 216, 222, 672; Steve Keifer 262; Milton Williams 254; Dar Anuszewski 203.

    Tony Russo Sr., March 8: Felix Remer 204, 218, 201, 623; Huey Hughes 157, 213, 204, 574; Tom Haley 181, 180, 198, 559; Jack Howell 201; Lois Ramsey 174, 200, 513; Sis Howell 158, 176, 481; Lee North 166.

  • Bruce Eck: Loving the Grand Strand and his job as a club fitter

    I really enjoy meeting people who move here from faraway places, jump in and enjoy their lives with great enthusiasm. 

    One such man is Bruce Eck, the new owner of Little River Custom Golf. 

    Bruce recently bought the business from Ken and Margie Greene. Ken had been a club-fitting icon in this area for many years but felt it was time to retire and enjoy the fruits of his labor. 

  • Precinct meetings are March 21

    All Brunswick County Democratic Party precincts that did not meet between Feb. 26 and March 11 must meet at the Brunswick County Democratic Party headquarters in Bolivia at 6:30 p.m. March 21 to elect precinct officers.

    Any precinct that fails to meet and elect precinct officers will not be able to vote at either the county or district convention. The Brunswick County Democratic Party Convention is scheduled to meet at the same location at 10 a.m. April 9.

  • Student donates hair to Locks of Love

    Recently, Keidy Allende, a third-grader at Union Elementary, decided to cut her hair. What is a mundane experience for most was going to be eventful for her, as her hair was nearly 2-feet long. When hearing in class about the nonprofit organization, Locks of Love, she immediately decided she would like to participate.

  • Longfellow graduates from WCU

    Michael Shawn Longfellow of Leland was among 648 students who completed their studies during the fall session of 2010 at Western Carolina University. A total of 162 undergraduate students received academic honors, with 35 graduating summa cum laude (with highest honors), 48 graduating magna cum laude (with high honors), and 79 graduating cum laude (with honors).

    Longfellow graduated with a master’s degree in project management.             

  • Battle of the Books team wins county title

    On the heels of the Cedar Grove boys’ basketball team’s success, the Cedar Grove Middle School Battle of the Books team recently brought home the Brunswick County title. Led by media coordinator Laura DeStefano, the team was able to pull ahead of four other schools in the county.

  • Education briefs

    CIS plans upcoming events

    KFC Fundraiser Dine Out for Kids

    The Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises in Brunswick County are once again hosting a fundraising event to raise money for CIS on Tuesday, April 5. From 4-8:30 p.m., participating KFCs in Leland, Shallotte and Southport will donate 10 percent of sales plus any donations to CIS. 

    St. James Tennis Association Racquet Rally

  • Religion briefs

    Church plans spring revival

    Greater Tabernacle Church of Longwood will be having its spring revival March 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Garry R. Kerr of the First Baptist Church of Hephzibah, Ga. will be the guest preacher each night. Various guest choirs will render the music.

    Cathy S. Moore is the pastor at Greater Tabernacle Church of Longwood, 683 Longwood Road in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Lecture set at St. Brendan

  • Firewise landscaping in North Carolina

    In 1993, a wildfire in a dry canyon of Laguna Beach, Ca., raced toward hundreds of nearby homes, giving residents little warning. More than 14,000 acres and 440 homes went up in flames. In a nearby neighborhood, 286 homes were totally destroyed. One home was left standing in the midst of hundreds of piles of ash. Why did this one home survive? The surviving house was built with fire prevention in mind and it worked.