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Today's News

  • BCC’s defense sparks victory over Aiken Tech

     Brunswick Community College scored off three straight turnovers to take a 52-48 lead and then hit three free throws in the final 9.6 seconds to beat Aiken Tech 57-55 in a Region 10 Conference basketball game Saturday afternoon.

  • South swimmers win dual in final home meet

     In their final home meet of the season, the South Brunswick swim teams swept Swansboro and swam automatic qualifying times for the regional next week.

    South’s girls won 168-24 and South’s boys won 148-41 in the dual Saturday morning at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • Lady Trojans sweep Cougars, clinch a top seed for playoffs

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Applying their press and working the ball inside, the West Brunswick Lady Trojans beat South Brunswick 55-17 Jan. 21 in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

    The victory completed a regular-season sweep for the Lady Trojans, 4-2 in the conference, 9-4 overall, and gives them the top seed from the conference for the 3A playoffs.

    South remains winless in the conference. Freshman guard Kacy O’Connor scored 10 points.

  • North Brunswick boys improve to 7-0 in conference

    The North Brunswick boys’ basketball team won two conference games and remained unbeaten in the Waccamaw Conference.

    North’s girls lost for the first time in the conference, on Jan. 21 against unbeaten East Bladen, but beat Whiteville the next night.

    Below are summaries of the games.

     

    NORTH BRUNSWICK 69

    EAST BLADEN 66

  • Simmons leaves NBA D-League for China
  • Report on fatal parasail incident to be complete in March

    The U.S. Coast Guard’s investigation into the August parasailing incident on Ocean Isle Beach that resulted in the deaths of two women is scheduled to be complete in March, the lead investigator reports.

    Lt. Chester Warren of the U.S. Coast Guard stated recently once his report is complete, he will forward it to the USCG’s Fifth District Commander for “additional review, analysis and endorsement to ensure my findings are accurate and complete.”

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Celebrating MLK: Brunswick County remembers the dream

    BOLIVIA—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the same age as local TV reporter Tim Pulliam when King ignited the civil rights movement, the 26-year-old keynote speaker of last week’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration said.

    “We have to see his vision through,” Pulliam said. “We have to do the same thing with our goals.”

  • Local organizations collecting donations for Haiti relief efforts

    The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, Jan. 12, took down Hope Orphanage in the Fontmara Area between Port-au-Prince and Carrefour. Extensive damage to the building left about 60 children homeless.

    “Just shock,” Deborah Blythe, pastor of Liberty Tabernacle in Shallotte, said of the earthquake. “And just I knew it would be devastating to the people over there because the conditions are so bad anyway that this has to be just horrific.”

  • Brown to speak Jan. 28 at 101 Stone Chimney Place

    He’s been a teacher, counselor, freelance writer, Realtor, business coach and small business owner. In fact, there probably aren't many hats Bruce Brown hasn’t worn in his more than 40 years in the working world.

    These days, Brown, a resident of Brunswick Forest, is a broker with Coldwell Banker Seacoast Realty in Leland and and the owner of Quantum Business Coaching.

  • There are calendar girls in Brunswick County

    I met a calendar girl this past weekend, and she wasn’t anything like I expected. She was friendly, down-to-earth and approachable.

    She also is a Brunswick County resident—along with more than a dozen other calendar girls.

    These ladies are all members of the Cape Fear Yacht Club in Southport. They recently collaborated to produce a calendar featuring themed photos of them for each of the 12 months.