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Today's News

  • South swimmers open home season

     The South Brunswick High School swim teams opened their home season with a five-team meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center and several swimmers qualified for the Class 3A East Regional Feb. 3-4. The state meet is Feb. 9-11.

    The South women finished 3-1. They beat Northside 133-33, Richlands 133-32 and Swansboro 106-105. South lost 114-107 to Topsail.

    The South men finished 2-2. South beat Northside 91-41 and Richlands 92-55. South lost 95-89 to Swansboro and 121-75 to Topsail.

  • Trojans win 10-team Hawkins wrestling tourney

     West Brunswick wrestlers won four championships and the Trojans won the team championship in the Caleb Hawkins Memorial Wrestling Tournament Saturday at West Brunswick High School.

    Ronnie Dellinger at 106 pounds, Campbell Alspaugh at 120, Jason Huff at 152 and Antaun Miller at 170 won individual championships.

    William Edwards was second at 160. Finishing third were Mason Underwood at 145, Bobby McRainey at 220 and Marquis Brown at heavyweight.

    North Brunswick had one top-three finisher: Evan Bellamy at 160.

  • West boys beat Whiteville; West girls lose

     The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team routed Whiteville 50-30 in a conference-opening game Friday at West.

    The Trojans (4-3) held the Wolfpack to two points in the second quarter and six in the third en route to the victory.

    “Our defensive performance was outstanding tonight,” West coach Eric Davis said.

    The victory came three days after a 65-48 non-conference loss at Ashley, a loss in that upset Davis because of West’s poor defensive effort.

  • South Brunswick High teacher named regional teacher of the year

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick High School English Teacher Melissa Warren, Brunswick County’s teacher of the year, has been named southeast regional teacher of the year.

    Warren, one of nine finalists for the state’s highest teaching honor, is the first teacher from Brunswick County to be named regional teacher of the year in eight years, Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden said.

  • Toy run ready to rumble this Saturday

    Motorcyclists and car enthusiasts are getting ready to ride for the 19th Annual Brunswick County Motorcycle Enthusiasts Christmas Toy/Poker Run this Saturday, Dec. 10.

    The annual holiday fundraiser is set to ride out of Walmart in Shallotte at 11 a.m.

    Riders, escorted by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, will follow a set route during the day’s event that will include door prizes for participants and lunch.

  • Offshore energy forum Monday in Brunswick County

    The North Carolina Solar Center and the North Carolina Department of Commerce will present a public forum about offshore wind Monday night in Brunswick County.

    The forum is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Dec. 12 at Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center, 9400 Ocean Hwy. W. near Carolina Shores.

    It will cover basics of offshore wind energy, benefits for North Carolina, political support and the potential for interconnecting offshore wind into the state’s electricity grid, as well as ongoing utility studies for offshore wind.

  • BCC men rally in second half, beat Lenoir

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team overcame a 15-point first-half deficit and beat Lenoir Community College 94-86 Dec. 8 on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    For the Dolphins (6-3), Steve Johnson scored 30 points and Marcus Graham 21—including a key 3-pointer that gave BCC a five-point lead with 3:25 left.

  • BFA 'elves' busy with last-minute holiday collections

    SUNSET BEACH—You know Christmas is just around the corner when the elves with Brunswick Family Assistance start tending to toys and other donated items to help residents in need have a better holiday.

    That was the scenario Tuesday as “retired” volunteer Inge Arnold joined BFA’s longtime program manager, Linda Turner, and other volunteers in sorting through bags full of donated new toys, clothes and items for seniors.

  • Club briefs

    Arts by the Shore names winners
    The 17th annual Arts by the Shore took place at the Oak Island Recreation Center from Nov. 17-20.
    A reception and awards ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, was hosted by Dot Moore, president of the Art Guild; Joyce Grazetti, chairman of the show committee; and Billie Jayroe, representative of Oak Island Parks & Recreation. Special guest host was Daisy Cameron, founder of the show.

  • From dire expectation to dynamic expectancy, life is a waiting game

    One of the most difficult tasks a human being can assume is the job of learning how to wait patiently and optimistically. The cartoon figure of a father-to-be pacing nervously up and down a hospital hall while awaiting the arrival of his firstborn always brings a knowing smile. It seems the anxiety and expectation can never be exaggerated.
    We wait for babies to smile, talk, crawl and walk. We watch and wait as they grow into toddlers, preschoolers, and onward through their adolescence into a companionable adulthood. In the process, our lives entwine and sometimes entangle.