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Today's News

  • West JV boys win 2 of 3

    STAFF REPORT

    The West Brunswick junior varsity boys’ basketball team won two of three games last week.
    The Trojans (3-1) beat North Myrtle Beach 33-27 on Nov. 29. Demaria Evans scored nine points, Saadiq Johnson six and Shermonde Fulwood five.
    “I thought we played pretty well,” coach Jason Younts said. “It was a pretty evenly matched game. We did a good job in the third quarter extending our lead, which allowed us to maintain control of the game.

  • Sports briefs

    West Varsity sports calendar
    Times approximate for basketball
    Dec. 9: Basketball vs. Whiteville, 6:30 p.m.
    Dec. 10: Caleb Hawkins Memorial Wrestling Tournament, all day at West.
    Dec. 13: West basketball at North, 6 p.m. West wrestling vs. North, 7 p.m.
    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun

  • 2012 First Tee Player Card available now

    The First Tee’s 2012 Player Card is ready for sale.
    “This year, we have 29 courses in Brunswick County on the Player Card,” said Rebecca Albin, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.
    “Our chapter enjoys amazing support from our local golf community. Each golf course community in Brunswick County is represented this year. There is not another chapter in the network with this kind of support from its local golf courses.”

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Harassing telephone calls at Azio Media Used Books & Records on Smith Avenue; suspect called once to complain.

    •Breaking and entering an automobile and larceny from a motor vehicle on Country Club Drive; suspect took a car stereo, a dashboard, wiring to the stereo and the front bumper of a Ford Ranger.

  • How many people are homeless in Brunswick County?

    BOLIVIA—You’ve seen the empty houses.

    You may even know someone who sleeps in a car or finds shelter in the woods.

    But just how many people are homeless in Brunswick County?

    A nationwide survey will soon be under way to help officials get a better grasp on the number of homeless people living here.

    Once a year, typically in January, nationwide communities attempt to count the number of homeless persons in their area through the Point-In-Time Count.

  • You are not alone: Grief services available

     
    Enduring a holiday season without a loved one can be painful.

    Rowena Miller and Larry Hall know the grief of loss at the holidays too well.

    Miller and her husband moved to Brunswick County to enjoy their “golden years” from England. John Miller became sick and was diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive cancer.

    “John died very suddenly,” Miller said.

  • Port or no port? Express your opinion.

    Do you think North Carolina needs a larger port? Should it be in Brunswick County?

    The state is offering the public the opportunity to voice opinions on the matter. North Carolina Department of Transportation officials are planning three public meetings to discuss the North Carolina Maritime Strategy. Local activists encourage everyone to attend.

  • Pro profiles: Bryan Thomas, general manager of Crow Creek

    After a long, winding road, Bryan Thomas has found his calling, his niche in life, and today he is a happy man. His job as general manager of Crow Creek keeps him busy and engaged in the world of a sport he loves.
    He is also the host of a television show called “SeasideGolf.com Presents Myrtle Beach,” taping shows weekly that include interviews with golf pros, tour representatives, industry leaders and featuring various Myrtle Beach, S.C. area courses.

  • Let there be (Christmas) lights

    Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. The smell of pine in my nose and the dazzle of Christmas lights twinkling in my eye make my soul jump.

    I have always been enamored by decadent holiday light displays. They beckon many fond memories of my childhood.

    Over the years, my father toyed with outdoor lights from the multicolored to the classic white, but nothing says home for the holidays like the candles in the window and the spotlighted wreath on the front door of my parents’ home.