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Today's News

  • Wintry weather in the forecast

    Don’t put away your warm clothing just yet–wintry weather is in the forecast.
    The National Weather Service Wilmington issued a hazardous weather outlook on Friday, Jan. 7 at 3:55 p.m. for the next few days.
    “A significant winter storm is possible across the area beginning late Sunday night continuing into Monday,” the warning states.
    Precipitation is expected to spread across the area from south to north through the early morning hours on Monday. The National Weather Service expects most areas should see some snow by daybreak.

  • Old Sunset Beach bridge disconnected, heads west to mainland

    SUNSET BEACH—Well-wishers watched with nostalgia Friday as the old Sunset Beach bridge was put out of commission and moved down the Intracoastal Waterway toward its new retirement site.

    Around 11:30 a.m., workers with English Construction Co., aided by a tugboat, disconnected and guided the old span out of its half-century-old berth between the mainland and island and drove it a few hundred yards down the waterway.

  • Community members describe desired characteristics of new BCC president

    BOLIVIA—Able to work with and accessible to the community. Appreciative of diversity. Fiscally responsible. Strong morals and values. These are some of the traits community members want the next president of Brunswick Community College to possess.

    The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees hosted a public forum Thursday at the school, which was open to anyone who wanted to give input on characteristics and traits trustees should look for when selecting the next president.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick wrestlers beat Dixon

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick wrestling team became the first to beat Dixon this year, as the Cougars won 41-24 in a high school non-conference dual Jan. 6.

    South, a Class 3A team, improved to 15-1. Dixon, a 1-A team, now is 10-1. South got victories from two wrestlers in their season debuts and from three freshmen.

    South coach Jack Southern said he scheduled Dixon because he wanted good competition.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf events

    BRIERWOOD PRESIDENT’S CUP

  • Stock up on inshore fishing gear now and be ready for spring fishing

    Winter is a great time to stock up on some of the essential inshore saltwater fishing gear you will need once the weather warms. One of the hardest markets for anglers to keep up in is the ever-changing world of fishing lures. It seems you can’t walk into Walmart or Bass Pro Shop today without being bewildered by the number and choices available to you.

    Fortunately, you have me to shift through the endless streams of sizes, scents and colors marketed to fishermen and give you advice on some lures that are as good at catching fish as catching your eye. 

  • The pumpkin bread event

    Did you ever notice that trouble comes in bunches? In a young struggling family, the washing machine will break and the transmission in the truck will fall out the week before Christmas. A middle-aged woman will need a root canal just when her mother is scheduled for a hip replacement.  

    Ten days before Christmas, I experienced a profoundly exasperating series of events. It was the pumpkin bread that started it all. 

  • Sports briefs

    Bowl Challenge at Planet Fun

    The Brunswick Beacon ACC Basket-BOWL Challenge will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Planet Fun. The eight-week bowling league begins 7 p.m. Jan. 13. The championship team of four bowlers wins four tickets to the ACC Basketball Tournament March 10-13 in Greensboro. The cost is $13 per week. Call (910) 755-2386 for more information.

    Youth tennis lessons set

  • ATMC presents staff service awards

    ATMC recently honored its staff and board of directors at the cooperative’s 34th annual service awards banquet attended by more than 200 guests in the Carolina Ballroom at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center.

    Allen Russ, CEO/general manager, and Lyle Ray King, board president, presented the awards. 

  • Religion briefs

    Church to host soup cook-off

    The north area Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center’s second annual soup cook-off will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, in the Life Center at Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17 N in Little River, S.C.

    Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 4-12 years old and free for children younger than 3 years old.