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Today's News

  • Women in golf: A brief history

    I’m a chicken farmer’s daughter and when I grew up in Cecil County, Md., there were no golf courses around. Heck, most of the farmers and shopkeepers, the plumbers and carpenters, bankers and insurance agents would have laughed out loud at the thought of playing a silly game like golf.
    Today, there are at least six golf courses in Cecil County.  
    Golf has spread throughout the land, throughout the world, until today there are golf courses in the remotest areas of the world.

  • White, Hart playing key roles for college teams

    STAFF REPORT

    Former West Brunswick High School volleyball players Carly White and Anna Hart are continuing their excellent play in college.
    White had 13 kills and three blocks as Mount Olive beat Barton 3-0 Oct. 4. White had a .455 hitting percentage (three errors in 22 attempts). White shared match-high honors with three blocks.
    Oct. 7 at Coker, White had 22 kills, tying a career high, and four blocks in helping Mount Olive to a 25-18, 30-28, 23-25, 25-14 Conference Carolinas win over Coker.

  • Sports calendar

    Free softball clinics at West
    West Brunswick High School softball coach Joe Noble and his staff will conduct free softball clinics for girls 13 and younger. The clinics will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the West softball field. Contact Noble at 443-1138 if you plan to attend.

  • Cougars lose in two OTS to East Bladen

    STAFF REPORT

    East Bladen beat South Brunswick 27-26 in two overtimes Friday night.
    The Eagles are 4-1 in the conference and tied for first with South Columbus. South is 3-2, 6-3 overall.

    South scored first on a 40-yard pass from Nejuann Watts to James Burton-White.
    East Bladen scored on its next possession, taking a 7-6 lead late in the quarter.
    The Eagles scored on a 55-yard run in the second quarter for a 14-6 lead at halftime.

  • McCumbee fourth in Pro Cup 200

    STAFF REPORT

    Chad McCumbee finished fourth out of 18 drivers in the CARS Pro Cup 200 Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.
    He was one of seven drives to complete all 200 laps. Jeff Agnew, of Floyd, Va., won the race with an average speed of nearly 65 mph. The race had eight cautions for 46 laps.
    McCumbee’s No. 11 McLamb Fences Ford had touches of pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In particular, he honored West Brunswick High School guidance counselor Gloria Childress.

  • West JV beats North, will play for title

    STAFF REPORT

    The West junior varsity football team was slated play West Bladen on Thursday, but it canceled so West played North Brunswick for the second time this season and won 35-24.
    This was the Trojans’ fifth straight victory and gave it a 4-1 record in the conference. West will play on Thursday against South Columbus for the conference championship.
    Against the Scorpions, West led 19-0 at halftime. Erick Hill scored on a pass thrown by Dylan Darguzas on the first play.

  • Phillips wins regional title in tennis

    STAFF REPORT

    South Brunswick High School senior Summer Phillips won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Tennis Regional Saturday at the Barton College Tennis Complex in Wilson.
    Phillips, seeded No. 2, beat Savannah Sutton, the No. 1 seed from Eastern Wayne, 6-4, 6-2.
    Phillips reached the final by beating another Eastern Wayne player, Grace Delbridge, 6-1, 6-3 in a semifinal on Saturday. Delbridge was the No. 3 seed.

  • Community sports

    Weekly scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker 248-247-227-722, Jeffrey Evans 277-223-220-720, Gary Marion 258-226-202-686, Zachary Bailey 246-202-636, Rick LaChance 268-635, Dennis Nicholl 222-214-631, Brian McCall 203-203-605, Samuel Champion 246, Dawn Clardy 237-214-205-656, Anne Decker 218-575, Joyce Freeman 481, Collin Vanderburg 244, T. J. Thornton 239, Tom Kiggins 235, Tommy Guiterrez 228, Jeff Kelly 220, Michael Oxendine 214, Arnold Sanchez 213, Avery Poteate 204, Keith Jones 202, Frank Paolicelli 201.

  • Brunswick County brings home medals in N.C. Senior Games

    STAFF REPORT

    Brunswick County athletes brought home 25 gold, 14 silver and 31 bronze medals in the 2011 Senior Games state finals Sept. 26–Oct. 2 in Raleigh, Cary, Clayton and Winston-Salem.
    Of the 68 participants representing Brunswick County, 45 athletes and artists brought home 70 medals.
    Peggy Owens brought home Brunswick County’s first bocce gold medal. Athletes had to be at least 55 to participate in Senior Games. Hank Lock, gold medalist in golf, was the county’s oldest male representative, at age 85.

  • Beach music and more at this weekend’s Festival by the Sea

    A Southern rock band, three beach-music bands and an Elvis impersonator highlight the concerts at Festival by the Sea this weekend.
    Some stadium seating will be available in front of the pavilion, but festival-goers are welcome to bring lounge/tailgating chairs.
    Jaded Mayberry, the Southern rock band, performs “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band, “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyd and other songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Hootie and The Blowfish, Sister Hazel and John Mellencamp.