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Today's News

  • Independent Insurance Agents donates to First Tee

    The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina recently donated $5,000 to each of the seven chapters of The First Tee in North Carolina.
    Scott Evans, of Coastal Insurance in Shallotte, presented a $5,000 check to Carol Petrea, co-founder and chairperson of the board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County.  

  • South’s Sloup wins golf championship

    STAFF REPORT

    South Brunswick sophomore Ashley Sloup shot a 44 and won the Waccamaw Conference golf championship Oct. 17 at Lockwood Folly.
    Sloup, unbeaten this season and a regional qualifier, also led the Cougars to the team title.
    Christine Guseman shot a 56 and finished fourth. Katie Narron shot a 57, giving the Cougars a team score of 157. Tina Tolley shot a 61. All already have qualified for the regional.

  • Shock gets its third shutout of the year

    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls’ soccer team won 1-0 during the weekend, its sixth victory of the season and its third by shutout. Goalkeepers Kayla Crouch and Joi Sturdivant each played a half in goal in the shutout.
    Hope Simmons, Amity Croft, Nicole Gibbs and Leah McDonald led the Shock’s defense.
    Amity Croft and Nicole Gibbs protected any attacks coming from the sides of the field and turned the ball around, starting the Shock back on another scoring attempt.

  • November is a great month to target flounder

    November is a great month to target flounder. It is often when we see the biggest and the most flounder in Brunswick County waters. The flounder bite this year has been surprisingly strong, considering there is still concern about the stock’s status due to their amazing popularity with both recreational and commercial fishermen and all the pressure that brings. Still, the flounder season has been good and November will likely be the best month yet.

  • Team Instigator wins Fall Brawl King Classic

    Scott Smith and crew of the Instigator fought through 40 miles of rough seas so they could fish a spot they hoped would be holding a big king mackerel. They battled not only Mother Nature but also other hungry predators, as the kings they hooked were continuously bitten by barracuda and shark.

  • 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.