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Today's News

  • Brunswick Little Theatre's 'Doubt' opens this weekend

    Brunswick Little Theatre's production of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Doubt” opens this weekend at Playhouse 211.

    Shanley adapted his stage version for the big screen in 2008, when he wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of “Doubt.” The stage version differs from the movie, and has only four characters.

  • West Brunswick teams win tri-meets

    The West Brunswick girls’ and boys’ track-and-field teams swept tri-meets with Whiteville and East Bladen on March 24 at West.

    West’s Kayla Padgett won the discus in a personal-best 132 feet, 7 inches. The winning mark last year at the Class 3A state meet was a record 137-0.

    Padgett also won the shot put in a personal-best 37-2. The winning mark last year at the state meet was 39-6.

    Jasmine Jackson won three events: the 200 (27.49), the long jump (15-7) and high jump (4-0).

  • Calabash advised to release closed-session minutes

    CALABASH—Town attorney Mark Lewis has recommended the town release March 8 closed-session meeting minutes having to do with property acquisition.

    In a March 22 letter to town clerk Kelley Southward, Lewis wrote town commissioners on that date “inadvertently became involved in a brief discussion of a matter more appropriately delineated for closed discussion.” He cited North Carolina General Statute 143-318.11(a)(5) having to do with property acquisition.

  • Firefighters on standby after woods fire

    CAROLINA SHORES—A woods fire is mostly extinguished after it broke out Wednesday in South Carolina and spread across the state line into North Carolina.

    The fire came close to some homes in the Carolina Shores North community, where a number of area fire departments and emergency crews converged Wednesday afternoon.

    Thursday morning, Calabash fire personnel were still on standby at the scene.

    Calabash Fire Chief Randy Bork that was just as a precautionary measure, as smoke curled from a small blaze near a house on Boundaryline Drive.

  • Sports briefs

    MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

    Registration is open for men 21 or older interested in playing in a basketball league at Brunswick Community College.

    The cost is $300 per team and games will be played on Mondays and/or Wednesdays beginning April 4.

    The registration deadline is March 30. For more information, call Walter Shaw at 846-2348 or e-mail shaww@brunswickcc.edu. 

    COED SOFTBALL

  • Ocean Ridge LGA has ringer tourney

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a tourney March 18 at Woodland Valley. Lowest gross: Charlie Shore, 86; Hal Riebesehl, 89. Lowest net: Roger Dunham, 57; Riebesehl, 67, Shore, 69.Team two let nets per hole: Reese Evans, Jim Ritter, Bob Smith and Dunham at 22 under par.  Golfer of the week was Dunham.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • The First Tee hires executive director

    After several months of reading resumes, conducting interviews, exchanging e-mails and phone calls, the search committee of The First Tee of Brunswick County has hired a new executive director. 

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER SCORES

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, March 14: Eric Jenrette 245, 279, 212, 736; Kevin Williams 247, 227, 224, 698; Wayne Branch 290, 229, 687; Paul Stanley 247; Karen Moshoures 213, 189, 205, 607; Paula Oxendine 190, 208, 185, 583; Dawn Clardy 190, 221, 567.

  • Offshore fishing action, finally

    This past weekend the weather finally gave offshore fishermen an opportunity to head offshore to pioneer the 2011 fishing season. The water temperatures out to 50 miles are still in the low to middle 60s, which does not offer much opportunity at top-water gamefish.