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Today's News

  • Walking life's path is a journey of togetherness

    Years ago, my husband was given a piece of advice that was comforting and challenging. When he spoke of a family dilemma, a friend told him to pray for someone to cross his relative’s path. Pray for the emergence of a person who would effect a change that was beyond the family’s ability. He did. The person appeared. Change began.

  • Hall of fame career inspiration for a novel

    This is a continuation of the story about Paul Swartz, a Shallotte resident recently inducted into the Musselman High School (Inwood, W.Va.) Hall of Fame. The story in the Oct. 1 edition highlighted his athletics career. This story is about his coaching career, political career and new career as a novelist.

    COACH SWARTZ

    From 1960-95, Swartz was a teacher, a coach and an administrator. He began his teaching career at Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) High School in 1960. He coached basketball, baseball and football, often working out with his players.

  • Lady Trojans sweep rivals

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The West Brunswick volleyball team gained a tie for first in the Waccamaw Conference by beating league leader South Brunswick 25-19, 25-13, 25-22 Sept. 29.

    The victory avenged West’s only defeat as it improved to 6-1 in the conference.

    South, which played the third game without injured hitter Rheanna Lawson, is 8-5 overall.

  • Valerio paces West to another victory

    LELAND—The West Brunswick boys’ cross-country team won its third meet of the season Sept. 29 at North Brunswick.

    Roberto Valerio paced the Trojans to victory with a first-place finish in a personal-best time of 18 minutes, 53 seconds.

    Valerio beat North’s Nic Merritt by three seconds.

    West finished with 28 points, South 53, North 56 and West Bladen 113.

    West had four other runners in the top 10: Ronnie Dellinger was fourth in 20:17, Juan Gonzalez fifth in 20:20, Jason Huff eighth in 20:43 and John Frink 10th in 21:03.

  • South tennis team beats West

    Summer Phillips and the South Brunswick girls’ tennis team stayed perfect by winning three duals last week. The Cougars beat West Brunswick 8-1 Sept. 29, Cape Fear’s B team 8-1 Sept. 30 and West Bladen 9-0 Oct. 1.

    South is 7-0 in the conference, 10-0 overall.

  • West Brunswick Trojans upset North in JV game

    All week long, West Brunswick junior varsity football coach Mark Jones challenged his sophomores to step up and assume more active leadership roles. The sophomores did just that Oct. 1 against North Brunswick, but it was a freshman that stole the show at M.H. Rourk Stadium. Running back Phillip Gause carried the ball 19 times for 191 yards in leading the Trojans to a 33-20 victory for their first win since Sept. 3 against another country rival, South Brunswick.

  • BCC volleyball defeats Louisburg, Surry

    In their fourth home match since the volleyball season began in August, Brunswick Community College beat Louisburg College 25-14, 25-23, 25-6 Saturday afternoon at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Against Louisburg, Jordan Clear was the server in a 5-0 run that put the Dolphins ahead 8-2. Louisburg closed to 14-9, but a kill by Clear began a 4-1 run for a 19-10 lead.

    Emily Craven hit two service winners that increased the lead to 24-13 in closing out the victory.

  • South Brunswick thrashes West Bladen on homecoming night

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars put it all together on homecoming Friday night and thrashed the West Bladen Knights 55-20 in a Waccamaw Conference football game.

    West is 1-1 in the conference, 3-3 overall.

  • Brunswick athletes win medals in Senior Games

    Fifteen athletes and artists from Brunswick County won medals in competition at the 2009 North Carolina Senior Games State Finals, which took place Sept. 21-27 in Raleigh.

    Each participant qualified at the 2009 Brunswick County Gator Senior Games in April and May. Brunswick County Gator Senior Games is part of a statewide network of 54 local programs sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. NCSG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round health promotion and education for adults 55 years of age or older.

  • Have a doggone good time this weekend with your four-legged friend

    This weekend, Brunswick County will go to the dogs.

    October seems to be the month for a variety of festivals, fundraisers and competitions, but this weekend is devoted to the canines in the county.

    Being a dog owner myself, I am brought to tears every time I see one of those commercials showing animal abuse and neglect while a sad, sentimental song plays in the background. They affect me so much, I either have to quickly change the channel or scoop up my own puppy and hold her, telling her she is loved and will never end up in that situation.