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  • Brunswick West Debs finish 1-2 in Dixie state tourney

     The Brunswick West Debs finished 1-2 in the North Carolina Dixie Softball state tournament July 9-12 at Cape Fear Optimist Park.

    The Debs’ first game was against East Columbus ended in a 6-3 loss. The game was originally going to be played against Montgomery County, but that team withdrew on Saturday.

    Hannah Stocks, the starting catcher for the Debs, led to her team to victory July 11 against Cherryville.

  • Brunswick North Debs second in Dixie state softball tourney

     WILMINGTON—Meghan Barrett, the starting pitcher for the Brunswick North Debs, could have used some defense behind her as her team lost to Burgaw 6-0 in the championship game of the North Carolina Dixie Softball state tournament July 13 at Cape Fear Optimist Park.

    The game, played in 102-degree heat, was for the bid to go to the World Series July 29-Aug. 3 in Alexandria, La.

  • Brunswick teams advance in Dixie Boys Baseball state tournaments

     The Dixie Boys (14-year-olds) and Junior Dixie Boys (13-year-olds) state baseball tournaments began Saturday at Smithville Park. Below are summaries of the Brunswick Junior Dixie Boys’ game Saturday and of the Brunswick Dixie Boys’ game Sunday. The junior tourney ends July 20 and the senior tourney ends July 21. Winners advance to the World Series. For the 13s, it is July 30-Aug. 3 in Seneca, S.C. For the 14s, it is July 30-Aug. 3 in Beaufort, S.C.

     

     

    BRUNSWICK 9

    DUPLIN COUNTY 5

  • Brunswick Beat for July 13, 2011
  • Band writes a song on a Thursday, by Tuesday it is on the radio - VIDEO

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—In the parking lot of Musicians Exchange tears were shed and a powerful connection developed between strangers and friends that is now reaching others worldwide and letting them know they are not alone in their battle with cancer.

    It happens everyday. Someone, somewhere hears the word “cancer” uttered from his or her doctor’s mouth. But until recently the word rarely reached the airwaves of radio stations. It took a courageous 15-year-old boy and seven local men to bring the reality to music.

  • Brunswick County in need of rain

     BRUNSWICK COUNTY—For some residents in Brunswick County a drought means more than brown grass, burning bans and reduced irrigation—it means total disaster.

    “We plant with faith,” said Mary Earp of Funston Farms in Winnabow. “There are so many things beyond our control.”

    Mary and Wilbur Earp were both born and raised on farms in Brunswick County. Mary’s ancestors have been farming in the area since the 1700s. She has been able to trace a sale of a cow from one of her female ancestors back to the Revolutionary War.

  • Brunswick County in need of rain

     BRUNSWICK COUNTY—For some residents in Brunswick County a drought means more than brown grass, burning bans and reduced irrigation—it means total disaster.

    “We plant with faith,” said Mary Earp of Funston Farms in Winnabow. “There are so many things beyond our control.”

    Mary and Wilbur Earp were both born and raised on farms in Brunswick County. Mary’s ancestors have been farming in the area since the 1700s. She has been able to trace a sale of a cow from one of her female ancestors back to the Revolutionary War.

  • From lives of abuse to the lap of luxury

     CALABASH—Bred for racing, greyhounds often find themselves retired by the age of 3 and being shipped off to start new lives.

    They arrive never having seen stairs or a window, a door or glass. They are confused to live outside of their crates. They also arrive with tattoos inside each of their ears.

    “As puppies they are tattooed with their date of birth on the inside of their right ear and their race number on the inside of their left ear,” said Alice Bossert, greyhound owner and foster parent.

  • Moultrie pleads guilty to 2008 murder of Shallotte Realtor

    BOLIVIA—More than three years after the murder of Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw, one of two defendants charged with his murder has pleaded guilty.

    On Thursday, July 14, in Brunswick County Superior Court, Lora Moultrie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of Bradshaw. Moultrie also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

    A third charge, robbery with a dangerous weapon, was dismissed.

  • July 22 is Town Hall Day in Calabash

    The town of Calabash will observe its fourth annual Town Hall Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, July 22.

    State Sen. Bill Rabon will take part as will new Calabash Town Administrator Charles Nance.

    Local elected officials will be present, and there will be food, games and prizes.

    For more information, call Calabash Town Hall at 579-6747.