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Today's News

  • Yogurt slurping, grave robbing and grotesque sweating: The year in bad commercials

    We all know TV commercials are easy targets for sarcastic comments and putdowns, especially today with all the direct marketing spots for “ShamWOW” and the like.

    For my first worst-of-the-year list, I’m going after commercials, but not the “But Wait! There’s More!” variety that are so bad they’re almost good.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Cougar wrestlers beat Trask

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South wrestlers won five competitive matches and four more by forfeit in beating Trask 48-24 in a nonconference dual Dec. 17.

    The Cougars won five of the six matches up to 135 pounds.

    At 112, Matt Craven won by technical fall. At 119, Corey Craven won 13-0. At 125, Jeromy Roundtree won in 30 seconds. At 130, Robert Capps won 11-4. And at 135, Jack Mendez won by pin in the second period.

    The Cougars got forfeits at the weights 140-160.

  • North boys beat West

     LELAND—The Scorpions dominated from start to finish in beating West Brunswick 80-49 in a Waccamaw Conference boys’ basketball game Friday night.

  • High surf advisory, rain, cold weather in Brunswick

    A high surf advisory is in effect for Brunswick County beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and lasting through midnight.

    Six to 8 foot breakers are expected to develop in the surf zone, according to the National Weather Service. That means the surf will be rough and strong, frequent rip currents are expected, especially around high tide Friday night.

    Throughout the day Friday, rain is expected to develop and linger. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are expected. Some areas may see as much as 3 inches of rain.

  • BCC training workers for new careers and higher levels of employment

    SUPPLY—Students in the heating and air conditioning (HVAC I) class at Brunswick Community College take their training seriously. They are all either seeking jobs or looking to advance in their careers.

    Learning to spot code violations, how to determine what’s wrong with a heat pump and good customer service are just a few of the things students learn as they prepare for work in this highly sought after field.

    The course instructor, Kurt Ferguson, is serious about his job, too.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Bernier, Edwards win titles in Battle at the Beach

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    Dylan Bernier, co-winner of the Most Outstanding Wrestler award, helped lead the West Brunswick wrestling team to a third-place finish in the six-team Battle at the Beach Saturday at West.

    Bernier finished 3-0 in the 119-pound weight class. One other West wrestler won his weight class: Will Edwards, 2-0 in the 152-pound class.

    The only other Brunswick County champion was the Scorpions’ James Fitzpatrick, who finished 5-0 at 130 pounds.

  • Toy run benefits children in need at Christmas

    The Brunswick County Motorcycle Enthusiasts and local classic car clubs came together to have fun and provide Christmas presents for needy children Saturday, making their way from Shallotte to various parts of Brunswick County through cold weather.

    The event began and ended at Walmart in Shallotte, where the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office escorted drivers all over the county, collecting cards for poker hands and spreading goodwill.

  • Angels needed to aid Christmas tree shortfall

    The Angel Tree needs a miracle.

    Donna Phelps, founder of Building HOPE Ministries in Shallotte, said this week the ministry’s Angel Christmas Tree drive has come up short.

    Phelps said the names of 47 of 590 children the ministry plans to help this Christmas were not returned with donations of toys or gifts by deadline this past Monday, Dec. 14.

    “All needs have been met but 47 children that weren’t turned in,” Phelps said Tuesday. “It’s put me in a bind.”

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Trojan wrestlers honor Hawkins, beat North in dual

    The West Brunswick wrestling team took time before its dual with North Brunswick on Dec. 16 to honor Caleb Hawkins.

    Hawkins, who died 10 days before his 18th birthday of injuries suffered in a car wreck in May, was a three-sport athlete. He would have been a senior wrestler in the starting lineup against the Scorpions on this night.

  • Mini concert set at Shallotte Presbyterian

    Shallotte Presbyterian Church will host a "noontime mini concert" Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the church.

    A "bring your own lunch" will follow in the fellowship hall. Beverage and dessert will be provided.

    The public is invited to attend.

    For more information, call 754-6929.