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Today's News

  • BCC Dolphins enter holiday break at 13-2

    The Brunswick Community College basketball team enters the holiday break 13-2 and full of optimism as it looks forward to the rest of the Region X season.

    The Dolphins opened the Region X season by beating USC-Salkehatchie 74-70 Dec. 13. The victory came a week after BCC played in the Panhandle Shootout at Chipola Junior College in Marianna, Fla.

    The tournament in Florida had 10 teams in it, and five were nationally ranked, BCC coach Walter Shaw said.

    “It was an honor for us to even be invited to it,” he said.

  • MEC Coach of Year Fletcher has rewarding season

    What was obvious halfway through the football season became a reality after the season: West Brunswick High School football coach Jimmy Fletcher is the Mideastern Conference Coach of the Year.

    Fletcher won the 3-A title in the conference, a feat that would merit consideration for coach of the year. But the conference coaches were aware of what Fletcher had to overcome: a winless season in 2007. The Trojans finished the 2008 season 6-6 after a loss in the first round of the state playoffs.

    Fletcher gave most of the credit for the turnaround to his team and staff.

  • Waccamaw all-conference teams selected

    South Brunswick’s tennis and volleyball teams dominated the all-conference selections in the Waccamaw Conference.

    In volleyball, seniors Jenna Kazmierczak, Brittany Spivey and Christina Deveney were first-team selections.

    Juniors Nicole Ray, Rheanna Lawson and Caitlin Bevill were second-team selections.

    In tennis, conference champion Summer Phillips, senior doubles champion Katie Soden and senior Lauren Scheetz were first-team selections. Senior doubles champion Kelley Presson, sophomore Leighann Scheetz and junior Sarah Brock were second-team selections.

  • Three-point shooting sparks West to victory

    West Brunswick scored the first 17 points and went on to beat West Bladen 72-37 in a nonconference high school girls basketball game Dec. 18.

    The 72 points were the most of the season for the Trojans (6-4).

    Four straight 3-pointers in the second quarter by Jasmine Daniels and Sheena Suttlemyre ended a West Bladen rally and clinched the victory for the Trojans.

    For the game, Daniels hit four 3-pointers in scoring 14 points and Suttlemyre hit three in scoring 13 points. Breana Gause was top scorer (21 points).

  • Trojans lose close games

    West Bladen hit four free throws in the final nine seconds to beat West Brunswick 53-47 in a nonconference high school boys basketball game Dec. 18.

    The Trojans (2-8) trailed 45-36 with 2:25 left but, a 3-pointer by Pat Kamfolt and a free throw by Alfy Hill, who was fouled on the play, cut the Knights’ lead to 45-40 with 2:02 left.

    A score by Hill and a his two free throws on the next possession left West Brunswick down 47-44 with 66 seconds left.

  • Scorpions dominate 4th quarter for win

    LELAND—North Brunswick expanded a three-point lead in the third quarter to 20 points in the fourth quarter and beat Trask 68-50 in a high school boys basketball game Dec. 18.

    “Our goal is to win every quarter, and we accomplished that,” North coach Travis Lemanski said.

    At the start, the Scorpions let Trask determine the pace of the game—and that was a mistake. The Scorpions excelled at the run and gun.

  • Shallotte sets hearing on new sidewalk regulations

    SHALLOTTE—Under proposed new sidewalk regulations, the town of Shallotte would no longer require sidewalks to be built on all improved property. Instead, sidewalks would only be allowed in a newly created “sidewalk district” in the central areas of town.

    Tuesday night, the board of aldermen scheduled a public hearing for the proposed amendment to the portion of the town’s unified development ordinance (UDO) for the board’s February meeting.

  • District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 10, 11, 12, 15 and 16 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Dec. 10

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Gordon Everett Albro, improper equipment, costs.

    Tiffany Michelle Aldana, driving while license revoked, fictitious/canceled/revoked registration card/tag, both voluntarily dismissed.

    Chauncey Lee Anderson, possession marijuana up to one-half ounce, voluntarily dismissed.

  • This year’s gift?

    To the editor:

    This year’s gift to give to you,

    Has no ribbon, wrap or bows.

    There’s no box or tissue to discard.

    There’s no “dust collector” to show.

    This year’s gift I give to you,

    Can be kept and given away.

    It’s something that you can’t leave,

    But take wherever you go or stay.

    This year’s gift I give to you,

    It’s a wonderful eternal treasure.

    I received it quite a few years ago,

    I happily regift it, with pleasure.

  • Look for a silver lining in disappointments

    Some view disappointments as a prelude to failure; others view disappointments as stepping stones to success.

    Most major achievements are born out of failure and disappointments. The space program failed many times before it succeeded. Experimental space rockets crashed and fell back to earth before a reliable space carrier was developed.

    Most medical cures are products of multiple test tube failures.

    The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers failed before they succeeded. Michael Jordan spent six years in the NBA before he won his first championship.