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Today's News

  • South Brunswick beats Pender 6-0, stays perfect in conference

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick girls’ soccer team remained unbeaten in the Waccamaw Conference by beating Pender 6-0 April 22.

    The Cougars beat the Patriots 8-0 April 8, but in the first half of the rematch Pender put more pressure on the South defense and goalkeeper Elizabeth Butler, who made several saves.

    South finally scored 11 minutes into the game on a 20-yard shot by junior Kayla Carmichael. Just before the half ended, junior Ashley Briggs scored. Junior Ann Burton had the assist.

  • West beats South, clinches county soccer title
  • Bull's eye: Skirmishers use Civil War firearms

    STATESVILLE—Norman Horne, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, often wondered what it was like to use Civil War weapons. A television program a few years ago rekindled that interest.

    “They were having cannon competition,” he said. “I thought, ‘Well, that looks like it might be fun.’”

    Two years ago, he and Joe Newman, both Brunswick County residents, went as spectators to the North-South Skirmish Association national matches, near Winchester, Va.

  • West Brunswick clinches county soccer title

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The West Brunswick High School girls soccer team clinched its first county championship by beating South Brunswick 3-2 Monday.

    The victory gave West a 3-0 record against county teams, with just one more game left on Monday against North Brunswick.

    West played without starting freshman midfielder Julianna Zio, who was a key player in West’s first victory over the Cougars. (She was sick.)

  • Commissioners' illegal gathering aired in Calabash

    CALABASH—Mayor Anthony Clemmons and town attorney Mark Lewis urged three commissioners to be more mindful of the North Carolina Open Meetings Law after Clemmons encountered them together at a county meeting last week.

    Clemmons called a special meeting Tuesday afternoon after commissioners Cecelia Herman, Emily DiStasio and John Melahn showed up at the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia on April 16 for a meeting with county officials about the town’s future sewer project.

  • Lots of flash at car show in Calabash

    There was lots of flash in Calabash on Saturday as more than 90 classic and collectible vehicles pulled into the parking lot of Calabash Fire Department for its first fundraising Show and Shine Car Show.

    As oldies music played in the background, the show and its many visitors spilled over into the adjacent Calabash Elks Lodge lot for the afternoon event that drew 96 spiffy and spit-shined cars, trucks and one motorcycle.

  • If it were all you had, what would your 30-day, get-it-done challenge be?

    Forgive me for being morbid, but I think about death and dying probably more often than I should. It’s an unfortunate learned trait, picked up from a mother who experienced too much death too soon in life.

    After watching her mother, father, oldest brother and other relatives die from cancer she was convinced some day she too would experience the slow, painful battle with the disease. But her death was neither slow nor painful; she died suddenly—and very unexpectedly—in a car crash.

  • Local nonprofits seeing fewer cash donations, more need

    Local nonprofit agencies are feeling the pinch in today’s economy, with a decrease in donations and an increase in need.

    Brunswick County Volunteer Center Director Jayne Mathews works closely with the county’s nonprofit agencies as well as with people in need of services. She said this week she has seen an increase in demand, particularly people seeking basic services—food, clothing, shelter and healthcare.

    “I get a lot of phone calls from people looking for jobs and places to live,” Mathews said.

  • Fulfords finish 1-2 in Mini-Stock race at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    Racing Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway saw the return of the Super Trucks for the second time in three weeks and the third week of racing for the Limited Late Models, Street Stocks and Mini-Stocks.

    The 15-lap Street Stock race was a three-car battle among Tommy Poole, Davey Hatchell and Dean Cumbee. Cumbee ended up passing two-time defending champion Poole with two laps to go to take his first victory of the 2009 season.

    In the 25-lap limited Late Model feature, Michael Elliot led start to finish virtually untested, finishing ahead of Randall Roberts.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents over the past two weeks.

    •Police charged Dean Edward Clay, 21, of 687 Augustine Ave., Supply, with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for the sale and delivery of a controlled substance and manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $50,000 secured bond.