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Today's News

  • Female version of 'The Odd Couple' ready to roar this weekend

    There’s a slob and a neat freak sharing an apartment, a loudmouth cop and a disastrous double-date with a couple of upstairs neighbors, but the Brunswick Little Theatre’s latest production of “The Odd Couple” is not what you’d expect.

    This year, longtime BLT member Thom Clemmons decided to direct playwright Neil Simon’s female version of the popular play, which Simon rewrote for a female cast in 1985.

  • Ignoring memories has the same effect as forgetting history

    One of my daughters relayed a story to me with the comment it might be a good column. The tale involved a supermarket bagger who was also living with Down’s syndrome.

    Scoffers might quickly race to Snopes to check out its veracity. Cynics might well sneer at its simplicity. Fable, fiction or fact everyone can glean value from most narratives, no matter how accurate the details might be.

    This presentation about Johnny, the supermarket bagger in Akron, Ohio, fits the description of valued and valuable sketches.

  • Local Harley dealership plans week-long grand opening event during Bike Week

    SHALLOTTE—The Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association opted not to choose Shallotte as the site of its official spring rally, but the owner of the town’s new Harley dealership has decided to have his own celebration during Bike Week.

    Last week, the association announced it was moving its Spring Beach Rally, set for May 10-17, from Myrtle Beach, S.C., to New Bern.

  • Season creates memories

    Some thoughts about the basketball and wrestling seasons:

    Most entertaining team: A young North Brunswick girls’ basketball team showed it has the talent to be dominating, but lack of consistency for what essentially was a junior varsity was the key factor in many of its losses. The Scorpions reached the second round of state playoffs. They should be fun to watch next season.

  • West starts season 3-0

    After the West Brunswick High School softball team improved to 3-0 by beating South Columbus 14-4 Monday afternoon, West coach Joe Noble succinctly assessed his team:

    “Right now, when you’re hitting the ball the way we are and scoring as many runs as we’re scoring—and Carly (White) is pitching the way she is pitching—it’s kind of hard to lose.”

  • West Brunswick's Trojans begin season with loss to North, win at South

    The West Brunswick baseball team played county rivals North Brunswick and South Brunswick as it opened the 2009 high school baseball season.

    West lost 5-2 to North on March 4 but on Friday West beat South 9-2.

    WEST 9

    SOUTH 2

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West scored its first two runs in the top of the second inning. Nick Napolitano reached base on an error and Blain Turner singled. After a successful double steal, an overthrow and a single by Brock Holmes, West led 2-0.

  • King's home run leads BCC past Harford

    Jeremy King’s three-run home run in the fifth inning drove in the winning runs in BCC’s 10-8 victory Saturday against Harford Community College in the first game of a weekend series.

    Harford, which is in Bel Air, Md., entered the game 3-1. BCC improved to 9-4.

    BCC trailed 8-7 in the bottom fifth but Drew Alford led off with walk and, with one out, T.J. Overman walked. King, who had struck out of his previous three at-bats, then homered.

  • BCC's season ends in Region X semifinal

    Top-seeded Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team lost 79-71 to No. 5 seed Cape Fear in a semifinal Friday of the Region X championship tournament.

    BCC, the regular-season champion playing its second game in its new gym, finishes the season 24-7.

    Cape Fear (20-12) beat No. 3 seed Clinton Junior College in the title game and advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association national basketball tournament. The five-day tourney will be played March 17-21 at the Hutchinson Sports Arena in Kansas.

  • Regional loss ends South's season

    The South Brunswick boys’ basketball season ended March 5 in a 53-46 loss to Pittsboro Northwood in a Class AA Eastern Regional semifinal at Minges Coliseum on the ECU campus.

    South finishes the season 24-6.

    Northwood went on to win the regional, crushing East Duplin 59-21. East Duplin had beaten North Brunswick in the second round.

    South led 15-9 after the first quarter and 23-21 at the half. But Northwood outscored the Cougars 16-4 in the third quarter in taking a 37-27 lead.

  • Johnson sweeps sprints in track

    West Brunswick’s Josh Johnson won three events and qualified for the regionals in the 100 meters and the 200 meters in a track meet March 5 at Laney.

    West’s boys finished third in the four-team meet that also included Ashley and White Oak.

    Johnson also won the 400 meters.

    “An outstanding meet for our sprinters, with Josh Johnson leading the way,” coach Yogi Hickman said. “I have never seen anyone win those three events in a single meet before.

    West had one other winner, Dylan Bowman in the discus.