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Today's News

  • Trojans' JV fall to East Bladen in high-scoring game

    ELIZABETHTOWN—The West Brunswick junior varsity football team scored a season-high 42 points against East Bladen, returned a kickoff for touchdown and got a career-high 275 rushing yards on 23 carries from sophomore running back Justin Bland. But all of that was insufficient to overcome 455 yards of total offense from East Bladen in a 60-42 loss Oct. 8.

  • Scorpions beat West Bladen for first conference victory

    Jirese Thomas’ 90-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped clinch a 27-21 victory by North Brunswick over West Bladen in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night.

    The victory was the first in the conference for the Scorpions (1-2, 3-5 overall).

  • BCC volleyball team wins three weekend matches

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team beat Lenoir Community College 25-13, 17-25, 25-18, 25-13 in first match of a three-team match Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    The victory completed a season sweep by the Dolphins over the LCC. The Dolphins, the defending regular-season region champion and regional tournament champion, swept LCC 22-20-21 Sept. 23.

    The Dolphins then routed Rockingham Community College 25-9, 25-16, 25-16.

  • Cougars' defense stars in upset of South Columbus

    TABOR CITY—The South Brunswick defense forced seven turnovers—the last one an interception by Rashen Bellamy on a game-tying two-point conversion—as the Cougars stunned perennial power South Columbus 21-19 in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night.

    “This is my 13th year here,” South Brunswick athletics director Chris Roehner said, “and this is the first time we defeated South Columbus.”

    Cougar right guard Corey Travis praised the defense.

  • Lady Trojans beat Whiteville, improve to 17-1

    The West Brunswick volleyball team swept Whiteville 25-15, 25-8, 25-16 in a Waccamaw Conference match Oct. 8 at West.

    The victory improved West to 9-1 in the conference, 17-1 overall.

  • Construction continues on Smith Avenue extension

    Construction of the Smith Avenue extension is under way and should be completed Nov. 1 of next year, according to Charlie Manning of S.T. Wooten Corp. contractors, which is building the road.

    The contractors put in a 72-inch pipe to allow the road to cross a creek behind the Shallotte Crossing shopping center and also installed silt fencing to keep sand from going into the ditch.

  • Planning board recommends new Dumpster screening regs

    The Shallotte Planning Board has recommended approval of a new Dumpster screening ordinance that would give the town more flexibility in what it allows. It will also give existing business owners a break if their current screening meets the intent of the ordinance.

    Last year, the town board of aldermen approved an ordinance requiring all business owners to “gate and screen all four sides of an onsite Dumpster to ensure that the Dumpster container is not visible.”

  • Too much sand: Beach accesses don’t meet Holden Beach town code

    Holden Beach commissioners took no action but continued discussing their rare problem—so much sand has been added to, migrated to and built up on the beach that most private walkways at oceanfront homes and even public-access walkways currently don’t meet the town code.

    The reason that’s a problem is because paths through the frontal dune—the one closest to the water—is “a low spot waiting for a breach when we have high water,” said Tony Marwitz from planning and zoning.

  • Classic oysters Rockefeller is one of the great culinary creations

    Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans, established in 1840 by Alciatore Antoine, is the country’s oldest family-run restaurant.

    It is the birthplace of oyster’s Rockefeller, so named by Jules Antoine (son of the restaurant’s owner) for the richness of the sauce. It remains one of the great culinary creations of all time and that original recipe remains a closely guarded Antoine’s secret…though it has been imitated countless times.

  • Dagwood sandwiches were popularized in the 'Blondie' comic strip

    The Hawaiian Islands, once called “The Sandwich Islands,” were named after John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, for whom the sandwich we eat today was named.