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Today's News

  • Contributions warm Comfort Socks' toes

    It was just a few months ago that Theresa Tese launched her socks charity to help warm the feet and hearts of the homeless.

    Since then, people in the community have donated hundreds of pairs of socks to the nonprofit, Comfort Socks.

    In December, Tese delivered nearly 400 pairs to Brunswick Family Assistance in Shallotte and Good Shepherd Center and First Fruit Ministries in Wilmington.

  • Housing help available in economic downturn

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County had between 1,000-2,999 foreclosure starts between January 2007 and January 2008, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

  • Contemporary glass showcased at Sunset River Marketplace

    CALABASH—Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, is featuring “Art Glass: Summerfield & Friends” through Feb. 6.

    The group showing of contemporary art glass consists of new works by Scott Summerfield, Kakie Willcox Honig and Fyreglas Studio (husband and wife team, J.J. Brown and Simona Rosasco).

  • Community gathers to watch, celebrate new president’s term

    When Willie Gore was arrested in 1962 following a civil rights sit-in, he never could have imagined he’d be watching an African-American president being sworn into office more than 40 years later.

    In 1960, a group of students at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro began having sit-ins in protest of racial discrimination.

    The Southport resident was a part of CORE—Congress of Racial Equality—in the ’60s, and in 1962, he joined a sit-in at an S&W Cafeteria.

  • Changes under way at West’s athletic facilities

    The changes have been subtle, changes that make West Brunswick High School sports fans say, “Did you see . . . ?”

    Those attending basketball games have noticed banners honoring past players, individual state champions and team state championships.

    That is just one phase of athletics director John Floyd’s ongoing plan to spruce up West’s sports facilities.

    “We’re cleaning things up,” Floyd said. “We’re dressing things up.”

    For Floyd, the changes can’t happen fast enough.

  • A free throw is harder than it sounds

    In football, coaches fuss over and over about turnovers. In baseball, coaches worry about walks. And in basketball, coaches fret about free throws.

    Coaches, players and fans can count on it: free throws will make the difference in several games throughout a season.

    In a recent West Brunswick junior varsity girls basketball game, the Trojans lost 37-29 to Laney. West did its part in running the offense, as Laney fouled many times trying to stop the quicker Trojans from scoring. But West lost because it missed 17-of-30 free throws.

  • Think Pink Night Feb. 13 at West

    Feb. 13 will be another memorable night for West Brunswick High School athletics.

    That night will West’s Think Pink Night. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the Trojans’ basketball games against North Brunswick. There also will be a presentation about cancer awareness.

    And on this special night the West athletics administration will retire the No. 44 West basketball jersey of Cedric Simmons, who is now playing for the Chicago Bulls.

    “He is the only one of our kids to play (in the U.S.) on the professional level,” Floyd said.

  • North Brunswick Scorpions sweep South Columbus

    TABOR CITY—Four straight 3-pointers by freshman guard LaDonna Sloan rallied North Brunswick to a 48-44 victory Friday over South Columbus in a conference basketball game.

    A steal by Asheley Robbins in the final nine seconds helped clinch the victory for the Scorpions, 3-2 in the conference.

    North trailed 15-6 with 4 minutes, 49 seconds left in the first half.

  • Cougars wear down Trask in 21-point win

    ROCKY POINT—A strong second quarter helped carry South Brunswick High School to 54-33 victory Friday over Heide Trask in a conference girls basketball game.

    The Cougars improved to 2-2 in the conference.

    South sophomore forward Shatiqua Smith hit a jumper to start the game. The Cougars had trouble after that, taking numerous jump shots that never found their mark.

  • South’s depth too much for Trask to handle

    ROCKY POINT—Heide Trask’s plan was to double-team Ervin Hall, South Brunswick’s leading scorer, or at least foul him when he had the ball, hoping to keep him from scoring.

    The only problem was three other players, in addition to Hall, scored in double figures as the Cougars beat Trask 72-55 in a conference basketball game Friday night. South is now 3-1 in the conference.

    Heavy substitution by Cougar coach Dan McGougan kept Trask unaware of who was doing what and also kept the Cougar players alert.