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Today's News

  • 12 Cougars named to all-conference

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougar football team, who missed playing for a state title by two victories, had 12 players named to the Waccamaw All-Conference team. Six were on the first team and six on the second team.

    Coach Gordon Walters, who in three years built a program that saw the Cougars this season reach the third round of state playoffs, was still riding high with what his players had accomplished. It was the first time in 22 years the team was in the playoffs.

  • Wrestlers win tourney

    Bolstered by its second-place finish in the Battle at the Beach, the West Brunswick High School wrestling team won a dual and a tournament during the holiday break.

    West routed Myrtle Beach 49-26 Dec. 16. These were West’s eight winners and weight class: 103, Dalton Walker, pin; 112, Dylan Bernier, pin; 119, Troy Ruane, pin; 130, Jake Boudreau, pin; 152, Deven Ruane, pin; 160, Antaun Miller, pin; 171, Joey Moreno, pin; 285, Dee Kent pin.

  • North players make all-conference team

    Five players from the North Brunswick High School football team have been selected to the Waccamaw All-Conference football team. Five more were selected to the Waccamaw All-Conference second team.

    Below are season summaries for the players and coach Garry Bishop’s comments.

    ALL-CONFERENCE

    FIRST TEAM

    Anthony Gaines

  • Census takers sought in Brunswick County

    Wanted: Thousands of census takers.

    “Pay is good, hours are flexible, and work is close to home.”

    So says information posted on a U.S. Census Bureau Web site seeking people to do field work for the 2010 Census.

    That includes positions needed in Brunswick County, which is part of a regional search seeking qualified applicants for 15,000 jobs in both Carolinas as well as Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky.

  • Brunswick sees slight increase in November home sales

    Brunswick County had a 12 percent increase in existing home sales in November 2008, up to 110 from 98 the previous year. The number of homes sold dropped 31 percent compared to October, when agents sold 159 homes.

    That’s according to recent statistics from the N.C. Association of Realtors, which reports Rocky Mount was the only other region in the state to post an increase between November 2007 and November 2008, going from 59 to 69 homes sold.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 17, 18, 19 and 22 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Dec. 17

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Michelle Warth:

    Amanda Lynn Archer, speeding 55 in a 45 zone, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

    Dove Danita Avylla, improper equipment, costs.

    Mark Dewayne Barnhill, unsafe movement, costs.

    James Judson Baxley, improper equipment, costs.

  • Bridge accident victim says thanks

    To the editor: I would like to thank the many people who expressed interest in my welfare during the recent accident I suffered.

    In addition to the many individuals whose prayers, calls, visits and well wishes have been received by me and my family, we want to thank the institutions who have responded to the situation.

    Particularly, we want to say thank-you to the town of Oak Island, a group of concerned citizens from Oak Island and a local bank, which is taking care of the contributions in a trust fund.

  • Pray for peace

    To the editor: John P. McTeman’s book, “As America Has Done to Israel,” dramatically describes

    the dire consequences America has suffered for pressuring Israel to give up some of their God-given land and to divide Jerusalem.

    He bases his argument on the uncanny

    occurrences of huge disasters coinciding with meetings and/or government declarations

    concerning “land for peace” agreements.

    He links “The Perfect Storm” of Oct. 30, 1991, which damaged President

  • Enjoyed citizens’ academy

    To the editor: What is it like to be in law enforcement in Brunswick County? I guess no one will ever know until they are in it.

    These professionals have to be proficient in many areas, as well as working 12 hour-plus shifts. A handful of deputies patrol more than 800 square miles.

    Twenty residents, including myself, just got a taste in our 10-week Citizens Law Enforcement course.

  • Christmas miracles

    To the editor: A few days before Christmas, a true Christmas story took place here in Shallotte. A little over a year ago, my son was diagnosed with Stage Three colon cancer (he lives in Tampa, Fla., and has two small children).

    A few weeks after his operation, he received a call from his employer in Boston, informing him the company could no longer carry him. He would receive two weeks severance pay and shortly thereafter, would be responsible for his own health coverage under Cobra.