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Today's News

  • 'Showtime at the Apollo' takes stage next weekend at WBHS

    It’s “Showtime at the Apollo” at West Brunswick High School.

    The theater department’s third annual Black History month production showcases a performance timeline of headlining acts of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y. The production includes singing, comedy, dancing and visual history of the theater and popular events in American history throughout the decades.

    “We like to do different things every year,” Jennifer Negron, theater arts instructor, said.

  • Woman charged in wreck involving state trooper

    SUPPLY—A Sunset Beach woman has been charged with failure to yield in a wreck that closed portions of U.S. 17 last Friday morning.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. T.W. Pope, around 7:49 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, Virginia Coats, 65, of Sunset Beach, was entering U.S. 17 from Brunswick Community Hospital.

    Pope said Coats, who was driving a 2005 GMC pickup truck, failed to yield to highway patrol trooper J.M. King, who was traveling north in a 2010 Dodge Charger patrol vehicle.

  • Five-year-old dialysis patient dies of cardiac arrest

    Last Tuesday night, Billy Joe Lawson Jr. made a promise to his mother.

    “That night, I said, ‘Bill Bill, you promise me you won’t ever leave home. You promise you never leave me,’” Myra Lawson said. “He said, ‘I promise.’”

    That night, the 5-year-old who was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) several months ago when his kidneys failed, unexpectedly passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED State shot put champion Ryan Minor to attend ASU

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick High School senior Ryan Minor, a three-time state champion in the shot put, signed a letter of intent Feb. 16 to attend Appalachian State University.

    “As soon as I stepped on the campus,” Minor said, “I said, ‘This is the place where I want to go to college.’”

    Minor was already familiar with ASU. He had attended a throwers camp in which one of the ASU coaches, April Smith, was an instructor.

  • Bowling news

    Planet Fun

    Planet Fun Classic: Lee Olson 269-268-247-784, Chris Arcaro 246-241-234-721, Avery Brewer 258-227-225-710, Jonathan Lowery 239-234-671, Rick LaChance 278-667, Gary Armistead 227-223-204-654, Terry Decker 258-213-652, Samuel Champion 235-214-648, Mike Workman 247-210-644, Michael Ward 246-637, Jeffrey Evans 238-233-636, Sam Harris 246-609, Kelly Mintz 233, Dennis Nichols 219, Don Ruth 216-201, George Jacobs 213, Dick Lehrer 211, Frank Paolicelli 203, Joseph Johnson 202, Jeff Harrelson 202, Len Mishue 200.

  • Redfish continue to bite in creeks

    The only game in town remains the solid redfish action going on in Brunswick County and northern South Carolina. Red drum have hit all year through any kind of weather, and the latest dusting of snow shouldn’t put them off at all.

    Despite water temps hitting 39 degrees consistently, the redfish bite has continued uninterrupted in the backwater creeks.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game Feb. 3 was two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -13 were Chuck Hornfeck, Bernie Gruzlewski and Dave Harper. In second at -3 was the team of Paul Salerno, Jim Pope and Bob Janovic.

    The game Feb. 7 was individual net scores. The winner at -1 was Dave Harper. In second at even par was Tom Kronyak.

    CFAG

    On Feb. 7 at Oyster Bay, Steve Maiorca, Frank Janton and Joe Meo placed first with an 84. The three-man teams scored one net on the par 4s and par 5s and two nets on the par 3s.

  • The Beachcombers: Year-round fun and friendly competition

    There are a couple dozen golf groups in Brunswick County. Some are the LGA’s and the MGA’s of local golf clubs. Some are aligned with particular organizations like the VFW or the Elks Clubs. 

    Still others are ad hoc groups that formed years ago because of friendships and/or proximity. Many of these golf groups have been around for 10-20 years or longer. 

    One such group that plays year-round (Brrrrrrrr) is the Beachcombers. They have a fascinating and often hilarious history and a story that begs to be told. 

  • The Boy Scouts and The First Tee of Brunswick County

    What do The Boy Scouts of America and The First Tee of Brunswick County have in common? 

    The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibility of participation as citizens and in the development of personal fitness. 

  • Cedar Grove Middle School students named to honor roll

    Cedar Grove Middle School has announced the following students have been named to its honor roll for the second nine-weeks:

    A honor roll

    Sixth grade: Cole Clemmons, Austin Dickerson, Kaleb Ferguson, Zachary Freedle, Aidan Goble, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Casey Gossett, Noah Hayes, Christian Hernandez, Alecia Hewett, Mariah Hewett, Bryson Hill, Zane Hill, Christopher Hilliard, Danecia Ladson, Kaitlyn McLeod, Matthew Phelps, Joshua Renfrow, Chase Slaven, William Wilborn.