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Today's News

  • How can we live in a world of changelings?

    Obviously, I have just returned from an intense couple of hours entrenched in the anxieties, terrors and corruption of 1928 Los Angeles in the film, ‘Changeling.’

    From the onset, I was immersed in the story of the abduction of Walter Collins and the ceaseless battle waged by his mother, Christine, as she fought to learn of her son’s whereabouts.

  • Calabash OKs request for sewer delay

    BY LAURA LEWIS 

    CALABASH—Calabash commissioners have unanimously approved a request asking Brunswick County to put the town’s wastewater project on hold.

    The request is to delay the estimated $7 million project once engineering is complete for not less than six months so the town can explore financial options.

  • Special meeting Wednesday afternoon in Sunset Beach

    A workshop and specially called meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Sunset Beach Town Hall.

    Town council will discuss a StreetScape design for the island causeway and hear a request for additional funding from Scott Kucera, director of Ingram Planetarium.

    All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

  • Trojan seniors, take a bow

    By the end of a season, teams have established their identity.

    Conference champions or conference patsies. Overachievers or slackers. Good sports or disgusting rogues.

    When the West Brunswick High School football season ended Friday night after a 51-27 loss to Overhills in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 3-AA playoffs, West coach Jimmy Fletcher felt good about these 2008 Trojans.

    And he was especially grateful for the way the seniors played.

  • Shallotte man sentenced to four months for involuntary manslaughter

    A Shallotte man has been sentenced to four months in prison for the 2006 shooting death of 43-year-old Harry Robert Ponds.

    Steven Woods, 30, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court. Superior Court Judge Gary Locklear sentenced Woods to 16-20 months, which was suspended for five years. Woods will serve four months in the department of corrections as a condition of his suspended sentence, assistant district attorney Lee Bollinger said.

  • 13th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service to honor victims of crime

    Fourteen years ago this past June, Birdie Frink lost her daughter Amy to a violent murder. Since then she has been active in victims’ advocacy and pushing for legislation to help victims of violent crimes and their families.

    On Friday, The Citizens for Justice group, a nonprofit victim’s advocacy group, will host the 13th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service Honoring Victims of Crime.

    The memorial service is free and open to the public. The service begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Leland Baptist Church on Village Road.

  • Record start for Dolphins

    The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team made school history Saturday afternoon when it beat Wilkes Community College 113-83 and improved to a record-setting start of 8-0.

    Five Dolphins scored at least 10 points against Wilkes: Mi’kyel Nero had 18, Lamonte Theus 15, Jeremy Basnight and Andrew Jackson 14 each and Isaac Nixon 10.

    BCC won the game without 6-foot-9 center/forward Jamar Taylor (ankle injury) and 6-9 center Jeffery Monk (funeral).

    The game was close late into the first half before the Dolphins built a big lead.

  • Cougars win first playoff game in 22 years

    BEULAVILLE—Cougars 24, Panthers 8: That was the score in 1986, when South Brunswick High School won it first football playoff game, against East Duplin.

  • North’s Scorpions stun Onslow’s Stallions

    JACKSONVILLE—You can see it in his face, the excitement, the happiness, the relief. You can feel the emotion as coach Garry Bishop clenched his fist and raised an arm in triumph.

    The North Brunswick football team beat a higher ranked, highly touted Southwest Onslow football team. It took overtime to achieve this as the 10th-seeded Scorpions beat the seventh-seeded Stallions of Onslow 21-14 in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A playoffs.

  • Brunswick Bulldogs finish second in baseball tourney

    The Brunswick Bulldogs finished second in a recent two-day tournament in Pembroke. The Bulldogs, who consist of five West players, five South players and three North players, beat the Bladen Spinners 10-1 Nov. 8.

    Blake Norris pitched first three innings. He faced 14 batters and threw 63 pitches. He struck out one and walked six. He gave up two hits and no runs.

    Robert Jones pitched the fourth and fifth innings to complete the game. He faced eight batters and threw 33 pitches. He struck out three and walked one. He gave up two hits and one run.