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Today's News

  • 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.

  • McCumbee finishes NASCAR truck season 11th in points

    In the final NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race of the season, Chad McCumbee finished 13th and failed to finish in the top 10 in points.

    In the Ford 200 race Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, McCumbee was trying to earn enough points to finish ahead of Terry Cook, who was 10th in points. But Cook finished ninth and secured the top-10 finish.

    McCumbee finished 11th in points, 73 behind Cook. In 25 starts, McCumbee finished in the top five twice and in the top 10 eight times. He failed to finish two races.

  • Schedule set for Seneca 400 at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    Myrtle Beach Speedway’s traditional November race has picked up the support of Seneca Tobacco Co., based in Hartsville, S.C. The Seneca 400 is Nov. 20-23 and includes a $10,000 first-place payout.

    The weekend will feature the Seneca 250 for NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars, along with the Don Brewer Memorial 100 for the Super Trucks.

    Supporting races will be 50-lap Limited Late Model, Mini-Stock and Street Stock races.

  • Fritz Walbroehl

    Jennifer S. Fritz and Donald H. Walbroehl were married July 25 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New York.

    The Rev. Harold Carrier officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Janet Fritz of Sunset Beach, formerly of Troy, N.Y.

    The groom is the son of Patsy and Tom Burns of Mechanicville, N.Y.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her parents.

  • Swaringen-Morton

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jamie Lynne Swaringen of Richfield and Roger Derek Morton of Albemarle. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Judith Lynn Swaringen and the granddaughter of Don and Sandy Swaringen of Richfield. The prospective groom is the son of Todd and Teresa Morton of Albemarle and the grandson of Gene and Barbara Norris of Dunn and Roger and Pat Morton of Supply. He is a graduate of West Brunswick High School. A March 28, 2009, wedding is planned at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church in Richfield.