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Today's News

  • Cut back Confederate roses after frost ends flowering season

    Donald Adams of Oak Island has provided much of the information in this article. The Brunswick County Master Gardener volunteers are beholden to him for providing us with information on how to propagate, grow and enjoy the Confederate rose.

    The time is approaching when it is time to take cuttings. I have been asked by several people on when and how to take cuttings. Adams will provide us with that information.

  • Tips for adding color to your fall lawn

    Who says that we don’t have much color change for the fall in our area? Take time to enjoy the cool, fresh, fall days and look around and you will be amazed at how many plants offer a colorful palate of orange, yellow, red and purple hues.

  • These tips can assist you in keeping your sodium intake in check

    Many people think of salt and sodium as being the same thing, but they are not.

    Table salt is 40 percent sodium and 60 percent chloride. It is the sodium portion of salt that is important to people concerned about high blood pressure.

  • What does all this buzz about change really mean?

    If I hear the word change one more time, I think I am going to scream! On the political scene, it has been the buzz for months.

    Each candidate in turn, from national to local, has grabbed the word, held it tightly, and squeezed the life out of it.

    Each has questioned the ability of the other to promote change. Each has tested the validity of change itself. Each has threatened to explore change at the price of stability and pronounced change as the answer to all ills.

    On the cusp of electing a new president, change is electrifying the air.

  • Put your faith in God

    Who’s in control?

    As the school year has started to rage on for me and my friends, it has become painfully obvious time keeps on turning.

    There is always a next deadline, a next sports practice, and rarely is there ever a night with no homework.

    It is no longer about deciding what do to with one’s free time. Instead, life becomes about what subject should be studied first, and when one will actually be able to get some sleep.

  • Shaw wins at BCC with trust

    Walter Shaw should be Coach of the Year every year.

    Winning at least 20 games for four straight years as coach of the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team merits such an honor.

    But there is another reason he should be admired for what he has done at BCC.

    He wins against incredible odds.

    Consider this: If you’re a high school senior basketball player, would you want to play community college basketball at a school that has no gym? Would you want to play basketball at a school that offers no scholarships?

  • West wins 3-A title in Mideastern Conference

    After a winless 2007 season, the West Brunswick High School football team clinched the 3-A title in the Mideastern Conference by beating the Jacksonville Cardinals 35-21 on homecoming Monday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    West led 27-0 in the first half and then withstood a Cardinal rally for the nerve-wracking victory. The Trojans are 2-0 against the 3-A teams in the conference and 5-4 overall.

  • South Columbus Stallions end South Brunswick’s winning streak

    TABOR CITY—Those fans who braved the cold weather Monday and were looking for a good high school football game got that as the heavily favored South Columbus Stallions slipped by the previously unbeaten South Brunswick Cougars 29-22.

    The Cougars have improved vastly over last year, as the score last season was 62-0 in favor of the Stallions.

  • North beats Trask 26-20, clinches playoff spot

    LELAND—It was another rainy Friday night; however, this was a special night because it was homecoming for North Brunswick High School and because it clinched the Scorpions’ hopes of getting into the state football playoffs.

    Josh Balloon, North Brunswick’s crushing running back the last few years, was at the game along with many other alumni. They saw an exciting game in which North Brunswick ran out to a 26-6 lead over Trask and then held on for a 26-20 victory.

  • Trojans beat South, make state playoffs

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat South Brunswick 6-4 Oct. 22 in its final high school soccer game of the regular season.

    The victory also clinched a spot in the Class 3-A state playoffs for West (9-12).

    This is the third straight year the Trojans have made the playoffs. West will play at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at C.B. Aycock (19-1), ranked No. 7 in Class 3-A. Aycock has allowed 17 goals all season. South ends the season 2-15.

    “It is really big for us,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “This is a big deal.”