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Today's News

  • Public should get report on how board thinks district is doing

    Each year, the Brunswick County School Board reviews its superintendent’s performance in closed session. Because the evaluation is a personnel issue, the law does not require it to be released to the public. However, the law does not prohibit a superintendent from releasing any information from his or her evaluation once it is complete.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 18 and 19 in Bolivia.

    Monday, Aug. 18

    Judge William Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Timothy Pete Barnett, speeding 75 in a 60 zone, costs; no operator’s license, drive/allow motor vehicle no registration, both voluntarily dismissed.

    Tocarra Batts, failure to reduce speed, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Trojans begin season 3-0

    LELAND—Different approach, same result.

    The West Brunswick boys soccer team beat the North Brunswick Scorpions 6-0 Monday evening, the same score by which it beat them in the season opener.

    This time, however, the Trojans used a different style of play in the first half. Rather than attacking, the Trojans worked on set plays, and the second team played nearly as much as the first team.

    West led 2-0 at halftime but scored four goals in seven minutes at the start of the second half.

  • Love's labors are not lost when we live by grace of daily obligations

    Labor Day looms, announcing summer’s demise with a huge sigh of regret. For a brief moment, we will celebrate the cessation of work and creation of play. Grills heat up, families gather and relaxing is the word of the day.

  • Scrimmages have good moments

    Some impressions from the scrimmages.

    A.J. Ferguson. The South Brunswick senior tight end, who is 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, made a sensational catch in the Cougars’ scrimmage Aug. 15 with Jacksonville in the BB&T Football Jamboree.

  • What to do between seasons

    Mid-August to mid-September is sort of the stepchild of fishing seasons. The summer bite has mostly shut down, and the fall bite has yet to begin. The main reason for the slow down is from the high water temperatures.

  • Now is time to think about spot fishing; hope for their return

    It may still be August, but it is not too early to start thinking about spot fishing. The last few years have been down ones when it comes to the annual spot run, which draws hoards of anglers to our piers and marinas seeking our most beloved little saltwater panfish. However, there is reason for hope.

    This has been an unexpectedly good year for flounder fishing, following some rather bad ones. Whether this is due to more stringent regulations or just species fluctuations is a matter of debate, but clearly there have been more flounder out there.

  • World Amateur draws global participants for a week of fun and golf

    The PGA Superstore World Amateur Tournament celebrates its 25th anniversary this week. Golfers from 47 states and 48 countries are playing golf, walking the beach, shopping, partying and having a great time.

    The World Amateur Handicap Championship was started in 1984 by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday as a way of getting folks to come here during the dog days of summer when golf courses languish half-filled in the heat and humidity.

    In that first tournament, 684 golfers came to Myrtle Beach, S.C., had a great time and talked it up when they got back home.

  • Bob Marston makes hole-in-one at Lockwood Folly Country Club

    Bob Marston of Lockwood Folly Country Club, the recent winner of the Golden Boys Sy Schaffler Invitational Golf Tournament, made a hole-in-one Saturday on the 16th hole.

    Marston used an 8-iron from 132 yards, and the ball dropped into the hole on the fly.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

    The Aug. 21 league day play was a blind-partners game, using net scores after the start of play.

  • Football season opens Friday

    West Brunswick and North Brunswick open their high school football seasons with 7:30 p.m. home games Friday night.

    West plays Socastee and North plays Fairmont.

    South Brunswick opens its varsity season at home next week against Ashley.

    All three county teams played in a scrimmage Aug. 20 at North Brunswick. The scrimmage was the final tuneup for West and North before they begin the season, and both teams looked good against Wallace-Rose Hill.

    WRH score twice in its first possession against the Trojans, but West matched those scores in its first possession.