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Today's News

  • Wilson to continue running career at Mount Olive

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Trevor Wilson publicly accepted an offer April 27 from University of Mount Olive to participate in cross country and track.

    Wilson plans to study exercise science, he said.

    “He’s been one of our top runners,” West cross-country coach Jimmy Caraway said.

    “He has won Most Dedicated and Most Improved awards.”

    Wilson said he became interested in the program in December, when coach Matt van Lierop emailed him.

  • Woodard to play basketball for BCC

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior basketball player Josh Woodard publicly accepted an offer April 27 from Brunswick Community College.

    Woodard is a 6-foot-6, 200-pound forward.

    “He was a varsity player for almost four full years, and that’s rare for almost any kid,” said Chris Surigao, West assistant basketball coach. “He led West Brunswick to probably the best records we ever had, except those years when we won the state title. The legacy he left here will, hopefully, translate to the younger guys that are coming up.”

  • Two West Brunswick football players sign with colleges

    SHALLOTTE — Two West Brunswick football players publicly accepted offers April 27 from colleges.

    LeGarick Jeffries signed with Chowan University. Jeffries (6 feet, 260 pounds) was a second-team all-conference lineman in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

    Chowan competes in the CIAA and was 4-3 last year. Overall, Chowan was 6-4 last year and had a winning record for the second consecutive year, a first in Chowan's NCAA Division II era. 

  • NHRMC removes visitor restrictions

    Because of the decrease in the level of influenza in the community, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is removing the visiting restrictions placed on children. This change is effective immediately.

    If you have flu-like symptoms, do not visit the hospital. It is always a good idea to stay home if you are sick and avoid public places if possible. The care teams at NHRMC suggest if you have flu symptoms to consider calling, using FaceTime or Skype, or sending notes or cards to patients.

  • District court docket for April 7, 10, 11 and 12.

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on April 7, 10, 11 and 12 in Bolivia.

  • What is your emotional fitness level?

    By Linda Arnold

     

    Cardio. Weight training. Flexibility.

  • Baked sweet bell peppers will complement most any meal

    Bell peppers are named for their bell shape. Readily available at local produce markets and grocery stores in a wide range of colors, bell peppers can be green, red, yellow, orange, purple, black, white or even striped.

    Green bell peppers tend to be the least sweet, almost slightly bitter, while the yellow, orange and the red ones are the sweetest. But the green peppers are almost always the cheapest.

     

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • More ornamental grasses for home landscapes

    By Sam Marshall

  • A revised cross-eyed walk down Main Street Shallotte

    Fourteen years ago, I submitted a piece for publication in The Brunswick Beacon. Titled “A Cross-eyed Walk Down Main Street Shallotte,” it would become the catalyst for a wonderful and surprising journey into the land of newsprint. Deadlines became signals for creativity instead of instigators of angst. I fell in love. This was not work. This is not work. It is joy.