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Today's News

  • West track team shows promise in opener

    West Brunswick’s track and field team showed some promise in last Thursday’s season-opening quadrangular meet at Laney High School in Wilmington.

    “It was a good first meet for us,” said coach Yogi Hickman. “So many of our kids were on the track for the first time that we really didn’t know what to expect. I thought they competed well.”

    White Oak took first place in both the girls’ and boys’ divisions.

  • Trojans top South Cougars in nine innings

    Pat Kamfolt’s two-out RBI single in the ninth inning lifted West Brunswick to a 4-3 win against county rival South Brunswick in a high school baseball game last Tuesday at Boiling Spring Lakes.

    West Brunswick got a strong performance from senior pitchers Ethan Cox and Aaron Evans, who combined on a two-hitter with 16 strikeouts.

    The left-handed Cox got the start and allowed two hits and one earned run, struck out nine and walked three in 5 2/3 innings. The right-handed Evans pitched 3 1/3 no-hit innings in relief for the win. He struck out seven.

  • West falls to White Oak in 3A/4A conference match

    White Oak, the top team in the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association 3A poll, defeated West Brunswick 4-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference match last Wednesday in Jacksonville.

    Stephanie Rose, Amanda Fenton, Shelby Carroll and Catlin McLaughlin scored one goal apiece for the Lady Vikings. Rose also had two assists for the two-time defending state 3A champions.

    West Brunswick 2 Dixon 2

    Jordan Clear scored the tying goal in the 65th minute as the West Brunswick Lady Trojans came away with a 2-2 non-conference tie against visiting Dixon last Thursday at Shallotte.

  • North Brunswick baseball team gets win against South Columbus

    STAFF REPORT

    The North Brunswick baseball team got off to a rousing start in Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference play, beating South Columbus 9-5 last Thursday at Leland.

    The win was the second in a row for the Scorpions, who had their game with West Brunswick rained out last Friday. The county schools will play the makeup game at North Brunswick March 26.

  • South Brunswick girls' soccer knocks down conference rival Trask

    STAFF REPORT

    The South Brunswick girls soccer teamed served notice to its Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference rivals, scoring 11 goals in a league-opening victory against Trask at Boiling Spring Lakes Monday.

    The 11-goal outburst followed a 13-0 non-conference win at West Bladen last Wednesday.

    South Brunswick is 2-1-1 and 1-0 in the Waccamaw. They had matches at Whiteville Wednesday and at Class 3A No. 1 White Oak on Friday before returning home to play East Bladen next Monday.

  • Lady Trojans sweep softball doubleheader

    West Brunswick’s Lady Trojans swept a softball doubleheader Monday against South Columbus at Vinegar Hill to stretch their winning streak to four games.

    The Lady Trojans (5-1) won the opener 6-1 and took the nightcap 7-2.

    Amber Rampero went 2-for-2 with a home run; Carly White tripled and Heather Carter had a double.

    Carter was the winning pitcher.

    Rampero and Stacey Jackson each doubled in the second game with White picking up the victory. Rampero went 2-for-3.

  • Brunswick Wildlife: You can call me sparrow hawk

    Many of you have watched this bird on telephone lines all your life and may know it by its former name, the sparrow hawk. This certainly matches my experience growing up in Eastern North Carolina.

    My apologies to the American Ornithologists Union, I have to confess I sometimes use a former name for a species because it has a more down-home, nostalgia-invoking feel to it.

  • What does a winning attitude look like?

    I was en route to Southport. The day was balmy, in contrast to some wintry weather we had been experiencing, and I was both excited and nervous about a talk I was scheduled to present.

  • Cold season ain't what it used to be

    The old cold and flu season used to mean a case of the sniffles, maybe a cold here or there, and every few years an unfortunate bout with bronchitis.

    After marriage, my husband quickly informed me that, during sickness, leaving any tissues lying around the house was not healthy for him and was quite unattractive to look at. So I adjusted, making sure I had trash cans close to wherever I happened to be convalescing.

  • Oranges have more to offer nutritionally than just vitamin C

    Oranges are highly valued for their vitamin C content and are a primary source of vitamin C for most Americans. This wonderful fruit has more to offer nutritionally than just this one nutrient, containing sufficient amounts of folacin, calcium, potassium, thiamin, niacin and magnesium.

    Most of the consumption of oranges is in the form of juice. Eating the whole fruit provides 130 percent of the recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C, less than the juice, but more fiber, which is not present in the juice.

    Make Oranges Part of Your Daily Plan