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Today's News

  • Slow start dooms West Brunswick's Lady Trojans

    JACKSONVILLE—The West Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team had a chance on Friday to distance itself from the two other 3A schools in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

    But instead of taking a two-game lead in the race for the league’s top 3A spot, West Brunswick suffered a 51-42 loss and left the Bird Cage in a dead heat with Jacksonville.

    The Lady Cardinals took control of the game with 14 unanswered points in the first half. After West Brunswick battled back to grab the lead in the fourth quarter, the Lady Cardinals closed the game on a 16-6 run.

  • Pender sweeps Scorpions

    The North Brunswick High School basketball teams found two different ways to lose to the visiting Pender Patriots last Tuesday.

    North Brunswick’s boys jumped out to a 31-26 halftime lead and squandered it in the third quarter, losing to the Patriots 64-51.

    The Lady Scorpions found themselves way behind, 32-10 at halftime, then rallied but could not come all the way back in losing a 49-45 decision.

    In the third quarter of the boys’ game, Pender outscored the Scorpions 20-9.

  • Lady Scorpions stomp South 50-27

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The North Brunswick Lady Scorpions fought hard for Friday’s 50-27 high school girls’ basketball victory against South Brunswick.

    The Lady Cougars fought among themselves.

    North Brunswick had no trouble, jumping out to a 13-3 first-quarter lead and increasing the margin to 19-4 by halftime of the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference game.

    Coach Travis Fortune said the key to the Lady Scorpions’ victory was their defense and the ability to make South Brunswick start its offense farther from the basket than usual.

  • Close encounters go to Stallions

    The South Brunswick High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams suffered narrow defeats last Tuesday at South Columbus.

    Kelly Strickland’s three-pointer with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime lifted South Columbus to a 32-29 victory in the girls’ game.

    Amanda Dowe tossed in a game-high 16 points for the Lady Stallions, who improved to 3-1 in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference and 7-4 overall.

    High scorers for South Brunswick (0-3, 5-9) were Christina Deveney with eight points, Kat Adams with seven and Teak Smith and Rose Coley with six each.

  • South swimmers prep for states

    South Brunswick High School’s swim teams ended the 2007-08 regular season with a splash last week.

    The Cougar boys piled up 63 points in beating Clinton (16) and Swansboro (7) in a meet at the Wilmington YWCA on Saturday and had 53 points in beating Cape Fear Academy (34) last Wednesday in Wilmington.

    The Lady Cougars had 66 points in beating Swansboro (21) and Clinton (6) and 77 points in a 77-16 win against Cape Fear Academy.

  • Exploring bird habitats of the salt marsh

    Today, we will find birds in salt marsh habitat. As an ecology lesson—and just for fun—let’s start at an altitude of 200 miles, as if were are a naturalist on the space shuttle, and zoom in.

  • More subpoenas flood sheriff's office

    At least seven Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office employees were subpoenaed Thursday, county attorney Huey Marshall said.

    But it is unclear if Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett was among those subpoenaed.

    “As far as I know, I don’t know that he has [been subpoenaed],” Hewett’s secretary Beth Bolling said Friday.

    Marshall said he did not know if any documents had been subpoenaed.

  • 'Soft-sational' songs can sometimes do you wrong

    I never thought it would come to this, but I think listening to too much soft rock music in my lifetime has begun to hurt my writing career.

    First, I innocently mentioned a song by Dan Fogelberg in my Dec. 20 column. A couple of days after I wrote it, but before the paper came out, I learned Fogelberg, singer-songwriter of “Same Old Lang Syne” and “Leader of the Band” from the 1970s and early 1980s, had died of prostate cancer. My timing has never been worse.

    Sorry, Dan. Rest in peace.

  • Some practical wine tips to give you instant wine savvy

    Research has proven that drinking a modest amount of wine can lower your bad cholesterol, increase your good cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, increase your bone density, reduce your chances of having kidney stones and increase your memory.

    And that’s just to name a few of the advantages being touted by wine in general.

    So with that in mind, I decided to list some practical tips that will give you instant wine savvy!

  • An anniversary tribute

    Anthony J. Munna and Amelia Munna of Supply were preparing to celebrate 60 years of marriage when Anthony Munna died Christmas Day. The couple was married Dec. 28, 1947, in New York. The Munnas children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren want to honor his memory by paying tribute to the couple’s long life together.