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Today's News

  • McCumbee-McAleer driver wins race

    Danny Bender, racing for McCumbee-McAleer Racing, scored his first career Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup victory Saturday, Aug. 29.

    Bender won at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. En route to the win, Bender also was the Battery Tender Hard Charger, improving 12 positions.

    This was the second victory of the season for McCumbee-McAleer Racing, based in Supply. McCumbee, as a substitute driver, won the other race.

  • Video: BCC volleyball

    Video of the final points in BCC’s first-set victory against Potomac State College in a match Friday, Aug. 28, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym. The match was the home season-opener for the Dolphins.

  • Defense leads West to victory against Stallions

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Columbus 20-13 in a non-conference football game Friday, Aug. 28, and improved to 2-0 for the first time since 1997.

    “I’m proud for fans, the school and the community,” said Kelly Williamson, who is in his first year as Trojan coach.

    “For me, it’s let’s get better. We didn’t play very well tonight.”

    Despite one blocked PAT, one interception, four fumbles and nine penalties — including unsportsmanlike conduct — the Trojans prevailed.

  • West beats North in four sets in volleyball

    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 25-14, 23-25, 25-15, 25-21 in a non-conference volleyball match Aug. 27 at North.

    The match was the third of the season for West. North is 3-3.

    West had played the previous evening and won in five sets against South Columbus. West coach Sue Karrs said the Trojans were feeling the effects of that effort when it played North.

    “We had a really tough match last night,” she said. “It went five. We had a really intense game. We played well. We won 16-14 the last game.

  • Video: West-North volleyball

    Video of final points in third and fourth sets of West-North volleyball match, which West won 25-14, 23-25, 25-15, 25-21.

  • West routs Lumberton in soccer

    West Brunswick beat Lumberton 8-2 Aug. 26 in a non-conference soccer game.

    Tristan Murphy scored four goals.

    Lincoln Smith, San Zeng, John McNeil and David Cardenas also scored.

    Smith, Murphy, John McNeil, Noah Faircloth had assists.

  • Did you have a memorable moment this summer?

    Watching wide receivers go down with knee injuries each week of the NFL preseason has sent me a pretty clear message.

    I should never have joined a fantasy football league. I don’t know what I was thinking.

    No, what I meant to say was it’s clear that summer is coming to an end. The signs are there.

    The fantasy drafts are coming. The college football Top 20 lists are out. Just the other day I heard someone say she was looking forward to the return of pumpkin spice flavors in … everything.

  • Pennsylvania Dutch food is still quite popular in the South

     Late in the 17th century, a cultural group formed by early German-speaking immigrants, including Mennonites from Switzerland and Holland and the Amish, an offshoot of the Mennonites, began migrating from Europe to Pennsylvania. They tilled the land and built big barns and homes. Since then, they have come to be known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.

  • Positive over punishment pet training

     One of the most common questions I hear from pet owners is what is the best way to train their dog or cat. They are often confused by questionable “dominance” or “pack leader” techniques popular on reality television. They’ve been bamboozled by apparent quick fixes and magical cures for often complex animal behaviors an onscreen personality miraculously manages to correct within a 30-minute show. I wish.

  • Blanching vegetables not always necessary

     At a recent food preservation class, the topic of blanching came up. The question: “Do you always have to blanch vegetables before freezing them?”