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Today's News

  • McCumbee-McAleer driver wins two races

    Having come up just a few points shy of a Mazda MX-5 Cup  championship earlier in his career, Patrick Gallagher knows that every point matters.

    That was evident Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. The Ohio native converted an ambitious last-lap pass into his second victory of the day in the No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing entry as the 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season opened with two very competitive races.

  • BCC sweeps Patrick Henry in doubleheader

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team Patrick Henry Community College 17-12 in nine innings and 8-7 in nine innings in a doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field.

    In the first game, BCC hit four home runs: a solo home run by Joel McDaniel, a solo home run by Zach Johnson and two two-run home runs by Tyler Schneider. Schneider’s second home run was on a 3-0 pitch.

  • Meeting to discuss starting BCC softball program

    Talk may lead to action after a meeting 7 p.m. May 4 at the Odell Williamson Auditorium annex to discuss a BCC softball program.

    “This is for anyone interested in starting softball at Brunswick Community College,” BCC Athletic Director Robbie Allen said.

    “We’ve already had two meetings,” he said. “We want to see the interest level.”

    Apparently, the interest has been building for some time.

  • Cougars beat Trojans 6-3 in lacrosse

    SHALLOTTE — The South Brunswick boys’ lacrosse team beat West Brunswick 6-3 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game Friday in Shallotte.

    South is 2-8 in the conference, 2-10 overall. Both of its victories have been against West. The Trojans are 0-10 in the conference, 1-13 overall.

    South led 4-1 after the first quarter. The Trojans scored the first goal when the South goalkeeper flipped the ball into his net as he was trying to clear. Bailey Gentle was credited with the goal.

  • West Brunswick beats South Brunswick 18-1 in lacrosse

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ lacrosse team beat South Brunswick 18-1 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game Friday at West.

    Six Trojans scored, none of them seniors, as West completed a season sweep of the Cougars.

    West is 4-6 in the conference, 6-8 overall. South is 0-14 overall.

  • Sunset Beach environmental committee quits

    All five members of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee have turned in their resignations.

    The resignations of ERC members Richard Hilderman, Jan Harris, Neil Gilbert, Sandy Payne and Gary Merritt came at their last meeting Wednesday, April 19, after a majority of Sunset Beach Town Council approved on April 3 a compromise measure to ban the ERC from discussing dredging on the Sunset Beach island.

  • Trojans finish season sweep of Cougars, win 3-0

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 3-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference girls’ soccer game at South.

    West junior fullback Mia Adcock scored three goals in the first half as the Trojans improved to 3-5-1 in the conference, 9-5-1 overall. South is 2-5, 5-7-1. The victory gave West the lead over South among the 3A teams in the conference.

    Although Adcock’s primary role is as a defender, she showed she can play just as well at forward.

  • MEC golf finishes regular season

    South Brunswick freshman Walker Isley finished third and teammate Xavier Williams fourth in a conference match April 18 at Landfall.

    Isley shot a 76 and Williams a 79 on the 6,681-yard, par-72 Dye Course.

    For West, junior Spencer Faircloth shot an 80, senior Austin Ayock an 85 and senior Tucker Vaughan an 87.

    New Hanover’s Brad Mickle and Jackson Tyler were co-medalists, each shooting a 75.

    New Hanover won the seven-team match (313).  Class 3A teams finished third, fourth and fifth: Topsail (344), West (345) and South (346).

  • District court docket for April 3, 4, 5 and 6.

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on April 3, 4, 5 and 6 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

     

    Monday, April 3

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Patrick Murphy and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

  • How to be 10 percent better — or more

     By Linda Arnold

     

    Let’s face it: When you set out to make a change in your life, I’ll bet you aim for a higher success rate than 10 percent.

    That’s the thing, though. Lots of times we set ourselves up for failure by trying to make wholesale changes.

    And, since behavioral change is best achieved with reinforcement, it occurs to me that smaller steps may be the key to compliance.

     

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