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Today's News

  • Resident teaches old squirrel new saxophone tricks

    Things were starting to get squirrelly in John Goss’ backyard.

    It was obvious the day Sammy, one of the black-and-gray fox squirrels that reside at Sandpiper Golf & Country Club, showed up at Goss’ home overlooking the first hole of the community’s Piper course.

    “I started seeing the squirrel here, so I started putting peanuts in the yard,” said the former U.S. Department of Defense employee, who has been retired for 20 years, the past 13 of them in Sunset Beach.

  • Better luck soon to come

    In a few of my recent columns, I have stated that fishing in Brunswick County can be world class one day and absolutely unbearable the next. Months such as May and October, for example, will often test this theory because of the great the fish bite. However, August is a month that always holds true to this theory.

  • Fishermen need to prepare for storms
  • Rivers Edge is back with new greens

    It takes a lot of guts to close a golf course in the middle of the summer, but that’s exactly what East Coast Golf Management did.

    Rivers Edge, a beautiful Arnold Palmer Design on the bluffs overlooking the Shallotte River, installed Paspallum Greens in 2009. They were supposed to be the best greens for a course in this location, a salt-tolerant warm-season grass.

  • 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.