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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Former Leland police officer pleads guilty to attempted murder

     BOLIVIA — A former Leland police lieutenant accused of leading officers on a high-speed chase last September will spend at least two decades in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted murder in Brunswick County Superior Court last week.

  • Leland Cultural Arts Center hosts open house Aug. 29.

    Arts enthusiasts are invited to see what is happening at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) with an open house Saturday, Aug. 29.

    The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and open to the public. It will feature tours of the facility, hands-on activities, door prizes, refreshments and a chance to meet the instructors.

  • Belville board supports two riverwalk park events

    BELVILLE — Belville officials agreed to support two upcoming events hosted at the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park.

    Jonas Williams of the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce requested approval for a bonfire and the use of town equipment to show an outdoor movie Oct. 30 as part of the second annual Bikes, Boots and BBQ, which will run Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

    Williams said he has spoken to Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner and was told they would need to apply for a permit and provide a bond for $500,000 in liability insurance.