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Today's News

  • Palm Sunday of the Lord’s passion is lived today

     Pastors of many mainline churches, following the Revised Common Lectionary, will proclaim the passion narrative from the Gospels this coming Sunday. Holy Week, the final preparation for Easter Sunday and resurrection, begins with harsh memories, bitter sorrow, the desertion of friends, a fierce sense of abandonment, the cruelty of unexplainable inhumanity.

  • Almost Easter egg time

     Decorated eggs are usually part of the Easter fun. I know it’s still early, but I’m writing this column a couple weeks before Easter to encourage you to buy the eggs you plan to hard-cook and decorate now.

    Why? Very fresh eggs can be difficult to peel. To ensure easily peeled eggs, buy and refrigerate them a week to 10 days in advance of cooking.

  • Prosecution makes opening statement in murder trial, testimony begins

    Prosecutors said Richard Grissett’s need to get high brought him to the one of the lowest points of his life: Standing trial for the killing of an 86-year-old Longwood woman.

    Grissett is accused of beating Linne Mae Ward to death with his hands during an alleged burglary at her home. Assistant District Attorney Lee Bollinger said the crime resulted from Grissett’s desire to feed his crack cocaine addiction.

  • The light at the end of the tunnel: Spring

     One thing I know for certain is it has been one long and cold winter. Even well into April, we are having trouble shaking the effects of winter. Obviously it was cold, but the other kicker has been all the rain. However, as we approach Easter weekend, I feel as if the light at the end of the tunnel is bright, and yes, we are going to get back to fishing.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Results reported last week by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

    The Beachcombers played their second round of four of the young guys against the old guys tournament Friday, April 4, at Sandpiper Bay, and the young guys won 22-8. Low scores: Sid Silvers, 77; Tom Culverwell, 88; Scott MacBean and Gary Gutheil, 89. Net: Silvers, 63; Culverwell, 65; and Bob Cecil, 69.

  • The Future Generations Tournament comes to St. James on June 7

    Grab your clubs and sign up for the Future Generations Tournament June 7 at St. James Plantation. It’s a world of fun. Great golf on three fine golf courses, wonderful food, prizes, camaraderie and all for a good cause: The First Tee of Brunswick County. 

    Out of the nearly 200 chapters of The First Tee in the U.S. and the world, ours is an Ace level chapter, which means it’s one of the best in the world.

  • Hero or zero fishing
  • Schedule changes for annual Easter softball tournament

     The annual Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball and softball  tournaments are April 21, April 22 and April 23 at West Brunswick High School.

    This is the baseball schedule for April 21 (subject to change):

    10 a.m. —  Harrells Christian Academy vs. North Brunswick

    1 p.m. — Winslow Township (N.J.) vs. South Columbus

    4 p. m. — South Stanly vs. Richmond County

    7 p.m. — East Columbus vs. West Brunswick

  • Laney drops Lady Trojans out of first place

     SHALLOTTE — A ticked-off bench warmer helped lead Laney’s softball team past West Brunswick 4-1 Friday and dropped the Trojans out of a tie for first place in the conference.

    Laney, West and Ashley had shared the league lead before the game.

    The Trojans managed only three hits, while the Buccaneers had eight hits. One came in the top of the sixth inning, when Laney coach Jim Fisk reinserted Paige Cruse into the lineup.

  • Brunswick Aquatic Club Spring Splash

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Aquatic Club was host of its first swim meet — the Spring Splash — Saturday, April 5, at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    The Gators competed against the Cape Fear Aquatic Club and Gold Swimming.

    In the girls’ events for the Gators, McKenzie White, 13, won the 100-yard freestyle (1 minute, 0.46 seconds), the 100 butterfly (1:08.52), the 50 freestyle (27.35), the 50 butterfly (29.41) and the 100 individual medley (1:11.02).