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Today's News

  • Registration open for annual 15K/5K

     The 5th Annual Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K/5K is scheduled for Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in Brunswick Forest.

    The distance running event benefits the Wilmington Symphony and its youth education programs. The event offers a 15K run, 5K run or walk.

    Individual and four-person team entry categories are available.

    The race features “unique, picturesque courses through beautiful Brunswick Forest, snazzy tee-shirts, customized 15K finisher medals, inside bathrooms and locker rooms,” according to a Wilmington Symphony news release.

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Lady Scorps improve to 2-1 behind Bradshaw, Yeoman

     LELAND – The North Brunswick High School varsity girls’ basketball team reeled off an 11-1 run at the start of the third quarter and fended off James Kenan for a 48-38 victory in a non-conference game Friday, Dec. 1.

    Sophomore guard Lydia Bradshaw led the Scorpions with 17 points, which included a pair of 3-pointers.

    Caelin Goodman added 11 points and junior point guard Keyana Yeoman had nine.

    The Scorpions (2-1) led 25-18 at halftime and scored seven quick points in the third frame to extend their lead to 32-19.

  • North rallies, but falls short against James Kenan

     LELAND – The infamous boxer Mike Tyson once coined a line, “Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the mouth.”

    North Brunswick’s varsity boys’ basketball team is no different, but it didn’t let an opening haymaker from James Kenan keep it down.

    James Kenan surged ahead to a 19-4 lead in a non-conference game between the two schools Friday, Dec. 1, in Leland, but the Scorpions punched back.

  • BFA raises more than $20,000 in annual golf event

     Brunswick Family Assistance officials issued a public “thank you” to its 2017 golf tournament committee members for their “tireless efforts during this year’s event.”

    “Their hard work and dedication helped BFA raised (more than) $20,000 from this year’s tournament,” BFA executive director said. “We truly appreciate and value all of their efforts. We could not continue to pursue our mission of helping those in need in our community without the help and kindness of people just like them.”

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick girls' basketball team opens the season at Cape Fear Academy
  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick boys' basketball beats Cape Fear Academy
  • Tryouts set for Carolina Pelicans travel softball team

     Shallotte will be the new home of a travel softball team beginning in 2018.

    Part-time Holden Beach resident Karen Strittmatter has organized the Carolina Pelicans, a 12 and under travel softball team for the 2018 spring and summer seasons.

    The tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6, at the West Brunswick High School softball field from noon to 2 p.m.

    Strittmatter is a self-proclaimed “softball lifer.”

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick hosts Caleb Hawkins Round Robin memorial tournament

    West Brunswick hosted the Caleb Hawkins Round Robin memorial event last weekend in Shallotte. Three Trojan wrestlers earned individual titles and West secured the team championship. 

  • Get out of the way, fall

     It seems as if fall can’t stand to let winter settle in here in Brunswick County. Just a week before Thanksgiving we experienced our first real cold push of the year. Quite a few southeastern counties experienced frost while some only hovered in the mid-40s.

    However, this past week’s abnormally comfortable daytime temperatures has most folks going to their closet to exchange a winter coat for shorts and flip flops. This push of warm air is welcomed by most, but it has influenced our region’s fishing in a much different way.