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Today's News

  • Mother's day memories make me smile

     


    My mother died in April 2011, six months shy of her 98th birthday. I received the news while I lay in a hospital bed clinging to life by a thread. Her life and mine had been entwined for nearly 74 years. They were years filled with laughter and tears, sorrows and joys. They are now memories of life attacked with the bravissimo peculiar to Italian heritage.

  • Trojan golfers finish 11th in state tourney

     

    The West Brunswick boys’ golf team finished 11th out of 12 teams in the NCHSAA Class 3A golf state tournament at Longleaf.

    Forestview High School won the team competition for the fourth straight  year.   Its  four players in two rounds shot a 585. West shot a 651.

  • West golfer Patterson 5-over par after first round at state

     West Brunswick’s Landon Patterson shot a 5-over-par 76 in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 3A golf state tournament May 11.

    He is tied for 25th in the two-day tourney at Longleaf. Six players shot a 75. The top score is 1-under par.

    Patterson was even-par on holes 1 through 9. He birdied the par-4, 395-yard first hole. He scored a bogey on the par-5, 525-yard fifth hole and scored a bogey on the par-4, 396-yard sixth hole. He scored a birdie on the par-3, 174-yard eighth hole.

  • Three West Brunswick squads open playoffs Wednesday

     West Brunswick athletics director Jimmy Fletcher has set the times for the first round of the playoffs.

    They will begin Wednesday, May 13:

  • Lady Trojans seeded No. 11 in softball playoffs

     

    The West Brunswick softball team will open the Class 3A state playoffs at home against Union Pines.

    West is seeded No. 11 and is 16-5. Union Pines is seeded No. 22 and is 8-11.

    North Brunswick (16-5) is seeded No. 6 in Class 2A and will open at home against No. 27 Southern Vance (8-8).

    Times, dates of games not yet set.

  • Lady Trojans open soccer playoffs at Cardinal Gibbons

       The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team will open the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs at Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons.

    West, 8-9-3 and seeded No. 30, will play a team that is seeded No. 3 and is 21-1-0.

    The East bracket comprises 32 teams.

  • Preliminary 3A, 2A baseball playoff brackets

     

    1. Sanford, Terry 22-0 vs. 32. Morehead 8-9.

    16. Southern Lee 15-7 vs. 17. Northwood 14-7.

    8. Corinth-Holders 12-6 vs. 25. Rockingham County 13-7.

    9. Orange 19-3 vs. 24. Triton 13-7.

    5. Western Alamance 18-4 vs. 28. Northern Vance 11-9.

    12. Lee County 11-7 vs. 21. Rocky Mount 10-7.

    13. Northern Guilford 13-9 vs. 20. Jacksonville 13-9.

    4. West Craven 19-3 vs. 29. Gray’ s Creek 11-10.

    3. Topsail 20-2 vs. 30. Cedar Ridge11-11.

  • Flounder looking at stiff regulations

     We have just experienced our first tropical system of the year and it is only May. It is my hope the tropics will be much like last year, making this our one and only system that affects our area this year.

  • Ana scuppers fishing activities

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As forecast, tropical storm Ana has officially unleashed its wrath on our county. This tropical depression not only created transportation problems and flooding but also brought the fast and furious fishing to a screeching halt.

    Before the storm, almost any spot in the ocean was producing some sort of catchable species. The Spanish mackerel were along the beach, the king mackerel were biting in the 20- to 40-mile range and the Gulf Stream bite was really picking up.

  • Get in the game: Nine-hole after-work league

     We live in a diverse area as far as golf is concerned. Some of our residents have played golf their whole lives; some have never touched a club. Others played years ago, then gave up the game for their careers and family and now want to start again.

    Brunswick County has a temperate climate and more than a 100 golf courses within an easy drive. Why not learn to play the sport? If you played years ago, why not take it up again?

    Take the plunge and get in the game.