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Community Sports

  • McCumbee finishes 10th in Saturday’s ARCA race
    Chad McCumbee finished 10th Saturday in the Berlin ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. McCumbee started 13th out of 31 drivers and was one of 11 drivers who completed all 200 laps. Joey Coulter won the race, beating Patrick Sheltra by 0.768 of a second on the 0.4375-mile oval. The win was Coulter’s first in ARCA Racing Series. Coulter is the 11th different winner in the 2010 season and the 10th first-time winner this season.
  • Inspirations Dance Centre participates in Star Talent Nationals
     Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded High Gold and Platinum ratings for four group dances, two duets and six solos in the Star Talent Nationals July 10 at Brunswick Community College.  Savanna Moore received first overall teen soloist. Kaitlyn Haman received second overall teen soloist. Casey Rogers received third overall teen extreme soloist. Megan Houser won first overall senior soloist and Ashley Mitchell won first overall junior soloist. Auriella Rosendahl received sixth overall petite soloist.
  • Tyler Stanley is Campbell Camper of Week
    Tyler Stanley was named Camper of the Week July 11-15 at the Campbell University Boys Basketball School. David Dewey, a Campbell basketball player and one of the coaches at the camp, said the Camper of the Week was based an overall evaluation of the camper “through all aspects, from basketball skills, to attitude and character on and off the court.” Stanley, 12, is a student-athlete at Shallotte Middle School.
  • Wave rider: Powell continues to star in surfing
    Michael Powell continues to have the best months of his surfing career. In the sixth annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am event July 18 at Wrightsville Beach, Powell finished first and won $5,000. This victory came one month after Powell made college surfing history at the National Collegiate Championships at Salt Creek, Calif. Powell, competing for UNCW, became the first East Coast college surfer to win a national title.
  • West Angels finish second at state
    After losing its first game in a no-hitter, the West Brunswick Angels rallied and finished second in the eight-team Dixie Softball tournament in July for 9- and 10-year-olds. “It was good competition,” manager David Pridgen said. “All the games were very competitive.” West qualified for the state tourney by winning a district championship.
  • Hale wins seventh race of season
    A full moon hung over Myrtle Beach Speedway on July 24 as the drivers completed another weekend of Saturday night racing. Before the full moon, Bryant Barnhill took his first bike win of the season. Barnhill has become a regular competitor of the Hot Rods bike division. The Young Guns participants are gaining momentum, as Adam Fulford Jr. continues on his winning streak. Jack Barnhill had a close second, with Easton Swain and Hudson Hale rounding up the field.
  • Inspirations Dance Centre dancers win awards
     Inspirations Dance Centre participated in the Marvonna Talent Competition Finals in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded “Mega Xtreme” and “The Max” ratings for three group dances, one duet and seven solos. 
  • Dub Fulford wins at Myrtle Beach Speedway
    After taking a couple weeks off, the drivers of Myrtle Beach Speedway delivered a thrilling night of racing Saturday. The eager participants of the bike race took the track before the pre-race ceremony. Adam Fulford Jr. won his fourth Young Gun bike race of the year. Along with Fulford in the Young Guns Series were Easton Swain, Glenn Evans and Joshua Carlyle. The Hot Rod series was won by first-timer Jamie Lynchfield. Jeffry Carlyle, Christopher Chestnut, and Hudson Hale also competed.
  • Hunting rules go into effect Aug. 1
    The proposed hunting and trapping rule changes approved by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in March 2009 but delayed for legislative review will go into effect on Aug. 1. Along with these delayed rules, hunting, trapping and fishing rules proposed for the  2010-11 seasons, approved by the commission in March, go into effect on Aug. 1.
  • McCumbee 16th in ARCA race
    Chad McCumbee finished 16th in the ARCA Prairie Meadows 200 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway in Newton. McCumbee started 24th out of 38 drivers and finished 194 of the 200 laps. This was McCumbee’s sixth start of the season in the ARCA Racing Series. He has no top-10 finishes.  Tom Hessert, 24, took charge early and drove to his first career ARCA Racing Series victory. This was the ninth of 20 races this season. The next ARCA race is the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA 200 July 17 at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park.