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Today's Sports

  • North rallies, but falls short...

     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...

     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...
  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick boys...
  • Tryouts set for Carolina...

     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...

    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.

  • Holy Bluefin!
  • David and Gillis reel in trout,...
  • Visconti and daughter Autumn...

     In the past year, I’ve developed a friendship with a man I hold in high regard.

    I met Chief Warrant Officer (CW-2, to be exact) Jesse Visconti, an officer in the U.S. and North Carolina National Guard for more than 15 years, through a mutual friend and family member.

    Jesse and his wife, April, moved into the area fairly recently. Their children, Carter and April, are actively involved in Brunswick County athletics, dance and other groups.