Today's News

  • West JV beats North, will play for title


    The West junior varsity football team was slated play West Bladen on Thursday, but it canceled so West played North Brunswick for the second time this season and won 35-24.
    This was the Trojans’ fifth straight victory and gave it a 4-1 record in the conference. West will play on Thursday against South Columbus for the conference championship.
    Against the Scorpions, West led 19-0 at halftime. Erick Hill scored on a pass thrown by Dylan Darguzas on the first play.

  • Phillips wins regional title in tennis


    South Brunswick High School senior Summer Phillips won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Tennis Regional Saturday at the Barton College Tennis Complex in Wilson.
    Phillips, seeded No. 2, beat Savannah Sutton, the No. 1 seed from Eastern Wayne, 6-4, 6-2.
    Phillips reached the final by beating another Eastern Wayne player, Grace Delbridge, 6-1, 6-3 in a semifinal on Saturday. Delbridge was the No. 3 seed.

  • Community sports

    Weekly scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker 248-247-227-722, Jeffrey Evans 277-223-220-720, Gary Marion 258-226-202-686, Zachary Bailey 246-202-636, Rick LaChance 268-635, Dennis Nicholl 222-214-631, Brian McCall 203-203-605, Samuel Champion 246, Dawn Clardy 237-214-205-656, Anne Decker 218-575, Joyce Freeman 481, Collin Vanderburg 244, T. J. Thornton 239, Tom Kiggins 235, Tommy Guiterrez 228, Jeff Kelly 220, Michael Oxendine 214, Arnold Sanchez 213, Avery Poteate 204, Keith Jones 202, Frank Paolicelli 201.

  • Brunswick County brings home medals in N.C. Senior Games


    Brunswick County athletes brought home 25 gold, 14 silver and 31 bronze medals in the 2011 Senior Games state finals Sept. 26–Oct. 2 in Raleigh, Cary, Clayton and Winston-Salem.
    Of the 68 participants representing Brunswick County, 45 athletes and artists brought home 70 medals.
    Peggy Owens brought home Brunswick County’s first bocce gold medal. Athletes had to be at least 55 to participate in Senior Games. Hank Lock, gold medalist in golf, was the county’s oldest male representative, at age 85.

  • Beach music and more at this weekend’s Festival by the Sea

    A Southern rock band, three beach-music bands and an Elvis impersonator highlight the concerts at Festival by the Sea this weekend.
    Some stadium seating will be available in front of the pavilion, but festival-goers are welcome to bring lounge/tailgating chairs.
    Jaded Mayberry, the Southern rock band, performs “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band, “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyd and other songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Hootie and The Blowfish, Sister Hazel and John Mellencamp.

  • Holden Beach’s annual Festival by the Sea is this weekend

    In a struggling national economy, everybody’s favorite two words are “It’s free.”
    Those two words describe Holden Beach’s Festival by the Sea. Once again, there will be free admission and free parking. A family can spend its money on food and crafts instead of admission.
    The two-day festival is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, under the high-rise bridge on the island.

  • Religion briefs

    Church offers winter clothing
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, will have a winter clothing giveaway from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Bring what you don’t need, and take everything that you do need. All clothing is free to all.

  • What does it mean, what will it take, to love without exception?

    I wasn’t there. I didn’t see for myself, experience for myself, the wonder of Jack Jezreel’s prophetic call for the parishioners of St. Brendan Church and the people of Brunswick County.
    I feel a bit like Paul, the letter writer of the Christian Scriptures. He also was not there in the physical company of Jesus of Nazareth. He did not see or experience for himself the power of Jesus’ presence among the people of Jerusalem and its environs. Yet, he felt the call and command of Jesus’ message witnessed in his words and works viewed from afar.

  • Megan Dilworth enlists in Navy

    Megan L. Dilworth, daughter of Princess Bennett Dilworth of Supply and Francis Dilworth of Supply, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.
    The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

  • Gatti completes basic training

    Air Force Airman Matthew J. Gatti, son of Michael Gatti of New Hyde Park, N.Y., and Lourdes Gatti of Calabash, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
    Gatti completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.