Today's News

  • Scorpions finish strong against West

    LELAND—North Brunswick emerged victorious Friday in a regular-season finale between two high school boys’ basketball teams that had disappointing campaigns.

    Junior forward Shawn Sanders scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Scorpions to a 77-52 win against county rival West Brunswick.

    Tyshon Walker added 12 points as North Brunswick (8-14) completed a season sweep of the Trojans (5-19) and finished the regular season with back-to-back wins.

  • North baseball coach optimistic

    A solid group of returning starters and additional help from last season’s Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference champion junior varsity squad have North Brunswick baseball coach Randy Fennell optimistic going into the season.

    Seven starters are back, including the entire pitching staff off a team that finished 11-13.

    The return of junior catcher Dakota Irwin, who was sidelined much of last season with a head injury, should provide help.

  • North boys upset Stallions

    The North Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team wrapped up Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference play last Monday with an upset win at South Columbus.

    Shawn Sanders scored a game-high 24 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Scorpions to the 75-66 victory. The game pitted the second- and sixth-place teams in the league.

    North Brunswick trailed 28-17 after the first quarter but outscored the Stallions 18-5 in the second period for a 35-33 halftime lead. The Scorpions had a 24-17 advantage in the fourth quarter.

  • Hard-hitting Lady Trojans set for season

    SHALLOTTE—For years, students and parents have parked their vehicles beyond the left-field fence at West Brunswick High School’s softball field with little fear of property damage.

    But anyone who parks there this year is asking for trouble. These Lady Trojans can flat out swing the sticks.

    West Brunswick coach Joe Noble said his players hit 21 balls over the fence during three days of batting practice last week. And it’s not just one or two girls who are going deep.

  • West soccer loaded with experience

    SHALLOTTE—If the West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team struggles this season, it won’t be because of a lack of experience.

    Coaches Laura Libero and Steve Nagy have 17 players returning from last year’s squad, led by all-state candidate and senior midfielder Mary Dorn.

    “I’m really excited about this year because we have so many returning players, and the new players have added to the chemistry,” said Libero, the team’s head coach.

  • Talented, deep Trojans expecting another special season in 2008

    SHALLOTTE—After winning 19 games and reaching the third round of the state playoffs a year ago, West Brunswick High School’s baseball team is aiming even higher in 2008.

    Coach Mike Alderson said this year’s talented, deep and experienced club could be the one that finally gives West Brunswick its first Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship in a varsity sport.

    “I think we have the opportunity to win the conference outright and that’s our first goal,” Alderson said.

  • Lectures tell tales of what I know for now

    I recently gave a presentation on wildlife photography to the Coastal Carolina Camera Club, of which I am a member. I hesitated at first because I am no expert, but finally agreed to discuss wildlife photography on a “what-I-know-for-now” basis.

    Since the ranks of amateur wildlife photographers are growing by leaps and bounds due to the digital camera revolution, I decided to share part of the presentation with you.

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day your own way

    Valentine’s Day has never been one of my favorite holidays. I don’t dress in pink and red and giggle all day. I don’t sit around and watch eagerly for the flower delivery person to come through the door, and I don’t look forward to a big fancy night on the town.

    I celebrate Valentine’s Day my own special way, usually with pizza or Chinese take-out and a night full of CSI or Special Victims Unit reruns. If I feel like it, I might eat some pretty little heart-shaped cupcakes for dessert.

  • Pasta dishes should be simple and use fresh ingredients

    The terms pasta, macaroni and noodles are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.

    Pasta is the general term for the wheat product derived from combining semolina flour with liquid, usually water and/or eggs.

    Use water and you have macaroni; use eggs, and you have noodles. Semolina flour, made from durum wheat, is the flour of choice because of its high protein content.

  • Senior menus

    Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s eight Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Feb. 18

    Pork chop/gravy, macaroni and cheese, collards, fresh fruit (orange), flat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Feb. 19

    Pot roast au jus, rice, green beans, blend juice, chocolate pudding, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Feb. 20

    Barbecue chicken, corn casserole, green peas, pineapple tidbits, whole wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Feb. 21