Today's News

  • Golf tournaments

    Tournament of Angels Feb. 9
    The 15th Annual Golf Tournament of Angels is Feb. 9 at Tidewater Golf Club at North Myrtle Beach, S.C. This tournament supports a Christian early education program for preschoolers. The cost is $75 and covers golf and cart fees, hot buffet breakfast, box lunch, light desserts, free mulligan per player, closest to the pin, longest drive and hole-in-one prize. There will be a raffle and a silent auction. The breakfast starts at

  • Sports briefs

    Cedric Simmons update
    Cedric Simmons started and scored 19 points and had a team-high 10 rebounds as Enel Brindisi won 94-84 in an Italian professional basketball league game Monday night. Simmons played 31 minutes. The team is 9-8 and tied for seventh in the 16-team league.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brierwood MGA
    On Jan. 17, playing two best balls, the team of Mike Prokop, Dennis Shea and Chuck Hornfeck came in first at -25.
    On Jan. 21, the game was one best ball on par 5s, two best balls on par 4s, and three best balls on par 3s. The winning team was Chuck Hornfeck, Bob Nobes, Bernie Gruzlewski and Dennis Shea at -15.

  • Swimmers qualify for 10 regional events

    Staff Report

    These South Brunswick swimmers have qualified for the regional at
    4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary:
    200-yard medley: Rachel Van Noordt, Michelle Richards, Lauren Johnson, Savanna Michaux, Hannah Jones (alternate).
    200 freestyle: Katelyn Auger, Brinkley Farmer.
    200 individual medley: Rachel Van Noordt.
    50 freestyle: Savanna Michaux, Mason Brendle.
    100 butterfly: Morgan Gilbert.
    100 freestyle: Rachel Van Noordt

  • Sports calendar

    Senior softball
    The Brunswick County Slammers senior softball team is looking for new members. Open to all men 55 and older. Call (910) 253-2670 for more information.

  • Carolina Winter Series mini-tour is training ground for professionals

    The Carolina Winter Series of the NGA Professional Golf Tour has been playing around the Carolinas since last fall. This is a great mini-tour that provides wonderful opportunities for prospective PGA Tour players to test their mettle in serious competition.
    The NGA Pro Tour, under which the Carolina Series operates, is the third largest professional tour behind the PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour. In regular NGA events, golfers play 72 holes, with a cut after 36. They must walk and carry their clubs or use a caddie.

  • Scorpions beat South, remain in first place

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Everyone else on the basketball court looked to be powered by traditional electrolytes.
    But Adam Jacobs seemed propelled by rocket fuel.
    The 5-foot-10 senior guard blazed his way through defenses, leading North Brunswick to a 71-38 victory over South Brunswick Friday night.
    The win keeps the Scorpions in first place in the Waccamaw Conference.

  • Settlement is a reminder to watch your words

    The Internet does a lot of good things for a lot of people.
    It’s an amazing way to connect with people around the world without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home.
    It’s a never-ending source of information, a way to find out something about just about anything you can imagine.
    It’s a place that can inspire love, creativity, diversity, knowledge and friendship.
    But it’s also a place where things can very quickly get out of hand.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 16, 17, 18 and 22 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Jan. 16

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Kim Register:

  • Lady Trojans’ victory is ‘something bigger than basketball’

     LELAND—Coach Mark Jones celebrated this victory the most appropriate way he could.

    He cried.

    Ten days after the funeral of his brother Kyle, Jones coached the West Brunswick girls’ basketball team to a 48-41 overtime victory against North Brunswick.

    The victory Jan. 29 ended an 11-game losing streak and was West’s first since Dec. 4. The victory also was West’s first this season in the conference.