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Today's News

  • Brunswick Wildlife: Winter's songbirds

    During winter many species of migratory songbirds stay in our area while close and distant relatives head to the Caribbean and South America. This article is about three of the best “little guys” you may find this winter in your backyard or in nearby woods.

    Mostly they breed in northern boreal forest and eat insects plus insect larvae and eggs. How do they survive in Brunswick County in winter? Well, we still have insects during winter. Also, these songbirds shift to berries, sap, and seed when insects are not active.

  • Two big winning lottery tickets sold in Brunswick County

    Brunswick County is the lucky county this week with two tickets—one “Carolina Cash 5” and one Powerball—sold totaling more than $400,000, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.

    The “Carolina Cash 5” ticket that matched all five balls on the Feb. 6 drawing is worth $212,287. It was purchased at The Pop Shoppe on Village Road in Leland. There was one Powerball ticket matching all five white balls on last night’s drawing, which is worth $200,000. The ticket was sold at the Minuteman Food Mart on Causeway Drive in Ocean Isle.

  • A lesson from artists: Draw from life

    I glanced over my husband’s shoulder to see what had him so engrossed. He was rereading one of his perennial favorites, The Artist’s Magazine.

    I keep telling him he must put down the magazines and pick up the brushes to be effective, but that’s another column. Sensing a spark of interest, he quickly showed me some amazing works of art. But I noted the title of one article and began my own artistic meanderings.

  • Inaugural season starts Saturday

    It’s finally time for the Dolphins to play ball.

    A years-long process to bring a baseball program to Brunswick Community College will come to fruition Saturday afternoon when the Dolphins take the field for their first real game.

    The inaugural season begins with a three-game series at USC-Sumter. Saturday’s doubleheader starts at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a single game at 1 p.m. Sunday.

  • Champion hoping for healthy senior season at Pembroke

    It’s been almost two years since Stuart Champion’s left knee and baseball career took a dramatic twist.

    While practicing one day with his Louisburg College teammates, Champion came up out of his catcher’s stance to throw the ball to second base. It’s a throw he’d made hundreds of times during a lifetime in baseball.

    Only this time, when he stepped on a slippery home plate, his left knee gave way. He hyper-extended it and partially tore the meniscus, a piece of cartilage in the joint.

  • New season opens with ARCA race

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Are you ready for some racing?

    Speedweek, the weeklong racing celebration leading up to the Feb. 17 Daytona 500, kicks off Saturday.

    As it has since 1964, the ARCA RE/MAX Series will open its season at Daytona International Speedway with the 45th running of the ARCA 200.

    The event, live on Speed Channel at 4 p.m., serves as a show-opener for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series all-star race, the Budweiser Shootout.

  • BCC hoops still rolling

    Watch out for the Brunswick Community College buzz saw.

    The men’s basketball team continued to chew up the competition last Saturday, posting a 100-92 victory at Clinton (S.C.) Junior College.

    It was the ninth consecutive win for the Dolphins, who are cruising toward what could be their best season ever at 11-1 in the Carolinas Junior College Conference and 21-2 overall.

    BCC coach Walter Shaw said Saturday’s game went back and forth before the Dolphins pulled away at the end.

  • Dolphins thump Devils for 20th win

    SHALLOTTE—Fresh off an overtime win against the defending conference champion, the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team was ripe for a letdown.

    But there was no letdown—just another beat-down—when the Dolphins hosted archrival Cape Fear Community College last Wednesday in the West Brunswick High School gym.

    Myles Holley and Leon Spencer combined for 33 points and 22 rebounds in the 98-77 victory. It was the eighth win in a row for BCC, which improved to 10-1 in the Carolinas Junior College Conference and 20-2 overall.

  • BCC women drop three more on road

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team’s losing streak reached nine in a row this past week as it dropped three Carolinas Junior College Conference road games.

    At week’s end, the Lady Dolphins were winless in league play (0-16) and 2-17 overall with their last win coming Dec. 13 against the Mount Olive College JV.

  • Geographical discrimination

    The N.C. High School Athletic Association is conducting its wrestling dual team playoffs this week and two teams from our county made the field.

    South Brunswick, which was the top team in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference this season, earned a No. 1 seed in the Class 2A playoffs.

    West Brunswick, which tied for second place in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, earned a wild card berth in the Class 3A playoffs.