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Today's News

  • God practices tough love

    Perhaps one of the most precious, yet one of the most misunderstood, perceptions of divinity is most apparent in our human desire for God to do everything for us at all times. We call God, Abba, because we want a Daddy God whose aim is to make our lives perfect without requiring our participation or effort.

    We pray to God, begging a plaintive “Please…please…won’t you do this or that?” We call it intercessory prayer or asking prayer and it is good for us to plea for ourselves and others.

  • Great cat, greater loss: What my cat’s death taught me about life

    I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience at least one “once-in-a-lifetime” pet. For me, that was a cat named Pellie. To put it simply, she was the greatest cat I’ve ever known. And by knowing, I mean sharing a few years with a spectacular species that’s hard to fully understand. But that’s not what this column is about. It’s actually about how Pellie left me and how little I understood her loss. Let me explain by taking you back to the beginning.

  • Here’s the scoop on milk dates

    If you pitch the milk in your refrigerator when it reaches the date printed on the carton, you might be wasting food. This is a sell-by date, not an expiration or use-by date. In fact, the Dairy Council of California says that milk is probably safe to drink past its date.

    Now, of course, they said “probably.” You need to take a couple things into consideration when determining how long milk is safe to drink. If care is not taken, it may not even last as long as the date indicates.

  • Sweet! Wine, Women & Chocolate set for March 18

    Wine, Women & Chocolate, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee’s “ultimate girls’ night out,” sweetens the evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Lockwood Folly Country Club, 19 Clubhouse Road in Supply.

    Featured will be the latest styles, hair and makeup trends in the annual event’s first fashion show. This new “makeover” segment for the event will showcase runway models styled by local salons and makeup specialists.

  • St. Patrick’s festivities paint towns green

    ‘Tis the time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the wearing of the green.

    The celebratory day paying tribute to the patron saint of Ireland kicks off with the 31st annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16, just across the state line in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Calabash Elks Lodge 2679 will once again be a parade participant with its kicky kazoo band, which will march down North Myrtle Beach’s renowned Main Street and Ocean Boulevard for what lodge honchos believe is their 24th year.

  • N.C. District 17 Rep. Frank Iler: From the Legislature House Update

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, the House of Representatives voted on several school safety bills, the House and Senate heard the Governor’s budget proposal, and we continued to file bills at a rapid pace.

  • Trojans finish third in three-team meet at Laney

     West Brunswick claimed a pair of third-place finishes in a three-team track meet at Laney on Thursday, March 7.

    The Trojans’ boys’ squad finished in third place with 13.5 points, while the girls’ squad finished behind South Brunswick and Laney in the girls’ competitions.

    West Brunswick thrower Jaheim Lewis finished in fifth place in the boys’ discus throw, while female competitors Jessalynn Vendrick (second place, 69-02) and Julia Hargis (third place, 68-06) had strong showings in the girls’ event.

  • Trojan golfers place fourth at season-opening match

     West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ golf team started the 2019 season with a solid showing March 4 at Pine Valley Country Club in Wilmington.

    The Trojans finished with a team score of 342 to finish in fourth place.

    South Brunswick earned a first-place finish with a team mark of 315, while Topsail finished in second place with a 321 ledger.

    Third-place Hoggard bested West Brunswick by 13 strokes with a cumulative score of 329.

    West Brunswick had four golfers with sub-90 rebounds, including Ryan Jahr’s 78.

  • Mideastern Conference announces winter all-conference honorees

     West Brunswick boys’ basketball player Jadyn Parker entered his junior campaign with high expectations.

    The 6-foot-7 forward showed flashes of brilliance during his sophomore campaign and was expected to help carry the scoring load for a Trojan squad that lost more than 75 percent of its scoring from the 2017-18 squad.

    Parker did just that, finishing the season averaging 12.3 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per contest.

    The lanky wing earned a spot on the boys’ basketball first-team all-conference squad.

  • Dolphins thump Cavaliers (Ill.) in midweek tilt

     Brunswick Community College’s baseball squad has grown accustomed to blowing out teams early in the 2019 campaign.

    For the second consecutive week, the Dolphins earned a mercy-rule win over an out-of-state opponent as BCC clubbed Kankakee Community College (Ill.) 14-3 in a non-conference matchup March 6 at the Ripken Facility in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The Dolphins built an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, increased the advantage to 3-0 in the second and tacked on four runs in the top of the fourth to take a 7-0 edge.