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Today's News

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Spotlight seeker

    Fourth-grade Union Elementary School student Dylan Bland did not know who Michael Jackson was until this summer when the King of Pop’s death stole national headlines.

    “On the news, I was going to baseball practice one day, and they said Michael Jackson was dead,” Bland said. “So I started listening to his songs, and I really liked them, and I keep listening to his songs every day.”

  • South beats West in cross country

    BOILING SPRING LAKES— South Brunswick beat West by nine points in a boys’ cross country tri-meet Sept. 8. South’s girls also won but did so in a runaway.

    South’s boys finished with 32 points and West 41. North was third with 49 points.

    North’s Nic Merritt won the boys’ race in 20 minutes, 30 seconds. Three West runners finished in top five: Ronnie Dellinger was third at 21:06, Juan Gonzalez fourth at 21:13 and Jason Huff fifth at 21:21.

    South’s top runner was Bradley Phillips, the meet runner-up (21:05).

  • West's Trojans sweep county rivals

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team opened its Waccamaw Conference season with two victories, beating South Brunswick 2-0 Sept. 9 and North Brunswick 5-3 Monday.

    Below are summaries of the games.

    WEST 2

    SOUTH 0

    West scored twice in the second half in beating the Cougars in the game at West.

    Alex Harrell scored West’s first goal, kicking in a ball that had ricocheted off the goal post on a 20-yard free kick by Chip Mendoza.

  • Historic Little River church blessed with opening of new Life Center

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—A historic church in this once-sleepy village is celebrating a 21st–century addition that literally was built on prayer.

    Next Sunday, Sept. 20, Little River United Methodist Church will consecrate its new 15,000-square-foot Life Center built in less than a year.

    Joan Moales, Christian education director and co-chair of the new addition’s week-long celebration that continues through Sept. 27, pointed out prayer has been their foundation.

  • Students invited to attend Teen Court training

    All high school students in Brunswick County are invited to attend Student Volunteer Teen Court Trainings from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Brunswick County Courthouse. “Justice for Youth by Youth” is the theme of this year’s Teen Court Training.

  • Nick Bradley: World-famous golf coach is local resident with an offer you cant refuse

    Nick Bradley, coach to PGA Tour players and author of “The Seven Laws of the Golf Swing,” is living and working in Brunswick County.

    Last week, I spent a quiet morning with Nick in the clubhouse of the Thistle Golf Club, where he is teaching. His journey to become a world-renowned teacher of the game is amazing.

    Nick grew up in London, and as a boy he was a swimmer and a runner, not a golfer. His specialty was the 100-meter butterfly and he excelled at his sport.

  • Fishing tournament honors injured hunter

    On Saturday, Sept. 26, fishermen will gather to support one of their own at the third annual Bay Creek Classic Flounder Tournament.

  • Memories of Hurricane Floyd are greater than images

    My dad pulled up outside the Police Station on Oak Island. I was nervous, but I wanted to do it.

    “You want me to go with you?” he asked.

    “No! That would look dorky,” I said. “I am a grown-up now. I’ll be fine.”

    As I said that, I was shaking inside. It was my first real experience working for a newspaper—well, sort of.

  • Bipartisanship: The real myth of healthcare debate

    The biggest myth surrounding healthcare reform isn’t the idea of death panels. It’s not even the idea of an illegal immigrant free-for-all on government-run healthcare services.

    The biggest myth surrounding healthcare reform is there is hope what comes out of the Capitol in the coming months will have any hint of true bipartisanship.

    It’s not for a lack of trying; it’s not even from a lack of substantive bills, one of which was penned from both sides of the aisle.

    It’s a numbers game. Democrats have the numbers, so they win.

  • Fighting Camel football field dedicated to Edward Gore

    BUIES CREEK—On Sept. 5, Campbell football fans cheered not only for the Fighting Camels’ first home game win but also for the dedication of the new football field named in honor of Edward M. Gore.

    Gore is a longtime friend and benefactor of Campbell. The dedication took place during halftime ceremonies at the season-opener against Methodist University.