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Today's News

  • Students released from hospital after early morning bus wreck

    The 12 students that were sent to the hospital following a bus wreck this morning have been released, according to Superintendent Katie McGee.

    The wreck occurred just before 8 a.m. on N.C. 211 near the St. James Plantation entrance, McGee said. A vehicle rear-ended a Brunswick County Schools bus, which sent 12 South Brunswick High School students to Dosher Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

  • Brunswick boxer’s sportsmanship ‘a lesson for us all’

    This tugboat of a man was more like a teddy bear.

    It just depended where you met Waban “Tugboat” Thomas.

    “He was a lamb out of the ring but a tiger in the ring and a gentlemen fighter,” said Calabash mayor Anthony Clemmons. “He once knocked a fighter out and caught him on one arm and lowered him to the canvas. I asked him why, and he indicated that he didn’t want the man to hurt himself.”

  • 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.

  • Brunswick County commissioners, GOP fight against forced annexation

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has followed the lead of the county’s Republican Party in adopting a resolution condemning forced annexation and urging the state to enact legislation to end the practice.

    Last month, the GOP’s executive committee adopted a resolution condemning involuntary annexation and sent it to the governor, state House and Senate, Brunswick County commissioners and various town boards throughout the state.

  • 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.