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Today's News

  • On Thanksgiving Day, I’m grateful for golf

     I’ve been a rookie golfer for decades. I’ll never be a single-digit handicapper or a club champion. My 13-year-old grandson outdrives me and my 4-year-old granddaughter gives me a run at mini-golf.

    But I still love the game.

    I grew up on a chicken farm in rural Maryland and golf was nowhere to be seen. Not a course in Cecil County. I did not play any sports in high school; I sang in the glee club and was president of the National Honor Society, not a big huge deal because we had only 65 in our graduating class.

  • Trojans open basketball season with a victory

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team beat Lincoln Charter 60-45 in the Trojans’ season-opening game Saturday, Nov. 22.

    Gray Cheers scored 20 points, Jon Jordan nine and Saadiq Johnson eight.

    The Trojans held Lincoln scoreless in the first 4 minutes, 7 seconds of the third quarter in taking a 32-22 lead. From 1:26 in the third quarter to 6:40 in the fourth quarter, West again held Lincoln scoreless as the Trojans extended their 36-28 lead to 47-28.

  • Rotary Clubs’ 5K Turkey Trot photos
  • Swim teams open season

     BOLIVIA — Four South Brunswick relays swam regional qualifying times in their season-opening swim meet Friday, Nov. 21 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    In all, South had automatic times in 11 events and West Brunswick automatically qualified in three events.

    These are the automatic qualifiers for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association regional, set for Feb. 6 and Feb. 7.

  • School board names Tubb interim superintendent

    The Brunswick County Board of Education has named Les Tubb to serve as Brunswick County Schools interim superintendent.

    Tubb succeeds Edward Pruden, whose contract the board terminated Nov. 12 after a special called meeting. Terms of his contract, including a start date and compensation, are being negotiated and will be shared as they become available, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said in a news release.

  • Rhyne to play softball for Columbia College

     

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Dalys Rhyne signed a letter of intent Thursday, Nov. 20, to play softball for Columbia (S.C.) College.

    Rhyne is a part of a growing trend of aspiring collegiate players who emphasize travel ball more than high school ball.

    Rhyne played junior varsity softball for two years at West Brunswick and played her junior and senior years with the Coastal Lightning. The team travels the Southeast playing in showcase tournaments in an effort to be seen by college coaches.

  • Hill, Napolitano receive first-team all-conference honors

      Former West Brunswick football players Alfy Hill and Nick Napolitano have received first team all-conference honors.

    Napolitano was one of four Wingate University football players on the All-South Atlantic Conference team. A senior defensive end, Napolitano is second in the NCAA Division II in forced fumbles (six).

    Napolitano, a West Brunswick graduate, leads the SAC forced fumbles (six). He is third in quarterback sacks (7.5). He is fourth in tackles for loss (14). This season he had 65 tackles, fifth most for the Bulldogs.

  • Charter school company complies with state request

     A local charter school management company is back in good graces with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction after complying with its salary requests last week.

    Charter Day School Inc. (CDS) had been in legal limbo with the department for more than a month after the management company did not provide it with the requested salary information.

  • Board terminates superintendent’s contract

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education voted to terminate the contract of Superintendent Edward Pruden during a special called meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12.

    Following a closed session that lasted almost four hours, the board returned to open session. Catherine Cooke made a motion to terminate Pruden’s contract effective Nov. 30, which was supported by Charlie Miller and Shirley Babson.

  • Parents react to superintendent’s firing

     BELVILLE — Following the school board’s decision Nov. 12 to fire Superintendent Dr. Edward Pruden, concerned community members and parents say they are left with more questions than answers, criticizing the board for a lack of transparency.