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  • Trojans improve to 5-0

    West Brunswick scored two goals in the first seven minutes and went on to beat South Brunswick 9-3 in a non-conference soccer game Aug. 27 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “How about those first 10 minutes?” said West coach Tripp Smith.

    The next 70 minutes were special, too, as the Trojans improved to 9-3.

    West’s defense gave up two goals in the final 10 minutes, but the new unit continues to improve.

  • Ryan Hill's 94-yard TD run dashes Socastee's hopes of a win

    “Left 35, fake to fullback and go option left.”

    That was how quarterback Ryan Hill described the pivotal play in West Brunswick’s 35-22 season-opening football victory Friday night over Socastee.

    “We actually had a pass called.”

    That was how Trojan coach Jimmy Fletcher described the play.

    Whatever it was called, and whatever it was designed to do, the play worked—Hill zig-zagged 94 yards for the fourth-quarter touchdown that clinched West’s victory and end a 12-game losing streak.

  • North Brunswick flattens Fairmont

    LELAND—The North Brunswick Scorpions football team stung the Fairmount Golden Torpedoes 32-0 in the first game of the high school football season Friday.

    The penalty-filled first half started with a fumbled kickoff recovered by Fairmont. North Brunswick’s Jesse Riley began the Scorpions’ first possession with a 35-yard run from scrimmage. But a 62-yard run by Kiara Robinson was nullified by a penalty. And in the second quarter, a 35-yard pass play from quarterback A.J. Perkins to C.J. Holiday was also nullified.

  • North loses conference opener

    LELAND—North Brunswick let two game points slip in the first game and was unable to recover as it lost a three-game match to the Trask Titans in Waccamaw Conference volleyball action Aug. 28.

    Trask beat the Scorpions 27-25, 25-14 and 25-14.

    In the first game, Trask led 20-19, but an error led to a point for the Scorpions and a block gave them the lead.

    A hit by Jo’Landa White and two service winners by Latesha Harrison gave North a 24-20 lead.

    Trask saved game point on a dink, and then scored three more points to tie the score 24-24.

  • West wins rematch with South Cougars

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Just when it appeared the South Brunswick Cougar volleyball team was on its way to a victory in the fourth game and force a match-deciding fifth game with West Brunswick, the Trojans' Kenzie McDuffie took over.

    She held serve for 11 straight points as the Trojans built a 22-11 lead and went on to beat the Cougars 25-14 and win the match Aug. 26.

    The victory completed a season sweep of the Cougars.

  • Young softball pitchers get up to speed in clinic

    On a dirt practice field beyond the West Brunswick High School softball field, Ernie Parker instructs six young girls how to pitch a softball. It is 9 a.m. on an overcast yet already warm Saturday, and this is the first of eight sessions Parker will conduct until 6 p.m.

  • Motorcycle wreck kills one, injures another

    A motorcycle wreck just before noon Tuesday has claimed the life of one and injured another.

    Around 11:36 a.m., Coastline Rescue Squad drove up on the scene of a motorcycle wreck at Ocean Highway West and Medical Center Drive near Brunswick Community Hospital.

  • WEATHER UPDATE County prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna

    Hanna may be downgraded to a tropical storm, but weather experts and local officials are keeping a close eye on the storm.

    As of Tuesday morning, Hanna was south of the Bahamas, moving through the ocean with winds up to 70 mph. Randy Thompson, director of Brunswick County Emergency Services (BCES), said the storm seems to be losing momentum, but is still headed for North Carolina’s coast.

  • Legislators override boat trailer bill veto; AAA reacts

    The N.C. General Assembly has voted to override Gov. Mike Easley’s veto of a bill that would lessen restrictions on hauling boat trailers.

    The legislation in question, House Bill 2167, is titled, “An act to increase the width of boats that may be transported on highway routes during the day and night without a permit and to provide for an annual permit as opposed to a single trip permit for oversize boats.”

  • Sheriff's office sued; claims related to Hewett indictment

    Six months, four indictments and one federal guilty plea later, the sheriff’s office has been sued for claims directly associated with former sheriff Ronald Hewett’s suspension and indictment.

    Hewett, who was suspended as sheriff March 27 on the grounds of neglect, misconduct, extortion and intoxication, was indicted March 31 on three counts of embezzlement by a public official and one count of obstruction of justice.