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  • Gaines, North Brunswick grind out 27-8 victory

    LELAND—The North Brunswick High School Scorpions beat Lejeune 27-8 Friday in a nonconference football game.

    Before this game started, Anthony “Move The Chains” Gaines was averaging more than 10 yards every time he touched the ball, so it’s no wonder coach Garry Bishop calls on him often. Against Lejeune, Gaines touched the ball 32 times for a total of 192 yards, which included two touchdown runs and a two-point conversion.

    However, it was not only Gaines who shined against Lejeune. D. J. Graham also had two touchdown runs and 87 yards total.

  • Cougars win third straight

    South Brunswick improved to 3-0 by beating Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 28-21 Friday in Raleigh.

    The Cougars scored twice in the first quarter, the first touchdown on a 7-yard run by Zack Alcorn. Gibbons went ahead 7-0 on a 1-yard run and extra point.

    South regained the lead, 12-7, when Quan Ray scored on a 21-yard run.

    Gibbons went ahead 14-12 on a 3-yard run and extra point in the second quarter.

    The Cougars scored their only points in the quarter on a 40-yard run by Ray. The two-point conversion gave South a 20-14 lead.

  • Laney strikes back, beats West

    Call it the five-minute rule.

    “It’s a standard rule in the soccer business,” West Brunswick High School soccer coach Tripp Smith said, “that five minutes after a goal is scored, you should be on your game, because the chances are another one is going to get scored in those five minutes—whether it’s you or whether it’s the other team.”

    West failed to do that, and the result was a 4-2 loss to the Laney Buccaneers in the conference game Sept 18.

  • North's boys, South's girls win meet

    North Brunswick’s boys and South Brunswick’s girls won close conference cross-country meets Sept. 16 at Pender High School.

    In the boys’ meet, North beat South by three points, 37-40.

    Pender was third at 59.

    For North, Tony Wright was first in 19 minutes, 24 seconds. Rashaad Nelson was second in 19:43. Ryan Moeller was seventh in 21:20. Nic Merritt was eighth in 21:50.

  • South stays perfect in tennis

    The South Brunswick High School girls tennis team continued its undefeated season by routing three foes last week.

    The Cougars beat Whiteville 5-2 on Sept. 15, Pender 9-0 on Sept. 17 and North Brunswick 9-0 on Sept. 18.

    South is 6-0 in the conference, 10-0 overall.

    SOUTH 5

    WHITEVILLE 2

    Singles

    1. Summer Phillips SB d. Casey Horne 7-5, 6-2.

    2. Kelley Presson SB d. Brooke Palmer 6-1, 6-2.

    3. Katie Ward W Katie Soden 6-1, 6-4.

    4. Leighann Scheetz SB d. Sam Miller 6-3, 1-6, 10-3.

  • Update Drug agents bust heroin trafficking ring

    A major heroin trafficking ring in Leland has been shut down after law enforcement officers arrested three men they say were involved. A fourth suspect is still wanted.

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, Leland Police officers and New Hanover County Drug Enforcement Agents ended a lengthy, multi-agency investigation with a search warrant at a Leland residence Tuesday, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Wanted person

    Wanted person

    Name: Floyd Baldwin

    Sex: Male

    Race: Black

    Age: 41

    Floyd Baldwin is wanted by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. Baldwin is possibly in Wilmington or Horry County, S.C. Baldwin is possible armed and has threatened law enforcement officers.

    Baldwin may be driving a 1992 burgundy, four-door Toyota Corolla, which he reportedly stole from a victim in a robbery.

    The Corolla has North Carolina registration, XPZ-4212.

  • Mom accuses elementary principal of threat

    The principal of Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School has been charged with communicating threats. She was served with criminal summons Wednesday, Sept. 17, by a Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy, Sheriff John Ingram said.

    Patricia Rourk, 53, has been charged with communicating threats and must appear before a district judge at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, according to the summons document.

    A criminal summons differs from arrest warrant, where the defendant is not arrested but must next appear in court before a judge, Ingram said.

  • Register now; vote early

    To the editor: With this election turning out to be one of the most important in history, I urge each person eligible to vote to do so. Change cannot occur without you.

    If you are not registered to vote and are eligible, being 18 years of age on or before Nov. 4, 2008—please register now. The deadline to register is on or before 5 p.m. Oct. 10.

    In North Carolina you cannot register to vote and then vote on the same day. You may register at the Brunswick County Board of Elections at the Government Center, Building F in Bolivia.

  • They Love Lucy at Silver Coast Winery

    GRISSETTOWN—Contestants who resembled Lucille Ball or at least had red hair (natural or not) turned out before a cheering crowd last Saturday at Silver Coast Winery’s Purple Feet Festival and Grape Stomp.

    Eight women sporting crimson tresses and peasant attire performed their best impersonations and mashed grapes with their feet in a wooden vat in the festival’s seventh annual Lucy Look-A-Like contest.