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Today's News

  • Congratulations to our neighbors to the north

     I wanted to personally congratulate the members and coaches of New Hanover’s 2017 NCHSAA 3AA state football championship team.

    The Wildcats capped their run through the 3AA portion of the playoff brackets with a come-from-behind 27-17 victory over A.C. Reynolds on Saturday night.

  • North Brunswick varsity teams secure non-conference wins

     The North Brunswick High School varsity girls’ basketball team improved to 4-2 with a road victory over James Kenan on Friday, Dec. 8.

    Sophomore Lydia Bradshaw connected on four 3-pointers and poured in a season-high 22 points to lead the Scorpion offense.

    Caelin Goodman added 11 points, while Adora Sloan posted a team-high seven rebounds in the 48-41 triumph.

    The Scorpions played Thomas Academy, out of Lake Waccamaw, in a non-conference game on Dec. 6 and picked up a 61-2 victory.

  • Trojan girls improve to 4-2 with win over CFA

     SHALLOTTE – The West Brunswick High School varsity girls’ basketball team improved its record to 4-2 with a 16-point victory over visiting Cape Fear Academy on Friday, Dec. 8, in Shallotte.

    Second-year head coach Dylan Johnson’s team seized an early lead against the Hurricanes and didn’t relinquish it as his squad was playing its third game in four days.

    West Brunswick posted a halftime lead and built the advantage in the second half for a 50-34 victory.

    The Trojans swept the regular season series against the Hurricanes.

  • Trojans fall to 4-1 with first loss of season

     In a game that didn’t produce a single third-quarter point, the West Brunswick High School varsity boys’ basketball team suffered its first loss of the season with a 30-26 loss to Cape Fear Academy on Friday, Dec. 8, in Shallotte.

    The Trojans entered halftime with a 20-17 lead as Cape Fear Academy tried to slow down the Trojans with a 2-1-2 zone defense. The move worked as West Brunswick held the ball outside on the perimeter for nearly the entire third quarter.

  • Sandpiper Bay’s Thomaswick earns prestigious award

     SUNSET BEACH – Brett Thomaswick, head PGA Professional at Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club, was recently named the Myrtle Beach Golf Director’s 2017 PGA Professional of the Year.

    The annual accolade is awarded by the Myrtle Beach Golf Director, which is comprised of a panel of industry professionals, media members and golf package agents.

    Thomaswick, a Pennsylvania native, has worked at Sandpiper Bay since 2009, said he has made growing the game in Brunswick County a priority.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 5

    Death investigation at a Paisley Drive apartment.

    Dec. 6

    Call for service at ATMC on Whiteville Road where an irate customer was verbally intimidating employees.

    Dec. 7

    Douglas Edward Freeman, 26, was arrested on a felony charge of obtaining money by false pretense.

  • I'll bet you I never have to eat my shoe

    Well, I won’t have to find a baker anytime soon.

    Almost exactly a year to the day after I promised to eat my shoe — a “Cake Boss” version of my shoe, mind you — if Leland and Belville could ever come together over practically anything, that possibility was laid to rest Nov. 28 when the H2GO board turned over its entire operation and reverse osmosis plant project to Belville.

  • District court docket for Nov. 27, 29, 30 and Dec. 1

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 27, 29, 30 and Dec. 1 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Nov. 27

    Judge Jason C. Disbrow presided over the following case with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • Powers graduates from basic

    Air Force Airman Kevin M. Powers, son of Mark and Jill Powers of Calabash and brother of Kyle Powers, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

    Powers completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    Holidays coming … and that means lots of tasty things to eat and drink. Time for cooks to start strutting their stuff in the kitchen. Of course, about the only thing that I know how to cook, though, is instant oatmeal in the microwave. I’ll leave holiday cooking to the experts.