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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Home schools see increased enrollment in Brunswick County

    Brunswick County students are back in school but not all of them study in a classroom.

    Brunswick County has 428 home schools and 714 students registered with the N.C. Department of Administration’s Division of Non-Public Education for the 2007-2008 school year. While the amount of schools decreased by 10 schools from the 2006-2007 school year, student enrollment increased 12 students.

    The division is responsible for inspecting and monitoring home schools.

  • 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.

  • Two dead after weekend shootingDistrict attorney's office to determine charges

    A double shooting over the weekend in Calabash has been turned over to the district attorney’s office to determine if charges will be filed against the shooter.

    Just after 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting at a home at 99 Calabash Road.

  • Journalism integrity is worth its weight in gold

    Here it comes again.

    This time, I was eating lunch, minding my own business and trying to complete the word jumble when I couldn’t help but overhear a nearby group of lunch buddies utter the words that make most journalists’ skin crawl: “The media is just so negative about everything.”