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Today's News

  • Steps to cure cabin fever

     

  • Weather not only threat to speckled trout

     

    The nights have continued to get colder, bringing the water temperatures below 50 degrees in many of our backwater areas. The rain also continues to fall, as each passing front brings us mild moist air. Even with water temperatures hovering in the upper 40s, speckled trout seek shelter in many of our shallow water areas during the coldest part of the winter. Why? There are several theories why speckled trout will continue to go into shallow water this time of year.

  • Golf getaway to the Crystal Coast

     For the past few years, I’ve gone on a gal’s golf trip to the Crystal Coast and we’ve had a blast. ­There’s wonderful golf, beautiful beaches, old coastal towns to explore, historic sites and fabulous seafood.

    Where is the Crystal Coast?

    It begins just north of Wilmington and runs up to the Outer Banks; 85 miles of unspoiled coastline between the Outer Banks and our own beloved Brunswick Islands. It’s a fabulous getaway if you don’t want to fly or drive long distances.

  • McCumbee starts race season at Daytona

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished 18th in the season-opening IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge race Friday, Jan. 23, at Daytona International Speedway.

    McCumbee was the qualifying driver in the ModSpace Mazda MX-5 for C.J. Wilson racing and started the race 25th in the Street Tuner class. The race was 2 hours, 30 minutes on the 3.56-mile course.

  • Trojans defeat Laney, improve to 18-0

     

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team improved to 18-0 by beating host Laney 67-66 in a conference game Friday, Jan. 23. West scored the winning points on an offensive rebound in the final seconds.

    For West, 7-0 in the conference, senior Saadiq Johnson scored hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points. He sank 10 of 13 free throws.

    Gray Cheers scored 22 points. He sank eight of 10 free throws. He sank seven straight in the fourth quarter.

  • Leland wins county middle school wrestling championship

     Staff Report

    LELAND — Leland Middle School won the county middle school wrestling championship Saturday, Jan. 24, at North Brunswick High School.

    Leland scored 161 points, Shallotte 130, Cedar Grove 129 and South 119.

    Leland won seven titles, South five, Shallotte four and Cedar Grove two.

    The meet also had for the first time a division for girls. South’s Madelyn Barberia and Cedar Grove’s Mary Jane Weatherly and Cheyenne Espinoza wrestled in it. Barberia finished as champion.

     

    Results

  • Swimmers compete in final home meet of season

     BOLIVIA — The South Brunswick swim teams finished second to Topsail in a meet Friday, Jan. 23, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    In the girls’ meet, Topsail scored 121 points, South 96 and West Brunswick 10.

    In the boys’ meet, Topsail scored 105.50 points, South 92.50 and West 40.

    Five South swimmers reached regional standards in their events.

  • Shallotte Police report

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

    Jan. 9

    Larceny by an employee of Douglas Jewelers taking scrap gold valued at $2,000 that didn’t belong to him while working.

    Jan. 13

    Joshua Wayne Sparks, 21, arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving while impaired, hit and run and driving while license revoked.

  • Leland Police report

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

    Jan. 10

    Larceny by someone defeating anti-theft device at Walmart on New Pointe Boulevard.

    Traffic crash on US Hwy 17 North and Village Road, two vehicles were involved in a traffic crash resulting in property damage.

    Traffic crash on New Pointe Boulevard, two vehicles were involved in a traffic crash resulting in property damage.

  • Sign upgrades, ABC Store and power lines part of Leland downtown revitalization talks

    Leland officials reviewed efforts for downtown revitalization at a Jan. 8 workshop.

    The board discussed the difficulty of changing property owners’ minds on complying with the town’s business signs ordinance despite providing an incentive program.

    In April 2013, the Leland town board finalized a five-year amortization period for non-conforming signs.

    Leland has a sign ordinance in place allowing 48 square foot, eight foot tall signs in the town’s busier commercial district, zoned C2, near Village Road at U.S. 17.