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Today's News

  • South’s Bowersox third at state in breaststroke

    South Brunswick senior Tyler Bowersox finished third Saturday in the 100-yard breaststroke in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A swim meet.

    Bowersox swam the race at the Cary Triangle Aquatic Center in 58.53 seconds. South Iredell junior Colson Zucker won the race in 57.02, an All-America consideration. The second-place time was 58 seconds.

    The race was redemption for Zucker, who had been disqualified in the 200 individual medley for a one-hand touch while swimming the breaststroke.

  • Trojan wrestlers win NCHSAA Class 3A East Regional

    SHALLOTTE — Harrison Campbell and Jacary Bethel won wrestling titles in leading West Brunswick to the team championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional.

    The two-day regional at West Brunswick was a qualifier for the state tournament this week in Greensboro. The top four in each weight advanced to state. Twenty-five teams scored points.

  • Scorpions win fourth straight indoor track title

    The North Brunswick boys’ track-and-field team set two state records in winning its fourth straight indoor championship Friday, Feb. 10, in Winston-Salem.

    Senior Jayhlen Washington won three individual events — setting a Class 1A/2A record in the 55-meter hurdles — in the meet for North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A schools.

  • Regional bicycle plan available for review and comment

    The Cape Fear Council of Governments was awarded a planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to develop a regional comprehensive bicycle transportation plan. The purpose of this plan is to identify opportunities and constraints for bicycling in the Cape Fear region, and to establish recommendations for improvement.

    The Cape Fear Regional Bicycle Plan covers Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties as well as southern Bladen, western Onslow and southern Sampson counties.

  • Some products piquing interest of golfers

    By Darren deMaille

    The PGA Merchandise Show took place last week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. More than a thousand golf companies participated. All the latest of everything that is golf was there. If you wanted to see it, or be seen, it was there. Equipment, clothing, gadgets, training aids, PGA Tour pros and celebrities were around every corner.  In addition, there were countless opportunities for PGA professionals like me to educate themselves and share thoughts and philosophies with other colleagues. 

  • Emotional championship for Scorpions’ coach

    LELAND — Sixty seconds from fulfilling an 11-year dream — winning a conference championship — North Brunswick coach Travis Fortune pressed a white towel to his face. His Scorpions were about to scupper Northside-Jacksonville 83-63 — considered one of the top Class 2A teams in the region — and clinch the East Central Conference basketball championship Tuesday, Feb. 7.

  • Supply man faces felony charges in Feb. 2 fatal crash

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers have arrested a man involved in a fatal crash Feb. 2 in Supply.

    William Chandler McHenry, 24, of Blue Bird Lane in Supply was arrested Feb. 8 and charged with one felony count of second-degree murder, one felony count of aggravated death by motor vehicle, one felony count of serious injury by motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of driving while license revoked.

  • Driving in Brunswick County is slowly driving me mad

    Dear lady driving the red SUV, you drive like a crazy person. You have me wondering if Brunswick County attracts crazy person drivers or if this place turns people crazy once they get behind the wheel.

    Because I think it might be getting to me, too.

    This happened recently: I was headed back to the Beacon one evening, driving along White Street toward the stop sign at Smith Avenue.

    As I have mentioned in the past, there is something about stop signs — really any type of intersection — in Brunswick County that makes people lose their minds.

  • NWS predicts neutral hurricane season

    WILMINGTON — Hurricane season modeling by the National Weather Service anticipates neither El Niño nor La Niña will influence storms this year.

    Steve Pfaff, a meteorologist at the NWS office in Wilmington, predicted a neutral hurricane season, one that won’t be affected by the wet weather of an El Niño or dry weather of a La Niña.

  • Butler replaces Hamilton as District 18 state rep

    LELAND — Wilmington lawyer Deborah Butler was voted the appointee to fill state Rep. Susi Hamilton’s Dist 18 seat in the General Assembly with overwhelming support from New Hanover County’s Democratic Party representatives.

    Two voting members each from New Hanover County and Brunswick County Democratic Parties made up the executive committee electors who met Feb. 1 at Leland Town Hall.

    Earla Pope and Millie Elledge were the New Hanover County representatives. Carl Parker and Charles Carroll represented Brunswick County.