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Today's News

  • 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.

  • NBHS locked down for about one hour, two arrested for trespassing

    North Brunswick High School was locked down for about an hour Monday morning. Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects for trespassing.

    Lt. Roger Harrington, of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, said a report came in that someone at the school had a weapon on campus. About 30 minutes after the school was locked down, sheriff’s deputies stopped two suspects near Trinity Drive in Leland.

    Christopher Bell, 28, and Jacquelyn Eleise Mitchell, 43, both of Bell Way, Leland, were charged with second-degree trespassing.

  • 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.

  • Bring back the classics

    I wrote a story this week about a group of church members who took it upon themselves to buy enough advanced tickets to ensure a movie would be coming to our local theater.

    Brad Ferguson at New Beginnings Community Church rallied his congregation as well as leaders from other churches in the area to bring “Fireproof,” a Christian drama, to Coastal Stadium in Shallotte.

    “We have a good number of tickets we can distribute around the community to other churches that didn’t put up money up front,” Ferguson said.

  • Swiss chard is available year-round but is best in summer

    Chard is a type of beet, which along with spinach, is a plant in the goosefoot family; so named because some of the plants in this category have leaves shaped like their namesake.

    Unlike traditional beets, chard roots are inedible. Chard is prized for its large leaves and crunchy stalks. The two main types found in most supermarkets are red chard and green.

    The red has red stems and dark green leaves with red veins. The green has lighter green leaves with white stalks. The red variety has a stronger flavor.