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Today's News

  • Three indicted in cases involving sex crimes

     Three people have been indicted by a Superior Court grand jury in separate cases involving sex crimes.

    Forty-four-year-old Ramon Gonzalez-Uribe of Supply was indicted Aug. 18 on charges of statutory rape sexual offender, sexual activity by solicitation, indecent liberties with a child and assault on a female, court records show.

    Gonzalez-Uribe is accused of “engaging in a sexual act with … a person of the age of 14 years at the time of the offense,” a warrant shows.

  • VIDEO: Youth football players lead Trojans onto field
  • North Myrtle Beach defeats Trojans 34-7

    SHALLOTTE — North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School beat West Brunswick 34-7 in a non-conference football game Friday, Sept. 4 at West.

    The loss was the first of the season for West (2-1). North Myrtle Beach is 2-1 and has scored at least 27 points in each of the three games.

    Junior quarterback Ronnie Bass completed nine of 14 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns for the Chiefs. North Myrtle Beach scored on five of its 10 possessions. One of the other possessions ended on a missed field goal. Another possession ended on downs at the West 5.

  • Willie Fulford, Yarbrough win track titles

    Staff Report

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Willie Fulford won the Mini Stocks championship Sept. 3 at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    The Fulford family was the dominant name in the division this season as brothers Willie and Adam chased the season title. Willie Fulford, who had won four races, had a 13-point lead entering the final race over Adam Fulford, who had won three races.

    In the 20-lap race Sept. 3, Willie Fulford led the early laps but brother Adam took the lead about midway through the race on the way to the victory.

  • Trojans begin volleyball conference 1-1

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick volleyball team began its conference season this week, beating Ashley but losing to Hoggard.

    West Brunswick defeated Ashley 25-23, 25-23, 27-25 Sept. 1 in Wilmington.

    Hannah Pugh had 11 kills, 18 digs and five service aces.

    Haley Long had 15 digs.

    Payton Roberts had 12 assists.

    The Ashley JV beat West 2-0.

    In a match Sept. 2 at West, Hoggard rallied to beat the Trojans 22-25, 20-25, 25-11, 25-18, 25-5.

    Pugh led team in kills (18), digs (27) and service aces (three).

  • Trojans beat Whiteville 7-0 in soccer

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ soccer team beat Whiteville 7-0 in a non-conference game Sept. 2.

    Senior midfielder Tristan Murphy scored three goals and sophomore forward Lincoln Smith two. Senior midfielder John McNeil and freshman forward Alex Younts also scored. Senior midfielder Noah Faircloth had two assists. Senior Michael Nelson was the goalkeeper as the Trojans improved to 3-2.

    McNeil scored West’s first goal with 9 minutes, 48 seconds left in the first half when he headed a 30-yard free kick from Sam Zeng.

  • Do you take too long to make important decisions?

     “It’s your decision.” Few words can bring about such power and such fear.

    For a big part of my life, I weighed every decision very carefully. Then I learned it’s often better to get into action than to ponder things too long.

    While it’s good to consider options, it’s also wise to make decisions more quickly and move on. Whether it’s right or wrong, at least I’m in motion. If not, inertia can set in. I like to opt for “ertia,” the informal opposite of inertia.

     

  • Do dogs get depressed?

     A reader recently asked if dogs can become depressed, develop mental illness, and if “doggie psychologists” were for real. For those of you looking for the short answers: 1) Yes, but maybe not exactly like you’re thinking; 2) Absolutely; and 3) Yes, with an enormous caveat. If you’d like a little more thorough explanation, read on pet lovers.

  • Think about food safety when grilling burgers this Labor Day weekend

     Although we can anticipate nice weather for several more months, Labor Day seems to mark the official last cookout of the summer. If you’re having a get together that involves food this weekend, I’m going to once again remind you to think about food safety.

    This time I’m thinking about hamburgers. Test your knowledge of burger safety by answering these two multiple-choice questions.

    Question No. 1

  • Garden success lies in the soil, Part 1

     By Sam Marshall

    Horticulture Agent

     

    Successful gardeners in our region have a dirty secret. And it isn’t that they are jumping over your fence at night causing all the “deer” damage. No, any successful gardener in this area will tell you the key to a beautiful lawn or garden starts with healthy soil and proper soil management. Regardless of what you hear about this area, our soils teem with life that, if managed properly, will alleviate the challenges of coastal gardening.