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Today's News

  • West's boys dominate cross-country meet

    West’s top-five runners finished in the top six in winning a three-team boys’ cross-country meet Sept. 23 at North Brunswick.

    Roberto Valerio was first and Juan Gonzalez second in pacing West to a team score of 18 points—15 points are perfect finish.

    North was second with 42 points and West Bladen third with 81 points.

    West’s Ronnie Dellinger was fourth, Jason Huff fifth and John Frink sixth, completing the team scoring.

    Other West finishers: Bryan Murdaugh, ninth; Dylan Bernier, 12th; James Hall, 15th.

  • Lower-seeds help South remain unbeaten

    Getting continued good play from lower-seeded players, the South Brunswick girls tennis team routed Whiteville 9-0 Sept. 24 at South.

    South improved to 5-0 in the conference, 7-0 overall.

    The Cougars’ No. 4-6 singles players lost four games in six sets.

    At No. 4. Sarah Brock beat Allison Royal 6-0, 6-0. At No. 5, Hilary Walker beat Jacq Rapely 6-0, 6-0. At No. 6, Tiffany Capps beat Emily Maultsby 6-2, 6-2.

  • Jones scores four goals in South victory

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Robert Jones scored four goals and Tyler Evans two as South Brunswick beat North Brunswick 6-3 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game Sept. 23 at Jack Campbell Stadium.

    Jones scored the first goal six minutes into the game off a corner kick from Tyler Fisher. Eight minutes later, another goal by Jones put South ahead 2-0.

    North cut the lead to 2-1 when Eric Spafford scored on a penalty kick. But South took a 3-1 lead when Jones scored off a deflection.

  • McCumbee finishes 16th in Las Vegas race

    What looked to be a promising finish in the Las Vegas 350 for Chad McCumbee and the SS Green Light team ended with a disappointing 16th-place finish.

    McCumbee won $11,430 and has won $225,719 this season.

    McCumbee was quick during the heat of the day in both of Saturday’s practice sessions, running in the top 10. He qualified TheGPSstore.com No. 07 in the seventh position and things looked good for the SS Green Light team.

  • Recycling centers for landfill-banned plastic bottles

    Brunswick County has several sites where people can recycle items recently banned from the state’s landfills.

    Effective Oct. 1, plastic bottles, oil filters and wooden pallets can no longer go to the state’s solid waste landfills.

    Brunswick County Operations Services Director Stephanie Lewis said plastic bottles could be recycled at the county’s landfill, drop-off recycling centers or convenient sites throughout the county. The county landfill will accept used motor oil, antifreeze and oil filters to recycle for free only from residents.

  • Drug court receives grant funding for its second year

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court has received a grant to help fund its second year of operations.

    Started in July 2008, drug treatment court has graduated three people from, and currently has, 25 people enrolled in the program.

    The $86,666 grant is the primary source of funding for the court’s operations. County commissioners also earmark funds for drug treatment court.

  • High-impact driving offenses court to debut in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA—A new court is set to debut this month—this one targeting high-impact driving offenders.

    District attorney Rex Gore said a Governor’s Highway Safety grant has allowed the new court to take shape.

  • BCC offers continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged James Douglas Smith, 35, of 5680 Fieldview Trail, Ash, with safecracking and larceny. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center on a $5,000 secured bond.

    •Police charged Lynn Carlisle, 52, of 5201 Mill Branch Road, Ash, with driving while impaired at the intersection of Big Neck Road and N.C. 130. She was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Man sought for theft by deception at Sunset Beach convenience store

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating a theft by deception incident reported Sept. 24 at a convenience store on Seaside Road.

    The store is out $109 after a man entered the store and told the cashier the store’s owner, whom he referred to by name, had authorized him to cash a prepaid American Express card there. He gave the clerk a sealed envelope in exchange for cash. The card turned out to be fraudulent and the clerk found she had been scammed, police said.

    A similar incident happened recently in Shallotte, police said.