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Today's News

  • West Brunswick beats South Brunswick in girls’ lacrosse

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 7-3 in a Mideastern Conference 3A/4A Conference girls’ lacrosse game Friday.

    The Trojans outscored South 4-0 in the second half in completing the season sweep of the Cougars.

    For West (2-8 in the MEC), senior Sarah Poulin scored three goals and freshman Gwenna Gentle scored two goals. Sophomore Ana Poulin and freshman Kara Cheers each scored for the first time this season.

    For South (0-10 in the MEC), Kristen Ruffato scored twice. Ashton Van Ness also scored.

  • Trojans win 18th straight; now 19-1

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 12-5 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game Friday at South.

    The victory was the Trojans’ 18th straight this season, improving their record to 19-1. West is 8-0 in the conference. Four conference games are left, including two against Topsail.

    West has scored at least 10 runs in its last five victories.

    Against the Cougars, the Trojans scored four runs in the first inning and three in the second in taking a 7-1 lead.

  • First responders testify in Vassey trial

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA — “I’m here to kick ass and take names.”

    Two first responders testified Friday former Southport police sergeant Bryon Vassey said those words upon arriving at the Boiling Spring Lakes home of schizophrenic 18-year-old Keith Vidal, whom he shot to death more than two years ago.

  • Leland police arrest man accused of sex crime against child

    A Wilmington man accused of sexually assaulting a girl turned himself in to Leland police Wednesday, April 20.

    Stephan Keaton, 52, is charged with second-degree sex offense, according to a police department news release.

    A warrant shows the crime happened April 1 and was reported to police the next day.

    Keaton was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $100,000 bail and released the same day.

  • Elections board to hear primary protest May 4

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Board of Elections agreed to hold a full hearing on Alan Lewis’ protest of the March 15 primary election results in the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 4 Republican primary.

    The hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 4 at the Board of Elections office.

  • Trojans beat Trask in softball

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Trask 5-4 in eight innings in a non-conference softball game April 21 at West.

    West scored the winning run when pinch runner Christian Strickland scored from third after a passed ball. Randaisa Daniels was at bat.

    Strickland was running for Izzy Smeltzer, who had singled. Strickland advanced to third on a hit by Cierra Watts.

    West scored three runs in the first on a home run by McKenzie Benton.

  • VIDEO: J.C. Smith wins the 200 at county meet

    J.C. Smith wins the 200 at the county meet.

  • VIDEO: Jelonnie Smith wins the 100 at county meet

    Jelonnie Smith wins the 100 at county meet.

  • VIDEO: Sharyah Anderson wins 110 hurdles at county meet

    Sharyah Anderson wins the 100-meter hurdles at the county meet.

  • Officers testify in ex-cop’s manslaughter trial

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA — It took a moment for Brunswick County Sheriff’s Deputy Samantha Lewis-Chavis to compose herself before she described watching 18-year-old Keith Vidal die.

    “I watched Mr. Vidal’s eyes go from black, just like somebody suffering from a mental illness (has), to a normal color and I watched death come into his eyes,” she said, tears streaming down her face. “You could see the innocence in a person, a scared look. I watched his eyes go to death and he fell to the ground.”