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Today's News

  • Fishing in stained waters
  • Alfy Hill plays in Medal of Honor Bowl
  • Trojan wrestlers win Scorpion Invitational

    LELAND — West Brunswick won six weight classes on the way to winning the team title in the Scorpion Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 10, at North Brunswick.

    At 113, Shane Smith beat his Grays Creek foe by second-period fall.

    At 120, Bautista beat his West Carteret opponent 10-0.

    At 126, Lincoln Smith beat his Trask competitor 16-1.

    At 138, Alspaugh beat North’s Alex Locklear by fall in the third period.

    At 182, Fullerton beat his West Carteret foe 4-1 and remained unbeaten this season.

  • Bridge Run for Food

    Frank Pepp, 35, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., won the 11th annual Ocean Isle Bridge Run for Food half-marathon Saturday, Jan. 10.

    In 29-degree weather, Pepp ran the 13-mile course in 1 hour, 20 minutes, 23 seconds.

    Abraham Hernandez, 18, of High Point, finished second in 1:23.42. Luke Evans, 14, of Asheboro, finished third in 1:23.47.

    Misty White, 39, was the top female runner in the half marathon, finishing in 1:36.38. She was 12th overall.

  • Trojans defeat Hoggard; now 15-0

     

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team beat Hoggard 51-48 Friday, Jan. 9, remaining in first place in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference (5-0) and remaining unbeaten this season (15-0).

  • Leland men accused of stealing copper wiring

    A Leland man and his cousin are accused of stealing copper wiring from DAK Americas’ property last month.

    Tommy Ray Bolton, 39, and Jason Eugene Bolton, 37, both of Hawks Nest Drive, were arrested Friday, Jan. 9, and each charged with felony larceny, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Warrants show the men stole $1,200 in wiring from the facility Dec. 7, 2014. DAK Americas operated a plant in Navassa that employed about 600 workers. The company shut down the plant in September 2013, then began work to dismantle it.

  • Detectives seek S.C. man in jewelry theft

    Detectives are looking for an Horry County, S.C., man accused of stealing nearly $30,000 in jewelry from a residence in Bolivia last month.

    Douglas Wilson Branton, 30, of Nathan Drive in Loris is wanted on a charge of felony larceny, according to a news release from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to a warrant, he stole 48 pieces of jewelry, valued together at $29,263, from the home on Woody Trail sometime between Dec. 3 and Dec. 5, 2014.

  • Two men arrested in separate assaults

    Two men have been arrested in two separate assaults that happened Thursday, Jan. 8, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Forty-year-old Jason William Kelly of Ocean Isle Beach is accused of choking a woman and punching her in the face while holding her child, warrants show. He was arrested Friday, Jan. 9.

    The woman suffered bruises around her eyes and cuts on her neck. Kelly took her cell phone to prevent her from calling 911 after the altercation, warrants allege.

  • Lockwood Folly Dixie sign-ups

    Lockwood Folly Dixie sign-ups

    Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball sign-ups are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, at Cedar Grove Middle School.

    Sign-ups are also 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day at the Supply Fire Department.

    Fee is $55 for one player, $100 for two, $150 for three. Fee for Wee/Tee ball is $45.

  • Brunswick County unemployment rate up slightly in November

    After Brunswick County’s unemployment rate hit a two year low at 6.0 percent in October, the rate ticked back up to 6.1 percent for November.

    Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in November 2013.

    While the county unemployment rate increased from October to November the state unemployment rate decreased, from 5.5 percent to 5.3 percent.