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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick boys basketball vs. Laney

     See photos from West Brunswick's 62-51 loss at Laney on Friday, Dec. 15. 

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick vs. Laney girls basketball photos

     See photos from West Brunswick's varsity girls' basketball game against Laney on Dec. 15. 

  • Trojan wrestling team improves to 14-1

     The West Brunswick varsity wrestling team completed a five-match sweep at a six-team tournament in St. James, S.C., on Saturday, Dec. 16.

    The Trojans earned victories over Aynor (S.C.), 66-18, Conway (S.C.), 70-6, Georgetown (S.C.), 75-3, Myrtle Beach (S.C.), 66-18 and St. James (S.C.), 63-12.

    The team improved their record on the 2017-18 season with a dominant 65-9 victory over Hoggard on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

  • Calabash VFP Post 7288 Winter Steel Dart League results

     Members of the Calabash VFW Post 7288 Winter Steel Dart League competed in the three weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Robie McDougall, Sara Rasmussen and Tom McCormack claimed first-place honors during league play the week of Dec. 12. The team of Shirley Kelleher, Don Paulson and Dennis Major secured a second-place finish. Helen McCormack, Marty Biddle and Tom Kelleher finished in third place.

  • Lady Trojans beat Ashley for first league win, fall to Laney

     WILMINGTON – Before the season began, second-year head coach Dylan Johnson said he expected his team to compete in each and every game it played during the 2017-18 campaign.

    That’s why he was left scratching his head after his team played uncharacteristically sloppy basketball in a 59-21 loss at Laney on Friday, Dec. 15.

    The Trojans (6-3, 1-1) turned the ball over more than 20 times and fell behind by more than 30 points in the third quarter in the 38-point loss.

  • West falls to 4-4 after fourth straight loss

     WILMINGTON – After reeling off four straight wins to begin the 2017-18 season, Ty Johnson encouraged his young team to continue its “one game at a time” approach.

    He’s still preaching that same message despite his team dropping to 4-4 after three consecutive losses last week, including a 62-51 setback at Laney on Friday, Dec. 15.

    The Trojans fell to 0-2 in Mideastern Conference play following an 11-point loss at the hands of the Buccaneers and former West Brunswick head coach Eric Davis on Friday in Wilmington.

  • Dolphins finish holiday tournament 1-2, fall to 10-3

     The Brunswick Community College (BCC) men’s basketball team entered the 2017 Holiday Classic with a 9-1 record and a seven-game winning streak.

    The Dolphins earned a victory in the tournament opener against Shooting for Greatness Prep, but dropped their final two games – one against Chattanooga State (Tenn.) and another against Bryant & Stratton (Va.).

  • Duke Energy to test Brunswick Nuclear Plant sirens Jan. 10

    The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport will be tested Wednesday, Jan. 10, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. No public action is required.

    The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested at low volume for 10 seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

  • Two men face felony assault charges

    Two men are accused of choking two women in separate Brunswick County cases.

    Eric Lynn Garner, 22, of Black Chestnut Drive in Leland was arrested Dec. 17 and charged with felony assault by strangulation.

    Warrants show Garner scratched and bruised a woman and choked her for 30 seconds Dec. 16.

    Garner remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility without bail.

    In an unrelated case, 21-year-old Aaron Tyler Benton, of Page Meadow Lane in Riegelwood, was arrested Dec. 17 and charged with felony assault by strangulation.

  • Leland police seek identity of Wal-Mart thief