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Today's News

  • Trojans defeat New Hanover, improve to 14-0

     WILMINGTON — West Brunswick beat host New Hanover 72-70 in a conference boys’ basketball game Jan. 6 and improved to 14-0 this season.

    Saadiq Johnson (28 points, seven 3-pointers) and Gray Cheers (31 points, 12 of 12 free throws) scored 59 of West’s 72 points.

    The first quarter ended 13-13. Johnson scored 11 of West’s 13 first-quarter points. He hit one field goal, two 3-pointers and three of three free throws.

  • You decide: How do we pay for infrastructure?

    By Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

     

    My wife recently bought a new car. Well, not exactly “new new,” but “newly used.” Some experts say this is the best way to purchase vehicles because you get an almost-new car without paying for the excessive depreciation that occurs when a brand-new car is driven off the lot.

  • True friendship withstands losses

    Despite the fact that I got up at 5 a.m. on a Sunday to hitch a ride with my kid brother to Charlotte expressly to see my beloved Cleveland Browns, the strong showing of Toroks at Bank of America Stadium wasn’t enough to seal a victory against the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 21.

  • Programs, tips help residents brave cold

    Brunswick County is looking at its first major cold snap of the year this week, with nighttime temperatures expected to drop to as low as 17 degrees.

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we are unlikely to experience a repeat of the early 2014 deep freeze that coated our area with a thick layer of ice. One caveat: The winter forecast favors below-average temperatures in southeastern states.

  • Iler outlines educational goals, opportunities for 2015 legislative session

    BOLIVIA — Teacher compensation, scholarships and adopt-a-school “fun days” are on state Rep. Frank Iler’s priority list for the 2015 state legislative session.

    Iler outlined his list of educational goals and opportunities at the Jan. 6 meeting of the Brunswick County Board of Education.

    Since 2013, Iler said he has visited all local schools and sat in classrooms.

  • Jaguar's Lair negotiations at impasse in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — After years of negotiating, the town of Sunset Beach and developer of Jaguar’s Lair are at an impasse, and the town has requested mediation.

    Announcement of the deadlock over completion of infrastructure work in the unfinished subdivision was made during Sunset Beach Town Council’s first monthly meeting of the new year Monday, Jan. 5.

  • New year brings wahoo action

     The new year is officially upon us and with it came dreary, wet weather. However, the fish off our coast are biting as if it’s sunny and 75 degrees. Thankfully, anglers got the opportunity to venture offshore on Friday, Jan. 2, and brought back exciting fish stories for the new year.

  • SWATCA: Fostering women’s golf

     I’d been hearing about something called the Southeastern Women’s Amateur Team Championship Association for several years. This is an organization to sponsors women’s team championships among several states that include the Carolinas.

    Each state sends a team of 10 players (eight scores count) and a non-playing team captain. Competition is over three days with scoring based on four-ball match play, modified foursome match play and singles match play. The team that amasses the most points wins. 

  • Dixon beats North in wrestling

    LELAND — North Brunswick won four matches in a conference wrestling match against Dixon Jan. 6. For the Scorpions, Patrick Burton won 17-4 at 152. Tyrone Watson won by fall at 170. Evin Bellamy won 11-7 at 195. Darnell Brooks won by fall at 138. North also won a match by forfeit.

     

    Dixon 45

    North Brunswick 25

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over one day of District Criminal Court on Dec. 23 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Dec. 23

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill: