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Today's News

  • For Surigao brothers, football is family affair

    If you’ve been to a West Brunswick Trojan football game this year, you’ve probably seen five children playing a little football game in front of the fence of the home bleachers. Those are the Surigao children, and when they aren’t busy conducting their version of “Friday Night Lights,” they are watching their fathers help orchestrate the best start to a season for West Brunswick in nearly a decade.

    The Trojan coaching staff is composed of several veteran coaches as well as fresh new faces, including brothers Chris and John Surigao.

  • South clinches third-straight conference title

    The South Brunswick girls’ tennis team beat South Columbus 8-1 Oct. 6 to clinch their third straight Waccamaw Conference championship.

    The victory improved South’s conference record to 8-0.

    The Cougars then beat Pender 7-2 and Ashley 8-1 in nonconference duals to remain unbeaten this season (13-0).

    South Columbus had given the Cougars tough competition earlier this year, losing at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.

  • Trojans' JV fall to East Bladen in high-scoring game

    ELIZABETHTOWN—The West Brunswick junior varsity football team scored a season-high 42 points against East Bladen, returned a kickoff for touchdown and got a career-high 275 rushing yards on 23 carries from sophomore running back Justin Bland. But all of that was insufficient to overcome 455 yards of total offense from East Bladen in a 60-42 loss Oct. 8.

  • Scorpions beat West Bladen for first conference victory

    Jirese Thomas’ 90-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped clinch a 27-21 victory by North Brunswick over West Bladen in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night.

    The victory was the first in the conference for the Scorpions (1-2, 3-5 overall).

  • BCC volleyball team wins three weekend matches

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team beat Lenoir Community College 25-13, 17-25, 25-18, 25-13 in first match of a three-team match Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    The victory completed a season sweep by the Dolphins over the LCC. The Dolphins, the defending regular-season region champion and regional tournament champion, swept LCC 22-20-21 Sept. 23.

    The Dolphins then routed Rockingham Community College 25-9, 25-16, 25-16.

  • Cougars' defense stars in upset of South Columbus

    TABOR CITY—The South Brunswick defense forced seven turnovers—the last one an interception by Rashen Bellamy on a game-tying two-point conversion—as the Cougars stunned perennial power South Columbus 21-19 in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night.

    “This is my 13th year here,” South Brunswick athletics director Chris Roehner said, “and this is the first time we defeated South Columbus.”

    Cougar right guard Corey Travis praised the defense.

  • Lady Trojans beat Whiteville, improve to 17-1

    The West Brunswick volleyball team swept Whiteville 25-15, 25-8, 25-16 in a Waccamaw Conference match Oct. 8 at West.

    The victory improved West to 9-1 in the conference, 17-1 overall.

  • Construction continues on Smith Avenue extension

    Construction of the Smith Avenue extension is under way and should be completed Nov. 1 of next year, according to Charlie Manning of S.T. Wooten Corp. contractors, which is building the road.

    The contractors put in a 72-inch pipe to allow the road to cross a creek behind the Shallotte Crossing shopping center and also installed silt fencing to keep sand from going into the ditch.

  • Planning board recommends new Dumpster screening regs

    The Shallotte Planning Board has recommended approval of a new Dumpster screening ordinance that would give the town more flexibility in what it allows. It will also give existing business owners a break if their current screening meets the intent of the ordinance.

    Last year, the town board of aldermen approved an ordinance requiring all business owners to “gate and screen all four sides of an onsite Dumpster to ensure that the Dumpster container is not visible.”

  • Too much sand: Beach accesses don’t meet Holden Beach town code

    Holden Beach commissioners took no action but continued discussing their rare problem—so much sand has been added to, migrated to and built up on the beach that most private walkways at oceanfront homes and even public-access walkways currently don’t meet the town code.

    The reason that’s a problem is because paths through the frontal dune—the one closest to the water—is “a low spot waiting for a breach when we have high water,” said Tony Marwitz from planning and zoning.