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Today's News

  • BCC teams lose region games

    Staff Report

    BOLIVIA — Wake Tech beat Brunswick Community College 63-53 in an NJCAA Region 10 Division II basketball game Jan. 14.

    BCC, playing its first game since Dec. 17, is 1-3 in the region, 9-3 overall. Wake Tech is 3-1, 9-3.

  • Lady Trojans beat Ashley in thriller, lose to New Hanover

    New Hanover beat West Brunswick 73-39 in a conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 13 at West.

    New Hanover (6-0, 15-2) had beaten West 67-20 Dec. 14 in Wilmington. West is 2-4, 8-9.

     In the rematch, the Wildcats led 17-8 after the first quarter and 31-14 with 3 minutes, 50 seconds left in the half. The lead was 46-16 with 6:38 left in the third quarter and 61-31 with 5:22 left in the game.

  • VIDEO: New Hanover beats West Brunswick 68-64

    Final points in New Hanover’s 68-64 victory against West Brunswick in the boys’ basketball game Jan. 13 at West for first place in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.
    Shown: New Hanover scores a layup, West’s Bryce Ahrens hits a 3-pointer, New Hanover hits a free throw to clinch the victory.

  • New Hanover sweeps Trojan teams in basketball

    The New Hanover boys are 5-1 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 14-4 overall. West Brunswick is 4-2, 12-4.

    The New Hanover girls are 6-0 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 15-2 overall. West is 2-4, 8-9.

  • VIDEO: Shane Smith wrestling

    VIDEO: West Brunswick’s Shane Smith wins by fall in 1 minute, 19 seconds in the 138-pound match against Laney.
    Final 30 seconds shown.

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    SHALLOTTE — Laney defeated West Brunswick 57-18 in a wrestling match Jan. 12 at West between the two unbeaten teams in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

    Laney is 19-1 overall. West is 19-3.

    The conference championships are Jan. 28 at Hoggard. State duals are Jan. 31, Feb. 2 and Feb. 4.

  • Commissioner: Time to review insurance policies and coverage

    The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate insurance policies, according to the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

    “It is a new year and there are certainly things that will be changing in your life as you look forward to the rest of 2017,” Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said in a news release. “I recommend you take this opportunity to make sure you are adequately covered by your insurance policies.”

  • Marshals arrest woman in 2006 stabbing

    The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a woman Thursday, Jan. 5, who was wanted in Brunswick County in a 2006 stabbing.

    Marshals found 49-year-old Lorie Jean Smith-Postupack at her home in Hampstead, a spokesman for the agency said.

    Warrants show Smith-Postupack stabbed a man on July 31, 2006 with a pocketknife before telling Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detective Laurie Smith she had been raped in order to “hinder and obstruct the law enforcement officer in the performance of her duty.”

  • Two accused of taking tools from workshop

    Two men are accused of taking tools from a workshop in Leland they broke into Christmas Eve.

    Ryan Tyler Duffy, 25, of Holly Hills Drive in Shallotte and Johnnie Ray Ison, 23, of Judy Ray Lane in Leland were each charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering and felony conspiracy to break or enter a building.

  • Supply man to serve nine years for sexually assaulting girls

    BOLIVIA — A judge sentenced a Supply man to serve at least nine years in state prison for committing sex crimes with two girls, the District Attorney’s Office said.

    Robeson County Superior Court Judge James Gregory Bell sentenced 35-year-old Michael Charles Jacobs of Seashore Road to two consecutive sentences of 58 to 130 months in prison, with credit for time served, after he pleaded guilty to two felony counts of second-degree sexual offense Wednesday, Jan. 4.

  • Southport man accused of cutting, terrorizing woman

    Oak Island police arrested a Southport man accused of breaking into a residence Dec. 27 and cutting a woman who was there.

    Charles Dean Holden, 53, of Frink Street was arrested Jan. 6 and charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor communicating threats.

    Warrants issued Dec. 28 show Holden broke into the home in the 100 block of Northwest First Street and used a steak knife to slash the woman’s hand, saying he would kill her.