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Today's News

  • Swimmers continue to reach regional standards

     BOLIVIA — South’s girls finished ahead of Laney and West Brunswick in a swim meet Friday, Dec. 19, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    South scored 110 points, Laney 105 and West 18.

    In the boys’ meet, Laney was first (101), South second (95) and West third (39).

    County swimmers continue to attain regional standards. The girls had four regional times and freshman McKenzie White was a part in all four.

  • Victory over Cougars puts West at 10-0

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — Cellphone marketers would have a hard time selling unlimited minutes to West Brunswick’s boys’ basketball players.

    All they need to get is five-second calls.

    The Trojans used a smothering defense to chalk up three five-second calls during their 57-42 win over county rival South Brunswick on Thursday, Dec. 18.

    The win keeps West unbeaten through the first 10 games of the season.

  • No. 11 Harcum defeats BCC

    BOLIVIA ­— The elite remained elusive as 11th-ranked Harcum College slipped past Brunswick Community College 93-89 Friday night, Dec. 19.

    It marked the final game of the fifth annual BCC Holiday Basketball Classic in the Dinah Gore Aquatics & Fitness Center gymnasium.

    Harcum, from Bryn Mawr, Pa., finished fourth last year in the national junior college tournament and was ranked fifth in the nation last week before losing its second in 16 games this season.

  • May all your Christmases be white

    It’s Christmas time, so how about a Christmas tale?

    One of the reasons I left Florida years and years ago was to get away from the rather monotonous seasons that I grew up with.

    In Florida, the seasons aren’t based on the weather or the calendar. Instead of spring, summer, winter and fall there was allergy season, football season and spring training season.

    Oh, there is also a Christmas season.

    Throughout each of these seasons, the temperature didn’t change much, just the amount of yard work.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last three weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 27

    Larceny; Wal-Mart loss prevention personnel saw a juvenile steal merchandise from the business. Juvenile was cited and released.

    Two-vehicle crash on Village Road resulting in personal and property damage.

    Nov. 28

    David Cosme, 38, 1227 High St., Shallotte, cited and released for stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 5

    Breaking and entering, property damage and larceny from a coin-operated machine at West Brunswick High School on Whiteville Road, causing $900 damage.

    Embezzlement/larceny by employee; someone at Belk at Shallotte Crossing Parkway transferred $500 from one deposit bag to another.

  • Shallotte man to serve at least 12 years for infant son’s death

     BOLIVIA — A Shallotte man who was convicted in September of killing his infant son is expected to serve at least 12 years in state prison.

    Judge Gale Adams sentenced 20-year-old Randy Lee Richardson to an active sentence of 144 to 187 months in the N.C. Department of Correction on Monday, Dec. 15, in Brunswick County Superior Court.

  • Trial begins in 2011 Longwood murder

     A Longwood man accused of second-degree murder in 2011 is on trial this week in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Hakeen Ahmad Muhammad, also known as Alfred Lamont “Peanut” Butler, is accused of shooting Sherman A. Daniels to death Oct. 2, 2011, at a Carlon Road home in Longwood.

    Assistant District Attorney Chris Thomas is prosecuting the case.

  • Even short stuff is subject to commentary

    When people call me short, I no longer take offense. After all, it’s a statement of fact.

    My height, officially, is 4-foot-11¾. I can’t break that 5-foot barrier without wearing shoes or at least thick socks.

  • District hosts career fair at county basketball game

     LELAND — Graduating seniors from North Brunswick High School didn’t want to miss the Scorpions’ last home game against county rival South Brunswick Monday, Dec. 15. While they showed up in large numbers, the students also had the opportunity to mull over possible job opportunities at Monday night’s basketball game.

    Brunswick County Schools hosted a mini-career fair inside the lobby and concessions area of North Brunswick’s Leland campus that night in an effort to encourage high school seniors to begin exploring job opportunities.