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Today's News

  • 12 county wrestlers qualify for state

     

     

     

    Three county wrestlers won regional championships in the state-qualifier matches Friday and Saturday.

    West Brunswick junior Ronnie Dellinger, South Brunswick junior Luwolf Sanderson and South Brunswick junior Jon Wiley won championships. They wrestled in the Class 3A Regional at South Central High School.

    In all, 12 county wrestlers qualified for the NCHSAA state meet this weekend in Greensboro. To qualify, wrestlers had to finish in the top four in their weight class.

  • BCC basketball teams win

     Lattrell Royster made two free throws with 13.7 seconds left as the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Denmark Tech 78-75 Saturday.

    After Royster’s free throws, the Panthers missed a 3-pointer and a rebound in the last home game of the season to be played on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • Emergency responders battle large brush fire Saturday afternoon

    Several area fire departments are on the scene of a fast moving, large brush fire near Old Georgetown Road and N.C. 904 Saturday afternoon.

    The video below, taken from a mobile phone, shows the smoke moving across portions of Old Georgetown Road, which was shut down for some time Saturday.

    Check back for more details later.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED North’s Tylan Kelly signs with SCC

     LELAND—North Brunswick High School senior baseball player Tylan Kelly signed a letter of intent Feb. 18 with Southeastern Community College.

  • North’s girls finish second in conference tourney

     The North Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team fell behind 17-0 and never recovered in a 61-41 loss to East Bladen on Feb. 18 in the championship game of the Waccamaw 2A/3A Conference basketball tournament.

    For North (18-6), Tyera Fisher finished as the high scorer (24 points) in the game on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • 'Showtime at the Apollo' takes stage next weekend at WBHS

    It’s “Showtime at the Apollo” at West Brunswick High School.

    The theater department’s third annual Black History month production showcases a performance timeline of headlining acts of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y. The production includes singing, comedy, dancing and visual history of the theater and popular events in American history throughout the decades.

    “We like to do different things every year,” Jennifer Negron, theater arts instructor, said.

  • Woman charged in wreck involving state trooper

    SUPPLY—A Sunset Beach woman has been charged with failure to yield in a wreck that closed portions of U.S. 17 last Friday morning.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. T.W. Pope, around 7:49 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, Virginia Coats, 65, of Sunset Beach, was entering U.S. 17 from Brunswick Community Hospital.

    Pope said Coats, who was driving a 2005 GMC pickup truck, failed to yield to highway patrol trooper J.M. King, who was traveling north in a 2010 Dodge Charger patrol vehicle.

  • Five-year-old dialysis patient dies of cardiac arrest

    Last Tuesday night, Billy Joe Lawson Jr. made a promise to his mother.

    “That night, I said, ‘Bill Bill, you promise me you won’t ever leave home. You promise you never leave me,’” Myra Lawson said. “He said, ‘I promise.’”

    That night, the 5-year-old who was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) several months ago when his kidneys failed, unexpectedly passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED State shot put champion Ryan Minor to attend ASU

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick High School senior Ryan Minor, a three-time state champion in the shot put, signed a letter of intent Feb. 16 to attend Appalachian State University.

    “As soon as I stepped on the campus,” Minor said, “I said, ‘This is the place where I want to go to college.’”

    Minor was already familiar with ASU. He had attended a throwers camp in which one of the ASU coaches, April Smith, was an instructor.

  • Bowling news

    Planet Fun

    Planet Fun Classic: Lee Olson 269-268-247-784, Chris Arcaro 246-241-234-721, Avery Brewer 258-227-225-710, Jonathan Lowery 239-234-671, Rick LaChance 278-667, Gary Armistead 227-223-204-654, Terry Decker 258-213-652, Samuel Champion 235-214-648, Mike Workman 247-210-644, Michael Ward 246-637, Jeffrey Evans 238-233-636, Sam Harris 246-609, Kelly Mintz 233, Dennis Nichols 219, Don Ruth 216-201, George Jacobs 213, Dick Lehrer 211, Frank Paolicelli 203, Joseph Johnson 202, Jeff Harrelson 202, Len Mishue 200.