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Today's News

  • Trojans beat South, make state playoffs

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat South Brunswick 6-4 Oct. 22 in its final high school soccer game of the regular season.

    The victory also clinched a spot in the Class 3-A state playoffs for West (9-12).

    This is the third straight year the Trojans have made the playoffs. West will play at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at C.B. Aycock (19-1), ranked No. 7 in Class 3-A. Aycock has allowed 17 goals all season. South ends the season 2-15.

    “It is really big for us,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “This is a big deal.”

  • Defending state champs end West’s season

    For the second straight year, Greenville D.H. Conley ended West Brunswick’s volleyball season.

    Conley, the 2007 Class 3-A state champions, beat the Trojans 25-15, 25-12, 25-21, 25-15 Oct. 23 at West.

    West ends the season 18-3.

    “They have no reason to hold their heads down,” West coach Leslie Reeves said. “They should be very proud. They accomplished a lot.

  • Lady Dolphins basketball program enters fifth season

    The BCC women’s basketball program has struggled as it enters its fifth year of existence. Last year, the team won three games.

    “Our main problem last year was that we didn’t have any substitutes,” coach Kenneth White said. “This year my goal was to bring in some top-quality players in the state of North Carolina to help us build a program. We have a bench this year, and I think this will probably be our year to turn things around.”

    Three players from Brunswick County will be among those trying to give BCC a winning season.

  • Inaugural middle school tennis season completed

    The final tennis match for Brunswick County Middle School athletes was Oct. 16 at Lockwood Folly Park. Forty athletes participated in this pilot program, with double the number of fans. The athletes who participated were from Smithville Park and Shallotte Park. They practiced on Tuesdays after school and they had played two matches before the final matches.

  • Horse show honors young equestrian, raises money for scholarships

    “Alex would have loved this. I feel she is here with us, enjoying every minute of this day.”

    These were the words of Jane Cockrell-Hartner as she looked around at the huge crowds and dozens of horses at the Alex Hartner Memorial Horse Show at the Lake Waccamaw Boys & Girls Home Exhibition Center in Lake Waccamaw last weekend.

  • Shallotte Middle defeats Cape Fear

    The Shallotte Middle School football ended a two-game losing streak by beating Cape Fear 33-8 Oct. 21.

    Markel Jones had six carries for 162 yards, including touchdown runs of 65 yards and 47 yards. He also kicked one extra point.

    For the season, Jones has gained 752 yards rushing and scored 11 touchdowns.

  • McCumbee 36th in Atlanta Sprint Cup race

    In his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut Sunday afternoon at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Chad McCumbee finished 36 out of 43 cars.

    McCumbee started 41st and drove the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge in the Pep Boys Auto 500 in Hampton, Ga. Despite the low finish, McCumbee earned $93,408.

  • Schedule set for Seneca 400 at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    Myrtle Beach Speedway’s traditional November race has picked up the support of Seneca Tobacco Co., based in Hartsville, S.C. The Seneca 400 is Nov. 20-23 and includes a $10,000 first-place payout.

    The weekend will feature the Seneca 250 for NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars, along with the Don Brewer Memorial 100 for the Super Trucks.

    Supporting races will be 50-lap Limited Late Model, Mini-Stock and Street Stock races.

  • Jones-Wash

    Elizabeth Megan Jones and Jonathan Martin Wash were married Oct. 25 on Sullivans Island, S.C., with the Rev. Peter Jorgensen officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Alan Jones of Mount Pleasant , S.C., and formerly of Brunswick County.

    The groom is the son of Nancy Brame of Mount Pleasant and Russell Wash of Atlanta, Ga.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her parents.

    Maid of honor was Sable Jones of Mount Pleasant, the bride’s sister.

  • DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 15

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    David Christopher Anderson, speeding 54 in a 45 zone, $25 and costs.

    Jessica Anderson, reckless driving to endanger, Brunswick County Jail 12 hours active in lieu of community service.

    Konda Lee Ballard, allow unlicensed to drive, voluntarily dismissed.