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Today's News

  • North Brunswick football photos
  • Supply man accused of killing father in house fire

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    A Supply man accused of killing his father Sunday in a house fire faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder and first-degree arson.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 60-year-old Alton Glen Caison, of 2843 Craven St., on the charges after his father, 86-year-old James Caison, was pulled from their burning home and died Sunday.

  • McCray leads the way for West in victory

     SHALLOTTE — Two stunning runs by Anthony McCray — 40 yards and 98 yards — helped lead West Brunswick to a 34-7 victory against Whiteville in a non-conference football game Sept. 9 at West.

    McCray finished with three touchdowns (the other was 5 yards) and unofficially gained 202 yards on 16 carries.

    Sophomore Damonte Daniels scored on a 22-yard run and senior Maliek King scored on a 6-yard run as the Trojans improved to 3-1. Whiteville, a Class 1A team, is 1-3.

  • Harrison Campbell wrestling photos
  • West vs. North Myrtle Beach football photos
  • Laney defeats Trojans in three sets

    The West Brunswick volleyball team lost three matches last week.

    Topsail beat West Brunswick 25-9, 21-25, 25-20, 25-13 in a conference match Sept. 6 at Topsail. The Pirates also won the junior varsity match, 2-0.

    In a non-conference match Sept. 7 at West, North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) beat the Trojans 25-14, 25-15, 25-15.

    Laney beat West in three sets in a conference match Sept. 8 at West.

    Laney led the first set 18-16 and outscored the Trojans 7-2 on the way to a 25-18 victory.

  • NHRMC medication disposal event Sept. 17

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center is scheduled to have a free medication disposal event Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the NHRMC Medical Mall, 2243 S. 17th St., beside the main hospital campus.

    NHRMC has partnered with law enforcement agencies, Cape Fear Community College, Safe Kids NC, Cape Fear Clinic, Cape Fear Coalition for a Drug Free Tomorrow and New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District to collect unneeded and expired medications to be disposed of in a safe, convenient and environmentally sound manner.

  • ATMC issues $3.1M in capital credit refunds

    ATMC Board of Directors president Doug Hawes recently announced the cooperative has issued $3.1 million in capital credit refunds to current and former cooperative members who had telephone and/or cable TV service in 1997.

    “This is one of the largest capital disbursements ATMC has ever issued,” Hawes said in a news release. “We are pleased to give such a large sum back to our community. It is through the patronage of our members that our cooperative is so successful today, and we thank them for their continued support.”

  • Cross-country race at West Brunswick
  • Jones, Linkous finish first season of pro baseball

      Two county baseball players have finished their first season of professional baseball.

    The Colorado Rockies selected Steven Linkous in the 22nd round, 650th overall, of the draft in June. Linkous, a North Brunswick High School graduate, finished his senior season at UNC Wilmington.

    The Baltimore Orioles selected Markel Jones in the 33rd round. He was the 991st player selected. Jones, a West Brunswick High School graduate, finished his sophomore season at Brunswick Community College.