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Today's News

  • O'Dell graduates from basic

     Air Force Airman Zachary R. O’Dell, son of Stacy G. and Robert M. O’Dell of Supply and brother of Jeremy M. O’Dell of Hurlburt Field, Fla., graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    O’Dell completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Arahill graduates from basic

     Army Pvt. Justin M. Arahill has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • NCDOT plans bridge work throughout county

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be working on three different bridges in Brunswick County beginning Monday, Dec. 15.

    Crews will implement intermittent north- and southbound lane closures on Sunset Boulevard South over the Intracoastal Waterway to inspect Mannon C. Gore Bridge, which links inland Sunset Beach with Sunset Beach island.

    They will do the same on Midway Road Southeast over the Intracoastal Waterway to inspect Swain’s Cut Bridge, which links Bolivia to Oak Island.

  • Autopsy report confirms former sheriff’s cause of death

     An autopsy report released Tuesday, Dec. 2, by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett died of a heart condition inside the New Hanover County jail in July.

    Hewett, 51, had been awaiting a hearing on a possession of a firearm by a felon charge July 12 after an altercation with New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies inside the jail.

    The report confirms Hewett did not die as a result of the Taser deployment used to subdue him during the altercation.

  • Trojans win basketball tourney in Charlotte

     Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team won the Larry Holden Thanksgiving tournament Nov. 29 at North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte.

    The Trojans played the Community School of Davidson Nov. 28 and won 63-45. 

    Saadiq Johnson hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points. Gray Cheers added 11 points and Alex Clarida seven.

    West      19-18-13-13 — 63

    Davidson 7-6-14-18 — 45

  • Cold brings on the bite

     The boat had nearly an eighth of an inch of frost on its surface, creating an ice-skating rink. The north winds were blowing just hard enough to make your face feel as if someone was throwing needles at you. The air temperature was in the low 30s, making things a bit uncomfortable. However, the water temperature was still hovering just above the 50-degree mark, which is perfectly comfortable for speckled trout, black drum and redfish.

  • Great fishing over Thanksgiving weekend
  • Pressure defense leads to BCC victory

     BOLIVIA — A loose strand of nylon net dangled from the hoop on the Brunswick Community College end of the court.

    But there wasn’t anything loose about BCC’s pressure defense as the Dolphins beat Wake Tech 77-62 in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym Nov. 25.

  • Johnston finishes first season as college goalkeeper

     

    Former West Brunswick soccer player Connor Johnston has completed his first soccer season at William Peace University.

    He started nine of 10 conference games at goalkeeper. He finished tied for third in saves (56).

    For the season, he started 15 of 16 games and finished fourth in saves (94). One of those saves was against a penalty kick. His goals-against-average in the two-year-old soccer program was 3.57.

  • Trojans, Scorpions wrestle in quad at West

     SHALLOTTE— The West Brunswick and North Brunswick wrestling teams competed in a four-team meet Nov. 25 at West.

    In the match of local interest, West beat North 57-15. West gained 36 of its points by forfeits. In the matches that were wrestled, West and North each won four.

    At 126, West’s Lincoln Smith beat Bradley Hamilton by second-period fall.

    At 132, West’s Jyquan Green won by fall with 20 seconds left in the first period.

    At 145, North’s Patrick Burton defeated David Frazier 5-3.