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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Stars dance tonight

    “Dancing With the Brunswick County Stars” will take center stage at 6 p.m. tonight at the Sea Trail Resort & Conference Center in Sunset Beach.

    Five hundred seats for the event were available but have sold out. Tickets were $100 each.

    The event is an annual fundraiser for Brunswick Community College Foundation. The proceeds will be used to give scholarships to future BCC students.

    Last year’s event was a first for the foundation, and it raised more than $200,000.

  • DA: No charges filed yet in shooting at senator's home

    It’s been more than a week since N.C. Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. allegedly shot a man at his Tabor City home, but no charges have been filed.

    District Attorney Rex Gore on Monday said investigators with the State Bureau of Investigation, the agency leading the shooting investigation at the request of Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless, were still collecting material for their investigation, and no charges have been filed.

    Gore said SBI agents were “still in a very preliminary stage and not nearly complete.”

  • Two killed in parasailing incident; blunt trauma the cause of death

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—A parasailing incident here Friday afternoon has left two visiting women dead. Medical examiners have determined blunt trauma caused both deaths.

    Cynthia Collins Woodcock, 60, of Kernersville, and Lorrie D. Shoup, 56, of Granby, Colo., were killed Friday afternoon when a rope connecting the parasailers and the boat “parted,” according to the initial report from U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit.

    The two women died near the Ocean Isle Beach Pier.

  • Three candidates bow out in Carolina Shores commissioners election

    CAROLINA SHORES—Three candidates have withdrawn from the race for two commissioners seats in Carolina Shores.

    Bob Breen withdrew from the upcoming Nov. 3 election on Aug. 25. Fellow residents Dave Jones and Leon Paulikas each bowed out on Aug. 26.

    That leaves three candidates vying for two available seats in the at-large race—incumbent Gere Dale and newcomers Joyce Dunn and Walter Goodenough. Both seats are for four-year terms on the town’s six-member board of commissioners (including the mayor).

  • Trojans avenge playoff loss against White Oak

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team avenged a 2008 season-ending playoff loss by beating White Oak 3-2 Friday.

    “We’ve had the date circled on our calendar for quite some time,” West soccer coach Tripp Smith said. “That game got scheduled in June, and the boys have talked about it all summer.”

    West, unranked and unnoticed, had stunned many by reaching the third round of the playoffs before losing at White Oak in the 3A playoffs.

  • Trojans' rally falls short against Socastee

    SOCASTEE, S.C.—Three passes from the Socastee 30 fell incomplete in the final 16 seconds and West Brunswick’s rally fell short, 21-17, in a season-opening football game, played over two days because of a storm. Lightning forced a suspension in the second quarter of the game Friday night.

    West had taken a 17-14 lead with 6:17 left in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by Maverick Pate and his two-point conversion. The 18-yard drive was set up when senior A.J. Daniels recovered a muffed punt at the 33. A penalty gave West possession at the 18.

  • Penalties, turnovers cost Cougars game

    WILMINGTON—Nine penalties for 97 yards and four turnovers were the reason for the South Brunswick Cougar 28-14 loss to the Ashley Screaming Eagles Friday night.

    A rain-soaked field and the end zone lights going out with fewer than 2 minutes remaining before halftime made for strange field conditions, which affected both teams.

    The Eagles prevailed on the strong throwing of senior quarterback Zach Finnegan, who threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns, two of those caught by wide receiver Jordan Brekke.

  • Scorpions wins 6-0

    FAIRMONT—Coaches say defense wins games, and the North Brunswick High School Scorpions’ football team proved that Friday. Its defense was the key in a 6-0 victory, the first of the season for the Scorpions (1-1).

    Every time the Fairmont Tornadoes marched down the field toward an apparent score, the Scorpion defense made key stops.

    C.J. Bress, Chris Hamilton, Ivory Myers and Andrew Parker all made crucial hits on the defense to shut down the Tornadoes’ offense. De’Montez Lennon also had some good hits and stops in the second quarter.

  • Trojans' JV wins on late touchdown

    Freshman Markel Jones scored from the Socastee (S.C.) line 18 with 2 minutes, 25 seconds left as the West Brunswick junior varsity football team beat the Braves 19-14 Aug. 27.

    In the first game played inside revamped M.H. Rourk Stadium, the teams traded touchdowns until late in the fourth quarter, when Jones took a handoff from quarterback Cameron Smith and scampered up the middle for the game-winning touchdown.

  • Lady Trojans lose nonconference duals

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ tennis team played two nonconference duals last week, losing 7-0 to North Myrtle Beach and 8-1 to Ashley.

    “We had a great win at No. 1 doubles at Ashley with Garbrial Sanders and Jordan Sanchez,” West coach Scott Mehalick said. “And everybody is playing very well.

    “I am very pleased with each of the girls’ performances, and we are starting to play points better, which will lead to winning more games and then matches.