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Today's News

  • Trojans lose in first round of playoffs

    White Oak scored three second-half goals in beating West Brunswick 4-1 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs Nov. 3 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The loss ended the season for the Trojans (10-8-2), the Waccamaw Conference and county champions.

  • North Brunswick loses close game

    LELAND—At first glance, one would think this would be a runaway, with the East Bladen Eagles football team coming into North Brunswick with a 10-0 record. However, East Bladen soon found out it was in for a battle with the Scorpions before emerging with a 20-13 victory Friday night in the last game of the regular season.

  • Turnovers doom Trojans in season finale

    The West Brunswick junior varsity football team could not overcome three fumbles and a powerful rushing attack from the visiting South Columbus Stallions in a 35-6 defeat Nov. 5.

    The Trojans scored first with a 13-play drive that covered 68 yards and ended in a Cameron Smith 5-yard touchdown run. The Stallions then capitalized on several Trojan penalties and turnovers, ending the game with 35 straight points. The loss was the second consecutive defeat for West (4-6, 2-4).

  • South Brunswick stops two-point conversion, beats Whiteville's Wolfpack

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars’ defense made three spectacular goal-line stands, the last one with 53 seconds left, to defeat Whiteville 15-14 Friday night in the final football game of the regular season.

    “It all starts with the seniors and goes all the way down,” South coach Roman Kelley said about his defense. “I can’t say enough about the defensive staff and players. They worked their butts off against a very good offensive team tonight.”

  • Tracking H1N1: As flu seasons merge, health department in good shape, deputy director says

    With early December marking the onset of flu season, and H1N1 influenza going into its seventh month, county health officials say they’re ready for whatever December brings.

    While H1N1 vaccines remain lagging compared to earlier Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, Michael said the health department expects an additional 600 vaccines this week, and said the vaccination process is running smoothly.

  • Mercer University tennis coach charged with DWI while driving team van

    WILMINGTON—A university tennis coach was arrested Oct. 31, charged with driving while impaired after he was stopped during a Booze It and Lose It checkpoint near downtown Wilmington.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team Sgt. Billy Caulk said 49-year-old Nick Keith Stutsman was driving the Mercer University tennis team’s van when he was stopped at the checkpoint around 12:15 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, on Market Street near the intersection of 15th Street.

  • Volunteers honored with Governor’s Award

    Several individuals and local organizations were honored Tuesday afternoon with North Carolina Governor’s Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

    The honorees have a variety of volunteer experience in local schools, churches and community organizations.

    Bill Sue, chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, publicly thanked the volunteers for their contribution to the community.

  • Schiavone won't call for a recount in Holden Beach municipal election

    Saying she didn’t want to cost taxpayers the expense of the county election board having to conduct a recount, Peggy Schiavone said she wouldn’t ask for one.

    “I’m not going to ask for a recount,” said Schiavone, a candidate for Holden Beach commissioner in last week’s elections.

    She shrugged, smiled and said, “I lost by two.”

    Sheila Young, the candidate who received the two additional votes, said she wanted to thank the people who supported her and added, “I’ll try to represent everybody.”

  • Flood watch in effect through late Thursday night

    The National Weather Service in wilmington has issued a flood watch for Brunswick County from from 1 a.m. Wednesday through late Thursday night.

    The following is a statement from the National Weather Service:

    The remnants of Hurricane Ida will bring heavy rainfall to the area into Thursday. The heaviest rain is expected to occur Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night.

    At this time flooding issues are most likely to occur. By the time the rain tapers off early Friday morning most areas will have accumulated a general 4 to 6 inches.

  • Employee charged with larceny after fabricating incident at Sunset Beach Fishing Pier

    SUNSET BEACH—An employee of the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier was arrested Monday and charged with larceny.

    Shawn M. Lowe, 25, of 272 Carolina Farms Blvd., Carolina Shores, was charged with larceny by employee less than $10,000 after an armed robbery and assault were reported at the pier store at 5:36 p.m. Nov. 5.