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Today's News

  • Jury selection in drive-by murder trial to begin Monday

    BOLIVIA—Jury selection for a murder trial in which a Calabash man was killed in a 2008 drive-by shooting began Monday afternoon in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Matthew Lee Baber, 28, of Sunset Beach, has been charged with murder, felony conspiracy and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle.

    Baber is represented by Shallotte attorney James Payne. Assistant district attorneys Lee Bollinger and Caitlin Richards are representing the state, and Superior Court Judge Christopher Bragg is presiding.

  • Walls scores 32 in Dolphins’ OT loss

     Spartanburg Methodist beat Brunswick Community College 84-83 in an NJCAA Division I Region 10 men’s basketball game Sunday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Kameko Walls scored 32 points for BCC (13-12). Marcus Graham scored 16 points and Steve Johnson 10. Spartanburg Methodist is 22-5.

    The victory completed a regular-season sweep. BCC lost 63-53 on Jan. 29 at Spartanburg Methodist.

    Spartanburg led 76-74 in regulation but Tre Francisco, off a pass from Graham, hit a 3-pointer with 2 minutes, 52 seconds left.

  • 11 county wrestlers qualify for state tourney

     

     

     

    John Wiley won a regional championship and was one of six South Brunswick High School wrestlers to advance to the state tourney set for this weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

    West Brunswick qualified one wrestler (Ronnie Dellinger) from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional.

    North Brunswick qualified four from the Class 2A Mideast Regional.

  • Basketball pairings for state playoffs

      By NCHSAA

     

    Boys’ pairings

    Games are hosted by higher seed and will be played Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Game time is 7 p.m. unless a doubleheader is played at 6:30 pm and 8 pm. Records are regular season marks used for seeding and do not include conference tournament results. Seeds are indicated. These are the pairings with Brunswick County teams.

     

    CLASS 3A

    EAST

    16 West Carteret (10-12) at 1 West Craven (23-1)

    9 Currituck (3-19) at 8 South Brunswick (8-12)

  • BCC rallies in ninth, wins in 10th against Stanly

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Stanly Community College 6-5 in 10 innings Saturday, scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the score 5-5 and then scoring the winning run in the 10th on sophomore center fielder Ryan Collins’ double.

    The score was tied 3-3 in the eighth but Stanly scored on a run on a wild pitch and scored in the ninth on a home run.

  • Scorpions finish second in Farm Bureau Insurance basketball tourney

     West Bladen beat North Brunswick 82-68 Friday in winning the Farm Bureau Insurance Waccamaw Conference boys’ basketball tournament in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Senior forward Legrande Roseborough scored 23 points for North (14-8). Junior guard Nik Sloan scored 17 points. Senior guard Jeremy Young, scoreless in the first half, hit four 3-pointers in the second half and scored 14 points. Junior guard Adam Jacobs scored nine points.

  • Commissioners chairman to manager: ‘Hold the tax rate’

    BOLIVIA—After several hours of presentations over two days, Brunswick County commissioners set one major goal for the upcoming fiscal year—hold the line on taxes.

    In fact, when Brunswick County Manger Marty Lawing asked commissioners for a direction in the upcoming budget process, commissioners chairman Bill Sue replied, “The direction is, hold the tax rate.”

    Commissioners Scott Phillips, Phil Norris, Marty Cooke and Charles Warren all agreed.

  • Missing televisions may have ended up in Puerto Rico and Mexico

    A few of the flat-screen televisions stolen from Holden Beach and the other Brunswick County beaches have been recovered, but many of the stolen TVs were shipped to Puerto Rico and Mexico, Holden Beach police chief Wally Layne told town commissioners Tuesday night.

    “One male and his wife have been arrested,” Layne said, while federal authorities are helping try to apprehend another suspect.

    The face of the fugitive was caught on a motion-activated security camera at one of the beach houses.

  • Early College student named National Merit finalist

    Alice White’s dreams of studying pharmacology at a major state university are a step closer to reality.

    White, a student at Brunswick County Early College High School (BCECHS), was recently named a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

    As a finalist, White will compete against 15,000 students nationwide for a chance to win one of 8,300 National Merit Scholarships. There are more than $34 million worth of scholarships available for National Merit finalists.

  • Black History Month: Cemetery benefit Sunday

    For decades—if not centuries—Pleasant View Cemetery has offered quiet respite for the dearly departed and their loved ones.

    The historic African American community cemetery, off Old Georgetown Road in Sunset Beach, has long been a peaceful resting place for numerous local families.

    Tucked at the end of an unpaved lane winding between Sea Trail Golf Course and Sea Trail residential area, the cemetery existed even before there was a Sea Trail.