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Today's News

  • Winter storm warning update: Snow, sleet expected Monday

    A winter storm warning will be in effect for Brunswick County from 6 a.m. Monday through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

    Snow and sleet is expected to fall in the area beginning Monday morning through daybreak Tuesday.

    According to the National Weather Service, precipitation will begin as snow early Monday morning, but it is expected to change to sleet before becoming rain.

    Snow and sleet could accumulate up to about an inch.

    Dangerous travel conditions are expected to develop Monday and linger into Tuesday.

  • Six Trojan wrestlers win Scorpion Invitational titles

     LELAND—Six West Brunswick wrestlers and six South Brunswick wrestlers finished first in the Scorpion Invitational Saturday at North Brunswick High School.

    At 103 pounds, Ronnie Dellinger beat South’s Steven Von Voight by fall to win the championship.

    At 119 pounds, Dillon Aubrey finished first with an 8-6 decision.

    At 135 pounds, James Hall finished first.

    At 160 pounds, Will Edwards finished first by fall.

    At 189 pounds, Mike McCrimmon beat South’s Brian Capps 11-4 to win the title.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED 2010 champions repeat as winners in Run for Food half marathon

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Tom Clifford repeated as champion of the Run for Food half marathon Saturday.

    Clifford, a 27-year-old Wilmington resident, ran the 13-mile course in 1 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds, pace of 5:37 a mile. Clifford won the race last year in 1:11:45.

    The weather was not at severe as it was last year, when 168 runners competed in wind-chill temperatures in the teens. This year, a brisk wind made the wind-chill temperature in the 30s—but that was comfortable enough for 232 runners in the seventh annual race.

  • Lady Dolphins unable to overtake Louisburg

     SUPPLY—The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team lost 68-58 to Louisburg Community College on Jan. 7 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    For BCC (4-7), Shaquita Jones scored 11 points, Danielle Blunt and Chelsea McGowan 10, Julia Crews 9 and Kiandra Long 8. Tequila Jones scored 5 points, Sheena Suttlemyre 2 and Emily Schweer 1.

    Louisburg led 44-35 in the second half but BCC outscored LCC in cutting the lead to 48-47.

  • Alfy Hill, three other ex-Trojans make college commitments

     Four former West Brunswick High School football players have made commitments to junior colleges and colleges to continue their careers.

    Alfy Hill and Tyquan Ash will attend Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, Miss.

    “They left (Jan. 6),” West football coach Jimmy Fletcher said. “Several schools were talking to (Alfy). I think the academic part he really liked, how they can get him graduated. He felt like that was the way to go.”

  • North’s girls beat South, improve to 4-0 in conference

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The North Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team beat South Brunswick 60-40 in a conference game Friday night.

    Tyera Fisher scored 16 points in the victory, which kept North unbeaten in the conference (4-0) and improved it to 9-3 overall. Kaitlyn Ray scored 18 points for South, 0-4 in the conference, 3-9 overall.

  • South Brunswick starts strong, goes on to beat North

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick held North Brunswick to 3 points in the first quarter and led 36-13 at the half en route to a 59-36 victory Friday in a conference boys’ basketball game.

    Terrell Stanley scored 15 points and for South, which improved to 3-1 in the conference, 7-5 overall.

  • Wintry weather in the forecast

    Don’t put away your warm clothing just yet–wintry weather is in the forecast.
    The National Weather Service Wilmington issued a hazardous weather outlook on Friday, Jan. 7 at 3:55 p.m. for the next few days.
    “A significant winter storm is possible across the area beginning late Sunday night continuing into Monday,” the warning states.
    Precipitation is expected to spread across the area from south to north through the early morning hours on Monday. The National Weather Service expects most areas should see some snow by daybreak.

  • Old Sunset Beach bridge disconnected, heads west to mainland

    SUNSET BEACH—Well-wishers watched with nostalgia Friday as the old Sunset Beach bridge was put out of commission and moved down the Intracoastal Waterway toward its new retirement site.

    Around 11:30 a.m., workers with English Construction Co., aided by a tugboat, disconnected and guided the old span out of its half-century-old berth between the mainland and island and drove it a few hundred yards down the waterway.

  • Community members describe desired characteristics of new BCC president

    BOLIVIA—Able to work with and accessible to the community. Appreciative of diversity. Fiscally responsible. Strong morals and values. These are some of the traits community members want the next president of Brunswick Community College to possess.

    The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees hosted a public forum Thursday at the school, which was open to anyone who wanted to give input on characteristics and traits trustees should look for when selecting the next president.