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Today's News

  • West wrestlers win four titles

    LELAND—West Brunswick won four weight classes in a round-robin wrestling tournament Saturday at North Brunswick High School.

    Dylan Bernier at 112, Jake Boudreau at 130, Bryan Murdaugh at 145 and Dee Kent at heavyweight were the Trojans’ first-place finishers in the North Brunswick Invitational.

    Finishing second were Dalton Walker at 103 and Antaun Miller at 160.

    Troy Ruane at 119 and Deven Ruane at 152 were third.

    South Brunswick had the most champions—six—of the seven teams in the tourney.

  • West varsity teams swept in conference games

    The West Brunswick High School varsity basketball teams lost both of their conference games last week. Below are game summaries.

    LANEY GIRLS 51 WEST 30

    West fell behind early and never recovered in the loss Friday in Wilmington.

    Laney led 20-11 after the first quarter and 28-14 at halftime. Laney outscored the Trojans 23-15 in the second half.

    Jasmine Daniels’ nine points led West in scoring. Other West scoring: Mariah Evans 6, Sheena Suttlemyre 5, Kayla Padgett 4, Jasmine Jackson 2, Breana Gause 2, Rebecca Sidelinger 2.

  • South Brunswick High School’s Lady Cougar rally stuns South Columbus Friday

    SOUTHPORT—South Brunswick’s Christina Deveney hit a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left and Brittany Spivey made two free throws with 21.2 seconds left to force overtime, and then Deveney scored all seven of the Cougars’ final points in a 49-44 victory Friday over South Columbus.

    Deveney, who scored two points in the first half, hit three 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 20 points. She also had 10 rebounds. Spivey hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points in the conference game.

  • Bulldogs earn No. 1 ranking in state

    The Brunswick Bulldogs, in their first season as a United States Specialty Sports Association fall baseball team, finished ranked No. 1 in the state.

    USSSA ranked the Bulldogs the best of 14 teams in the state in the 18-and-younger, senior AA division.

    USSSA also ranked the Bulldogs No. 7 nationally.

    The Bulldogs played 25 games in seven tournaments, beginning with the Battle of the Bats Aug. 30, in which the Bulldogs won all four games. The last tournament was the NIT Clash of the Champions, Dec. 6-7 in Florence, S.C., in which the Bulldogs finished 2-2.

  • BCC routs Roanoke

    The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team returned to action Saturday and beat Roanoke Chowan Community College 95-64 in a Region X game at West Brunswick High School.

    Lamonte Theus scored 16 points, Mi’kyel Nero 12 and Jamar Taylor 10 as BCC improved to 14-2 overall, 2-0 in the conference.

    Sickness left Roanoke with only five players for the game. The game was the first for BCC since Dec. 13.

    “It was good to get back on the court,” coach Walter Shaw said.

  • Foote, Torrez help make banquet successful

    LELAND—The fifth annual Leland Hot Stove League, which gives out scholarships to area baseball players, had a big turnout Jan. 8. More than 400 people attended.

    Billy Best, a North Brunswick High School graduate, was the master of ceremonies.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    The ACE team conducts driving while impaired, driver’s license and criminal information checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances. The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Pembroke Street in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect took victim’s vehicle from front yard.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny and property damage on River Road in Calabash; suspect broke victim’s passenger window and stole a purse, money, a wallet and a fleece jacket.

  • Citizen assists Oak Island Police in burglary arrest

    Early on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 8, an Oak Island resident called the police department to report breaking and entering incidents at two beachfront homes.

    Officers and detectives responded to the scene, filed reports and collected evidence, according to Kyle Thomas, public information officer for the town of Oak Island.

    Later the same day, a citizen was at one of the homes making repairs when he noticed a suspicious male in the area and called the police department.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Jan. 5-11, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 31 calls, issued 22 uniformed citations and made 12 drug arrests.