Today's News

  • Soles to appear in Columbus County court Feb. 25

    State Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. will appear in Columbus County court this week.

    Soles, a Tabor City attorney who announced he would not seek re-election to represent District 8 in the state Senate, has a scheduled court hearing Thursday, Feb. 25, where he will face an assault charge for a shooting at his home in August.

    Soles will appear before special Superior Court Judge D. Jack Hooks Jr. at 2 p.m. Thursday.

  • West’s Dellinger, South’s Roundtree win regional wrestling titles


    West Brunswick sophomore Ronnie Dellinger and South Brunswick senior Jeromy Roundtree won regional titles Saturday in qualifying for the N.C. High School Athletic Association state wrestling meet at South Central High School.

    In all, 11 Brunswick County wrestlers will compete in the 3A state meet in Greensboro; one will compete in the 2A state meet, also in Greensboro.

    Two West Brunswick wrestlers will compete at the state meet.

  • McCumbee ‘vigorously’ seeking sponsors

     To be a NASCAR driver these days, its helps to have a degree in finance.

    Early in the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Chad McCumbee is spending more time trying to broker financial deals than trying to devise race strategies.

    McCumbee opened his fifth season in the truck series by racing Feb. 13 at Daytona International Speedway. He intends to be at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second race of the season March 6. But that is about the only thing he is certain about for the rest of this season.

  • South’s boys, North’s girls lose in title games

     WHITEVILLE—League champion West Bladen held South Brunswick to four points in the second quarter and went on to beat the Cougars 47-35 in the title game of the Waccamaw Conference basketball tournament Friday.

    Montez Loman scored seven points and Edward McNeil, Brian Urbina and Terrell Stanley six each for the Cougars (14-7).

  • 45 West student-athletes on honor rolls


    Forty-five West Brunswick athletes and dance team members have made the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2009-10 school year.


    All A Honors

  • West cheerleaders Waccamaw Conference champions

     Waccamaw Conference coaches voted the West Brunswick cheerleaders as the best cheerleading squad in the conference. The team accepted its award between games of the conference basketball tournament Feb. 19  at Whiteville High School.

  • Tyree Graham leads BCC past Clinton

     Tyree Graham’s four-point play gave BCC a 90-87 lead with 1 minute, 26 seconds left and the Dolphins went on to beat Clinton 100-93 in a conference basketball game Saturday afternoon.

    Graham hit nine 3-pointers and finished with 41 points in the game played on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    Chris Smith scored 22 points and Alan-Michael Thompson, who hit three 3-pointers, scored 16 points.

  • Pairings for county teams in state basketball tourney



    Sectional 1

    Greenville D.H. Conley (9-16) at Hertford (14-6)

    Pikeville Charles B. Aycock (14-12) at Wilson Fike (15-7)

    Nash Central (13-12) at Winterville South Central (23-4)

    South Johnston (10-13) at South Brunswick (1-18)

  • South’s Minor wins state indoor shot put title

     South Brunswick’s Ryan Minor won the shot put championship in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A/3A indoor field meet Saturday at the UNC Eddie Smith Fieldhouse.

    Minor put the shot 54 feet, 1.5 inches. He won by nearly 2 feet over Cedar Ridge’s Jacob Geary (52-3.75).

    The event had 16 competitors.

    The Cougars’ Carmen Hilliard competed in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs.

  • Golfer records a 300, and he is proud of it.

     Jeff Davis, PGA golf professional and teaching pro at Sea Trail Golf School, did something last week that few people ever do. He bowled a perfect 300 game at Little River Lanes in Little River, S.C.