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Today's News

  • Lady Trojans defeat South Brunswick

    West Brunswick held off a fourth-quarter rally by South Brunswick to beat the Cougars 35-31 in a nonconference girls basketball game Friday.

    West led 32-24 with 1:29 left, but South rallied on a basket by Brittany Spivey with 46.2 seconds left, a free throw by Christina Deveney with 42.5 seconds left and another free throw by Shatiqua Smith with 41.5 seconds left. Those scores cut the West lead to 32-28.

  • West’s boys split with South, North

    The West Brunswick High School boys basketball team ended a three-game season-opening losing streak by winning two last week.

    After a loss on Friday to South, the Eagles are 4-2 as they enter the conference season this week at Hoggard. West’s first home conference game will be Tuesday against White Oak.

    Below are summaries of West last three games:

    SOUTH 60

    WEST 38

    South Brunswick got its first victory of the season and ended West’s two-game winning streak Friday.

  • West Brunswick loses conference-opening dual

    West Brunswick High School had three winners in a 58-18 loss to Laney in the first conference dual of the season Dec. 3.

    Two of the Trojans’ victories were by pin. Ted King won his heavyweight match in 22 seconds.

    Deven Raune won his 152-pound match by pin in 2:15.

    West’s other victory was by Joey Moreno at 171. In a match in which both wrestlers were on their feet for most of the time and constantly warned about stalling, Moreno won by disqualification with the score tied 5-5 in the third period.

  • Coastal Horizons’ Brunswick facility to open in 2009

    Early next year, Coastal Horizons Center will open its new, 7,000-plus square-foot facility on U.S. 17 South in Shallotte behind Jones Ford to provide mental health, substance abuse and rape crisis services in Brunswick County.

    Coastal Horizons Center is a private nonprofit agency headquartered in Wilmington and has been in operation for more than 38 years. In 2007, the agency broke ground on its new office, with help from a donation from the Odell and Virginia Williamson family.

  • Grant renewal sought for Preventing Adolescence Pregnancies program

    Girls Incorporated, an organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold, aims to help reduce and eliminate adolescent pregnancies through interactive programs that combine comprehensive sex education with activities that help teach assertiveness and values.

    To help continue its mission, Girls Incorporated is seeking a renewal to continue a grant administered by Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives (TPPI).

  • Shallotte loses forefather

    To the editor: Shallotte lost another of our town forefathers last month.

    Those of you who have been here for a long time remember Dykes Tires as Shady Park Esso, which opened around 1940.

    You remember Dykes checking your tires, looking under the hood, chit-chatting while he filled up your tank, never seeming to be in a hurry for you to leave.

  • Programs available to help women with weight issues, eating problems

    If you owned a television at all in 1988 you probably remember the scene that played out on countless “entertainment” television shows, and the follow-up images and stories that later came in newspapers and magazines.

    That was the year media tycoon Oprah Winfrey rolled a wagon of fat onto the set of her show representing the 67 pounds she reportedly lost. Since then the daytime talk show host has become a spokesperson for many—touting eating healthier and exercising.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

  • Wait and see what the president-elect can do before calling him ‘fascinating’

    Since we’re knocking on 2009’s door, this is the time of the year when, among everything else, we’re inundated with the “best-ofs” and the “year-in-reviews” and all other shows, programs, stories and broadcasts remembering all things great in 2008.

    I watched one such show last week, and I think that’ll be enough to last me for at least another year.

    I found it mind-numbingly predictable, and I’m willing to bet all the rest will be equally unsurprising.

  • Leland crime report

    Leland Police officers investigated the following incidents and issued the following charges last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Stoney Woods; suspect stole victim’s purse from her unlocked vehicle at her residence.

    •Missing firearm on Manchester Lane; suspect reported a .22 caliber rifle missing from her home.

    •Suspicious fire on Orleans Street; Leland Fire Chief John Grimes reported a fire at 115 Orleans Street was suspicious.