Today's News

  • SMS eighth-grader competes in prestigious Carolina Bowl

     Carter Wyatt, an eighth-grader at Shallotte Middle School, competed in the second annual Carolina Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Kenan Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Wyatt, a star linebacker and running back on Shallotte Middle’s conference championship team this season, played for the North Carolina squad against the top players from South Carolina.

  • Allen named volunteer assistant at East Carolina

     Former West Brunswick and Brunswick Community College standout Hunter Allen has been named East Carolina baseball’s volunteer assistant coach, according to an announcement last week by ECU head baseball coach Cliff Godwin.

    A two-year letterwinner for the Pirates, Allen will work directly with the outfielders while also assisting with the hitters, base running and infield play. He will also coordinate all of ECU’s summer, fall and winter camps.

  • RBA cheerleaders secure national championships

     The Roger Bacon Academy (RBA) Viking cheerleaders once again returned victorious from Walt Disney World in Orlando, where they earned three national championship titles at the 2017 Pop Warner National Cheer and Dance Championships.

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.



  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick boys basketball vs. Laney

     See photos from West Brunswick's 62-51 loss at Laney on Friday, Dec. 15. 

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick vs. Laney girls basketball photos

     See photos from West Brunswick's varsity girls' basketball game against Laney on Dec. 15. 

  • Trojan wrestling team improves to 14-1

     The West Brunswick varsity wrestling team completed a five-match sweep at a six-team tournament in St. James, S.C., on Saturday, Dec. 16.

    The Trojans earned victories over Aynor (S.C.), 66-18, Conway (S.C.), 70-6, Georgetown (S.C.), 75-3, Myrtle Beach (S.C.), 66-18 and St. James (S.C.), 63-12.

    The team improved their record on the 2017-18 season with a dominant 65-9 victory over Hoggard on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

  • Calabash VFP Post 7288 Winter Steel Dart League results

     Members of the Calabash VFW Post 7288 Winter Steel Dart League competed in the three weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Robie McDougall, Sara Rasmussen and Tom McCormack claimed first-place honors during league play the week of Dec. 12. The team of Shirley Kelleher, Don Paulson and Dennis Major secured a second-place finish. Helen McCormack, Marty Biddle and Tom Kelleher finished in third place.

  • Lady Trojans beat Ashley for first league win, fall to Laney

     WILMINGTON – Before the season began, second-year head coach Dylan Johnson said he expected his team to compete in each and every game it played during the 2017-18 campaign.

    That’s why he was left scratching his head after his team played uncharacteristically sloppy basketball in a 59-21 loss at Laney on Friday, Dec. 15.

    The Trojans (6-3, 1-1) turned the ball over more than 20 times and fell behind by more than 30 points in the third quarter in the 38-point loss.

  • West falls to 4-4 after fourth straight loss

     WILMINGTON – After reeling off four straight wins to begin the 2017-18 season, Ty Johnson encouraged his young team to continue its “one game at a time” approach.

    He’s still preaching that same message despite his team dropping to 4-4 after three consecutive losses last week, including a 62-51 setback at Laney on Friday, Dec. 15.

    The Trojans fell to 0-2 in Mideastern Conference play following an 11-point loss at the hands of the Buccaneers and former West Brunswick head coach Eric Davis on Friday in Wilmington.