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  • Scorpions’ Taylor Perkins scores 30 in victory against Dixon

    Staff Report

    LELAND — North Brunswick beat Dixon 62-50 in an East Central Conference girls’ basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, at North.

    North led 23-17 at the half and outscored Dixon 22-12 in the third quarter on the way to the victory.

    North improved to 5-3 in the conference, 14-6 overall. Dixon dropped to 7-15.

    For the victorious Scorpions, junior Taylor Perkins scored 30 points. She also had nine steals, four assists and four rebounds, according to statistics at MaxPreps.com.

  • Taylor Perkins scores 29 points in North Brunswick victory

    North Brunswick junior Taylor Perkins scored 29 points in the Scorpions’ 48-27 East Central Conference basketball victory Feb. 2 at Southwest Onslow.

    North led 17-4 after the first quarter and 25-12 at the half. It outscored SW Onslow 23-15 in the second half.

    Perkins also had seven steals, four rebounds and three assists, according to statistics at MaxPreps.com. Just two of her 29 points were free throws.

  • Gray Cheers scores 16 points in loss

    Lynchburg College held off a late rally from Hampden-Sydney for a 79-72 men’s basketball victory Feb. 3.

    Hampden-Sydney freshman Gray Cheers, a West Brunswick graduate, came off the bench for a career-high 16 points in 19 minutes. He added five rebounds and blocked two shots.

    With the Tigers trailing by 10 points with 1 minute, 21 seconds left in the first half, Cheers ended the half on a 5-0 spurt, cutting the lead to 40-35. He blocked an Austen Arnold 3-pointer just before the buzzer.

  • Three North Brunswick athletes make college decisions

    LELAND — Three North Brunswick High School athletes signed letters of intent Feb. 3.

    Latrell Hill signed with Louisburg College and Jordan Howard signed with UNC Pembroke. Both will play football. Mitch Layton signed with North Carolina Wesleyan to play basketball.

     

    Latrell Hill

    Hill, North’s Lineman of the Year, is recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee. The surgery was in December.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office reports

    Deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 26

    Embezzlement from Premier Towing and Recovery Services on Holden Beach Road, Supply.

    Larceny from buildings on Pembroke Street, Ocean Isle Beach.

    Vandalism on Lucian I. Fulford Avenue, Supply.

    Breaking and entering and larceny on Southport-Supply Road, Southport.

    Injury to personal property on Hospital Drive, Supply.

    Jan. 27

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 22

    Tracey Weston Martin was cited and released for taking merchandise from the New Pointe Boulevard Wal-Mart without paying for it.

    Jan. 23

    Amanda Jean Thornton was cited and released for taking merchandise from the New Pointe Boulevard Wal-Mart without paying for it.

    Jan. 24

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 23

    Tyler Eugene Adkins, 21, was arrested on a charge of obtaining property by false pretense.

    Jan. 25

    Larceny of jewelry worth $3,000 from a Palmer Drive residence.

    Jan. 26

    Felisha Nicole Milligan, 28, was arrested on a larceny charge.

  • Fishing heats up with calm, mild weather

    January can be an extremely tough month for Brunswick County fishermen. Air temperatures are frigid, marine conditions are predominantly rough, and “honey-do” lists’ seem to increase every time you tinker with fishing tackle. Yet somewhere past the howling winds and dismal days there is hope that a day will come to head offshore again. Not knowing what the targeted species may be, but simply to push the throttles forward and head out to the blue water.

  • Cart-path-only: Aggravation

    This past year has been one of the wettest in the history of Brunswick County. Many courses have been cart-path-only for weeks and weeks. This slows play because golfers must leave their carts on the path, walk to their ball (which may be on the far side of the fairway) and then hit.

    A good tip is to take three clubs to the ball. The club you think you need, plus one longer and one shorter. Then you won’t have to walk back and forth if the distance is too long or short for what you thought

  • New BCC tobacco policy is long overdue

    Although various studies indicate most people who try to quit smoking or using tobacco products do so cold turkey, they also indicate gradual cessation is a more successful strategy.

    The latter is the same approach Brunswick Community College is taking toward becoming a tobacco- and smoke-free campus by the fall semester of 2017.