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Today's News

  • Ruppart, Bowersox win swim titles in MEC championship meet

     

    West Brunswick junior Dustin Ruppart and South Brunswick sophomore Tyler Bowersox won events in the Mideastern Conference swimming championship meet Jan. 29 in Wilmington.

    Ruppart won two events.

    He won the 200 freestyle (1:57.94), finishing ahead of New Hanover senior Nolan Jewell by 1.44 seconds

    Ruppart won the 500 freestyle in 5:17.31. Jewell was second in 5:19.58 The two swam nearly even through nine laps. Ruppart took the lead in the final lap, which he swam in 30.61 and Jewell swam in 32.02.

  • Trojan wrestlers finish 6-0 in MEC; now 22-0 overall

     The West Brunswick wrestling team finished the Mideastern Conference regular season 6-0 by routing host New Hanover 75-4 Jan. 28.

    In a non-conference dual, West routed Pender 75-6 and remained unbeaten this season (22-0).

    WBHS 75

    New Hanover 4

    106: Jacob Teal by fall in 24 seconds against Alden Write.

    113: Shane Smith by fall in 5:41 against Alexander Rivera.

    120: Porfirio Bautista by fall in 1:32 against James Grant.

    126: Lincoln Smith by fall in 1:44 against Lawrence Cuba.

  • West Brunswick storms past South; now 19-0

     

    SHALLOTTE — During the third quarter, West Brunswick came on like the Boston blizzard and left the court with a 77-48 win over South Brunswick on Jan. 27.

    A packed crowd estimated at 1,100 watched the Trojans stay unbeaten through 19 games this season.

    Three Trojan seniors — Gray Cheers, Saadiq Johnson and Alex Clarida — combined for 49 points and scored more than the Cougar team (0-8, 3-15). Cheers scored 20 points, Johnson 18 and Clarida 11.

  • Lady Trojans defeat South, get first conference victory

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team beat South Brunswick 54-47 in a conference game Jan. 27 at West.

    West improved to 1-7 in the conference, 4-9 overall. Sophomore McKenzie Benton hit five 3-pointers and scored 15 points. Freshman Natyra Gore scored 13 points. Leilani Emile scored nine points, Logan Locklear six (two 3-pointers),Yana Bland five, Britnee Taylor three, Rachel Neville two and Bria Bond one.

  • Leland Police report

    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. 15

    Damage to real property; someone damaged the mailbox at town hall.

    Damage to real property; unknown juveniles threw a rock off the Old Fayetteville Road overpass, breaking the windshield of a motor vehicle on the highway below. The damage resulted in no injuries.

    Jan. 16

  • Shallotte Police report

    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. 17

    Joshua Adam Ehrhard, 27, 2626 Evans Circle SW, cited for possession of ½ ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Defrauding innkeeper; someone ate at San Felipe’s Restaurant and did not pay for his meal.

    Jan. 18

  • Starting county meetings with closed session is best for me ... or, I mean, everyone

    County commissioners have begun planning for the next fiscal year – receiving updates on department needs, considering funding requests and creating legislative items to push for.

    Since they are making plans for the new fiscal year and how they will run things in 2015-16, I want to speak out on one policy that needs to be rolled back to 2013-14.

    Re-arrange the board meetings so the closed session is first thing on the agenda once more.

    I don’t ask this selfishly…

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 12, 13, 14 and 15 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Jan. 12

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutors Quintin McGee and Courtney Sanford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • More ideas for portion control

     We hear it all the time. Portions are getting larger and larger. Trying to manage portion size can feel like a constant, impossible task. Every day face we’re faced with huge portions at restaurants and surrounded by oversized packages of processed foods at every turn. It can get overwhelming!

    This may not seem like an earth-shattering point, but so many people think of portion control as deprivation. That’s not it at all! You can control your portions and still feel satisfied — and it’s easier than you think.

  • Five generations

     Five generations of the Simmons-Milliken family gathered in Supply to celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25, 2014. Back, from left, are James Tyler Benton and his father, Maniel Wayne Evans Jr. Front, from left, are Evans’ mother, Ila Mae Milliken Evans, and his grandmother, Ella Simmons Milliken, holding Benton’s son, Brantley Tyler Benton.