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Today's News

  • Local runners do well in Run for Food

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH —  Local runners finished in the top three in the half marathon Jan. 14 in the 13th annual Ocean Isle Beach Run for Food.

    Garin Krahn, 26, of Sneads Ferry, ran the 13 miles in 1 hour, 20.11 seconds, a pace of 6:08 per mile. Logan Scharen, 23, of Bolivia was second in 1:22.44. Luke Evans, 16, of Asheboro, was third in 1:23.14.

    The top female runner was Charlotte Leighton, 36, of Clayton. She finished 10th overall in 1:33.46, a pace of 7:10 per mile.

  • West Brunswick to host FCA football coaches clinic Jan. 21

    West Brunswick will be host to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes football coaches clinic 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 21 in the two gyms.

    “We are inviting all high school, middle school and recreation football coaches to attend,” West assistant football coach T.J. Spivey said.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, call Spivey at 840-6641 or email him at coachspivey0325@gmail.com.

  • Brian McRae speaks at Leland Hot Stove banquet

    LELAND — The 13th annual Leland Hot Stove League banquet was Jan. 14 at the North Brunswick High School gym.

    This yearly event recognizes and honors the Leland Hot Stove North Brunswick Player of the Year and the Nelson Best Scholarship.

    Jaheed Cason is the recipient of the Nelson Best Scholarship. Cason isa baseball player at Belmont Abbey. The scholarship is worth $2,500.

  • BCC teams lose region games

    Staff Report

    BOLIVIA — Wake Tech beat Brunswick Community College 63-53 in an NJCAA Region 10 Division II basketball game Jan. 14.

    BCC, playing its first game since Dec. 17, is 1-3 in the region, 9-3 overall. Wake Tech is 3-1, 9-3.

  • Lady Trojans beat Ashley in thriller, lose to New Hanover

    New Hanover beat West Brunswick 73-39 in a conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 13 at West.

    New Hanover (6-0, 15-2) had beaten West 67-20 Dec. 14 in Wilmington. West is 2-4, 8-9.

     In the rematch, the Wildcats led 17-8 after the first quarter and 31-14 with 3 minutes, 50 seconds left in the half. The lead was 46-16 with 6:38 left in the third quarter and 61-31 with 5:22 left in the game.

  • VIDEO: New Hanover beats West Brunswick 68-64

    Final points in New Hanover’s 68-64 victory against West Brunswick in the boys’ basketball game Jan. 13 at West for first place in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.
    Shown: New Hanover scores a layup, West’s Bryce Ahrens hits a 3-pointer, New Hanover hits a free throw to clinch the victory.

  • New Hanover sweeps Trojan teams in basketball

    The New Hanover boys are 5-1 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 14-4 overall. West Brunswick is 4-2, 12-4.

    The New Hanover girls are 6-0 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 15-2 overall. West is 2-4, 8-9.

  • VIDEO: Shane Smith wrestling

    VIDEO: West Brunswick’s Shane Smith wins by fall in 1 minute, 19 seconds in the 138-pound match against Laney.
    Final 30 seconds shown.

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    SHALLOTTE — Laney defeated West Brunswick 57-18 in a wrestling match Jan. 12 at West between the two unbeaten teams in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

    Laney is 19-1 overall. West is 19-3.

    The conference championships are Jan. 28 at Hoggard. State duals are Jan. 31, Feb. 2 and Feb. 4.

  • Commissioner: Time to review insurance policies and coverage

    The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate insurance policies, according to the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

    “It is a new year and there are certainly things that will be changing in your life as you look forward to the rest of 2017,” Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said in a news release. “I recommend you take this opportunity to make sure you are adequately covered by your insurance policies.”

  • Marshals arrest woman in 2006 stabbing

    The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a woman Thursday, Jan. 5, who was wanted in Brunswick County in a 2006 stabbing.

    Marshals found 49-year-old Lorie Jean Smith-Postupack at her home in Hampstead, a spokesman for the agency said.

    Warrants show Smith-Postupack stabbed a man on July 31, 2006 with a pocketknife before telling Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detective Laurie Smith she had been raped in order to “hinder and obstruct the law enforcement officer in the performance of her duty.”