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Today's News

  • West boys basketball photos in victory against South

    By Samone Bland

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The last time the West Brunswick Trojans met up with the South Brunswick Cougars in boys basketball, the Trojans needed a strong second half to come away with an impressive 19-point victory over their county rivals.

    In the time between the two rivals’ second and final meeting of the regular season, the Trojans had a brute of a schedule. The Trojans faced the top two teams in the conference with a chance to either take partial ownership of the No. 1 spot or full possession of the No. 2.

  • Trojans defeat Cougars in girls’ basketball

    West Brunswick outscored South Brunswick 16-8 in the second half and beat the Cougars 42-37 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, at South.

    The victory improved West’s record to 8-12, its most victories since 2009-10, when the Trojans finished 15-8. West is 2-8 in the conference with two games left.

    Freshman Breanna Mercer scored 12 points, sophomore Natyra Gore 10 and sophomore Logan Locklear eight. Other West scorers: Jaida Allen five, Emily Long two, Bria Bond two, Gwenna Gentle two and Dyna Jeffries one.

  • 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.

  • Work progressing on schools day treatment facility

    BOLIVIA — Work is moving along on a new day treatment facility that Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Les Tubb hopes will be ready to open in just a few more months.

    “The goal right now is to move in as soon as possible, and we hope that will be April — probably will be May,” said Tubb, speaking at the board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 2.

    The program at Bolivia Elementary School is going through building permitting and health department and fire inspection, Tubb said.

  • 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.