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Today's News

  • Valentine's events offer 'love'ly ways to celebrate

    ‘Tis the season of love — with Valentine hearts and flowers and chocolate and wine and serenading and hugs and fishes, too.

    Those are just some of the things out there to cherish and cheer loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

    Let us count just some of the myriad ways to celebrate.

    Winery

    Silver Coast Winery is once again staging a sweet Wine & Chocolate Pairing this Valentine’s weekend, which is perfect, winery officials say, for celebrating with your sweetie or Singles Awareness Day with friends.

  • West Brunswick’s Ruppart wins 200 freestyle in regional

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick senior Dustin Ruppart won the 200-yard freestyle Saturday, Feb. 6, in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A Eastern Regional swimming championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center.

    The event was a qualifier for the state meet, set to begin 1:45 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Pullen Aquatic Center in Raleigh. The top eight times qualify for state.

    Ruppart won the race in 1 minute, 48.45 seconds. His winning margin was 1.03 seconds. 

  • Trojan wrestlers reach regional, finish 22-3

    The West Brunswick wrestling team lost 34-33 to unbeaten and eventual state champion Morehead in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional duals tournament Feb. 4 in Asheboro.

    West, coached by Jimmy Caraway, finishes the team season 22-3. (The NCHSAA individual regional is next weekend at Corinth Holders High School and the individual state tournament is the following weekend.)

  • BCC women lose to Louisburg in overtime

    BOLIVIA — Louisburg College beat Brunswick Community College 76-71 in overtime in an NJCAA Division II Region 10 women’s basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Louisburg, which beat BCC 65-54 Jan. 30, improved to 4-2 in the region, according to the NJCAA website, and 15-4 overall. BCC is 4-4, 11-10.

    Brianna Baham scored 23 points for BCC and teammate Lauren Jenkins 11. A.J. Mays, Daisha Jordan and Jasmine Dixon each scored eight points. Shalexia Pack scored seven points and Myanna Cutherbertson six.

  • 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.