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Today's News

  • Trojans lose to Cougars in lacrosse

     SHALLOTTE — South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 10-8 Thursday, April 2, in the first girls’ lacrosse game between the two teams.

    Ana Poulin scored West’s only goal in the first half, which ended with South ahead 4-1. The Cougars led 6-1 with 19 minutes left when West rallied, cutting the lead to 6-5 in 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

    “I was so proud of the girls,” West coach Kate Gentle said. “They played a phenomenal second half. They came back to almost win the game.”

  • Key witness testifies in accused child killer’s trial

     BOLIVIA — Jurors heard testimony from a key witness Thursday in Brunswick County Superior Court during the trial of a 29-year-old Wilmington man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    It marked the third consecutive day of witness testimony in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • Sheriff’s office investigates shooting in Longwood

    A 31-year-old man is recovering after being shot in the back in Longwood on Wednesday, April 1, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jeffrey Martinez Sarvis called 911 at 6:10 p.m. to say someone had shot him while he was on Carlon Road NW, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Sarvis was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, where he was treated for his injury, which was not life-threatening, and released.

  • VIDEO: Chris Graham wins 100-meter dash at county Olympics

    Chris Graham runs to victory in 11 seconds in the 100-meter dash April 1 at the county Olympics. Cameron Barnhill is second (11.3) and Allen Frye third (11.4).

  • South’s girls, North’s boys win county meet

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick’s girls and North Brunswick’s boys won the annual county track and field meet April 1 at South.

    In the boys’ meet, North won 14 events and scored 114.5 points. South won four events and scored 46.5 points. West scored 25 points.

    For North, Jayhlen Washington won three individual events. He won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.9 seconds. Evin Bellamy was second (15.6) and Keandre Yeoman third (15.7), all in regional times.

  • Bob Hanna out as football coach at West Brunswick

     SHALLOTTE — Bob Hanna is no longer the head football coach at West Brunswick High School.

    “I guess they don’t want me there,” Hanna said. “I didn’t resign. It was kind of final today (April 1).”

    Hanna met with West Principal Brock Ahrens and West athletics director Jimmy Fletcher.

    “They wanted me resign and I told them I wasn’t going to resign. I had too much invested in the kids. I have too much respect for those kids.”

  • Mother of slain Shallotte boy testifies in Murray trial

     BOLIVIA — The mother of a slain Shallotte boy outlined the events that led to her son’s death more than three years ago during the second day of testimony in Brunswick County Superior Court for the trial of a 29-year-old Wilmington man accused of killing him.

    Jurors heard testimony from three witnesses during proceedings Wednesday, April 1, in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • Parent rep, former teacher criticize superintendent process

    BOLIVIA — Shortly after new Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Les Tubb was sworn in Tuesday night, two people expressed concern about the way the school board went about selecting him.

    Parent Advisory Council president Erin Cimino, reading from a prepared statement at the March 31 school board meeting, said she has no issue with Tubb having the job as superintendent, his capability or working with him in the future but is disappointed with the board’s selection process.

  • Leland police issue scam alert

    Police are warning residents about a scam after a Leland business received a suspicious call Tuesday.

    Someone claiming to represent Duke Energy called the business, which was not identified, and said the company had not received payment for services in the past three months, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

  • Leland courts young adults of all ages with 21-and-up adult egg hunt Thursday

    The adults will no longer have to sit on the sidelines during Leland’s Easter egg hunt.

    While the annual Leland Egg Hunt for children will run Saturday, April 4, an egg hunt for those 21-and-up is coming Thursday, April 2.

    The first ever Adult Egg Hunt at Leland Municipal Park, an adults-only flashlight egg hunt takes place at 7:30 p.m.

    “This is our first crack at something like this,” Leland Parks and Recreation Director Niel Brooks said.