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  • South Brunswick swimmers make splash at state meet

    South Brunswick High School swim coach Lucia Kincer already is looking ahead to next season after watching the Cougars’ performance in the Class 1A/2A state meet last Saturday at the N.C. State University pool in Raleigh.

    “I’m looking forward to moving up on our finishes,” Kincer said after the Cougar girls came in 17th with 44 points and boys finished 20th with 30 points. Some 76 schools took part in the meet.

  • League-leading Patriots sweep South Brunswick

    The Pender High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams swept South Brunswick last Tuesday to remain unbeaten in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference.

    Pender’s girls rolled to a 70-31 victory against the visiting Lady Cougars. The Patriots won the boys’ game 63-58 in overtime despite 24 points from South Brunswick’s Ervin Hall.

    Pender’s boys overcame a five-point deficit late in the fourth quarter and held the Cougars to three points in overtime.

  • Scorpions squeak past East Columbus

    LELAND—The best and the worst of the North Brunswick High School boys’ basketball season was on display Friday night against East Columbus.

    An almost full house saw the Scorpions come out on fire to start the game. They took a 41-21 lead into halftime of the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference game between two teams trying to avoid last place in the league standings.

    The Scorpions (3-6 conference, 6-12 overall) used a 10-0 run at the start of the second quarter to forge the wide gap, and they needed every point in the 66-64 victory.

  • North splits with Whiteville

    The North Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team recorded its fourth consecutive win while the boys’ squad suffered its fifth straight loss last Tuesday at Whiteville.

    Freshman guard Tyera Fisher scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Lady Scorpions to a 64-53 victory.

    Latesha Harrison added 11 points and Asheley Robbins had 10 as North Brunswick improved to 6-2 in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference and 13-4 overall.

    The Lady Scorpions trailed 27-26 at halftime and erupted for 38 points in the second half.

  • West's Lady Trojans get back on track

    WILMINGTONThe West Brunswick High School girls basketball team shook off a five-game losing streak in the best way possibleby winning two conference games on the road.

    After posting a 59-53 victory last Tuesday at White Oak, the Lady Trojans crossed the Cape Fear River again on Friday and came away with a 49-45 overtime win at Ashley.

    West Brunswick improved to 4-5 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference and 12-8 overall and moved to within one game of clinching a berth in the state 3A playoffs.

  • Contract awarded for Sunset Beach high-rise bridge

    North Carolina Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett has approved awarding a $31 million contract to replace the Intracoastal Waterway bridge in Sunset Beach to English Construction Co. of Lynchburg, Va., according to information released Thursday.

    The award comes three months after residents opposing a high-rise bridge filed a federal lawsuit, which stopped the North Carolina Department of Transportation from awarding the $30.9 million contract to build a 65-foot-tall bridge to replace the town's aging pontoon span connecting its mainland and island.

  • Republicans race to the White House

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—With the South Carolina GOP presidential primary just days away, candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination sparred last Thursday night at the First-in-the-South GOP presidential debate.

    No Republican has ever won the presidency without first winning the South Carolina primary, debate panelist Carl Cameron told the candidates, whose demeanors already suggested they understood the importance of capturing the key state.

  • Brunswick Republicans volunteer at S.C. debate

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—While Mount Myrtle, the 1,000-ton, 20-foot sand likeness of the Republican presidential candidates drew most of the attention of passersby, Helen Pannullo and her husband John were busy volunteering for the day’s events leading up to the First-in-the-South Republican presidential primary debate last Thursday.

  • Democratic debate slated for Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The Congressional Black Caucus Institute will host the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate before the Jan. 26 South Carolina Democratic primary.

    The debate kicks off at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Palace Theater in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The media sponsors are CNN, CNN International and CNN Radio. Wolf Blitzer will moderate the event with CNN correspondents John King and Suzanne Malveaux will serve as panelists.

  • Additional subpoenas issued in sheriff case

    At least seven Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office employees have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury. The subpeonas were issued last Thursday, county attorney Huey Marshall said.

    When contacted at his office Tuesday, Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett referred questions about receiving a subpoena to his attorney, W. Douglas Parsons.

    But Hewett said he was, and would continue to be at work.