Today's News

  • Socastee outlasts Trojans 35-28

     Socastee, S.C., beat West Brunswick 35-28 in a nonconference football game Saturday afternoon at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

     “This is probably one of the most frustrating losses, because our kids played really hard,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher said. West is 0-2.

    West senior running back Markel Jones, in his first football game in two years, scored three touchdowns. The first time he touched the ball, Jones (5-foot-8, 190 pounds) scored on a 65-yard run—and gained unofficially 239 yards.

  • VIDEO: South Brunswick beats Ashley 41-40 in OT

     The South Brunswick Cougars stopped a two-point conversion in overtime and beat the Ashley Screaming Eagles 41-40 Friday. This is video of the game-winning stop by the Cougars’ defense.

  • West will play Socastee, S.C., at 4 p.m. Saturday

     The football game Friday night between Socastee, S.C., and host West Brunswick has been postponed to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25., West coach Jimmy Fletcher said.

  • Testimony continues in Bryant murder trial

    Day two of testimony in the Craig Bryant murder trial began with accusations by the defense of a discovery violation by the prosecution.

    Mike Willis, Bryant’s defense attorney, started the morning by telling Thomas H. Lock, superior court judge, that he felt there was a discovery violation because the prosecution’s witness Robert Schomp testified he had spoken with between five and seven police officers and he only had one report from a drug agent and two letters.

    “The court could even dismiss the case,” Willis said.

  • Lady Trojans lose to Laney

     The West Brunswick High School volleyball team lost 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 to Class 4A Laney on Aug. 23.

    West fell behind 10-5 in the first set and was trailing 18-11 when Bethany Morrison held serve for three points, including an ace, as the Trojans cut the lead to 18-15.

    A kill by Meeka Hewett cut the lead to 22-17, but Laney won the set off three straight Trojan errors.

    West trailed early in the second set but Nicole Phillips hit two service winners in a run that put the Trojans ahead 10-7.

  • Fourth rabies case reported in Brunswick County

    Another wild animal in the Oak Island area has tested positive for rabies. This time it was a bobcat on the mainland on Long Beach Road.

    On Aug. 17, a man saw a bobcat chasing his dog. The bobcat took one swipe at the dog and then ran into the woods. The dog lay down.

    The man knew about rabies and did not to handle the dog right away but waited for any saliva to dry. The dog was current on its rabies shots so it only needed a booster shot. The man did not come in contact with the bobcat.

  • McCumbee 23rd in NASCAR race

     Hed: McCumbee 23rd in Bristol NASCAR race



    Staff Report


    Chad McCumbee finished 23rd out of 36 drivers in the UNOH 200 Aug. 22 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

    Although not the finish the No. 92 Black’s Tire and Auto Service/fleetHQ.com/QMI Chevrolet team was looking for at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 200, the trip to northeastern Tennessee was not a bad one for the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises crew and McCumbee.

  • Testimony begins in murder trial of Craig Bryant

    BOLIVIA—Testimony began Wednesday in the murder trial of Craig Bryant.

    Bryant, 50, is accused of killing Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw in 2008.

    Jury selection finished on Wednesday morning in Brunswick County Superior Criminal Court with Thomas H. Lock as the presiding judge.

  • State’s unemployment rate up again for July

    The state’s unemployment rate has increased again.

    North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July increased to 9.6 percent. It was 9.4 percent for June.

    July’s state rate is higher than the national unemployment rate for July, which was 8.3 percent.

    North Carolina’s July 2012 unemployment rate is 1.1-percentage point less than it was a year ago.

  • Special Operations team report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Aug. 13-19 special operations deputies set up checkpoints at Stevenson Mobile Home Park, N.C. 133 at Plantation Drive, U.S. 74 on-ramp, Brooklyn Street, Old Fayetteville Road, N.C. 211, Little Macedonia Road and Makatoka Road.