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Today's News

  • North’s boys, South’s girls win track titles

    Staff Report

    LELAND—North Brunswick’s boys and South Brunswick’s girls won the Waccamaw Conference track and field championships April 25 at North Brunswick High School.
    South’s girls scored 192 points. West, the defending champion, was second at 147. North was third at 110.
    In the girls’ meet in the 3,200 relay, South Brunswick was first in 11:01.
    In 100 meters, South’s Bre Hewett was first in 12.88.

  • Sports calendar

    Youth cheerleading and football
    Registration is open for Brunswick County youth cheerleading. The deadline is July 31. For more information email rmchugh@brunsco.net or call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2684. Registration is open for Brunswick County youth football. The deadline is July 31. For more information, email bmoore@brunsco.net or call Brian Moore at 253-2670.

  • Sports briefs

    Cedric Simmons update
    Cedric Simmons played four minutes, scoring five points and getting one rebound, in Asefa Estudinates Madrid’s 78-75 loss Sunday. AEM is 9-22 and 17th in the 18-team Spanish professional basketball league. Two games are left in the season.

  • Carla Zio scores 32nd goal of season

    Staff Report

    Carla Zio scored five goals and Kasey Piver and and Nicole Turner one each as West Brunswick beat South Columbus 7-0 April 18.
    Zio has scored 32 goals this season, tying the team record set last year by sister Julianna.
    Jordan Sanchez, Taylor Esposito, Karson Lewis and Amanda Davinson each had an assist. Meg Fletcher had two saves.
    West plays its final home game of the regular season at 6:30 p.m.
    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs begin May 9.
    West JV

  • Shallotte Shock advance to championship

    Staff Report

    The Shallotte Shock under-12 girls’ soccer team won 3-0 over the weekend and advanced to the championship game.

  • Trojan golfers take over first place

    Staff Report

    Led by freshman Drew Boyer, the West Brunswick High School boys’ golf team won the final regular-season match of the season April 23 at Rivers Edge.
    Drew Boyer shot a 6-over-par 78 April 23 at Rivers Edge, tying with South Brunswick’s John Wagoner for medalist honors in the final regular-season golf tourney in the Waccamaw Conference.
    West Brunswick and West Bladen entered the tourney April 23 tied for first, each having won three tourneys this season.

  • Congrats, outstanding educators!

    Congratulations, Laura Hunter, Brunswick County Schools’ Teacher of the Year.
    Hunter, a social studies teacher at South Brunswick High School, was honored at a luncheon last Friday in Ocean Isle Beach.
    While Hunter was given the ultimate honor, the event honored 19 teachers who have been recognized for doing outstanding work with Brunswick County children. Margaret Arrowood, a social studies teacher from Shallotte Middle School, was named this year’s runner up.

  • Join in the fight; support Relay for Life

    This Friday Brunswick Countians of all ages, races and backgrounds will come together for a common cause—to fight back against cancer.
    The annual event begins at 6 p.m. on the track at West Brunswick High School off Whiteville Road in Shallotte. Its purpose is to raise awareness about lives lost and victories won against this horrific disease. It’s also a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which uses money raised from events like this across the nation to fund research, support programs and education.

  • School lunches to increase 10 cents next school year

    BOLIVIA—School lunch prices are set to increase by 10 cents a plate next school year.

    At their meeting Tuesday night, members of the Brunswick County Board of Education unanimously approved an increase to school lunch prices by 10 cents per plate.

    Breakfast prices will increase by 5 cents per plate. 

  • Local candidates report campaign donations

    Clarification: District 3 county commission candidate Jwantana Frink said while her reports were not at the board of elections office when a reporter audited campaign finance reports, they had been postmarked by the April 30 deadline date. An elections official confirmed she had received Frink’s campaign finance reports.

    BOLIVIA—The price of politics is up. Way up.