Today's News

  • Trojans win Scorpion Wrestling Invitational

     LELAND—In the Scorpion Invitational Saturday at North Brunswick high School, a young West Brunswick wrestling team placed nine wrestlers in the finals, won six titles and finished first out of 10 teams.

    Sophomore Jyquan won the 113-pound title match 10-0 against a Gray’s Creek foe.

    Eighth-grader Porforio Bautista won by fall in the 120-pound match against a Cape Fear foe.

    Sophomore Campbell Alspaugh beat his Triton foe by technical fall in winning the 126-pound title.

  • Leland Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers

    LELAND—The Leland Senior Center needs volunteers to bolster its Meals on Wheels delivery program.

    Meals on Wheels are delivered to people 60 and older who are homebound and have no one to cook for them.

    “We provide one nutritious meal at lunchtime. A hot meal, once a day,” Leland Senior Center Director Janice Solarez said.

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., which runs the three senior centers for the county, contracts with Aramark to provide the meals Monday–Friday.

    Solarez said she currently has 15 volunteer drivers.

  • Run for Food photos
  • Trojans end Scorpions’ winning streak against them

     The West Brunswick varsity boys’ basketball team led North Brunswick by a single point heading into the fourth quarter of the Waccamaw 2A/3A Conference matchup Jan. 2 in Shallotte. The Trojans, who had lost their last six meetings against the Scorpions, used a 10-0 scoring run to begin the fourth quarter and held North to six points in the final period as West claimed a 66-53 victory.

    Eric Davis, in his third year as head coach for the Trojans, secured his first win against the Scorpions.

  • Education briefs

    WBHS names students to honor roll
    West Brunswick High School has named the following students to its first nine-weeks honor roll:
    A honor roll
    Ninth grade: Jillian Benton, Carrie Broome, Mariah Cashman, Isaias Castaneda, Courtney Chappell, Donita Daley, Cam Davis, Connor Durham, Gabrielle Hoffman, Hayden Huffman, Anna James, Katelyn Keaton, Megan Kesky, Bryana LaDue, John McNeil, George Nance, Gavin Reed, Aleigh Rhyne, Joseph Stanley, Kasandra Trotter, Austin Turner, Brittani Wilson, Thomas Yaemmongkol, Samuel Zeng.

  • Club briefs

    Newcomers Club meets Jan. 10
    The Southwest Brunswick Newcomers Club (SWBNC) will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. 10, in the fellowship hall at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 MH Rourk Drive in Shallotte. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for new members to join and to sign up for scheduled recurring activities and planned special events.

  • Ruth Cox art on display

    Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, will present “Ruth Cox: Works in Oil” from
    Jan. 7-Feb. 16.
    The exhibition will feature more than 30 paintings by the Myrtle Beach, S.C., artist. There will be a reception to meet the artist from
    2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The public is invited.
    According to gallery owner Ginny Lassiter, paintings will include landscapes, coastal scenes, florals and other still lives.

  • Community briefs

    Art opening at Silver Coast Winery
    The Coastal Carolina Camera Club will exhibit its members’ photographs in the art gallery of Silver Coast Winery beginning Saturday, Jan. 5, through the end of the month.
    An opening reception is planned from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5.

  • Religion briefs

    The Altermen and Julie to sing on Jan. 6
    Oak Grove Baptist Church on Holden Beach Road will host a gospel sing beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, featuring The Altermen and Julie gospel group. Everyone is invited.

  • Let’s begin the new year by hungering and thirsting for justice

    Whatever the reason, I have had young people on my mind for many days. Perhaps it is because my grandchildren have left the comparative ease of grammar school and are challenged by the demands of high school and college. Perhaps my optimism is waning and I desire a boost of hope and trust. Perhaps my reading of a book written by young adults has caused me to ponder the awesomeness of youthful zeal and ideals. In any event, they are on my mind.