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Today's News

  • Many reports of January flounder unusual

    The mild winter is certainly having a positive effect on Brunswick County inshore fishing, especially compared to last year’s harsh stay-at-home conditions. I can’t remember a January in local waters when I have gotten so many reports from anglers catching flounder. The redfish schools roaming the shallows are huge and accessible just about every day.

  • Conference wrestling tourney Saturday

    Staff Report

    The three county high school wrestling teams will compete Saturday in the conference championship tournament at North Brunswick. The tourney is set to begin at 10 a.m. and competition will take place on two mats.
    The county middle schools will also have their championship tourney on Saturday at North. Wrestlers will compete in eight-wrestler brackets. Leland Middle School is the defending champion.
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    wrestling tourney

  • VIDEO INCLUDED North Brunswick’s Keilin Rayner selects Duke; Jaron Smyre selects Campbell

     

    LELAND—North Brunswick High School football player Keilin Rayner has decided to play football at Duke University.

    He announced his decision on signing day, Feb. 1, at North Brunswick High School.

    Teammate and running back Jaron Smyre also signed that day, selecting Campbell University.

    As late as Jan. 25, Rayner was undecided.

    “He has narrowed it down to Duke and ECU, his high school coach, Garry Bishop, said Jan. 25.

  • McCumbee opens season in new series

    Staff Report

    The No. 3 C.J. Wilson Racing Mazda Speed driven by Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished 15th in the ST class in the season-opening Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge BMW Performance 200 Friday at Daytona International Speedway.
    The team qualified 28th and completed all 58 laps at an average speed of 80.977 mph.

  • Sports brief

    Brunswick Senior Bowling League
    Jan. 18 at Planet Fun
    Game: 1. Peggy Benton, Karen Manor, 182; 2. Susann Thompson, 180. Series: 1. Karen Manor, 466; 2. Susann Thompson, 462; 3. MaryJane Scrivani, 444. Handicap game: 1. Linda Baxter, 248; 2. Peggy Benton, Susan Fehringer, 245. Handicap series: 1. Susan Fehringer, 677; 2. Susann Thompson, 645; 3. MaryJane Scrivani, 636.

  • Sports calendar

    Brunswick umpires’ meeting Feb. 5
    The Brunswick County Umpires Association is seeking baseball and softball umpires for the 2012 season.
    Those interested must have knowledge of the game, be able to attend clinics and meetings, pass certification and be able to travel. Members’ fee and certification fee are also mandatory.
    The first meeting will be 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at Shallotte Dixie Youth Park. Call Frank Fries at (910) 754-2291 or email ump33@atmc.net for more information.

  • DSS board leadership continues to be a debacle

    If the North Carolina Department of Social Services wants to write a handbook on what not to do as a county board, all it has to do is record the goings-on of Brunswick County DSS.
    If there weren’t lives and significant taxpayer dollars associated with this debacle, it would be humorous.
    But there’s nothing funny about providing quality-of-life services, especially for children and the elderly.

  • Judge denies Warren’s request for injunction

    BOLIVIA—Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks on Wednesday denied Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren’s request for an injunction to stop a hearing to remove Warren from the county’s Department of Social Services board.

    Hooks’ order, filed at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Brunswick County Superior Court, allows county commissioners to legally proceed with the removal process. The order also nullified a temporary restraining order preventing the hearing.

  • Lady Trojans lose to East Bladen

     The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team missed 20 of 23 free throws in a 42-26 home loss Jan. 31 to East Bladen.

    East Bladen hit two 3-pointers in taking a 29-18 lead into the fourth quarter. West rallied and cut the lead to 29-25. A layup by Kianna Pigott began the rally. She then made a steal and passed to Nicole Turner on the left wing, who hit a 3-pointer and cut the lead to 29-23 with 5:35 left.

    After an East Bladen turnover, a pass from Pigott to Allison Brown led to a basket, cutting the lead to four points.

  • West Brunswick boys upset No. 8 East Bladen

     West Brunswick beat East Bladen 57-49 in a conference boys’ basketball game Jan. 31.

    The loss was just the second in the conference and third of the season for the Eagles.

    NCPreps.com ranks East Bladen (16-3) No. 8 in Class 2A. The Trojans, a Class 3A team, improved to 5-5 in the conference, 10-10 overall, its best record in a while.