Today's News

  • Salkehatchie routs BCC men

     USC Salkehatchie beat Brunswick Community College 95-76 Saturday in an NJCAA Division II Region 10 basketball game at the Dinah E. Gore Center gym.

    For BCC (9-8), Steve Johnson scored 18 points, Marcus Graham 16 and Kameko Walls 15. Salkehatchie is 12-7 for the season.

    The Dolphins broke to a 14-4 lead in the first five minutes, getting a 3-pointer from the right wing by Graham and a 3-pointer from Walls. Salkehatchie then rallied to tie the score 21-21 with 8:51 left.

  • VIDEO South boys swim 200 freestyle relay
  • VIDEO South girls swim 200 freestyle relay
  • South seniors finish strongly

     In their last home meet of the season Saturday morning at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center, South Brunswick High School senior swimmers had memorable performances.

    Most notably, senior Stephen Seeber set a school record in winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 21.45 seconds. The time also is an automatic qualifier for the regional next month.

    Seeber finished second in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.56 (automatic).

  • Lady Trojans lose to league leader Whiteville

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team lost to unbeaten conference leader Whiteville 56-44 Friday.

    Jasmine Jackson scored 16 points for West (2-5, 4-9).

    West trailed 33-18 at halftime but rallied in the third quarter, cutting the lead to seven points.

    A 3-pointer by Jackson began the rally, and her basket off a pass cut the lead to 535-24 with 5:19 left. A pass from Grace Young to Aubriona Thomas led to a basket, and two free throws by Nicole Turner left West down 35-28 with 2:43 left.

  • Trojans use 15-0 spree to defeat Whiteville

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team went on a 15-0 scoring run in the third quarter en route to beating Whiteville 60-49 Friday.

    Jawon McNeil scored 12 points and Taylor Buffkin and Jamal Jacobs each scored 11 as the Trojans improved to 4-3 in the conference, 9-8 overall.

    As West begins the second half of the conference season, it is focusing first on getting the No. 1 Class 3A seed from the conference for the state playoffs—and then on a possible conference championship.

  • Hospice fundraiser includes skeet shoot


    The inaugural Hospice Closer to Home Skeet Shoot will take place March 16 at the Buccaneer Gun Club in Leland. The kickoff Barn Party will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 15 at Honalee Stables in Bolivia, which will feature live music, silent auction and an exhibition horse show.

    The events are fundraisers benefiting Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter and the Brunswick County Care Center Closer to Home Project.

  • BBs found in soup at South Brunswick Middle School

    On Thursday afternoon, staff at South Brunswick Middle School discovered they were serving up a little something extra in the day's meal.

    According to information released by Brunswick County Schools, BBs were found in vegetable soup at the school. According to Jessica Swencki, spokesperson for Brunswick County Schools, a student during the 8th-grade lunch block allegedly dropped a handful of BBs into the soup. The student reached behind the serving line to place the BBs.

  • Brunswick County woman killed in wreck

    A Brunswick County woman was killed Wednesday afternoon after the car she was driving collided on U.S. 17 with a vehicle driven by another driver who ran a red light.

    Bolivia resident Barbara Brunson, 72, died after her car was hit by a pickup truck driven by Danny Chase, 51, of Shallotte around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of N.C. 211.

    Brunson was heading west on N.C. 211 in a 1994 Mazda Miata when Chase's northbound 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac truck ran a red light and hit Brunson's driver's-side door, N.C. Trooper Mat Strangman said.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 4, 5 and 9 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Jan. 4

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Bruce Jeffrey Adler, PG improper equipment.