Today's News

  • Whiteville sinks West with second-half rally

     DUBLIN – West Brunswick junior forward Jadyn Parker made an old-fashioned three-point play early in the third quarter to give the Trojans a 32-22 lead over Whiteville in the first round of the Adidas Christmas Tournament.

    That’s about the last thing that went right for the Trojans in a 48-46 loss Dec. 27 in Dublin on the campus of West Bladen High School.

    Whiteville used a 19-4 spurt spanning the third and fourth quarters to take a 39-36 lead and the Wolfpack held on in a frenetic final minute to preserve a two-point win.

  • West wrestlers drop conference match to Topsail

     West Brunswick’s varsity wrestling team had a 33-18 over Topsail and needed one more victory in the final four matches of a dual meet Jan. 3 to secure another Mideastern Conference win.

    Topsail was up to the task, securing two victories by fall, one by forfeit and one tech fall win to stun the Trojans in Shallotte by a 41-33 margin.

  • West finishes game on 16-2 run to fend off spirited North squad

     SHALLOTTE – For three-plus quarters, North Brunswick took the fight to West Brunswick in a Mideastern Conference rivalry game Friday, Jan. 4, in Shallotte.

    Daveon Trillo-Nixon nailed a pair of free throws with 5:07 left in the game as North Brunswick claimed a 43-41 lead over the Trojans, who came into the game on the heels of a two-point loss at North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) on Jan. 2.

  • Lady Trojans top North with second-half rally

     SHALLOTTE – With less than 10 seconds left in the first half of West Brunswick’s varsity girls’ basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, against conference rival North Brunswick, junior forward Autumn Bland dribbled to her right, moved inside the paint and lofted a running hook shot perfectly through the net just before the halftime buzzer sounded.

    It was just one made shot in a game that featured plenty of highlights, but it was a play West Brunswick needed to spark a second-half rally in a 49-37 win over North Brunswick.

  • COLUMN: Basketball game or wrestling match? Tough to tell

     I went to cover a county rivalry high school basketball game between North Brunswick and South Brunswick high schools last Friday night, Jan. 11, and something else happened.

    While many people champion the free-flowing, no-contact artistry of the sport of basketball, I’m a fan of the games that creep along at a snail’s pace and turn into wars of attrition.

    Boy, was I for a treat when the Scorpions and Cougars duked it out Friday night in Leland.

  • Trojan grapplers earn second-place tournament finish

     West Brunswick High School’s wrestling team earned its most successful tournament finish of the 2018-19 season in the Pin Down Autism Super Duals in Asheboro last weekend.

    The Trojans finished in second place at the dual tournament, which was held at Uwharrie Charter Academy in the western part of the state.

  • Trojans move into tie for first place in MEC with third straight victory

     SHALLOTTE – After a Jadyn Parker putback off the glass with a minute left in the opening frame and a J’vian McCray free throw with 38 seconds left in the first quarter, West Brunswick had erased a three-point deficit to tie the game at 11-11.

    The Trojans would never trail again in a critical 57-53 win Jan. 8 over New Hanover in Shallotte.

  • McKenney’s 36 points lift Cougars over Scorps

      LELAND – North Brunswick did just about everything it could do in the final minute in a comeback effort against South Brunswick and reigning Mideastern Conference Player of the Year Jace McKenney.

    Despite being called for more than 30 fouls and South Brunswick attempting nearly 60 free throws, North Brunswick had a chance to win a varsity boys’ basketball game or send it into overtime Friday, Jan. 11, in Leland.

  • No one should have to die for a traffic stop

    Less than a month before North Carolina

    State Trooper S.A. Collins fatally shot Brandon Webster near Shallotte, a Palatine, Ill., police officer fatally shot a man who struck him and a bystander with his vehicle.

    In the latter shooting, Leslie Vaughan is believed to have stabbed his mother to death and deliberately tried to hit police who arrived to investigate the crime scene.

  • 'I have a dream'

    From The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute:

    In his iconic speech at the Lincoln Memorial for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Dr. Mark Luther King Jr. urged America to “make real the promises of democracy.” King synthesized portions of his earlier speeches to capture both the necessity for change and the potential for hope in American society.