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  • Trojans top South Cougars in nine innings

    Pat Kamfolt’s two-out RBI single in the ninth inning lifted West Brunswick to a 4-3 win against county rival South Brunswick in a high school baseball game last Tuesday at Boiling Spring Lakes.

    West Brunswick got a strong performance from senior pitchers Ethan Cox and Aaron Evans, who combined on a two-hitter with 16 strikeouts.

    The left-handed Cox got the start and allowed two hits and one earned run, struck out nine and walked three in 5 2/3 innings. The right-handed Evans pitched 3 1/3 no-hit innings in relief for the win. He struck out seven.

  • West falls to White Oak in 3A/4A conference match

    White Oak, the top team in the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association 3A poll, defeated West Brunswick 4-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference match last Wednesday in Jacksonville.

    Stephanie Rose, Amanda Fenton, Shelby Carroll and Catlin McLaughlin scored one goal apiece for the Lady Vikings. Rose also had two assists for the two-time defending state 3A champions.

    West Brunswick 2 Dixon 2

    Jordan Clear scored the tying goal in the 65th minute as the West Brunswick Lady Trojans came away with a 2-2 non-conference tie against visiting Dixon last Thursday at Shallotte.

  • North Brunswick baseball team gets win against South Columbus


    The North Brunswick baseball team got off to a rousing start in Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference play, beating South Columbus 9-5 last Thursday at Leland.

    The win was the second in a row for the Scorpions, who had their game with West Brunswick rained out last Friday. The county schools will play the makeup game at North Brunswick March 26.

  • South Brunswick girls' soccer knocks down conference rival Trask


    The South Brunswick girls soccer teamed served notice to its Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference rivals, scoring 11 goals in a league-opening victory against Trask at Boiling Spring Lakes Monday.

    The 11-goal outburst followed a 13-0 non-conference win at West Bladen last Wednesday.

    South Brunswick is 2-1-1 and 1-0 in the Waccamaw. They had matches at Whiteville Wednesday and at Class 3A No. 1 White Oak on Friday before returning home to play East Bladen next Monday.

  • Lady Trojans sweep softball doubleheader

    West Brunswick’s Lady Trojans swept a softball doubleheader Monday against South Columbus at Vinegar Hill to stretch their winning streak to four games.

    The Lady Trojans (5-1) won the opener 6-1 and took the nightcap 7-2.

    Amber Rampero went 2-for-2 with a home run; Carly White tripled and Heather Carter had a double.

    Carter was the winning pitcher.

    Rampero and Stacey Jackson each doubled in the second game with White picking up the victory. Rampero went 2-for-3.

  • Margaret Guerrina

    Margaret Britton Guerrina, 90, of Southport, formerly of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died in her sleep Feb. 23, at Brunswick Community Hospital after a short illness.

    She was born July 20, 1917, in Petersburg, Va., to Frederick W. and Lottie Morris Britton. She was raised in Petersburg and Waverly, Va.

    After graduation from Farmville State Teacher’s College (now Longwood University) in June, 1939, she taught high school in Chuckatuck, Va., until she married U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Albert S. Guerrina at Cochran Field, Macon, Ga., on Aug. 3, 1942.

  • Cross-country amputee reaches the beach in Brunswick

    He calls them his “C-legs,” and he’s been running cross-country on them since last July.

    Monday, Eugene Roberts, a double amputee and Marine injured in Vietnam, also found his sea legs as he went for a run on his specially made prosthetic legs next to the ocean at Holden Beach.

  • Former coach resigns

    A teacher who has been with Brunswick County Schools for more than 27 years has resigned.

    Mike Dumas, a physical education teacher at North Brunswick High School, resigned effective March 4. Dumas was on paid suspension since Nov. 28, 2007. Details about the nature of the suspension have not been made public.

    The announcement was made as part of the Brunswick County Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.

  • Assistant fired

    A Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School teacher assistant has been terminated.

    The Brunswick County Board of Education voted to accept personnel changes Tuesday night. One of the changes included terminating Anna Stanley, a teacher assistant and bus driver at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School.

    Terry Chestnutt, assistant superintendent of human resources, said the board was unable to comment on the nature of Stanley’s termination due to general statute personnel laws.

  • More parents unhappy with Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School

    Carrie Stewart removed her child from Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School last year. Her daughter was diagnosed with a seizure disorder and often missed school due to her symptoms.

    Stewart said the school denied her daughter the medical testing she needed, but said her daughter would not pass the third grade due to the number of days she missed. Teachers also told her daughter she was going to have to repeat the grade, she said.