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  • Spring sports in full swing for North Brunswick

    LaTesha Harrison and Barbara Graham each drove in two runs as the North Brunswick Lady Scorpions defeated Whiteville 7-1 last Friday in a Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference softball game at Leland.

    Jolanda White went 2-for-3 with a single, double and RBI.

    Carried Evenson was the winning pitcher for the Lady Scorpions (4-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference). They play at Trask Tuesday and in the Beach Diamond Invitational tournament at Shallotte beginning Saturday.

    GAME SUMMARY

    Whiteville 000 010 0—1

    N. Bruns. 013 201 x—7

  • SOUTH ROUNDUP

    South Brunswick golfers win third straight match

    South Brunswick’s Dalton Gore shot a 38 and shared medalist honors with Whiteville’s Josh Kramer in Monday’s Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference golf match at Riegelwood Country Club.

    The Cougars continued to roll, winning their third consecutive league match by four strokes ahead of the Wolfpack. South Brunswick finished with 160 strokes, to 164 for Whiteville.

    South Brunswick is scheduled to meet Ashley and Hoggard in a match Thursday at Beau Rivage in Wilmington and host Topsail March 25.

  • West Brunswick netters fall to two perennial powerhouses

    West Brunswick’s boys’ tennis team lost a pair of matches to perennial powerhouses last week.

    West fell 9-0 on March 11 to North Myrtle Beach.

    West also fell 9-0 to perennial conference champion Hoggard on March 13.

    “The kids got a chance first hand to see strong they really are,” said West coach Bob Bell.

    Of the 11 active players on the Trojan tennis roster, all but two are either sophomores or freshman.

  • South, North players named to Waccamaw conference team

    South Brunswick and North Brunswick had a combined 13 athletes picked for first-team All-Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference honors.

    The Cougars had eight chosen, including five from its league-winning wrestling team, while the Scorpions had five.

    The South Brunswick wrestlers chosen were Jeromy Roundtree, Charlie Martin, Sammy Roundtree, Jonathan Marvin and Rick Logan.

    The Cougars’ Ryan Waldrep and Ervin Hall made first team in boys’ basketball with Joey Hines and Edward McNeill voted to the second team.

  • More subpoenaed documents released

    County attorney Huey Marshall has released to the Brunswick Beacon more subpoenaed documents related to the federal investigation of Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett. Marshall released 55 pages of subpoeaned documents Thursday morning. For more information read next week's issue of the Beacon.

  • Waccamaw students to present '101 Dalmations'

    Nearly 100 Waccamaw students will take the stage this weekend as the school performs “101 Dalmations” at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    This is the second year Waccamaw students have performed a musical. Last year, they performed “The Jungle Book.” Both shows are Disney Kids Productions.

    “They are an easy company to work with, and their shows are kid-friendly,” Cheri Skaggs, music teacher and musical director, said. “It makes sure the audience can be involved.”

  • Shallotte drug suspects face more charges

    Two men arrested last month in Shallotte for possession of more than 9,200 prescription pills are now facing numerous breaking and entering charges throughout North and South Carolina.

    Forty-year-old Richard Moore of Mayesville and Jonathan Nowokunski, 26, of Oak Island were arrested last month after Shallotte Police responded to an alarm activation at Lowe’s Home Improvement on Whiteville Road.

    More than 9,200 pills with a street value of about $40,000-$50,000 were recovered from the suspects’ motel room after their arrest.

  • Who will run the local department?

    CALABASH—What does the future hold for the Calabash Volunteer Fire Department?

    That was a subject of debate at a Carolina Shores budget retreat last week.

    Carolina Shores town commissioner Gere Dale, who represents his town on the fire department board, broached the topic, drawing fire from Mayor Steve Selby after suggesting one option is for the town to take it over.

    “I think a financial feasibility study is not only necessary but I think essential,” said Dale, who sought commissioners’ comments.

  • Upcoming Sunshine Week: How well did local agencies do?

    Do you know what your government is doing right now and why?

    If not, why don’t you know?

    It’s your right to know what the government is doing and why.

    In an effort to promote the public’s interest in the goings-on of all government agencies, next week’s issue of The Brunswick Beacon will focus on the public’s right to know.

    Journalists from print, broadcast, online and other media outlets across the country will recognize March 16-22 as Sunshine Week.

  • Brunswick County Chamber presents 2007 awards

    SUNSET BEACH—Pete and Dotty Callahan have been named Brunswick County’s 2007 Citizens of the Year.

    The duo, who donate their time visiting residents of a local nursing home, were honored Tuesday at the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce annual awards luncheon at Sea Trail Conference Center.

    The Callahans are ministers to the homebound of St. Brendan Catholic Church and pay regular visits to Autumn Care in Shallotte. There they celebrate Mass and eat meals with residents. It’s something they’ve been doing since 1989.