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Today's News

  • Kerner throws one-hitter as BCC opens Region 10 season

     

    BOLIVIA — Ben Kerner threw a five-inning one-hitter as Brunswick Community College beat New River Community College 11-1 in the first  game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday, March 21, at Founders Field.

    The only hit Kerner allowed was a leadoff home run in the top of the fifth. Kerner struck out three and walked no one.

  • McCumbee, McAleer third in sports car race at Sebring

     Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished third in the Visual Studio 150 Friday, March 20, at Sebring International Raceway. They drove a Mazda MX-5 in the Street Tuner class for C.J. Wilson Racing on the 3.74-mile course.

    Greg Liefooghe passed Andrew Carbonell for the Street Tuner (ST) lead with one hour remaining and led the rest of the way to give Next Level European its first victory in the No. 83 Red Line Oil Porsche Cayman started by Eric Zimmermann.

  • Three Supply residents face heroin trafficking charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested a trio of Supply residents Thursday, March 19, on various drug charges.

    Agents arrested 18-year-old Tariah Mona Darling, 28-year-old Kristopher Daniel Schultz and 20-year-old Jonathan Velez after a brief investigation, according to a sheriff’s office news release issued Friday, March 20.

    Darling, Schultz and Velez are accused of “trafficking by transportation of 4 grams or more but less than 14 grams of heroin,” warrants show.

  • Topsail beats West Brunswick 11-1 in baseball

     SHALLOTTE — Topsail finished with 15 hits and West Brunswick made five errors as the Pirates beat the Trojans 11-1 in a conference baseball game Friday, March 20, at Mike Alderson Field.

    The loss was the first of the season for West (2-1 in the conference, 8-1 overall).

    Topsail, which won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball state title in 2014, is 3-1, 7-1.

  • Gore strikes out side with bases loaded, West wins

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 6-5 March 18 as West senior pitcher Caroline Gore struck out three straight batters after North had loaded the bases in the top of the seventh inning.

    “Caroline had been struggling all year, getting back in shape and getting to the point where she had confidence in herself and believing in herself,” West coach Joe Noble said. “Tonight, she came in and she did a great job. I couldn’t have asked for her to pitch any better.”

  • Coroner’s office bill warrants explanation

    Every county in North Carolina has either a coroner or a medical examiner, though most by now employ the latter. Brunswick County is not among them, with Greg White having served as our coroner for the past 30 years.

  • Walk toward the light, embrace the sunshine

    The forecast calls for more rain this week, but Monday’s beautiful weather was an excellent way to start Sunshine Week, an annual national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to educate the public about the importance of open government. As for me, I kicked off the week by giving a very brief presentation during Carolina Shores’ Sunshine Week open house Monday.

  • Ex-BCC players contribute to ECU victory

     For the fourth-straight game, East Carolina scored double-digit runs cruising past Princeton 11-2 March 17 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

    The Pirates (14-6) extended their current win streak to five games (9 of last 10),while Princeton falls to 1-10 on the season.

    Former BCC pitcher Jimmy Boyd (2-3) picked up his first win in a starting role giving up a pair of runs

  • Trojans beat Cougars 5-2 in baseball

    West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 5-2 in a conference baseball game  March 17 at South.

    Winning pitcher Brett Babson threw a no-hitter for 5.1 innings and gave up two runs (one earned). He walked six and struck out seven.

    Reliever Austin Turner finished, giving up one hit and one walk. He struck out one.

  • Laney defeats Trojans 9-0 in soccer

     SHALLOTTE — Laney defeated West Brunswick 9-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference girls’ soccer game March 17.

    The loss was the first of the season for the Class 3A Trojans (4-1-1). Laney, a Class 4A team, scored in the first 3 minutes and led 2-0 with 30 minutes left in the first half. It scored one more goal for a 3-0 lead at halftime.

    Laney scored twice in the first seven minutes of the second half in taking a 5-0 lead. It scored four goals in the next 23 minutes in taking a 9-0 lead and ending the game with 10:35 left.