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Today's News

  • Cheers to play in all-star basketball game

     West Brunswick senior Gray Cheers has been selected to play in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star men’s basketball game.

    The game features some of the top graduated senior basketball players in the state.

    The basketball game will be played July 20 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

    Cheers is one of 10 players on the East roster, which includes Hoggard’s Trae Bryant and Whiteville’s Shaun Kirk. Cheers will continue his basketball career at Hampden-Sydney.

  • Scorpions advance to third round in softball playoffs

     North Brunswick advanced to the third round of the Class 2A state softball playoffs by beating No. 22 North Pitt 7-0 Saturday, May 16, in Leland.

    The No. 6 Scorpions (18-5) will play on Tuesday, May 19, at No. 3 Beddingfield (18-1).

    North Pitt finishes 16-8.

     

    Against North Pitt, Preston Ellenberg (7-2) was the winning pitcher. She gave up five hits and one walk in the seven-inning game. She hit two batters and struck out nine.

     

  • VIDEO: Scorpions win another state boys’ track title

     

    GREENSBORO — North Brunswick won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A boys’ track-and-field state championship Saturday, May 16, at the Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina State A&T University.

    The victory was North’s second straight outdoor title. Including indoor titles, the Scorpions, coached by Garry Bishop, have won four straight track state championships.

  • Employees placed on leave after first-grader found asleep on school bus

    Two Brunswick County Schools employees in the transportation department have been placed on leave after a sleeping student was left on a school bus unattended Wednesday morning, May 13.

    District spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said bus driver Evelyn Miller and bus monitor Roswitha Delts are on paid administrative leave after leaving a Virginia Williamson Elementary School first-grade girl on the bus Wednesday morning at Cedar Grove Middle School.

  • West Brunswick, North Brunswick win in softball playoffs

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick softball team routed Union Pines 15-0 May 13 in the Class 3A state playoffs.

    West, seeded No. 11, is 19-5. Union Pines, seeded No. 22, finished the season 8-12.

    Leilani Emile hit a home run, her ninth of the season, and finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

    Haley Long was 3-for-3. Myah Morse hit a double and had three RBIs. McKenzie Benton was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Ariana Thomas was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

  • West Brunswick loses in first round of baseball playoffs

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick lost 4-1 to South Johnston on May 13 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball state playoffs.

    South Johnston junior Joe Johnson struck out eight in the seven-inning game. He gave up six hits — two in the final inning — and walked four.

    Johnson also hit a home run to right field in the third inning, tying the score 1-1. The home run was his eighth of the year.

  • Detectives investigate missing Leland woman’s death as suspicious

    WHITEVILLE — Detectives with two sheriff’s offices are investigating the death of a Leland woman, whose body was discovered Wednesday, May 13, in rural Columbus County, as suspicious.

    Alicia Marie Deans, 26, who had been missing since April 28, was found dead in a wooded area off John Coleman Road. Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram and Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher announced the sad news Thursday afternoon, May 14, at the Columbus County Board of Commissioners Chambers in Whiteville.

  • 34th Little River Blue Crab Festival set for May 16-17 south of border

    It’s time once again to get crabby in Little River.

    The 34th annual Blue Crab Festival is set to get under way this weekend on the historic Little River, S.C., waterfront just across the state line.

    Scheduled 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, the award-winning festival traditionally showcases all-day entertainment and an array of food, about 200 arts-and-crafts vendors, business booths and community groups lining the Little River waterfront the weekend after Mother’s Day.

  • Fourth hospital Flip Flop Ball is May 15 @ Brick Landing Plantation

    Flip-flops are totally acceptable and so is dancing.

    Those are just two of the highlights at the fourth annual Flip Flop Ball to benefit Novant Health Foundation Brunswick Medical Center this coming Friday, May 15.

    The ball launches with cocktails starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Brick Landing Plantation clubhouse, 1882 Goose Creek Road in Ocean Isle Beach, following by a casual, fun evening of dinner and dancing starting at 7 p.m.

    Shirts are required, flip-flops are optional, but a beach attitude is a must, organizers say.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 25-May 3 2015

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    April 25

    Jaquelyn Rae Covell, 18, of 260 Maple Road, Maple, was charged with simple assault.

    May 2

    Breaking and entering, larceny of two iPads reported on Great Egret Circle.

    Injury to real property reported on Avian Drive.

    May 3

    Assault on a female reported on Seaside Road.