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Today's News

  • West Brunswick's Trojans begin season with loss to North, win at South

    The West Brunswick baseball team played county rivals North Brunswick and South Brunswick as it opened the 2009 high school baseball season.

    West lost 5-2 to North on March 4 but on Friday West beat South 9-2.

    WEST 9

    SOUTH 2

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West scored its first two runs in the top of the second inning. Nick Napolitano reached base on an error and Blain Turner singled. After a successful double steal, an overthrow and a single by Brock Holmes, West led 2-0.

  • King's home run leads BCC past Harford

    Jeremy King’s three-run home run in the fifth inning drove in the winning runs in BCC’s 10-8 victory Saturday against Harford Community College in the first game of a weekend series.

    Harford, which is in Bel Air, Md., entered the game 3-1. BCC improved to 9-4.

    BCC trailed 8-7 in the bottom fifth but Drew Alford led off with walk and, with one out, T.J. Overman walked. King, who had struck out of his previous three at-bats, then homered.

  • BCC's season ends in Region X semifinal

    Top-seeded Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team lost 79-71 to No. 5 seed Cape Fear in a semifinal Friday of the Region X championship tournament.

    BCC, the regular-season champion playing its second game in its new gym, finishes the season 24-7.

    Cape Fear (20-12) beat No. 3 seed Clinton Junior College in the title game and advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association national basketball tournament. The five-day tourney will be played March 17-21 at the Hutchinson Sports Arena in Kansas.

  • Regional loss ends South's season

    The South Brunswick boys’ basketball season ended March 5 in a 53-46 loss to Pittsboro Northwood in a Class AA Eastern Regional semifinal at Minges Coliseum on the ECU campus.

    South finishes the season 24-6.

    Northwood went on to win the regional, crushing East Duplin 59-21. East Duplin had beaten North Brunswick in the second round.

    South led 15-9 after the first quarter and 23-21 at the half. But Northwood outscored the Cougars 16-4 in the third quarter in taking a 37-27 lead.

  • Johnson sweeps sprints in track

    West Brunswick’s Josh Johnson won three events and qualified for the regionals in the 100 meters and the 200 meters in a track meet March 5 at Laney.

    West’s boys finished third in the four-team meet that also included Ashley and White Oak.

    Johnson also won the 400 meters.

    “An outstanding meet for our sprinters, with Josh Johnson leading the way,” coach Yogi Hickman said. “I have never seen anyone win those three events in a single meet before.

    West had one other winner, Dylan Bowman in the discus.

  • West beats South 6-3 in tennis dual

    West Brunswick won four singles matches and went on to beat South Brunswick 6-3 in a nonconference tennis dual Monday afternoon at West.

    After the singles portion West had a 4-2 lead as Caleb Hawkins (West) defeated Thomas Lloyd (6-2, 6-3), Jonas Gilbert (South) defeated Brian Conness 6-3, 6-4, Alex Humbert (West) defeated Elias Gilbert 6-3, 6-0, Edwin Bennett (South) defeated Brighton Mintz 6-3, 6-1, Neil Mintz (West) defeated Patrick Evans 6-0, 6-2, and Mason McCullough (West) defeated Dylan Trap 6-0, 6-4.

  • West Brunswick High School Trojans sweep Stallions with a 10-0 win

    The Trojans garnished seven walks against four Stallion pitchers for an easy 10-0 win Monday night. The South Columbus pitchers were unable to find their mark and the Trojans took advantage in the 4½ inning mercy rule battle.

    In the top of the first, Gavin Lane, a junior pitching for the Trojans, gave up two hits and had one strikeout as he moved his fastballs and curveball in and out.

  • McCumbee finishes sixth in NASCAR truck race

    Chad McCumbee used a strategic call from crew chief Bobby Dotter to regain track position and finish sixth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Commercial Lines 200 Saturday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    The sixth-place finish follows the team’s third place at California. McCumbee now is fifth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings, 134 points behind leader Kyle Busch.

  • Planning board sets priorities for 2009

    SHALLOTTE—Establishing an urban waterfront zoning district in keeping with the town’s vision plan leads the planning board’s list of priorities for 2009.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday night, Shallotte Planning Board members unanimously approved a list of priorities for the year and sent them to the board of aldermen.

  • Helpers flesh out flushing petitions in SB

    Laura Lewis

    In a flurry of paper rustling, stamp-sticking and good-natured gab, about 20 volunteers converged on Carol Scott’s Sunset Beach home Tuesday to help prepare petitions requesting a longer, 30-year sewer installation payback plan.

    If a majority of the town’s 4,230 property owners scattered here and about sign and mail the petitions back in a timely fashion, there’s a chance the town will be able to have the payback plan for its estimated $27 million sewer system extended from 10 to 30 years.