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  • Jury selection continues in trial of man accused of killing 3-year-old boy

    BOLIVIA — Three new jurors have been chosen in the murder trial of a 29-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    Friday, March 27, marked the fourth consecutive full day of jury selection in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray of Wilmington, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

    For four days, Assistant District Attorney Lee Bollinger and Murray’s lawyer, James Payne, conducted extensive questioning with potential jurors in the case.

  • Easter tourney softball schedule

     Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament schedule at West Brunswick High School

     

    April 6

    10 a.m. East Columbus vs. Richmond County

    1 p.m. South Columbus vs. West Brunswick

    4 p.m. Davie County vs. East Wilkes

    7 p.m. Davie County vs. West Brunswick

     

    April 7

    10 a.m. East Columbus vs. East Wilkes

    1 p.m. South Columbus vs. East Wilkes

    4 p.m. Davie County vs. Richmond County

    7 p.m. East Columbus vs. West Brunswick

  • Easter tourney baseball schedule

     Schedule as of March 26 for the annual Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball tournament at Mike Alderson Field.

    April 6

    10 a.m. East Columbus vs. North Brunswick, Game 1

    1 p.m. Winslow Township (New Jersey) vs. West Columbus, Game 2

    4 p.m. Harrells Christian Academy vs. Richmond County, Game 3

    7 p.m. Upper Room Christian Academy (New York) vs. West Brunswick, Game 4

    April 7

    10 a.m. Loser Game 1 vs. loser Game 3  (Game 5)

  • South’s Pieper wins 100th tennis match

     Staff Report

    Noah Pieper was a part of South Brunswick’s only two victories in its 7-2 loss to Laney in a conference tennis match Thursday, March 26, and those victories gave him 100 for his high school career.

    At No. 2 singles, Piper beat Brandon McNeill 6-3, 6-1. At No 1 doubles, Pieper and Dylan Russ defeated Zach Taffer and Brandon McNeill 8-4.

     

    SBHS 6

    Ashley 3

    South Brunswick swept the doubles in beating Ashley 6-3 in a conference tennis match March 24.

  • Trojans score in seventh, beat Hoggard

     SHALLOTTE — Senior Charlie Carcich’s sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning gave West Brunswick a 5-4 victory against Hoggard in a conference baseball game Thursday, March 26.

    West improved to 3-2 in the conference, 9-2 overall. Hoggard is 3-2, 7-3.

    “Anytime you can win a conference game in this conference, you take it,” West coach T.J. Spivey said.

  • Judge denies motion to dismiss entire jury pool

     BOLIVIA — A judge denied a motion to dismiss an entire jury pool in the trial of a 29-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    Thursday marked the third consecutive day of jury selection in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • Rolling car injures two Leland officers

    Two Leland police officers suffered minor injuries during a traffic stop.

    Just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Leland Officer Inman Rahman attempted a traffic stop at U.S. 74/76 west near the Mount Misery Road exit.

    The driver, Benjamin Patrick Jr., failed to yield to blue lights and siren for a short distance. Once he stopped, he had to be pulled from his vehicle.

    Patrick failed to put his vehicle into park and it began to roll backward, striking Rahman and Officer Jeff Salyer with the open door.

  • Accused child murderer’s lawyer moves to dismiss jury pool

    BOLIVIA — The lawyer for a man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy filed an oral motion to dismiss an entire jury pool after multiple potential jurors discussed the case outside the Brunswick County Superior Court courtroom with a television reporter Wednesday, March 25.

  • New Hanover beats West in boys’ lacrosse

     SHALLOTTE — New Hanover beat West Brunswick 17-3 in a boys’ conference lacrosse game March 24 at West.

    For West, freshman William Britt scored in the first quarter, junior Austin Mokma scored in the second period and senior Daniel McRainey scored in the third quarter.

    West trailed 6-1 after the first quarter and 9-2 at the half. The score was 12-3 after three quarters.

    The game was the third for West in its first year of lacrosse.

  • New Hanover beats West in girls’ lacrosse

     West Brunswick lost 14-0 to Class 4A New Hanover in a girls’ conference lacrosse game March 24 at West.

    The Trojans, in the third game of the first-year program, trailed 10-0 at the half. With some changes in the lineup in the second half, West got more shots on goal and allowed four goals the rest of the game.

    Sarah Poulin was the goalkeeper in the first half, and she made several saves through the half, including three straight saves before New Hanover scored its final goal of the half. Freshman Tatum Jennings was the goalkeeper in the second half.