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Today's News

  • BCC baseball team in first place

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team has completed the most successful and noteworthy week in the history of the three-year program.
    The team may match the historic season of the basketball team, which qualified for the national tourney for the first time (see video).
    On March 31, the Dolphins, an NJCCA Division II team that does not offer scholarships, beat Pitt Community College, an NJCCA Division I team that entered the game ranked No. 2 in the nation.

  • BCC basketball: Final games of season

    The Lions of East Mississippi made the most of their debut in the NJCAA DI men's basketball tournament, defeating Brunswick Community College 86-65 in the third game of opening-round action Tuesday in Hutchinson, Kan.
    BCC, who also was making its tourney debut, had a nine-point lead in the first half. But East Mississippi outscored the Dolphins 41-25 in the second half. BCC made 9-of-26 field-goal tries in the second half.
    The Lions outrebounded BCC 50-29. The Lions’ substitutes outscored BCC’s 39-15.

  • West softball team wins tourney

    They looked like any other group of teenagers, just hanging out, talking about clothes, boys and music, but this group was different. They had numbers on the back of their shirts and they were starting to pull their hair back away from their faces. Was this some gang that had come out to West Brunswick High School?  Yes it is a gang all right, the gang of 14, the Lady Trojan softball team.
    Hard to believe that in 10 minutes they would be playing for the championship Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational.

  • North finishes 3-0 in tourney

    The North Brunswick baseball team had the most impressive performance of the six teams in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational.
    For the tournament, North pitching gave up three runs in three victories. North, a Class 2A team, won all its games against Class 4A teams.
    “Our pitching has been strong all year,” coach Randy Fennell said. “But at times we’ve just played terrible defense. But that has been coming around.”

  • ‘Puma Travels to Italy’ the first book (of many?) for local author, illustrator

    Ever think about seeing the world from your pet’s perspective? What would they enjoy seeing and experiencing on a trip to Europe or South America?

    OK. Maybe you haven’t thought of that, but it’s the kind of thing your kids and grandkids may daydream about when they spend time with your dogs and cats.

    So what better way to introduce them to geography, history and reading than by telling stories about far-off places from a dog’s-eye-view?

  • Chamber’s first 'Speed Networking' event a hit with local entrepreneurs

    It’s like speed dating, only in this case no one is trying to make a love connection. Instead, participants show up at “speed networking” events to tell as many people as possible about their businesses or organizations in the hopes of increasing visibility, meeting new people and making business connections.

    Representatives from 33 local businesses and agencies participated in the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever speed networking function last Wednesday at Planet Fun’s Starz Grille.

  • Fire causes smoke damage

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Christopher Council Scott, 27, of 2653 Free Bird Lane, Ash, with communicating threats in the Scotchman parking lot, where he threatened a victim with a brick. The incident occurred after a previous assault with a deadly weapon report from the same victim in which he accused Scott of threatening him with a knife. Scott was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $500 secured bond.

  • ‘The Ruth House’: A miracle in the making

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—An acre of land set aside for God’s purposes was the first step in fulfilling a calling for busy entrepreneurs Jeff and Maribeth Achterberg.

    The couple, owners of Verity Management Solutions, thought they moved to Brunswick County from their home state of Wisconsin five years ago to get away from the cold weather, but they say a higher calling has presented itself—helping young girls break the cycle of poverty.

  • State medical board action affects two local P.A.’s

    The N.C. Medical Board has reprimanded Shallotte physician assistant Jonathan Lawrence Langston, P.A., for not completing mandated discipline requirements in the time allotted.

    Another local physician assistant has voluntarily surrendered his license.

    According to the latest disciplinary report, on Feb. 18, the board officially executed a consent order reprimanding Langston, a physician assistant at Shallotte Medical Center.