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  • Shaw wins 300th at BCC

    BOLIVIA — Walter Shaw won the 300th game of his coaching career Sunday, Feb. 15, when Brunswick Community College defeated Denmark Tech 111-91 in a men’s basketball game.

    “It’s a blessing to be able to stay here long enough to make it happen,” said Shaw, now in his 15th season as BCC coach. “A blessing to have players that allow this to happen. It’s the ultimate testament to loyalty, longevity and success.”

  • 11 county wrestlers qualify for state


    Eleven county wrestlers have qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships.

    Two of the wrestlers are unbeaten and three enter as regional champions.

    Four North Brunswick wrestlers qualified Saturday, Feb. 14, from the Class 2A Mideast Regional at Croatan High School.

    North senior Evin Bellamy won the 195-pound title against Isaiah Bookman, beating him 12-5. Bellamy is 37-0. Bookman is 30-3.

  • BCC opens baseball season

      BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team opened its 2015 season by beating the East Carolina University club team 10-4 in nine innings Saturday, Feb. 14.

    BCC scored seven runs in the bottom of the eighth in rallying from a 4-3 deficit.

    In the inning, Kyle Mehl led off and reached on an error. Nick Debo singled to right field. Nick Yarbrough doubled to the center field fence as the ECU center fielder lost track of the ball. A run scored.

  • North Brunswick wins NCHSAA Class 1A/2A state indoor track title


    Sophomore Jayhlen Washington helped North Brunswick successfully defended its North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A indoor state track championship Friday, Feb. 13, in Winston-Salem.

    Washington won two events and ran on a winning relay in earning the Most Valuable Performer honor.

    The Scorpions scored 71.50 points in winning the title for the second straight year. North Pitt was second (39) and Polk County third (36). Twenty-one teams scored at least 10 points in the meet at JDL Indoor Fast Track.

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  • Swimmers finish eighth in three events at state


    South Brunswick swimmers reached the championship finals in three events in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class A state swim meet Thursday, Feb. 12, in Cary.

    South Brunswick’s medley relay of Ryan Goodson, Tyler Bowersox, Chris Anselmo and Adam Calero finished eighth in 1 minute, 45.52 seconds. Cardinal Gibbons won in 1:37.15.

    South finished eighth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:29.74. Chapel Hill won in 3:14.44.

  • VIDEO: Final seconds of West Brunswick’s OT victory against Ashley

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team finished as co-champion of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference by beating Ashley 72-67 in overtime Thursday, Feb. 12.

    The title is the first for the Trojans since 1989. West shares the title with Hoggard.

    For West (10-2, 21-2), senior Gray Cheers scored 22 points, senior Alex Clarida 12 and senior Saadiq Johnson 10.

    Other West scorers: Nasir Murray 3, Tyquan Hill seven, Tyler Stanley five, Shermonde Fulwood two, Joshsua Woodard four and Jon Jordan seven.

  • VIDEO: Ashley sends game into OT; Cheers’ free throws in OT puts West Brunswick ahead 71-67
  • Attorney alerts lottery of apparent winner

    An attorney representing a person who claims to have one of the winning tickets sold in the Feb. 11 Powerball jackpot has told the North Carolina Education Lottery no immediate claim of the prize is planned.

    The N.C. Education Lottery confirmed Thursday the winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Scotchman convenience store on Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

  • Consultant taps Shallotte as best site to promote for craft brewery

    SHALLOTTE — The ideal location to start a craft brewery is downtown Shallotte, according to the national site selection consultant hired by the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission.

    Don Schjeldahl of the Don Schjeldahl Group spent four days in January reviewing Brunswick County’s communities to determine the best site for the brewery, as well as examine their strengths and weaknesses so the EDC can draw a business to the area.