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Today's News

  • Scorpions with third straight outdoor track title

    GREENSBORO — The North Brunswick boys’ track and field team continued its dominance in state championship competition, winning its third straight North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A outdoor title Saturday.

    Including indoor state titles, the Scorpions have won six straight state championships.

    “That’s really hard to fathom,” North coach Garry Bishop said. “To win six straight — I can’t put it in words.

  • One out from loss, Corinth Holders rallies, beats West Brunswick

    SHALLOTTE — Corinth Holders, one out from a defeat, rallied to beat West Brunswick 9-4 in eight innings Friday in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball playoffs.

    West finishes the season 24-4. The Pirates, 19-7, advance to the East Regional and will play Topsail. The winner of the three-game series advances to the state championship series June 3-4.

  • All clear issued after bomb threat evacuation at West Brunswick High School

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has issued an all-clear for West Brunswick High School following a bomb threat Friday. Shelters that were in place have also been lifted for Union Elementary, Shallotte Middle and Waccamaw schools.

    Parents were asked not to come to the school and to monitor social media for additional updates. Students were reported as safe.

  • Padgett wins two medals in AAC track and field championships

    East Carolina University redshirt senior Kayla Padgett finished second in the hammer throw and third in the discus throw in the American Athletic Conference track and field championships at the UCF Track Complex.

    In the hammer throw May 12, Padgett threw a distance of 191 feet, 9 inches on her final throw. Cincinnati sophomore Annet Echikunwoke finished first (201-5).

    In the discus throw May 13, Padgett had a distance of 169-10. Senior teammate Raqurra Ishmar was first with an AAC record throw of 176-10.

  • Amber Alert canceled for Leland girl

    An Amber Alert has been canceled for an 11-year-old Leland girl who was thought to have been abducted Thursday.

    Elisha Jones, who was last seen at 11 a.m. May 19 at Leland Middle School, has been located safe with her grandmother in Baltimore, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

    Investigators found the grandmother failed to notify Jones’ father she was picking the girl up from school with permission from Jones’ mother, who resides in New Jersey, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.

  • Sloup wins Carolinas Women's Amateur championship

    By Carolinas Golf Association

    PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Ashley Sloup came up short of victory in the 2015 CGA Carolinas Women's Amateur championship at Treyburn Country Club. Playing in the final grouping, the Southport native shot a 79 and finished tied for fifth.

    Sloup found redemption May 18 at The Reserve Club.

    Starting with a one-shot lead over 2014 runner-up Bailey Cocca, Sloup's final-round 73 was enough to claim her first Carolinas Golf Association championship with a three-shot victory.

  • Fairmont’s Cole Lovin throws one-hitter against North Brunswick in playoffs

    FAIRMONT — Cole Lovin threw a one-hitter as Fairmont beat North Brunswick 3-0 in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state baseball playoffs May 18.

    Sophomore Seth Thorndyke hit a two-run home run as the Golden Tornadoes (23-6) reached the fourth round for the second straight year.

    North starting sophomore pitcher Landen Wright gave up three hits and three runs, one unearned, in 4.2 innings. He walked three and struck out five.

  • Trojans reach fourth round in baseball playoffs

    West Brunswick won its third-round baseball playoff game against Rockingham County 14-4 in six innings May 17.

    If West wins the game scheduled for Friday at West, it will play in the East Regional next week. Winner of the three-game series plays for the state title June 3-4 (site to be determined).

    Against Rockingham, the Trojans had 10 hits and nine walks. Two batters were hit by pitches. West stole five bases.

  • Mo Spada: Golfing every day and lovin’ it

    Early this year, Mo Spada of Sea Trail was recognized by the Carolinas Golf Association as having played the most rounds of any woman golfer in North and South Carolina for 2015. She posted 275 rounds of golf.

    Figure it out, folks. That’s an average of 5.3 times a week, year-round. Think of rainy days and Nor’easters, ice storms and summer heat waves, Mo Spada is either out on the course or sitting in her house, just waiting to grab her clubs. I love it.

  • Rising water temperatures improving the fishing