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Today's News

  • New coaches, new start for Lady Trojans’ basketball

     Two West Brunswick High School graduates will coach the Lady Trojans this season, and if their enthusiasm is any indication of what the season will be like, then the Lady Trojans will have many victories. 

  • BCC baseball players sign with Charleston Southern, Winthrop

     Two Brunswick Community College baseball players signed letters of intent Friday. Tory Schroff will attend Charleston Southern and Michael Green will attend Winthrop.

    Before he suffered a season-ending injury in March to his right hand, Green had pitched 16 innings in five games, giving up 13 hits and five earned runs. He was 2-1 with a 2.699 ERA. He struck out 13 and walked six.

    In the summer he played in the Coastal Plains League, and that is when Winthrop noticed him.

  • North’s Linkous signs with UNCW; North’s Lowry picks UNC Chapel Hill

      LELAND—Steven Linkous will attend UNC Wilmington and Matt Lowry will attend UNC Chapel Hill to play baseball after they graduate in the spring from North Brunswick High School.

    They signed letters of intent Nov. 10 at North in the library in front of a large gathering of coaches, friends and family.

    “It’s been a long time, if ever, since we’ve had two Division I prospects come out in the same year, ” North head baseball coach Randy Fennell said.

  • Shallotte woman helps raise funds for cancer research

    BY SHELAGH CLANCY

    Staff Writer

     

    Nearly 1,000 women walked in Charlotte’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Oct. 23-24, and one of them was Shallotte resident Kimberly Holmes.

    “I saw an ad in a magazine, and I thought it was a good fit for me,” said Holmes, operations manager at the Rutledge community. “People flew in from Houston, New York, Boston, D.C….It was really, really inspirational.”

  • Lady Dolphins win home opener

     SUPPLY—Brunswick Community College outscored the Mount Olive junior varsity 18-2 in the final five minutes en route to an 85-67 victory in a women’s basketball game Nov. 9 on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • Sunnyside: Remembering the early days

    SHALLOTTE—When William and Dorothy Sellers retired to Shallotte it was a homecoming of sorts for one of the historic Sunnyside School’s former teachers.

    Dorothy will turn 90 in April 2012 and has lived in Shallotte for the last 29 years, but it is not her first time.

    Dorothy was born in Goldsboro where her mother was a teacher at the Goldsboro Academy.

    “My father moved us to Wilmington during the Depression years,” she said.

  • Ocean Isle officials select engineer for terminal groin project

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The field has been narrowed and the town has selected their top engineer to pursue a feasibility study for a terminal groin.

    At commissioners’ November meeting Tuesday morning, they voted to pursue the feasibility study with Coastal Planning and Engineering at the helm of the feasibility study. The board selected their top candidate; however, at this time no further action has been taken.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny of a purse from the Food Lion grocery store.

    •Vandalism by suspect keying the victim’s vehicle in Walmart parking lot.

    •Larceny of jewelry at Birch Pond Drive; suspect took jewelry from the victim’s residence.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 25, 26, 27 and 28 in Bolivia.
    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

  • Students experiment to learn about wind energy

    Southport Elementary fifth-grade teacher Mrs. Blacklock was one of two teachers who requested assistance and gave local 4-H youth a chance to practice their leadership skills.
    On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Angie Lawrence, 4-H program assistant, and her helpers Alexis Apple, Angelique Apple, Owen Bell and Bobbi Jane Lawrence taught students about renewable energy and more. The youth who participated in the program enhanced their engineering skills by designing, building and testing two different wind turbine models.