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Today's News

  • Connor Durham throws five-inning no-hitter

     By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    SHALLOTTE — Connor Durham, in his first start of the season, threw a five-inning no-hitter as West Brunswick beat Upper Room Christian School (Dix Hills, N.Y.) Monday, April 6, in a first-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball tournament.

    Durham, a junior, walked two and struck out seven against URC, playing its first game of the season.

  • Leland Causeway Project enters next phase

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have lane closures on Blackwell Road two-tenths of a mile west of N.C. 133, near Leland, to shift traffic onto the new realigned Blackwell Road from 6 a.m. Saturday, April 18, to 6 a.m. Monday, April 20.

    This will begin the next phase for the Leland Causeway Project, which will widen the road to three lanes in both directions to alleviate some traffic congestion through the area.

  • Lady Trojans win first-round game in Easter tourney

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Columbus 8-4 in a first-round game Monday of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament.

    West, the visiting team, scored its first run when Haley Long led off with a single, was bunted to second by Caroline Gore and scored on an overthrow of third base on a one-out flyout by Ariana Thomas.

    Leilani Emile then hit a two-run home run as West took a 3-0 lead. The homer was Emile’s third in three games.

  • Scorpions defeat East Columbus in Easter tourney

    SHALLOTTE — North Brunswick beat East Columbus 4-1 in a first-round game Monday of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball tournament on Mike Alderson Field.

    Freshman Landen Wright gave up one hit and one run in six innings. He walked one and struck out eight

    The Scorpions are scheduled to play a second-round game at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.

  • Teens from nine states compete in the Palmetto Championships

     High schools from all over the United States came to Brunswick County for the Palmetto High School Championships on April 2-4. They played their qualifying round at the Pearl Golf Links on Thursday, April 2, then moved to Ocean Ridge Plantation, where they played Lion’s Paw and Panther’”s Run in the championship finals.

  • Black drum bite saves the day
  • Trojans defeat Cougars 6-1 in softball

     SHALLOTTE—A full moon was rising as West Brunswick’s softball team turned into attackers and ambushed South Brunswick 6-1 Thursday night, April 2. The Lady Trojans pounced on the Lady Cougars early, scoring two runs in the first inning and three runs in the third, when Leilani Emile hit a home run out of the park for the second game in a row. West had 10 hits compared with South’s two.

  • Trojans score twice in seventh, defeat Cougars in baseball

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and beat South Brunswick 3-2 in a conference baseball game Thursday, April 2, at Mike Alderson field.

    West trailed 2-1 in the seventh. Tyler McDuffie led off with a single. Austin Turner reached on an error. With one out, Charlie Carcich singled, driving in the tying run.

    After an intentional walk loaded the bases, Cameron Davis’ grounder scored the winning run.

    The victory completed a season sweep of the Cougars.

  • Trojans lose to Cougars in lacrosse

     SHALLOTTE — South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 10-8 Thursday, April 2, in the first girls’ lacrosse game between the two teams.

    Ana Poulin scored West’s only goal in the first half, which ended with South ahead 4-1. The Cougars led 6-1 with 19 minutes left when West rallied, cutting the lead to 6-5 in 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

    “I was so proud of the girls,” West coach Kate Gentle said. “They played a phenomenal second half. They came back to almost win the game.”

  • Key witness testifies in accused child killer’s trial

     BOLIVIA — Jurors heard testimony from a key witness Thursday in Brunswick County Superior Court during the trial of a 29-year-old Wilmington man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    It marked the third consecutive day of witness testimony in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.