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Today's News

  • Gypsy moth treatments planned near Bolivia

    The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will soon start treating a gypsy moth infestation on 774 acres near Bolivia in Brunswick County. Treatment is expected to start about April 11, depending on weather conditions and insect development, and continue into early May.

    Two fine-mist applications of the biological pesticide Bacillus thuringiensis variety kurstaki (Btk) will be made five to 10 days apart using a low-flying helicopter. Btk is not harmful to humans, plants or animals, except small caterpillars.

  • Brunswick County Schools kindergarten registration

    Brunswick County Schools kindergarten registration will remain open through April 7. Parents are welcome to visit the school in their child’s attendance zone anytime during the school day between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

    To register for kindergarten, children must be 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2017.

  • BCC tobacco-free policy to take effect July 1

    Brunswick Community College has long awaited the implementation of its tobacco-free policy, which has been in the works since 2008 when faculty senate made a formal request to the president.

  • County drugstore fined for price-scanner errors

    A Brunswick County drugstore is among five in the state from which the state collected fines in the first quarter of the year because of excessive price-scanner errors.

    Walgreens No. 2530 at 5098 Southport-Supply Road in Southport paid $660 in civil penalties, according to a news release from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division.

    An initial inspection in November found an error rate of 10 percent, based on five overcharges in a 50-item lot.

  • McCumbee-McAleer driver wins two races

    Having come up just a few points shy of a Mazda MX-5 Cup  championship earlier in his career, Patrick Gallagher knows that every point matters.

    That was evident Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. The Ohio native converted an ambitious last-lap pass into his second victory of the day in the No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing entry as the 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season opened with two very competitive races.

  • BCC sweeps Patrick Henry in doubleheader

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team Patrick Henry Community College 17-12 in nine innings and 8-7 in nine innings in a doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field.

    In the first game, BCC hit four home runs: a solo home run by Joel McDaniel, a solo home run by Zach Johnson and two two-run home runs by Tyler Schneider. Schneider’s second home run was on a 3-0 pitch.

  • Meeting to discuss starting BCC softball program

    Talk may lead to action after a meeting 7 p.m. May 4 at the Odell Williamson Auditorium annex to discuss a BCC softball program.

    “This is for anyone interested in starting softball at Brunswick Community College,” BCC Athletic Director Robbie Allen said.

    “We’ve already had two meetings,” he said. “We want to see the interest level.”

    Apparently, the interest has been building for some time.

  • Cougars beat Trojans 6-3 in lacrosse

    SHALLOTTE — The South Brunswick boys’ lacrosse team beat West Brunswick 6-3 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game Friday in Shallotte.

    South is 2-8 in the conference, 2-10 overall. Both of its victories have been against West. The Trojans are 0-10 in the conference, 1-13 overall.

    South led 4-1 after the first quarter. The Trojans scored the first goal when the South goalkeeper flipped the ball into his net as he was trying to clear. Bailey Gentle was credited with the goal.

  • West Brunswick beats South Brunswick 18-1 in lacrosse

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ lacrosse team beat South Brunswick 18-1 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game Friday at West.

    Six Trojans scored, none of them seniors, as West completed a season sweep of the Cougars.

    West is 4-6 in the conference, 6-8 overall. South is 0-14 overall.

  • Trojans finish season sweep of Cougars, win 3-0

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 3-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference girls’ soccer game at South.

    West junior fullback Mia Adcock scored three goals in the first half as the Trojans improved to 3-5-1 in the conference, 9-5-1 overall. South is 2-5, 5-7-1. The victory gave West the lead over South among the 3A teams in the conference.

    Although Adcock’s primary role is as a defender, she showed she can play just as well at forward.