Today's News

  • North Brunswick’s Kearney third at state in pole vault

     North Brunswick’s Josh Kearney finished third in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2A track and field championships Saturday at N.C. A&T University.

    Kearney cleared 12 feet. Top-seeded Alex Lomax dominated the competition, winning the state championship with a vault of 14 feet. Teammate Jeese Poovey was second  (13-0).

    North had two other competitors.

  • Croatan ends North Brunswick’s baseball season

     LELAND—Two Croatan pitchers, one pitching with a knee injury and the other sidelined earlier in the year by a knee injury, held North Brunswick to two hits as Croatan beat the Scorpions 4-3 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A baseball playoffs Friday night.

    North, the top 2A seed in the Waccamaw Conference, ends its season 16-5. Croatan entered the game 10-11 and seeded fifth from its conference.

  • Shallotte High class of 1960 sets 50th reunion at Sunnyside School

    They graduated 50 years ago, and they are old enough to have spent a year in the unheated, uninsulated Sunnyside School building before a new school was built.

    Now, the Shallotte High School class of 1960 is planning to celebrate 50 years since graduation in a much more comfortable, renovated Sunnyside next month.

    Beginning with a 6 p.m. social hour followed by dinner at 7 p.m., 36 classmates and their spouses will gather to reminisce June 5 at Sunnyside, beside Shallotte Middle School—the former location of Shallotte High School.

  • West coaches honor football players

     The West Brunswick High School football staff honored its top players during an awards banquet May 13 at West.

    Thirteen players made either first- or second-team all-conference: Quan Bates, Maverick Pate, Bradley Bell, Dylan Bowman, Alfy Hill, Nick Napolitano, Jamyan Johnson, Brian Lewis, John Harmon, Will McKeithan, James Johnson, Corey Bell and Kendrick Morgan.

    In addition, at least five have accepted college offers: Hill from Alabama, Bowman from Liberty, Napolitano from Wingate, Harmon from Western Carolina and Pate from Butte Community College.

  • West Brunswick wins Waccamaw Conference Wachovia Cup


     With student-athletes who excelled in the classroom as well as on the field, West Brunswick has won the Wachovia Cup for the 2009-10 Waccamaw Conference sports season.

    “This is the first time we have ever (won) it,” West athletics director John Floyd said.

    West won by two points, and Floyd said winning the cup was a goal he set for his coaches and the student-athletes at the start of the school year.

  • West football fundraiser May 20 at Planet Fun

     A fundraising night for the West Brunswick High School football team will take place during 5-9 p.m. May 20 at Planet Fun. Planet Fun and Starz Grille will donate a portion of the spending to the West football team. Those who buy a $10 gift card will receive a free $10 bonus game card. Starz Grille prices cut 20 percent during the fundraiser.

  • Youth gospel revival set

    Emmanuel Outreach Church will have a youth gospel revival from 10 a.m.-3:30 Saturday May 15 at the church, 2360 Russtown Road, in the Grissettown-Longwood community.

    The event will include  praise and worship bands including the Beach Assembly of God praise band and From Death to Destiny. Two pastors will speak, Teontae Hicks and Zackary Canady.

    Lunch will be provided, and participants will also watch a video of a concert by Christian singer Carman.

  • Brunswick Interagency Program to receive $200,000 in grant funding

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick Interagency Program (BIP) of Brunswick Community College is set to receive $200,000 of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.

    Greg Bland, program director, said the funding was approved through the N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and will be used for BIP participants to partake in employment training opportunities and paid employment opportunities.

  • Defense, bunts lead West Brunswick to 3-2 victory in playoffs

     West got spectacular defense in the first five innings and then used three bunts to take the lead in the sixth to beat Havelock 3-2 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs May 13 at West.

    West, 18-4, will play a second-round game on Tuesday at home (foe not yet determined).

  • South loses in first round of soccer playoffs

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Lady Cougars’ soccer team lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to West Carteret Wednesday evening in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    South freshman Caitlin Vereen scored the first goal of the game at 35 minutes, 45 seconds.

    The West Carteret team, who usually scores a lot of goals, managed two in the first half for a 2-1 lead.