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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

     

    I hereby decree that spring has arrived, along with its fragrant wisterias, brilliant jessamine, and charming crimson clover. Finally! And to celebrate, let me offer one of the most attractive of the spring-blooming southeastern species ... and a woody species, at that.

    Red flowers are not very common in our southern tree species, and certainly not tubular red flowers. This species’ flowers fit both attributes. A flash of bright red in the shady woods is always a treat, especially now.

  • The hunt is over, but the hard-boiled eggs remain!

     The hunt is over, but the hard-boiled eggs remain!

    It’s a few days afterthe Easter holiday, and you still have a carton full of colorful hard-boiled eggs in the fridge. What should you do with them? Shell-encased hard-boiled eggs will stay fresh in the fridge for up to one week.

    Unless they sat out for a really long time, hidden too well, those leftover eggs need to be eaten. You might want to consider the following:

    1) Add chopped eggs to a green or spinach salad.

    2) Top crispy, buttered toast with sliced eggs.

  • Emile, Lady Trojans slam Davie County

     SHALLOTTE — Leilani Emile hit a grand slam as West Brunswick beat Davie County 15-6 in a second-round game Monday, April 6, of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament.

    Emile hit the grand slam in the third inning, as West scored six runs and took a 7-3 lead. She finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs.

    Emile, a senior first baseman, has hit a home run in four straight games. West coach Joe Noble said he was unable to recall any of his former players hitting home runs in four straight games.

  • 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.