Today's News

  • Trojans win 15th straight; now 16-1


    Staff Report

    West Brunswick beat North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) 13-3 in five innings April 13, avenging its only loss this season and improving to 16-1.

    The victory was West’s 15th straight.

    West scored six runs in the top of the second inning in taking a 6-1 lead. The Trojans scored two runs in the third on a home run by Austin Turner in extending the lead to 8-1.

    West finished with nine hits. It also took advantage of six walks, two hit batters, six stolen bases and four errors.

  • Offshore charter gets first king mackerel of year

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

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  • Oyster Bay: Going Strong from the early ’80s

    Oyster Bay Golf Course in Sunset Beach has been one of my favorites since the early 1980s, when the course first opened. Designed by Dan Maples (who also designed Pearl East, Sandpiper Bay and the Maples Course at Sea Trail), Oyster Bay is a gem that requires the golfer to think before hitting.

  • Winner of 2016 Masters: John Rae

    By Thomas Ryan Paul

  • Trojans lose three soccer games

    The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team lost three games last week.

    The Trojans lost 7-1 at Ashley on April 5 and lost 5-0 to New Hanover on April 7. West lost 4-2 to Whiteville in a non-conference game April 8 in Shallotte.

    West is 2-4 in the conference, 7-6 overall. Whiteville, a Class A team, is 9-4 overall.

    “This is what happens when we play three games in a week,” assistant Steve Nagy said. Head coach Brian Quinn was serving a red card suspension.

  • BCC beats Catawba in doubleheader


    Staff Report

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College beat Catawba Valley Community College 12-2 in six innings in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at  Founders Field.

    The Dolphins finished with five walks and 13 hits, one of them the game-ending home run by Ryan Clinch.

    Markel Jones was 4-for-4 with one RBI. In the fifth inning he scored from first base after an errant throw to first on an attempted pickoff.

  • Detectives seek man in Southport theft case

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are looking for a man who stole a thermostat from Lowe's Home Improvement store in Southport on Dec. 18, 2015.
    The man, described only as a slender white man with short dark hair, took the Nest device, valued at $250, off a shelf, hid it in the black hoodie he was wearing and walked out of the store at 5084 Southport-Supply Road at 3:50 p.m.
    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Seth Parmelee at 880-4881.

  • Marshals arrest two in Food Lion robbery


    U.S. Marshals out of Wilmington have arrested two men in connection with a March 23 robbery inside of Food Lion near Mt. Misery Road in Leland.

    Lt. Jeremy Humphries with the Leland Police Department, said that with the help of the media, anonymous tippers helped the department to identify one of the suspects as 25-year-old James Allen Staton. The second suspect, 20-year-old Jarrett Raekwan Packer, was identified by the victim of the robbery, who initially refused to cooperate with investigators. The name of the victim has not been released.

  • Sunset Beach teen found safe

      Sunset Beach Police have successfully located a teen reported missing Wednesday. According to Sunset Beach PD assistant chief of police, Brooke Erin Keegan was found to be alive and well at her home in Sunset Beach at 1:20 p.m. Thursday. He thanked everyone for getting information out regarding the case.