Today's News

  • Junior Legion Trojans lose twice in opener

    The West Trojans’ Junior American Legion baseball team opened its season Saturday and lost 5-3 and 7-5 in a doubleheader with Cary. The Trojans were held to seven hits in the two seven-inning games played in about five hours.

  • West's 20-win season ends in fourth round of playoffs

    GOLDSBORO—After a celebratory huddle with his team, Eastern Wayne High School baseball coach Jabo Fulghum was complimentary of the West Brunswick team his Warriors had just beaten.

    “They got a great club,” he said. “We beat a great team tonight. We were very fortunate to win.”

  • BCC volleyball team signs Murray as setter

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team has signed Branchville (S.C.) High School senior KaAnn Murray to be a setter for next season as the Dolphins defend their Region 10 Conference and conference tournament championships.

  • Thirteen South athletes to continue sports in college

    Jenna Kazmierczak’s singing a letter of intent May 27 to attend Coastal Carolina on a track scholarship was the latest in a banner season of South Brunswick athletes making commitments to college.

    Seven have signed letters of intent. Six more intend to play sports in college.

    “I cannot remember South Brunswick High having this many athletes going on to the next level in one year,” said South athletics director Chris Roehner, who has been at South 12 years.

  • West football coaches honor players

    The West Brunswick High School football team had its banquet Monday night at West, and five players received individual awards.

    Jake Boudreau received the Coaches Award. Assistant coach Yogi Hickman said the award, which has been handed out since at least 1994, goes not to the most talented or skillful player but to one who is dependable, someone “you know is going to do all the little things that nobody wants to do.

  • With new sponsor, McCumbee seventh at Dover

    Two weeks ago, Chad McCumbee didn’t think he would be racing at Dover International Speedway. The SS Green Light team did not have sponsorship for the AAA Insurance 200. But NASCAR technology provider inthinc and its tiwi brand stepped up to help the No. 07 team, and in their first race together, McCumbee drove to a seventh-place finish. He won $16,505. This season, he has earned $110,809.

  • Board votes to leave Waccamaw district lines alone

    The Brunswick County Board of Education voted Tuesday to amend its redistricting plans for the 2009-2010 school year, leaving all current Waccamaw School students unaffected by the newly drafted lines.

    When the board approved the redistricting lines in March, they did not realize a small portion of students currently in the Waccamaw district would be rerouted to Shallotte Middle School. The board was under the impression from the start of the redistricting process Waccamaw would not be affected in anyway, Shirley Babson, board chairwoman, said.

  • Hurricane season is here; now is the right time to start planning

    There’s something about severe weather that really intrigues me. From swirling clouds and darkening skies, to booms of thunder and flashes of lightning, reporter instincts quickly kick in when rough weather approaches.

    Now that June 1 has come and gone, all Brunswick County residents’ severe weather intrigue should be piquing as hurricane season is finally here.

  • Stable weather moves king mackerel near shore

    Stable weather has finally brought the king mackerel back to their normal summer stomping grounds, and this time, hopefully, for quite a while. What great weather we have had this past weekend and this week. The winds have been light and it’s been hot, but I was kind of ready for a little of the heat. It seems like forever that we have had topsy-turvy weather; one week hot, the next cold with lots of wind. Let’s hope that we can maintain the stability and the fish can feel as comfortable as possible, just before we swoop in and catch them.

  • I've got friends in golf places

    Garth Brooks is one of my favorite singers, and I’ve practically worn out the “Fresh Horses” CD on which “I’ve Got Friends in Low Places” appears.

    I often hear a song and it stays in my head, emerging months or years later when I’m doing something that’s really fine.