Today's News

  • Relay for Life set for Friday, Saturday at West Brunswick High School

    Free entertainment is on the agenda at the annual Brunswick County Relay for Life this weekend at West Brunswick High School in Shallotte

    The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 1, and continues until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2.

    Events begin with an opening ceremony and survivors’ lap around the high school track, the centerpiece of the traditional two days of fundraising festivities.

    Food and fun activities are among other highlights at the annual fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society.

  • West completes sweep of county teams

    The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team completed a sweep of county teams by beating North Brunswick 4-0 Monday at West.

    Two West goals were disallowed because of offsides. The Lady Trojans improved to 8-8 for the year.

    West twice in the first half, the first goal eight minutes into the game on a pass from junior forward Taylor Ambrose to senior forward Mariah Evans. Her kick in the box went through the legs of the North goalkeeper.

  • Local Smart Start group fights to keep More at Four program

    LONGWOOD—Four-year-olds at Longwood Head Start sit at tables and help each other with assigned classwork. They also work independently on a preschool computer program to learn their ABCs and play in educational “centers” throughout the classroom.

    The curriculum and childcare at the facility, on Mount Zion Road in the Longwood community, meets a higher standard ever since Head Start teamed up with the state More at Four program to provide quality pre-kindergarten education to at-risk 4-year-olds, according to Longwood Head Start Director Willie Mae Stanley.

  • West's boys win four county titles

    West Brunswick’s Josh Johnson, Bradley Bell and Tyquan Ash won individual titles in the county high school track meet April 21 at West.

    West won four events. Senior Josh Johnson won the 100 in a regional-qualifying mark of 10.98. Sophomore Bradley Bell won the 400 in 53.89 seconds. Junior Tyquan Ash won the triple jump with a mark of 41 feet, 10 inches.

    All three and senior Marc Cajuste ran on the 4x100 relay, which West won in 44.12.

    North Brunswick won won 11 of the 18 events in taking the team title.

  • West Brunswick JV takes easy victory over Hoggard, 17-2

    Marquise Johnson, who entered in relief with his team down 2-0, notched the victory for the West Brunswick junior varsity baseball team Friday night in a 17-2 victory against the Hoggard Vikings.

    Johnson, who also delivered two hits, pitched 3 1/3 innings, walked one, allowed no hits and struck out six. Colby Cannon finished the game, allowing one walk and no hits for his inning pitched.

    The Vikings scored their runs on two walks and errors in the first inning, but West pitcher Clay Hines also did not allow a hit in his two-thirds of an inning pitched.

  • West wins rematch with Hoggard

    Wally Kamfolt had three hits and three RBIs as West beat Hoggard 8-2 in a conference baseball game April 21. Kamfolt also scored two runs and played textbook second base for the unstoppable Trojans.

    West beat Hoggard 12-8 earlier this year in the first game of the conference season.

    Brock Holmes had another good outing, especially after the coaches corrected his slight delivery problems in the first inning. He allowed one hit and one walk in that inning.

  • Jacksonville beats West in tennis

    Jacksonville defeated West Brunswick 6-3 in a Mideastern Conference tennis match April 22.

    The Cardinals won the top-four singles matches, but the No. 3 match between Stephen Williams and West’s Neil Mintz was decided in a 6-3 tiebreaker.

    Mason McCullough and John Harmon rallied to win their singles matches in tiebreakers after losing in the first set.

    Jacksonville got its deciding points in doubles, winning at No. 1 and No. 2. The No. 2 match was the closest of the dual, with the Cardinals winning 9-8.

    McCullough and Harmon won at No. 3 doubles.

  • BCC finishes 1-2 against Wilkes

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team played its last home weekend series of the season, winning one of three games against Wilkes Community College.

    On Saturday, BCC beat WCC 12-11 and lost 4-3.

    On Sunday, BCC lost 12-1 in a five-inning game. WCC scored eight runs in the third off four hits, three walks, a hit batter, a wild pitch, a sacrifice and an error.

    Ryan Carr was the losing pitcher, giving up seven runs on three hits in two and one-third innings. He struck out one, walked two and hit five batters.

  • North Brunswick beats Whiteville, improves to 8-0 in conference

    LELAND—The North Brunswick baseball team improved to 8-0 in the Waccamaw Conference by beating Whiteville 12-2 in a five-inning game April 23.

    North, 15-4 overall, entered this week with four conference games left.

    The Scorpions broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth by scoring five runs—four of those with two outs.

  • Cougars beat Pender 6-0, stay perfect in conference

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick girls’ soccer team remained unbeaten in the Waccamaw Conference by beating Pender 6-0 April 22.

    The Cougars beat the Patriots 8-0 April 8, but in the first half of the rematch Pender put more pressure on the South defense and goalkeeper Elizabeth Butler, who made several saves.

    South finally scored 11 minutes into the game on a 20-yard shot by junior Kayla Carmichael. Just before the half ended, junior Ashley Briggs scored. Junior Ann Burton had the assist.