Today's News

  • Giordano earns player of the week honor

     West Brunswick senior Hayley Giordano earned her women’s soccer team’s player-of-the-week honor after scoring three goals in the first two games of the 2018 season. Giordano netted a penalty-kick goal in a 3-1 win over Whiteville in the campaign opener before registering a pair of goals in a 6-0 road shutout over the Wolfpack. Mike Adcock, the squad’s head coach, selects the player of the week. 

  • Williams, Maldonado pitch Scorps to victories

     North Brunswick’s Jessica Williams fired a no-hitter and struck out eight batters in her squad’s 16-0 victory in five innings over West Columbus on Thursday, March 15.

    Williams helped her own cause with a career day at the plate as she finished 4-for-4 with three doubles and three RBI.

    Jamie Reece posted an impressive stat line with a 3-for-4 performance that included a triple, two stolen bases, two RBI and three runs scored.

  • Wright’s solid effort not enough in North’s loss vs. Hoggard

     Landen Wright almost single-handedly carried the Scorpions to a 2-1 win over Topsail last week in which the senior left-hander struck out 13 batters.

    He wasn’t that sharp in a 6-2 loss against Hoggard on Friday, March 16, but he wasn’t far from it.

    Wright struck out nine batters and allowed just a pair of hits in six innings of work, but five North Brunswick errors proved costly in the loss.

  • Pigott does it all in 16-4 win over Chiefs

     SHALLOTTE – If you’re a pitcher for West Brunswick’s varsity softball team, it’d be easy to be overshadowed by standout Morgan Beeler.

    The junior right-hander was a first-team all-conference performer last season and fired a no-hitter in her 2018 season debut two weeks ago against North Myrtle Beach (S.C.).

    Taylor Pigott showed her team and everyone else in attendance that the Trojans have more than just Beeler in the bag.

  • You win some, you lose some and some get rained out

     See the headline?

    That’s what my father used to tell me when I competed in youth sports. If you’re going to lace ‘em up and compete in athletics, you better learn quickly how to handle defeat.

    I’m sure Carolina fans around this area aren’t in the best of moods after this past Sunday’s shellacking at the hands of a remarkably athletic Texas A&M squad.

    Let’s call it what it was.

  • And they’re off! West track and field teams begin season

     West Brunswick’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in a four-team event March 8 at Laney in Wilmington.

    The boys’ squad finished in third place out of four teams, while the girls’ group finished in fourth place.

    Hoggard, Laney, Topsail and West Brunswick competed in the event.

  • Bats power Dolphins to series win over Southeastern

     After struggling out of the gate to an 8-8 start through the season’s first month, the Brunswick Community College baseball squad has rebounded in a big way with victories in six of its last seven games.

    The hot streak continued last weekend when the Dolphins powered their way to a 16-8 series-clinching victory over Southeastern Community College on Sunday, March 18.

    Former West Brunswick standout Hunter Ashburn, who started Sunday’s series finale at catcher, clubbed a three-run home run and scored a trio of runs to lead BCC.

  • Sea Notes Choral Society ‘Unforgettable’ March 24 and 25

    The Sea Notes Choral Society is tuning up for spring with “Unforgettable,” this year’s seasonal concert theme to be presented in two matinee performances at 3 p.m.

    Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    This year’s concerts will be directed by Dianne Hoffman with accompanist Jane Boberg.

    No tickets are required.

  • Nonprofit Profile: Paws Place Inc. dba Paws Place Dog Rescue


    242 George II Highway, Winnabow


    Open to the public 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sundays

    Phone: (910) 845-7297 (Leave message. Calls will be returned within 24 hours.)

    Fax: (910) 845-8622

    Go to: pawsplace.org or email info@pawsplace.org

    Paws Place is a no-kill, nonprofit shelter dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of dogs.

  • Hoppy Easter events hatch this weekend and next

    BunnyDayz in Shallotte on Saturday

    BunnyDayz is happening again on Saturday, March 24, at Mulberry Park in Shallotte. The egg hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

    There will be prize eggs, sweets and treats and fun for all ages. Plus, the Miss Brunswick County and Miss Brunswick County Christmas Queens will be on hand to help dye an Easter egg. Don’t forget to meet the Easter Bunny!

    This event is free to the public.

    Calabash hunts for Easter eggs Saturday

    The great Calabash Easter egg hunt is on for another season.