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Today's News

  • Detectives seek two men in Calabash area gun theft

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in finding two men who broke into a Calabash business early Sunday morning, May 10, and stole eight guns.

    A caller reported the break-in at 1:04 a.m. at Low Country Sports, at 580 Thomasboro Road. Three handguns and five long guns were stolen, according to a news release.

  • Tourney site changed for Region 10 series

     

    Because of water on the Grainger Stadium field in Kinston from Tropical Storm Ana, the Region 10/Southeast District Tournament has been moved to Hooker Field in Martinsville, VA.  Hooker Field is the home field for Patrick Henry Community College and is artificial turf.  All remaining games will be played there. The field is a three-hour trip for the teams from Kinston.

     

     

  • BCC loses to Catawba Valley in tourney

     Catawba Valley Community College beat BCC 7-5 in a second-round game of the NJCAA Division II Region 10 baseball tournament Saturday, May 9, in Kinston.

    BCC is 1-1 in the double-elimination tourney and is scheduled to play Lenoir CC at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

    BCC led 5-4 but the Red Hawks scored three runs in the bottom of third on the way to the victory.

    Catawba, which made five errors, outhit the Dolphins 8-7.

    For BCC, Taylor Stephens had two RBIs. Willie McRae and Dillon Steward each had one RBI. Chase Gehringer hit a double.

  • VIDEO: Lady Trojans defeat Topsail for MEC tourney title

     HAMPSTEAD — West Brunswick beat Topsail 8-4 in nine innings and won the Mideastern 3A/4A championship softball tournament May 7.

    McKenzie Benton hit a two-run home run and Leilani Emile hit a home run — both in the first inning — but it was Haley Long’s three-run home run in the top of the ninth that clinched the victory.

  • Three Lady Trojans to play college softball

     SHALLOTTE — Three West Brunswick senior softball players made known their college intentions May 6 in a signing ceremony at the school.

    Second baseman Ashley Smith, pursuing a pharmacy degree, and first baseman Leilani Emile, majoring in business and marketing, will attend William Peace University in Raleigh.

    Outfielder Ariana Thomas, who will attend Columbia (S.C.) College, hasn’t decided whether to pursue a degree in biology or study to become a chiropractor.

  • VIDEO: North Brunswick Scorpions win ECC softball title
  • VIDEO: North wins ECC softball title
  • West Brunswick reaches title game in MEC softball

     West Brunswick reached the championship game of the Mideastern 3A/4A softball tournament by beating Laney 2-1 May 5.

    Leilani Emile was 2-for-3 and hit a solo home run to left center field that gave West a 2-0 lead. It was her seventh home run this season.

    West had five hits. Randaisa Daniels, Caroline Gore and McKenzie Benton also had hits.

    Gore was the winning pitcher, giving up nine hits in seven innings. She struck out two and walked one. Laney scored its run in the fifth.

  • North Brunswick wins ECC softball title

     LELAND — North Brunswick beat East Duplin 10-1 May 5 and won the East Central Conference championship.

    The Scorpions finished 9-1 and are 16-5 overall. This is their second straight ECC title. They were 8-2 last year.

    “It’s pretty exciting, obviously,” North coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “The girls have worked extremely hard, especially coming into a new conference. They have done a great job of adjusting and coming out ready to play, especially with the conference trips that we have to take.

  • School board meeting raises dispute with county over funding

     BOLIVIA — Contentious debate about a funding agreement between Brunswick County Schools and the county highlighted the school board’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 5, inside the county commissioners’ chambers in Bolivia.

    During a liaison committee meeting Monday, May 4, county officials told Superintendent Les Tubb the county would remain revenue neutral, meaning they wouldn’t raise taxes and the schools won’t get additional funding in the upcoming fiscal year.