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Today's News

  • Three West Brunswick squads open playoffs Wednesday

     West Brunswick athletics director Jimmy Fletcher has set the times for the first round of the playoffs.

    They will begin Wednesday, May 13:

  • Lady Trojans seeded No. 11 in softball playoffs

     

    The West Brunswick softball team will open the Class 3A state playoffs at home against Union Pines.

    West is seeded No. 11 and is 16-5. Union Pines is seeded No. 22 and is 8-11.

    North Brunswick (16-5) is seeded No. 6 in Class 2A and will open at home against No. 27 Southern Vance (8-8).

    Times, dates of games not yet set.

  • Lady Trojans open soccer playoffs at Cardinal Gibbons

       The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team will open the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs at Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons.

    West, 8-9-3 and seeded No. 30, will play a team that is seeded No. 3 and is 21-1-0.

    The East bracket comprises 32 teams.

  • Preliminary 3A, 2A baseball playoff brackets

     

    1. Sanford, Terry 22-0 vs. 32. Morehead 8-9.

    16. Southern Lee 15-7 vs. 17. Northwood 14-7.

    8. Corinth-Holders 12-6 vs. 25. Rockingham County 13-7.

    9. Orange 19-3 vs. 24. Triton 13-7.

    5. Western Alamance 18-4 vs. 28. Northern Vance 11-9.

    12. Lee County 11-7 vs. 21. Rocky Mount 10-7.

    13. Northern Guilford 13-9 vs. 20. Jacksonville 13-9.

    4. West Craven 19-3 vs. 29. Gray’ s Creek 11-10.

    3. Topsail 20-2 vs. 30. Cedar Ridge11-11.

  • Flounder looking at stiff regulations

     We have just experienced our first tropical system of the year and it is only May. It is my hope the tropics will be much like last year, making this our one and only system that affects our area this year.

  • Ana scuppers fishing activities

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As forecast, tropical storm Ana has officially unleashed its wrath on our county. This tropical depression not only created transportation problems and flooding but also brought the fast and furious fishing to a screeching halt.

    Before the storm, almost any spot in the ocean was producing some sort of catchable species. The Spanish mackerel were along the beach, the king mackerel were biting in the 20- to 40-mile range and the Gulf Stream bite was really picking up.

  • Get in the game: Nine-hole after-work league

     We live in a diverse area as far as golf is concerned. Some of our residents have played golf their whole lives; some have never touched a club. Others played years ago, then gave up the game for their careers and family and now want to start again.

    Brunswick County has a temperate climate and more than a 100 golf courses within an easy drive. Why not learn to play the sport? If you played years ago, why not take it up again?

    Take the plunge and get in the game.

  • Scorpions win track regional

     North Brunswick won the NCHSAA Class 2A East Regional boys’ track and field meet Saturday, May 9, at Wilson Fike High School, scoring 164 points. North Pitt was second (86).

    The event was a qualifier for the state meet Saturday in Greensboro. The Scorpions are the defending champions.

    Sophomore Jayhlen Washington won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.55 seconds, the only competitor to break 15 seconds. He won the triple jump (44-7.5). He was second in the long jump (22-11). The top mark was 23-6.

  • 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.