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Today's News

  • Two motions stipulated in Vassey pre-trial hearing

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA — Two motions were stipulated Monday during a pre-trial hearing in the case against a former Southport police sergeant who shot a schizophrenic teen in his Boiling Spring Lakes home more than two years ago.

  • Teacher accused of sex crimes involving Va. boy

    A Shallotte Middle School math teacher is accused of sex crimes involving a boy she met while teaching in Virginia.

    Kathleen Antonina Capitano, 24, of Shallotte, was arrested Saturday, April 16, and charged with four felony counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children younger than 15, according to the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department.

  • Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball Opening Day
  • West beats Hoggard 10-2; Trojans now 17-1

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Hoggard 10-2 Friday in a Mideaastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game on Mike Alderson Field.

    West’s 16th straight victory this season improved the Trojans to 6-0 in the conference, 17-1 overall.

    Johnathan Carlyle was the winning pitcher. He gave up four hits in six innings and two runs (one earned). He walked two and struck out six. Reliever Greg Noll struck out two batters. West made two errors.

    The Trojans scored in the first on a home run to right field by Tristan Lewis.

  • Laughter, tears as two North softball players sign

    LELAND — North Brunswick seniors Tasia Bolling and Jade D’Louhy signed letters of intent Friday to attend Johnson C. Smith University and play softball.

    “Great girls, probably two of the hardest-working kids I’ve had,” North coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “Probably two of the most coachable kids I’ve had.

    “We put them all over the field, and they have done quite a bit — successfully.”

  • Morse throws no-hitter in victory against North Brunswick

    SHALLOTTE — Myah Morse threw a no-hitter as West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 10-0 in five innings April 14.

    Morse walked three batters, hit two batters and struck out eight.

    “That’s by far the best game she’s thrown all year,” West coach Joe Noble said. “I’m proud of her. It comes at the right time. Topsail lost last night in the conference, so that means if we win out, we win the conference. It’s good time for her to start throwing (like that).

  • BCC scores nine in 8th, beats Louisburg 17-12

    Staff Report

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team rallied from deficits of 10-1 and 12-4 to beat 17-12 Louisburg in a non-region baseball game April 13 at Founders Field.

    BCC scored nine runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in taking the 17-12 lead.

    A three-run double to right field by Nolan Clenney cut the lead to 12-11.

  • Cameryn Smith on Queens’ championship golf team

    The Queens University of Charlotte women’s golf team won the South Atlantic Conference championship tournament April 13, the first SAC title for the program.

    West Brunswick graduate Cameryn Smith, a freshman, is a member of the championship team.

    The Royals shot a final-round 313 and finished at 938, four strokes ahead of

    2015 conference champion Carson-Newman College. The tourney had 11 teams.

  • West swimmer Ruppart signs with Catawba

    SHALLOTTE — Dustin Ruppart signed a letter of intent April 13 to attend Catawba College and compete in swimming.

    Ruppart is the first West Brunswick swimmer to sign with a college.

    “I like the school,” he said. “The campus is nice. They have the major that I’m looking for and I think that their program would put me on the right path to continue what I wanted to do, which is to become a chiropractor.”

    Swimming and academic scholarships will cut his tuition costs by more than 75 percent.

  • Sunset Beach police warn about impostor

    The Sunset Beach Police Department is investigating a complaint about a man who approached a woman on the beach near the fishing pier and portrayed himself as "Sunset Beach Patrol."

    The encounter occurred at 9:30 p.m. April 4, according to a notification sent out by the town. The man told the woman she could not have a dog on a leash on the beach and he needed her name and information to issue her a citation. The woman didn’t divulge any information because she knew she was violating no rules.