Today's News

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick vs. North Brunswick baseball

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from West Brunswick's 4-0 victory over county rival North Brunswick on Thursday, March 29. 

  • Trojan baseball, softball squads poised for strong finishes

     There were high hopes for the baseball and softball teams at West Brunswick High School heading into the 2018 campaign.

    The baseball team was fresh off a 2017 season in which it advanced to the fourth round of the state playoffs before dropping an extra-inning thriller in Hampstead at conference foe Topsail.

    The softball squad reached the 3A East Regional finals before falling in a best-of-three series against powerhouse Orange.

    Needless to say, the expectations were through the roof as the teams opened their respective seasons this year.

  • Beeler shatters personal strikeout mark, whiffs 17 Scorpions

     SHALLOTTE - West Brunswick softball assistant coach Amanda Fields set several individual pitching records during her time pitching for the Trojans.

    If she hangs around much longer, she might have to watch as Morgan Beeler shatters those marks.

    Beeler set yet another personal best ledger with 17 strikeouts against North Brunswick in a 5-0 win on Thursday, March 29, in Shallotte.

    The junior right-hander yielded just three hits and one walk in seven innings as the Trojans seized an early lead and never looked back in the shutout victory.

  • Babson, McDowell carry Trojans to two conference wins

     West Brunswick entered the week before spring break with a 4-6 record and searching for a couple of victories over rivalry teams.

    The Trojans earned a pair of emphatic victories with an 11-1 win over South Brunswick in a six-inning game in Boiling Spring Lakes on March 27 before earning a 4-0 decision over North Brunswick at Mike Alderson Field in Shallotte on Thursday, March 29.

    Sophomore Tanner Babson and senior Owen McDowell combined for seven hits and three RBI in last week’s win over the Scorpions of North Brunswick.

  • Dolphins improve to 19-10 with road series win

     Brunswick Community College’s varsity baseball team continued its hot stretch with a road series win at Lenoir Community College last weekend.

    The Dolphins opened a Friday, March 30, doubleheader with a 10-7 victory in a slugfest.

    Chris Graham and Scottie McKeon led the way offensively for the Dolphins in the series opener. Graham finished 3-for-6 with a home run, RBI and two runs, while McKeon collected three base hits, an RBI and two runs scored.

  • Club Profile - Art League of Leland

    Contact: Candace Whitlock, candace@chuckwhitlock.com

    Information: artleagueofleland.org

    Meetings: First meeting 4 to 6 p.m. April 12 at Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1224 Magnolia Village Way, Leland. Meetings follow on the second Thursday of each month except July, August and December.

    Brunswick County artists will have a new opportunity to share ideas, learn from and encourage one another as part of the new Art League of Leland, a club that will be based at Leland Cultural Arts Center.

  • Belville rejects alligator hunting in town limits

    BELVILLE — Belville became the first municipality in North Carolina to reject alligator hunting March 17 after the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission approved limited hunting at its Feb. 28 meeting.

    “The state has opened up alligator hunting in the state of North Carolina,” Mayor Mike Allen said. “I know the bill was put through based on a lottery system. That means they are going to limit the amount of people who can even hunt.

  • County elections board members appointed, officers selected

    The four members of the Brunswick County Board of Elections were sworn in April 2 during a public meeting Tuesday in the county commissioners’ chambers at the David R. Sandifer Administration Building in Bolivia.

    The bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement appointed four members to each of the state’s 100 county boards of elections March 27.

    The state elections board reappointed Republicans Stuart Smith and Grant “Randy” Pelton and Democrat Boyd Williamson to Brunswick County’s board.

  • Project indirectly impacts Shallotte Inlet navigability

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Beach sand pulled from Shallotte Inlet began pumping onto Ocean Isle Beach last week, part of the town’s latest Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project.

    While the project doesn’t provide a direct improvement to shoaling in Shallotte Inlet, pulling 330,000 cubic yards of sand out makes an impact.

    Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith said, based on previous experience, the storm damage reduction project improves water flow through the inlet.

  • County releases GenX test results from March samples

    Brunswick County released additional results of testing for GenX in the water supply April 3.

    County officials learned last June the Cape Fear River, the county’s source of drinking water, contains a number of previously unknown contaminants including GenX.

    Samples taken March 15 showed GenX levels of 9.04 parts per trillion in the Northwest Water Treatment Plant’s raw water and 8.98 ppt in the finished water, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said Tuesday.