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Today's News

  • Beeler’s one-hitter clinches tie for MEC softball title

    BY Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    Hampstead — The West Brunswick Trojan softball team took a major step toward winning the Mideastern 3A/4A title by defeating the Topsail Pirates on their home field 1-0 April 25.  This was Topsail’s second conference loss of the season, both losses to West Brunswick. The Trojans have one loss and a victory against Ashley April 28at home will give the Trojans the conference title.

  • West Brunswick athletes make college choices

    Staff photo by Michael Paul

    Fourteen West Brunswick athletes publicly announced their college intentions April 27.

    In the front are Carly Koblitz, Danielle Butterworth, Harrison Campbell, Clay VanSteen, Josh Woodard and Trevor Wilson. In the back are Emily Clemmons, J.T. Long, Tyler McDuffie, Johnathan Carlyle, Garrison Gause, Taye Vereen, LeGarick Jeffries and Tariq Thomas. Read stories on this website.

  • Olivia Miller to cheer for Wofford
  • Three West Brunswick lacrosse players accept college offers

    SHALLOTTE — Three West Brunswick lacrosse players publicly announced their college choices April 27.

    J.T. Long signed with Averett University, which begins its first men’s lacrosse season in 2018. Long is an attackman.

    West is in its third year of lacrosse.

    “We were looking for leadership,” West coach Steve Corbett said, “and we had a number of boys who actually exhibited it. One has stood out very well: J.T. Long.

  • Four West Brunswick baseball players accept college offers

    SHALLOTTE — Four West Brunswick baseball players publicly accepted college offers April 27 at West.

    Pitcher Johnathan Carlyle has signed with USC Upstate.

    “It’s a good school,” Carlyle said. “They have nice facilities. Great coaches. I just felt I could fit in there.”

    Through 20 games this season, Carlyle is 2-2 with two saves. Carlyle has an ERA of 1.34. He has pitched 52.1 innings, striking out 48 and walking 21.

    He is batting .500 (26 for 52 with nine doubles) with 18 RBIs, the most for the Trojans.

  • Wilson to continue running career at Mount Olive

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Trevor Wilson publicly accepted an offer April 27 from University of Mount Olive to participate in cross country and track.

    Wilson plans to study exercise science, he said.

    “He’s been one of our top runners,” West cross-country coach Jimmy Caraway said.

    “He has won Most Dedicated and Most Improved awards.”

    Wilson said he became interested in the program in December, when coach Matt van Lierop emailed him.

  • Woodard to play basketball for BCC

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior basketball player Josh Woodard publicly accepted an offer April 27 from Brunswick Community College.

    Woodard is a 6-foot-6, 200-pound forward.

    “He was a varsity player for almost four full years, and that’s rare for almost any kid,” said Chris Surigao, West assistant basketball coach. “He led West Brunswick to probably the best records we ever had, except those years when we won the state title. The legacy he left here will, hopefully, translate to the younger guys that are coming up.”

  • Two West Brunswick football players sign with colleges

    SHALLOTTE — Two West Brunswick football players publicly accepted offers April 27 from colleges.

    LeGarick Jeffries signed with Chowan University. Jeffries (6 feet, 260 pounds) was a second-team all-conference lineman in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

    Chowan competes in the CIAA and was 4-3 last year. Overall, Chowan was 6-4 last year and had a winning record for the second consecutive year, a first in Chowan's NCAA Division II era. 

  • NHRMC removes visitor restrictions

    Because of the decrease in the level of influenza in the community, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is removing the visiting restrictions placed on children. This change is effective immediately.

    If you have flu-like symptoms, do not visit the hospital. It is always a good idea to stay home if you are sick and avoid public places if possible. The care teams at NHRMC suggest if you have flu symptoms to consider calling, using FaceTime or Skype, or sending notes or cards to patients.

  • District court docket for April 7, 10, 11 and 12.

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on April 7, 10, 11 and 12 in Bolivia.