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Today's News

  • Padgett in top form as track season begins

     After the first two track and field meets of the season, West Brunswick senior Kayla Padgett has already shown she is on target to do well in regional championships and state championships in the discus and shot put.

    In a three-team meet March 15 at Ashley that also included North Brunswick, Padgett threw the discus 120 feet, 2 inches. Padgett had a better mark two days later in a meet at West: She won the discus with a throw of 123-6.

  • West and South tie in soccer

     The West Brunswick Trojan and South Brunswick Cougar soccer teams, despite two overtime periods, played to a 1-1 tie Friday night at M. H. Rourk Stadium.

    It was a tough night on the offensive end as both defenses played well, as did the goalkeepers.

    Caitlin Vereen finally made the efforts of her Cougar teammates pay off as she scored at 28 minutes, 5 seconds, of the first half.

  • Trojans beat Scorpions in baseball

     West Brunswick scored five runs with two outs in the fourth inning, taking advantage of two outfield errors, and went on to beat North Brunswick 9-2 in a high school conference baseball game Friday evening.

    Trey Brown pitched five innings in the victory, giving up both runs. Marquis Johnson pitched two scoreless innings, giving up a hit and striking out three.

    “The pitchers did a great job,” West coach Mike Alderson said. “Trey gave us five good ones and Marquis came in and gave us two good ones.”

  • Two afternoon fires in Supply

    Firefighters in Brunswick County were busy on Thursday with two fires within two hours.

    Both fires were started by homeowners burning debris in their yard. The first fire broke out shortly are 12 p.m. Firefighters received a call to respond to a house fire at 519 Benton Road, Supply. The call said flames were visible. At least three area fire departments responded to the fire including Supply, Civietown and Bolivia. The fire started accidentally.

  • Real Women of Brunswick County: Melissa Everitt

    Melissa Everitt, Brunswick Community College head volleyball coach and BCC Foundation development officer

  • DSS board to name permanent director by next meeting

    BOLIVIA—Interim Brunswick County Social Services Director Neil Walters says the department is close to hiring a permanent director.

    In fact, board members hope to hire a director and make an announcement at their upcoming meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.

    Initially, the N.C. State Office of Personnel identified 21 of the 50 total candidates as eligible. Of those, board members interviewed five candidates in February.

  • Golf tournaments

    FORE! KIDS TOURNEY MAY 14

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The monthly Brierwood couples tournament was played March 12. The format was the two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -24 were Jim and Cheryl Robinson with Jean Bowen and Jim Pope. In second at -18 was the team of Ralph Trimmer and Hilda Hall with Tom and Pat Kronyak. Two teams for third at -17: Hollen and Shirley Groff with Sara and Jerry Lula; Tom and Carolyn Arney with Nancy Kumlin and Dennis Shea. 

    BRIERWOOD SCRAMBLE

  • Redfish provide day-to-day action

    Water temperatures are rising slowly and early spring season anglers are finding the redfish just as active and willing to bite as they have been all winter. The amazingly strong and consistent red drum bite has been the big (and really, the only) inshore fishing story in lower North Carolina all winter and they are off and running for spring.

  • Weather is improving; fishing, too

    It is finally beginning to feel like spring. It feels good to see daylight at 7 p.m., not to mention the 60-degree days we had this past weekend. According to the forecasts, this week will bring more 60s and 70s by the weekend. This winter has dragged on and on; between dismal weather and dismal business conditions, it has been hard to muster up the optimism to prepare for the spring and summer. But all that is behind us now; time to look forward and be optimistic.