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Today's News

  • North Brunswick wins Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Baseball Invitational

     North Brunswick won the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Baseball Invitational April 11 by beating West Brunswick 10-3.

    North starter Matt Lowry struck out nine batters in six innings. Lowry, who has signed with UNC, gave up five hits and one run. He walked four.

  • West JV rally falls short against HCA varsity in baseball

     Two pop-ups helped determine the result in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball game April 11 between the West Brunswick High School junior varsity and the Harrell’s Christian Academy varsity, which Harrell’s won 8-7.

    West misplayed a pop-up with two outs in the fourth inning and Harrell’s went on to score four runs and take a 6-2 lead.

  • West JV softball team beats Riverside varsity 16-8

     The West Brunswick junior varsity softball team beat Riverside 16-8 April 11 in the third round of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational.

    Amanda Trapp was the winning pitcher in the victory, which avenged a first-round loss. Trapp walked 12 but gave up four hits in the seven-inning victory. She also had two hits, including a double.

  • Traffic restructuring is not the answer now

    Concerned business owners along N.C. 130 did the right thing.
    Worried their businesses were going to suffer because of a change in traffic flow near their locations, merchants rallied together and went before the Shallotte Board of Aldermen.
    The road project at the heart of this controversy had been many years in the planning and work stages. When it was finished, it redirected the main flow of traffic away from the Main Street and N.C. 130 intersection near Walmart behind Shallotte Commons Shopping Center and back onto Main Street and Smith Avenue.

  • McDonald’s raises funds for Hospice House

    McDonald’s of Shallotte recently hosted a charity night where portions of the profits for purchases made between 5-8 p.m. were donated to a local nonprofit.
    The management and staff of McDonald’s chose the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick as the recipient of its fundraising. The event also included face painting for children; the Gatorettes, the Brunswick County seniors cheerleading team; an appearance by Brunswick County’s “pink fire truck” and music by Charles Danford, a local singer and guitarist.

  • Atlantic sturgeon now a federally endangered species

    Atlantic sturgeon are now a federally endangered species. The National Marine Fisheries Service has published a final rule in the Federal Register listing four distinct population segments of Atlantic sturgeon as endangered and another as threatened. To read the final rule, go to: http://www.nero.noaa.gov/nero/regs/frdoc/12/12AtlSturgeonFR_SER.pdf.
    The Carolina and South Atlantic population segments, both of which are prevalent in North Carolina waters, will be listed as endangered.

  • Fishing the Gulf Stream is an amazing trip

    After weeks of great weather, bring on the holiday week—and sure enough the weather gods step in to mess up most of our plans, including any opportunity to head offshore to fish the Gulf Stream, where big fish are waiting.  
    At the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, we were able to run one trip before the winter winds returned. We found good action around the 100/400 and Blackjack with multiple Wahoo up to 60 pounds and big blackfin tuna up to 25 pounds.

  • Sports calendar

    Zumbathon is April 26 at BCC
    Brunswick Community College student-athletes will host a Zumbathon from 6-8 p.m. April 26 to help raise money for the 2012 Relay for Life. The Zumbathon will be a $10 donation and will be on campus at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center.
    Adult men’s, women’s softball

  • Ocean Ridge Bowling League honors champs

    Staff report

    On March 29, the Ocean Ridge Bowling League ended its 13th season with an awards banquet at Planet Fun’s Starz Restaurant in Shallotte.
    Many of the 104 league members and 40 substitutes who bowl during the season, including many spouses, were in attendance as league president Steve Miller presented the awards.
    Team awards
    Overall team winner: O’Henry (Mary Fitzgerald, Roberta Goryance, Henry Re and Ed Riggs).

  • Shallotte Shock remains unbeaten with 2-2 tie

    Staff Report

    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls’ soccer team remains unbeaten this season but was tied 2-2 last weekend. Entering every game with a big target on it, the Shallotte Shock had to work hard to pull out a tie. This week some new stars emerged, keeping the Shock’s unbeaten record intact.
    Amity Croft, a defensive specialist, scored her first goal of the season with an excellent shot on goal off a corner kick placed into the box by Ashley Oakes.