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Today's News

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 28, 29, 30 and April 2, 3 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, March 28

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Is there a dinosaur egg in Shallotte?

    There is a possibility there is a dinosaur egg in Shallotte.

    There is even a possibility the egg contains a baby dinosaur.

    It is not for sale, but the egg in question is on display in a Shallotte store and it isn’t the only oddity in the store called “We Buy Treasures” on Main Street.

    “The egg is still attached to the rock,” said Mike Russell, who owns the store and the egg.

    Russell is positive it is a dinosaur egg and says it is not the first dinosaur artifact he has had in his possession.

  • 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