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Today's News

  • West holds off Conley in second round

    West Brunswick beat D.H. Conley 7-6 May 19 night in the second round of the Class 3-A state baseball playoffs.

    West (19-5) led 6-0 after two innings but Conley (15-10) rallied and in the seventh inning and had the tying run at second base with two outs before Brock Holmes ended the game with a strikeout.

  • West's season ends in controversy

    This second-round playoff game Friday night between the D.H. Conley and West Brunswick softball teams had no score and few hits in the first five innings as both pitchers dominated the hitters.

    Then the dreaded sixth inning hit the Lady Trojans in an eventual 5-0 loss.

    “We played defense right there with them (Conley) all game,” West coach Joe Noble said, “and that fifth and sixth inning has been the inning that about 90 percent of the runs have been scored against us. We knew we had to get through the fifth and sixth. That is key for us. ”

  • Grand jury indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on May 4:

    Keith T. Bruce, 46, of 2201 Pine Straw Road, Bolivia; felony worthless check, felony accessing computers.

    Lee Roy Combs, 64, of 2706 Maiden Lane, Supply; felony second-degree sexual offense.

    Tony Terrell Gore, 40, of 390 Little Macedonia Road, Supply; seven counts felony uttering forged instrument.

  • Tips to help new high school graduates transition to college, work

    In just a few weeks, Brunswick County students will throw their mortarboards in the air and say goodbye to high school and hello to the real world.

    Most of those students will embark on a journey to a college or university, while others will jump right in to the working world. What many of those students don’t realize is graduation may be the last time they see some of the people that have been part of their lives for the past four, eight or 12 years.

    For those students going to college, here are a few tips to help make the transition easier:

  • Alabama man arrested for Sunset Beach motorcycle theft

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a number of thefts and break-ins reported in the past week, including a man’s arrest and the recovery of a motorcycle found in a traffic check.

    On May 24, a motorcycle was stolen from the parking lot of Sunset Beach Extension near the island gazebo. A Honda CBR valued at $6,000, as well as a Volvo valued at $10,000, were reported stolen.

    The motorcycle was recovered that night in Myrtle Beach, S.C., during a traffic check.

  • Fishing continues good

    This past weekend fishermen and boaters from all over the country descended upon our area to enjoy great weather and great fishing. May is traditionally a good time to fish in our area, as species from all genres, inshore, nearshore and offshore, are on the move. Such was the case this weekend, except for a small weather setback. You may have heard the saying, “Winds from the east, the fish bite the least.” I can’t explain the science behind it, but it is a fact that an east wind will cause the fishing to be slower than normal.

  • Golf action

    The Brierwood member-guest tourney was played May 14-15. The format was best ball of the twosome, net and gross. Flight 1, low net: 1. Lane and Milazzo tied with Davis and Brkal, 54. In a sudden-death playoff, Lane and Milazzo won the title on the second hole. 2. Groff and Roach, 61. Low gross: 1. Holesa and Brennan, 74; 2. Doyle and Warren, 79; 3. Arney and Fitz-Gerald, 83.

  • Life's lessons learned during reporter's third year at the Beacon

    It’s hard to believe I’ve been at the Beacon for three years. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting at my first county commissioners meeting, trying to make sense of the county budget on my first day on the job.

  • West’s 20-win season ends in fourth round of playoffs

    GOLDSBORO—After a celebratory huddle with his team, Eastern Wayne High School baseball coach Jabo Fulghum was complimentary of the West Brunswick team his Warriors had just beaten.

    “They got a great club,” he said. “We beat a great team tonight. We were very fortunate to win.”

    Two home run swings by ECU-bound John Wooten was the difference as the Warriors beat West 6-4 May 26 in the fourth round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A state playoffs.

  • 'Beehive' 1960s musical swarms with oldie-goldie hits

    SOUTHPORT—Do you remember walkin’ in the sand? Dancin’ in the street? Rockin’ around the Christmas tree?

    Those are just a few of the golden-oldie hits performed in “Beehive: The ’60s Musical,” Brunswick Little Theatre’s latest production that debuted last weekend in Franklin Square Park in Southport.