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Today's News

  • Youth volleyball celebrates season

    Staff Report

    The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club had an end-of-season celebration March 25 at Cape Fear Academy.
    “The club was established to offer volleyball opportunities for girls ages 12-18 from all areas and walks of life,” said Melissa Everitt, the club founder. “Even though we were named Brunswick Juniors, we pulled girls into the club from all over this area, including North Myrtle Beach, Pender County, Topsail and many from Wilmington. We practiced and held tournaments at the BCC Fitness Center. It was a great setup.”

  • Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational at West Brunswick High School

    Baseball
    April 9: 10 a.m.: Durham Riverside vs. North Brunswick (Game 1); 1 p.m.: Scotland County vs. South Brunswick (Game 2); 4 p.m.: South Stanly vs. West Brunswick JV (Game 3); 7 p.m.: Harrell’s Christian Academy vs. West Brunswick (Game 4).
    April 10: 10 a.m. Loser Game 1 vs. loser Game 3 (Game 5); 1 p.m.: loser Game 2 vs. loser Game 4 (Game 6); 4 p.m.: winner Game 1 vs. winner Game 3 (Game 7); 7 p.m.: winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 (Game 8).

  • Zacek throws ‘strange’ no-hitter against Stallions

     LELAND—David Zacek threw a six-inning no-hitter as North Brunswick beat South Columbus 11-1 March 29.
     “It was kind of a strange performance,” North coach Randy Fennell said. Zacek “cruised through the first,” Fennell said, but in the second inning, “his demeanor looked liked he was a totally different person.”
    Zacek walked four batters, giving South Columbus its only run. Zack eventually ended the inning with no more runs, but not before Fennell had talked to him.

  • Shallotte police department temporarily moved

    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte police department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations.

    Anyone who wishes to speak to an officer or get a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers St. in Shallotte.

    “We are moving during renovations for the convenience of our citizens. It is simpler and less dangerous for them,” said Linda Moses, secretary.

  • Senior Games, Special Olympics this month

    Staff Report

    The 24th Annual Gator Senior Games and SilverArts will begin at noon April 11 at Town Creek Park with the official lighting of the Senior Games torch by guest speaker U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre. Highlights also include a performance by the Brunswick County Gator and Gatorettes cheer team.

  • Trojans, Cougars win conference duals

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team improved to 4-4 in the conference by beating North Brunswick and West Bladen last week.
    The South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team improved to 7-0 in the conference and 13-1 overall by winning three duals last week. South is seeking its third straight conference title and has five conference matches left. Summaries are below.
    West Brunswick 6
    North Brunswick 3
    March 27

  • Big changes for Seniors in the county

    Big changes are happening for seniors all over Brunswick County.

    Last week the Ash Nutrition site re-opened after being closed last August. Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., under the leadership of Jim Fish, re-opened the Ash Nutrition Site on Tuesday, March 27. Basic senior programming restarted the week of March 13. Lunch is currently being served at the Ash site on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The site is open to seniors 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on meal days.

    “We were able to re-open the nutrition site due to a combination of things,” Fish said.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Vandalism and larceny of fuel in the Lawn Doctor’s parking lot; suspect cut a fuel line.

    •Vandalism at Exxon gas station on Whiteville Road; a vehicle caught fire.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •March 21: It was reported that an unknown subjected entered a home on Ocean Isle West Boulevard and removed two flat-screen televisions.

  • BCTA has first junior tennis open

    David Stackhouse from Southport won the boys’ 16s singles tournament at the first Brunswick County Junior Tennis Open last weekend at the Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.
    The event was the first USTA-sanctioned junior tourney in the county and drew more than 55 players. Brunswick County Tennis Association, Sunset Properties, D&D Tennis and Papa Johns sponsored the tourney. Joan Cox was tournament referee and Ron Watts was tournament director.