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Today's News

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police charged Armando Flores, 30, of 4631 Sea Pines Drive, Southport, with assault on a female, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and vandalism. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

    •Police cited Michael J. Galon, 41, of Canonsburg, Pa., with driving 76 miles per hour in a 60-mph zone while subject to an impairing substance on U.S. 17 near Old Shallotte Road.

  • Strawberries are ripe for the pickin'

    It’s strawberry time again.

    The fields at Indigo Farms, Holden Brothers Produce and a new grower—Waccamaw River Farm & Nursery in Ash—are laden with sweet, red, juicy berries ready for picking and buying and converting into all kinds of delicious recipes.

    You can either pick strawberries yourself or buy them already picked. (Just take your pick.)

    At Indigo Farms on Highway 57, strawberries have been ripe for picking since mid-April and should be available until the first week in June.

  • Zacek’s 10 strikeouts keep North perfect in conference

    Talking to his dad earlier in the day, North Brunswick freshman David Zacek said he would get 10 strikeouts May 1 against Pender.

    Zacek was correct in his prediction. But what he did not know was he would strike out 10 in just four innings as the Scorpions beat Pender 18-0.

    More significant for North is that the victory kept the Scorpions unbeaten in the Waccamaw Conference heading into the final week of the season. North’s final conference game is Friday at home against South Columbus.

  • Relay raises money, awareness and memories

    Before I became “Mom” and had other responsibilities, I spent several Friday nights during the local Relay For Life sleeping underneath a funeral home tent or in my car.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on April 23, 24, 27 and 28 in Bolivia.

    Thursday, April 23

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Gina Essey and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    Andrew Lloyd Barbiera, misdemeanor domestic violence protective order violation, Brunswick County Jail three days active with three days credit for time served.

  • South’s girls, North’s boys Waccamaw track champs

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    ROCKY POINT—The South Brunswick girls and the North Brunswick boys won Waccamaw Conference track and field championships April 29 at Heide Trask High School.

    South’s girls won 11 events and finished with 234 points, easily finishing ahead of runner-up North Brunswick (90) in the seven-team meet.

    North’s boys won 13 events finished with 257 points, more than double that of Trask (118). South’s boys were third (107), five points behind Trask.

  • Gore, Jackson homer as Lady Trojans rout Ashley 11-4

    Stacy Jackson hit a three-run home run and Emily Gore hit a two-run home run as West Brunswick routed Ashley 11-4 in a conference game April 28 at West.

    The victory kept West in the running for the Mideastern Conference title at 7-1 and improved its overall record to 15-3.

    Four batters had multiple hits: Jackson finished 2-for-4 with the homer and three RBIs; Gore was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a home run and three RBIs; Carly White was 2-for-4 with one RBI; Anna Hart was 3-for-4 with one RBI.

  • Relay for Life set for Friday, Saturday at West Brunswick High School

    Free entertainment is on the agenda at the annual Brunswick County Relay for Life this weekend at West Brunswick High School in Shallotte

    The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 1, and continues until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2.

    Events begin with an opening ceremony and survivors’ lap around the high school track, the centerpiece of the traditional two days of fundraising festivities.

    Food and fun activities are among other highlights at the annual fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society.

  • West completes sweep of county teams

    The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team completed a sweep of county teams by beating North Brunswick 4-0 Monday at West.

    Two West goals were disallowed because of offsides. The Lady Trojans improved to 8-8 for the year.

    West twice in the first half, the first goal eight minutes into the game on a pass from junior forward Taylor Ambrose to senior forward Mariah Evans. Her kick in the box went through the legs of the North goalkeeper.

  • Local Smart Start group fights to keep More at Four program

    LONGWOOD—Four-year-olds at Longwood Head Start sit at tables and help each other with assigned classwork. They also work independently on a preschool computer program to learn their ABCs and play in educational “centers” throughout the classroom.

    The curriculum and childcare at the facility, on Mount Zion Road in the Longwood community, meets a higher standard ever since Head Start teamed up with the state More at Four program to provide quality pre-kindergarten education to at-risk 4-year-olds, according to Longwood Head Start Director Willie Mae Stanley.