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Today's News

  • Surf It, Save It: N.C. Aquarium to present its first surf festival June 5-6

    Ever watch a surfing documentary like “Endless Summer” or even a silly beach party movie like “Beach Blanket Bingo” and wonder what it would be like to surf the big waves? Are you a local surfer who would love to know more about the history and culture of the sport?

    I’ve spent most of my summers in or near the ocean, but I’ve never quite had the guts to stand on a board. (Boogie boarding beats me up enough.) It’s a beautiful sport to watch, though, and someday, I’ll get the nerve to give it a try.

  • Man arrested for drugs in jail

    A Supply man has been charged with possession of drugs in jail after he was brought to the Brunswick County Detention Center on suspicion of driving while impaired.

    Daniel Roniell King, 50, of 849 Makatoka Road, Supply, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance on a prison or jail premises, according to King’s arrest report.

  • BCC baseball season ends in regional

     The Brunswick Community College baseball season ended Sunday after a 7-4 loss to Southeastern Community College in an NJCAA Division II regional in Martinsville, Va. The tourney is a qualifier to the NJCAA World Series.

    BCC, seeded No. 2, opened the tourney Friday by routing College of Albemarle 14-0 in five innings. Brock Holmes was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits. He walked one and struck out three.

  • County athletes win seven regional track titles

     Brunswick County athletes won seven championships Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Track and Field Regional.

    The event was a qualifier for the state meet Friday at N.C. A&T University.

    In all, seven athletes will compete in 11 individual events and two West Brunswick relays will also compete.

    West Brunswick junior Bradley Bell won the 400-meter run in 50.39 seconds. He was the only runner to finish the race quicker than 51 seconds.

  • Price, South Brunswick open playoffs with victory

     SOUTH BOILING SPRINGS—The South Brunswick Cougars advanced to the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball playoffs Friday night by defeating South Johnston 2-1.

    The pitching of Mark Price and the defense, most notably from shortstop Gary Williams, propelled the Cougars in their 2-1 victory.

    Price, known to be a groundball-type pitcher, went the full seven innings for the Cougars, allowing seven hits and one run. He walked one and struck out three.

  • North Brunswick’s Kearney third at state in pole vault

     North Brunswick’s Josh Kearney finished third in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2A track and field championships Saturday at N.C. A&T University.

    Kearney cleared 12 feet. Top-seeded Alex Lomax dominated the competition, winning the state championship with a vault of 14 feet. Teammate Jeese Poovey was second  (13-0).

    North had two other competitors.

  • Croatan ends North Brunswick’s baseball season

     LELAND—Two Croatan pitchers, one pitching with a knee injury and the other sidelined earlier in the year by a knee injury, held North Brunswick to two hits as Croatan beat the Scorpions 4-3 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A baseball playoffs Friday night.

    North, the top 2A seed in the Waccamaw Conference, ends its season 16-5. Croatan entered the game 10-11 and seeded fifth from its conference.

  • Shallotte High class of 1960 sets 50th reunion at Sunnyside School

    They graduated 50 years ago, and they are old enough to have spent a year in the unheated, uninsulated Sunnyside School building before a new school was built.

    Now, the Shallotte High School class of 1960 is planning to celebrate 50 years since graduation in a much more comfortable, renovated Sunnyside next month.

    Beginning with a 6 p.m. social hour followed by dinner at 7 p.m., 36 classmates and their spouses will gather to reminisce June 5 at Sunnyside, beside Shallotte Middle School—the former location of Shallotte High School.

  • West coaches honor football players

     The West Brunswick High School football staff honored its top players during an awards banquet May 13 at West.

    Thirteen players made either first- or second-team all-conference: Quan Bates, Maverick Pate, Bradley Bell, Dylan Bowman, Alfy Hill, Nick Napolitano, Jamyan Johnson, Brian Lewis, John Harmon, Will McKeithan, James Johnson, Corey Bell and Kendrick Morgan.

    In addition, at least five have accepted college offers: Hill from Alabama, Bowman from Liberty, Napolitano from Wingate, Harmon from Western Carolina and Pate from Butte Community College.

  • West Brunswick wins Waccamaw Conference Wachovia Cup

     

     With student-athletes who excelled in the classroom as well as on the field, West Brunswick has won the Wachovia Cup for the 2009-10 Waccamaw Conference sports season.

    “This is the first time we have ever (won) it,” West athletics director John Floyd said.

    West won by two points, and Floyd said winning the cup was a goal he set for his coaches and the student-athletes at the start of the school year.