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Today's News

  • Spiking interest: New youth volleyball program popular

     Volleyball’s version of March Madness took place Saturday in the gym at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    Several youth volleyball teams played in the all-day tourney. Hundreds of parents and fans watched the matches. The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club was the host.

    Brunswick Community College volleyball coach Melissa Everitt established the BJVC in the fall for youth volleyball players in Brunswick County.

  • West beats Whiteville in softball

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick High School softball team remained unbeaten in the conference by beating Whiteville 3-1 Friday.

    Kim Cook (5-0) was the winning pitcher for the Trojans (3-0, 6-1). She gave up one unearned run and seven hits. She walked three and struck out eight.

    West had no hits in the first three innings, but in the fourth Alyssa Chappell hit a home run. Another run scored when Sam Smith singled and came home on a hit by Dez Avallone.

    In the fifth, Paige Ward singled and later scored on a hit by Hannah Stocks.

  • Whiteville beats Trojans in baseball

     WHITEVILLE—Conference leader Whiteville beat West Brunswick 4-0 in a high school baseball game Friday night.

    Nathan Hood held West to four hits in pitching all seven innings. He walked two and struck out eight.

    West’s Trey Brown gave up five hits in six innings. He walked two, hit one and struck out five.

    Whiteville scored in the first on a two-run home run to right field by Hood.

  • Chairman directs county manager to construct a less-than-revenue-neutral-budget

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners Chairman Bill Sue has raised the bar.

    For months, speculation has been rampant about the upcoming fiscal year’s tax rate. The popular assumption, even among all five county commissioners, has been county commissioners would elect to impose a revenue-neutral tax rate to offset the $9.5 billion plummet in value from this year’s countywide revaluation.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre's 'Doubt' opens this weekend

    Brunswick Little Theatre's production of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Doubt” opens this weekend at Playhouse 211.

    Shanley adapted his stage version for the big screen in 2008, when he wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of “Doubt.” The stage version differs from the movie, and has only four characters.

  • West Brunswick teams win tri-meets

    The West Brunswick girls’ and boys’ track-and-field teams swept tri-meets with Whiteville and East Bladen on March 24 at West.

    West’s Kayla Padgett won the discus in a personal-best 132 feet, 7 inches. The winning mark last year at the Class 3A state meet was a record 137-0.

    Padgett also won the shot put in a personal-best 37-2. The winning mark last year at the state meet was 39-6.

    Jasmine Jackson won three events: the 200 (27.49), the long jump (15-7) and high jump (4-0).

  • Calabash advised to release closed-session minutes

    CALABASH—Town attorney Mark Lewis has recommended the town release March 8 closed-session meeting minutes having to do with property acquisition.

    In a March 22 letter to town clerk Kelley Southward, Lewis wrote town commissioners on that date “inadvertently became involved in a brief discussion of a matter more appropriately delineated for closed discussion.” He cited North Carolina General Statute 143-318.11(a)(5) having to do with property acquisition.

  • Firefighters on standby after woods fire

    CAROLINA SHORES—A woods fire is mostly extinguished after it broke out Wednesday in South Carolina and spread across the state line into North Carolina.

    The fire came close to some homes in the Carolina Shores North community, where a number of area fire departments and emergency crews converged Wednesday afternoon.

    Thursday morning, Calabash fire personnel were still on standby at the scene.

    Calabash Fire Chief Randy Bork that was just as a precautionary measure, as smoke curled from a small blaze near a house on Boundaryline Drive.

  • Sports briefs

    MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

    Registration is open for men 21 or older interested in playing in a basketball league at Brunswick Community College.

    The cost is $300 per team and games will be played on Mondays and/or Wednesdays beginning April 4.

    The registration deadline is March 30. For more information, call Walter Shaw at 846-2348 or e-mail shaww@brunswickcc.edu. 

    COED SOFTBALL

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