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Today's News

  • Ana scuppers fishing activities

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As forecast, tropical storm Ana has officially unleashed its wrath on our county. This tropical depression not only created transportation problems and flooding but also brought the fast and furious fishing to a screeching halt.

    Before the storm, almost any spot in the ocean was producing some sort of catchable species. The Spanish mackerel were along the beach, the king mackerel were biting in the 20- to 40-mile range and the Gulf Stream bite was really picking up.

  • Get in the game: Nine-hole after-work league

     We live in a diverse area as far as golf is concerned. Some of our residents have played golf their whole lives; some have never touched a club. Others played years ago, then gave up the game for their careers and family and now want to start again.

    Brunswick County has a temperate climate and more than a 100 golf courses within an easy drive. Why not learn to play the sport? If you played years ago, why not take it up again?

    Take the plunge and get in the game.

  • Scorpions win track regional

     North Brunswick won the NCHSAA Class 2A East Regional boys’ track and field meet Saturday, May 9, at Wilson Fike High School, scoring 164 points. North Pitt was second (86).

    The event was a qualifier for the state meet Saturday in Greensboro. The Scorpions are the defending champions.

    Sophomore Jayhlen Washington won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.55 seconds, the only competitor to break 15 seconds. He won the triple jump (44-7.5). He was second in the long jump (22-11). The top mark was 23-6.

  • Detectives seek two men in Calabash area gun theft

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in finding two men who broke into a Calabash business early Sunday morning, May 10, and stole eight guns.

    A caller reported the break-in at 1:04 a.m. at Low Country Sports, at 580 Thomasboro Road. Three handguns and five long guns were stolen, according to a news release.

  • Tourney site changed for Region 10 series

     

    Because of water on the Grainger Stadium field in Kinston from Tropical Storm Ana, the Region 10/Southeast District Tournament has been moved to Hooker Field in Martinsville, VA.  Hooker Field is the home field for Patrick Henry Community College and is artificial turf.  All remaining games will be played there. The field is a three-hour trip for the teams from Kinston.

     

     

  • BCC loses to Catawba Valley in tourney

     Catawba Valley Community College beat BCC 7-5 in a second-round game of the NJCAA Division II Region 10 baseball tournament Saturday, May 9, in Kinston.

    BCC is 1-1 in the double-elimination tourney and is scheduled to play Lenoir CC at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

    BCC led 5-4 but the Red Hawks scored three runs in the bottom of third on the way to the victory.

    Catawba, which made five errors, outhit the Dolphins 8-7.

    For BCC, Taylor Stephens had two RBIs. Willie McRae and Dillon Steward each had one RBI. Chase Gehringer hit a double.

  • VIDEO: Lady Trojans defeat Topsail for MEC tourney title

     HAMPSTEAD — West Brunswick beat Topsail 8-4 in nine innings and won the Mideastern 3A/4A championship softball tournament May 7.

    McKenzie Benton hit a two-run home run and Leilani Emile hit a home run — both in the first inning — but it was Haley Long’s three-run home run in the top of the ninth that clinched the victory.

  • Three Lady Trojans to play college softball

     SHALLOTTE — Three West Brunswick senior softball players made known their college intentions May 6 in a signing ceremony at the school.

    Second baseman Ashley Smith, pursuing a pharmacy degree, and first baseman Leilani Emile, majoring in business and marketing, will attend William Peace University in Raleigh.

    Outfielder Ariana Thomas, who will attend Columbia (S.C.) College, hasn’t decided whether to pursue a degree in biology or study to become a chiropractor.

  • VIDEO: North Brunswick Scorpions win ECC softball title
  • VIDEO: North wins ECC softball title