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Today's News

  • Rayfield's homer wins South Brunswick's conference opener

    Garrett Rayfield hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give South Brunswick a 10-9 victory over East Columbus in the Cougars’ first game of the conference baseball season March 24.

    South led 7-6 run entering the top of the seventh, but East Columbus took advantage of an error to tie the score. In the top of the eighth, East Columbus scored two runs on errors in taking a 9-7 lead.

    In the bottom of the eighth, Robert Jones led off with a hit. Justin Pauley followed with a walk. Rayfield then hit the game-winning home run.

  • West soccer team loses to 3-A Cardinals

    The West Brunswick varsity soccer team lost 4-0 March 24 to Class 3-A rival Jacksonville.

    The loss dropped West’s conference record to 0-5.

    The West junior varsity lost 4-0.

    “It was our most consistent game of the season,” JV coach Steve Nagy said. “We came out and played well. It was 2-0 at half but the girls didn’t give up. There was no letdown in the second half even after the goals.”

    Taylor Harris had nine saves.

    In a nonconference varsity game Saturday against Rocky Mount, West lost 4-2.

  • McCumbee finishes 28th at Martinsville

    Chad McCumbee and the SS Green Light Racing team finished 28th Monday at the rain–delayed Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.

    After the drop of the green flag, McCumbee moved steadily forward in the running order, reaching the 13th position on lap 70. During the races next caution, the race would take a dramatic turn for the SS Green Light team, as a huge cloud of steam erupted from underneath McCumbee’s Black’s Tire & Auto Service Silverado.

  • Shallotte officials seek transportation plans

    SHALLOTTE—Aldermen are mulling possible road improvements and additions to help solve downtown traffic problems and meet requirements of the town’s vision plan.

    On Tuesday, the town heard possible alternatives from traffic engineers from Ramey Kemp, the firm the board hired to help with road and traffic issues.

    Engineers presented several “Main Street alternatives” including widening Main Street to a five-lane section, which would be the least expensive option but would also be the least pedestrian friendly and have the lowest vehicle capacity.

  • Coastal Envirothon contest winners named

    On March 24, Weyherhauser’s Cool Springs Environmental Center was host to the Coastal Envirothon on the banks of Swift Creek.

    The Envirothon is a hands-on environmental education program for teams of high school and middle school students.

    The Area 5 and 6 Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the N.C. Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Weyerhaeuser, NUCOR, Georgia Pacific, Pepsi, Coke, Natur Chem and local farm bureaus sponsored the program.

  • New directors join CIS board

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) has announced four additions to its board of directors.

    Donna Williams owns and operates Fitwize 4 Kids in Leland, where she resides with her husband and two children, and brings expertise in leadership development, community resources and fundraising.

  • April means it's tuna time in Brunswick

    It is finally spring and starting to feel like it. If you are a Brunswick County fisherman, you can now come out of hiding.

    March is a great month, but it has a tendency to show all the signs of spring and then leave you hanging with water temperatures that are typically still too cool to promote much good fishing. However, April is here and the water is warming up.

    Ocean Isle Fishing Center inshore guide, Capt. Kyle, has been reporting good catches of redfish and speckled trout. He is optimistic about the inshore fishing over the next couple of months.

  • Golf action

    Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation will host a day of free golf activities during PGA Play Golf America Day from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. April 18.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

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

    •Police charged Shelby Lynn Horning, 40, of 1969 Cedar Lane, Supply, with driving while impaired and no insurance. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Larceny of a leather jacket at Beach House Harley Davidson; suspect walked into the store, put on one of the leather jackets and walked out to his motorcycle without paying for the jacket.

  • Speckled trout emerge full force during April

    Last week I wrote about the nice redfish bite, and how those drum have been providing nonstop action all winter and into the early spring for local fishing guides like Capt. Mark Dickson.

    This week, I asked Dickson about the emerging speckled trout bite, since specks are a fish that anglers’ thoughts turn to in April the way a second baseman’s thoughts turn to base hits.