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Today's News

  • Whiteville man killed in single-vehicle wreck in Ash Friday night

    A Whiteville man was killed Friday night in a single-vehicle wreck in Ash.

    According to Sgt. R.E. King of the N.C. Highway Patrol, Jarrod Andre Clewis, 42, of Whiteville, was driving a 1996 Pontiac east on Kingtown Road when he crossed the center line after coming out of a curve at 9:37 p.m. Clewis then lost control, ran off the right side of the road and collided with a ditch. The vehicle overturned and Clewis was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • BCC takes two from No. 6 Patrick Henry CC

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team moved closer to winning its first conference championship by beating No. 6-ranked Patrick Henry Community College 8-1 and 6-2 Saturday at West Brunswick High School.

    BCC improved its league-leading conference record to 17-2. PHCC, which entered games in second place, dropped to 15-6.

    BCC has seven conference games left. The qualifier for the NJCAA Division II World Series is May 14-18 at PHCC in Martinsville, Va.

  • Trojans rout East Bladen, 17-7

     Nick Napolitano hit a three-run home run as West Brunswick beat East Bladen 17-7 in a conference baseball game Friday night.

    The 17 runs are a season-high for the Trojans, who remained in first place in the conference.

    West led 5-0 after the first inning—the key hit a two-run triple by Bruce Clewis—but East Bladen rallied to cut the lead to 8-7 after three innings.

  • Willis named Brunswick County Teacher of the Year

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Early College High School teacher Becky Willis said math has always been her favorite subject.

    “I tell my students all the time, I was always the student that was not happy with a 98, and I wanted 100,” she said. “And that’s why I loved math, because I could always check my work and then when I sent it in, I made 100. I was a nerd. I was the biggest math nerd.”

  • Special Olympics Spring Games

     The Brunswick County Special Olympics Spring Games took place Friday morning at Town Creek Park. Steve Goodwin, the local coordinator for Special Olympics, said they were the largest ever. Athletes competed in a range of sports. Here are some photos from the event.

  • Blanketeers needed for Project Linus Brunswick County chapter

    Project Linus is a national, nonprofit organization based in Illinois that provides blankets for children in need.

    A new chapter is forming for Brunswick County, and volunteers are needed.

    “We make blankets to provide love, and a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are traumatized, sick, abused or in need,” Terri Hinkle, Brunswick County chapter organizer, said.

  • Avallone has memorable game for West, dad in Afghanistan

     Dez Avallone had a chance to be a hero, just like her dad.

    She already had a double, two singles and four RBIs for West Brunswick in its conference softball game April 20 against North Brunswick.

    Dez’s father, Randall Avallone, is a warrant officer with the United States Army, serving in Afghanistan. He is a hero to our country. This evening, daughter Dez, in a smaller way, was a hero to her West Brunswick teammates.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED North Brunswick’s Kyle Hufham signs with UNC

     LELAND—Summer after summer, the youngster Kyle Hufham practiced his pitching, throwing baseball after baseball to his dad, Gary, sitting on an upside-down bucket.

    It is a ritual wherever baseball is played: pitch and catch between a son, full of dreams, and a dad, full of hope. Jerry Trott, Kyle Hufham’s grandfather, recalled watching the scene, which started when Kyle was about 8 or 9 years old.

    But one day something changed.

  • South’s girls, North’s boys win county track meet

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick’s girls and North Brunswick’s boys are the county track champions for 2010.

    In a meet scheduled a week before the April 20 event, South Brunswick’s girls won 12 track events and finished with 93 points. West was second (51) and North third (22).

    South’s Carmen Hilliard swept the 800 (2 minutes, 34 seconds), the 1,600 (5:49, regional qualifying) and the 3,200 (14:05). She also ran on a winning relay and was the track MVP.

  • Lane, Trojans beat North in key conference game

     Senior pitcher Gavin Lane has been pleased with the run support he has received in his last few starts. Tuesday night was no different, as the Trojans exploded for five runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to an 8-3 win over North Brunswick. The win keeps West in sole possession of first place in the Waccamaw Conference, two games ahead of North. Lane gave up a run in the top of the first but gained confidence watching his team string together timely hits in the Trojans’ first at-bat.